Entries tagged [christmas]
Posted on Monday Dec 24, 2018 at 06:00PM in Tutorials
- by Iain Wilson
Last year, just for something different, I made a Christmas ornament out of a plastic bauble and some components from the Maelstrom's Edge terrain sprue. I thought it might be fun to continue this each year, and so with that time of year upon us once more, I broke out the sprues and some foamed PVC, and came up with this:
For the main part of the star, I cut two stars out of 3mm foamed PVC - a single 6mm star would have been easier, but the 3mm was what I had to hand.
I glued the two stars together with superglue, and trimmed around the edges to make sure they lined up.
In the middle of the star I drilled a 13mm hole, and glued a marble in the middle.
To run around the outside of the star I took ten support struts from the terrain sprue and cut them down into segments.
The long segments were trimmed up to fit and then glued around the outside. I used the short segments to add internal bracing, and cut the vents into wedge pieces to fit into the points of the star. Finally, I added a large pipe fitting on either side to bracket the marble.
To paint, I started out with some Rustoleum Oiled Bronze spray.
Over that, I added a heavy drybrush of Coat D'Arms Bright Gold.
I used a drybrush of Vallejo Emerald to add verdigris wherever it looked appropriate.
The final step was to paint the marble. I went with red to keep the Christmas vibe going. I used a blend of Vallejo Red and Army Painter Pure Red, with a highlight of white and a little Army Painter Purple Tone to shade around the outside.
To build your own festive constructs of
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