Snowy base with tree bark

Many people asked me how I made snowy base for my Stonehorn. It’s simple ;) Just go to the forest and find some suitable tree bark and some sand. Then put them with PVA glue or other glue to your base. I use PVA glue but I don’t like waiting until it dry so I decided to put it into microwave…  You can do it for your own risk! But remember to check base every 5-6 second microwaving because it can bend.

Now, prime it with black spray. When basecoat is ready you can take big, old  brush and drybrush with colors you desired. I used Chardon Granite for first drybrush.

Next I mixed Chardon Granite mixed with Dheneb Stone and drybrushed again – after this pure Dheneb Stone drybrush.

Ok, now I check colors, Stonehorn have some gray colors that fit base color. It’s good when base corresponding with miniature.

Next I add some grass. In my opinion Army Painter tufts are perfect to this. I put highland  and winter tuft glued with superglue.

Ok, now it’s time for snow! I use baking soda mixed with Still Water from Vallejo and some water.

Just put some soda and mix it with Still Water. You’ll get mixture with paste consistency.

Now put this mix on base. It look a little transparent but when it dries it will be white and shiny, like real snow.

Now place some pure baking soda on base.

Your base is ready! Wait until it dry and place mini.

13 thoughts on “Snowy base with tree bark

  1. When you find a bark of a tree been split up and you looked into the damage that it has undergone that looks like it was struck by a lightning, just leave it be and it should take care of itself.

  2. Cześć. Super tutorial. Mam jednak jedno pytanie, ten śnieg przyklejasz czymś,czy tak się sam trzyma?

    Pozdrawiam Robert.

  3. Ja robiłem tak jak na Twojej stronie i w sumie po 3-4 miesiącach śnieg zaczyna delikatnie żółknąc.
    Nie dawałem kleju tylko vallejo+soda+woda

    1. Nie wiem, bo nigdy nie miałem przez tak długi czas modeli ze śniegiem zrobionym tym sposobem… ;D Na dziś dzień to myślę, że zamiast sody użyłbym tłuczonego szkła.

  4. hello, i know this is an old post but can you tell me ho you dried out the bark you found before you used it

  5. Cześć. Taki śnieg z użyciem sody nie żółknie po czasie? Jak mieszałem z lakierami to żółkło.

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