Thursday, June 09, 2011

Bases! Desert base uberness :D

So, at last I finally got around to getting my desert/dry lakebed bases worked up. The pic above is just the first test samples. I make my resin bases a bit differently, I dont make a mold for each individual base.

I basically make a 4x6" or larger section of terrain as a foundation for my bases. I sculpt it up with the intention of making a large silicone pour of it. Once thats done, I pour a thin layer of resin into the mold, and then stick the plastic bases onto it. As the resin sets it adheres to the plastic, and the texture of the terrain is not on top of the plastic. This method takes a little more effort to set up. But has a couple of benefits over individually molded bases. First- your bases dont all come out the same. You can add variation by changing up where you set the plastic bases on the resin. Second- it works for multiple sizes of bases. 25, 30, 40, 50, even the big 120's and flier ovals if your original terrain mold is large enough.

Now that I can crank these out, I have one less excuse to get to finishing my Tallarn army. So thier might be some movement on the GW front- if I can pry myself away from the Waramchine...

Also- if these look like something you might want to use as bases for an army project, feel free to get in touch. Id be happy to work out some trades or even sell some if it helps someone get enthused about thier army :)


  1. good tute, I haven't used that stuff in ages but I see where they have it at the store.

  2. There great looking bases, I'll have to try it.

  3. ... I'm speechless, that's such an amazingly good idea on how to make unique bases O.o;;

    Now I just need to figure out how to work out larger landscapes to use as the 'foundation'.

  4. Its pretty easy really- I just made a section of terrain thats the size I want to get teh variety of different features. I go for at least 12 features like skulls, debris, bodies, whatever. From there the positioning on the base, and changing up the facing of the mini on the base gives you alot of variety in how the bases look.

  5. This is a really fascinating idea.

    I have been doing casting for a while, and recently started making my own bases, and this method sounds inspiring!

    Can you describe it in a bit more detail, or maybe some pictures of the process?

    thanks for the post!