Heavy/Scratch: Display stand. Homemade

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Dadicus Prime, Oct 14, 2020.

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Would there be an interest in a tutorial on this?

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  1. Dadicus Prime

    Dadicus Prime Well Known Dad

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    Hello everyone. We've had some really beautiful displays here on radicons recently. I decided to share something a little more beginner.
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    I started with regular foam board you can find at the hardware store. Cut out a circle and sanded the sides. The I proceeded to carve lines and shapes with a razor blade/ pen. The raised panels are from used up gift cards that I cut with tin snips and rounded with a file. Small nails were used for detail and to hold the tubing down. The "buttons" are magnets so I can make add-ons in the future if I want.

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    Next came a layer of modpog to seal/fill. Followed up with 2 coats of black acrylic house paint. ($5 a gallon in the mistint section). Then came 2 coats of grey latex. (This is also the color of my bathroom.) The lavender/purple is craft paint. Finally a wash made from water and the black paint.

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    I would like to make crisper/cleaner lines in the future. Maybe start with a blade then with pencil. It would also probably be better if I sketched on paper first. I kind of jumped right in and feel like I designed myself into a corner in a few places.

    All and all I am happy. I made something with things kicking around my house from previous projects. I have something fun to put bots on. Most importantly I got to keep positive and share with you folks.

    Stay safe everyone.
     
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    loof New avatar wow

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    And you call yourself a beginner? This looks great! I eagerly await your future projects.
     
  3. Dadicus Prime

    Dadicus Prime Well Known Dad

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    Let me explain "beginner"! Lol. I think this could be a great project for beginners as long as you break it down in steps. I've done various hobbies over the years like model railroading, model building, recently a little DnD terrain for my oldest kid. I like to think I am of moderate skill.

    Thank you for the compliment.
     
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    Very cool!
     
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