Base SBS

Biskup

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I wanted to show you a simple way to make a stand for your model.
Currently in stores - not just the specialist ones - you can buy cheap and nice frames for photos.

Frames shown in this picture were bought in Tesco store, but similar can be purchased also at IKEA and other stores.
I begin work on the base by removing fasts and stiffening from the rear of the frame. Then we have to consider whether we want to stand flat or elevated. If we decide to do a low stand. We need something to fill the interior, balsa wood is easy to cut and it’s light.

Then simply need to make the ground work paint it and the stand is ready.

If we want to make a raised stand we have to do the wall of the stand. For this purpose I use balsa wood which I cut the length of the internal dimensions of the frame. The height of those elements will decide on height of the stand.

The next step is to cut the edges at an angle of at least 45 degrees.

Then we place them inside the base. Due to the fact that balsa is soft I protected the corners by using stiff paper and I use rubber band to keep it tight together.

Now we need to glue the binding site from the inside with wood glue - it is best to use one which shrinks and stiffens when it dries. Thanks to that very rarely any cracks appear.

When the adhesive dries we remove the rubber band. We now fill any cracks if any appeared and the grind it if needed. The last step is to paint our stand. If we want to further strengthen it, we can glue triangular corners that not only stiffen the whole thing, but they will also help fill the interior.

And here is an example of such a base that is elevated.
 

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Oh that is really cool, thanks for Sharing 8)
 

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Just hope it will be helpful for someone :)
 

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premo idea will be using on my AT-At walker with snow base.

really frames the work ;D
 

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