Custom Order Tokens for Mechwarrior Age of Destruction

User Uploaded Image
User Uploaded Image
User Uploaded Image
User Uploaded Image
User Uploaded Image
User Uploaded Image
User Uploaded Image
User Uploaded Image
User Uploaded Image
User Uploaded Image
User Uploaded Image

Lets get started. First, get the graphics of the factions for which you want to create tokens. I just grabbed the images off Wizkids site, but you can get them from anywhere or you can even make your own.

Next scale them down to 1/2" by 1/2", print them out and slap them down on some green stuff. My layer of Green stuff was about an 1/8" thick.

You will find the green stuff is too soft to cut small details with a hobby knife, so just score the shape of the token into green stuff. Leave the piece of paper on and let them dry for 24 hours.

Once the Green Stuff has dried you can finish cutting the faction symbol out.

Using another clump of green stuff, form a small disc which is a little larger then the faction symbol itself.

Place the faction symbol on top of the disc, but do not push down too hard. You want the faction symbol to stand out a little.

Once the token has dried(it will take about 24 hours) it is time to make the mold which will be used to make the Resin objects.

Spread out some Klean Klay down a plate. You might want to choose a plate which you do not want any more since it will get kind of messy. Here is a tip from Child Of Mecha: Put the Klay in the microwave for about 20 seconds to soften it up.

Repeatedly press the tokens into the soft Klay. Push them down so that they are all the way in the Klay. You may need about 1/2" thick Klay block for this. Also you will notice that pushing the token in will distort other portions of the mold. So, to reduce the distortion, push down on the token at a slight angle away from the areas which have already been depressed. To remove the token from the Klay, I gripped the edges with my finger tips, as shown in the picture, and pulled straight up.

Once you are done with mold, mix up the resin and pour it into the mold. Exactly how you mix up the resin will depend on the kit you buy. Instructions should be included in your kit. This is the Kit I Purchased

Once the resin has cured you will see something like the picture to the right. The cure time of the resin depends on the kit your purchased. My kit has a cure time of 30 to 60 minutes, though I usually let it go for about 2 hours.

Once the tokens have been removed from the mold I let them soak in soap and water overnight to loosen up some of the Klay that gets stuck to the resin.

After a good soak I use an old toothbrush to clean off as much of the blue Klay as possible. Not all of it will come off, but try to clean the bits of Klay out from the small crevices of the token. For these tokens I actually put them through 2 cycles of soaking then scrubbing.

Once the cleaning is done, take some scissors and clip off the extra resin on each of the tokens. Using standard spray paint, you can apply a base coat of paint. Here I chose blue for the Bannson Raiders and Brown for the Steel Wolves.

Once the base coat has dried, dry brush on the detail color over the raised part of the token and you should get results similar to the ones in the picture.

With some more practice, the tokens might actually come out round(I'm still working on this part...)

xxx,yyy
X
Username

Password

Forgot Your Password?
Create Free Account