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Quick Miniature Basing Technique: SLUDGING

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Basing miniatures was always a multi-phase process for me. First phase was glueing a paper strip over the open slot in the slottabase. Second phase was applying glue to the top of the slottabase and sprinkling sand on it. When dried, as a third phase, I painted a base color over the sand. This was a tricky part of the process because the paint had to be fluid enough to fill the recesses between each grain of sand. Then in the fourth and final phase I drybrushed the base with a lighter color.

I managed to find a much quicker way to do this. Phase one, two and three are now combined, without the need for glue nor a paintbrush.

PHASE 1 - STEP ONE:

Buy some cheap acrylic paint in a base color. You normally use this to paint on canvas. Add a teaspoon of sand.

PHASE 1 - STEP TWO:

Start blending the sand and paintblob into a heterogenous sludge.

PHASE 1 - STEP THREE:

The colored sludge can now be applied to the base of miniatures with an applicator (metal rod, old tweezers, small wooden stick, ...). Then let it dry.

The remaining thing to do is drybrushing the base with grey. (When using darkbrown as basecolor, you could also drybrush it with lightbrown and add some static grass.) That's PHASE 2. And the end.

I call this new basing method "SLUDGING"! cool
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