Greetings fellow primates, hope you are well! Thank you to all those who provided constructive feedback on my latest little project – you’ve all helped me to spot the little areas for improvement, and made the end result much better than it would otherwise have been, so thank you :-)
So just for the sake of completeness, here are my ed209s, built and undercoated, (I’ve photographed them with my PD guys to give you an indication of how I’ll be painting them up):
I also had time to do a little scenery thing over the weekend – some fire/explosion markers for the final game in the Frostgrave Dark Alchemy expansion. These were super quick, easy and fun to do – it is just strips of cotton wool superglued to the base of one of those cheap flickering tea light thingies, a dab of PVA glue to hold the tops of the strips together, and a quick squirt of black spray. So simple, but so effective – here are a few pics of them in various states:
It took about five minutes per marker, cost me next to nothing to produce, and look pretty darn good – even if I do say so myself! I’m playing that final Dark Alchemy game with my Brother-in-Lead on Wednesday night – hopefully my tick-tock men and fire markers will look the part on the table, and fingers crossed that I can avoid getting my wizard killed/maimed/burned/exploded! (d20’s can be such a cruel mistress)…
Omg so many posts!!! Love it. They’re looking mean mate. Those fire markers are so cool. I want/need to make some. I saw them on YouTube a while ago and fell in love. Keep em coming bro
Thanks mate, I have been a bit spammy lately – t’ll dry up again while I paint the droids ;-)
Those fire markers were a doddle – go make some!
Yeah, the bots look fucking awesome now Alex! I’m hanging out to see them painted up.
Top shelf bud :)
Haha, cheers mate :-) I’m looking forward to getting some paint on ’em!
Yeah, you done it again, mate. They look awesome. So cool.
Cheers mate & thanks for all the pointers!
Damn, those explosions look nice. Good luck with the game mate!
Cheers dude, they’re wicked aren’t they? So easy to do as well – I kind of want to make a whole box full!
A big hooray to you!!
Cheers dude :-)
Those explosion markers are great, really cool. Where did you get the lights from?
Cheers dude, they are cheap led tealights from Wilkos… Not sure where you’re at in the world – I’m in the UK, but Wilkos may not be a thing where you are… any low cost hardware/home goods type shop should see you right mate :-)
I’m in Ireland so I will have to find something like that in the €1 shop.
Fantastic work once again! I will say that the resemblance with the Space Crusade Dread does more for me than the Robocop shout out — but the resemblance is clearly there on both counts, so I guess we can call this mission accomplished! ;)
The paintjobs on those retro guardsmen are lovely, and I expect great things from the finished Dreads!
Very cool explosion markers as well — I may have to give that recipe a try one of these days!
Hey, thanks Krauty! I’m happy for them to have one foot in Space Crusade, and one in Delta City, (though I have long held suspicions that the former was influenced by the latter in any case 😉). The paint job is proceeding at a good pace – basecoats are almost done, and then on to the fun stuff!
Awesome stuff here Alex – both the Eds and the blast markers look ace. Now looking forward to seeing them with paint on!
Thanks dude, me too! It’s slow progress atm :-/
How did I miss those ED-209 conversions? I love them!