Saturday, 18 February 2012

Basing 101

I've recently discovered that there is a fairly active Wargames club in the town I moved to a year ago, held every Sunday in the rooms above a cafe/restaurant - there seems to be a good mix of different players, with a focus on Warhammer 40k and Warhammer Fantasy, but with other games played. This is exactly what I've wanted for years, so I have started to knock my horde of Space Marines into some semblance of an army that stands a chance of winning the odd game...


Part of this is going over the models that I painted when I re-entered the hobby around 5 years ago. My painting style has changed slightly since then, but I'm still fairly happy with the paintjobs and the conversions - I'm planning on going back over the army unit by unit, fixing some small bits and pieces and adding some additional detailing to their bases...


This was spurred on in a big way by Ron's post over on From The Warp - Rebasing models with new materials. This is something I've done before and the post spurred me on to order a couple of new modelling materials from eBay:
Modelling leaves - I've been meaning to pick some of these up for a while now. I've used them a couple of times since receiving them in the post last week. They're very nice - rather fiddly, but they're adding a little bit extra to the Chaos Warriors.
 - "Blighted Marsh" Static Grass - a darker mix - I thought this would be useful when mixed with the flock that I currently use on a majority of projects, as such: 
The flock on the right is the one I have been using for a good few years - the flock on the left is a mix of that and the newly purchased "Blighted Marsh".


Time to dig out the Marines...

5 comments:

  1. Hey, good to hear you've got a local club! Nice tips on the basing, something that's always been woefully simple on my own models.

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  2. That's fantastic news. At least now you'll be able to get some regular games in.

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  3. Great blog.

    I'm trying my hand at basing for the first time and it's a hell of a job.

    The link to basing is down, but the site it takes you to is very helpful. Cheers!!

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  4. good old ron eh?
    look forward to seeing your results!
    I am now following your blog, you can follow me too at

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  5. Thanks guys :)

    Rusty - thanks for bringing that to my attention, I've edited the link! Not sure what happened there :) How are you going about basing then? There are loads of nice materials out there to do it!

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