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AoS Cheap Basing

Discussion in 'Seraphon Discussion' started by Nun-pak, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Nun-pak
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    Nun-pak Active Member

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    I was wondering if you guys could suggest where to get really cheap bases and or things used to base, they don’t have to be spectacular. ANYTHING WOULD HELP.
     
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    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    Why, may I ask?
    do you have to put on round bases all those models with square ones, or do you have plenty of baseless models?
     
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  3. Nun-pak
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    Round bases
     
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  4. ravagekitteh
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    ravagekitteh Well-Known Member

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    Do you live near a beach? Because, if so, simply PVA glue and sand, with edging in Zandri Dust, will make for perfectly good bases for next to nothing
     
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  5. LizardWizard
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    LizardWizard Grand Skink Handler Staff Member

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    Galeforce 9 makes great basing materials. Their rounds are normally something like $4.oo USD a piece and have quite a bit of material in them.
     
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    Ebay is your best bet for plastic round bases
     
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    Aginor Fifth Spawning Staff Member

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  8. Gypsey
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    I've got most of my bases from Ebay, usually from China. Some of them arent molded properly, but when you get 100 for $6, I'm not worried about losing a couple.

    As for basing materials, my go to has been used, dried coffee grounds. It makes a great rich dirt colour or you can paint it easily to be rocks or sand. Dried tea leaves also have an interestijg texture for forest ground fall.
     
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  9. forlustria
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    If you are uk based sarissa precison do cheap mdf bases.
     
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  11. nomis
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    Cheapest basing material I use is mixed aggregate sand and PVA.

    Apply it and let it dry before priming/base coating. If you are in a rush, super glue does work for this but not as well as PVA IMO.

    build up some dry brush layers of black or brown to tan and it looks great!

    this is the most recent model I have done with this method. Heres a before painting. I used grass ontop of it once i had painted it to match my army.
     

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  12. inakue
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    If you like jungle style bases, you could try mixed herbs glued with PVA. Then just wash it and done :) Sounds realistic and cheap + easy.
    I am going to rebase my models that way, probably adding some green flock and grass and temple ruins. I hope can post the results here soon!
     
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