|12-21-2009, 11:25 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Durham, NC
I wanted a small but realistic looking display base for a couple of my figures, so I thought I'd try putting together a basic concrete wall. I'm really happy with how it came out and it took relatively little effort. Having an "open" display (rather than a building or room with enclosed walls) is really nice because it lets a lot of light in, and it sort of lets your imagination complete the scene.
Here are the steps:
-made the wall with 2 layers of foamcore, shaping the rough edges with a carpet knife
-covered everything with a thin layer of plaster of paris and newspaper (basically paper mache)
-sprayed it all with grey spraypaint
-bent some large paper clips for the rebar, painted them rust red, and stuck them into the wall
-painted the ground
-drybrushed everything with a dark gray and with light tan
-boiled a block of gray sculpey, then broke apart with a screwdriver to create the debris
-glued the debris in place with elmer's glue
|12-21-2009, 11:28 PM||#2|
Z Force Commando
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: UK England
Thats cool, nice work.
|12-22-2009, 03:32 AM||#3|
Cranky Tanky Says So
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Topeka Kansas Blah!!
yep thats dandy really cool!
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|12-22-2009, 04:35 AM||#4|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Looks like you got nice results with that method.
|12-22-2009, 05:33 AM||#5|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: blasdell, ny near buffalo
that is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|12-22-2009, 06:28 AM||#6|
Join Date: Dec 2009
very cool might be giving that a go.
|12-22-2009, 07:24 AM||#7|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: THE GARDEN STATE OF EDEN!
i'm working on a dio as well, for my lil cus for x-mas. mines 3 ft long though. but i should have pics up soon. when i get home from work tonight i will work on it some more. i haven't gotten to the plaster partnyet. i have to still make land scape, and form some rocks, plaster it and paint it up.
looks good man.
|12-22-2009, 08:51 AM||#8|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Hixson, Tn
cool. If i had a lot of room I'd do some of these. If you want some more cool ideas dig around for the Black Goblin on the gamesworkshop web site lots of instructional how to's and what not for this exact thing.
still really good job.
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|12-22-2009, 10:38 AM||#9|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Looks great! Very realistic. Wish I had the space to do something like that, but as it is, I drive the old lady up the wall just doing customs all the time so may be waiting till we get a bigger place. Again, VERY nice work!
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|12-22-2009, 10:42 AM||#10|
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Greensboro, NC
That is super cool man! My only critique would be that the rebar shouldn't be so squiggily. Maybe make them mostly straight with one bend on them.
The wall looks like real concrete, that's awesome!
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