Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Trying out different bases

As I have so many bases to do, I have been trying out different techniques to base them quickly. I think the one I will go for Is my tried and tested 'paint on muddy footprints method'. This looks effective and Is the quickest to do. I have the added bonus of having a range of Silflor products to help now which should enhance the bases further.


I mixed up a muddy glop with added gloss varnish for the mud on the bases, I'm not quite sure about It really, I will have to sleep on It and decide tomorrow If to keep It.

6 comments:

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

The 'glop' sure looks wet, which is a nice effect. It would probably still look sufficiently muddy if it were flat.

I need to buy some of those grass clumps. They're fantastic. I'll need to find a source here in the US.

Docsmith said...

I like the wet effect - I;m sure you've noticed a little 'glop' goes a long way! That Stilfor grass looks the duck's guts for basing - looks like I'll have to find a source Down Under as well!

Nice dragoons - the sculpt on the horses reminds me of Essex figures - they paint up well and touches like grass etc on the bases make them really stand out from the crowd.

Cheers,
Doc

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Secundus said...

All my French Cavalry come from First Rank Miniatures. Five years ago they were the finest Napoleonics around, these days I think the Perrys have just about topped them, But they do have a certain look all of their own.


Once you start with a range of Figures It's hard to change, i'm going to stick with First Rank for the most part I think.

Secundus said...

By First Rank I meant Front Rank...sorry.

ZeroTwentythree said...

I love the wet glop look, especially as its realistically tangled with the grass, etc. Great bases.