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Im a bit of a noob, but not new here.
Anyway, Im starting a space wolf army, and I have a few questions about making the bases:
Do you guys create the bases first? (gluing rocks/pebbles)- painting them and adding scenary.
Then gluing the models on top the finished base.
Do you glue the model onto the base, add pebbles/rocks, then basecoat the whole model and paint them.
Which method is easier?
It depends on the effect/style - that you are after.
If I'm just quickly painting a squad, I tend to glue the mini to the base, then glue the pepples etc... Then I undercoat the whole thing. Tends to have a good effect - and easy to paint this way. I'll add static grass/snow as the very last thing I do.
If i'm going for a more scenic effect, with a truly built up base (probably a bad idea just prior to 5th ed and 'real line of sight', btw, if the mini is for 40K) i'll probably paint the mini attached to a bare base, and paint the scenic base seperately. I only really do this if I'm intending to spend a lot more time on each mini.
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Like Cadaver said; it depends
For a basic troop (ie, a tactical marine or a HE spearman) I will attach the model to teh base, paint it, then do the base.
For a more important model (Like a SM captain of HE hero) I will use a small amount of super glue, to attach the model to a spare base so I can paint it, and work on making a more elaborate base for him to stand on at the same time.