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    Nathaniel Weber
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    Many games require you to track wounded or other casualties. I made some super simple wound markers out of small plastic discs and a bit of red paint.

    Step One: Gather your supplies. I used cheap puffy craft paint and these small clear plastic circles, intended for jewelry making. (I’d originally gotten them to act as bases for 6mm skirmishes.) You’ll need a miniscule amount of paint and 2 circles per marker.

    Step 2: Put a small dot of paint on each circle. I like putting them off center.

    Step 3: Gently place a second circle on top of each of the ones with a paint-dot.

    Step 4: Gently square up the second piece of plastic and squeeze. The paint will move around in a random fashion.

    Step 5: Enjoy the fruits of your labor! As they dry little lines and gaps will appear, making an effective blood-drop look. The 2nd picture shows them with a 28mm miniature on a 22.5mm square base.*

    Because of the 2 pieces of plastic, they are thick enough to grab easily; small enough to often fit on top of a figure’s base; and the plastic sides will keep a clean glossy look.

    *I thought 20mm squares were too small for my 28’s, and 25mm too big, so…

    EDIT: Added a link to a supplier of the clear plastic rounds.

    #140618

    Very nice! I wonder if I can find disks like this?

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    #140621
    Thomaston
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    Thanks for this. I thought you were going to do a splash pattern at firt but this looks more realistic and very cool.

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    #140675
    Nathaniel Weber
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    Thanks! As for how to get those little plastic discs, here’s a link to a US distributor. But looking over that could help you refine search terms elsewhere. You could also cut irregular shapes out of clear plastic packaging material.

     

     

    #140676
    Thomaston
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    There’s also shops on ebay selling clear laser-cut bases.

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    #140681
    Ivan Sorensen
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    Nice and simple!

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    https://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/5701/Nordic-Weasel-Games?src=browse5701

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