Anyway for my first post in a couple of months, I am going to talk about the very foundation of miniature gaming, that's right bases! I have been getting ready to work on some individual character minis for my RPG games and I wanted to do something different than the normal sand and grass bases that are so common on a lot of armies. Since these are individual characters I don't mind spending a bit more time on each base, so I thought I would try my hand at doing some "green stuff" work on the bases.
For those that don't know, Kneadatite, aka green stuff is a two part epoxy putty that is widely used in the gaming and hobby industry for sculpting miniatures. Follow the link for more info.
The particular bases that I am using are the 1 inch square beveled bases from Reaper. Here is a picture of one unmodified base. I like these bases because, unlike most other square bases, they have a raised rim around the outer edge.
|1 Inch Square Beveled Base from Reaper Miniatures|
|P3 Sculpting Tools by Privateer Press|
|Diagonal wood plank and straight wood plank bases.|
Here is another picture. I did two more wood plank bases and a paving stone base. The paving stone stone base was also pretty easy. I just didn't smooth out the surface quite as much and then made the seams between the stones a bit wider and rounded the edges of the stones.
|Diagonal wood plank, straight wood plank and paving stone bases.|
|Narrow wood plank base and decorative yin-yang base.|