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Old 07 Apr 2010, 18:30   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

I like to ask what do you guys basically do with the base? Do you usually glue models onto the base and then proceed to sand and do whatever decorations on them or you do the opposite?

I'm just experimenting and I did my Orks without bases first and I'd say it's a helluva job easier to work on the base without getting sand and glue onto the models. But I find it extremely hard to glue the Orks onto the sand as cement glue will make it hard to stick.

Currently I used super glue, what do you guys think?
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Old 07 Apr 2010, 18:55   #2 (permalink)
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I glue the model first and then do the basing after. You're going to get a far better adhesion from model to base then you will model to whatever material you use on the base.
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Old 07 Apr 2010, 18:56   #3 (permalink)
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I always glue the models on first, as I could never get models to stick to flocked bases. After that I brush pva glue onto the base with an old brush, and that stops blue from getting on the model. If I do get a little glue on the model, I just remove it with a tooth pick.
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Old 07 Apr 2010, 19:25   #4 (permalink)
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Models first, then sand. Then I prime them. Primer helps hold sand onto the base.
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Old 07 Apr 2010, 20:16   #5 (permalink)
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I flocked mine (using PVA, aka white, glue mixed with water) after painting the model. Then I painted over the green flock with grey.

Painting over it was annoying (the flocking material would absorb a silly amount of the paint), so I plan on scraping off the few I have done and just buying some sort of grey basing material instead.
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Old 07 Apr 2010, 22:15   #6 (permalink)
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Models first, then sand. Then I prime them. Primer helps hold sand onto the base.
This.

I glue to model to the base, PVA glue the base and rub it around in some sand and small rocks etc, then I let it dry, let the extra sand and friends fall of, then prime. Primer holds the sand on the base well and also makes it easier paint.
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Old 07 Apr 2010, 22:49   #7 (permalink)
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The fact that many of you prime then paint your sand is... odd to me. Interesting, but odd.
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Old 07 Apr 2010, 22:55   #8 (permalink)
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I just simply paint the model, then sand, then wash the un-undercoated sant with devlan mud.

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Old 07 Apr 2010, 23:09   #9 (permalink)
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Bear in mind also, if you're running through a sandy desert, the chances are you'll get sand on your boots and ankles.
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Old 08 Apr 2010, 00:07   #10 (permalink)
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I always make and paint my bases before gluing the model to it.
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