14/10/2018 at 15:27 #101486
I made these in about twenty minutes this morning…cheap, easy and they look OK.
There’s a ‘how to’ on the blog:14/10/2018 at 16:46 #101488PaulParticipant
That is so cool. Simple and effective.
Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!14/10/2018 at 18:44 #101494willzParticipant
Excellent use of pipe cleaners, well done.14/10/2018 at 20:06 #101499
Juts looked on the Fights On! website.
Five of these would put you back $3.50!
I reckon it cost me about 10p for each one, even with the spray paint and super glue, and about five minutes each (give or take a bit of drying time)
Not bad?15/10/2018 at 11:35 #101541JozisTinManParticipant
Very nice! Thank you for sharing.
http://jozistinman.blogspot.com/15/10/2018 at 15:18 #101575Darkest Star GamesParticipant
Looks really good. I had bought some from FO! at a Con to use in a game that day, and some cheeky monkey swiped them while I was putting the game away! Never got around to making my own, but seeing how easy it is and how goof they look I just might have to now!
Are you going to use grey/black painted pipe cleaners for damage trailing smoke/markers?
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."15/10/2018 at 16:47 #101585SteelonsandParticipant
Those look so cool – and as you say, a lot cheaper to make than to buy – although your painting talent is showing with the shading effect of the orangey ‘burn’ of the missile – might be difficult for some of us (well, me )to achieve……
You mentioned magnets in your description, are those magnets used already in the base mounting of the a/c, or did you fix them especially under the wings? (As hardpoints, etc)15/10/2018 at 18:51 #101594
I’ve actually made some ‘on fire’ markers before for 1/72nd scale WW1 aerial games, using larger bristly pipe cleaners and spray paints. I might have a go in 1/600 now you’ve given me the idea 😆15/10/2018 at 18:53 #101595
The magnets are on the aircraft so that they attach to the panel pins that I use for stands. The missile pipe cleaner sticks onto that, although I may strip back a short length so that the wire is exposed and the marker attaches with more oomph?15/10/2018 at 18:55 #101596
In larger scales I guess you could do what you suggested and have little magnets under the wings. It would work well in 1/144th for example?15/10/2018 at 18:56 #101597
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