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Ugleb's Gotham City Gallery

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Basing! (Part 1)

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This month I am tackling my League of Assassins back log and maybe looking at updating the paint scheme of some older models.

To start with though, I always paint the bases of my Batman models first as I do a lot of dry brushing that can easily overflow onto the feet and legs of the model. I am taking  WIP pics step by step to show how I do this.

My bases are lipped slotted bases that I greenstuff over and sculpt in stonework to look like an old broken paved/cobbled street you might find somewhere in old Gotham.  I started doing this before Knight Models began to supply their minis with textured bases and have persisted with it for consistency across the collection.

First I basecoat the bases charcoal grey, then apply a heavy dry brushing of cold grey to begin shading up. You can see the first two steps side by side here, with the basecoat on the right and a drybrushed base on the left.. First I basecoat the bases charcoal grey, then apply a heavy dry brushing of cold grey to begin shading up. You can see the first two steps side by side here, with the basecoat on the right and a drybrushed base on the left..
Next I hit the base with a green wash.  I do this to try and add a bit of colour variation to the base so that it isn't only shades of grey.Next I hit the base with a green wash. I do this to try and add a bit of colour variation to the base so that it isn't only shades of grey.
Following the green, I chuck in a brown wash!  To my mind this helps to dirty up the stonework, once we get to the finished product it is a fairly subtle effect.Following the green, I chuck in a brown wash! To my mind this helps to dirty up the stonework, once we get to the finished product it is a fairly subtle effect.

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Looks like those tiles end up looking pretty cool.

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