General 40k Shinanigans

No, my Daemon Prince doesn’t bounce…

KI

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So we all have our preferred mediums that we work with. Some people really like plasticard and foam. Others like GS and BS. Me…I like GS and rubber bouncy balls (RBB). RBBs are round (obviously) which is a great starting place. Advantages of them include: Great starting shape, easy to work with, tons of different sizes, fairly heat resistant, bond well with superglue, cheap, easy to find (go to a store…go in door….look right/left….go to egg toy machine).

The concept of using them isn’t that odd. Look at people who draw. Many people draw like this:

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if you look at the image you will see the head, chest, and arms are series of connected circles.

So what have I done with RBB?

Well to start, my Tzeentch DP (similar to Goatboys over at BoLS)

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I have also built the core structure of a Nurgle worm-like DP and I am currently building turrets using them. I have many more plans as I discover more and more the multiplicity of their uses.

People look at you odd however when you say “Under all that GS is a RBB”…then they ask if it bounces. It never fails. They will. Every. Damn. Time. No…No, my DP does not bounce, please put him down.

In the end, it’s a great shape to use, because that’s what any good model starts as…shapes. Unless you can sculpt clay or plastiline laying around, or sculpting resin to cut up, or something to make a base of a model, you build models the same way I do. Gluing stuff together and then using obscene amounts of GS to make details. Same way with RBB. However, GS sticks really well to it so you will want to let it partially cure before touching GS to RBB unless you are exact enough to know that where it hits initially is where it is staying.

thanks for reading!

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4 responses

  1. I call bullshit because you’ve not let us try and bounce it. You don’t know if it will or won’t bounce! 😉

    March 13, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    • jrwilliford

      Trust me…it won’t. he fell on the floor during early production phase and he just sort of went thud. No bouncing. Well, no more than lets say a baseball or anything semi-spongy would.

      March 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm

  2. Hippie

    I really thought you started with a BBR not a RBB. BBR= Baby Ruth BTW! The work you put into your stuff is amazing Willy, Never cease to amaze me on how much shit you get done. Ooops, I really didn’t mean that.

    March 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    • jrwilliford

      Thanks man. Yeah, through this up because even more RBB will be fielded in the rats army. If you cut them in half, core them out, cut a notch, and add some bits like antennas, sights, hatches, and launchers they make impressive turrets.

      March 13, 2012 at 6:01 pm

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