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How to Base Your Miniatures

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How to Base Your Miniatures

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We check in with The Army Painter guys and show off how to base your miniatures using some of their tips and techniques.

This takes no time what-so-ever and allows you to get stuck into basing a whole army in no time at all.

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rowen80
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That looks super speedy. Should be able to get a force done in no time at all

demonsbane99
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Now this is what I’ve wanted.

misjodk
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amazing. speed and still they look good..

khy0te
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Basically how I base my minis but I prime over normal sand. For my Guildball teams I use the Army Painter Green Grass (very close match to my pitch) without any sand and then 0-3 tufts of grass, and sometimes a white line for more variety.

faba
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super speedy and easy to do tutorial 🙂

jodain
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Super speedy basing, I like the black sand.

cursethesemetalhands
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Takes longer to wait for the paint and glue to dry than it does to actually apply all the basing material. And it really does make a world of difference, taking a model to that next level.

jamest123
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I find that you can make basing as easy as possible for yourself, just need the right tools/materials and the right attitude. This video really shows that 🙂

thudgutz
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Quick paint methods and quick basing too, Army Painter really is a complete method.

jvince
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That look great!

cbrenner
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How simple and good looking. Have to move my way to Army Painter items.

hairybrains
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Nice tutorial, I’ll have to try it. normally I just use GW texture paints with a dry brush over the top.

badula
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mmmh so they are precoloured eh!^^

astralwraith
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another great method for speedy but good looking results

loftybloke
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Awesome

guillotine
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If you glue the sand before priming, the primer will help to hold the sand on and it will easier to paint and drybrush over. Same goes for rocks and other bits you want to add to the base. And, if you’re doing zenithal highlighting/pre-shading you can create an area of shadow beneath the model, which would of course be ruined by gluing sand over it.

khiasharisse
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This is what I do, but I often take it a step further and put sand on the base before gluing the mini down. Then the mini is standing on top of the ground, not in the ground. For really heavy minis (eg dreadnaughts) I don’t as they are heavy enough to sink into the ground somewhat. The only downside to this is that I have to pin almost every mini to its base. Takes time but gives a better effect

wendren
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excellent tip for basing

lightsout1985
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Great tutorial. I use the Army Painter shrubs and rocks, they really look great.

teage
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I have never seen the super glue on the palette. That does seem faster than trying to place the glue on the base itself. Great tip!

wesadie1969
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Basing can really make a mini.

petey9
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This is a lot more efficient than how I have done it.

bytenshi
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Nice technique. Myself, I like to use Vallejo’s textured paste

swbeil
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The Army Painter system is great . I do a slight variation on their theme, which is why I need textured paint. Really enjoying the show.

happyhowler
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Never tried these tufts even though they’ve been around for a while. It’s a lot easier than trying to have your static grass stand straight…

johnyohm92
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Awesome!

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