Sunday, October 21, 2012

Making Swamp Bases

Welcome back, scratchbuilders!  Today I'm going to show off some swamp style bases I created.

When I first began these bases, I thought it would be a simple case of taping up the sides and filling in the extra spaces with some water effects.  Boy, was I wrong!

Check out that disaster!  I liked how the water and the other swamp area looked, but the outer edge of the bases are horrible.  This is when I decided I had to make my own bases with a closed in area to ensure the water effects don't spill over or look uneven, not unlike the bases used in Malifaux.

To do this, I used a bottle cap which had the same width of the bases, 25mm, and then then duplicated them.  I won't go into how I created the bases this week, but I will happily show off the bases I made.

I love these bases.  I can't wait until I have enough for all the Chaos models I plan to put on them!  Next week I will go step by step on how I made the bases and explain just how simple they were to make.


  1. Would you ever try clear drying resin?

    1. I absolutely would. Unfortunately, I can't get any locally and would have to order it on-line, so I used Woodland Scenics Water Effects for the time being. I may switch as the Water Effects has a nasty habit of shrinking... a lot.