Monday, 14 January 2013

Barrage fire markers

The next phase of my explosion markers project is shown above, in some work in progress pictures. I have seen some great explosion markers being produced and shown in photographs  from various wargaming shows. The one thing that for me does not ring quite true, is that in most of the pictures I have seen is that most if not all the explosions have taken place in the same instant. As though a battery of 10+ guns had all fired in the same instant.

What I'm trying to achieve is the look of a barrage being laid down over a period of time, the top picture gives the best representation of what I'm trying to achieve. The bottom picture shows how I trimmed down blocks of polystyrene into the rough shapes I was aiming for. And then using thumb and forefinger I nibbled away at the polystyrene until just the shape of the explosion was left. This was then hot glued to a 2p coin as a base, giving the very light polystyrene a firm base. Some of the explosions then had paper clip wire inserted into the body of the explosions and then had foliage clumps stuck to the wire with uhu glue.

The next stage will be to glue sand and rocks around the base areas of the explosions, and to start to think about how I'm going to paint them.




Ubique Matt said...

That's a really great idea for a marker, simple but effective. Love the fragments flying off from the main body. Looking forward to seeing it painted up.


Admiral Drax said...

Yup. This is now very much on my 'to-do' list. Any pics of them finished by any chance, please?

- D.

airhead said...

Hi Admiral, check out the post KABOOOOM Barrage markers Finished from February 2013.

All the best