User friendly items for painting and modelling of 28mm miniatures.
1. MAGNETIC HOLDERIn preparation for painting my miniatures, I used to glue my vehicles and figures onto large nails and placed them on a sheet of polystyrene. When it came to painting/modelling them I would place them into a cork, from a wine bottle, which was used to both hold the model steady and acted as a platform for handling the model.(you can view the cork in the background in the last two photos in this section)
|holder for vehicles|
|holder for figures|
|I use both 22mm and 15 mm washers.|
According to the vehicle type I will use a appropriate washer: with heavy resin models, I tend to use the larger washers while using the smaller washers for turrets and light plastic kits
|Super glue washer to base of vehicle|
|washers glued in place on the base of vehicle and turret|
|The holders are made from plastic conduit.Washers 2 x 22 mm and 1 x 15mm are glued in place at one end. 3 mm x 1 mm earth magnets are glued on the washers.|
|holding a turret in place|
|I use magnetic bases for my figures|
2.SPILL PROOF WASH POD HOLDER
Have you experienced the horror of bumping a games workshop wash bottle (which I think was purposely designed to be knocked over) and spilling it over your working table "its not a pleasant site'. this happened to me 3 times before I decided to rectify this with the constructing of a stable holder. I used plaster of paris to mould my holder.
HOW TO MAKE POD HOLDER
- This was done by mixing plaster of paris into a thick mix (like dough)
- place the lump on a bench top and make sure its 3/4 the height of the wash bottle, you may need to build it up
- carefully place the wash bottle into the lump of plaster from the top and carefully push it into the mix allowing for sufficient thickness of plaster on the base.
- build up the plaster around the sides of the pod till 3/4 of height
- As it shows signs of setting, start slowly and carefully twisting the bottle while at the same time lifting the pod out of the plaster till its free.
- As the plastic continues to set, start carefully trimming and shaping the plaster holder into the desired shape with a sharp knife.
- set aside and allow to cure.
- It can also be sanded for a smoother finish and there to have one wash pod holder.