Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Forward Operations near Kaliningrad

While the US and Russia dabbled with brinkmanship in the Baltic last week, the Murder Factory was running up production on custom resin bases for General Oadius' Ravenwing Army.
Not as news worthy as a possibly unconfirmed nuclear destroyer chasing nuclear submarines and threatening first strike into Eastern Europe - but it is darn cool to stand up your toy soldiers with custom resin!
General Oadius painstakingly designed and hand crafted original custom bases for his incoming new Murder. Eventually we slapped a simple one-part cavity mold on these bitches and worked them up with some Smooth-on Oomoo 30 Silicone.
We used CA to cleanly glue all the bases flush and construct several master molds, if you look closely you can see we squeezed some extra bits into some of the negative areas and then built up the mold walls using copious amounts of hot glue to hold and seal everything.
We made some blanks of all types while we were at it this time to help out with designing and constructing future custom resin base series - for ease of tournament play!
Its very quick and easy to breakdown the mold boxes and de-mold the originals. Before the first pour each mold was cleaned up with scissors to help the molds sit flat/level mostly but to also to clean up minor silicone flash. We are using baby powder as our primary release agent.
The molds will cleanup finally with the first couple pours. It's pretty common to use sand and gravel when folks make thier own custom bases. All that extra stuff will get pulled out in the first few pours. 
Our favorite resin at the Murder Factory is Brick in Yard's Easyflo line.

This is just the start of the Ravenwing 'Imperial Graveyard' series. Literally something to stand on while we get the rest set to go, and then we will feature the entire series and the extras will of course be available to you!

1 comment:

  1. The bases came out great and now we have LOTS. The Ravenwing will be nearly entirely murder factory constructed. Can't wait to see the end result and play it!