So I’m sure most of you out there will agree that the Swamp Horror art in the Hordes Domination book got you excited. Then the model came out and a “Awww man?!” could be collectively heard around the globe. I know there are several other tutorials out there on the interwebs that show you how to cut this octopus up and make it look like it’s rising out of the swamps, but they all involve too much green stuff/epoxy/modeling for my taste. I knew there had to be a easier way?! So here’s my super easy/lazy way of converting your Swamp Horror without any green stuff whatsoever!
- Hobby Pliers/Cutters (I recently bought a Xuron 410 which are pretty amazing!)
- Razor Saw (You can find them for around $6USD-$7USD)
- X-acto Knife
- A file of some kind
- Pin vice & some brass rod (Any size except super thin)
- A hollow base if water effects are desired for later (Secret Weapons Bases or DIY)
Use your Pin Vise and brass rods to superglue all the brass rods to the pieces. Figure out a arrangement you like and mark it by scratching the surface of the base with the brass rods on your pieces. Pin vice holes into your base for final placement. I also physically bent some of the tentacles so they were more dynamic. Glue everything down when you’re ready!