Tactical squad bases

I have done the bases for the rest of my tactical marines. I am trying to make it look like an urban warfare zone, where fighting has gone on for generations, a lot of broken concrete and debris laying around.

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The first step in creating the bases was to break apart a normal CD jewel case, I did this by cutting random lines in the case and then breaking them of by hand. I then used my trusty glue gun and pick two to three bigger pieces and glued them to the base.

I also added some brass wire on some of the bases to look like reinforcement beams.

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Second step is to add some debris, I used the slate that I got from the 40k basing kit but any small rocks or sand will work. I glued them to the base with normal PVA glue.

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Step three is to start painting, and to start painting you need to spray it with a black base coat.

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Step four is to dry brush all the bases with adeptus battle grey, the concrete was painted normally with the same colour.

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Step five is to dry brush a layer of codex grey to the bases. Make sure to cover the corners of the concrete.

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Final step is dry brush the slate or sand with fortress grey, highlight the corners of the concrete. I also added some weathered numbering on two of the bases.

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The only thing left now is to do some touch up on the base and then pin the marines to the base.

    • Torvik
    • April 19th, 2009

    You know it is pretty amazing what you can do with a CD case.

    You make it look so easy ;-)

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