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Hi, I need some ideas for the base for this model. He's a tzeentchian HQ, and please nothing to complicate. Any help will be appreciated.
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Last edited by Zartas; July 26th, 2006 at 00:20.
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I would suggest finding a common theme you would like for your entire army and do the bases accordingly. It is also a good idea to do the base as part of the figure assembly that way the base looks like part of the figure rather than an add-on. If possible snap off the figure and build, prime, and paint the base and then pin the figure to the base.
That said here are a handfull of ideas:
Urban bases, Urban Rubble bases, Snow bases, Scorched Earth bases, Grassy bases, etc. Really you are limited only by your imagination!
Good old standard: coat base with PVA glue, then the sand/gravel dip, a bit of dry brushing, then some static grass...
Not very spectacular, but thats what we do, it's quick, simple and looks okay. But then again we're also total noobs lol.
Since he's your HQ it could be worth your while to invest in the new basing kit.
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Skulls are a common theme in many chaos armies. You could also try to build up his base with green stuff this will give the impression he is more important because he will be slightly taller. However in order to do this you will need to remove him from his base and then stick him back on the base later.
If he follows T'zeentch then the remains of his mutated victims would be easy to do. You can use a few spare parts from a chaos mutation sprue. Another way is to use green stuff. Just roll out some small tentacles, no detail needed. Drape these over his base, curling around each other. This will at the very least give the idea of mutation which is very T'zeentch-like.
CBrate what is this new basing kit?
Last edited by Leech; July 26th, 2006 at 00:50.
Good luck in finding one now! As to what it is - When GW released the cities of death they released a few "splash" items including an urban basing kit that came with 2 small tubs of small slate, 1 tub of large slate, 2 tubs of resin pieces, and one tub with 6" of razor wire. They sold for $15 us. Not a bad price at all. I really like their look.Originally Posted by CBrate
Here are a few bases that I put together using the basing kit along with some cork tile and a few broken up pieces from the new city buildings:
Hmmm, tzeentchian eh? Maybe flames painted blue and white? made of green stuff?
of maybe some tenticles of greenstuff, or even ork and chaos top knots for fire...
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