So you’ve spent the last month working on your army’s centerpiece or on that painting contest entry and you’re ready to work on the base. Then for whatever reason you spend maybe an hour or two on it and call it done. If you have gone to all that effort to turn out a masterpiece figure then why are you spending so little time on completing the job and making the base match the figure?
|Dave Taylor’s Coldstream Guards. Click the image to get the full size effect|
Static grass has been all the rage for the last ten years yet if used improperly can make your figure look like they are standing in a pile of hair. First static grass stands up better if you have it on top of flock. The flock will give it slots to stand up in and will give it the look of some depth. I get this by applying undiluted white glue on the base dipping it in my flock, and then immediately applying static grass on top and then blowing across the static grass in multiple directions. The grass looks thick and full this way. Something I have recently discovered is dry brushing a light color of green or yellow at the tips of the static grass really makes it look nice.