Monday, July 13, 2015

#6MMRPC Week 6: Dropping the Base

So I thought I'd already written about this here, but apparently I only shared over on FB.

And no, I didn't actually drop the base. That would have sucked... What actually happened wasn't a walk in the park either, unfortunately. Let's start where we left off, ready to use the water effects...


So I taped up the base, and poured the water effects in...


Then I noticed something had gone wrong...


Very wrong...


The tape either didn't stand up to the moisture, or I hadn't pressed it down well enough. Honestly, not sure... After waiting a couple of days for it to dry completely, I removed the tape, checked everything over, and came up with a new plan.


Hot glue the sucker to a piece of glass, and use the glue to keep in the water effects.


Best idea ever...


Maybe...


Added the rest of the water effects...


Then some coloring... and here I noticed that I didn't make a perfect seal.


But aside from that little bit, nothing else leaks. Now if only it was deeper. I really wanted it to have covered Ebonwrath's feet more... so I think I'm going to get some Envirotex Lite as recommended over on Hirst Arts, and see how that works.

So close to being done...

3 comments:

  1. Could you use a spindle container that cd's come in, flip that over (close fitting container of correct CD size), and pour while in there? EDIT: just realized the head and/or tail may overhang. Tricky beast this one...

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    1. That's exactly the problem... If I didn't want Ebonwrath actually *in* the water, this would have been so much easier!!

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  2. Hrm... Have you tried building up a wall of some sort of blu-tak putty about the base to try to seal it? Or would the water effects stuff still break through?

    Showing my complete lack of knowledge here....

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