Nope this is not another rehash of my really old "glue + sand technique" for quick dioramas. This is not also a rehash of my old "wall mounted diorama " and my old popular "custom diorama out of old CD cases".
This is the most "new modeler friendly" tutorial for quick custom dioramas for your Gundam kits I have ever shared here in my site. Nothing original or spectacular here guys, just a vain attempt to inspire new modelers to create their first custom base.
I don't have much progress photos to show as this was really a quick 1 hour slash and glue extravaganza, But I do think the simple guide of...
CUT AWAY and GLUE BACK TOGETHER
... is the best way to describe this simple tutorial.
We do not see much custom bases or dioramas around the net. Heck custom bases and dioramas are not even allowed in most local contests here in the Philippines, lol.
Hopefully this post would help our new and younger modelers ( even the old scared ones, hehehe ) to get over the fear that they could not produce PRO quality custom bases and try and work on their first custom base. Custom bases or dioramas arguably always looks better in your display cabinet than a standalone kit, ootb or modified.
So what's keeping you from doing your first ever custom base for your Gundam model kits? Go ahead cut the base into pieces that came with the kit and glue them back together. Voila! A custom unique base that only you have in this world wide web.
Their is nothing bad with the huge base that came with the MG Zeta ver 2.0 ( as seen on the photo above ). However it was made to fit the MG Zeta once it is in Wave Rider mode. The base is just too long for the Zeta when in robot mode.
Besides, this is a commission work that I will be shipping to the US eventually, so trimming the base to something smaller is a must to make it shipping friendly.
I will still be adding battle damage effects to this base and some more details, but I do think it is a very good start for new and young modelers to attempt to create their first custom base similar to what I have now.
I am always looking forward to more custom bases from new and even old modelers around the net, so I hope a few or handful of people would find this post helpful or inspirational at least.
EDIT: gallery of painted base in here - custom MG Zeta Gundam base
Thanks for dropping by! Til' next post guys! :)