So this isn’t a recipe (what scandal), but rather a kind of technique “tutorial,” of sorts, for an idea with which I’ve had some small success in the reasonably recent past.
When called upon to do so, I can drink coffee like it was my job. Honestly. I’m talking Olympic quality effort. With this in mind, my lovely wife purchased a quirky machine that makes espresso and all that good stuff on an “as needed” basis. That’s progress.
Each individual serving of coffee comes conveniently pre-packaged in one of these adorable little plastic pods. And so, after a rigorous week of work and whatnot (precisely as this one’s been for example), I invariably find several handfulls of these little pods sitting about the place, waiting for something better to do before the caffeine drains back out of those frozen hours.
A pair of clippers. A saw perhaps. I’ve discovered that grinds dry quickly when spilled across the kitchen countertop, and that each pod offers both a classy exterior bottom and an interesting interior top that happen to fit Terminator bases perfectly.
For this example, I scratched the bottom of the pod and the top of the base with very rough sandpaper to help get some friction between the surfaces, and then dabbed a bit of plastic glue to get the two together. Plastic is wonderful.
Although with proper sanding, this step isn’t exactly necessary, for this effort I also decided to rough up some green stuff not only to lock these grates in place permanently, but also to soften the visual transition between base and grate.
An extra detail from the bits box here and/or there, and presto. Here’s one I made earlier.
This Terminator Recclussiarch is currently serving duty amongst Roberto Vo5’s dreaded Deathwing, but he was recently on hand to give my poor Arrugginiti a right and proper kicking. The ingrate (get it? …apologies).
For smaller, standard infantry bases, I’ve also managed a more aggressive cutting-sanding-shaping attempt, but found the effort-to-reward ratio a bit too demanding.
I've always thought about trying to mold these and to make a proper resin set, but that still sounds quite complicated and ambitious to me. For those of you that have some modest experience in casting, does this look like something that could work? I'd love to know.
See you Friday for my haphazard, and imperfectly realized, Yellow recipe.