so deciding that my army was not Fast enough i got a unit of bulldogs! 😛
but not to leave well enough alone I wanted to share my methods of basing units as well as my approach to painting These fantastic models.
so first of all here is the basic materials
three bulldog jet-bikes three bases I for some reason decided to cut out of bass wood (dont do this at home folks it is not worth it just use the supplied bases)
DAS air-dry modeling clay got mine at local craft store
so first of all i am going to do a little work on the unit leader
sorry for the blurry pic on this one. i cut off the flight base and drilled a hole with my standard pinvise. as well as mounting a piece of paperclip in the wooden base.
then i take a wad of DAS clay *keep that stuff in a zip lock bag or it wont last you a week.*
and apply it to the base (this works equally well on plastic bases as wood) if the DAS is sliding around and it may use a little white glue on the base to make it stick.
then take a modeling tool of some sort (that can be nearly anything with a pointy end knitting needle sewing needle old ball point pen or a set of specially made sculpting tools. different items give different effects.) take that modeling tool and tap it all over the clay until it has a interesting and more or less even texture.
go ahead and do this to all the models in your unit, thou i recommend one at a time unless you work fast!
With the standard bikes you will put the clay on the base and then press the model into the clay i have used the clay as the only adhesive on some of my stands and not had any problems yet thou really i would recommend make a mark with the models base then scrape a hole where the models base goes, and glue the model down.
Ok so that is the basic basing method I've been using a lot lately and now because i want even more visual differences between my unit leader and the rest of the squad i decided to add saddle bags to the bike.
now as this is a jet bike the bags should be made of more or less the same stuff as the rest of the bike so the idea here is to make them look manufactured. so first take a wad of green putty the two part epoxy that is so commonly used for conversions and sculpting (mine is gray cause i use a product called procreate)
and using a flat tool of some sort *a good sculpting tool comes in handy on this sort of thing* flatten and shape the putty wad until it looks right and flat on the sides.
do this on both sides and let it cure over night and done!
believe me it takes longer to describe this stuff than to do it!
next part of this will be the actual painting of this squad of bull dogs
till next time