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Author Topic: How Would You Represent Giant Germs?  (Read 2280 times)

Offline snitcythedog

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Re: How Would You Represent Giant Germs?
« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2021, 11:30:08 AM »
Some of the techniques on abarothsworld may give you some more ideas. 
https://abarothsworld.com/Tricks/monsters%20&%20minis.htm
His slime slug and water elemental in particular. 
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Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: How Would You Represent Giant Germs?
« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2021, 12:34:41 PM »
Some of the techniques on abarothsworld may give you some more ideas. 
https://abarothsworld.com/Tricks/monsters%20&%20minis.htm
His slime slug and water elemental in particular.

That is excellent!  I’m going to have to try some of those.  Thanks so much.

Dan

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Re: How Would You Represent Giant Germs?
« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2021, 01:11:14 PM »
That is excellent!  I’m going to have to try some of those.  Thanks so much.
Dan
You can also use cling film to bulk out the harder plastic before you apply resin.  I did that here.
https://snitchythedog.blogspot.com/2019/09/frostgrave-stuff.html
It comes off cloudy but if that works for you then go with it.

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: How Would You Represent Giant Germs?
« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2021, 06:55:46 PM »
You can also use cling film to bulk out the harder plastic before you apply resin.  I did that here.
https://snitchythedog.blogspot.com/2019/09/frostgrave-stuff.html
It comes off cloudy but if that works for you then go with it.

Wow.  Nicely done!

Translucency is definitely a tough thing to achieve, even with hot glue.  I had to buy “crystal clear” hot glue sticks and, even then, I still couldn’t get it right at first. 

One key thing about hot glue is to make sure and let it sit until it’s completely cool, before you pick it up and handle it.  If it’s moved while still warm, it will cloud up.  But, if that happens, don’t chuck it.  Just add a little heat from a hot air gun and you might be able to restore some of the clarity.  Weird medium.



By the way, I found these other things that can be done using hot glue:

https://www.angelfire.com/mech/jinsaotome/WorkspaceSetup/HotGlue.html

Dan
PS.  Even the Lost in Space family crew also seem to have had problems with “gelatinous” creatures:


https://pulpcovers.com/space-prisoners/
« Last Edit: March 11, 2021, 10:31:36 AM by Cacique Caribe »

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Re: How Would You Represent Giant Germs?
« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2021, 05:18:44 PM »
Dan those look GREAT!

Can you give them a purple wash of sorts might add some extra details to your creatures!
Just remember "If the Enemy is in range, so are YOU!

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