Ignacy's Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island is like the Doctor Who's Tardis of board game pimpage ...you open the lid and there's always something else that can be tweaked out.
Today I decided it was time to give the Determination tokens an overhaul.
Based vaguely on the actual game tokens (and also on some cast metal tokens a very generous chap who had commissioned some of my work sent me), I've created them in the style of a windlass...
They stand about twice the height of a normal token.
Caramel, gunmetal and old gold.
Cross my palm with silver, er, polymer clay.
Seeing that the first token took me just shy on an hour to sculpt, I thought this would be perfect for a push mould ...or the 21 required for the set would take me an absolute age.
Even with the help of a mould, each one requires needs some work after popping it out, being soft clay at the time.
After baking, each is given a dark acrylic wash on the face to make the details pop - the excess is wiped off, leaving just the ink in the recesses, and once dry, the token is given a light polish. I try to keep my clay pieces paint-free in general, but find it really helps these come to life.
I also decided to do these in a range of colours: metallics and shades of brown, for interests sake.
Well, back to work ...only 18 more to go.
If you'd like, you can check out a bit more of my Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island pimpage here.