Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Small Scale Splash Markers




In most naval rules you need splash markers to indicate fall of shot or damage from shellfire, with Naval Thunder being a good example, where you use splash markers to track ranging in and targeting. I've made some of these before for Victory at Sea but thought I'd make some more, as I won't have enough for scenarios with more than a handful of ships. I've used the same method again, gluing a woodscrew to a circular lasercut mdf base, then texturing with a mix of filler, PVA, acrylic paste and my new discovery, artist's textured gel, for that frothy plume effect. When this lot are fully dry, I'll spray undercoat them white and paint them using the shades that I've used for my ironclad bases, so that they can be used for all of my small scale naval projects.

6 comments:

  1. I use tacks which being short and stubby essentially come with their own base and fit 1/3000 scale better. I use wood filler as it sets rock hard but the technique is pretty much the same. I'll look into this textured gel stuff though. They look great Jim.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I found it in the local art shop - on sale - which was a bonus. It's basically sand in a white gel medium, very runny but sets hard, so lots of potential for base texturing for example.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Nice work, looking forwards to seeing them painted.
    I'm a big a fan of of artists acrylic gel for my sea bases.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I use acrylic paste too. I get mine in French supermarkets in the art section, where it's really cheap. It's fantastic stuff and has loads of uses.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I've made some using cotton bud ends dipped in watered-down PVA

    I also put a micro-dice frame on the base to match splashes with the firing ships; using multi-coloured dice showing different numbers will, hopefully, allow for a large number of firing ships - on both sides!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Good idea Colin...should have thought of that!

    ReplyDelete

Labels

Bag The Hun (439) AK47 (340) Books (340) Back of Beyond (201) Ironclads (180) Wings at War (164) Bolt Action (159) What a Tanker (148) Coastal Warfare (143) Old West (120) Chain of Command (119) Bag The MiG (113) Pirates (110) Target Locked On (109) MiG Alley (103) Britain's Small Wars (94) VBCW (89) 15mm Sci-Fi / Near Future (88) Sandbox Skirmish (74) Shows (74) Fistful of Lead (73) Victory at Sea (69) Darkest Africa (66) BKC (65) Indo China / Vietnam (64) Rapid Fire (60) Pre-Dreadnoughts (53) Saurian Safari (53) Boardgames (51) Saga (51) Napoleonic Naval (48) IABSM (47) Knights of the Sky (45) Gladiators (44) France's Small Wars (43) Flashpoint Taiwan (42) Journals (42) Flashpoint Baltic (41) Flashpoint Alto Cenepa (38) The Football War (37) Naval Thunder (32) Post Apocalypse (31) Atlantic Wall (30) Iron Cow (29) Normandy Firefight (27) Full Thrust (25) Lion Rampant (25) Air War C21 (24) Mexican Revolution (24) Fortifications (23) Samurai (23) Desert Spitfires (22) Cold War (21) PITS (20) 28mm English Civil War (19) Achtung Kommando! (19) Flashpoint PVO (18) Iron Cross (18) Battleship Command (17) Aircraft (15) Rate of Fire (15) Strontium Dog (15) ACW (14) Galactic Heroes (14) Imaginations (14) Imperial Commander (14) International Naval Wargaming Day (14) Aliens (13) Black Ops (13) Dragon Rampant (13) Find Fix and Strike (13) Aeronef (11) CY6 Jet Age (11) Gaslands (11) Impetus (11) SCW (11) The Men Who Would Be Kings (11) Flashpoint Fleet Air Arm (10) 633 Squadron (9) Scramble for Britain (9) Sharp Practice (9) 28mm Future Wars (8) Adventures in Jimland (8) Ancients (8) Dux Britanniarum (8) Zulus! (8) Cry Havoc (7) French Indian Wars (7) Frostgrave (7) Naval Command (7) Five Men at Kursk (5) Three Musketeers (5) Arab Revolt (4) Duel of Aces (4) Flames above the Falklands (4) French Resistance (4) HYW (4) In Her Majesty's Name (4) Maurice (4) Ancient Naval (3) HOTT (3) Check Your Six! (2) Crom (2) Disposable Heroes (2) English Civil War / Anglo Dutch War Naval (2) Fire and Steel (2) Gangsters (2) Iron Stars (2) Lethal Skies (2) Luft 46 (2) NUTS! (2) No Go Zone (2) Shipwreck! (2) Star Wars Legion (2) War in El Dorado (2) 2mm ECW (1) Air War Over Khalkhin Gol (1) Battlegroup (1) Dropzone Commander (1) Hind Commander (1) Missile Threat (1) Red Actions! (1) Sturmovik Commander (1) Through The Mud and Blood (1) Thud Ridge (1) Ultracombat Normandy (1)