Not trying to make you suck eggs at all and I'm sure some of you gamers out there already base this way or do something very similar, so this post is mainly directed at the newbie gamers and painters.
I've been complimented a number of times on the basing of my figures, so here's a simple "How to base, Reject style".
It was actually Postie who came up with this idea several years ago, after he bought some painted figures, liked the basing and tried to work out how it was done, so after several failed attempts he came up with this way.
|Take your base and if its like this MDF one from Warbases, score with a sharpe knife, to help bond.|
|Kinda obvious, but glue the figure to the base. I always use Superglue.|
|Pick out a few small stones, I found these at work and picked up a handful, but you can buy |
these from Model shops, or use the ones I'll tell you about later in the post.
|Then randomly glue a few stones down again using Superglue.|
|Then with a 50/50 water to PVA glue paint the base, being careful not to paint over the stones.|
|Then a quick dip in the special mixture, which is sieved Sharpe sand, give the base a quick |
tap to knock off any loose sand, and with your fingers wipe the side of the base to
clean off any remaining sand or glue.
|Just for ease sake I put a handful of stones back in this small container I keep at work|
|And wait to dry, roughly 2 hours or more.|
|Paint the whole base with Earth Brown from Miniature paints, I usually water |
the paint down slightly. But paint it on neat for the edging.
|Then paint the larger stones any shade of grey.|
|After that has dried, drybrush white over the base, I usually vary the weight of the |
stroke to create a little randomness.
|Lastly, paint on some dots of PVA glue and sprinkle on some static grass.|