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Here is how I make my armatures.
I’m using 24 gage wire.
My first step is to make a loop this will be the arms of the Armature and then twist it upon it self. I have to guess as to how much I will be needed to make the arms.
Next I cut a short piece of wire and and it will be placed into the loop of wire. As you see here on the Left.
Using a pear of flat nose pliers I hold on to the neck of the loop and the little short wire together
I than twist all three together using my other hand. As you can see here on the Right.
You can now adjust the short wire to give your armature as to about where you want the top of the head to be. and snip off the extra wire at the bottom. I know guys that part of this even makes me cringe almost every time.
The figure for comparison is from GZG
I then give the twisted section a bit of Super Glue so that the short wire now cannot fall out or move. here you can see I have the armature ready to go mounted on a rubber stopper with a film of Scotch Tape as to prevent putties from sticking to the stopper.
It took me only a few minute to make these and to take pictures as well.
Well that’s how I make them for now until I find and easier way. This armatures are going to be used for my next group of creatures.
Someone mentioned to try using Procreate. That it will work better for what I am doing in this scale. So I have just received a pack of it in the mail yesterday and will be giving it a try for my next group of creatures. About 8 this next go around. I also have about 6 more lined up for South America and Central America too for my third go around. I am currently gathering information and making a list for some from Indonesia. After all we are a mixed culture here in the States. I am also working on a random list of “100 things you find” to help drive my solo game, I have just finished one for “Vacation Cabin” I just have to refine it a bit. I have a list of other places for me to work on. However things are moving forward.
“Doug, what do your armatures look like? Make your own from wire?”
Dan I make them from 24 gage wire. I don’t have any armatures made at the moment. However I will post some soon for I want to get started on another set of Crypto Creatures.
Very nice work you did there!
And soon the fun begins or the screaming!
Painting Hawaiian shirts can be very fun. You just have to think of a good theme for the shirt is all. Here is my take of doing one.
I have finally bought some better line brushes. So I am hoping to do a better job in the future.
Earlier building of it https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-j10xSJt9B9k/Xdc9bFyUBdI/AAAAAAAAB7I/
Feels a bit Firefly class?
It kind of does look Fireflyish. I was inspired by this gaming map
Which I feel I should do another ship more like this one. After all Good Guys and Bad Guys need to get from one place to another looking for treasures. Just not on the same ship is all.
Nice and streamlined. Mine looks like a Christmas turkey next to that one.
I think it’s great! It gives off that far future space travel vibe.
That is a great find, I like to see how you dress it up.
War Monkey, that ship is amazing! I wouldn’t want to build it though, it looks like a ton of work.
It is a lot of work. However once it’s on the table, it’s totally worth it.
Some very nice Terrain and figures thanks for sharing.
Thanks Dan for the posting
Here’s another option: http://silo1313.blogspot.com/2021/08/small-ships-in-future.html
I enjoy scratch building my ships Here is another ship I have.
Sorry if the pictures are fuzzy.
Looks like it would work really well