- uPVC Pipes bends
- Fibreboard (or your usual basing material - cardboard, mdf, etc)
- Hot glue gun (with glue sticks obviously)
- PVA glue
- cheap matt black spray paint
- hobby paints
Picked up a couple of uPVC pipe bends at B&Q for £1.49 each. For basing I hacked off a couple of pieces from some fibre board I bought a while ago. Can't remember how much this stuff costs, but a I know a large board of it is just a few pounds (GBP). Wasn't too fussy about being exact as it they will be free standing, so the more irregular the better probably.
Sanded down the board edges to a slope and then got the hot glue gun out and glued the pieces together.
Time to cover the bases before undercoating. A good covering of PVA glue and cover in sand/grit.
To save time in drying stages I then immediately spray painted the lot in a cheap matt black. Spraying meant that I didn't disturb the wet sand on the base and I'd only have to wait once to start the colour painting process.
The pipes were looking a bit too brown and blending in with the base, so another quick drybrush with boltgun metal, and a final drybrush with GW tanned flesh for the base.
Obviously you can add as much detail as you like, but I 've stopped at the basic level. Not bad for 2 sub 30 minute sessions.