I have been asked a few time about the muti bases and how I made them
For this project we will need
Washers 5/8 (16mm?)
Three unpainted figs based on washers
Scenic Turf or Sand
The rules I will be making the bases for is called Modern Africa by Craig Martelle
Infantry is based on a 1.5 x 1.5 with 3 per base.
Step 2Take your patching plaster/spackling and a unpainted or painted miniature already based on a washer.+For this step I will be using DAP, DryDex spackling. Besides going on pink and drying white, it also does not warp the cardboard all that much.
Apply a thin layer of spackling and then add “one miniature at a time” cleaning the spackling that gets pushed up around the base to make it uniformed.
I use a hobby knife or tooth-pick
After the spackling has hardened (pink 2 white), I remove each miniature and clean inside each hole that is left.
Sometimes you will lose bits of spackling around the washer hole. All you need to do is pop the fig back into hole and add a wee bit more plaster or just build up around the gap when scenic turf.
+Out of 10 bases I sometimes get one or two bases that does just that.
Most of the time I pre-base each unpainted miniature on a washer and make the bases the night before painting.It take about 10 minents per base until you can remove the figs. My personal best was 12 bases in four hours
After everything is dry and I’m happy with the bases fitting into the holes. I paint the base earth brown, green or tan covering the holes and then add sand and or Scenic Turf.
Few of the base sizes I have played around with for 15mm
1.5 x 1.5 for 2-3 figs
2 x 2.5 for 5-6 figs