This month’s issue of Tabletop Gaming is in stores now and within you can find my article on how to paint some of the forces of good, Harry, Ron & Hermoine alongside the Order of the Pheonix…
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I wanted to share how I achieved the bases for my Necromunda models. I wanted something a little distinct from the usual metal bases and what better way to do that than ancient rusted up bases. I also added a wee touch of spot colour, with the green ooze under the grates.
I started with a black undercoat to get things started, but here’s how I cheived the rest…
I began with a basecoat of Mournfang Brown.
This was followed by a heavy drybrush of Skrag Brown.
Then apply a lighter drybrush of Deathclaw Brown.
Apply an edge highlight to all the hard edges and stipple small amounts over the flat areas.
Make a mix of 1 part Moot Green to around 3 parts water and flood the grating up to the level of the higher lip.
Make a mix of 1 part Gauss Blaster Green and 3 parts water. This time use the mix to flood only each individual section.
Make a mix of 1 part Guass Blaster Green and 1 part Ceramite White. Apply carefully down the centre of each rectangle and along the edges.
Apply a light glaze of Waywatcher Green.
Apply a layer of Abaddon Black to the rims.
I used Kromlech’s Soot Black pigment to add a touch of weathering to finish off the bases.
You should now have some funky bases for your gangers. I’ll be back soon with some more ideas on how to base your gangs.
My Van Saar have a unique bit of kit, which I’m gonna write into thier back story, and I’ve been asked how it was done. So here is a guide on building your own ‘Gellion’ pattern energy shield to put to good use against the enemies of Van Saar!
What you’ll need…
Begin by removing the back of the skull and the house emblem from the shield front. Make sure to file these flat so they will sit flush.
Glue the skull to the shield front, centered where the house emblem was. I chose to glue them to oriente the shield horizontally, to change things up you could affix it so the shield is vertical.
On the back of the shield you’ll need to shave down the plug or it will not fit in place properly.
Get your ‘thruster’ ready. I made sure the connection point was flat.
Affix your thruster to the back off the energy shield. Before gluing anything dry fit the front and back to make sure everything is the orientation that you want it.
Once all the glue is dry you should be able to stick the peices together giving you your energy shield.
I didn’t glue the peices together, as I want to be able to remove the acrylic shield section for painting.
I did however glue the skull part to one of my champions, and if you have not seen them already, take a look at a gallery of the other energy shields below…
Into another year and onto painting even more cool models. I have to admit that I took a bit of a rest during January to recharge the old batteries a bit. But I still managed to get paint to brush to model and finished painting some cool models.
The main job I was working on was a painting guide for Modiphius’s Fallout: Wasteland Warfare game, which can be found in Tabletop Gaming Magazine. Take a look at the survivors I painted below…
Models Painted: 6
2019 Total: 6
This guide is ideally suited for painting the bases I showed you how to make in this tutorial.
I’ve used the same basing technique for both my Azog’s Legion and my White Council, but with a few subtle changes to the painting in order to give them a different character. I’ll be going through the stages for both in full but there are only a few differences between them, but you’ll notice from the picture they end up looking fairly different.
What you will need:
What you will need:
I absolutely love going to town on the basing of my miniatures. It’s just another excuse to add some character, variety and unification to your armies. It’s all about adding that story that really brings your miniatures to life.
The most recent basing I have been doing is for my Azog’s Legion force and today I’m going to show you what you need and how to go about making them.
I’ll be doing a series of tutorials on basing, both the modelling and the painting, so look out for future articles.
What you will need:
Building the Bases
And there you have it. This is how I built and will continue to build all the bases for my Azog’s Legion force. I hope you all find it usual and I would love to see some of the bases you make using it, pop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, find me on Facebook or Instagram.
Join me soon to find out just how I painted them as well.
Let’s take a peek at the latest article we have completed for issue 14 of Tabletop Gaming Magazine.
This month’s guide covers the villains from Mantic Games Star Saga, a sci-fi dungeon crawler set within the Warpath universe. Covering each of the 5 ‘bosses’ of the story set out within the Eidas Contract, the first mission book of what we hope will be many more. Here’s a look at the 5 big bads: