So yeah, Warbringer here I’m not sure, does anyone even remember me?
Since having my 3rd child I’ve had a small hiatus and really been struggling to get any hobby in. My newborn daughter is now 10 weeks and I’ve managed to grab some time to do a basing tutorial.
So I’ve tried to break this down into steps
- I use cork. It’s a great representation of concrete.
- I also keep a bits box of suitable bits for basing
- Finally you’ll need skulls as many as possible this is 40k after all
- Finally and most importantly you will need a base and some models to “base”.
So then let’s get started for real. I’m going to show up to 4 photos at a time and write down against each number what the steps I took.
- Get the legs and put them on the base. I do this to visualise the model on the base.
- Get some skulls ready and any other bits your going to add to the base.
- Tear up the cork into small bits and random sizes
- Finally I like spruce for girders etc.
Next after all the prep is done I start the gluing. I use super glue for all my basing.
- Glue down the cork space for the legs. You get about 30 seconds to move this depending on your glue.
- Add your base details. I added some plasticard tube, a skull and some sprue for the detail.
- Fill all the remaining base with some super glue and then stick it in the sand.
- Finally I check that it’s looking good.
Finally the base is done. I then will do something that’s not needed depending on how you paint. I like mine off the base to spray and paint with the airbrush.
I then wrote on the bottom the number so I can then join them up again after painting.
So there you have it hope you’ve found it useful.
Here are the 10 I made in about an evening took me about 2/3 hours in total.
Cheers for reading and here are some finished examples. Until next time.
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Pandora’s heavy footed basing tutorial