Saturday, February 11, 2012

The scarab Farm is finally ready!

A few weeks ago, I started working on scarabs.  I was using a push mold method originally intended by the great blogfather to be used on the new style scarabs, but I was able to use it on the classic raider style.  This was excellent.  I then had the opportunity to make casts of my objective markers to use as bases.  As much as I enjoy the markers, they were mostly for mounting the scarabs, which I wanted to have a swarm feel, so either stacked up on bases, or flying around.  After a marathon hobby week, while entertaining two kids under 4, I have finished them.  Here is a quick overview of the process:

  • step 1: scarabs are painted silver, incidentally making them look more like production scarabs.

  • Step 2: Light Black Wash

Step 3: Attach to bases(insanely time consuming)

Step 4: groovy black sand

Step 5: Consume!

Ok, those are pretty quick and dirty pictures.  I plan to have a more complete work up after their first tournament, The Battle For Stones River.  I did use all three squads of scarabs in the above photos to assure everyone all of them are complete.


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