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Offline magenb

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looking for floating tricks
« on: January 30, 2018, 08:21:45 PM »
I'm looking for ways I can give small things the appearance of floating, so no need for magnet.

Can I get away with gluing oval rocks into impossible balancing positions? or is there something thin and clear out there I can use?

Just to clarify, I'm looking to make stuff float around a mini, rather than trying to make a mini float.

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Re: looking for floating tricks
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 02:54:39 PM »
Did you want anything specific to be floating? Or just "things" in a general sense?

I think some piles of rocks that are floating could work well. GW did a similar thing on the base for the plastic High Elf wizard.

Alternatively, thin wires painted black are a common thing to give the illusion of floating. Anchoring things onto leaves.branches is another option.  Or, for the figures themselves, using bits of clothing like cloaks and loincloths as the anchoring point can give the illusion of flying or floating (see models like Forge World's Shadow Spectres for examples of that).

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Re: looking for floating tricks
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 03:22:17 PM »
Those centre on making the model look like it is floating.

I'm looking to try and make things around the model lkook like they are floating, kind of like superman as he takes off.
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Re: looking for floating tricks
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 03:29:31 PM »
Best bet then, is to get really thin wire and support objects on those.
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Re: looking for floating tricks
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018, 08:30:39 PM »
G'day, Magenb!
I agree with Killersquid, however, you could try and cover those wires with something like cotton wool, giving the appearance of dust trailing from the objects. 

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Re: looking for floating tricks
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 09:46:50 PM »
Could also try heating up some flying stands to the point where the plastic becomes pliable and bend it into a position that you want.

Don't know how well that would work, but it's an idea.
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Re: looking for floating tricks
« Reply #6 on: February 1, 2018, 04:35:56 AM »
Could also try heating up some flying stands to the point where the plastic becomes pliable

Stretching sprue is a technique that is used by aircraft and boat modellers to good effect. Another technique they use for antenna, and one that might work for magenb, is to use the bristles of a nylon brush.
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Re: looking for floating tricks
« Reply #7 on: February 1, 2018, 06:51:35 AM »
Oooooo, Alienscar!
The bristles idea sound really good. Do you mean to stiffen them or leave them wobbly?

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Re: looking for floating tricks
« Reply #8 on: February 1, 2018, 07:49:50 AM »
As the aircraft and boat modellers use them to replicate antenna they can get away with using them wobbly. I would imagine that magenb would need to stiffen them.
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Re: looking for floating tricks
« Reply #9 on: February 1, 2018, 03:17:52 PM »
that's an interesting idea with the bristles, the other idea I had was for floating runes and the old brush bristles could be used for movement trails.

I've still got some clear plastic from the harlies transport sprue, I'll see if I can thin that out.
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Re: looking for floating tricks
« Reply #10 on: February 1, 2018, 03:26:15 PM »
Once used the glass sheathes they place blood samples on, to look at them under a microscope, to give the impression of floating stairs on an old terrain piece.

 


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