When it comes to basing for my 1/72 figures, I prefer using washers. The washers give the finished figures added weight and stability, The washers also allow for using magnetic tape to store my figures. The only problem is gluing the vinyl figures to the metal and making them stick. I solved this problem using Loctite Activator, and plastic card to make a strong bond.
I use a 3/4 inch circular paper cutter to clip small pieces of plastic card. I clip the pieces large enough to cover the hole in the center of the washer but not so large it hangs over the edge of the washer.
I have taken to using Ceramic Tile Caulk to add texture to my bases. I use a caulking gun to dispense a glob of the caulk onto some junk mail or other disposable stuff. I then use a toothpick or old craft knife to trowel the caulk on to the figures base. This caulk has the texture of normal tile grout, but it is flexible when it is dried since it is made of latex caulk. I also like the fact that after it has dried for 15 minutes the caulk forms a skin on the surface. At this point, you can sculpt the surface into any shape you like since the caulk below is still soft. You can use your finger tips to make it really smooth or a tooth pick to rough it up. The more I play with it the more I learn new ways to get different effects.
Questions and comments are always welcome. Thanks for reading...
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