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I want to add some static grass over my bases (they're all just black and boring now)
My idea was to paint the bases graveyard earth and then add static grass, but how?
I hope somebody could help me with this. Maybe a little tutorial or some?
This is how I go about making grassy bases:
1. Cover the bare base with PVA (white glue, Elmer's glue, whatever) taking care not to get it on the model's feet.
2. Dip the base in a tub of modelling sand, adding details such as cork or pieces of slate to simulate rocks. Then wait for the glue to dry completely.
2. Undercoat the base at the same time as the model. I do this with GW's Black spray primer.
3. Paint over the base completely with Scorched Brown.
4. Thoroughly drybrush Calthan Brown and Snakebite Leather in patches so you get mixed tones.
5. Final soft drybrush with Bleached Bone.
At this stage, you can start adding some static grass. This is always the last stage. Add some small patches of PVA glue and pick up a bit of static grass with your fingers. Dab it on the patches of glue. What I then usually do is turn the model upside down and give it a good shake (over the pot of grass). This will encourage the grass to stand upright as well as getting rid of any excess.
I wouldn't advise covering the whole base with grass as this tends to look unrealistic. You wouldn't expect a modern battlefield to be completely covered in grass - there will be plenty of mud and rock exposed.
Obviously, depending on your army's theme you may want to use different colours. But basically the process goes: white glue > sand > undercoat and paint > patches of white glue > grass.
But after undercoating (spraying) except for the base, you also paint the model? Or after completing base entirely?
Ok, thanks guys
So... first you paint the model and the base, then you add static grass, and you do this by adding some glue, stab some grass into it, hang it upside down and make sure the grass stands up, and then i'm finished? Does the PVA glue must be watered down?
But while hanging upside down?
add the glue and sand before you spray your model.
So it goes like this:
1. Construct the model on the black base
2. Add PVA glue (white tacky glue) to the base and dip in the sand.
3. I tend to then neaten up the sides of the bases by running my finger across to get rid of any that may have fell down.
4. Wait until the glue has dried.
5. Spray black or white depending on your preference.
6. Paint your model
7. Paint the sand. like others have said... depending on your army depends on the colours you want to paint. Wood elves are foresty. Tomb Kings deserty... for example...
8. Add small dabs of PVA glue to the areas you want to put static grass on.
9. Add the static grass to these areas.
10. Turn the model upside down and gently blow. This will make the grass stand up when you turn the model the right way.
11. Wait until this has dried and you have finished 1 model... then do it for the rest of your army.....
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Ok, i will give it my best shot