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BBC – Back to Base-ics, Tales of a Master Baser

October 17, 2010

So i cracked on with my bases, and only just managed to get them completed. Now i decided coming into this project that because this was going to be one of my new demoing battleboxes i would a) Paint them in the standard colours and b) not go OTT on the basing. This meant i got to ply my trade at doing some pretty basic bases, which i haven’t done in a long time. so my tools of the trade that i used:

GW sand
GW Gravel (not sure if they still do this)
PVA glue
Super glue
GW Scorched Grass flock
GW Burnt Grass flock

I unfortunately managed to lose all my pictures of me making the bases, but the process was simple:

Super glue and glue down some gravel in patches
Water down pva all over the base and dip in sand
PVA in splodges on the base and glue down some more gravel
Seal the whole lot with Watered down PVA

the painting side of it i managed to capture however, with some decidedly dodgy photos!

a basecoat of Umbral Umber, or GW Scorched Brown


a second coat of Thornwood green, or GW Charadon Granite


a light coat of Bootstrap Brown, or Calthan Brown GW


a very light drybrushing of Khemri brown


Paint the rocks, i did greatcoat grey, codex grey, fortress grey. the greatcoat grey could be missed out.


I mixed scorched grass and burnt grass together to create a darker flock, and applied with super glue.


Painted edges, i like to call this 'Rimming'

Next update Tuesday: WIP Sorscha!