The snowy weather has meant that I have gone from having a busy weekend lined up to having a lazy Sunday afternoon. So I thought I'd take advantage of the free time and get some painting done of course. But I realised that I was missing one critical element from my models...finished bases.
I totted up how many vehicle bases I needed and was a little shocked to find the figure was close to fifty! Fortunately I had plenty of bases in my supplies cupboard and decided to bite the bullet and make a large batch ready for all my tanks as I complete them over the next few weeks.
This is a bit of a chore, but a necessary step and will save a lot of time later down the line.
That's an unusual way to do it Lee, I stick the figure on first then base up to it.ReplyDelete
Thats the way I do it with infantry in this scale, building and painting the base around the figures. But for the vehicles I find it easier to paint them separately and then glue them onto the finished bases. Then I spray the whole thing in Satin varnish and then a layer of dullcoat. The last step is adding the grass tufts and trimming them to the right size.Delete
Now that is a serious amount of work for a lazy Sunday - well done that man.ReplyDelete
Its taken a long time but as I said it'll save a lot of time later. I have nearly 50 tanks sitting in the sidelines ready to be painted and I want to get them done as quickly as possible.Delete
This is for the itsy-bitsy stuff, yes?ReplyDelete
Yes, i'm mounting all my 6mm vehicles on these bases (fow small bases).Delete