|Ten primed Goblin Spider Riders for a commission.|
|Telephone-pole-thick, spaghetti-flimsy original lead spears.|
|Two units of the Spear with brass wire replacement weapons. Nice and sturdy.|
Bushido TerrainI also started work on a Bushido terrain piece, testing out a new method, a GW ink called Nihilakh Oxide, to simulate bronze oxidation – a patina or veridigris – on a bronze statue. So far, its working out nice on my test piece. The steps I take to the finished piece are detailed below.
I searched eBay for some appropriate Bushido type statuary, searching for both Japanese and Chinese dragons, and happened to come across this neat little set of six in a red resin finish. They looked nice on their own but I intended to repaint them both as bronze statuary using the GW ink, and some stone statuary (think "Great Stone Dragon" from Mulan!). But to actually own the set became an ordeal...
|Six red resin dragons in their flimsy, vacu-formed packaging.|
|All but one dragon busted and broken!|
|Heads and Tails!|
Not an issue for what I was gonna use them for, the repair would be covered up by my repaint, but I felt the shoddy packaging deserved a discount so I contacted the seller about it. She gave me a full refund so ended up getting them at no charge! Woot! Next I repaired the pieces with super glue and left off the fiddly little bits, accepting that these stones dragons could have been chipped and broken in a war torn Bushido setting.
|Fixed, but showing small broken scales for "Mushu" effect.|
|The duplicate piece primed black with automobile primer.|