The Grinning Skull Archives – Carnivorous Plant Complete

You can find the OP here.

Here is the finished model, I thought I would share the pics to show you how it’s turned out. With a few rocks, flock and static grass and moss, I reckon it’s a nice piece in the end!

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The Grinning Skull Archives – Carniverous Plant WIP

You can find the OP here.

I was sorting through some old fishtank bits and junk from my shed a week or two ago, I was going to chuck a load of stuff, but just in case there was anything useful that I’d forgot about, I checked throught it all the same. Amongst the grotty unused bits there were some cracking bits ripe for conversion in my models and projects, this plastic ornament was just crying out for it to be made into something weird and alien!

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Grim’s Modelmaking Tips 2: Another 10 Cheap or Free materials for scratchbuilding

Project Update: Yesterday was game day so no crafting got done. This morning I finished my tile texture stamps and experimented with them a bit. I can’t complain one bit about how they turned out! Here are some pics to hold you over:

These were taken yesterday during gameplay. There are a mix of my first batch of tiles (which were horrible) and my second batch (which were only horrible due to warping):

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And these are the Test-Paints I did using my Stamper. The first is on black posterboard, and the second is on a prepared tile. I think with a little more work I can get the effect I want.:

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Well here it is, Part Two of Grim’s Cheap/Free Scratchbuilding Materials. Enjoy!

The Grinning Skull

It’s me again, here with another installment of my model making tips for low cost or free materials to use in your various projects. Here I will give you some more ideas for stuff you may not have thought of before. Remember, this is not intended for the more experienced scratch builders out there, but hopefully even some might find the information useful in making your models!

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Grim’s Modelmaking Tips: My top 10 Cheap or Free materials for scratchbuilding

One of my friends from the DM’s Craft Forums (grinningskull aka Grim) gave me permission to reblog this article. You should definitely head over to his site as he has a ton of great articles and free stuff!

You can find Part Two of this article here.

The Grinning Skull

I know this article probably won’t be as useful to some readers here, already well into the scratchbuilding bug like me, but I would hope that some of you that may have little or no experience in this subject will find some or all of it useful in some way. I intend to put up a few of these articles using this cheapo method I have been using for many years.

To me, paying for some modelling supplies is a real pain. I begrudge forking out for anything that impacts on my budget. Call me tight, but this comes from many years ago, when I was really skint, barely scraping a life, paying bills for myself and such, I am very much into making things of all types, and get stircrazy when I get a great idea and can’t carry it out for lack of stuff to make it with…

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