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I'm getting ready to start basing my army. I should have tackled this as I was painting them over the years, but now I'm catching up. My question is, will I be better off removing the existing bases and building them up? Or can I do the basing around the models feet. This would seem the easier choice at first glance, but may end up looking like the feet are sunk in and there is the issue of drybrushing around the models feet.
But yes, sometimes it will be easier to remove them from the base and do them that way, similar to paint arms and body, then gluing them together.
Good luck either way
16,000+ of Eldar (only need flyers)
7,000+ of Nids (want heirophant)
6,000+ of Space Marines (need rever titan)
4,400+ of Cygnar (all models for the faction)
1,500+ of Legion (just started)
(clicky!) (Necron army PIP).
I used standard GW-issue gravel/sand mixture, and as you can see, the feet are clearly visible.
Most of the times I base the minis after I paint them... though in the last few dozens I paint the models separately from the base... so I make the base and then when the mini is painted is added to it!
Don't worry... as long as the base is made by you and you only, with your taste and everything, you don't have to worry about sunking... just be careful if you paint over the flock/gravel/anything! You don't want to ruin the painting of, as you said, years of work!
Thanks to all the people showing faith in me
I sometimes feel that everyone will leave me and they will be on their own...