Desert Base

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Desert Base

  • Written by
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    01 Aug 2021
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    16 Feb 2022
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I painted this base as part of a general miniature basing video. If you want any additional information or advice on basing in general, please check out the YouTube channel linked from my profile.

  1. Basecoat the sand area with Zandri Dust . I like to thin the paint to ensure it get between sand and debris well. this will probably take a couple of coats.
  2. Wash the base with Seraphim Sepia . In areas where you want a bit more definition to the shadows, I recommend popping a little Agrax Earthshade in there and letting the two shades mingle while they are wet.
  3. Drybrush the base with Ushabti Bone . Make this quite a heavy drybrush.
  4. Drybrush the base again, this time more lightly with Screaming Skull .
  5. Pick out the most raised points and the occasional gran of sand with Pallid Wych Flesh .
  6. Paint in any extra details, like these rocks and skulls.
  7. Apply any flock or tufts to areas you wish to add visual interest to.
  8. Paint the rim of the base with Steel Legion Drab .

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Citadel Painting System 7
Base 2
  • Steel Legion Drab
  • Zandri Dust
Shade 2
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Seraphim Sepia
Layer 3
  • Pallid Wych Flesh
  • Screaming Skull
  • Ushabti Bone
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