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Base 54mm Scratch

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Frank-Holger, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. Frank-Holger Member

    Here is one of my Bases for a 54 - 75mm Figure. As you might know, I am more into the fantastic figure sculpting, and this goes for my bases, too. I like the idea of rotten, weathered stuff, industrial, metal and in the same way as detailed as possible.

    Here you can see such a Base, work in progress. There will be more weathering and detail painting, followed at last by metallizing effects. All painting is done with Enamel- and Oilcolours, using different painting techniques.


    Comments and Crtique are always welcome,and thanks for looking!

  2. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    I like the base a lot! I hope the wood at the bottom, if it remains, won't have the paint bleeding over on it. What figure do you plan on placing there?

    Jay H.
  3. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Frank, Nice job on the base. There's a lot to learn here regardless of your interests. What figure are you going to put on it?~Gary
  4. Frank-Holger Member

    Hi Roc, what is that crap above? Can you please remove it?

    Thanks guys, for your comments! I will use a figure I sculpted, it is shown in scratchbuilding somewhere. A figure I sculpted in the terms of Takayuki Takeya, some kind of Insect Man. He will be painted soon and placed on that base. When that is finished, I will make my Borg Base complete, finish the Borg. In between, my 120mm Alien will be tackled (and a lot of more projects, sight!)

    And yes, here are so great guys and girls and so much to learn that I do not know where to take the time from to manage it all!

  5. Frank-Holger Member

    Ah, Jay, for the wood, I have a special treatment! It will disapper after finishing the base.

  6. Roc Active Member

    Hi Frank, thanks for bringing it to my attention, it's gone...... ;)

    Roc. :)
  7. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Frank, If you are talking about my comment you're reading it wrong. All that I am saying is that WE don't just learn or improve our work by looking at military/historical figure/bases but fantasy/sci-fi as well.~Gary
  8. Frank-Holger Member

    Gary!! NO, NOT YOU, mate! Didn´t you see the posting of this guy who wrote a lot of links to playsites and something like that? I mean, hey, what has that to do with modelling! I informed Roc to remove it (thanks a lot!) so everything is fine.

    Gary, your comments are always welcome! I think I can learn so much from your great craftmanship!

    Frank (and sorry that you thought I meant you!)
  9. Bluesking Active Member

    Spectacular !
  10. John Bowery A Fixture

    Very very interesting base. Lots to see. Nicely done. Hope you lets us see the finished Figure on it on completion.
  11. Frank-Holger Member

    John, of cause! I hope to finish the base this weekend, than I can show it with the (yet unpainted) figure to have an overall arangement. For the figure (you guess, it is some fantasy, too) I haven´t determined a paint scheme, but that will be done, too.

    Thanks for looking!

  12. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Frank that is fantastic. (y) I think that figure painters sometimes get stuck in the standard wood base with some groundwork on top and that's it. I have seen some very imaginative bases on PF and in my local club where we have discussed the topic many times. I know in my latest project, the base/groundwork have taken on a life of their own.
  13. Joe Hudson Well-Known Member

    Hey Frank,

    Cool looking base, the T2 figure from Andrea would look cool on it. ;)

  14. MAB Well-Known Member

    Hi Frank
    the base is much beautiful one and promises well
    attends to see a beautiful piece put over good job.

    MAB :)
  15. Frank-Holger Member

    Thanks a lot, guys, for your comments! Yes, that "usual" design of wooden bases (and anyway how good they are) leaves me thinking of how I can make something different, something unusual...

    OK, Mauritzio, one of your wonderful Napoleonic Soldiers would not fit to a base like that; here are the wooden bases more in use, but to all that strange stuff something like an industrial base will fit well.

    I have found a site in the net with interesting pictures (maybe you will check it out: www.abandonedplaces.com), here you can see how imagination can run wild.

    I will finish the base this weekend I think and post final pics next week. Than we will see how it works with the figure.

    Thank you all!

  16. darkeye Member

    hey mate !
    i reckon you should sculpt a 54-70mm Necromunda ganger like an Esher; would look killer on one of those bases! good job mate. ;)

    regards timo.

    p.s - cheers for the 'tip', joined up, cool site!
  17. Frank-Holger Member

    Thanks, timo!! Yeah, but do you have some illustration or pics from that figure? At the meantime, I am doing a tribute to Takayuki Takeyas SITTING HELL in 75mm and a Borg in 54mm. To my opinion, those to figures comes out not bad, I will post pics soon.

    Cheers, Frank
  18. Calvin Member

    Hey Frank it looks good, you still need to highlight it, no ?
    I got some links with a lot of fantasy/horror and so on drawings, I must see where they are on my bookmarks and send some, there are some nice ideas if you like settings.
  19. Frank-Holger Member

    Calvin, that sounds very good! Please try to find them, so I can add it to my collection of inspiration!

    Yep, the painting is WIP. There are a few things to do, so stay tuned. I will finish this base within the next days, I hope, and than I post the pics. Maybe I wait till I have painted the figure I will put atop!


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