Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Protective Samurai - Christmas Gift 2011

I know it has been a few weeks since I got a gaming post put up here. Our group took a couple of weeks off due to the holidays and I have been focusing my time on holiday things myself a long with getting some models painted and terrain built.

The video below is a model I painted and a small diorama I put together as a gift for my cousin this year. He seemed to really like it. Honestly several people seemed to love it and it looks like I will be doing similar projects for gifts next year for other family members.

The model itself is a Reaper Samurai model which turned out even better than I had hoped. The creases in the cloth and the pose made this model extremely enjoyable to paint.

The base is foam which I carved with my hot wire foam cutter. The tree is one of many I have laying around here from the Woodland Scenics line. The ground flock on the top of the base and under the tree, along with the bushes around the base of the tree were also from Woodland Scenics. The slate stone looking pieces that the model is perched on is actually cheap plaster o paris from the hardware store. I simply poured some into a storage lid lined with aluminum foil and let it dry. Once it was try I simply broke out junks with my fingers and then layered white glue over it several times to make it more durable.

All in all it was a fun little project and I got a chance to try out several ideas and techniques for the first time.

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