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I tried to come up with a different basing scheme for my DH army than the green base/flock that I used for my SM and WH armies. Using a few ideas from the conversion forum, I came up with marble tile bases. The below is a test:
I'm wondering if it looks too busy, or something. I like it, but wanted some opinions.
I think it looks pretty good, although I can't really tell if it's battleworn or just have soem spare flock or something on it. Look nice though.
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It's hard to tell, but this is supposed to be dark blue marble, with grey/colored veins in it. The white didn't come out very well, unfortunately. I can't take a straight on shot, since the gloss varnish REALLY reflects well.
Interesting. In the photos it looks more purple. Overall not bad and should be very effective and ... the best part.... different!
If anything some of the white areas look a bit thick and forced (ie. not very natural looking) almost as if you had left something circular resting there that had wet paint on it...
I would definitely be interested in seeing the full effect of having the figure on the base as well.
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It's very nice actually. I've never seen a marble base attempted before. I might just try one sometime.
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It definatley looks like you've got depth there, but there is something about it that doesn't scream 'marble' at me, but only a little.
I did a small trawl and all I could come up with is sodalite blu (above) or nero marquina.
I did see what you were looking for but I couldn't get the appropriate reference name or photo, sorry.
Well done so far! Good luck.
Last edited by Jon Quixote; November 30th, 2006 at 09:18.
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I like it very much and think it would work but for sanitys sake, it doesnt scream marble to me either, more scuffed surface
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@slorak: The white was an attempt to add more "brightness" to the piece, but it seemed to take away, more than add to it. I agree, it looks like a mistake rather than part of the piece. I think the purple comes from the attempt to use chaos black/liche purple 1:1 as the basecoat, and adding some "stripes" while the basecoat was still damp.
@Jon, Chered: Maybe if the lines were more straight, than the swirl effect I have currently... now that you were able to point it out, I think that is what takes away from the effect. I'll try for more shading and "alignment" on my lines on the next try.
Thanks everyone! (Once I get this figured out, I'll post my recipe here.)
I think you did a good job though i think you should have stopped a step before the white. I think it would have looked better had you stopped adding lines at the lavender purple. I like teh technique alot though. A little refinement and you will have some very kewl very unique bases.
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Hmm..looks very good, but the lines seem to be a little too clean for so much battle damage..hope I make sense. Good job anyways, never seen this before
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