Thursday, August 8, 2013
Tidying Up the Imperial Guard
Basing is one of the things that can make or break an otherwise well painted army. We've all seen it: some one in the FLGS with an army that has been growing for years, and the bases show the evolution of their vision. Hell, even I did it with my first Space Marine army.
Azog Treadbike project. My army has been mostly painted and for a while, but some models still needed their bases finished. The bases I'm using include some Epicast bases and some custom bases I produced. The rest just get the usual treatment of sand and dead grass.
I started by using PVA glue to attach sand to all the bases that needed it. Then I waited for it to dry and did some work on my Storm Troopers. Once the bases were ready ready for paint, I quickly added their first layers of flat black, then codex grey, and a wash of black. Then back to the Storm Troopers until that dried. Once the wash dried, the bases were drybrushed with codex grey, fortress grey, and finally kommndo khaki. They were finished up with static grass.
Secret Weapon Miniatures and sprinkling them out across the bases for some more colour.