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Ok, I have a slight problem with this. ATM I have a Karak-Hirn dwarf army with pebbles as the main base ingrediant, and TBH I don't mind it (but it could be better).
Now, I plan to have a larger and better looking new dwarf army alongside the existing one (yes you heard right... two dwarf armies) but I want a better looking basing scheme.
I would have used a nice black > dark grey > light grey > white drybrushing on sand; but I've already used this on my Asur (and to a small degree on my SM Chapter). And I don't want a green base look either.
So, I'm asking for ideas for bases that look mountainous but still look dwarfish and good.
Any ideas? Pics of your own? etc
you could try snow...
or you could try paved , so like bricks and stuff...
or being dwarf you could try stilts...
hmmm... not getting far am i...
how about red sands.... no bad idea, awful idea, Sorry
i dunno, the first two i did were best...
slate? ok it would take ages to do on a whole army....
what about a snow look? like on the picture on the dwarf warriors book, with a few large ships of rock poking out of the snow (bits of grit)
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You could try cork tiles. They cut easy and if you take tweezers and pull out random chunks you get a very nice rocky texture. You could stack pieces together and glue them for added height variations. Glue random patches of finer sand to hide seams and blend it all together better.
Here is an example:
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paint the bases grey, and make it like a ruined floor, this can be achieved with a craft knife on the base it self. model the base before ou stick the model on (just reminding you! lol) do ike cracked slates on the floor, and a little bit of gravel on 1 corner say. looks brill i think...
I think Slorak's base (pictured) is fantastic but, if you are going to prepare a whole army it might be very time consuming, though worth it. However, I have long admired the work of Colin Dixon and the picture of his dwarf miners on page 41 of the Warhammer Armies supplement "Warhammer Dwarfs" would meet your leaning to go dark. Colin uses gravel painted dark grey then drybrushed Codex grey. This reflects the mountainous terrain usually favoured by dwarfs.
well, you could do a more dark red/brownish mountain, for variety. and paint the sides of the bases dark flesh, I find it a nice colour. and the odd patch of static grass here and there, on the bigger bases, representing the odd tufts of grass you find growing in the most unbelievable places.