Monday, March 8, 2010

Gundam custom base - hguc Geara Zulu WIP part IV


Ello guys, I did a simple base for the hguc Geara Zulu...I wanted the kit in flight mode so I needed to create a base for it. This will also be a mini tutorial for people who likes to build custom bases for their kits.

BTW, I do like those nifty bases by Bandai, specially those with the symbols as the base...but I kinda find them expensive and I am a cheap guy...so I always do custom ones. I might get the Zeon base though just for photo shoots of my dio-less and base-less kits. Anyways here some pics showing how I made my cheap custom base...

Materials used :









Step 1: Mount the clear plastic rod to the tin can lid with an expoxy putty, I suggest you find a clear plastic rod that is not the soft variant you see here...




Step 2 : glue the styropor to the tin can lid, note that both the epoxy putty and the glue does not really bond the materials to the tin can lid...we will remedy this later. Also, force some smaller pieces of styro to the gaps...




Step 3 : spread the clay on top of the styro...we will be using the clay just to position the leftover pla plates. the leftover pla plates will reinforce the clear plastic rod by gluing it with Tamiya thin cement...







Step 4 : now we use my usual Glue + Sand mixture to the whole base...The mixture will harden like rock overnight and will reinforce everything that we have put on the base including the clay...







The photo below showing the base after letting the Glue + Sand mixture cure overnight...


Step 5 : mask the clear rod and the bottom of the tin can lid...then prime, you can paint this after an hour...but I got busy modifying the HTML of this blog, so I was not able to paint it.hihi





It's almost done, you just have to paint this with cheap acrylics like what I usually use and seal with a flat coat...I have here some pics of the hguc Geara Zulu mounted on the base in flight pose. Again, if you could find the hard variant of the clear plastic rod, much better...coz I am not sure how long this soft variant can hold it's shape. Notice in the pics I even added a shorter plastic rod near the base to reinforce the soft rod, hope this would help hold the kit. Sorry for some blurry pics. hihi














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