I needed some bases for one of the freehand videos, and here are some images of the process.
The bulk of the bases are baked sculpey, as usual. You can also see the polystyrene tubing. It makes very nice conduits. I normally use a few different gauges.
You can also bend the tubing for some interesting angles.
The tubing is very easy to bend. Just be sure to vary your angles !
A few pieces are glued in place. Once the glue dries, I snip off the excess.
An image showing one of the packages of tubing.
For rivets, I slice of very thin pieces of the heavier tubing. Using a very sharp and pointy exacto knife, they are glued in place.
The bases are just about ready! You can see many more articles on basing in that section of the blog. All kinds of fun stuff!
A little hint at what's going on the bases. :-) The next post will show you the base I painted for the test figure of the first freehand video... stay tuned!