This simple modelling projects creates stunned/dazed/shaken -effects for miniatures, giving your games comic -style effect - stars whirling around characters heads. The markers can be done in a bit different ways, making the result more or less comic-like.
While this project was inspired by Savage Worlds and it's Shaken condition, it can be well used in other games where characters have different conditions; however, it works best for games where there's not many common different conditions.
Below you can see marker in use - a shaken shaolin monk.
Creating the 3d shaken -tokens
The project was quite simple. I took wire, twisted it so that it made two spheres, smaller and larger, and a half-sphere wire to join these. To help preventing the markers to get stuck, I glued any loose ends - I'm still going to store them separately. Anyway, making two spheres of different sizes allows these markers to fit miniatures of different size or shape.
I used 2-component epoxy glue to glue them.
Here I'm testing the markers on miniatures so they fit well. While the one on the right is smallish, her hair is quite big and requires the marker to be placed reversed, larger sphere below.
The next step is gluing the stars. I spent some time to find suitable ones, and I found some star -shaped confetti's for just a few cents. They have mirror-like surface, which I liked quite much, and I didn't paint them at all. I used the same epoxy glue for them.
Here's three markers in use. I'll have to say I like them a lot!
If I would have wanted to make them more comic -like, which would work well for many Savage Worlds games, I could have painted the stars in different colors - at least yellow and red. In games with more than one condition, they could be used to represent different conditions.
Addition: I found the confettis (stars) from Finnish Tiimari -shop. There's been a plenty of interest for these, so if you find other sources for this kind of stars, be sure to share the info!