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I was wondering if anyone has a tutorial or any tips for ocean,swamp basing. Thank you very much.
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Oceans and swamps are often best shown with a variety of either muddy greens for swamp and cold/blue-greens for the ocean. Plain blue is often too strong for the ocean as water only looks that way when it is deep. Swamps can be shown by adding plants to bases, things that look like reeds. If you have old brushes you don't use anymore you can cut off the bristles and glue them to you models bases. These bristles make very good swamp plants. A little bit of watered down brown paint and then some drybrushing will make them look all plant-like.
Puddles and ponds can be done with water effects. An easy way is to leave an area of you models bases untouched. Glue sand/gravel to the other areas and paint as normal. You can try to make sure tha area you will leave blank in surrounded by gravel to kae it look more like a puddle. With the blank areas paint them dark brown and smudge on some dark green. Then apply water effects over this area and you will get an icky swamp puddle.
You can go further by cutting a hole in a model's base so you have a big gap. get a piece of plastic or something that will fit on the underside of your base and glue it onto the bottom. The result is a small pit. Smooth the sides of the pit with a little putty and then paint it as swamp and pour in some water effects. Water effects can also be changed by adding small amounts of ink to it. The ink will colour it and give a more murky effect. You should also keep an eye out for anything that looks either swampy or aquatic to go on your models bases. If you find some seashells that are small enough they can be glued onto a model's base and it will seem to have something to do with the ocean as it has a seashell on it's base.