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On 5/2/2017 at 2:01 AM, Doodlebug said:

Your Rune Gollum looks amazing! I know what you mean about painting white, after over a dozen Stormtroopers from Imperial Assault I don't want to use a white scheme. 

I love your base and I plan on trying something similar and doing a different basing scheme for the skeletons. I have never done basing before and would appreciate it if you could tell us what materials and processes you used for the base.

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Hey, sorry for the delayed response and also ty very much for the kind words! 

I have collected a ton of basing matieral over the years, so I have a pretty wide selection of stuff on these bases. 

For my dirt layer I use a fine sand, and  cork crumbles. I mix them in a ziploc and then do the usual pva base coat stick the base in the sand baggy and give it a good shake, let it dry then do a watered down pva coat over the top. 

To paint it I use (army painter) oak brown base with a heavy stippling of leather brown and dessert yellow. Wash with strong tone and then once dry do a light uneven dry brush of skeletal bone. 

For bush matieral I use woodland scenics clump foliage. I dab small dots of super glue on the painted base and then tear the clumps into small pieces and scatter it on. Shake it off over the bin to save the excess. 

For the static grass I use army painter static grass (I swear by it) and a paper clip to spread little puddles of undiluted pva glue around the base.

the trick to this is to make it uneven! Do some puddles very wet and thick and others barely any glue. Make some deep ones and drag the paper clip through it and spread it around thinner on one side etc. this gives he grasses a more natural variying thickness. 

When applying the static grass hold the model over a clean paper plate or foil so you can dump the excess back in your tin. 

Do not dip your model in the grass! 

Use tweezers to grab giant gobs of grass from your tin, Like 20x the amount you'd use on the entire base! Really ! Then drop a giant Gob on each puddle of glue you made, (move quick in this phase, be sloppy use tons of grass) 

Once you have all your grass down give each area that has glue under it a firm pat with your finger, and then turn the model upside down. And give it several very hard taps with a finger and some shakes! Really tap that bad boy you wanna knock the grass off aggressively! 

Once that's done flip it right side up and give it a gentle puff of breath from a few sides. This will give you great static grass that varies in density and stands up super nice! 

(If you have any grass right on the edge hanging over use a finger on the edge and gently push it straight up) 

For my plants i use great escape games gamerz grass clumps. It can be harder to find but I have never seen better small scale plant products. When you really see them in person it's crazy impressive how well formed the tiny leaves and stuff are. They look fantastic. 

I use tweezers to pull small clumps off the sheet and dab a bit of super glue on the bottom of the clump then press it down for a second. I always do this last. 

Hope that helps! Please let me know if you have any questions or need something cleared up! And thx again all for all the nice comments! I have barely had any hobby time at all lately but I should have a few more pics up soon! 

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