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Right I have a slight problem. Everytime I finish a figure I just cant seem to get the base right, so I bottle it and I feel it spoils my paintjobs effect so what I would like to ask is for a few suggestions with regards to the following model...
I have others that need doing but I thought Id ask about this one first!
I have used normal flock whcih can be ok, sand is also good but I wnted more flair and im bored of mixed herbs shedding everywhere!
thanks in advance
Dear All Conerned,
One easy way to boost your base "level", as I like to call, is to use clay to make cobblestone on you base, that would give it a nice touch.
If this does not work you can always PM me.
yourtimehascome recommends finding someone with more rep/experience to ask questions, but if you need any help, my PM button is your friend.
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If you prefer a more "natural" look, try using bits of gravel to break up the flock monotony, or use pure sand with static grass stuck in little tufts.
You could even use green stuff to mold stone blocks.
I usually put some rocks or gravel underneath the figure first. Then, over some of that, I put some flock/grassy stuff. It gives a more realistic ground type look.
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I think your biggest problem with the above miniature is that you are putting together the base as an afterthought. You should be approaching it as part of the model itself.
What I mean by this is that you should start assembling your base the way you want it as you are putting together the figure. There are any number of things you can use to create interesting bases. Some things to consider for fantasy bases are cork tile, sand of various grit and size, different static grass and long grasses found in model railroad shops etc.
Test fit the figure together before priming and painting. I usually end up pinning the figure directly to the base by drilling holes in the feet, inserting a metal rod or paper clip and then drilling a hole into the base. This way you can paint the pieces separately and then glue it together afterwards.
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