This is a short guide to basing 28mm miniatures, this is one of the last steps ideally after you have finished painting your figures. I generally base on plasticard: High Impact Polystyrene Sheet (HIPS) commonly known as plasticard in the UK or styrene sheet in North America. The best way to cut it is to score it to the desired size and then snap off the waste.
Alternatively laser cut mdf could be used, for 25mm round bases I use U.K. two pence pieces which give a nice weight to the base.
Stage.1 - glue & filler.
|filler with a sandy rough texture which hardens rock solid.|
|various tools to apply the filler|
|filler added no need to be too neat in the application yet.|
|select your basing grit|
|PVA glue applied neat with a brush|
Stage.3 - painting the base
Wait for the PVA to set hard, heat can help to speed up the setting process. Then brush off the excess scatter material with a soft brush.
|I use enamels and oils to colour the base.|
|greens flooded into the tea leaves|
|browns added to the areas to represent the dirt.|
This stage involves the most amount of work as the various tones of colour are brought up:
Greens have yellow and tan added.
Burnt umber browns have tan added, then tan + yellow and white for the extreme highlights very gently brushed on. Any mistakes can be corrected by flooding in a darker colour to take it a stage back.
pjw_wargames_supplies , the shrubs represent low lying bushes, nettle patches etc.
The finally the whole model receives at least one coat of 'Testors Dullcote' matt varnish, it's stinky stuff but the best varnish spray on the market.
|Austrian Hussar squadron of the 4th Regiment (Hesse-Homburg)|
|miniatures made by Perry and painted a few days ago.|
Anyway that's all there is to it.
All the Best,