Chris Palmer Recently I saw a thread where someone made a fun little terrain piece that was an idol made from a Homer Simpson figure. Then, the other day when I was in my local Dollar Tree store, I saw these Homer figures, and thought they might be good fodder for some Homer Idols of my own.
The figures easily popped off their bases. I then cut some simple rock pedestals out of some scrap insulation foam. Next, I glued the pedestals to some round MDF bases, and then glued the Homer figures to the top of the pedestals. I sprinkled a little sand around the bottom of the pedestals where the glue oozed out.
When the glue was dry, I sprayed the pieces with some Krylon with Fusion Camouflage Ultra-Flat Black. When the black undercoat was dry, I sprayed the pieces with a faux stone-textured spray paint.
When the stone texture was dry, I repainted the pieces black again.
I then gave them an initial grey drybrushing.
I let the initial drybrushing dry, and then gave the lefthand one (which I plan for use in warm weather/jungle setting) some staining with a little green ink and some Agrax Earthshade wash. I gave the one on the right (which I plan to use for Frostgrave) a little wash with a little blue ink.
When the inks were dry, I gave each idol a final light grey drybrushing. I then added some foliage to the greenish one. I let them sit overnight, and then the next day gave them a spray varnish protective coat.
I’m happy with how these turned out; not great masterpieces, but just right for a quick fun project. They will be fun to put on the table and see who notices. 🙂