Blood Bowl basing

With my upcoming human Blood Bowl team I’ve decided to go with grass bases. I am fan of putting some effort into basing miniatures and because of this I will try to add some details to them. White lines, bloody gore and other stuff you might find out on the pitch is what I have in mind.

The main recipe for all the bases will be the same and as a reminder for me – as well as a guide for anyone interested – I’ve created this “how-to” bellow. Enjoy!

This is what you will need:

  • A base, or a number of bases actually. I’ve used regular 32mm ones.
  • Glue, the milky kind.
  • Citadel Sand and The Army Painter Field Grass.
  • Primer, I used Vallejo Grey Primer 74.601.
  • Paint, Citadel Base XV-88 and Citadel Layer Karak Stone.
  • Inks, Strong Tone and Soft Tone, both from The Army Painter.
  • Any white and black paint for the lines and border of the base. I used Citadel Skull White and Citadel Chaos Black from the old range.
  • Something that looks like blood. I prefer Humbrol Enamel Gloss 20.

Here is how to put it all together:

  1. Apply glue, straight from the bottle to the base. I use a brush for this.
  2. Dip it in Citadel Sand and shake off the excess.
  3. Mix some glue with water, about 1/1 or so, and brush it all over the sanded base. This step helps binding the sand better.
  4. When the glue is completely dry, prime the base. I use my airbrush to apply Vallejo Grey Primer 74.601.
  5. When the primer is dry, paint the sand with Citadel Base XV-88.
  6. Use The Army Painter Strong Tone to wash the whole base.
  7. When dry, drybrush with Citadel Base XV-88.
  8. Drybrush with Citadel Layer Karak Stone.
  9. Wash with The Army Painter Soft Tone.
  10. Apply glue with a brush to the parts of the base you wish to cover with grass.
  11. Dip the base in The Army Painter Field Grass and add some pressure to make the flock really set in the glue. Tap the base to remove any excess.
  12. Paint the edge of the base in a color that fits your need. I chose black for this team.

You are now done. From here you can move on by adding some white markings, blood and whatever you see fit.




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Posted: December 2, 2016


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