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8 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

March 4th.

Scenic bases, make them yourselves or buy them ready made?

Feel free to show what you made or bought.

 

BONUS QUESTION.

If you do make them yourselves, what is your favorite method?

 

Yes.

 

I have bought pre-cast bases, especially when I want a whole bunch in similar theme in a hurry.

 

For individual bases, I use a bunch of materials, including fine sand, PVA glue, Super Sculpey, Green Stuff, less fine sand, cork, birch seeds, photo-etch brass foliage, etc.

I have a bunch of other materials to play with, but haven't gotten around to them yet.

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I do both. There are some great sculpted scenic bases that add a lot to the finished figure, more than I could do with flock and sand.  OTOH most of my figures are for gaming, will get handled, so flock and sand are just fine. Or I will just paint the base a solid color and call it good. 

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8 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

March 4th.

Scenic bases, make them yourselves or buy them ready made?

Feel free to show what you made or bought.

 

BONUS QUESTION.

If you do make them yourselves, what is your favorite method?

 

I bought some once about 9 years ago, but they ended up having a lot of air bubble flaws so it turned me off them. I find some ready-made ones just look too busy, though some companies have a few I want to try. It also seems that most places cast them in one-part molds, which eliminates that void underneath the base; since I like to put a magnet there to store my minis, it's kind of a hassle to drill out a big enough hole for one.

 

I'm very new into sculpting bases, but this is my preferred method. I keep it simple, maybe cobblestones, tiles, or a wood floors. Nothing fancy yet. I'm going to try sculpting some inserts in polymer clay to save money on epoxy; then I just have to glue them on the base.

 

Otherwise I just use sand/ballast/dried tea leaves to make dirt/ground bases.

 

 

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10 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

March 4th.

Scenic bases, ...?

Feel free to show what you made or bought.

 

Found something in the camera stream, US money for scale:

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So this is an example of some of each technique. It started as a gray 60mm (75mm?) RPG base. It was next flipped upside down. Then the figure’s feet along with their integral base were dropped inside. Then the scenic base from a different Bones® Mini was trimmed to fit and added in. Some of the trimmings were  reoriented and used to plug large gaps, until the entire gray base was mostly filled in. Then little puddles of superglue were added here and there and little nuggets of shale and sand were shoved into random spots and crevasses. This process will be continued with ever smalller grades of model RR ballast or sand. 

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I also do both.

I have bought a lot of great rein bases for my Lost World Project, later I discovered the awesome Roller Pins from Greenstuffworld and started to make my own as well.

So I happily mix those.

 

Storebought:

 

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Made with a roller pin

 

 

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11 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

March 4th.

Scenic bases, make them yourselves or buy them ready made?

Feel free to show what you made or bought.

 

BONUS QUESTION.

If you do make them yourselves, what is your favorite method?

 

Erm...Probably, mostly, ready made. I did make a diorama 2 years ago which I had to build the base for. I'm getting better at basing but it's currently not something I do on a regular basis. I do plan on doing at least 2 more dioramas this year...in theory.

 

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/78518-tardis-christmas-diorama/

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9 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

March 4th.

Scenic bases, make them yourselves or buy them ready made?

Feel free to show what you made or bought.

 

BONUS QUESTION.

If you do make them yourselves, what is your favorite method?

Don't really have much access to ready-made ones, so I usually make my own. I'd like to buy a Bag O' Crap at some point, though.

 

As for one that I made, here's my classic, "Where My Mind Wanders":

 

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12 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

March 4th.

Scenic bases, make them yourselves or buy them ready made?

Feel free to show what you made or bought.

 

BONUS QUESTION.

If you do make them yourselves, what is your favorite method?

C) Hate basing so much you decide it's better to just learn to draw and paint traditionally :D 

I've made a couple crappy ones, I've used a couple pre-mades. I prefer pre-mades, since it means less time messing around with it, usually. Here are a few examples, starting with my RCon Open gold winner, a conversion of Damien the caster into a gunslinger. Also my last two 'serious' paint jobs, which are 4 or 5 years old now! I think Noreth has his integral base plus some rocks I sculpted in GS after taking Schubert's class. Rollo is on a pre-made that I added the shrubs to.

@Morihalda :D

 

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13 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

March 4th.

Scenic bases, make them yourselves or buy them ready made?

Feel free to show what you made or bought.

 

BONUS QUESTION.

If you do make them yourselves, what is your favorite method?

 

Both, depending on what the figure is for. If I am painting something that will be used in a game, I first look for something in my Bag of Crap stash. If I don't find anything that works than it most likely will be a forest base out of cork or bark with sand. For display pieces, I almost always make them myself. Most start with a foundation of cork or bark and sand or Vallejo texture paste. Other than that it is anyone's guess what gets used. I have containers full of basing stuff ranging from various grass tufts to brass etch to resin elements. Here are some of my recent favorites and what I used:

 

Resin column, texture paste, tufts:

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Styrene and brass etch:

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Cork, plaster columns, texture paste, brass etch ivy, tufts:

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Resin Secret Weapon base, resin pumpkins, tufts:

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Resin premade base, tufts, birch seed leaves:

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14 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

March 4th.

Scenic bases, make them yourselves or buy them ready made?

Feel free to show what you made or bought.

 

BONUS QUESTION.

If you do make them yourselves, what is your favorite method?

 

 

I do simple scenic bases,  I like milliput and/or green stuff. 

there is a third dragon with small holes in its base for the middle one, but mini spawn seems to have taken it somewhere. 

the Ruin on the sea dragon base  and the nest in Mama Bronze's base were made by professionals 

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17 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

March 4th.

Scenic bases, make them yourselves or buy them ready made?

Feel free to show what you made or bought.

 

BONUS QUESTION.

If you do make them yourselves, what is your favorite method?

Yes.

I can't show you any at the moment; they're all still packed.

 

 

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19 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

March 4th.

Scenic bases, make them yourselves or buy them ready made?

Feel free to show what you made or bought.

 

BONUS QUESTION.

If you do make them yourselves, what is your favorite method?

 

I do both, though the convenience of ready made is nice.

 

EDIT: I hit post, not attach... so an example of I made

 

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And some premade that I just painted.

 

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20 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

March 4th.

Scenic bases, make them yourselves or buy them ready made?

Feel free to show what you made or bought.

 

BONUS QUESTION.

If you do make them yourselves, what is your favorite method?

I make my own bases.  Maybe I shouldn't.  I'm... not very good at it.

 

I'm currently trying out Happy Seppuku base stamps and green stuff for my basing needs, then adding Army Painter tufts.  Some day, I'll try static grass.  (I already have an assortment of it.  I just need to actually use it.)

 

My BattleTech minis are currently based using sand and liquid CA glue, a technique "borrowed" from @Weird-O.

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March 5th.

 

When taking pics of your minis, what background(s) do you like to use?

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27 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

March 5th.

 

When taking pics of your minis, what background(s) do you like to use?

 

Simple sheet of a plain colour cardstock, usually a very pale blue.

 

I'd love to have some of Hanger 18's backgrounds to work with, but I can't find any one stocking them in UK and the prices are scary, even without international postage.

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