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This was my first time basing my models and I am happy with the results except for the fact all the rocks are falling off. I have come to the conclusion that this may be excess rocks that never actually stuck to any of the glue, but I fear I might be mistaken.
All I did was coat the base in elmers glue and then add the rocks. Did I miss some kind of step to make the basing keep?
It should be Glue, Rocks/sand/Grass, Watered down Glue (depending on the hold sometimes two layers.
putting a matte finish on your models will help hold down your basing job aswell.
A final layer of glue or varnish stops bits crumbling off and holds everything together quite nicely.
And over there we have the labyrinth guards.
One always lies, one always tells the truth, and one stabs people who ask tricky questions.
I base the minis before I undercoat/prime them.
The glue, combined with the layer of paint from the primer (and fervered prayers to Glibbyglobby the false god of Glue) generally works for me.
washing the sand/rocks before gluing helps alot too
I have found that with regular white glue (Elmer's) that over time it doesn't have the overall sticking power of other glues. I found that after a bit the edges of the base would start to pull up.
Since that started happening to me - I now use Zap-a-gap (basically your super glue) on the basing. Just a bit on the base and a dip into the sand or whatever else you are using should be sufficient. If you are building up the base a little a drop over the top will make sure that nothing is coming off it.
It can be a touch messier if you get it on your hands but I have found it to be a more "permanent" solution.
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Thanks for the replies, I'll try the advice!
Oh, and for sand on bases: after glueing allow it some time to dry before painting (in one case, the whole layer of sand came off after I started too quickly to paint it. Luckily for me, the sand layer stayed in shape and after letting it dry I managed to simply glue the whole thing back on the base)
Some transparent glue which is barely noticeable when used properly also helps.
It ain't easy bein' green... :-)
Also... a lot of basing is actually easier than sand/rocks and looks better too.
Stuff like corkboard is cheap, VERY easy to stick down, and looks very impressive when painted.
I was base-o-phobic until Cheredanine kindly coached me through it. It's not actually that difficult to get good results with a bit of planning and patience.