I quickly knocked up some more explosion and artillery markers. Plenty of ways to do this. I used 20 cent coins and super glued twisted bits of wire to the coins to create a structure. Then using poly fibre and cotton wool and lots of PVA glue i wrapped the wire structures up all the way to the coin. When this was dry i added plenty more PVA glue and some sand all around the coin and bottom end of the explosion. This creates a bit more weight and texture nearer ground level. When this is dry i sprayed the whole lot with flat black and then some light grey and some white to add some variation. At the bottom i use red and yellow acrylic paint to represent flames. After that i gave them another spray with some matt varnish. They came out quite well i think – check them out below. I will use them in the game i about to play using Jim Bambras excellent Combat HQ rules.
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Gosh, those look great! Honestly, must be the best smoke/explosion markers I’ve seen! Brilliant!
How well do you think they’ll stand up to handling/storage? I think the wire must help a lot in keeping them together!
Thanks John they are pretty solid. But you need the twisted wire for sure. I put buckets of PVA and sand on the bottom for extra support. They didnt take long to make so if they fall to bits i am not too worried!!
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Pretty darn good Will! You wouldn’t want to step on one of those.