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15 Jun 2017 4:32 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Lord Ashram15 Jun 2017 4:21 a.m. PST

Hey all!

Just wondering if I could get some advice… I am going to do a little force of 6mm samurai. I plan to base them in larger groups, but am a little unsure about what to use… static grass? Flock? It is such a smaller scale, I'm really not sure if the 15/28/40 techniques will work. Can you guys offer some advice?

Thanks!

Lord Ashram15 Jun 2017 4:28 a.m. PST

Oh, and what do people know about static glass applicators? Do they work? Make a difference? Recommended?

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian15 Jun 2017 4:32 a.m. PST

Flock works for me.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2017 5:06 a.m. PST

Very fine flock

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jun 2017 5:47 a.m. PST

I use sand applied to thinned PVA to start with, craft paint dark brown & dry-brush cream. Once all that is dry a few patches of 2mm static grass (I use a mix of matt acrylic medium & PVA to stick it down with).

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jun 2017 6:28 a.m. PST

Use the same technique as 15/28/40 but use smaller, finer materials. I use ordinary sand for 15s, but extra fine sand for 6s. And I use more flock than static grass. In 6mm the grass can end up being waist high.

Baccus and I (ScaleCreep.com) both sell basing kits specifically for 6mm.

setsuko15 Jun 2017 6:33 a.m. PST

I use a similar method to my bigger minis, but with shorter static grass that I got in the Bacchus basing kit. Darker tuft, as in the railway model material that is like fluffy grain, also works fine.

Allen5715 Jun 2017 7:12 a.m. PST

I copied some areas from overhead photos and Google Earth. Printed them on Avery label type material and put them on the bases. Then added 1 or two rocks or flock tufts. Done.

If you scale you photos properly it is not a bad look. Admittedly I am not into the diorama look on the bases shown in setsukos picture.

Rabelais15 Jun 2017 12:04 p.m. PST

I think if you're using 2mm static grass over large areas of the base then it looks a lot tidier with an applicator. You need one that shoots the grass upwards, like a Flockbox or similar.
Without applicator:

With:

Chinggis15 Jun 2017 1:23 p.m. PST

2mm static grass on a light brown base with a few small pieces of clump foliage here and there. Here some of my samurai from Irregular Miniatures.

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Personal logo Baccus 6mm Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 3:30 a.m. PST

The Baccus Basing system link works perfectly for basing 6mm figures. All of the bases illustrated in the catalogue and in the recent News section on TMP were done using these materials.

And yes, an applicator gives a much better and more permanent finish. We also offer a cheap option for doing this in the same section.

Decent basing on 6mm figures makes all the difference.

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