Today we have a little treat for all you Rivet Warriors participating in the Kickstarter by Cool Mini.
You have seen my painted versions of the regular bases. However, I wanted to present something new to you. Making a specialized base for your figures.
I started out by cutting a piece of thick plasticard to the same size as the original base. A piece of cork was added to that, extending the overall surface just a bit.
To create the sandbags, it was time to break out the Apoxy sculpt!
I folded out the clay in shapes that looked a lot like pillows. I made sure to have the ends pinched down, so they would look more like sealed bags.
Then it was time to add more sandbags, just as if I were laying bricks. I made sure to have any overhanging ends sagging downwards. After they had set up for a few minutes, I used a sculpting tool to create a bit of a seam.
With the bags complete, it was time to get some rocks and gravel onto the base. I took out my trusty oxide paste...
And applied it to the base. Then I put on the heavier rocks, followed by the smaller and finer grains.
Time to see what the figure will look like!!
The painting was done with just a few colors, a light greenish grey, a chocolate brown, and a darker blue/brown. I worked quickly with my larger #8 brush to get pigment everywhere. The bags had more of the light greenish grey to distinguish them from the ground.
All surfaces covered. Time to work lighter!
The light Green/grey is added to the chocolate brown on the bags, getting a bit lighter each time.
This is as light as I need to get, so now the glazing and shading begins!
I had a reddish brown glaze, a muddy brown, and a black. These were alternated over various areas to get some differences in the colors.
OK, the glazes are done! Time to let this dry...
And then add the miniature!
This is a basing tutorial that I want to create for my Kickstarter series of painting videos.