TUTORIAL – Company of Iron Custom Epoxy Tokens…

So you got your Command Deck for Company of Iron but no tokens. Fear not! Here’s a quick and easy way to create your own set using a little elbow grease.

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS NEEDED

  • EK Tools 1″ Circle Punch or 1″ Square Punch (These can also be found at most Michael’s stores for under $10). You can also choose to get other sizes like the 0.75″ or 0.50″ for smaller tokens. Just be to get the correct size epoxy stickers and print at the proper scale! (100%=1″, 75%=0.75″, 50%=0.50″)
  • 63 or more 1″ clear circle or square Epoxy Stickers (Ebay has the best deals usually)
  • A print out of either the CIRCLE or SQUARE Company of Iron PDF tokens (I also prefer to print on glossy photo paper for the most vibrant colors)
  • Scissors, Hobby Knife, Xacto Knife, or any kind of paper cutting tool

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DIRECTIONS

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STEP 1 – After you print out the tokens, cut them into rows of two so it’s easier to punch them out

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STEP 2 – Center the token in the puncher and punch away! I created a large border so you don’t have to be perfect

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STEP 3 – I then use my fingers to guide the token onto the epoxy sticker with my other hand

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STEP 4 – Lay the token on a flat surface and rub it all over to eliminate any air pockets

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STEP 5 – For the Objective tokens simply write on the backside

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…AND YOU’RE DONE!

Now you know how to create your own custom tokens for just about anything if you’re savvy in any graphic design program (or have a friend that is).

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Steamroller in February…

I started to run a monthly Steamroller Tournament that requires being fully painted and based. It’s been great putting some fire under people’s asses to finally paint up their models. It also helps create a mental deadline for themselves to finish painting their lists they want to play. Enjoy the pics!

Lock & Load 2016 photo dump…

Live vicariously once again through pics! Another one in the books.

WARMACHINE Mercenaries Exulon Thexus…

The moment I saw this model I fell in love with it. It’s so different from the usual aesthetics that I knew I wanted to paint it the moment I saw him. I wanted to also make him more game friendly so I decided to bend and and place his extra “Doc Ock” arms in such a way so I could still place models next to him. He was great to paint up and enjoyed figuring out how to break up the metallics to keep it interesting between the silver and brass.

mercenaries_cephalyx_exulon_thexusNo I don’t have REACH!

  1. Touch Tone Automotive Flat Grey Primer
  2. Base coat colors using Vallejo Game Colors & Vallejo Model Air Metallics
  3. Army Painter Dark Tone Ink all over
  4. Painted eyes & rivets
  5. Bases are comprised of Basecrafts Forest Scatter & Basecrafts Mixed Leaves
  6. I then varnished with Rust-Oleum Clear Gloss and then Testor’s Dullcote

WARMACHINE Mercenaries Cephalyx Subduer Monstrosity…

My last monstrosity for now is finally done! I always thought this guy was undervalued by most players since he actually has a super long threat range for what seems like a very short ranged weapon. Of course his synergy reaches maximum potential with Exeulon Thexus due to his FEAT and Telekinesis.

mercenaries_cephalyx_monstrosity_subduerGotta net them all!

  1. Touch Tone Automotive Flat Grey Primer
  2. Base coat colors using Vallejo Game Colors & Vallejo Model Air Metallics
  3. Army Painter Soft Tone Ink over flesh & Dark Tone Ink over metal
  4. Repainted flesh using glazes & diluted purple ink/wash over veins
  5. Bases are comprised of Basecrafts Forest Scatter & Basecrafts Mixed Leaves
  6. I then varnished only with Testors Dullcote since it’s a plastic model

WARMACHINE Mercenaries Thrall Warrior…

This little solo is usually created from Alexia which I hope to get the motivation to paint one day. He was super quick to paint since he has so much armor plating. Lazy painters rejoice!

mercenaries_thrall_warriorArmy of Darkness?

  1. Touch Tone Automotive Flat Grey Primer
  2. Base coat colors using Vallejo Game Colors & Vallejo Model Air Metallics
  3. Army Painter Dark Tone Ink all over
  4. Highlighted rivets
  5. Bases are comprised of Basecrafts Forest Scatter & Basecrafts Mixed Leaves
  6. I then varnished with Rust-Oleum Clear Gloss and then Testor’s Dullcote

WARMACHINE Mercenaries Cephalyx Dominator…

He just wants to be loved. This solo let’s you play a Mercenary unit with Cephalyx. I usually play Nyss Hunters since they can do double duty as ranged and melee.

mercenaries_cephalyx_dominatorHugs for everyone!

  1. Touch Tone Automotive Flat Grey Primer
  2. Base coat colors using Vallejo Game Colors & Vallejo Model Air Metallics
  3. Army Painter Dark Tone Ink all over
  4. Painted eyes & rivets
  5. Bases are comprised of Basecrafts Forest Scatter & Basecrafts Mixed Leaves
  6. I then varnished with Rust-Oleum Clear Gloss and then Testor’s Dullcote