(Green Earth - careful, they don't keep their pricing up to date, nor do their make good on false labelling, even after store staff is made aware of the mistake.)
For this reason, I start by using a dremmel to grind a dimple where I intend on drilling. The bit I use is a small, spherical diamond dust one. (very resistant to wear and tear)
Next, I drill a hole for the pinning wire. Use force, careful not to bend and snap your bit. Drill a little at a time, allowing dust to clear, rather than building up and wearing your drill down extra.
Unfortunately, drills and stone are NOT resistant to wear and tear. This will increase costs as you'll no doubt eventually wear down your drill bits.
I use the edges more than the flat sections and intentionally leave cut marks in the stone - that just makes it look more real.
Be sure to grind off all the shiny tumbled parts so that the whole stone has been ground uniform.
This really wears down the grinding wheel, and makes a dusty mess. (pictured) Also, small parts, be VERY careful not to grind yourself - another reason to pre-pin.
Again, you want to grind the stone uniform in the last step, so that this buffing makes the whole stone look the same.
Unfortunately, I realized here that this type of stone looks JUST like Thrall's hammer with its lightning look. That means I'll have to redo this spear... which I guess is ok since I've got 8 of these to do. (1 in hand, 3 slung over the back)
Annnnd here we are.
Just don't forget to remove the spearhead BEFORE you prime the model. Authenticity is the point here.
As a final, I also add cheeks to the heads, bringing the tusks into the mouths.
|Take a look at my Step by Step page for the entire Hordebloods project.|
Here you will find each model broken down into links showing each step:
Concept, Works in Progress, (for both modelling and painting) and Final Shots