Friday, December 18, 2009

making simple dios for your Gunpla


 
Hello guys, I figured posting this simple tutorial here in my blog. I posted this topic last August 2009 in Zero G, my home forum...The bases you could buy for your gundam kits is a bit expensive for me, plus before... Bandai only produces simple bases, unlike now they have the Zeon logos and such as bases...which looks really cool. Anyways, here is a simple tutorial on how I create simple and cheap bases for my gunpla...

Materials you'll be needing...

- piece of wood for the base
- super glue
- epoxy clay
- rod ( clear acrylic, copper rod or stainless rod )
- real sand
- Elmer's wood glue / white glue
- Tamiya enamel paints
- ZIPPO lighter fluid ( cheap thinner for enamel paints )
- cheap acrylic paints used by students( Reeves and such )

 STEP 1: mounting the rod to the wooden base, bore a hole slightly smaller than the rod and superglue it there...then use an epoxy putty to reinforce the rod...

 
 

STEP 2:  laying in the groundwork...materials used, sand, pebble, woodglue, old brush and spray can cap...

 
 
Then mix evrything in the cup...try to achieve an oatmeal texture, the thicker the texture the faster the drying time...
 
 
Then apply the mixture with an old brush directly on the surface of the base...let it stand / dry overnight...actually it is visibly very obvious once dried...
 
 
 
 
Here are some battle damage effects done on the Freedom wing... I used soldering iron for the gun holes, my u-shape hasegawa chisel, Tamiya files and ordinary lighter to bend the wings...I also added some wires and internal damages with pla rods and plates...
 
 
 
 
 I then roughly painted the holes with black gundam marker and painted the edges with silver gundam marker...
 
 Well, that is about it...I will have to create another post on how I paint this with cheap acrylics...but here are some pictures of the finished and painted base...


 
 
 
 

HERE is the link ( in this site ) of the finished pics:

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