Friday, June 26, 2015

#6MMRPC Week 4: Advanced Base-ics

While my work on actual minis was minimal, it was still a fairly productive week. Mostly because I've been working on the base for Ebonwrath. I've never done a swamp base before, so this has been a learning experience. And because I know myself, I've been alternating between a test base and the "real base" as I decide on what I want to do.

For example, I decided on a CD as the base for the dragon, since none of my other bases would fit all 4 feet. No problem there... but what to texture it with? Well knowing I want a swamp base, it's mostly going to be mud/water. I decided to try using plaster...




This was my test base...

CD with tape around the edge, and cork and sticks glued in place.

With some paint...


I didn't have any water effects, so I tried using gloss coat. It looked ok, but the second coat crackled. So I went to Michaels and picked up some Scene-A-Rama realistic water. I haven't used it yet... We'll see how it turns out. But this is why I have a test base to try it on!!

5 comments:

  1. Very nice! I've been thinking about futzing with some scenic basing, but it seems a bit.....difficult? New at any rate. New is always harder. It's nice to see someone else having some good results with it.
    What did you use for your cork?

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  2. That's one serious looking dragon, even without his wings. I bet it will look awesome in play.

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  3. Will you be attempting some swampy flora as well like rushes/reeds and mosses, etc?

    I like the composition so far.

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