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    Using slate?

    Bit cheeky maybe, and I don't know if it should be in modelling or not?

    Anyone used any slate on their basing?
    Do you use super glue or pva to glue it down?
    Do you paint it or leave it as it is?

    Anyone got any examples they can show me?

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    I was wondering the samething. There is a river close to my house, and its full of the stuff. I have a couple pieces that I was going to use for some terrain but when I got them home and put next to my warhammer models and it would look really sweet as a base. Especially on an assualt squad.

    I would think that you would want to use super glue just to be on the safe side. (You dont want to have it and your model falling off the base after awhile.)

    The pieces that I have look great without painting them. I guess its more of a personal preference really.

    Hope that this helps a little.

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    I have used it. I glued it with pva. I painted it because the shading of the natural stone didn't look good imo. The painting depends on your theme and the color you desire of course.

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    I used to use slate all the time. And I've just done it again.

    I use super glue, and then I paint it.

    As with all bases, the 'natural' colour doesn't look 'natural' when 'miniaturised'. This is because you don't get the same contrasts at that scale as you would for an item 20 times as big. So, always paint it, otherwise it just looks like you've stuck a lump of stone on the base.

    Pic to follow.

    EDIT:

    Here's a couple of old ones. They're not very good.





    Newer one to follow later this week.


    EDIT2:

    Here you go. Better slate painting.

    Last edited by Jon Quixote; April 20th, 2009 at 21:30.
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    I use it to, i find its great for those stood on a cliffside kinda poses... tbh i've completed more bases than i have models due to the jigsaw effect a large pile of stones offers. I do use some pinning/wiring on the larger peices though, i find its pretty easy to drill through and a simple paper-clip with the right folding underneath works a treat, also adds to the heavy meaty feel that a model on real slate provides....

    wow i never thought i'd post advice on these forums.... kinda choking up here

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