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ETL hints/tips, advice, and color schemes


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#51
Dantay VI

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Bases are what make the model really stand out. They can help tell a story.

In their own way they are as important as the model itself.

 

I am basing mine around a dusty desert type scheme in neutral colours so they can match most battlefields, however I really make it look like they are on Prospero!

 

What story are you trying to tell with your models and where has war taken them?

 

Below are a series of videos from various modellers. They will display different styles and techniques on how to do awesome bases, from the very simple to the highly technical. There are many more videos out there from the likes of doctor faust and nextlevelpainting.

 

I hope you enjoy and they help stir your imagination.

 

Thanks

 

Danny

 

Awaken Realms:

Swamp base:

 

Buypainted:

Dreadnaught base

 

Thunder wolf bases

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka6jNwNpjT4&index=2&list=PL4sEryds4XKU4wXX1rMj1J5PVQcfqBaid

 

Puddle bases

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjKx08dpkzo&list=PL4sEryds4XKU4wXX1rMj1J5PVQcfqBaid&index=3

 

Dry mud bases

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqSqP-Gl34Y&list=PL4sEryds4XKU4wXX1rMj1J5PVQcfqBaid&index=4

 

7 minute cork basing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=repX5lKQQpU&index=5&list=PL4sEryds4XKU4wXX1rMj1J5PVQcfqBaid

 

Rocky desert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8rWmgBWsA4&index=6&list=PL4sEryds4XKU4wXX1rMj1J5PVQcfqBaid

 

Snow base

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsOTFMDVh0g&index=8&list=PL4sEryds4XKU4wXX1rMj1J5PVQcfqBaid

 

Flying base with ruins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHoFCim03iI&list=PL4sEryds4XKU4wXX1rMj1J5PVQcfqBaid&index=12

 

GW:

Snow base

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v355VB_WrZs

 

Volcanic base by GW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH5C6_TxPr8

 

Urban base by GW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdLETvgf1DM

 

Swamp base

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcPIG0TUeTo

 

miniGIRL:

Snow base

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAvE8WfzjMs&list=PL8GYlw_gIM_E2VSvvhZ0ZOGtVO7czobGA&index=2

 

Volcanic base (really unique, simple and cool way to base lava)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqBTMvL8lv8&index=3&list=PL8GYlw_gIM_E2VSvvhZ0ZOGtVO7czobGA

 

Explosions on bases

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ_HfT0OP8o&index=6&list=PL8GYlw_gIM_E2VSvvhZ0ZOGtVO7czobGA

 

Molds and textures for bases

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3neBiJ9tlQ&list=PL8GYlw_gIM_E2VSvvhZ0ZOGtVO7czobGA&index=9

 

Cheap and easy turf for basing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sABZO8AGk0

 

Quick & easy liquid effects!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oN__0v0dLs


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So the hard work has been done.

 

35541270002_9a52fbe072.jpgexhausted_1 by Danny Taylor, on Flickr

 

The blood the sweat, the tears, the cursing and promises of never doing THAT again!!

But now I have an awesome model and I want to show it off to the world.

 

35709890255_b48ac873a5_o.jpgtriumph by Danny Taylor, on Flickr

 

After all, breathing life into a model miniature is a great achievement. And now comes the moment of glory.

The yearbook photograph, showcasing our hard work. It will be Magnificent!!

 

35709890325_0a91f6993a_o.jpghuh by Danny Taylor, on Flickr

 

Whaa….??

 

That looks nothing like what I am holding in my hand.

Maybe if I tilt my head and squint a little?

 

35709890175_c5db5c14cc_o.jpgimages_1 by Danny Taylor, on Flickr

 

BUM!!

 

 

 

Aright. So we have all been there. Slogged our guts out and the picture does not do the model justice. What are we to do?

Over the past few evenings I have been pondering this question and decided to try and do some research. We all have our preferred methods of taking pictures, from using our phone or tablet, to a super expensive DSL camera.

 

Some photographers just use a background and others use a light-box. I hope that what I have managed to cobble together will help you with getting the photos you want for your model miniatures, so that you can showcase them in all their glory.

 

I have also thrown in some tutorials on how to make your own lightbox too.

It has been fun to work on these, going from modelling, painting basing and now pictures.

 

I also hope that you have managed to get something from these little tip bits.

As I have said in previous ones, I would appreciate any feedback, such as if something isn’t right or if there are some things which have been missed, that you would like to see. After all, this is hopefully just a start point and we can build a great repository (phew, glad I spelt that right) from which Wolves collectors can draw from.

 

Thanks for making your way through my ramblings.

Danny

 

Taking Photos

 

https://ironsleet.com/2015/03/14/photographing-miniatures-with-idevice-the-definitive-guide/

 

http://www.blacklibrary.com/Downloads/Product/PDF/white%20dwarf/WD_How_to_Photograph_Miniatures.pdf

 

http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.co.uk/2010/05/photo-backgrounds.html

http://massivevoodoo...2-how-do-i.html

http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/miniature-photography-part-2-how-do-i.html

http://www.miniwargaming.com/content/6rtcOGmmu7DU

http://www.beastsofwar.com/groups/photography/forum/topic/how-to-take-better-photos-of-miniatures/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggf6Il2eY70

 

Light boxes

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyxzC5kqbyw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHcrmQrp7u8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1bAh193Iwc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6fnHEvLyAE


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#53
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Okay, so I have been experimenting with my airbrush.

I got it at Christmas and it was a super cheap set, consisting of compressor with moisture trap, hose and 2 dual action airbrush guns.

Got to say it is a lot of fun!!

 

Anyway before starting  I did a fair amount of research and while a lot of folks do how to videos, a lot do not go into much detail on pressures etc.

 

For those starting out like me, I hope that some of this proves useful.

This goes from what to buy through to some basic and intermediate techniques

If anyone has any other tutorials or videos which might be useful, or you feel I have missed anything let me know, so I can add it to the repository of knowledge

 

Thanks for reading and let me know what you think.

 

Wargamers consortium: https://www.youtube.com/user/WGConsortium

 

Getting started and basic techniques

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3pxO2is1K4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEhm9LApRfk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQE1yTwjaGY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnoLPOBWJJk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4mYrl-nzio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUnuDsHwrl8

 

Pre & post shade a Space Wolves rhino

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mex6x1Xckr0

 

Intermediate, getting started with the airbrush

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcIzOfP6X8Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bLNceANH8E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2tozuxH1GU

 

Painting a Wolf Priest terminator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgJAZ3Wx-nI

 

Buypainted: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsVtZ8SRClYf4tPzy8HjNtA

 

Airbrush painting Space Wolves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WayXmdyRI9Y&list=PL4sEryds4XKVTKRPEC-hat2crX3B9zjB3

 

Lester Bursley: https://www.youtube....awesomepaintjob

 

13th Company Space Wolf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AImKoB10ans

 

Awaken Realms: https://www.youtube....er/awakenrealms

 

Painting a Storm Fang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScBOKy8UnYs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcoM-tQiDOI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgJIuJ8a_8k

 

Hand painting a space wolf in 30K colours (Hand painted)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN5WjdtKTZ


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