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November 21 2011 at 3:08 AM
Jon Bailey  (Login JonBailey42)
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I cant compete with Jamess wacky E-USA but I thought Id have a shot at a quick base over the weekend which in fact turned out to be just today.

Having thought about this on Friday I looked around work until I found what I was after, a few framed photos left over from our recent refurbishment so I pinched a couple with the best black frames to use as an instant base.
By luck the MiniArt cobble stone section fitted inside perfectly.

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I looked in the back shed and found an open tube of Selleys no more gaps. Good sticky stuff I thought that would definitely stick to glass. I smeared it on all over the picture glass then stuck the cobble section down over the top of it. Next a liberal coating of kitty litter as a base job done I thought. But after leaving it in the sun for a few hours the cobble section had warped a bit stupid thing to do but no damage done.
The really interesting thing was the kitty litter had been so absorbent it obviously placed a dust barrier between it and the sticky gloop so none of it stuck!

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So back to good old PVA and water which always works. You can grind the kitty stuff to any consistency you like.

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The result was much better and the stuff stuck. Ive given it a blast of rattle can sand and will now proceed to clutter up the base a bit with vegetation.

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Michael walsh
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I like it

November 26 2011, 6:03 PM 

Hi Jon,

That's a nice way of doing a diorama base.Simple effective and quick .

Great effort.Models are coming along well.


Cheers,
Michael

 
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Jon Bailey
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Base II

November 29 2011, 12:19 AM 

Hi Michael,

Mate still plugging away, how about some shots of your great Nashorn? Nice base there.

Ive put on some more ground work on and made a little fence. Time to seal it and put down some grass.

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Michael walsh
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base part 2

December 11 2011, 5:05 PM 

Hi Jon,

Very nice work .
I've got these trees as well and you have done very well to compose the tree as a separate part of the dio.
I mean that its one of the first point of reference when you view the dio base .

Thanks for the kind words on the nashorn .

There is only a couple of images of the base which I can show over on the build log I did for the Nashorn here
http://s80.photobucket.com/albums/j170/strike_03/late%20nashorn%20build/#!cpZZ1QQtppZZ24

Keep us posted on your work.

Thanks

Michael

 
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