Thursday, October 28, 2010

Base...How Low Can You Go?

I decided to up the ante on bases for my Space Marines project.  Lot's of good options available but, after seeing them in person, I decided to go with Secret Weapon Miniatures.  I opened a pack of 10 straight side bases from their Flagstone line.

While I was happy with how they looked, it wasn't until I started painting them that I really began to appreciate how go nice they really are.  Here's how my first batch ended up...


After a white prime coat, I started with a wash of Denheb Stone and then followed up with a wash of Charadon Granite.  Both washes were 2 parts paint to 1 part water to 1 part Vallejo Glaze Medium.  I followed up on the "rubble" in between the flagstones with some Grey Liner from Reaper.  It works like a wash but seems to be a little more intense than a standard wash.

I think that's all I'll do with these, I haven't ruled out some tiny bits of flock to add some interest but that will probably wait until the minis are positioned and attached.

That's all for now, thanks for checking this out. 

If you're looking to purchase these fine bases, we sell them at Battlefront Games...CHECK IT OUT

**Can anyone tell me what 80's metal band the title of this post relates to?  Bonus points for the first to get it**

The war goes on,


kogeninja said...

These are nice bases, well painted :)

I'm going to hazard a guess at Anthrax when they did 'Bring the Noise' with Public Enemy. Choon!

slipwing said...

Nice bases.

I was thinking of using special bases for my CSM army, but I had not seen this company before. Thanks for sharing.

Col. Hessler said...

kogeninja gets the win! Well done!

@slipwing: Secret Weapon bases are awesome indeed.