Part two of a guide over my current basing method, last I showed the advantages of light weight spackle, now I’ll just round up with some finishing touches.
As you may notice the bases of the figures shows slightly, this is because I added a bit to much water to the mixture so it actually shrunk a bit…
As with all my base work I use cheap craft paints for this.
Notice the quite fine and varied texture, this of course depends on the type of sand used.
The stone are natural stones, you can either glue them to the base before adding the spackle or press them into the mixture after it is applied.
After this step I add my “pine forest floor” mixture as described in this post.
My last step basically hides all the work I’ve done before, which I’m the first to admit is rather stupid, but, as I’m doing forest dwelling Finns, it is needed to get the right feel of the army.
So for desert based armies my basing method should work very well, but since it is so quick and easy I’m using it even if most of it is hidden under turf, flock and static grass.