When people see my Protectorate of Menoth army on the gaming table, I am always asked how I do my bases. The usual preconception is that its green stuff with lines etched in. However this is not the case. So I thought I would post on my blog how I have achieved my desired affect.
I then cut out the circles using templates a pound coin, milk carton top, and a 40mm base for the various sizes of base. These are then glued in place and painted using P3 Bloodtracker Brown and P3 Menoth White Base.
At the moment the bases are painted in only these two colours, but at some point in the future I will be attempting more shading and highlighting.
The Vessel of Judgement caused me a few problem! I could not find a suitable size template, plus one sheet was not big enough. So had to cut two halves and green stuff the join.
Whilst playing with the Ogre Kingdoms army without Gnoblars I never saw the need for magnetised movement trays and miniatures. However now the Warriors of Chaos have found their way on to the battlefield with ranked up units I need some magnetised movement trays.
So I turned to OG Games to purchase some Rare Earth Magnets, I got 100 for £10.00 at 10p each I think thats a bargin. Next some sheets of A4 Magnetic Paper to stick onto the movement trays, at £1.40 per sheet another bargin. I opted for the Games Workshop Modular Movement Trays as I have used these on my Ogres and found them to fit the job nicely, however you don’t get enough corner pieces if you want a border on all four sides (cuts the number of movement tays in half). Priced at £5.40 I could assemble the 8 movement trays I required.
First I assembled the movements trays. The A4 Magnetic Paper was cut to size and stuck in place on the base of the movement tray. The magetic paper was only 0.3mm think so doesn’t raise the miniatures to high off the base of the movement tray.
Next I fixed the rare earth magnets to the base of the miniatures. The magnet were just short of being flush with the base, so used some Milliput to fill in the gap. A drop of super glue, onto which the Milliput was placed. Then another drop of super glue onto the Milliput and the rare earth magnet was pushed into the Milliput on a flat surface. This ensured that the magnet was flush with the bottom of the base. The cavalry bases needed some of the plastic cut away to accomodate the magnet.
Prime Chaos Black
A coat of Scorched Brown
Heavy dry brushing of Graveyard Earth
Light dry brushing of Bleached Bone