Desert post-apo base

Hello, today I’ll show you how I painted base made for one of “Strike Force Five” models I got from PuppetsWar.eu.

I was thinking some time about making various bases for this guy, my lazyness told me to use part of Barricades left after making other terrain. I just cut it with saw and placed on wooden plinth, added sand, single plastic bits and it’s ready to paint.

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I primed base with Surface Primer Skeleton Bone.

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Next I airbrushed barrels and cases with Beasty Brown, next Dark Fleshtone and Black. I want to chip them a bit so rusty colors are important.

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I covered barrels and cases with Chipping Medium.

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I add base colors Dead White, Dead Flesh and Goblin Green.

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After paint is completly dry use brush with water to scrub, scratch and chip paint from rusty objects.

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This is how does it look like after chipping.

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Protect chipped areas with Matt Varnish to prevent further uncontrolled chipping. Chipping Medium is water soluble so it have to be covered with varnish before next steps.

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Barrels need more rust, I add spots with Skin Wash Ink.

 

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Little stones painted with Sombre Grey, next with Wolf Grey.

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I like this base more desaturated and dusty. I airbrushed srpingly very thin layer of very dilluted Bonewhite and drybrushed sand with Pale Sand.

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For stronger contrasts I used washes mixed together and separately appiled. Light Rust, Dark Grey and Dark Green.

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More contrast was added with very thin layer of Black.

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Drybrush with Pale Sand.

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Brown Iron Oxide pigment used to make barrels even more rusty.

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Oil stains was made of Gloss Varnish and a tip of Black. It’s about 4:1 proportions mix.

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Border of base finally painted with Balck Primer.

desert-base-tutorial-17And here is final base, I added later a couple of skulls and a sign.

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Thanks for miniature to PuppetsWar and Vallejo for paints.puppetwars

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