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“Follow me or die here!”

Today’s project: building a base and start painting Razheem the Insane.
The model is a friend of mine’s, he promised me I could paint it because I really loved it :) It’s an old Confrontation model so it’s of course oop now. But this was like 4 years ago so I’ve managed to find myself my own copy since then. Still painting this one for him though.

Fort starters, cleaned up my desk a bit. Doesn’t really look like it but I swear I have.


Managed to clean out this spot for today’s project anyway.


Making a nice display base for this. That’s the idea anyway. I bought the plinth like 3 years ago or something. So this has been a project in the making for quite long, for sure.
I’ve been saving this piece of moss-covered bark for this as well. At least it’s properly dried out by now.

I showed this to another friend of mine and he asked how one would paint the moss. I really have no idea, I’m thinking I’m just gonna spray it with primer and see how that works out.



Fitting of the miniature. My idea is to have him riding over some kind of natural bridge. I want the space underneath to be a bit bigger than this. I’m gonna use some water effect to make a little stream under it.
So I’m gonna raise it up a bit by adding a few more wooden pieces onto the bottom.

Using a bit of milliput mixed out with greenstuff for making the groundworks of the base. A 60/40 mix (or something like that).
I like mixing those two, makes it less sticky than milliput and less tangy than greenstuff. Perfect blend.


All nice and sticky. So are my fingers.


Placed the wooden piece on top and pushed it down a bit into the milliput, so it would stick. Fitting the horse on top and checking all angles so it doesn’t look like it’s about to fall backwards os something.
Also, pinning something through moss is really hard. Good luck trying to find those drill holes again.


Looks good I think!

Then while the milliput dries for a bit you can spend your spare time doing some sculpting on your Path to Glory Lord of Slaanesh.
I’m no good with sculpting though. I blame it on my lack of patience in that specific department.

The milliput has dried a little and the piece of bark is sitting tight. Adding some tiny stones to the base. Just pressing them into the milliput.
I really need to go out and find me some pointer stones, and of different sizes. I think these are from an aquarium or something, all round and more or less the same size.

Added a few stones on each side. I also added some smaller pieces of wood to bring some more elevation to the surface.

Next up is some twigs and stuff. These are roots from somewhere, don’t remember. Maybe a tree or something. Think my friend actually picked these.


Found a bigger piece that would make for a nice tree. Fitted it with the miniature to make sure it wouldn’t take up too much space.


There is this perfect little space to fasten it though so it’s kinda meant to be.


These are some dried flowers I’ve picked outside. Autumn is a great time for scavenging, everything is already dried up and ready to use. As long as it’s been kinda dry and not raining a lot of course.


Fitting again so as to not place the flowers in the way of the horses hooves.


These are kinda the same color as the moss so they’re a bit hard to see before painted but I think it’ll look nice once it’s finished.

These white ones show a bit better against the moss.

These other white ones I bought from somewhere actually. Can’t remember where from though. I think it might say on the box they came in.

Now to let the milliput harden fully before adding some sand and dirt.


In the meantime you can redo the pinning of the horse’s tail because apparently you didn’t do it well enough last time so it came off.


I’m gonna add some tiny animals to the base. Settled for a frog and a hare (that one on request).


Tiny hare.


Tiny frog.


Onto the dirt! Superglued some flower-pot earth around the base. On the parts around the wood pieces.

Also added sand to some parts. Where I want the stream to be, so it’ll will have a nice sandy bottom.


I’m using this really fine sand for this as I don’t want the sand parts of the ground to be too high in volume. I think the sand is from some zen-garden decoration piece. This is a much better use.

Quite the mess.

The whole ground surface is now covered in sand or dirt.



So I’m not sure why I had to buy this already lacquered base for this project. I’m stupid I guess.
Priming it will of course be a pain. I taped some paper around the part I don’t want to cover in white spray.

The tape worked kinda well, except for some minor parts of the edges. But that was easily corrected with some rubbing alcohol.


Now to add a new tiny hare to the base. As the first one fell off and got lost while priming.
Learned from my mistake and am pinning this one.

Finished and primed base!

Now to tidy things up before moving on to painting.
Got my lovely P3 wet palette there. Perfect size for travelling.


I’ve also got this great little book for taking notes on what paints I’ve used. Best thing I ever did probably. Since I do hold up on painting for quite a while sometimes, and not really finishing what I was painting at the time.
This way I don’t have to try to figure out through trial and error what paints I used last time. Also, its pretty.


I want the armour a kinda pale metal, tinted in light pink. (I’ve got a thing for pale colors lately).
First try on the armour came out way more pink than I had in mind.


Tried just painting copper over light silver. Kinda like it but I still want to add a pink element to it.


This is somewhere in between. Painted a base color of pink-peach and used copper and silver on top of it. With a touch of dark brown for the shadows.
I’m gonna make both Razheems and the horses armour this color. Might paint some parts in another color to break it off and keep it from being to uniform. A tint of turquoise maybe.

I’ll do some more painting on this tomorrow. Hopefully I can finish up at least Razheem.

In hindsight I can say that moss does not paint well.

I think it might still end up looking good thought. I’ll just have to be careful not to tear off little pieces while painting. Not to be used on tabletop miniatures.



~ by Ethelie on August 15, 2016 . Tagged: , , , , , ,

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