Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Casualty Markers.

Before I go any further with this entry into the blog I wish to make it perfectly clear that I won't take any credit whatsoever for the following idea, it only came about by the generous dissemination of information & raw materials by Messrs Johnson & Ireland the two other members of Shropshire's smallest wargaming club.

The following sequence of photographs demonstrates how a fairly horrible plastic pre-paint miniature & its accompanying base can be turned into a useful tool for the table top.

Wizkids Heroclix base. Original figure excluded for crimes against painting.

Exploded view of base & internal dial.

The textured base after talus is applied & base-coated, the decal on the dial comes off easily after quick blast of steam from the electric kettle.

The dial showing two of the twelve possible positions available.

Obviously with the current project being Liberators I've chosen to represent an appropriate casualty on the base. The numbers shown really don't tell very much, at present they're just an exercise in marking out the available dial slots ( hence the small dot above each number), but with twelve slots there is some fair scope for presenting casualty/ morale information as dictated by various rulesets.

There ought to be a few more Liberators miniatures finished later this week, but due to work proving a constant distraction progress is glacial to say the least.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful. I found my son's unused Heroclix and I'm copying this right now. THANKS!