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Old 05 Mar 2007, 21:02   #1 (permalink)
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I need help basing my models the thing is i got Black templars and ultra marines but i haven't base them yet any basing ideas will be good

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Old 05 Mar 2007, 21:17   #2 (permalink)
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what matrails do you have? and how complex do you wnt to be?

If you want it nice and simple, sand with watered down black ink, and then a few bits of static grass on top.

Simple.

If you want it a bit more fancy: make stones from a cheap putty (no more nails!!), add sand, paint saind with a combination of brown paints, add static grass.

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Old 06 Mar 2007, 01:39   #3 (permalink)
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Ok. Here goes.

Sand/Earth You can do a variety of things. Use real sand, or buy fine sand from Games-Workshop and glue it on to the base. Finish it by adding clumps of flock (also bought at Games-Workshop or a hobby store)

SnowThere's a really great tutorial on CMON http://coolminiornot.com/article/aid/323 there. You could also use snow flock.

Water Paint the surface blue, and then paint PVA glue or gloss on to it to give it a watery-liquid effect. You could also use Games-Workshop's Water Effects.

Forest Flock. That's all you have to use. Green stuffing vines and other misc. things helps set the scene as well.

Lava This, you pretty much paint on. Start with a red, then work on towards the center, going brighter and brighter from red to orange to yellow, to finally a thin line of white in the center of the lava flow. PVA and Water Effects on top of this helps make it look liquid.

That's all I can think of for now.
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Old 06 Mar 2007, 06:27   #4 (permalink)
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it may also be wort noting on hte lava base front that using bits of bases to create something for the model to stand on without being singed!
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Old 06 Mar 2007, 11:03   #5 (permalink)
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I need help basing my models the thing is i got Black templars and ultra marines but i haven't base them yet any basing ideas will be good
Ultra Marines are fine based any way, really, but Black Templars look great if you put them on monastery flooring. Easiest way to do this would be to shape a big square plank out of green stuff, roughly a tad smaller or bigger than your model's base, then cut a bunch of equal sized smaller squares into that. Paint it grey.

I just like the whole idea of a bunch of Black Templars having a last stand at their sanctum fortress. Maybe some scattered books on the ground. ^_^
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Old 06 Mar 2007, 12:47   #6 (permalink)
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I have 3 40k armies and 2 of them have a ruined city base set-up. Its my favorite and uses nothing but neutrals (grey) so it will not pull from your black armored marines.
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Old 06 Mar 2007, 19:34   #7 (permalink)
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If your wanting to go along the ruin front, create stone pieces like i said in the hobby bits basing thread.
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