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I painted my base on my men metal, to represent the fact that they live in a highly industrialised society? It would make sense but I have no idea if this is even acceptable to stand along those bases fully furnished and kitted out.
I would try to include some rusty parts on the floor they stand on, possibly blood, with extra bits where I see fit.
Heresy, or not?
Nope, this isn't in the realm of heresy. I would suggest adding some stuff to the bases however, as otherwise you'll end up with something that looks a little plain. However, if you don't mind this go for it.
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I don't think that would be too offensive, but as mentioned above, add some goodies to keep them interesting.
small bits of window screening can make a nice vent panel for floors, or even add small brass tack heads (painted in the colour of the base) to serve as rivets.
I'd make sure the give the metal a few washes of ink (black and/or chestnut) to make it look grimy and worn.
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Quite like this idea actually, should fit in well with Cities of Death. If you plan on going for metal flooring, may I suggest you look for some textured plasticard. You can get it in all kinds of texture which can look very good for metal flooring. Here is an example of what I mean.
Hope this helps.
I've seen models with "metal" base and looks very very good, so go for it.
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you could cut up bits of sprue to make into metal bars
Not at all. It's what I use to base pretty much all my armies now. Flock as you normally would do, and paint the base grey and the sand metal, possibly with some rust flecks and plastic sprue bits to add some variation.
And what's this doing in the fluff forum?
There's no problem with it, I've seen people base their armies all kinds of ways. My own 'standard' technique involves very dark (almost volcanic looking) stones with clumps of grass. I've been experimenting with swamp bases too, and that seems to be working out quite well.
My advice.. get some very, very fine chicken wire and lay it across the base to make it look like a walkway or grating. Much, much cooler than just a coat of mithril silver or boltgun metal. To be honest, just painting a base any colour will never look that convincing next to physical props.
Well, it also has to do with fluff right? With like the base going along with the universe of 40k and all.Originally Posted by Xerxes
Thanks for the replies guys, I will definitly put on the extra goodies, and keep it as original as I can. How do I apply the ink, just put it on, or dryrush, etc. Thanks!
Painting the base metal is fine. What I would suggest is you try to make it look like the ground they are walking on is mineral rich. Put gravel/ sand down as normal, ink it black and then drybrush it with boltgun metal.