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Any ideas on making diy bases for pop up parades? I’ve seen some ppl that 3D print them but that is not an option for me as I don’t have a 3D printer.
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virgogf3 kuukautta sitten#108674788i'm still kinda new to the hobby so i'm sorry but what's wrong with PUP bases? i've preordered a couple PUPs but i don't actually own any yet so i'm curiouscan be quite large, the colors of the base never seem to match the figure, like for example this one ITEM #1166446 he looks great, but if you look at the user submitted photos, his base is orange instead of red or pink or black, or anything that the figure has. usually the large size of it is sometimes not needed, so it ends up lookin a bit too big for the figure too, but that's not always. the bases just look a bit strange over all, you can check user submitted photos to see the bases etc! but of course everyone thinks differently of it, hope this helps out❤️
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virgogf3 kuukautta sitten#108674788i'm still kinda new to the hobby so i'm sorry but what's wrong with PUP bases? i've preordered a couple PUPs but i don't actually own any yet so i'm curious

Personally, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with PUP bases.
There are plenty of prize figures with extremely plain and oversized bases, yet people never seem to complain about those.
So I honestly don’t mind PUP bases, especially since they come in different colors (depending on the figure/character, that is).
With all that being said :
I think it’s super interesting to see other collectors decorate and re-design figure bases such as with PUPs.
The creativity that goes into them is always beyond impressive, and I love seeing the final outcomes when they’re shared here on MFC (:
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Not a full guide, but just some notes on how I approach it for my bases.

The New Base
Depends on what you are going for and how custom.

Some ideas:
- Cup coasters. Cheap option and come in many shapes.
- Wooden blocks. I'm put some of my figures on wooden blocks go give them some height. You can probably find ready cut ones at hobby stores or on Amazon. Heck even wooden kids blocks can work if the right size.

Bottom line is get creative, as the shape you want likely already exists and can be cheaply purchased. If you are after something more unique then you need to get DIYing with a saw.

he Tools
1. Drill
You will likely need a drill of some form. I use a pinvise hand drill as it gives me plenty of low risk control. The drill bit needs to match the diameter of the pins required.

2. Sandpaper
Optional depending on the base, but can help with smoothing off surfaces. Recommend a layer of sanding if you plan to paint it.

3. Superglue
Required if you need to add custom pins to the base.

4. Paint
If you plan to paint it. A layer of primer is needed to.

Pins
If the PUP figure has pins in the feet like my Alphonse, then you don't need pins.
But other Prizes or scales will likely require pins.

I use brass rods and wire cutters to cut them to length. Can easily be found on Amazon. ust be wary of buying them too thick as they can tough to clip with wire cutters when they get more than 3mm in diameter.

Any thicker and wooden dowels/rods may work better and are easier to cut.

Making the template
This process may not work for all figure. This is mainly for figures that have flat bases (even height pins).

1. Get some corrugated cardboard (from packing) and cut it to the rough shape you want.
2. Get the figure, or the base (the one that has the pins). Some PUPs have the pins in the figures feet. But most have the pins in the base.
3. Press the old pins into the cardboard until they leave a mark. This is why we want corrugated coardboard.
4. You now have a template than you can tape to your new base. This will let you know where to drill your holes.

Making the new base
1. If you have the template, you can tape it to the new base and then drill through the imprints to make the pin holes. If you don't have a template, you may need to eyeball with some measurements.
2. Glue in you new pins (if required).
3. Sand and paint it (as desired).
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virgogf3 kuukautta sitten#108674788i'm still kinda new to the hobby so i'm sorry but what's wrong with PUP bases? i've preordered a couple PUPs but i don't actually own any yet so i'm curious
They're just kinda plain and can be unnecessarily large at times.
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i'm still kinda new to the hobby so i'm sorry but what's wrong with PUP bases? i've preordered a couple PUPs but i don't actually own any yet so i'm curious
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It's more ambitious, but I've always love this method used on this scale. BLOG #20403

The user made a separate cardboard base. Covering the base with newspaper and masking tape. They then surrounded the original base with their own homemade base. Eventually painting it and adding grass. Topped it off with nice decorations.
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If you don't want to modify the base permanently then maybe print a design out or use cardboard with designs (galaxy, clouds etc.) on it and put that on the base. (with double sided tape maybe)

Here is a nice example PICTURE #2819919
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Melone Can't copy platinum
BLOG #53173
this clay base tutorial is pretty good
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I modified some of my pop up parade bases. I mostly use some thin wood to create a stone looking floor design or some hot glue to give it a untouched nature flair. And then of course paint it with some acrylic paint. You can add some fake plants as well if you look for a more natural look. It’s not perfect looking but way better than the original :D (and it’s cheap in materials)
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