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well i'm almost done with the majority of my 40k army and im rather pleased with how its looking. and im starting to work on the basing for them.
i wanted to do a snowy urban theme. i think i have the mixture and everything planned out for the snow. my only thing im stuck on is urban rubble and items like that. ive seen the GW buildings and the "urban basing kit" but i'de rather not spend alot of money for something the is instantly reconsible as being a GW kit. is there any cheep, or home rigged stuff that people use as building parts, rubble, broken bunkers, weaponry, or anything similar that would work well for bases (small troop bases to large dreadnaught bases)?
(by the way, i dont know if this is the right forum for it, but i figured it was the closest, if a mod can think of a better place feel free to move it)
It should probably be in the modelling forum??
But that aside, you could just try going around scrabbling for rocks and small stones and stuff, or even try using some green stuff.
It's cheap AND you get the added bonus that everyone thinks you're a weirdo cackling with joy as you find small stones on the floor.
LO RulesOriginally Posted by AnonymousOriginally Posted by Cyric
A really cheap and effective way is to give it a normal basing job but with a few larger stones, then just take a couple extra bases and slash em up. Glue em onto the base and the become pieces of twisted rusted metal, Sounds odd but it really does look good. A kid at my local store Dave does this for his guard it turns out really good.
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I used an old roof slate. Just place it in a couple of plastic bags and hit it with a hammer (a few times).
You can usually pick these up from a skip or ask a roofer he will let you take some broken slates.
I stick the larger bits to the base with superglue then use smaller peices and GW gravel.
also instead of making them you could buy them at very reasonable prices, have a look at this ebay store that i found
eBay Australia Shop - Back To Base-ix: Resin Bases, Miniature bases, and similair wargaming
very good bases:yes: , i have them right across my army.
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I saw a guy do this once as scenery, not as a basing material, but I'm sure you could adapt it. Basically he took an old CD and a ton of old sprues he no longer needed. Covered the hole in the CD with something (cardboard, I think), then he chopped up the sprues into a million little "cubes." Then he glued 'em together somehow (I'm guessing mixed the pile with white glue), and molded the whole mess into a pile on top of the CD. Let it dry, then painted with black undercoat and lotsa gray drybrushed on aferward. Voilla, a pile of urban rubble!
I know you don't want to pay for the "urban basing kit", but have you thought of buying a single GW building (smallest one you can) and hacking that to bits? Hell you could probably find a damaged / badly painted one on eBay and just use that.
From what I can see, most of the big pieces from the basing kit are just chopped up pieces of one of those kits anyway.
Oh, and as a sidenote, i've bought resin bases pre-made from Back to base-ix and from Foundations of War (both are links to the ebay stores). Haven't recieved the back to base-ix bases yet, but the foundations of war ones are quite nice for the price i've paid for them.
Raid your bits box. Anything (and anyone) can be battlefield debris.
And over there we have the labyrinth guards.
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You can put the transparent plastic onto the base of a model and then give it a spray undercoat as normal. Once you have done this and any other painting such as messy drybrushing you can just scrape the paint off the plastic to reveal that it is transparent again. Any scrapes will just make it look more weathered and authentic. To protect it from varnish put some blu-tac over it or even a small amount of tissue paper, varnish can of course work as it will just make it look dirty.
I am not sure about how to do snow because I have never actually done snow. I imagine that you could try some brown ink in small quantities here and there in the snow to make it look like dirty slush that someone has run is with muddy boots.