Tuesday, September 13, 2011

And on that day, many tiny paper lizards lost their feet. Or how I made some leaves.

Hi, folks. I added a little vine to a new tower today. A while back I bought this hole punch that punches out little lizard shapes. I was going to use it for some Warhammer Fantasy Battles Lizardmen terrain. Then I noticed how much the feet look like leaves. I had punched out a whole bunch of the lizards from light green construction paper about 6 years ago, and they were still sitting in one of my bitz boxes. All of the lizards had mostly faded from a bright green to a light brown, even better for leaves in Mordheim.
So then I started performing multiple amputations on the poor, defenseless reptiles. (Insert evil laugh here)  :)
Pic above shows footed lizard on left with feetless pile on the right.
Pic below shows lizard feet... err, leaves, added to a sisal twine vine.
Another shot of the leaves. They also make pretty good leaf litter if you have the patience to defeet a bunch of lizards.
And there you have it. A pretty cheap, kind of wierd way to make leaves.


pahoota said...

Cheap and weird, just as you say... that's the best way to make terrain. Great job!

Ray Rousell said...

What a great idea, they look excellent!

Luckyjoe said...

@Pahoota: Thanks. It's actually kind of therapeutic to sit there and chop off those little feet. :)

@Ray: Thanks, man.

Vampifan said...

I think they're fantastic and look very realistic. However, what I want to know is, where did you get your lizard template cutter from? That is such a cool tool!

Tony said...

One of those - I've had a great idea! Weird but still well worth posting.

Thank you.


The Angry Lurker said...

You see now that is genius and a great effect, similar to frogs legs?

Luckyjoe said...

@Vampifan: Thanks. I got it around 8 years ago from Hobby Lobby, a craft store chain here in the states.

@Tony: Thanks. It's funny how those things work out sometimes.

@Fran: Thanks. Mmmmm frog legs. We used to go frog gigging when I was a kid in Texas. That's some good eating :)

Dangerous Brian said...

Brilliant idea.

Paul´s Bods said...

Great idea..lizard feet leaves...made me smile..thanks

Luckyjoe said...

@Dangerous Brian and Paul's Bods: Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

that looks great awesome job!