Sunday, 30 January 2011

Basing Bods

This is how I base my bods and nags.
Tools needed, Scissors,Tinlid, an old CD, woodglue, sharp sand, bottles tops with a bit of Babybell wax and bases I make like this.

A nag or a bod gets glued (woodglue is fine) to one of the bases and it´s left to dry. Mostly I do this when they have been painted.

I put a bit of woodglue onto the tinlid and add sand, mixing until it becomes a paste.
The paste is then added around the base of the Bod/nag trying to cover as much of the original base as possible. This is where the old CD comes in use. I cut spatulas out of them...making the tips as wide or thin as I want. They also eventually become clogged with mixture after a few uses.This doesn´t matter though, as they can go in the bin where the CD would have gone anyway.

In this picture the mixture was a bit too thin. No problem..I just scatter some dry sand over the top and it makes a rough surface, good for drybrushing.

Hello to Michael Fisser whose latest work can be seen at his Blog Ministories His WWII desert scene is worth a look as is all the things he´s done there.
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