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Tutorial Jungle Basing for LIZARDSSS

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by jacintomateus, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. jacintomateus
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    As some of you requested I made this small tutorial on my basing scheme for my JUNGLE lizards!
    Hope you like it and find it useful.
    Its really a very basic scheme but I find it to work great for my Lizardmen.


    Step Zero:
    Starting with black painted bases.
    These ones I mixed a bit of sand and static grass to the Black paint itself to give some more texture.
    But as I will cover the most of the base perhaps this is not really really needed, I just like the effect it creates.

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    Step One:
    Paint the Base in a brown colour.
    I use a mix of 2 colours to give a more natural "muddy" look.
    Just paint and blend the colours directly on the base and brush.

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    Don't need to be very clean as we will clean the bases later.

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    How they look when dry.

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    Step Two:
    Apply the Tufts.
    This is where the line between my professional life and hobby life starts to get fuzzy, because I work with the company that makes these excellent tufts. But I like very much to use our product and believe it to be very user friendly and provide good results with little effort.
    So... a bit of shameless promotion on GamersGrass Tufts.


    I start with the bigger tufts (12mm tall) and I use 2 colours to give some realistic variation on the colours.
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    Then I add the flowers and shrubs.

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    (on these larger tufts and the shrubs I like to add a little PVA glue to the base of the tuft, just to make it adhere better.)

    Then I pretty much cover almost the rest of the base with the small tufts (MOSS)
    (And these I do not add any glue to them.)
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    Step Three:
    Clean the edges of the bases.

    I paint the edges in black to clean the mess I did when painting in brown.

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    And how they look when joining the ones I did previously!
    They come from the JUNGLE!
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    Hope you like them and that in someway you find this usefull for your basing.
     
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    Very Nice. :D
     
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    Nice one! Thanks for that!
     
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    Fantastic! Looks brilliant!
     
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    Awesome!!!
     
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    Can't beat a good looking base ;)
     
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    Real cool mossy bases :)
     
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    Those bases are gorgeous! What miniatures are on them, may I ask?
     
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    I think they are the old edition saurus
     
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    Yes! Some old fifth edition saurus with modern weapons and standard... I also still have about 30 from back in those days. But mine are not painted up so nicely! ;)
     
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    Yes, they are the old fifth edition saurus.
    But with toothpicks to make them with spears hahaha!
     
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    Oh. But looks quite modern! ;) the original 5th edition saurus spears look quite clumsy compared to toothpicks!
     
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    As promised the rock basing tutorial!
    PART ONE


    First the rocks!
    I use raw cork for the best effect...
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    I like to puncture the large pieces with a screw driver and a hammer and then brake them appart.

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    Then choose the good pieces that I want:
    And test fit the model! (yes! the model is a lizard, at least this part of the model is...)

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    Then sand the base of my pieces to make a nicer flatter bottom part.
    (also helps with gluing the pieces to the plastic base)

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    Super glue all the way!
    I use a full bottle (3gr) of super glue on this base.
    (I buy them in my Chinese store near my place for .25€ each...)

    It glues the pieces onto the base and also impregnates the cork making it very hard once the glue dries.
    (this glue is very very thin, so all texture is maintained)

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    Part TWO, let the mess begin!

    Disclaimer! This part can be a little messy if you do it in a small space...

    Mix sand, PVA glue and Acrylic paste.
    I find that if I mix just the PVA and sand the final texture will not be very sharp, as the glue when dries, smooths a little and in does not give the desired effect... So I also add the Acrylic paste to the mix!

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    MESSSS!!!!
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    More MESSS!
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    And look at the target base hoping for the best...
    (the superglue has not dried at this stage... but who cares!!!)
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    Add the mixed paste!
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    .... now the whole thing takes some hours before I dry, so the tutorial will continue after it is all dried...
     
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    Looking forward to seeing how it continues! For now it looks very promising!
     
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    The base dried over night...
    Continuing...

    PART THREE, painting...

    Base is primed, and then suffers highlights using the airbrush to make the rocks stand out.
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    Then a general brown wash is applied to blend all together and start to create the natural dirt/mud effect:

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    A second brown wash is applied on the dirt parts leaving the rocks clean:
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    Then I start to work on the small river:
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    ...and realized that I do not have the water effects to continue...
    So the Tutorial continues next part.... (need to go and buy the water thingy)
     
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    It looks awesome!!
     
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    And adding some water effects (Vallejo Still Water)
    and some Vegetation (GamersGrass Tufts and Shrubs) this is the final effect...

    Hope you like it...

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