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Old 12 Nov 2004, 23:38   #1 (permalink)
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I was just wondering, how do you guys base your minis?

For most of my armies, it's just sand, glue and a base and then paint the sand whatever colour that I'm using for that army, if it's for my Khorne, it's red (they live on Iunsan, a red daemon world), my Guard is light grey (urban) etc.

But for a couple of models I've gone with pavement type setting. It only really pays off when applied to large bases like Wraithlords, IG heavy weapon teams etc. I start by cutting up some card into irregular shapes and glue them down to the base. When that is dry I then glue sand in between the slabs and then paint it.
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Old 13 Nov 2004, 07:21   #2 (permalink)
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I just glue sand on and drybrush it

But for my new guard army i'll use dreadnought scenic bases for my weapon teams!
 
Old 13 Nov 2004, 13:46   #3 (permalink)
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sand painted in a colour that compliments the colour of the army.. eg my tau are shadow grey and thier bases are bestial highlighted with bleached bone and a camo green rim
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view this topic http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=112.0 for a few tips
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For me its just sand and flock, although i do try to make the bases compliment the colourscheme of the army im interested in peoples opinions on scenic bases ( sand on the rim as well) and using more than just sand on cityfight bases (like some chopped up sprue for rubble etc.) and pics as examples would be good.
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Old 18 Nov 2004, 07:55   #6 (permalink)
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I find sand on the rim is a hindrance as this is the bit i pick my painted (i was going to say beautifully painted but my mum told me not to lie ;D) models up by.... sand on there just chips amay
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ive noticed lots of people do this, is there any actual reason why? or do you not varnish? I varnish everything but then i continually pile up models (casualties pile up fast dont they ;D ).
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i do varnish.... it's just i don't trust it on metal figs, on heavier ones like broadsides it flakes off if you pick up the fig by its body/gun (also half the time the @$%!"$ thing comes off in your hand) so it's far better to pick the fig up by itss base imho
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yeah I personally have never had that problem (I HATE braodsides) and i find it helps if you pick models up by the chest or shoulders. ;D that way they dont have to hang on to their guns for dear life ;D
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Old 19 Nov 2004, 01:20   #10 (permalink)
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Keep on topic ladz, and now that I've painted the "tiled" base, it' looks quite good actually (it out shines my regular sanded heavy weapon team base by a long shot (pun sort of intended since they are armed with autocannons).
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