FROSTGRAVE PLASTIC WIZARDS FROSTGRAVE PLASTIC WIZARDS
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CLOAKING WIZARDS
These four wizards are built from the Frostgrave Plastic Wizard II boxed set, with the cloaks from the Nickstarter.
frame here, back and front, for your perusal. This boxed set offers enough parts to build eight female wizards or apprentices for Frostgrave. It includes a huge selection of heads, arms, equipment, and familiars, so much so that no two wizards need ever be the same again! Careful not to remove too much material.
At first glance, a very flat looking cloak on one side seems a bit hard to fit on a wizard’s body.  It does require a bit modelling, but nothing a decent bit of sandpaper and a flat surface to sand on can’t fix. The basic wizard body itself does require some modification to get the best out of the cloaks. That’s one of the great things about the plastic wizards they are easily and almost infinitely modifiable. You will need some sandpaper and a flat surface to work on; I used rough 40 grade and finer 240 grade sandpaper (both of which I found in our DIY box) and a thick bit of card to put the sandpaper on. While you are sanding, make sure you are wearing the appropriate breathing and eye protection and have proper ventilation. Place the sandpaper on a clean flat surface and sand the parts in a circular motion pressing down on the sandpaper. Always suck up the sanding dust with a vacuum cleaner, don’t be tempted to blow the dust it away, and being careful not to suck up the parts you have just worked on.   I sanded the flat side of the cloaks to thin them down a bit, I used the 40 grade to do most of the work, and then I finished with the 240 grade sandpaper. Be careful when using the 40 grade sandpaper as it will tear through the relatively soft resin of the cloaks and be careful of your fingers on that very rough paper.  I then took a wizard body and tried to visualise where the cloak would go. Using the 240 grade sandpaper I sanded a flat surface on the back of the wizard’s body to take the cloak, the styrene of the wizards is less hard than the resin so be careful as you sand. Check as you go, to see if you have a good fit and careful not to remove too much material. Once I had a good fit I cleaned up the dust from all the bits. I used superglue to fix the cloaks on the bodies, holding it in place with a peg while it set. Be very careful to put the cloak correctly in place before you glue it, because you are gluing two very flat sanded surfaces it will bond extremely quickly and will be almost impossible to move and reposition or get apart. When the superglue had set, I assembled the rest of the wizard’s parts. I had to trim some arms to get them to fit around the cloaks, and I used some of the extra like packs and bags to disguise the flat back of the cloak. As a final touch I used some Greenstuff filler just to smooth the joins. Kev
Be careful when using the 40 grade sandpaper as it will tear through the relatively soft resin of the cloaks and be careful of your fingers on that very rough paper.  Once I had a good fit I cleaned up the dust from all the bits. I used superglue cloak to fix the cloaks on the bodies, holding it in place with a peg while it set. Careful not to remove too much material. Always suck up the sanding dust with a vacuum cleaner, donít be tempted to blow the dust it away, and being careful not to suck up the parts you have just worked on. Be very careful to put the cloak correctly in place before you glue it, because you are gluing two very flat sanded surfaces it will bond extremely quickly and it will be almost impossible to move and reposition. While you are sanding, make sure you are wearing the appropriate breathing and eye protection and have proper ventilation. Place the sandpaper on a clean flat surface and sand the parts in a circular motion pressing down on the sandpaper. When the superglue had set, I assembled the rest of the wizardís parts. I had to trim some arms to get them to fit around the cloaks, and I used some of the extra like packs and bags to disguise the flat back of the cloak. Four cloaks for four wizards. Four cloaks for four wizards. Four cloaks for four wizards.