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PostSubject: Wyrdstone Counters By Ashton Sanders   Wed 21 May 2008 - 16:01

I made these Wyrdstone Counters out of Broken pieces of glass. I wrote a little How to Make Wyrdstone Counters tutorial on my blog Wink They are definitely hard to get a good picture of (not to mention unrealistically large, but I really didn't like the small ones).






Two thing you can help me with:

How do I glue the glass to pink foam? (Do you think PVA will work on glass?)
How should I "seal" the paint on so it doesn't rub off? in handling?

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(oh yea, I guess these count as models(?))
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone Counters By Ashton Sanders   Thu 22 May 2008 - 0:12

good work man, these look great Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone Counters By Ashton Sanders   Thu 22 May 2008 - 0:37

I honestly think that they look awesome! thumbsup

What I wonder is: Is it easy to cut yourself when touching the glass or did you file it so the edges are not so sharp?

@forum: I put my markers (banners, artefacts...) into scenery since I think that fits much better.

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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone Counters By Ashton Sanders   Thu 22 May 2008 - 1:23

Wonderful work Ashton! thumbsup

The best wyrdstone-counters I've seen!

If you want to glue them on, "seal" the base with wood glue (thinned down a bit) and then simply use super glue. Due to the seal of wood glue, the super glue won't melt the foam.
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone Counters By Ashton Sanders   Thu 22 May 2008 - 4:31

COOL! Little fluff pieces like these really add so much to a gaming board, AND these turned out SO NICE. And, good job on the cobblestones. WELL DONE! thumbsup

To attach the broken glass to a foam base, I'd use either Tacky PVA [Elmer's make a Tacky glue] or, if a cluster was being glued, my trusty, hot glue gun. There is now a crazy glue made by Zap that is formulated for use on pink/blue foam; it's available from www.micromark.com .
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone Counters By Ashton Sanders   Thu 22 May 2008 - 8:50

Thanks for all the tips and Comments. I'm glad you like them as much as I do Wink I think they're even cooler in person because the light shines through them pretty well. =]
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone Counters By Ashton Sanders   Thu 22 May 2008 - 14:25

cianty wrote:
What I wonder is: Is it easy to cut yourself when touching the glass or did you file it so the edges are not so sharp?

sorry, I missed that: I don't know exactly why, but the glass is not sharp at all (at least not sharper than a lot of mini's metal swords). You'd really have to work to get cut by them. It may be because they've been rubbing against eachother in a plastic bag for 7 years, or maybe a special kind of break-away glass... no idea


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@forum: I put my markers (banners, artefacts...) into scenery since I think that fits much better.
What do you mean? like Putting rocks (scenery) on the small base? or building wyrdstone into your terrain? or bigger bases?
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone Counters By Ashton Sanders   Thu 22 May 2008 - 14:50

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cianty wrote:
@forum: I put my markers (banners, artefacts...) into scenery since I think that fits much better.
What do you mean? like Putting rocks (scenery) on the small base? or building wyrdstone into your terrain? or bigger bases?

LOL. I meant the "scenery" sub-forum of the Gallery. Try reading it again. I hope you get what I was trying to say.

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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone Counters By Ashton Sanders   Thu 22 May 2008 - 15:30

WOW! I think I can safely say these are BY FAR the most awesome wyrdstone shards I have EVER seen.

Honestly.

Hats off to you Sir!

[EDIT]: Use matt varnish to "seal" the paint and prevent it from getting rubbed off.

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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone Counters By Ashton Sanders   Thu 22 May 2008 - 15:42

These are really cool. I think I'm going to make up a few myself when I get the chance. Thanks for the tutorial!
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone Counters By Ashton Sanders   Thu 22 May 2008 - 15:48

Thanks Tom and dhamp.

Admin Tom wrote:
[EDIT]: Use matt varnish to "seal" the paint and prevent it from getting rubbed off.
Varnish eh? do you think that will prevent light from shining through it?

What do you think about Shiny varnish? Wink

EDIT: @cianty haha Yes, I get it now, into the scenery section! I agree. Will do.


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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone Counters By Ashton Sanders   Thu 22 May 2008 - 16:09

Matt is not "opaque"

Try the shiny one if you want, but I fear it will ruin the effects you have so beautifully painted.

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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone Counters By Ashton Sanders   Thu 22 May 2008 - 16:36

Admin Tom wrote:
Matt is not "opaque"

Try the shiny one if you want, but I fear it will ruin the effects you have so beautifully painted.
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone Counters By Ashton Sanders   Fri 23 May 2008 - 1:48

You could use brush on Matte finish if you want to play it safe AND these pieces are just too nice to take chances. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone Counters By Ashton Sanders   Sun 25 May 2008 - 13:35

they are really great I'm going to try to make them myself too Sir, yes sir!
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PostSubject: Re: Wyrdstone Counters By Ashton Sanders   Wed 30 Jul 2008 - 7:41

Absolutely superb, Damn, and I only finished mine 3 weeks ago, now I need to discard those, and make new ones! Smile
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