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08-14-2012, 09:59 PM #1
Colette's stage and other models
I edited this post to link directly to the different models finished state.
Colette DuBois - Finished
Mechanical Doves - Finished or Here
Cassandra - Finished
Angelica - Finished
Performer and Mannequin 1 - Finished
Performer and Mannequin 2 - Finished
Coryphee - Not Finished
Gunsmith - Not Finished
Mad Scientist Female
Dancing on Table
Sister of Battle Heavy Flamer
Test Stage - Not Finished
Stage Battlefield - Not Finished
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I got introduced to Malifaux a couple of weeks ago and played around and trying some factions and masters until I started with Colette Du Bois and won the game without losing or killing a model. I had found the Master I liked. I ordered them and started planing what I wanted to do with them. But I already had the answer. A stage battlefield that could be used as a diorama, something like a western bar but somewhat more classy. But I knew that would be a bit to hard without preparation and tests. So I waited for my little pretties. When they came I was somewhat disappointed that Coryphče and Angelica wasn't in it. But pretty much the rest were including a victorian woman scientist to be my gunsmith. Enough to start on a test stage.
Good enough to start. So after rummaging around I discovered some scrap wood from previous projects and started. A tube of Pringles helped to archive the general shape of the test.
I had bought some magnetic bases for ease of travel and use. The obvious way to utilize them was to add metal rods usually used to secure plants. After some gluing they were in place. and I tried it with the bases. All good so far. Then I tried it with the single use cutlery I was going to use as wooden boards.
And I found a problem. The magnets no longer worked. Damn.
Writing this up as a failure on the magnets parts I stuck them to the lamp and temporary worked as a floor installer with a bearded friend looking creepily at me down at the local gaming den. He disconcerted me enough so I forgot to take pictures.
Alright, fine. We talked and had too much fun discussing things I forgot to take one before I put them beneath a weight consisting of a map, world society and the cartoon Bone. I made the bases while Bone helped with the floor drying. To the Right you see tombstones that shall be used as corpse tokens. I show pictures of them later.
Hmm. There appears to be a image upload limit. I'll continue my rant after this intermission.
Last edited by Nightshard; 09-21-2012 at 05:47 PM.
08-14-2012, 10:13 PM #2
I made the first base round and found that I really, really, didn't like the look of it. So I made the rest a bit more chaotic. The measurement while playing would be a little more time consuming but that is a price I am willing to pay.
Now then, first model. A mechanical dove. Damn I really didn't want to buy them but when you go Collete you really doesn't have a choose. Can one use the arcane effigy with the doves? Never mind, forget I asked. I have looked at one of the doves with hatred since I picked it out of the box and its the one with the hat. I based it and gave it a sloppy paint job. It does not deserve better.
To figure out how to make me hate it a little bit less I looked at 1920+ magicians shows and saw the chair thingy, sorry don't know the name and really don't care. I made a small version of it and painted it and the base without base spraying it. Nifty I though but the glue on the chair didn't really cope. After a couple of minutes of controlled breathing I reassembled it and put the bird on it.
Nice. but somethings missing.
Playing cards. Now I just have to paint the rest.
I'll post Rasputina and some other tomorrow. Plus a better image of the dove. The light there is simply horrid.
Last edited by Nightshard; 08-14-2012 at 10:24 PM.
08-14-2012, 11:01 PM #3
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Pretty cool so far. I can't wait to see the final outcome.
08-15-2012, 04:09 PM #4
Aye, looking good but it was the bitterness toward the dove that proper cheered me up.
08-15-2012, 06:18 PM #5
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Considering that you hate that damn dove so much, it looks great. Im looking forward to seeing what you do with models you do like!
08-15-2012, 06:33 PM #6
Love the scattered cards, and you're right it really does help sell the piece.I came, I saw, I posted.
Veni, Vidi, Bitchy.
08-15-2012, 06:41 PM #7
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I like where this is going. The effort going in to the bases and theme will pay off!
08-15-2012, 07:09 PM #8
Alright then. I forgot to take an image of the stage. The wood glue I used made the wooden boards swell and bend a bit, then as it dried it contracted making it old, uneven and if anyone asks that shoddy work wasn't done by me. Even if it was. Oh well. Another detail to sort out like the magnets.
Now back to the dove. The image is better but it still a horrid image because of the lighting.
As it stood there it looked lonely and not bullied enough by the two other doves so I had to start painting them. As the magical puff smoke looked easy and quick enough to paint I based it white and had some fun with watered down paints. But as it is a dove and sole purpuce is to gang up at the hat bird it just received a slightly more colourful paint job.
and the last one... The first thing I thought was that I really didn't like to have it directly on the wooden boards. A image of a table came and went in my mind until the idea of a bookstand made me smile. But a bookstand with my girls? The answer became No. My hands meanwhile were rebelling and a made that bookstand. As I didn't have any better idea Im just calling it a note stand. Some things are left and the model itself needs paints. But here are a preview of the birdies planing an assault upon the unsuspecting dove with the hat.
And some some other things. I painted the Rasputina and Essence of Power into game ready status. I might fix some things later when I am not interested in my own models and need some change.
*note to self, bring better light when taking pictures.
*note to self, ignore previous note until I care enough to fix it.
Last edited by Nightshard; 08-15-2012 at 07:54 PM.
08-15-2012, 07:35 PM #9
I dunno if you're in the states or not, but I go to Hobby Lobby quite abit, and in their dollhouse supply section, they have a "rollup" wood floor that I have been eying for my own Star project. Perhaps you could use your popcicle sticks for a subfloor, and use another wood surface as the "real floor", and include the extension off the front of it in the flooring.
Other than that, its looking like a very promising start, and I cant wait to see more
08-15-2012, 07:51 PM #10
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The lectern for the dove with the book is a great idea, I wish I'd thought of it. (Actually, I wish Wyrd had thought of it!) I think the rickety stage has character, but if it's not what you want, maybe try superglue instead of wood glue (you probably knew that, though).
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