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Atheling13 Feb 2020 2:07 a.m. PST

I've been messing around with basing miniatures for more years then I care to remember!

The article on my blog below is how I tend to do things now. The bases colours and subsequent highlights and choice of fora will change to suit the theatre of war but the basic s are the same. I hope it is of some help to both old timers and newer gamers.

justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com/2020/02/basing-how-i-do-mine-step-by-step.html


Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2020 2:59 a.m. PST

Nicely done, thanks for sharing, but too long for me. Ok I use 15mm and 10mm figs but found out real earth can hardly be beaten to.. show earth! One day I will show it too…when RTB…

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2020 7:21 a.m. PST

Nicely done – thanks for sharing!

Atheling14 Feb 2020 2:46 a.m. PST

Cheers guys :)

Jcfrog, I'm not so sure about using real dirt unless it has been cleaned somehow! I have a friend who was in Egypt and took a hearty sample of desert sand from Giza how with him as he was planning to do an Ancient Egyptian army.

KeepYourPowderDry3815 Feb 2020 7:06 a.m. PST

Atheling – microwaving dirt kills anything living in it. I have a few bits of grit from Sulby Hedges on my dragoon bases (regrettably not Okey's dragoons)

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2020 8:34 a.m. PST

Real Waterloo mud. Never fails……snag is it dries to rock hard clay/sand, so it has to be painted to look like mud…which defeats the whole object.

But I know that they are based on real Waterloo mud

Atheling15 Feb 2020 3:37 p.m. PST

microwaving dirt kills anything living in it. I have a few bits of grit from Sulby Hedges on my dragoon bases (regrettably not Okey's dragoons)

Never thought of microwaving it lol.

What happens if you get a lot of ferrous type soil? (I'm not being facetious, I really don't know)

justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com

wmyers16 Feb 2020 5:44 p.m. PST

The real dirt idea is great.

Most miniatures seem to be walking on large river bed rocks all the time.

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