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    Swamp Bases

    So as some of you have read from my other post, I've begun an Ork army using only grot/gretchin/gobbo models...and as anyone knows...an army as imposing as 160 odd grots with big guns needs equally imposing bases so I thought of making this a swamp-based army.

    I've read an excellent tutorial on brush thralls by Dan Smith regarding swamp bases but sadly it uses warmachine bases as a start.

    Does anyone have any idea of how to either sink in a wo40k base or build it up so that it can hold water effects successfully?

    Thanks ahead
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    I personally use greenstuff to give the entire lip of the bases a nice edge, then once dry, cover it with a thin coating of superglue.

    once dry. pour in water effects.

    then flock the edges with swamp grass/tall weeds/ dry flocking etc.

    paint to satisfaction.
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    I do almost the same as Shonuff but I use Milipur instead of GS as it is cheaper!

    Apart from that it's all the same!
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    I briefly considered doing this a while back, and may actually do it sometime. This would take a LOT of work, but might be worth it.

    1) Assemble infantry model without base and paint it.

    2) Get yourself some super-thin plasticard. Not sure the dimensions, but you can find it online.

    3) Take an ordinary base and use it as a template to draw a circle on the plasticard.

    4) Cut out circle.

    5) Cut away the "flat" part of base (sorry, not sure how. Either use a saw/knife and a very steady hand, or maybe a dremel) so you have nothing but a "ring."

    6) Glue the "ring" to the plasticard disc you cut out in step 4.

    7) Prime and paint "interior" side of plasticard a dark color, either black or green.

    Pour Water Effects. Insert model, along with grass, reeds, etc. before Water Effects sets.

    The effect will be the model will be ankles/knee deep in water. Similar to the above suggestions, only the edge of the base itself is the lip of the "basin" for the water effects. For a variant scheme, you could cut off the models' feet (might make them easier to fit, too), or even model them without legs at all, just have the torso and/or head sticking up out of the "water."

    Good luck!
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    Canew, Awesome idea. I never thought of taking the top of the ase off and moving the top, essentially, to the bottom! Nice! I am going to have to try that (with credit given of course!)
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    Just a thought that came to me now... why not taking the base as it is and turning it upside down?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shonuff View Post
    Canew, Awesome idea. I never thought of taking the top of the ase off and moving the top, essentially, to the bottom! Nice! I am going to have to try that (with credit given of course!)
    I think it's doable. Let me know how it works, as I may be trying it myself soon.

    @tsele: Nice idea, except the outer edge of the base is wider at the bottom than it is at the top. Flipping it over would make the base smaller, though incrementally so.
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    Great idea Canew. Might try it some time.
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    Now that sounds flipping awesome, imagine a whole squad with bases like these. Possibly like a theme of Navy Seals coming out of the water like in the commercials, or even Fishy 'Nids. This idea is great.

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    Hate to rain on anyone's parade, but

    short models + sunken bases = ...does this have anything to do with the new LOS rules?

    honestly, new LOS is from the EYES, so if you are behind a small hedge, you aren't going to be shooting too much. Yeah, they can't see you, but what are you gonna do when most of the game is played blind?
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