D1 Terrain & Effects Easel Released!
Self Indulgent, yes. Useful? Of course. Remember, it's all about good tools, so why dont you up your bench with good looking stuff? I like mixing both.
My angle on cranking up the efficiency and precision you have with terrain models while they are in progress. If youre like me, while working models theres never enough scatter laying around the bench to lean them up against. Jitters. Bad angles. Cats... Your Modder's Jutsu demands daily practice. Practice on the technique, not swatting the stray macaque or cursing the light.
Ok, terrain- tiles specifically. Anyone who's cranking them out knows you can amass craploads of it to do. While I'm not adverse to brushing the tiles, I prefer the airbrush as it can speed things along and in my view, give a much more detailed result. Personally, I don't like my work, and even terrain to look like production line shit. In upcoming videos you'll see exactly what I mean and this little system I'm working on lets you kick things up a few notches. In the example shots you'll see a basic floor tile. You can snot wash on it for detail, but I go a few more levels beyond 10 here- and the airbrush helps you achieve exactly that. Problem is, I'm a over caffeinated being most of the time and while working on alot of parts it can get tedious rotating the target and sometimes your angle isn't consistent between one to the next. I designed the easel to let you concentrate on your technique without having to constantly adjust for your hands being shakey from that coffee... That GOOD coffee. Or bourbon.
Also, which will become apparent soon, I'm introducing a technique with custom tools that allows you to really drop on some fine detail quickly and efficiently and this setup is part of that. More on that side a little later.
That said, Just to highlight some features:
- 22 & 45 degree easel angles to the setup- very easy now to concentrate on laying down the lines or effects!
- Keeps your work stable and hands free. You can drink coffee while you employ the Jutsu!
- Just a few parts, and can be scaled if you wish for larger work. I've done standard and a 150% resize. Just resize them in your slicer and print.