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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 6:41 a.m. PST

For certain forces, I like to add gore and bits of grue to create a more savage look. Mostly blood on weapons and minor splatter on the figures. I never do that to archers (unless they have a close combat weapon drawn), but keep thinking I should. They're part of the savage force. But they're not in the splatter zone.

So … do you bloody up your archers?

Vigilant12 Feb 2018 10:17 a.m. PST

No, like you say they should be too far away from the action. A bloody archer is probably a dead archer.

USAFpilot12 Feb 2018 11:25 a.m. PST

No, and very seldom do I bloody other figures.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 11:33 a.m. PST

Mike, I'm with you on that. As a matter of fact about the only figures that I have with blood showing are wounded or dead and not much there as well.

MajorB12 Feb 2018 11:40 a.m. PST

An everyday story of country folk …

Glengarry512 Feb 2018 12:23 p.m. PST

Probably better to add some mud to the trousers.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 3:12 p.m. PST

Nope. but I don't bloody up any of the troops.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 9:08 p.m. PST


Oberlindes Sol LIC12 Feb 2018 9:55 p.m. PST

My then-girlfriend's brother once did an Airfix 1/72 soldier as a casualty. The man was throwing a grenade (I think he was British WW2 infantry), so he was stretched out. My friend took off the stand, so that the man would lie on his back. Then, plenty of red paint for blood and little strings of off-white modelling clay for the guts and voila! A very dead guy.

I don't bloody my troops up, but then they're mostly using plasma, fusion, and laser weapons and wearing sealed armor, which will contain the bodily fluids that the energy weapons don't completely boil off.

Hand-held plasma and fusion weapons and vehicle-mounted lasers will probably boil all of the water and other fluids in your body instantly, so while there may be some pink mist in the air (best simulated with polyester batting into which pink paint has been worked with your fingers), there won't be much blood.

Hand-held lasers will probably boil off a couple of liters of bodily fluids instantly and cauterize the wound, so again, not much blood.

Gauss rifle rounds are very small (2mm or 4mm) and very fast, so they'll probably tumble around inside your body with a lot of energy, tearing up all of your internal organs, but not causing much external bleeding.

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