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Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Standing On Solid Ground - Basing

In a previous post I showed a few units I had put together and planned to base. With a bit of research online I found a method I was happy with, and this method was with the use of cork. The blog this idea came from is The Painting Corps.

Once I'd decided to use cork I needed to find some, this however is easier said than done in the UK it seems. I scoured B&Q, Homebase, Topps Tiles and Wickes but nadda, not even a sniffing of a cork tile, I soon realised the only place I was going to find some was on ebay.

Anyhow, after acquiring the cork tiles I set about breaking one up into rough pieces with a pair of pliers, aiming to make the pieces the same or similar size to the bases. These broken up bits of cork were attached to the round bases with a bit of super glue as I wanted a more stable stick than from what I'd get from PVA. Once dry the bases and cork with brushed with a relatively watered down PVA mix, this was t give the cork a bit more rigidity and a protective layer.



After 24 hours I added 'neat' dabs of PVA glue to the areas of the bases not covered by the irregular contours of the cork tiles. I then sprinkled over citadel grit/sand, I'm sure anything could be used, I'd have preferred ballast, but I didn't have any.



The bases were once again left for 24 hours, which was yesterday, so they'd dried by the time I got home this afternoon. With a dab of super glue on the models feet, they were attached to the cork tile bases.


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Personally I don't think they look too bad for a first attempt. What do you guys think?

-Draz.

3 comments:

Col. Corbane said...

They look really good mate, they're going to look cracking once you've got them finished.

Draz said...

I'm hoping next week is going to be a bit quieter so I get a bit more time to sit down and do some painting and finish off a few things.

Getting up at 4:30am and not getting home till 5pm is killing me at the moment, just don't have the mental energy to do much, although I have been forcing myself to do an hour a day.

-Draz

Big Jim said...

Great bases, I too am using a lot of cork 'rocks' on my bases. It is a great, cheap way to have unique basing.

-Jim

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