Hey Dom (And others) I haz a question regarding bases

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Hey Dom (And others) I haz a question regarding bases

Post  Lore Weaver on Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:28 am

Hey Dom (and others),

I've noticed all you guys with real cool bases and you all make it look so easy. Out of Dom's work, his bases are very nice and show some real modelling effort.

What are people using, how do you get it to look so nice?

It's one area where I could stand to make dramatic improvements.

Thanks :-)

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Post  dusktiger on Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:17 pm

if you dont wanna do all the work of making the base, but just wanna paint it, you can goto Secret Weapon Minatures and buy their beveled bases; they have a total of 20 different styles of bases. they're super detailed. that's where i got those temple bases my relic contemptor stands on. they come in good prices too; for $36, you get 2 sets of 10 of the 25mm bases, 5 of the 40mm bases, and a pair of 60mm bases (each of different design). individually, the sets run for $10 for 10 25mm bases, $10 for 5 40mm bases, $5 for a 60mm base, $10 for the large ovals flyers and trygons come with, and $6 for 3 biker-style bases.

Anvil Industries also sells about 6 styles of bases, but theirs have this funky jagged design underneath them that makes them stand and grip onto any kind of slops of rough terrain, so no wobbly model syndrome. but for ascetics, i think secret weapon's designs are better.

that said, secret weapon's also been making bases for 4 years, and anvil industries only started 6 months ago.

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Post  ScottRadom on Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:22 pm

I like Dragon Forge if you want pre made bases. Best quality out of all the ranges I've tried.

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Post  Paz on Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:26 pm

here's how I do a easy base.

grab a pile of bitz. tubes, guns, pipes. Cut up. glue in interesting arrangement on base, taking into account where the feet of the model will go. also think how things fall, how they would lay. then add sand. voila!

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Post  GingerBalls on Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:45 pm

Buy them.

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Post  Lore Weaver on Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:02 pm

GingerBalls wrote:Buy them.

When I inevitably buy an Eldar army...

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Post  Dom.0 on Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:55 pm

i jest use a bit of glue and the army builder suplys. i also do what paz siad

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Post  Roland on Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:49 pm

I use Battlefield XP Basing mat'l and tufts for mine. Past that, bits.

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Post  Planes on Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:06 pm

I hear that cork board also works great, especially if you need to stab some wire into it for another part of the model (such as the paperclip put inside a length of green stuff for the flames coming out of a jet pack).

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Re: Hey Dom (And others) I haz a question regarding bases

Post  Roland on Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:04 pm

cork, bark, and slate (the latter two can be gotten int he HD garden section.)

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Post  Planes on Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:37 pm

If I want bark, I just go to the wood pile in my back yard.

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