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Ok, I have these two minis that I have 2 weeks to finish and get based. These are going on display bases and I will consider any suggestions you all have. This one:

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Has been finished for several months and I just can't decide what to do with it.

 

This one:

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is not quite done yet, but he also needs a nice base. I don't know what is wrong with these two, but nothing I have come up with seems quite right.

 

I appreciate any suggestions or ideas. Feel free to post pieces of ideas as well. I don't know what will provide the inspiration I am looking for.

Thank you for your help.

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More work than it is worth for the Goroloth: get a battleship model and mod it like it has sunk and attach the Goroloth like he is swimming over it.

 

Easier idea: get some plastic aquarium plants.

 

For the other guy, I have no idea what it is supposed to be but he reminds me of a foo dog. So I would base him like he is on a roof of a pagoda.

 

Easier idea: just build up some cork with some flocking like he is about to leap off a cliff on unsuspecting adventurers.

 

Weird idea: He looks like he has a turtle shell type thing so have him in front of a green tube with a small castle with a small princess inside behind him.

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More work than it is worth for the Goroloth: get a battleship model and mod it like it has sunk and attach the Goroloth like he is swimming over it.

Well, that successfully for me distracted looking at pictures of shipwrecks and failing to find an inexpensive, assembled battleship. Its really too bad I just threw out a bunch of old space shuttle toys that I could have used. This is why it is hard to throw things away. Maybe I can use the idea I had for turning a battleship into a reef on some nondescript bits that will look like rocks or some such.

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Finally made some progress:

 

Some sticks, stones and shells:post-13074-0-36005900-1464007408_thumb.jpg

 

With rough figure placement:

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Next steps are adding some milliput to fill holes, round corners and make it look more reef like. Then the whole thing will get sprayed with textured granite paint to give it a uniform appearance and the roughness that a reef has. Then on to painting. Still open to suggestions as nothing is final until it is on the table at the show.

Thanks for looking!

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More work than it is worth for the Goroloth: get a battleship model and mod it like it has sunk and attach the Goroloth like he is swimming over it.

 

Easier idea: get some plastic aquarium plants.

 

For the other guy, I have no idea what it is supposed to be but he reminds me of a foo dog. So I would base him like he is on a roof of a pagoda.

 

Easier idea: just build up some cork with some flocking like he is about to leap off a cliff on unsuspecting adventurers.

 

Weird idea: He looks like he has a turtle shell type thing so have him in front of a green tube with a small castle with a small princess inside behind him.

 

Love the idea with the battleship!  Consider a sailing ship/frigate/tall ship (whatever you want to call it) for this as well.  Great idea that I will probably steal one day!

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I think the sunken city aesthetic will look very good and it might be less cliche than the sunken ship (not saying a sunken ship will be bad ;))

 

I would not add a skeleton, however, because I think the base and the sunken city should add interest, but not distract from your Goroloth, which the rather tall skeleton might do. You could attempt some cool weathering effects on sunken statues that are caked in sediment, chests that are overtaken by mussels. If you make it all look like a reef that would definitly add some nice colours, but it might make take the focus off the Goroloth. It depends what you want to achieve: more an immersive undersea world featuring the Goroloth or just a nice backdrop for the centrepiece. Adding some fish, crabs and other sealife might go a long way. You could even use fishing line to depict fish etc. mid-swim.

 

What seems to work quite well to give the appearance of an underwater scenario is to paint light reflections on the ground, so this might be another idea.

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