These are basefs I have scratch built or have modified and added to.
Here is a
Billiken 30 piece vinyl figure kit from Japan. Itfs based on the 1956 B movie
cult gThe She Creatureh.
For the groundwork I used air-drying clay which I sculpted footprints and
sand mass to suit my shapely base. Once dried and set I sealed, primed
and textured. I coated the paint job with clear drying PVA glue mixed down
with water and glaze. Then using real sand I coated it tipping the excess
off than sprayed it with sealer, Repeating sprinkling and spray sealing
a few times.
For the washed up
title I had a rectangular resin nameplate that I started with. I cut and sanded
around the lettering than joined it onto some Paddle Pop sticks that I shaped
and painted to resemble old wood.
As well as real
sand I also used tiny real shells. Keeping the base very simple in design and
colour was the idea to enhance the paintwork on the figure.
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This is another
Billiken kit, this time of the ultimate Universal monster from the 1931 movie gFrankensteinh.
A small compact circular
base is all that was intended to keep the overall appearance tall yet balanced.
I sculpted the rock and moss out of gSuper Sculpeyh and simply baked it in the
oven. Then painted and attached it to a pre sprayed wood turned base.
The rats are a
factory paint job that came from another 12h collectable figure, Ifve just used
them to decorate the base for now.
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For this base I
just added to what was already there. The figure was sculpted by New York
artist Moses Jaen, It came with a small piece of rectangular ground with a tree
stump and gore heap on it. I wanted to fill out the groundwork to a round shape
so I could mount it to the wood turned base which is matching in size to the
Frankenstein monster base.
I actually used
real stones that were Sikaflexed to the resin. Then I sculpted some large
intestine to drape over the human remains and a piece of spine I added from
another figure set.
After prep and
painting I dressed it with groundcover. I used gWoodland Scenish light green
coarse turf with a mix of sawdust and some spice rack herbs. For the longer
sprouts of field grass I used paintbrush bristles that I soaked and dried in
watered down moss green acrylic paint. To make the dead shrubs I used cleaned
and prepared small plant roots. Only using the more eerie shaped roots to give
a more cense of death.
After all the
labour of love is complete he now is my horror Oscar.