Bit of a long one this, and I hope it makes some sense. Words and pics are ok, but better is with moving pics, but as any films I make turn out blurred etc, I´ll stick with this method.
Things needed. Scissors, sharp modelling knife, tweezers, darning needle, a pen (the diameter of which will decide the diameter of the gibbet, the bigger the pen, the bigger the cage) some thin black card and woodglue (not in pic)
Simply glue the curved pieces on. Best is to start on one side, wait until the strip is dry, then attach to the opposite tab, and then work clockwise (or anti clockwise) until all 4 are attached.
To make the hook for the top of the cage or for the rest of the Gibbet, take a piece of the cut off strips, fold around the darning needle, add a blob of woodglue and hold shut using the tweezers.
When dry and still holding closed with the tweezers, bend the sides out, cut to desired length and glue to the cage. This technique is also usefull for making hinges.
Add the hook, and paint black, then add an anthracit drybrush...
OOPS!!!!! I forgot something!!
There´s no bod in the cage!!!! It would normally be added before the bottom of the cage is glued shut..and end up looking like THIS, but now it´s a bit late...but!!!.............
|.....waste not, want not.....I´ve cut the cage into two halves, re-made the top, added legs and bingo! Two Braziers! :-D|