Wednesday, May 29, 2013

More bases...

Well, my plans for last night changed rapidly when water decided to find a whole new way into the house.  Nothing of value was messed up, but it was a huge mess to clean, and that clean up continues.  So, it has done a number on my work schedule!

Here are some 50mm bases for the Ultraforge Demon Prince that is being used for the "Painting Demon Flesh" video.  It started out as the usual cork and baked sculpey, with a few Secret Weapon skulls added as well.

The first coat of paint was that brown craft paint which I first used on the big Basilica Canus army board.  That stuff is perfect for the initial layer on super absorbent surfaces such as the cork and sculpey!

I mixed in a greenish grey to get a color shift away from the brown...

And continued to shift it to the green and lighter end.

I even added some very pale flesh tone to that mix in some areas so that the colors were not too monotonous.

The marble surface began as a deep blue and purple mixture.

You can see that some of the green was added to that color to create the marble veins.

More and more of the green was added once the patterns were established...

Even brighter still in some parts of the veins.

Now it's time to glaze the rocky areas!  I put out a series of washes that would allow me to get a nice range of darks.  It is even more important on large bases such as these to vary those dark tones!

You can see the first layers of glazes and washes here.  I would do 3-5 Layers of washes in some places.

This really illustrates the effect the dark glazes have.  I also continue some of them over the top edge of the marble to age that as well.  You could also use weathering powders on this edge as well.

Now the dark marble top does not look so out of place with the darker colors toning down the rocks...

The warm colors glazed into the darker areas still offset the cool colors of the top surface, however.

The last bit of work was doing the more detailed piece, like the skulls!

When the Photo area does not have piles of drying clothes and other items, I will take some pictures of the finished bases with the primed demon figures on them... stay tuned!!!!


  1. Hola
    Gracias por las fotos y el pap
    Una forma diferente de hacer mármol
    Tendré que probarlo
    un saludo