As promised in the showcase with the first squad of Bikers, here’s the second squad.
As with the first squad, these guys are just tabletop quality. There’s nothing fancy going on at all with this unit. Well, unless you count that cool lean they got going on while they zoom around. They got mad skillz, yo.
With the first squad, I also talked about how I did the snow different on the tires with this unit. Instead of using the paste I did on the first squad, I used the same technique I use for the snow on the base. I did a tutorial on it previously which covers all the fine details. In short, it’s the snow flock mixed in with Mod Podge (PVA glue & sealer), with some white paint.
The only difference in what I did on the tires, compared to the base, is omitting the last step of dipping it into the snow flock at the end. That final step creates a fluffy look, and that’s not what I wanted for tires.
The big thing I’m after with the tire snow is something realistic. Anyone who lives in a region that gets snow knows what snow on tires looks like. It packs into the tire treads, gets stuck inside the wheel hubs, and if it’s sticky/wet enough it will cling to the side of the tires.
I realize I went overboard on the tires here, but that’s because of a mistake I made in doing it. When I put the snow on there the first time, I didn’t have enough white paint in the mixture. When the snow dried it was too wet looking, too clear. I had to do a second application, making sure I had enough white paint in the mixture. I tried to keep it as thin as I could, but I also had to cover up most of the previous layer.
The snow isn’t perfect, but I can live with the final results. I learned something in the process, it doesn’t look bad, so I’ll call it a success.