|My original corpse markers...30mm bases (with green and|
red tabs from Puppet Wars). Effective.....but boring....
I've always been excited at the idea of making some very gruesome and violent corpse markers, and as I have been playing a lot more often I decided the time has come to make them happen. When I originally set out to make corpse markers, I started by making my own out of spare zombie bits. These didn't amount to much more than a bit glued onto a base and I wasn't very excited. That's when I decided to go with Secret Weapons Miniatures and their corpse field bases.
Gustav Dore's Illustrations of Dante's Inferno.
After a quick wash and black undercoat, I got to work. I decided to paint the ground on these bases a deep sand color. The trick would be to noticeably look like parched earth, but not be too bright that any blood effects added later would look too bright.
|Ground complete / Bascoat on Flesh|
|Painting on the bases complete.|
The finished paint job on the models was almost enough to call them good to go, but I decided to add some more gore in the form of envirotex lite.
Let's take a look at the completed bases.
|The finished set, after varnish and Envirotex Lite|
My goal was to make something graphic, violent and something that other players wouldn't want to touch. I think these are pretty successful at all those things.
Here are some pictures of the individual markers in more detail. I've enhanced these photos a bit, brightening them to see more detail in the darker blood.
Corpse Marker #1:
You can see well how the darker blood of the base itself
works with the clear and bloody Envirotex.
|Corpse Marker #2:|
With this one, you can get a good
look at the swirls, made by filling
the base with clear Envirotex,
then injecting the blood envirotex
|Corpse Marker #3|
|Corpse Marker #4|
Corpse Marker #5:
You can see the LED light strip in
the picture, from using my Foldio.
|Corpse Marker #6|
|Corpse Marker #7|
Corpse Marker #8: I included the
Femur, which I found in my bits box.
Corpse Marker #9:
Another good example of how the
swirls came out, controlled by
injecting the dyed Envirotex.
Corpse Marker #10:
The truth is that I think all
of these turned out fantastic.
Anyway, as always, comments are welcome and appreciated...but now it's time to paint some Ressers.
More to Come.