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basing

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 8:09 am
by harbo1993
has anyone got any tips on basing models

Re: basing

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 9:21 am
by markb
Depends on the look you want to achieve. Can you be a bit more specific and maybe I can help you out.

Re: basing

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 9:55 am
by Bob_to_Some
I tend to now use resin bases for my 40K stuff, they are cheap enough now that it makes my models look pretty good with minimal effort (which for me is a win because I never seem to have any time to create the awesome bases others here can do!)

Re: basing

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 11:18 am
by mattjgilbert
I've just got some resin bases to try them out.

As markb says - it depends on what you look are trying to achieve. There are many techniques and solutions but it all depends what you are doing.

What models is this for, what's your colour scheme and what did you have in mind for the base.

Our answers might be dead simple or more complex dependant on your answer :)

Re: basing

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:31 pm
by harbo1993
my army is chaos spacemarines and they are red the base i am after is ruble/destroyed city

hope this helps :)

Re: basing

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:57 pm
by Bob_to_Some
Those actually are similar to the bases I use!

I use these and they cost me about 75p a base:
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Re: basing

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 2:00 pm
by mattjgilbert
Polyfilla (or sand/glue) and small stones are probably your best and cheapest option. It's best to do the messy stuff before you paint the model so you don't risk damaging your paint work. Paint the base mid grey, drybrush it light grey and then near white. Give it a black ink wash. Paint the base edge black.

That should do the trick.

Re: basing

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 2:24 pm
by markb
The way I do my my urban bases is to use modeling sand then get some larger pieces of slate and glue them around the base. Around the slate I will glue some larger grit and put small clumps of this around the base as well. On a standard 25mm base this is enough as any more and the base becomes too busy. To paint it I start with watered down black. Over this (you'll have to forgive me here as I don't know the new Citadel colour names) I overbrush Shadow Grey followed by Codex Grey. I finish off with a light drybrush of Space Wolves Grey and maybe a very light drybrush of white.

On larger bases, 40mm and 60mm, you can go to town a bit. I have used in the past resin components but a really simple way is to use polyfiller or green stuff to build up rubble piles and use the methods described above. You can also raid the bits box for stuff to glue down on to it. Another good thing is to use bits of sprue, these can be used for bits of girder.