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Author Topic: How Would You Represent Giant Germs?  (Read 2094 times)

Offline Cacique Caribe

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How Would You Represent Giant Germs?
« on: February 20, 2021, 06:59:35 AM »
As in this sort of thing?



https://pulpcovers.com/coming-of-the-giant-germs/#1

So far, the only choice I have left at the moment is to make my own out of hot glue and washes, like with this fellas’ project:



http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=475145

Any other thoughts or ideas?  Is there anything already made out there that might do the trick?  I’m hoping for something no bigger than 20mm or so in height.

Thanks

Dan
« Last Edit: March 04, 2021, 09:21:03 AM by Cacique Caribe »

Offline shadowbeast

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Re: How Would You Represent Giant Germs?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2021, 08:57:07 AM »
Just looks like a bunch of unusual cephalopods to me. Hydra Miniatures Slishians, perhaps?

Offline has.been

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Re: How Would You Represent Giant Germs?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2021, 11:59:47 AM »
Definitely no eyes!
I would mess about with some Milliput.
Make some basic shapes (you want each germ type to have its own 'look')
While still hardening, indent something (small Philip's head screw-driver etc) to produce a pattern.
Paint a basic pastel/pale colour.
Then when dry go over with ink/contrast paint/thin wash etc.
Pick out some detail (tips of tentacles etc.) with something contrasting (White gel pen etc)

Offline tin shed gamer

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Re: How Would You Represent Giant Germs?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2021, 01:37:42 PM »
The fastest and simplest method is a quick eBay search for
Octopus earnings. You'll only need a little ball of filler to tweak the detail. Plus. If you move / bend the tenticles you can get a little more varriation.

Incidentally its also a nice sources for individual tenticle earings too . It'll save you a ton of time. With a pair being aroung £1.99  ;)
« Last Edit: February 20, 2021, 01:42:55 PM by tin shed gamer »

Offline FramFramson

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Re: How Would You Represent Giant Germs?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2021, 08:59:29 PM »
I'd have a look around to see if there's any "Science/Learning" toys of amoebas or other one-celled critters. Something like this, but a bit more "toy" and a bit less "diagram" https://www.wardsci.com/store/product/8866288/amoeba-model

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: How Would You Represent Giant Germs?
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2021, 12:34:08 PM »
Definitely no eyes!
I would mess about with some Milliput.
Make some basic shapes (you want each germ type to have its own 'look')
While still hardening, indent something (small Philip's head screw-driver etc) to produce a pattern.
Paint a basic pastel/pale colour.
Then when dry go over with ink/contrast paint/thin wash etc.
Pick out some detail (tips of tentacles etc.) with something contrasting (White gel pen etc)

Excellent idea. 

But what do you mean “definitely no eyes”?  :)



http://clipart-library.com/clipart/n598665.htm


Dan
« Last Edit: March 09, 2021, 11:51:33 PM by Cacique Caribe »

Offline has.been

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Re: How Would You Represent Giant Germs?
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2021, 06:52:13 PM »
The eyes just make them look like small octopuses.
Plus I think beasties with no eyes are scarier, after all
how are they tacking us?????? :`

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: How Would You Represent Giant Germs?
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2021, 12:43:23 AM »
The eyes just make them look like small octopuses.
Plus I think beasties with no eyes are scarier, after all
how are they tacking us?????? :`

Eyeless is scary indeed.  Just look at the Xenomorphs in Alien films.  Creepy to the max.

Dan

Offline Skyven

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Re: How Would You Represent Giant Germs?
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2021, 01:28:06 AM »
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Offline Spinal Tap

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Re: How Would You Represent Giant Germs?
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2021, 09:09:22 AM »
I mounted some cheap jellyfish toys onto wire and based then like this.

They are that rubber that plastic dinosaurs toys tend to be made from so should take paint for uniformity.

Here's mine:

20190329_134822 by markndebs, on Flickr



« Last Edit: February 22, 2021, 06:48:16 PM by Spinal Tap »

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: How Would You Represent Giant Germs?
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2021, 05:56:57 PM »
I mounted some cheap jellyfish toys onto wire and based then like this.

They are that rubber that plastic dinosaurs toys tend to be made from so should take paint for uniformity.

Here's mine:

20190329_134822 by markndebs, on Flickr



And still available on Ebay in the UK - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Plastic-sea-life-Jelly-fish-jellyfish-High-colour-detail-FREE-POST-UK-SELLER/292070445721?hash=item4400c15299:g:JqgAAOSwzgBY27sZ

Wow, thanks!  So they are that vinyl material then?  Did you prime them with anything special?  How are they holding up to handling during gaming?

Dan

Offline Spinal Tap

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Re: How Would You Represent Giant Germs?
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2021, 06:51:11 PM »
Wow, thanks!  So they are that vinyl material then?  Did you prime them with anything special?  How are they holding up to handling during gaming?

Dan


I didn't paint these, they are as they came but I think they would take paint OK once primed

Here's the ebay uk link where they are currently £6 for 12, not sure where you are:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Plastic-sea-life-Jelly-fish-jellyfish-High-colour-detail-FREE-POST-UK-SELLER/292070445721?hash=item4400c15299:g:JqgAAOSwzgBY27sZ


« Last Edit: February 22, 2021, 06:52:42 PM by Spinal Tap »

Offline Spinal Tap

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Re: How Would You Represent Giant Germs?
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2021, 06:54:10 PM »
I just did this:

20190329_130018 by markndebs, on Flickr

20190329_130248 by markndebs, on Flickr

20190329_141513 by markndebs, on Flickr


Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: How Would You Represent Giant Germs?
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2021, 07:15:39 PM »
I just did this:

20190329_130018 by markndebs, on Flickr

20190329_130248 by markndebs, on Flickr

20190329_141513 by markndebs, on Flickr

Pure genius, my man!  Well done there.

Thanks again.

Dan

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: How Would You Represent Giant Germs?
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2021, 08:13:35 PM »
Definitely no eyes!
I would mess about with some Milliput.
Make some basic shapes (you want each germ type to have its own 'look')
While still hardening, indent something (small Philip's head screw-driver etc) to produce a pattern.
Paint a basic pastel/pale colour.
Then when dry go over with ink/contrast paint/thin wash etc.
Pick out some detail (tips of tentacles etc.) with something contrasting (White gel pen etc)

Thanks!  If I can’t get something to order, I will have no choice but to make my own and then make simple casts to get some dozen or so critters.

Dan
PS.  My niece even suggested adding tentacles (or pseudopods) to these:
https://www.brickowl.com/catalog/lego-chef-s-hat-3898-29329
« Last Edit: February 23, 2021, 12:30:43 AM by Cacique Caribe »

 

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