Sunday, 25 September 2016

How to re-purpose an old book

So I have been working on an old book I found in a thrift store and this is how it is coming along. I had the idea quite a while ago to totally re-purpose an old hardback book and make it something of a showpiece. It has proved to be quite an epic task though. The book is about 400 pages long so I may cut it down to about 200 as I am gluing new pages in and printed pictures too so it will get extremely bulky with all that extra paper in there.

As you can see the edge of the book looks pretty chaotic, all very well for a book about Chaos but not really my style. What I'm going for is a Forgeworld Horus Heresy look. I have some nice metal book corners to apply to the book once I have covered it in leather.

Above one edge has been silvered with a permanent silver pen, it took quite a while as it was hard to get into all the creases as the pages don't quite line up properly!

Some of the tools I'm using in the project, you can add a sharp exacto blade to that.

3M Photo Mount super smelly stuff but very good too, make sure you use it OUTSIDE in a dry place (shed will do on a dry day).

A before shot for one of the pages.

And an after shot, hopefully this is a sign of things to come and can inspire me to actually finishing this insane project!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Making Bad: Chaos Warriors

This week we are looking at some of my Chaos Warriors, not all of them but a fair few. They are a mix of 80's fellas. Of course based on hexy and a load of spare watch pieces used to spruce them up.

The added bonus this week is my Archaon he is a little worse for wear as he has suffered several calamities during cleaning, painting and varnishing oh and not to mention a post painting mishap... Yea that could have been totally avoided but eh never mind he is all the more characterful for it!

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Making Bad: Carnival of Chaos

The start of the second series of Making Bad, I was having a nightmare trying to keep my iPhone steady in the last video so I had to take it down and redo it. I customised myself an iPhone holder from a car phone holder and my old camera's tri-pod. I guess that's the beauty of being handy with superglue and milliput you can make something out of anything!

Anyways here is my Carnival of Chaos, still working out what to use as the Nurglings! I have just received some very nice Kromlech Plaguelings and they come in quite a variety of shapes and sizes so I may just use them. Enjoy!

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Essex Miniatures

I just got some great Evil Knights and Chaos Warriors from Essex Miniatures and really had to share them. They came as shown with very little flash to remove, really quite nice castings. As you can see they are pretty varied and have some cool dynamic poses, I will endeavour to get another picture of the knights up shortly as I get them out of their plastic! Peace.

Above we have a Giant on the left, although Games Workshop scale creep dictates that he is little more than a nicely attired Ogre in reality! Mage top centre, the rest are Chaos Warrior Champions. All are single piece models with integral bases and lets face it they look lovely.

These fellas are dismounted Evil Knights, they come in 2 packs of 3, some with separate weapons.

And finally a Citadel Cockatrice for good measure, simply because it arrived at the same time. It will look nice with these guys though!