30 metallic bases for less the $1

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30 metallic bases for less the $1

Postby warforge » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:03 pm

Hay, I'm jack.

Here is a quick and very cheap way to make lots of metallic bases.
You will need:
- Any spair GW bases
- Protection Pads (to stop chairs scratching floors.)
- Super Glue

These are protection pads, you can pick a pack of 60 up for just under $1:
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Ok, so you will want to peel the pad off of the paper and then super glue the pad to the GW base. Leave the base to dry and then undercoat the pad. After the paint drys you will then want to dry brush over the top with any metallic GW, reaper or model paint.
Once the dry brush layer drys, you can then heigh light the bases and add washes to make the indents stand out.
You can even cut cracks into it.
Here are a few I have done for my Grey Knights:
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Hope you enjoyed this short tutorial, more coming soon.
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Re: 30 metallic bases for less the $1

Postby reefs.of.space » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:59 pm

That's a really cool idea. Thanks.

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Re: 30 metallic bases for less the $1

Postby warforge » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:48 am

reefs.of.space wrote:That's a really cool idea. Thanks.

Thank you and No problem :3

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Re: 30 metallic bases for less the $1

Postby khani » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:52 am

thanks man!! maybe you should post this in conversions as well, this is really good!!!
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Re: 30 metallic bases for less the $1

Postby warforge » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:56 am

khani wrote:thanks man!! maybe you should post this in conversions as well, this is really good!!!
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Ok shall do, thanks

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Re: 30 metallic bases for less the $1

Postby BoyMac » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:50 am

That is a great idea! If it is possible try to post a clearer picture of the finished base so we can see how it turns out better :).
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Re: 30 metallic bases for less the $1

Postby warforge » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:00 am

BoyMac wrote:That is a great idea! If it is possible try to post a clearer picture of the finished base so we can see how it turns out better :).


Will do as soon as I get home from college, will see if I can take a video some times aswell

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Re: 30 metallic bases for less the $1

Postby warforge » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:58 am

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Hope you all enjoy, the large base still needs some painting but won't be doing it for a while

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Re: 30 metallic bases for less the $1

Postby dcrabb » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:08 am

Awesome look, easy and inexpensive too! What's not to love.

How did you do the cuts? What did you use, hobby knife or just scissors? Before or after gluing to the base? Please let me know. I am definately going to base some of my guys on these.

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Re: 30 metallic bases for less the $1

Postby warforge » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:27 am

dcrabb wrote:Awesome look, easy and inexpensive too! What's not to love.

How did you do the cuts? What did you use, hobby knife or just scissors? Before or after gluing to the base? Please let me know. I am definately going to base some of my guys on these.


I did it after gluing to the base and used a hobby knife but guess you could do it with scissors off the base. :)

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Re: 30 metallic bases for less the $1

Postby imperialork3 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:57 pm

thats a sick idea
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Re: 30 metallic bases for less the $1

Postby warforge » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:46 pm

imperialork3 wrote:thats a sick idea


Thank you all so much :3 I come up with stuff like this all the time, so I will post more often :D

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Re: 30 metallic bases for less the $1

Postby imperialork3 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:03 am

warforge wrote:Thank you all so much :3 I come up with stuff like this all the time, so I will post more often :D


please do :D
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Re: 30 metallic bases for less the $1

Postby BoyMac » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:03 am

Are the pads soft or hard?
Necrons: 6000+ points.
Blood Angels: 5000+ points.
Vampire Counts: 4000+ points.
Eldar: 3000+ points.
Skaven: 3000+ points.
Wood Elves 3500+ points.
Orks: 3000+ Points.
Imperial Guard: 500 Points.

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Re: 30 metallic bases for less the $1

Postby warforge » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:31 pm

BoyMac wrote:Are the pads soft or hard?

Soft but if you dry brush super glue on them they go solid! :)


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