1) - Hair on plastic figures
|Great looking hair can be added to plastic figures by carving it in with a really sharp scalpel blade. You can also add beards to clean-shaven figures with the same method.|
2) - Casting details using plaster and plasticene
|This is a simple way to copy pieces of detail for a wide variety of uses. Here it has been used to produce some unusual Chaos beastman shields, by replicating skulls from Terminator armour, and also a Flesh hound face.|
|This technique is particularly useful for creating details to glue onto buildings and allows some nice gothic-looking details, without having to mutilate figures or laboriously build them in putty.|
How to do it
Plasticene (Not Blue-tack, as this is too soft and sticky). Plaster (Use 'Plaster of Paris', or casting plaster)
The plaster is quite fragile, but can be considerably hardened by soaking a drop of superglue into it.
3) - Signs and notices
An excellent source of road signs, safety notices etc. that can be used in 20th century
or sci-fi scenery is the catalogue of a company which manufactures signs. Look one up
in the Yellow Pages, and write off for their catalogue (cheeky), then just cut them out and stick them on. If you know someone who works in the construction industry, they may have one lying around the office.|
Another good source is the artwork for the game Duke Nukem. Graphics can be extracted using the program 'Editart', (which comes with the full game), and then printed out.
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