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i run a school league and have finished building 20 2000 point armys 40k & fantasy
the kids have painted them all now to finish these of i was going to base them
the only trouble is i have no clue how to do this simple enuff for the kids
any help would be great
thanks in advance
If it's for the kids maybe just go down the route of PVA and flock?
Brokendoll Miniature Painting - (Coming Soon)
Muse2k8's Painting Antics (WIP and Finished Models thread)
Paint on PVA glue, scoop into tub of sand, then press down with fingers. Leave to dry, then paint on more glue to hold it down.
The sand needs to be dry, but you can do that with builders sand in an oven.
i have tested the pva & flock idea but the clean up was murder most of the kids are around 10
i was looking at sand since i could sweep up the mess afterwards
I use a cardboard box... about 2ft x 3ft and 1 foot deep. I used masking tape to seal off the corners and seams... I base everything in it from troops to scenery. I can dump, shake, dip or dust the flock or sand onto the models, then dump the box back into the baggie or tupperware container it came from very easily.
As for the glue...
Bust out the Elmers glue and some old, small paintbrushes. Let them paint the glue onto the bases, add sand in a basing box as described above, or simply give each table a quart sized ziplock with a few ounces of sand in it.
After brushing on the glue they can immerse the model into the sand, inside the baggie, and shake off excess... inside the baggie.
One at a time, table by table you shouldn't have much more mess to clean up than the painting was... other than a bit of sand to vacuum up.