Quick 'n' Cheap Urban Bases
Headologist and I are still preparing for our Necromunda campaign next month, which means I'm in a marathon of building and painting to get the gangs and terrain ready. The last post was about my Cawdor gang, and I touched on the cheap bases I made. With 20-30 models required for all the participants, anything that saves time and money is welcome.
I'll do a quick tutorial here, pitching at a fairly basic step-by-step level for newer players too, so you Longbeards excuse anything that seems a bit basic.
2. Find some string mesh. You can get it from
craft shops, I used an old pencilcase like this one
|4. Lay it across the model 'dry', and arrange it how you want it to look|
Resist the temptation to use multiple strands to cover the base entirely.
It's better to leave blank areas and have it look like one piece of mesh.
|5. Snip any overhangs off - as above, |
resist the urge to reuse these bits.
|If you get lots of excess sand on there, then shake it, you get individual grains|
spreading out and making it look like gravel or rubble.
|Run your finger round the edge to get rid of any overspill.|
|8. Watch out for a large buildup of sand underneath the slot|
in the base, where glue will have leaked through. If you let it dry
like this it means the model won't stand up - use a bit
of sprue to scrape off the excess and keep the underside flat.