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I see people basing there models on top of rocks and other stuff which looks cool, making the model higher than other models. I want to base my Lords and Immortals.
What do use as the rock(s)?
How do you base your models? What ideas do u have?
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well you can do a lot of things you can get some cork and break tat up looks a lot like rocks after painting. You can get some foam and start random cutting it and then break off the pieces. als you cen make some crystals by cutting up some of the left over sprue and making the endes pointy and add some more side. then add those to your bases as power crystals. (Darkangel green, snot green/ goblin green, skull white higlight) and voila you have your self a nice necron base.
Hope this helps
Games Workshop (and many oher modelling places ofcourse) sell flock. It comes in different varieties (gravel, sand, snow, grass etc) but basically you put glue on the base, and then dip it in the flock of your choice.
Some people like to paint it afterwards, in which case glue and flock before priming the model for its basecoat, it will prevent the flock coming off as you paint (note: possinly not a good idea with ones such as snow or grass, havent tried it, but i can imagine it not ending well lol)
I use slate rocks. You can buy bags of slate from pretty much any home/DIY store. Slate is great because it's reasonably fragile (for a rock) and so can be snapped and broken into smaller bits.
The GW Basing Kit comes with a pot of smaller slate rock also.
Otherwise, I know many people who use sculpted putty, polystyrene, cork or just random pebbles from the garden.
Depending on where you live you could use some of your own resources. I live in South Carolina and the soil here is very sandy. I've just use some sand from my back yard and Elmer's glue. I then spray-paint them black and dry brush some gray. I've tried using some more coarse sand that you might mix with cement, but that seemed a bit out of proportion to the Necrons.
As for making small green crystals, I've had very poor success with cutting foam or cork. What I've started doing is using bits. (And yes, I was thrilled to come up with this idea.) So you know how all your destroyers have two plastic pegs that you attach to their base? Well, since you can only use one, you're like me and have a bunch of them lying around in a box somewhere. Simply file them down to the right size/shape you want, paint them black, dry-brush DA Green, and highlight where you feel fit and there ya go. I've found working with a more solid substance has yielded 100% better results than trying to cut foam down to that size; it just gets too small.
I hope that helps!
thanx that helps heaps guys. Cork and sprue bits is a good idea.
Will the necrons glue securely onto non-plastics?
well if you get cork just use some superglue and see if you want to glue first and undercoat later. I always assembled and based the model before undercoating so the sand and other bits have an extra layer holding them down.
My second "batch" I glued specific parts together and painted those while on the sprue. Also, I added sand to the bases before gluing their legs on. I had exponentially better results that way as opposed to the former. Perhaps I've just grown in my painting skill, but I'm much happier with the second time around. Though, to answer your question fully: No, I've never had trouble keeping warriors glued to non-plastics. Just use crazy glue...it really is crazy!
U can also use real stones. A good choice is little pieces of slate: they are plain and can be cut down to suitable pieces easily, besides slate has a really fine texture. If you use stones they can be decorated as wanted(or not). Another good use of real stones glued to bases is to create a balancing pole for unstable modles.
You can get excellent results using stones to for your mini's bases. The hard work is to go out on the countryside to select those which are suitable. Usually flat stones are the best to use.