Mod parts (tabards)

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GrimWolf
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Mod parts (tabards)

Post#1 » Feb 25 2017 05:21

I am thinking of converting a unit for fire warriors to have tabards (ideally a Dire Avenger Exarch tabard - http://www.bitzbox.co.uk/product_info.p ... bard-p-172). Does anyone happen to have one in their bits box? Unfortunately this website has none in stock.

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Kael'yn
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Re: Mod parts (tabards)

Post#2 » Feb 26 2017 05:15

Something so simple could be done in greenstuff.

You roll a rectangular patch flat, wait for some time to cure itself a little (till it is not too stiff and not too sticky) and wrap it along the legs as you want. Then you let it cure fully, remove it (add some scratches and holes if you want it battle-worn) and super-glue it definitively.
To prevent GS to stick on surfaces, you can use water with a drop of dishwashing liquid IIRC (or saliva).

This has the advantage over sculpting directly a folded one (or buying a plastic) is that you can engrave or model details on the rectangle that will be realistically folded. And you can drape the tabard the way you want around any leg shape.


Check Ebay bitz sellers otherwise.

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Re: Mod parts (tabards)

Post#3 » Feb 27 2017 01:23

Kael'yn wrote:To prevent GS to stick on surfaces, you can use water with a drop of dishwashing liquid IIRC (or saliva).


I personally use coconut oil. It takes longer to for it to dry than other options so it gives you a better working time.

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Re: Mod parts (tabards)

Post#4 » Mar 18 2017 11:26

Hey when we use 2 part putty in the shop. Glycerin or a detergent mixed with alcohol is our go for keeping tools from sticking.

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