Corked bats will get you banned from baseball games, or Vampire castles–but a Corked Base might just get you some accolades when you show off a cool looking, unique base underneath your favorite miniatures.
Making custom bases is a great way to add some additional character to your miniatures while giving you an easy thing to vary up. Need to provide some contrast? Neutral colors? Find out how you can make a dynamic looking base out of something as simple as cork and plasticard.
Bases are an oft neglected element of the hobby. It’s easy to slap some sand on and be done with it–but these quick and easy tips will have your soldiers standing on ruined stones, crumbling bricks, any sort of uneven, asymmetrical, jagged outcroppings or precipices you can think of. And it’s pretty easy to work with. Plus, if you’re looking for cork, it’s the perfect excuse to take down that bulletin board that you still haven’t gotten around to finishing all the tasks on.
It’s surprising how quick you can get from the above to below…
Then just layer on some paint, drybrush here, add a wash there, and boom, you’ve cheated your way to painting success–which any good hobbyist will tell you, is the surest sign you’re doing it right.
Until next time, happy painting!