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Drilling the guns on Wh40k miniatures

Goran Krunić, 11th August 2022

In today's article I will bring you closer to my way of drilling guns on Warhammer 40000 Ork Nob.

In the first picture we see the necessary tools, keep in mind that the WOWSTICK battery drill is not necessary, and a manual mini drill (pin vice) can also be used, the important thing is that you have 3-4 drill bits of 0.8-2mm thickness available or a little more, depending on the desired width of the hole at the end of the procedure.

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First, let's make an initial, or pilot, hole on the miniature, this hole serves us so that the drill bit and further drilling remain in the same place, i.e. centered.

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Then we continue to drill with gradually wider drill bits, until we reach the desired diameter of the hole:

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In the event that further drilling goes out of the center, and given that this procedure is applicable to plastic and resin miniatures, feel free to use the drill bit as a router, for the purpose of re-centering and widening the hole.

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Domagoj’s Top Tip

Domagoj Krpan, 9th August 2022

Sometimes I get particularly lazy and don't pay attention when magnetizing or stacking miniatures. Whoever admits, half is added to him, and then the distance between the parts of the figure is visible to me from a kilometer away.

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Horror, fear, cringe, end.

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But the Omnissiah has a solution for this predicament too! Zelenstvarčica, greenstuff, is otherwise an excellent epoxy resin for filling such gaps. I didn't use GS as filler this time, because then it wouldn't have the benefit of the magnet - I want to still be able to swap weapons on the model. I used Greenstuff to model purity seals, which I used to hide the gap so that it would not be too obvious.

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As St. Maverick would say, finished, not perfect.

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Danijel’s paintjob on his Chaos Space Marine Lord – Part 3

Goran Krunić, 23th July 2022

Like the previous two times, we started the last part of this tutorial by shaking the paint on a vortex mixer (colloquially called a jerkmeister).

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This time we went through the topics of highlighting and layering. Basically, these are the same thing, because they are based on highlighting the more protruding parts of the miniature with gradually lighter colors in a smaller and smaller area, so that certain details of the figure attract attention.

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It is not out of place to mention here, as this was Daniel's third painting lesson, that he had already mastered the strengthening of the hand, as well as the use of the stand for painting the figure.

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With the colors Basic Flesh, Golden Skin and Light skin, he highlighted the bumps on the face.

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He highlighted the golden metal parts with Viking Gold paint, although the lines are not thin enough, the author of these lines believes that he managed well, considering that it was the first time he di...

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Dalibor's TOP TIP

Dalibor Čavić, 22nd July 2022

I fixed five Space Marines on a wooden slat of approx. 40 cm length with patafix (six could have gone without any problems). In this way, I was able to apply the black spray primer to several figures at the same time and thus significantly speed up the preparation for painting.

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Top Tip Plus: When you pick up bakery products yourself in supermarkets, don't throw plastic gloves in the trash! Use them to protect your hands when spraying the primer on the figures.

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How to pour in the resin inside a modular river bed?

Marko Paunović, 15th July 2022

For this summer, we have prepared for you a series of excerpts from our handbook on creating terrain called Making Tabletop Terrain for Beginners, authored by Marko Paunović (Croatian text only).

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If these clips interest you in obtaining the manual, contact us at ums.agram@gmail.com.

Cutting the riverbed

Marko Paunović, 15th July 2022

For this summer, we have prepared for you a series of excerpts from our handbook on creating terrain called Making Tabletop Terrain for Beginners, authored by Marko Paunović (Croatian text only).

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If these clips interest you in obtaining the manual, contact us at ums.agram@gmail.com.

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