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PostSubject: How do you make Urban Bases?   Sun 22 Feb 2009 - 6:20

How do you make bases with cobblestone or sidewalks? What glue do you use to glue your models on to such bases? Woulnd't it be preferable to glue models directly onto the plastic base with plastic glue for better coherence?

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PostSubject: Re: How do you make Urban Bases?   Sun 22 Feb 2009 - 6:51

I model such bases out of greenstuff. Alternatively, you could buy some cobblestone sheets and cut it to the right size. I first paint the model and the bases and then glue the model on with superglue. With metal models, it works without problems. Haven't tried with plastics, though.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you make Urban Bases?   Sun 22 Feb 2009 - 7:07

I make my cobblestone bases [actually ALL my bases] out of Plumbers Epoxy [Miliput is similar]; then, assuming you're using a GW mini, cut the mounting tab off except for two fairly short trianles under each foot, hoof, or whatever; apply a drop of Crazy Glue to each triangle & gently press into the putty. Viola you have a mini mounted on a cobblestone base, ready for painting.
The advantage to mounting as above is that should you decide to mount the mini on a different base, just slide your hobby knife under the foot & give a little twist & it's freed, ready for a remount. thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: How do you make Urban Bases?   Sun 22 Feb 2009 - 7:52

Make some bases using putty or plasticard as has already been suggested. Remove the tab from the model and pin the figure to the base. It's what I've been doing for recent Mordheim and Necromunda (past year or so) models.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you make Urban Bases?   Sun 22 Feb 2009 - 9:38

I have some alternative options. I have 4 molds, from Hirst Arts, and one of them is PERFECT for bases of cobblestones. I used it for my Mimic conversion. Check out this model, as it's a predetermined size, and looks pretty good for such a simple base.




Yeah, the painting was finished as GLOSSY, but I have changed that since to a MATTE finish, to remove the glossy result. Base comes out to I believe the 25mm base.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you make Urban Bases?   Sun 22 Feb 2009 - 12:50

On a side note, if anyone wants a shipment of these cobblestone PLASTER bases, let me know. I have the molds, and plenty of plaster. Another option is that I can smooth out each edge, and make it a square base. More work, but straight edges might be more preferable.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you make Urban Bases?   Fri 17 Apr 2009 - 8:17

I use something similar to this approach for my models.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you make Urban Bases?   Sat 18 Apr 2009 - 11:57

I use greenstuff, scored with a flat-tipped instrument to look like cobblestone paving, as seen in my blogs.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you make Urban Bases?   Sat 18 Apr 2009 - 17:31

Be careful, it's easy to use too much putty. Slice grooves with a knife! Also consider placing the model where you want it before the putty cures to make sure it sits flat and then removing it and gluing it in place with super glue after curing. Otherwise your models might not sit right and will have to be pinned to the base! (like mine No ) Even these bases came out a little "tall" because of how much putty I used, but oh well!








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