Tuesday, October 2, 2012

'Building' a better base...

 Today's base designs were created with two very different materials.  The first set, ruined buildings, was made with baked sculpey.  I took pieces of sculpey that were roughly 1/8th inches thick.  I carved the brick texture and the cracks to get the texture.  The free standing walls were made separately, so that I had the option of placing them where needed, or not at all if there was not enough space.  Some paper clips were used for rebar...

These images give you an idea of how they looked before they were cast..

Some painted views:

This set was sculpted using a 2 part clay called Apoxy sculpt..

So, we have some interesting bases with a very different look, using materials that are ideal for each situation.


  1. Very nice, and great attention to detail. I'll admit, I've done polymer clay bases since seeing yours.

    My issue with paperclup rebar is the "pinched" look of the cut ends. Balsa has the same problem unless cut very carefully. Do you do anything to mitigate the taper, or just work that into the aesthetic?

    1. Thanks! :-) As far as the paper clips go, sometimes I don't worry about it, or I will file down the edges.