The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)

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by Green Gecko » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:53 pm

I just use sand mixed with PVA. But you can get all sorts of stuff. Dirt works just fine, just dry it out and paint it. Who cares? It's organic and its been painted. Nobody knows that's literally gooseberry fool on there. Try eBay. People mix up their own stuff and break down packages into tiny zip lock bags. I've had some for years, that are really great!

Pop a wine or champagne bottle? Ground up that gooseberry fool.

Polystyrene packaging? Grind it up. Put it in a little bag. Spray it with a hard varnish, then paint. Etc. You can make this crap out of literally some other crap. Costs nothing.

For grass etc I have a mixture of static grass etc from ebay, some time ago I found some peat or whatever in the garden when I was 12. If I find some interesting looking piece of moss, potpourri, etc, I put it in a tiny bag. Some of its mixed up. I have a couple of ounces of static grass and "green flock" from GW some time in the mid 90s. Never ran out of the stuff. One bag will last you decades.

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by Trelliz » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:56 pm

I use polyfiller mostly, great for creating desert/ash waste bases and let's you create an uneven surface for grass.

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by Green Gecko » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:57 pm

Yeah, I also sculpt mud under the grass with plastercine, then I just smear superglue or a varnish over the top of that to seal/harden it. Basecoat that, paint it. I've posted my stuff in here before.

If you want something that self-cures, two part epoxy / Milliput will work great. Don't use anything you need to harden with heat, as obviously you'll melt your base/mini along with it :lol:

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by JChalmers » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:33 pm

I've got loads of different things for basing, the best one I use for most of my armies is a huge bag of Aquraium Sand from Pets at Home. Cost me like £12 two or three years ago and it's still 3/4 full. You can then add some larger bits of aquarium gravel to give the basing a more rugged feel/more texture it's great.

Polyfiller etc is also great to use, can sometimes be a bit hard to spread around a model without making a mess but it's definitely doable. I like using cork floor tiles to glue on and then build up around them gives you a good base to put your model on.

One of my models (my Idoneth Soulscryer) is being featured on the Hobby Catchup show on Warhammer TV on Twitch at 6pm tonight which feels awesome. I wasn't happy with him either but GW want to feature it so wasn't going to say no.

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by Green Gecko » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:40 pm

Congrats on the feature! I kind of wish I pushed it when I was 12/13 as they used to take my minis around the store and show staff. Perhaps I still could but, y'know, time focused on actually making some money etc. I don't think anyone paints minis for the £££

I'd probably say the same thing about music and all my other "relegated hobbies", that I've actually had some success with. Easy to forget about these things.

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by Victor Mildew » Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:31 pm

I've got a variety of things to tart the bases up now. What order do I do this in?

Assemble model, glue and dip in the material, then prime it all?

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Prime it all, then glue and dip, then prime again?

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by Trelliz » Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:41 pm

Option a; why would you want to waste time and paint priming twice, plus the bond wouldn't be as strong as you're gluing onto the paint not the actual plastic.

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by Victor Mildew » Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:29 pm

Cheers

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