Thursday, September 1, 2016

She is Ever Faithful

I completed another of my Reaper fantasy figures for D&D. This one is a female paladin. I think she turned out pretty well and looks like she's ready to kick some unbeliever's butt.

On the paint table, clear base attached.
Reverse view.
In my Dwarvenforge Caverns terrain.

As I've mentioned in previous posts, I've been mounting my figures on clear, acrylic bases. I love the look of this, but have had some issues with superglue causing the acrylic to "frost".  Fortunately, my wife owns a watch parts/jewelry maker's store. I mentioned the problem to her and she suggested this stuff...

It is used to glue watch crystals in place, among other things. It does not set as quickly as superglue, but it dries completely clear and comes with a super-fine applicator, as small as a hypodermic needle. I found the best way to use it is to apply a little to each foot of the mini and then wait 30 seconds or so until the glue gets tacky. Then press it to the acrylic base and hold for maybe another 30 seconds to a minute. Worked like a charm! It doesn't take much to get a good hold. The package says that any squeeze out can be cleaned off with rubbing alcohol once it sets. I haven't tried that yet, but when I do I'll let you know how that worked.

If you want to order online from my wife's store, go here. They have a nice selection of hobby tools and other items that are useful for miniature gaming. And yes, that was a shameless plug. ; ) If you do visit, please feel free to make suggestions of hobby/modeling items you're looking for.

Until next time, carry on!