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mudboy



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PostSubject: Would you like sugar with that? Cheap basing FTW   Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:43 pm

Yet another tutorial involving the 8th. wonder of the known world: sugar!!

This time it is used for basing your precious miniatures.
The idea came when i was making some terrain for Mordheim and needed something cheap for the bases. Ordinary modeling sand is always so expensive and beachsand is just to fine and filled with seaweed... So, what could my twisted mind come up with... Idea aha sugar!

It's cheap and is perfect for these kind of things.


Anyways, enough chitchat. On with the pictures:

All you need is PVA glue, sugar and the bases(duh)

First you apply a thinned layer of PVA glue and then you just pour sugar over it.
Let it dry, prime it and start painting.
Usually I just give it a basecolour and then drybrush with a lighter shade. Easy as pie Just Kidding



Here's some more examples of different battlefields(the red one didn't turn out very good but you get the point):




Here's the terrain that i experimented on first. I mixed some normal modeling gravel with the sugar to get some variation:







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PostSubject: Re: Would you like sugar with that? Cheap basing FTW   Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:32 pm

AMAZING! So simple... and looks great! Question... can you TASTE the sugar? I know is sounds weird... and no, I'm NOT thinking on having a quick snack between turns. It is that I live in Florida, and we have QUITIZILLIONS ants. I would hate for the creepy crawlers to destroy my models! Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Would you like sugar with that? Cheap basing FTW   Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:07 pm

Again, so simple and easy to get - I've been using chinchilla sand, but it's too fine maybe this is what I've been looking for!

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PostSubject: Re: Would you like sugar with that? Cheap basing FTW   Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:42 am

Okay... I just licked a base................... One of those moments when I think to myself "what the hell am I doing!?!" Neutral


And I could taste the sugar on the edge of the base. Maybe more paint can cover it or some varnish might do the trick
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