Post by kaytermarram on Mar 10, 2015 13:57:23 GMT -5
OK, fellows, now letz have some ideas and discussions about bases for busts. I think, most of you will pin the bust on a rod and insert it in some kind of wooden block with a nameplate on it. That looks really good but in my eyes a bit, hm, "lame" and, to tell the truth, not so inspired, if you get what I mean. Thinking of a cool painted bust with every heart of the painter put in, why not thinking about something special to put the bust on, some kind of a diorama or something in this direction? For example: I will put my THING bust the way that it looks as if it would come through the floor with broken wood paneels, dirt, some tentacles swinging around and so on (I mean, I PLAN to do it that way). The CTHULHU DUCK will be shown in a similar way.
I think, there are plenty of ideas possible for military busts or other stuff shown here. What about you? Any ideas for your presentation or will you go the way the most bust painters will go (I know, I can be a pain in the a$$, but sometimes it needs pain to get harder. Yup!)
Nah...I'm sure you could be worse!! LOL!! I suppose it comes down to a couple things when it comes to the base...the artist's perception of what they are looking to achieve and then there could be a "distraction factor" for some. And what I mean by that is that in a traditional sense the bust is placed on a plinth and the piece itself stands out more than the base not to mention that there is possibility that some life long figure and bust painters just don't think outside that box that lets say you, myself and certainly a few other progressive builders might.
Personally, I don't think I would ever view a bust or figure on a plinth any less the artistic contribution then lets say the puss-latent secretions from a overly aggressive cephalopod's tentacles. Of course the added creations do bring a lot to a piece and can be appreciated!
To answer the question..yes, I am one who is more tempted to add a little bit of...something to a base to bring more life to it and possibly as well as a little eye candy for anyone willing to take the time to have a look at it! I did have a plan for the FF bust base...implementing it is a whole secondary item but the cards are all laid out on the table!!
Post by kaytermarram on Mar 11, 2015 9:17:46 GMT -5
Great ideas, Todd! Modelling is always and adventure, I guess... Andy, thats my thoughts. Putting great painted busts "only" on commercially available pedestals, I think, that is no good idea. Biskup: I left a message concerning the language, like Andy said, on the site. This stuff is extremely well done and amongst the best I have seen till now. I made a request in english, and am glad you mentioned that he can read it. Now lets wait what he will said concerning prizes and ordering instructions. Thanks for the link!
Post by kaytermarram on Mar 12, 2015 4:50:34 GMT -5
Thanks Biskup! I have mailed to him and a few hours later he replied, shipping insured is in a way good priz, and he said, that he made the bases on order. Do you have an eventual prize for an example base?
Well I haven't mail ordered from him yet. But all the bases that I bought in different shape and size were in a good price. bishop-miniatures.blogspot.com/2014/03/drewniane-podstawkiwooden-bases.html 3 bases from front raw were made by me. All others are from the chap that I gave the link earlier. Average price for the unpainted bases was something around 23 PLN which is about 5,58 EUR or 5,91 USD.Of course some where a bit more expensive and some cheaper but I think the average price is still good.