I collect goblins, but sometimes I see some miniatures that are to nice to not paint them. I want to paint these miniatures to be some nice display piece. Here I want to keep a log of these pieces.
At the moment I have:
Witches of diskworld: Base assembled/ 1/3trh painted
High elf test minature : Miniature assembled
So to start, the diskworld witches. When I saw Esme Weatherwax on broom in my local game shop, I couldn't let her stay there. SO I painted her:
I learned that the other witches, nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick also have awesome sculpts, so I got them as gifts in December, and the idea was to make a display base on the lit of a q-tips plastic container with cork, sand and etched brass. The container could store the miniatures, that would be fixed to the lid with magnets:
I washed the container and primed it, varnished the box and started pained the lid. Looked really nice. Unfortunately, I don't have pictures of it.
Then disaster striked....
The paint cracked, falling of the box and the sides of the box. Tried to respray it, but it wouldn't help.
But I started again, putting the whole lit in a bowl of oven degreaser and after that a bowl of nailpolish remover to saving the etched brass. I throw away the storage idea and made a base from plasticard. I formed a rectangle and two sides, making the roughshape of the base.
I wanted some height, and some natural looking rocks, so I took a slate roof tile and broke it to pieces, filling in the rough shape I made of the sides of the base. Any holes inside the structure where filled with cork, wood filler, miliputt and greenstuff. Then I started making grass with greenstuff, putting the etched brass leaves and ivy in the half cured green stuff.
Looking back, I'm happier with this base. It looks more like how I imagined the Ramtops and leaves more room for detailing. For example, it could really use a Nac Mac Feegle. But to make the little bugger I needed a few iterations to make it small enouch. The smallest one is as large as the shoe of a witch, which is small enough for this goal:
And that is how far the diorama is at the moment.