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Spats and Snotlings

Spats and Snotlings

Yay for some dedicated modelry time!  I primed some snotlings and an Eldar Guardian white last night.  While they were drying, I sculpted a spat, which is a form of ornamental footwear, usually worn over the shoe by military (or marching bands).

EDIT:  I got the other spat sculpted.  Since he’s up on his tippy toes, I put a fold in the front, much like what happens with shoes.
Once I had the basic shape, I used a hobby knife down the middle to represent the seam.  I used some spare brass tubing to put the three buttons on, and then used the hobby knife again to make the little split next to each button (ie the hole the button has to go through).  I’m not 100% sure how I like the tuft or roll at the top. It just sort of formed as I was working, and I went with it.  I can always cut it off.

As far as snotlings go, this little guy was done in less than half an hour.  A very light green for the skin, a (human) flesh color for the net, and leather fro the leather.  The net and leather got Devlan Mud, the skin got ab Thrakka Green wash.  I then picked out the highlights on the skin with the original shade, and drybrushed the net a bit.

I also had quite a bit of green stuff left over (because I couldn’t sculpt two spats fast enough) so before it solidified into a useless lump, I used my spare greenstuff to make a bunch of mushrooms, which will go on the front of the Pump Wagons.

They’re rather simple.  Just a ball of GS, roll it a bit into a cone, then squish onto a pin.  When they’re solid, pull the mushroom head off, and glue it back onto the pin.  I’ll then curl the pins a bit and trim them shorter, and they’ll become the stalk of the mushroom.  When painted bright red with white spots, they’ll be instantly recognizable!
Lastly, while I was waiting on all of these projects to dry, I got some time in on Aptimus Marketh.  I’ll save photos until he’s 100% done.
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