Thursday, 27 December 2012

Flames Of War base landscaping - step by step

I've put together this little step by step of doing a base on a FOW unit. I love doing them!

I'm not exactly experienced so take it with a grain of salt. I'm sure some things could be improved/changed. For instance I think next time I'll add the shrubbery at the end rather than the middle.

Supplies that I've accumulated.

A. Generic flock.
B. Woodland Scenics fine ballast grey.
C. Small rocks that I received as a bonus on another order.
D. Silflor desert tufts
E. Silflor spring flowers
F. Woodland Scenics ballast brown medium
G. Woodland Scenics Clump Foliage olive green
H. Generic clump foliage dark green
I. Woodland Scenics static grass dark green.

In my defense I'm obviously mental or something. 

1. Painted figures, glued to base, used putty to close gaps and make rocks.
2. Used some grit texture paint to add texture. A tad late but I added masking tape.
3 + 4 painted black and then brown for the dirt and grey for the rocks.

5. Lighter tone drybrushing all around.
6. Glued plants with cyanoacrylate. In retrospect this should probably be held off to the end.

7. Using Elmer's glue I apply the fine ballast and wait for it to dry. Then I do the same with the brown medium ballast.

Afterwards I applied a dark wash and then dabbed some more glue again.

8. Flock.

9. Glue for static grass
10. added the grass, a couple of small desert tufts and a bit of clump foliage.
11. Done!


Stargazer said...

Like those!

Really great work!

Nadav Igra said...

Thanks! I never knew that I had a knack for basing. Maybe I've missed my calling. :)