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The only other shots I may have are on my CMON gallery, and really the only thing there you'd see is individual pics of each multi-model piece.

 

I use the occasional GW bit in the bases, but the vast majority is just random stuff. Here's a list of some of the materials I like to use:

 

plasticard

plastic "cardboard"...like the stuff they make the USPS mail baskets out of - I use this to get elevation

various pebbles, sand, slate chips, etc

ground sprue; I dump old sprue into a meat grinder to churn out rubble

plastic I-beams

GW razor wire

 

*To bulk out the bases, I use unsanded grout in the pre mixed tub as my 'filler'. It dries reasonably fast, doesn't shrink, and has a nice gritty texture. It paints pretty well with a few washes to saturate the color in, then drybrush lighter, and finish off with glazes of whatever color I used in the models. I usually stick stuff (above) in it before it dries to add some depth and realism.

 

With the recent release of Chronoscope, I may do an urban basing/display tutorial in the near future.

 

I may not be going back to Games Day for a couple of years since my wife is staying home with the baby, and we're living off my ENORMOUS teacher's salary. Most of what I paint this year will be either to rebuild my 40K army, and to sell on Ebay for extra cash.

 

*Fair warning though...I have already planned out my Rcon entry for next year... :devil:

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Nice. Thanks for the basing overview. I plod through my basing by scratch-sculpting almost everything, but I'm sure there are more efficient ways to get good (and even better) results! ::P:

 

Whatever you do paint in the coming year, please show it off here.

 

And congratulations on the baby. ::):

 

Derek

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Nice. Thanks for the basing overview. I plod through my basing by scratch-sculpting almost everything, but I'm sure there are more efficient ways to get good (and even better) results! ::P:

 

Whatever you do paint in the coming year, please show it off here.

 

And congratulations on the baby. ::):

 

Derek

 

 

Thanks...perhaps there might be a spot for me in next year's Rcon...we'll see!

 

Anne...I'm planning on being at the shop this Saturday.

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Sigh, once again I can't be at the Asylum on a Saturday and won't be able to ogle at these things in the flesh. Beautiful work, as always, thanks for sharing and congrats on the wins.

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Congratulations on your well deserved wins! Your work is fantastic, and I always look forward to seeing your latest & greatest.

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*To bulk out the bases, I use unsanded grout in the pre mixed tub as my 'filler'. It dries reasonably fast, doesn't shrink, and has a nice gritty texture. It paints pretty well with a few washes to saturate the color in, then drybrush lighter, and finish off with glazes of whatever color I used in the models. I usually stick stuff (above) in it before it dries to add some depth and realism.

 

 

When you use the unsanded grout for basing, do you actually prepare a batch of grout as if you were about to use it for tiling? Or do you apply it dry to a base prepared with glue?

 

have you tried to use sanded grout? I imagine that would show quite a bit of texture as well

 

I have been using quick dry, drywall compound as my base filler, I never thought to use the unsanded grout I have

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Actually, I use the "repair size" premixed tub...it's about $6, and lasts a while. I scoop some out with a large blade sculpting tool, and contour it in, then pat the top a little to raise some of the texture, and smooth out the little "trowel lines". The only down side to that it that it's very abrasive, and if a metal mini tips over and hits it, it sometimes scratches the paint. I also used various drywall & spackling materials on occasion.

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