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The first set of eyes is perfect for a look of utter disbelief when yet  another gang of adventurers comes into the Welcome Wench bragging about their exploits.

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The paint jobs are excellent.

 

I would've tried to to make their bases look like wood, though. And that's really just a minor thing.

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The paint jobs are excellent.

 

I would've tried to to make their bases look like wood, though. And that's really just a minor thing.

 

That's exactly what the mister said afterwards as well. I was really just trying to match the milliput to the broccoli. I'm still impatiently waiting for Basius stamps to come to retail otherwise I'm not sure I could manage wood with my meager scultping skills. *checks again* Nope, not yet.

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 Wood (especially floorboards or the deck of a ship) isn't too hard.

For floorboards, all you need to do is draw a series of equally-spaced lines across the base in the direction the boards are going with a dull hobby knife (lubricated) and then add in smaller lines in the opposite direction to indicate the ends of the boards. Tap in two tiny circles on the end of each board for nails in you're doing a ship's deck.

 

If you want to sculpt in the wood grain, you can add in some randomly-spaced straight-ish lines by just barely dragging your hobby knife or dental pick over the surface without much pressure.

 

For bark on trees, it's just a bunch of long randomly spaced wavy lines that occasionally intersect each other.

 

The trick to both wood grain and bark is to make sure the edges of the lines overlap in a random fashion, like this...

 

Unless you're doing a diorama, when making a floor of large flagstones or wooden boards most average figure bases won't need more than a small handful of intersections between the individual stones or boards to suggest what type of floor they're supposed to be.

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 Wood (especially floorboards or the deck of a ship) isn't too hard.

For floorboards, all you need to do is draw a series of equally-spaced lines across the base in the direction the boards are going with a dull hobby knife (lubricated) and then add in smaller lines in the opposite direction to indicate the ends of the boards. Tap in two tiny circles on the end of each board for nails in you're doing a ship's deck.

 

If you want to sculpt in the wood grain, you can add in some randomly-spaced straight-ish lines by just barely dragging your hobby knife or dental pick over the surface without much pressure.

 

For bark on trees, it's just a bunch of long randomly spaced wavy lines that occasionally intersect each other.

 

The trick to both wood grain and bark is to make sure the edges of the lines overlap in a random fashion, like this...

 

Unless you're doing a diorama, when making a floor of large flagstones or wooden boards most average figure bases won't need more than a small handful of intersections between the individual stones or boards to suggest what type of floor they're supposed to be.

 

Thank you that's very helpful. Makes me wish I'd been more adventurous when I based them! But they are all milliputed now and too late. Definitely have some stuff in the future that will want to be on wood though. I appreciate you including the links and the advice.

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