Sunday, 19 November 2017

Speed painting Conan

Monolith's Conan (plastic, by various sculptors)

3 hours to paint the first minis (Conan, Belit, snake)

208 more minis to come...

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Magnetized Conan Minis

I have spent the whole aftrenoon magnetizing all the minis from the Conan Board Game +Stygia extension. It was worth the effort. Now all the minis are easily accessible and transportable.

First step: cover the bottom of the boxes with rubber steel sheets

Remove the plastic bits that stick under some bases (the mini will still stand on it)

Add some MDF bases under the heaviest creatures and characters

Magnetize the plastic or the MDF base, now the colour bases can stick with the magnets
 You can see that I have also magnetized the colour bases. This is very useful and it will allow me to paint the bases of the minis and not damaging them by forcing them in the color circles.

The biggest minis required larger MDF bases (I have used green stuff to fix them on)

I have drawn circles on the magnetized sheet to cut them and fix them under the bases

Tadam! Now you can see the result: everything in order and ready to play.
A handful of minis are not yet magnetized because I was short of MDF bases.
Now I just have to paint all that!

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Speed painting tutorial: Rune Wars Core Box

Rune Wars Core Box (plastic, by ???)

A big thank you to all the painters. You were great! 5 hours to paint all these minis was a real challenge!

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Local Painting Tutorial

Magnetized Spider!

Kingdom Death's Spidicules (plastic, by Thomas David?)

When you are a painter and a gamer, you have to think practical. You need to have an easy access to the minis used in a game and you have to keep in mind that they will take a particular amount of space on your shelves (although they are called miniatures!).

 When you look at the dimensions of the Spidicules, you realize it's a monstrous piece of a monster!
So you can either rent a storage container somewhere, or try to find a cheaper and easier solution.
I have decided to magnetized its legs and the appendice on its head. Now I can store it in a small box and it only takes a few seconds to get ready for the game!

Spidicule + baby Spidicule (Spiderling)

First, I built the head of the Spidicules, drilled some shallow holes were the legs are attached, filled these with green stuff and added magnets.

 Then I did the same with a smaller magnet for the head appendice. I also added some green stuff here and there to fill the joints of the different parts.

I cut some plastic parts out of the legs and used green stuff to create joints where I could add a magnet. A small metal wire is still necessary to bear the weight of the body.

And voilĂ !

Now let's paint that beast (Can't wait to defeat it in Kingdom Death's Monster!)


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