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Painting Guide- Bases

Posted by Carlo Antonio on 26 Apr 2011, 11:36

Hello everyone!
I prepared another "Painting guide ". How do I make my base.This is a fast and easy to do!I will prepare this base without figures. I think he knows better


Step 1. I used a piece of plywood with a thickness of 2mm, usually,i use the sheet of formica thickness of1 mm. Is much more resistant.Vallejo grey pumice.
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Step 2. When dry, I paint everything in black.
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Step 3. I apply color Lifecolor FS30219 Earth, but you can also use Vallejo Eart 72062.
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Step 4 . I apply Dark Angels Green . But do not penetrate deeply. You should see a bit of black.
In the following stage, hightlight with a mix of Dark Angels Green and Vallejo Model Color Gold Yellow 72007
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Step 5 . Color the Earth with the black ink
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Step 6 . Hightlight with a mix of Eart and Off White(50/50)
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Finish....The base is ready
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I hope you like this !!! :thumbup:
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Posted by Maurice on 26 Apr 2011, 11:50

Nice tutorial :thumbup: base seems a bit shiny, paint not dry yet?
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Posted by Carlo Antonio on 26 Apr 2011, 11:53

Thanks Maurice11
Yes , paint not dry :-)
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Posted by Peter on 26 Apr 2011, 19:03

Nice tutorial again Carlo :thumbup:
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Posted by laurence strong on 26 Apr 2011, 19:05

Now thats interesting. A base made without any scenicing materials...by paints only:thumbup: Very nice :thumbup:
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Posted by Carlo Antonio on 27 Apr 2011, 11:01

Thanks Friends !!! :-)
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Posted by Zed1 on 27 Apr 2011, 11:08

Now that's a strange thing. For my first base building attempts, I also used a small peace of plywood (2mm). When this came in contact with the putty (and I presume the pumice contains water, as well), the contained liquid made the plywood deform in odd ways. I tried to seal it first with glue, but even this substance made the plywood deform upwards at its' boundaries.
To avoid similar effects, I finally abandoned the plywood and switched to plastic material.

So what exactly did I do wrong? Why does your plywood keep plain, while mine doesn't? Image
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Posted by Carlo Antonio on 27 Apr 2011, 11:24

Very strange! How long is he deformed??
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Posted by Carlo Antonio on 27 Apr 2011, 11:27

The piece that I did was long 5X1, 8. Maybe you had made ​​a bigger piece?
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Posted by Zed1 on 27 Apr 2011, 12:09

No. The first one was round and a bit larger than a 2€-coin, the second one approx. 10*4cm. In both cases, the sides bended upwards so that the bases were no longer plain. :?
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Posted by Carlo Antonio on 27 Apr 2011, 19:13

Yes , very strange! To me, this has never happened. However, I always try to use formica , is more resistant!!
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Posted by laurence strong on 27 Apr 2011, 19:16

I use 1-2mm sheet styrene for my bases

http://www.evergreenscalemodels.com/index.htm

It comes in 20x53cm sheets and you can cut the size you want, as well as being fairly cheap. No need to worry about warpage.....
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Posted by Carlo Antonio on 27 Apr 2011, 19:27

Yes !! I think this is excellent !! :thumbup:
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Posted by leifkarl1112 on 06 May 2011, 13:36

Thanks for showing us this. I was wondering if the standard would be the same for your bases as they are for your figures..........and yes it is!! :love:

How do you attach the figures?

Karl.
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Posted by Carlo Antonio on 07 May 2011, 11:25

Thanks friends !!!
I glue the figures first. I did not use the figures for this painting guides for convenience only
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