Yes, those Terminators are beaming in to kill Da Masta Cheef's vile inquisitor and lackeys. When I walked in during their game, I saw the terminators in this awesome field effect off to the side and I instantly comprehended what was going on: these models had yet to beam in! It was a great way to remind himself so he wouldn't forget about them, and it looks cool as heck on the table top. But where did Jim find that template?
Well, he made it!
How? More like from what. He made it from a 2 liter Mountain Dew bottle. He just cut it to the height he wanted, painted on the shimmering effects with white paint, and that's it!
|Jim is also a fairly good hand model.|
The cool thing is that it coils around the models without forcing any stress on them, so it doesn't snap too tight to harm the models and is adaptable depending on the size of the unit that you want to have appearing to beam in. You just got to have a bit of care while cutting it out as the surface of the bottle can be sharp and tricky, and know how you want your 'shimmering' effect to appear. Most of which he painted on the outside, with a few on the inside to get a sort of 3D illusion to take place.
So there you have it! Thanks Jim for the great idea!