maybe one of the most boring titles in blogging history but I hope you enjoy the content at least. For my urban project I've been wracking my brains on how to add layers of detail without cluttering the piece so much that miniatures can't be used in the games! To this end I'm always walking the aisles in hobby shops of various types looking for inspiration and often finding it in the most unlikely source. This is largely the fault of Jez from the blog "Carrion Crow Buffet", who is always doing something spectacular with just a bloody button or something! (no jealousy there at all :-) ).
So in a shop called "The Range", I found some lovely little beads that I thought I could do something with. They are pearlescent and vaguely teardrop in shape. The first thing I did was glue a cocktail stick into the bottom of the bead.
I then cut the stick to size and reached for my trusty glue gun. Squeezing a roughly round blob of glue onto baking paper, I then stuck the other end of the cocktail stick into the glue, flattening it somewhat.
Once the hot glue cooled and hardened, I took it from the baking paper and voila.
With a touch of black paint....
and in my newly built houses... sorry for the photo
nice and simple detail with a minimal outlay and takes about 5 mins exc drying time.
hope you enjoy