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    Mountain Bases

    Now, for some reason I really dislike creating topics but I couldn't find anything matching my search results. (Mind you i didn't try very hard.)

    Anyways, here is my question: Does anyone know of a really good way to create rocks for bases? I would like to know because I'm basing my army in the mountains and as such, I want my heros to be standing on boulders to make them stand out. When I first thought of this, I thought of real rocks but they would probably be too heavy. I've never really done scenic bases so this would be a first for me if that makes any difference. Would small chunks of high density foam work?

    So, any answers to this would be gratefully appreciated.

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    one of the best ways i've found and just started playing around with is cork board. get a med think sheet at a hobby store or somewhere and you can break it to make jagged edges and glue it to the base, and depending on the height your looking for you can stack acouple and make a bigger rock with different cliff faces. after you glue it to the base then take watered down glue (elmers or wood) and give acoule coats over everything to seal it and give it a little ridigity.

    then you can paint and drybrush as normal.

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    Things that cost money :
    Cork
    Foam

    Things that dont:
    Small real rock
    Bark

    They all work really well with a nice drybrush of a grey

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    I would go with the foam. Sure you have to buy it, but I got mine for about 3€ each m² (resembles 3-4 square feet for about 3-4 pounds, I think... tell me if I got the conversion wrong) Anyway you can sculpt whatever you want from that foam, just use your knife. Building caves or anything else into the rocks is very easy like that.

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    Alright. Thanks from all of you guys. I'll check out all of these methods and see which one I'm gonna go for.
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    I must disagree that rocks are a bad thing to use.
    They can work perfectly, but they are heavy. Also it is very dependant on what kind of rocks you use.
    I would give it a try but I woulden't commit to it.
    Other than that I would imagine either styrofoam or cork would do the trick.
    Foam might be too brittle but it would be easy to strengthen it with eg. toothpics inside it.
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    Depending on how many models you have to base you can also go for the GW Hero bassing kit, if you can get a hold of one.

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