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Middle Earth SBG – Ancient Ruins Basing Tutorial
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:
Cork Roll. I use a 2.5mm thickness, like this. This is readily available from most hobby stores, so if you do have a model train store nearby pop in and take a look. Just one of these rolls will easily last you the whole army.
Plasticard. I have so far been using a fairly thin, 1mm, variety. This does make it a bit easier to cut and model, but doesn’t look quite as good as a thocker variety.
Sand. I used Fine Sand from Basecrafts.
Mixed cork. Used for detailing. Can be found here, or like the cork roll can be found in hhobby stores.
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.
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