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I'm sure this thread has been done before, but searching through i can't find any existing threads like it.
how does everyone base their army? can you help with my basing?
my 'crons are mostly silver, with gold knobs and copper eyes (no crappy GW paints for me...)
i wanted to base them with red sand, but i want to colour the sand before it goes on the base, otherwise it will take me ages to paint round the model. also, i only want it to be slightly redder than normal sand.
does anyone have any idea of how to do this? i can't just paint it, as that will stick the grains together, but i was thinking that watered-down food colouring, or a very watered down red/orange paint tipped into and stirred up with the sand.
i have lots of sand to experiment with: despite GW selling BOXES of SAND for Â£3.50(+Â£4 P&P), i decided that it would be a better deal if i went to... a beach. Â£3.50 for a box of sand. it's as common as muck! Literally!
any help with how to colour sand would be much appreciated.
Ah but GW sand is special. It;s uh, better than normal sand and if you use normal sand it doesn't stick right and looks crap. Plus if they find out you based your guys with sand from a beach ( :o ) they'll chuck you out of the store and stamp on your necrons.Originally Posted by Tunisia
Satire aside, if you are in Australia you will probably have red earth somewhere near you. I'm assuming you aren't, so why not see if you can get some red clay from an art store and powder it (I dunno bash it with a rock or something).
Or get some paprika or turmeric from a herb shop and just glue it on?
way to double post.
anyway, are you sure that GW sand is better?from what i can see, it is just bigger, and i dont care abouit the size.
i got two boxes of sand free from the beach, and GW sells really small boxes for Â£3.50.
for Â£3.50 less, i don't care if it keeps falling off
really, though, you've got to admit that it is a bit punitive...
Ooops! I'll just go back and delete one of them.
Damn internet, now I can't tell whether you could tell that I was joking when I said GW sand is better. I was by the way (joking that is)
I always thought you were an Ork player Tunisia. What happened?
a good way of signifying sarcasm is *cough(laugh)cough*Originally Posted by robotnik
or ha. ha.
or by saying something really stupid like 'GW prices are reasonable.'
i don't play orks, ut i have a friend (darkhand) who does, and so i check out the ork forum occasionally, as he is who i play most often, and it is good to kno good. bad stuff about your opponents as well as your own army...
anyway, back to the main point of this thread, does anyone have any ideas of how to colour sand?
You can try food coloring. It will make the sand very clumpy, but once it's colored you can spread it out on construction paper and leave that under a lamp (regular bulb, not florescent) for a while. Once it dries out it should seperate.
If you don't feel like going to the trouble of making it, you can also head to a hobby store. Not a GW hobby store, a regular one, where you can find model trains and dollhouse stuff. They have a really wide range of flock. I found flock for shag carpet at one store. I was tempted of basing my Tyranids with it, just for laughs.
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I use GW sand (though that's because I'm too lazy to find any sand that isn't seriously fine grain) and while also has a bit of their rocks/gravel in it. I paint that black, drybrush codex gray and give a further drybrush (focussing on the rocks) or space wolves gray, which creates a good contrast. When everythings dry I put PVA glue over some patches and then dip it in a mix of flock/static grass and blow off the excess. Ones that's completely dry I give the grass area a light (light) drybrush with bleached bone. The two tone affect compliments itself and makes the base look interesting and complex (though it blatently isn't ).
my necrons are based sand , paint black dry brush brown, red ink dry brush orange real quick real easy
I just use regular sand, which I found in my backyard. You can use Elmer's glue to attach it, and for the most part it won't fall off.
I don't actually color my sand, since it looks good uncolored anyway (I play eldar, so the mechanical color isn't necessary), but I suppose if you wanted to color it, you could just paint it, after the glue dried. Silver sand with black drybrush might look cool... I don't know...
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