Today's post is a hobby post. Yay! I won't regale you with painting tips (there are many better suited for that) but I will relate recent success with two recent purchases from our resident drug-dea... hobby retailer: a bundle of magnets and Army Painter's anti-shine spray.
First, the magnets. Cue mid-nineties info-mercial. Have you ever had your regiment of Halberdiers knocked flying mid-game? Are you tired of your models slipping around on their movement trays? Do you want to put your lovingly painted miniatures on the fridge? Then magnets are for you!
And, I'm back.
A few months (maybe a little more) ago, there was an article on BoLS about magnetized movement trays. I can't be bothered to rifle through their archives, but it is there. Problem? Not living in a land with Wal-Mart, finding iron foil (or ferro-foil, as I've learnt it's called) was tricky. About a month ago, however, I found this Swedish online store that carries the stuff.
What you do is: Get a movement tray (I used GW's mudular ones) and attach a suitably sized piece of metal on top of the bottom. Put magnets underneath your models' bases:
|Yes, I sprayed the magnet black. It's the bigger of the round thingies.|
|Headless bannerman shown for orientation purposes only. Badly painted movement tray not included.|
On to the anti-shine.
Army Painter produces soemthing called Quickshade. We'll call it dip. It shades models by dipping said models into a big tinful of goop. It also adds a protective coat. However. it's very shiny:
|And this isn't the worst one. My Ulfwerener's so glossy I couldn't get the camera to focus on it.|
|Yes, I'm a crap photographer. I also have no respect for my camera's need of something called "light".|
May your brush never bristle and your paints never dry out.