So I’ve been asked a lot recently how I did the bases for my Farrow so heres a quick step by step guide to making them yourself! Nothing complicated but they do look great and as we all know a good base can make or break a model. So read on fellows, read on…
Step 1: Drill holes around the edge of the base using your pin vice.
Step 2: Use a modelling knife to cut from hole to hole work around the base until it comes free.
Step 3: Use the knife to remove any excess chunks then sand the inside edge until it is nice and smooth.
Step 4: Trace round the base onto some plasticard and cut out the rough circle.
Step 5: The circle will be too big for the bottom of the base to start with so trim round the outside with some clippers until the disk fits inside the bottom rim of the base.
Step 6: Once the base fits (it doesn’t have to be perfect or flush) glue around the edges.
Step 7: Use green stuff/milliput to seal any holes around the edge. This is very important if you plan on using water effect.
And voila a recessed base, all you need to do now is use milliput/rocks/wood/whatever to make and epic setting for your chosen model….
…Like so! I use water effect to fill up my bases but there are many other things you could do, your imagination is the limit.
Hope that helps guys, quick and easy but oh so effective. Let me know if you used the guide and maybe even link some pics!