Grassy Bases

This months blog is about completing my large procured (from a mate) Trollblood Army by decorating the bases with you’ve probably already guessed, grassy bases. In essence I have 116 models with needed basing and marking, here is an example of the start point and first step…..

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The steps are as follows:

1/paint bases with 50:50 mix of pva glue and water
2/dip in builders sharp sand (dried out first)
3/allow to dry
4/paint brown using hobby craft basic acrylic paint (50:50 brown:yellow)
5/allow to dry
6/2 stage drybrush lighter brown then parchment
7/allow to dry
8/add patches of mix/water mix
9/dip in flock mixed to your colour taste
10/allow to dry
11/paint orientation markings on the bases

Here’s the finished product….

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Not surprisingly, this task took on industrial production line proportions, here are some photos along the way…..

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And finally the finished army, phew….

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The Blue Square Trollkin

My first painting for about a month, it is my first Trollblood, a Skinner and very much a Blue Square Trollkin.

I’m going to play Trolls now, I bought a large army of them pre-painted from a colleague, Matt. Thanks Matt. Obviously I couldn’t resist buying another one, so I got the Skinner. Game-wise he’s not supposed to be very good but I like the look of him and versus Hordes is certainly better.

I’m also preparing some Bushido, Temple of Ro-Kan, that I’ve had for a while. Will post later.

The sKinner needs to be varnished and flocked.

Here’s some photos of the Skinner…

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