|The source of the figures|
When making the paper soldiers I stick the paper over an insert of light card to give them some strength. When this is later coated with PVA glue it makes the figures quite sturdy. The addition of the card does mean side on there is a more noticable white edge. This is quickly covered up by running a felt-tipped brush pen around the edge. The brush type of nib on these pens make it easy to get into tricky parts of the figures.
|A white edge is covered up with a felt-tipped pen.|
|Brush felt-tipped pen.|
|The edge after using the felt-tipped pen.|
Having cut out the blocks of figures they are stuck to stands with a base piece of thick card and two side bits of similar card cut down the centre which are used to trap the figures.
|Bases are made from a bottom piece and two side pieces stuck on top that trap the figures on either side.|
|Figures are stuck to stands|
|A finished unit.|