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Friday, September 05, 2014

WIP: Display Bases - Details Part 2

So those twigs and rock and roots from last post? Added. Let take a closer look that the bone litter in the cave...



 All this stuff will give the giant squig a sense of scale. Now mushrooms are a must on a fantasy base and they will also help give a sense of scale so here is a little break down of how easy it is to make 'em...

First, clip out some wire for GS ones and you can even make them from apoxie sculpt. Roll little balls into long uneven rolls to act as stems...
Once those dry roll some more putty balls of various sizes and squish them on top of the stems. then just shape them as you like with your fingers or sculpting tools. Keep things varied as nature doesn't really do symmetry.
Now you can also make some that grow on trees by simply flattening balls of putty and tacking them edge wise onto the trunks of your trees.
While the caps are still wet you can add gills to some of them or texture them and shape them to give them variety. Let's have at look at them on the base...
 Nice! Pretty happy with that :D

Next Post: A few more base details and it's time to prime!  Thanks for coming back, leave me questions, comments or critiques below and remember; you can't spell paint without a little pain :)

10 comments:

  1. The fungus is among us! Those really look cool, especially the shelf-fungus on the trees - adds a ton of character to the base. Really looking forward to watching this come together, good stuff man!

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    1. Thanks! It's my best one yet and has really pushed me to try new things. Playing with scale is fun, but you really have to plan it out.

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  2. This base will really make the piece. Your attention to detail is magnificent. I always find great joy in looking at a piece and finding all those little tiny details. They really speak volumes about the time and love put into the work.

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    1. Thanks! This one just kind of fell together as i had pretty much everything i needed on hand. Of course once you horde enough hobby stuff everything is " at hand" :P

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  3. Looks awesome, so much detail
    Will you put some orky drawings on the cave walls? ;)

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    1. That or some old blood smears from the giant squig eating his victims :P

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  4. Just my luck that the only shop that I knew was selling Apoxie Sculpt now no longer sells them. Btw, your work on the diorama is very impressive and detailed. :)

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    1. Thanks! I have heard miliput is a good brand too as is super sculpty.

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  5. Great looking bases, ZAB! Your fungus work is really good.

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    1. Thanks! The more I dabble in sculpting the more i like it :)

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