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...


  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.

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

  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!!

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

    and join the network at

  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!