Thanks for all the comments! I really enjoy reading them since they give me lots of ideas that I wouldn’t have come up with on my own.
These have made my list of stuff to make Only my dirt and such will be the dark grey rather than the red dirt.
Keep up the good work Vet Sgt
I am glad that you like the crystals and have added them to your “list”. I would like to see them based with the dark grey rather than the rust colored volcanic rock that I use.
Shas'El Tael wrote:
The underside of the florescent light fixture plastic was painted silver to reflect the light back. This causes the crystals that are glued on top of it to be much lighter than the ones that are around the edges
This is something quite profound in applications for the Crystals, had not even considered playing with reflected light within the Crystals. Thinking too much like a painter
I feel the interest generated is a desire for particularly alien environments, which is why each of your scenery threads hit the mark VetSgt. That and you lay out great articles on your thoughts and how to go about doing similar - Tael.
Yes painting with clear colors on clear plastic changes a lot of things. If you miss a spot while painting you can see it from all angles. That can make it remarkably hard to tell where the spot you missed is.
paulson games wrote:
What would look insanely cool is if you could somehow work in a LED into the base to have it shining up through the crystals, that'd be one of the most wicked terrain pieces ever.
The big crystals remind me of space gozilla.
I currently have no plans to try the LED thing, but if I did I would probably try using a piece of clear plastic for the base. That way the light wouldn’t actually have to be in the crystal and all crystals on that base could be lit by a single light. Just make sure that the crystals are glued down with a very clear glue, and then paint the entire base in silver so that the light has nowhere to get out but where the crystals are glued down at. In theory that would give the crystals a slight glow with no visible source of illumination.Just a few random thoughts
Combining the crystals with Lava Rivers would also make for a very interesting table to play on.
The Hirst Arts Cavern Accessory Mold #85 has molds for crystals on it. http://www.hirstarts.com/molds/molds2.html