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Busts for Beginners help needed

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At Reapercon I purchased my first resin bust. I did this to try something new, and also on the recommendation from Michael Proctor in his Crazy Colors class. He advised his students to try painting a non-human bust, so I went with Scale75's Napoleork. The problem is I don't know anything about busts. Mostly, where do I acquire plinths, and how do I attach the bust to said plinth? Any and all assistance, guidance, and/or direction is appreciated. 

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If you’re doing a bust, it’s best to just go down to the local craft shop, get some various sizes in wood blocks. Then just hand drill or dremel a hole in the center on the top and attach to the bust with a pin that has the same size hole drilled into it centered on the bottom. The pin to bust and pin to wood are just superglued. 

 

A big piece of advice is to prime and then paint your plinth black. No need for a fancy plinth that you spend $15+ on or natural wood colors. After speaking to @Clever Crow (Michael), I primed and painted my Nosfetatu expensive natural wood plinth at the Con. It was worth it, made the piece look a lot better. 

 

Also so some more info on how to attach to plinths is available here:

 

http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/2015/08/tutorial-pinning-bust-to-plinth.html?m=1

 

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There are webstores who sell plinths too,

Some come with a metal pin to attach the bust too.

 

You can also buy a screw/pin to do this.

 

I have bought one with a pin, used superglue and some putty to attach the bust.

Also bought square plinths and just superglued the busts to those.

 

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/76396-shaâ-un-ram-tribe-warrior-bust-by-glitterwolf/

 

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/65484-legendarion-hyena-warrior-bust-gebhuza-by-glitterwolf/&/topic/65484-legendarion-hyena-warrior-bust-gebhuza-by-xherman1964/?hl=bust

 

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1 minute ago, seej said:

Thank you for the leads and references. This is exactly what I was looking for.

Happy to help! ::D:

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