I’ve really been enjoying the Maelstrom of War missions, and have been meaning to make some objective markers for the missions.
So far I have used the objectives I have, turning them over, and writing numbers on it with a dry-erase marker. It works but isn’t ideal.
Well, I finally got around to making six objective markers for the Maelstrom missions.
I used wooden discs that I got from Jo-Ann Fabrics (craft store). They were only a few dollars and didn’t require any real prep work.
I then painted them up as you see.
My goal was to create something cool, easy to spot while playing (since you are routinely trying to find objective #X), but also not take a ton of time to create.
I know these will get a bit abused over time, so there wasn’t much sense to put forward my best work. Still, I didn’t just paint plain numbers on there and call it good either, I found a happy medium I think.
I base coated these with a metal color (forget which one) and then washed them with Nuln Oil; pretty simple.
The numbering effect was done with basic layering to build up the glow. I did do some simply blending on the outside to give them a bit of an OSL effect.
I thought the scratches would be a nice touch and feel they came out well. They add some visual interest, which is always nice when you’ve got big flat areas like that.
Have you created any objective markers for the Maelstrom of War missions?
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