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I just got some Tau, and I have them base coated and everything, but I was thinking of how to do the bases and my fiance thought it would be cool to do fissure bases, with a lava flow underneath. And I am (or was) and avid WoW player, I thought it would be cool to do Fel lava, instead of the regular, red-yellow-orange kind I see all the time. Also i don't want use flows of lava just kind of cracks in the earth with the lava or glowing crystal or what ever I fluff it up to being shining underneath. What is some way I could do this?
I WAS thinking of painting the base green, then putting plasticard on top of that paint that black/brown with some gravel and rocks and crysyals on the top.
What you folks think? Or recommend.
Oddly in this case I can predict what most of the answers will be. They'll say "Use the search function".
I did and found you this-
Slorak is a highly capable painter and he'd probably happily share points and tricks, if you felt you needed to know more.
No more NG spearmen, thanks! Now I need some pump-wagons!
I found that already, but I feel that those are a little wider and larger than I was thinking.
I would like to apologize aswell, I was stuck at home all day with no one to talk to and Im used to being on LO at night, when there are plenty more people on.
Last edited by Deathula; September 29th, 2009 at 04:57.
I've just finished painting a guy with a sort of lava base, if it's any help.
I made the raised rock sections with green stuff and painted the lava straight on to the plastic of the base. I've put an attached image at the end of this post that might help illustrate what I mean...
I've not looked at Slorak's method (he's generally pretty good at what he does so you might want to give it a shot...) but another guy I've seen make a lava-esque base is Ein... Some pictures might help give you some tips.
Base construction (and a second better base)
Painting Basecoat : Refining : Experimenting : Lava painting
Ein doesn't really go into that much detail in how he does stuff but he might give you a few ideas.
Anyway, hope these ideas help, let us know how you get on!
Just want to give you guys who responded an update, I figure out what to do, and I am in the process of finishing the bases now, actually putting the figure painting on hold to do it.
Took some plasticard, semi thick. Put it on the bases cut it so it flush. Then took my trusty dremel and ground out some flow lines, once I get a camera again, as the one I have used before that was decent was broke I will be posting some picture of the bases and some of the models on them.