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PostSubject: [Tutorial] How to make candles   Thu 30 Sep 2010 - 4:25

I'd like to show you a simple and quick way to make tiny candles for use in your scenery, on your scenic bases etc.

Tools and materials needed:

A) Ear sticks - I suggest using the white ones - they simply don't need to be painted.



B) PVA glue - I also use a toothpick to put it precisely where I want.



C) A floor brush - or something similar with black bristle.



D) Diagonal cutter - or scissors to get the stuff cut into scraps.






1) Cut ear sticks into short fragments (approximately 3-10 mm).



2) Do the same with the black bristle (the fragments could be somewhat longer).



3) Attach the ear sticks fragments to your scenery (PVA glue should do it fine) and wait until the glue is cured.

4) Using the toothpick place a drop of PVA glue on top of each ear stick fragments. Firstly, push some glue inside the hollow interior of the stick. Secondly, shape some PVA stains on the stick surface.




5) Put bristle scraps inside the sticks (the PVA glue previously pushed into its interior will hold it).



6) Using, again, PVA glue make some wax-looking stains near the bases of your candles.







An example of the finished work:



(More pics here: http://boringmordheimforum.forumieren.com/scenery-and-terrain-f4/restoration-of-my-old-mordheim-btb-warhammer-scenery-t4404.htm)




Lit candles?

As you've noticed above, I've only shown how to make extinguished candles. Unfortunately I don't have any pics of lit candles, but the theory is simple. Firstly, do some extinguished candles following the instructions above. Secondly, take a small tear-shaped piece of modelling putty and put it on the candle's wick to create a flame. Wait for the whole thing to cure. Paint appropriately. Finished Wink.
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PostSubject: Re: [Tutorial] How to make candles   Thu 30 Sep 2010 - 6:28

Candles are one of those little touches that say Mordheim...or W.F.B. for that matter. AND your candle making technique is a FINE method for turning out hordes of the beasties. Thanks MUCHO for the post. What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: [Tutorial] How to make candles   Thu 30 Sep 2010 - 12:37

Great tutorial, the glue wax effect is inspired.
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PostSubject: Re: [Tutorial] How to make candles   Thu 30 Sep 2010 - 21:38

I just love it!
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PostSubject: Re: [Tutorial] How to make candles   Fri 1 Oct 2010 - 1:47

In the next week I'll test your tuto ! Very nice idea !
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PostSubject: Re: [Tutorial] How to make candles   Fri 1 Oct 2010 - 16:20

Awesome tutorial! I love stuff like this. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: [Tutorial] How to make candles   Wed 6 Oct 2010 - 11:50

super simple
very effective
with cheap materials
just the way we like our tutorials !
thanks !
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PostSubject: Re: [Tutorial] How to make candles   Wed 6 Oct 2010 - 14:37

This looks great — now I just have to find a cheap way to make candle-holders!

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PostSubject: Re: [Tutorial] How to make candles   Tue 19 Oct 2010 - 20:41

Great tutorial. Thanks a lot for sharing. I can't wait to find something to try this on!
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PostSubject: Re: [Tutorial] How to make candles   Wed 20 Oct 2010 - 2:05

loving the molten wax part! moving on to my local shop for some earsticks! Very Happy thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: [Tutorial] How to make candles   Wed 20 Oct 2010 - 16:02

Quick and easy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: [Tutorial] How to make candles   Thu 16 Dec 2010 - 10:14

Wicked!!! Love the melted wax. It's cheap, it's easy and it looks faboules!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: [Tutorial] How to make candles   Fri 17 Dec 2010 - 14:06

Man that is sweet!!!!Very nifty trick
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PostSubject: Re: [Tutorial] How to make candles   Wed 26 Jan 2011 - 17:14

Brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing!
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