Son of Flocked Bases :)

Discussion in 'Tabletop Games' started by Za Rodinu, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    I cut another number of 25mm sq. bases for my first Pz Grenadier battalion, and one 30mm sq. for the Batt. HQ.

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    As I said before I'm missing a couple of things but I'll do them when I paint my 2nd battalion.

    With the tanks what I did was coat the base with PVA glue and cover them in sand, painted and drybrushed, and painted the vehicles on the almost complete bases. With the infantry I did the opposite. As the figures themselves have their small stands, if I stuck them on the prepared bases they'd look a bit wakward, so I glued them to the bases and applied the glue & sand afterwards.

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    What I did was to apply the glue with the bottle nozzle directly on the base surface taking care to avoid smearing the little figures, and working ibald spots in with a toothpick. Then into a tub with sand the bases went, one by one as each had the glue applied. Next steps will be painting / drybrushing.

    I haven't done anything to the HQ base as I intend to apply some decoration but haven't decided what yet. A vehicle or two, a tree, haystack, bit of hedge, I'll see later.
     
  2. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    So here they are in their entire miniature glory. I used two grades of 'vegetation', the second one somewhat fluffier. With all this greenery they look like 'maquisards' :)

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    The vehicle in the HQ stand here is provisional only, it hasn't undergone the Full Monty treatment yet.

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    I used two grades of sand, and within the coarser sand bag I was lucky to find this small rounded pebble with a flat face which was just perfect to be uses 'as is' for a rock outcrop :)

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    Now that I have 2 Pz battalions and 1 inf battalion it's time to turn to the Soviets :)
     
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  3. LesCM19

    LesCM19 "...lets rock!"

    Sweet!
    BTW how many megapixels is your camera?
    ...within the coarser sand bag I was lucky to find this small rounded pebble with a flat face which was just perfect to be used 'as is' for a rock outcrop :)

    Following on from:
    LLOYDIAN CROSSFIRE BASING
    I checked out the cat litter shelves in the supermarket and there was enough spillage there to keep me in 6mm 'limestone' boulders for years. Free too!
     
  4. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Oh, I scraped my sand from a construction site I was passing by. There was a dog poo bags dispenser nearby and that's what I used :D

    My camera is an old clunker I bought in ebay a few years ago, a Konica Minolta Z2, 4Mp only, but with a heck of a lens that allows me to take pics at 4cm distance from the object!

    That basing ID system looks fine, but I'll stick with colour dots on the base back rim myself, thank you :)
     
  5. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Bring up this thread back to life, there is an old wargaming pal of mine who decided to quit. So I grabbed the micro-armour segment of his collection at a friend's price. Here goes:

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    Three tubs of Brits, Jerries and Popoffs all doing their own interpretations of Dunkirk, Falaise and Viazma-Briansk, plus thousands of figures in miscellaneous periods, Romans to WW2! Let's see how long I'll take in painting and basing them :)

    In case people will doubt my sanity and ask "Russians? More Russians? Why the hell does he want more bleeping Russians?" I have to say that first of all those are Sovietsky, not Russky; and also that my insanity was never an issue :D

    I had more or less given up on this by now due to lack of other players in the town I now live, but the other day I found a figure shop who do painting lessons on Saturday afternoons, so I made myself invited and free to try and proselytise :)
     

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  6. WhiskeyGolf

    WhiskeyGolf Senior Member

    Admire your patience Za, those models are so tiny! :)
     
  7. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    My work of this weekend, more H&R 1:300 scale Soviets. BTs, T-28s, T-35. I had these from 30 years ago or more but I'm repainting and rebasing my entire arsenal :) The bases are 25mm wide. I used several basing styles to avoid the Monotonous Soviet All-Green Syndrome :lol:

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    I took these photos in direct sunlight, I'll experiment with indirect lighting as these are I think too harsh and loose detail.
     

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  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Glad you've brought this thread back to life, was looking at it the other day before I flocked some bases for 25mm mules.
    I do like the road markings.
     
  9. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

    My work of this weekend, more H&R 1:300 scale Soviets. BTs, T-28s, T-35. I had these from 30 years ago or more but I'm repainting and rebasing my entire arsenal :) The bases are 25mm wide. I used several basing styles to avoid the Monotonous Soviet All-Green Syndrome :lol:

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    I took these photos in direct sunlight, I'll experiment with indirect lighting as these are I think too harsh and loose detail.
    far to much free time ;)
     
  10. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Far too much free time my posterior, look at the date of my previous post :D

    Owen, the road markings were simply a white pencil. Surfaces, both for the road and the earth were an aimodelling balsa filler which I had around and had a nice texture. Nowadays wall fillers I find are all self levelling and smoothing, no texture at all. I could work on these but why bother if I had the right product already. Even so the roads were imprinted with the back of my hand and then pressed with tank tracks. The roads were smoothed with a spatula.

    The inspiration for these were those Red Square parades, I still have to add a large red flag to the T-28 on the large base (unit CO) :)

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    :lol:
     
  11. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    More of my stuff, in this instance some 1:300 H&R German trucks. William has to survey everything I do :)

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  12. LesCM19

    LesCM19 "...lets rock!"

    Nice custom look between them! I didn't know they made an open-topped one, presumably you carved it out yourself?
     
  13. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Thank you Les. H&R makes most of their vehicles open topped with a separate tilt for you to glue on or not, so what happened is that I simply lost one of them at some point :)
     
  14. LesCM19

    LesCM19 "...lets rock!"

    I was not aware of that, its obviously been a while since I bought any Opel Blitzen off them
     
  15. WotNoChad?

    WotNoChad? Senior Member

    Very nice stuff... not been here for a while but thanks to Reedy pointing out what my handle on here actually was my login works now.

    I'm just down the road from Reedy, but maybe , someday we could all get together and have a game?
     

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