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How to make Prospero tiles marbles bases and paint them!

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Hey they!
This is mostly a repost i've done on another forum but with infero landing, hopefully you can find some use for it!
 
You could probably do a few base and just cast them but i'm way too lazy for that sleep.png
 
you'll need:

  • some milliput
  • a cutter
  • clipper
  • ruler
  • pencile
  • rolling pin
  • cork sheet
  • vallejo dark earth (or something similar)
  • super glue and white glue

Optionnal:

  • some juweela bricks (i'm using size 1/35 and 1/48)
  • some sands, differents size
  • some bits and pieces from your favorite enemy (*ies)
  • Some leftover from milliput tiles
  • tamiya scrapper

1. you need to mix the milliput and flatten it quickly with your hand. Now put it between to sheets of baking paper to avoid having it stick to your workplace and flatten it to the thickness you like with a rolling pine, to have smoother finish (i use two plastic guide on each side to have the thickness i want).
 
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2. Then it's time to mark your tiles with a ruler and a pencil, i'm doing 1cm tiles. Then with the backside of your cutter (mind your finger!), mark the line, if you use the normal side you'll just cut through. Don't push to hard, it's better to go a few time lightly than marking it to much or cutting through.
 
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3. Now take a piece of cork, and rip it to the size of your mini (or the size you like), in this case, a tartaros termite. When your satisfied with the placing, just glue it down with superglue (or white glue but it will take longer).
 
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4. Take your milliput tiles and with your clipper cut it roughly to the size of your cork, don't forget to choose the orientation of your tile to go with your mini!. (if you break with your finger, there's a strong chance the crack will follow your tiles markings). When your happy with it glue it down with milliput.
 
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5. Now it's time for wear and tear the tiles to properly fit the cork. With a clipper, a pince and cutter clip some piece, or just tear them away until you have something your satisfied with, you can use the cutter to cut properly some piece of just cut away the first layer of the milliput. You can also draw some cracks in the middle with a cutter or a metal pointer.

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6. Use the vallejo dark earth to fill the all base, you can create some volume with this paste to make it more interesting, otherwise you can just use sand but you'll have finish a bit flat.
 
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7. When you dark earth is still wet, push in some broken bricks, broken tiles, somes bits and pieces from your favorite enemy to break the monoty of the sand and make it more interesting. You don't have to do this step but i add quite a lot of depth to your mini and represent well the idea of a battlefield.
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8. Optionnal: To finish it, i put some white glue on a few spot around the dark earth on the base and sprinkle some differents sized sands (the dark earth is to uniform for my taste).

Second part on how to paint it
 
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1. Primer black, light white primer on top, to go faster since i had a few bases layings around, i've done the tiles with an airbrush with an off white, in this case Scalecolor Nacar
 
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2. I then black the line between the tiles with Armypainter strong tone, and i make a heavy wash with gw Rhinox hide on the soil
 
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3. I blackened some more the lines between tiles with rhinox hide mixed with black (still quite diluted), then drybrush the soil with a lighter brown (Sc Dubai brown)
 
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4. I've made three more drybrush on the soil with Sc Walnut first then Sc Thar brown to finish with Sc White sand, going lighter and lighter (you could probably have less color i'm not sure the first on is really needed..)

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5. Then i start defining the tiles, to do this i shade the back of the tiles with AP strong tone diluted (agrax earthshade), you don't need to blend everything we'll come back on that latter, i've also blackened the rime in a few diluted coat.
 
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6. I do the same with my previous mix of rhinox hide and black but very lightly
 
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7. I drawning the marbles effect with Vallejo dark sea blue (amazeball color!) heavily diluted, since i have some dark sea blue, i also add a few "patch" of this mix on random spot on the soil to make it more interesting and tie it with my mini (same colour i use for the black).
 
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8.It's time to tie everything together! I glaze my base color which is Nacar on the tile to blend the shade and the marble effect and make it lighter and more subtle. I've also continued making some "spot" on the soil with the red is use on the eye, Sc mayhem red and some with violet ink.
 
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9. I lighten the tiles with nacar and primacryl titanium white as glaze just on the front part of the tiles, and still make some spot on the soil with Sc kalamari orange which is my rust colour. I also redefine the cracks and separation on the tiles with my black and rhinox hide mix.
 
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10. I finish the finish the tiles by edge highlightint the front part with pure white and the bottom part of the cracks. Sometimes i also really lightly drybrush some white sand on the sand to retrieve the top highlight if i've been to heavy on the glaze
 
Enjoy!


Edited by Anamnesis, 19 July 2017 - 09:55 AM.
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Looks awesome. Excellent tutorial.

 

Thanks for that Anamnesis. What thickness for the "tiles" and the cork would you recommend? Do you think you'd get similar results using the basing paints from GW, or is Vallejo Dark Earth the way to go?

 

Keep up the good work.

 

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That is a fantastic way of making tiles. Dunno why I didn't think of doing that beforehand. :)

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Thanks brothers, glad you like it !

 

Looks awesome. Excellent tutorial.

 

Thanks for that Anamnesis. What thickness for the "tiles" and the cork would you recommend? Do you think you'd get similar results using the basing paints from GW, or is Vallejo Dark Earth the way to go?

 

Keep up the good work.

 

Dallo

 

I have 3mm cork sheet but honestly it's a matter of taste or of what's easily available to you teehee.gif

For the tiles, i generally make them 1.5mm-2mm thick, i use the old modular tray as a guide.

 

I think you can use the textured paint from GW, should be mostly the same, i just like dark earth cause it's a big pot and cheaper than gw

 

Cheers!

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Very good tutorial. I might use it for my eldar ^^)


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Could we get some shots of the base from table level? I'm curious to see how the tiles look on top of the cork.

Cheers.

Dallo

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Hey thanks guys, here is a pic from farther away with 3 marines side by side to give you an idea Borther Dallo

 

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Looking great. You have some amazing space pups there.

 

Sorry if I wasn't specific enough though. Essentially, I'd like to see what the bases look like from the back, with the camera a little lower so I can see how the milliput looks on top of the cork. Essentially turn the marines around 180 degrees and you're onto a winner.

 

Cheers.

 

Dallo


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ah! my bad, here's the picture from behing, it's roughly twice the size of a basic base

 

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This was a great tutorial! Do you think that you could upload the pictures again? They seem to be under ransom by Photobucket...



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I can't see anything because photobucked is possessed by Guilliman :(


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I sorry guys for the photobucket problem, i shall update them soon to imgur

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and everything should be good now


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These look great...just ordered the materials to make some!


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