Monday, May 12, 2014
Pipe Fittings From Wire
So I had this idea, that one could make piping for terrain objects to give them more life.
I picked up some 14 gage solid wire in white, you can use other colors but I just thought white would work for this project. You can also buy this kind of wire by the foot at most hardware stores.
I wanted my PVC pipe caps to look more like storage tanks then just plain old painted lumps on the table. using the two caps I want to use, on uncut Plexiglas to determine the size of the base then marked it out plus the placement of the caps so I have a starting point to work from
So here's how it looks so far with a figure.I will glue other little bits and pieces to add more life to this, small squares for electrical boxes and smaller gage wire as electrical conduit, using a hole punch and some plastic stock sheeting I'll make a couple of access covers, then with a very small hole punch, I'll punch out a few smaller disks, and they will go around the edges of the covers to give it more of a bolts or rivets look.