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I am looking at making a Diorama Base for my Tech priest and his servitors.
I was thinking of using Plasticard to create the Tech Priest Logo on a 6 inch diameter base and then remove base size circles from that to place on the bases for the Tech Priest and Servitors so that when they are placed in their spots, the whole thing looks like it meshes.
The problem I am running into is how best to create the Logo, and how to get perfect circles cut out for the bases?
Any advice on how to best accomplish this feat would be much appreciated.
Having tried something similar I know how hard it is to get circles out of plasticard, especially thinck plasticard.
Try using a compass with 2 spiky ends and scoring the plasticard in a circle. Depending on the thickness of the card you will have to do this several times (maybe even a lot of times) and then it should be easy(ish) to snap out the shape. This will oscourse make it hard to add the teeth of the cog but they can be added and placed seperatly with the gaps filled with GS.
I'm sure other, like the guys who build Titans for fun, have other/better ways of doing it but thats the only way I can think of to get a nice circle
The compass Idea sounds like it could easily work, obviously dependant on the thickness of the plasticard.
This may sound a little out there, but if you could find a pastry cutter of an appropriate diameter (or similarly any other ring of metal, perhaps if you or an aquaintance has any metal-working skill they could fashion this for you), if you sharpened the bottom edge you could then use this as a stamp to punch through the card. I'm not entirely sure feasable this is. It may depend largely on your circumstances.... Maybe stick with a compass.
Obscure suggestion over.
Inquistion force WIP. Pics on posts 17 and 23.
You can also do what I did. Cut a slightly bigger circle (rough is fine) out of plasticard. Then, after you glue it to the base, get out a SMALL pair of scissors (the kind that come in a sewing kit or attached to a Swiss Army knife will do), and just trim it. I find if you brace the scissors on the sloping outer side of the base, clipping the edge nice and tight is pretty easy.