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I've just modeled some rocks trying to 'blend' thje Stone Giant's base into a 50mm round base I have put it onto.
Plan is, after gs is cured, to sand it a bit, add sand to the base (actually, coffee  ^_^ ) then once painted, finish it with some static grass between the rocks.

 

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What do you think? Removing the figure entirely from the cast base would had been a better option?
Point is I like the rocky base, so I tried a way to keep it trying to make it not looking too much as 'pasted in' ...
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I think once you get your sand and paint it up and add your grass, it will look like it all goes together nicely. The rocks look good.

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I tend to hide broccoli bases and I think this will be fine.

 

It will become part of the base as soon it is painted and flocked.

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Those GS rocks look pretty good to me.  The paint job should tie everything together nicely as others have mentioned.

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If anything, fish aquarium rocks make great terrain as well. I used some on Deathsleet's base, many many years ago..... Pretty much did what you did, extended the existing base out a bit.

 

Nice work on the GS!!!

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I would suggest using something to blend the edges of the broccoli base down to the new base. Spare GS, Apoxie Sculpt, Air Dry Clay, etc.

That way you don't have an unnatural looking sharp drop off on your base....

I have found that multiple layers of sand doesn't work for me, but you could try that as well.....

 

George

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Thanks everyone for comments. Plan is to make the integral base looks like a stone outcrop/slate. As soon as the gs is cured, I'll start painting this. We'll see how it goes... ^^;

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