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  1. snitchythedog

    Cheap and easy ideas for sci-fi bases?

    Do not discount plain bases with small details. For one project I did six masters as residential streets and cast them. I added small details to each of them to make them pop. The nice thing was that they gave me a stable surface to pin the models to with enough variation to give an irregular appearance. Cigarette buts on the floor Grass in the cracks. Bits of wood and sand Crumpled up paper and grass again. Birch catkin leaves and stains. This one is 110mm and was used as a zombie horde base with 20 some odd zombies. It shows the bits I used and the staining to an otherwise plain base. Your other option is to go nuts. Here I used a commercial paper corn stalk set to do this base. I like to think he is hiding. I forgot one thing. If you are using natural materials like sifted dirt, small twigs or birch catkins then they need to be baked at low temp for a while. (125f for at least 3/4 of an hour) This will kill anything that came in with the material and dry them out. There is nothing worse than having a real mushroom sprout out of the finished base or model.
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    Cheap and easy ideas for sci-fi bases?

    Quick inexpensive basing is always a big question. It is also something that is individual to the person doing it much like the models we paint. Here are few of my examples. Sci fy using a Green Stuff World roller. Fantasy using another roller. Fantasy using beach sand and kitty litter. Sci fy using kitty litter cast plaster, beach sand and gravel. I usually apply as follows for both models and terrain. Clean the model/terrain and glue it to the base. Cover the surface with wood glue/PVA using a small paint brush. Individually place larger chunks of plaster cast rocks, kitty litter, small stones and any other accents/skulls bits. Then cover the base with sand. Once this has set up for a min or two remove any sand that has overlapped onto the edges of the base or onto the models feet. After cleaning coat the base in sand one more time to be sure there is full coverage. In a couple of hours when the wood glue is setup glaze the base by dribbling superglue onto the surface and then using compressed air to blow the excess glue off the surface. This soaks into the surface and unifies all of the materials. Then prime and paint. After everything is painted and sealed glue on any static grass or tufts. Again this is the process that I use so take or leave what parts work for you. Hope that gives you some ideas.
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    Water Effects?

    Just in case you have not seen it, my go to article for water effects. Water effects. In the states Envirotex Lite. It is what am use to and I am a creature of habit. I use to find it at Home Depot on the shelf. In the UK/EU finding something good might take some work. For the river I am currently working on I found a one to one mix that would set in about twelve hours. The ratio and time delay were the selling points so I had no recommendations or prior experience with it. Working out alright at the moment. My river Big thing to remember is that some resins generate heat and in some cases can damage your surface. I lost an entire table that was almost complete becasue the resin heated up enough to melt the foam board.
  4. Just remember in space no one can hear you scream!!
  5. As he is passing solids in the first floor loo!!
  6. They are from Antenocitis Workshop. Resin monitors with photo printed displays. Pack of 69 of them for 25.90.
  7. I finished the last two engineering sections that I had been working on. I was going to stop there but while wading through my lead pile I found a gem that needed to be done. Mr Jungles Extreme from the now closed Comfy Chair Games. I am done making these sections for a while. Hope you like.
  8. Thanks. I can't take credit as that is a natural reflection of light through the plastic.
  9. Antenocitis Power points. They are clear pink plastic rods.
  10. Finished five more. I have two more on the table and then I will move onto other projects.
  11. I have been doing these in small batches. Unfortunately the shelves were one of the first things that were done. They may be updated in future but not right now.
  12. Depends on the scenario. Medical facility has been used quite a bit and so has the warehouse. With these I now have a lab and workshop to work with. My plan is to build enough of these to cover almost any scenario that I might run into. Thanks for looking all.
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    Blacktooth terror

    Just finished this up as it was one of the many items cluttering my desktop for ages. Painted quick to table top standards. Just needs flocking
  14. Just cleared up some projects that have been cluttering up my desk for some time including these drop in interiors. Made with parts from Hirst arts, Crooked dice, Black Cat Bases, Antiocities, Mantic and others. I build my sci-fy buildings without detailing interiors and use these to fill those blank spaces. Here are some previous examples in place. Hope you like.
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    Sculpting Stonework

    It appears that you have solved the problem rather nicely. Scale usually works for a diorama but not for 28-32mm gaming pieces. If you look at the weapons, hands and other bits of kit on most models they are way out of proportion/scale. Your best bet is to eyeball it and work out what looks right.
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