Let’s talk a little bit about one of the oft-overlooked parts of our hobby: basing.
In my Painting Heavy Vectors article, I showed you some of my finished Convergence models on what I’ve been calling my “Cormac McCarthy”-themed bases, aiming for sort of a grim, ash-y apocalypse feel: here’s how I did them!
Basing’s probably my favorite part of the process, it’s where we as hobbyists have free reign to create something all our own. So, my first step is to look around for some inspiration. I know that sounds kind of cheesy, but it helps to have an idea where I’m going.
For something apocalyptic, let’s look at ash left behind after wildfires:
- Woodland Scenics Deadfall, great for, you guessed it, dead trees!
- Oatey Masilla Fix-it-Stick Epoxy Putty: quick hardening epoxy putty that will let me build up some volume in the base.
- Wargames Factory Skeleton Warrior parts–these models are pretty cheap, and unlike the Mantic or GW skeletons, aren’t wearing any armor or anything, making perfect vaporized Mars Attacks victims.
- (not pictured) Litko Gaming Accessories 1″ flight stands.