Brass Etching

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Brass Etching

Postby Alamoth » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:40 pm

I picked up the WH40K Basing Kit and it came with a sprue of various Brass Etchings. I'm fairly amateurish when it comes to the Painting/Modeling side of the hobby and have to admit I have no idea what I'm meant to do with them...
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Re: Brass Etching

Postby WickerNipple » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:05 pm

You just trim them up and glue them on.

Carefully - they're fragile.
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Re: Brass Etching

Postby Alamoth » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:31 pm

Fair enough...

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Re: Brass Etching

Postby elrodogg » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:32 pm

What's the point of them compared to a plastic bit? Are they more detailed or something?
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Re: Brass Etching

Postby WickerNipple » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:09 pm

It's much easier to add depth and texture to a mostly 2d object in metal.

Plastic has to be much thicker and sticks out a whole lot more and looks silly - see the plastic elements on fantasy shields for example. If they were etched brass the shields would still look 2d but would have designs.
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