So, let's conclude this quicky WIP series of posts on the painting of a Titan HAMR suit for the 2012 TMP Miniatures Exchange.
The Exchange is a yearly event where volunteers paint up a squad or vehicle for another participant, and the minis are exchanged. I missed out on last year's, and decided to get in on this one.
On to flocking the base, which is another way of saying, "Giving it a bit of texture to simulate the terrain upon which the mini is standing."
I wanted to make this a desert warrior HAMR, not just a tan HAMR standing on a black piece of soil, so I laid down a base coat of the same tan paint with which I had done the mini's base coat.
After that coat of paint dried, I brushed on a generous amount of glue to the base, and rushed outside. I grabbed a fistful of fine Pahrump poof-dirt (we sit on a dry lake bed, and the alluvial silt is very fine). Hurriedly, I gobbed the dirt onto the drying glue, giving the base a semi-realistic 3D affect.
I laid a coat of matte clear varnish over him, sealing in the details (and darkening the Pahrump poof-dirt, as you can see from the photos; it dried out later).
Well, that's what I've got for now. I will take some pics of my newly-received squad of power armor (also from Mr. Harold) in the coming days.
Also, please note that I've added Harold's blog, ClearHorizon Miniatures Blog, to my sidebar. He's got a lot of interesting 15mm scale projects going on there. Great stuff.
UPDATE: Harold put up his own pics of the Desert HAMR on his blog. Here's the direct link.
To buy a Titan HAMR suit (one of my favorite sculpts), head over to Rebel Miniatures site, or click here for the specific link. The majority of this build was a Mk.1 Titan Marine HAMR suit, but I also added a weapon bit from a Mk.II Titan HAMR.