This weekend also marks my first foray into Vinyl Model Making. It was a steep learning curve for me lol! I also found out that Vinyl plastic is super environmentally friendly and is made up of common salt and other recyclable materials. But it was a pain to work with initially. Good thang my wife has a pair of sharp scissors made for paper cutting! Made things so much easier.
The trick is to get the water at a temperature just before boiling point and then the vinyl plastic is quite easy to cut. But the corners and curves of the model can present a challenge. I bought a Guyver Gigantic model from Comet Miniatures. It had a lot of flash/excess vinyl to cut. I forgot to take a pic of the process.
Above is the animation that inspired it all.
But here is the final product. Its awaiting alot of greenstuff work heh. It took 2 hours to cut the excess plastic with constant dipping in the warm water. I sat in the kitchen with the stove going periodically to keep the water nice and hot.
This also gives me inspiration to do up an organically based alien race based on the Eldar Codex. The fun is in the sculpting and searching for the right minis for troops and elites :) Any suggestion guys?
I also received my order of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 from Comet Miniatures. They are a lovely company and always have hand written notes thanking you for purchasing from them.
I also did some work on my Tau Commanders Burning Fist and Fire Eye. Just applied the foundation paint. I used Knarloc Green as its a nice color if I go all green, and also suitable for working up to blue or yellow.
Hope to get a game in soon. Work is really hectic and tiring hahas! But at least it pays for the minis :D
Have a great week ahead all!