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If you still haven't assembled your miniatures yet, you might want to look into Secret Weapon Miniature's line of scenic bases. I've also used the Corpse Field bases by themselves as markers for the "corpse pile" tokens. You can get these bases from FRPGames and Miniature Market, or the Secret Weapon Miniatures website. The Corpse Fields and Bones Fields are easy to paint (drybrush) yet are the most eye-catching, imo. However, they're the least "flat", so you may have to hide some Milliput or other substance under the miniature so it looks all right.

I don't have all these bases in each of their sizes, so will point you to the SWM pages so you can take a further look. OLGS prices are typically lower.
* Corpse Fields: http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com/index.php?main_page=pr...
* Bone Fields: http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com/index.php?main_page=pr...
* Blasted Wetlands: http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com/index.php?main_page=pr...
* Desert Basin: http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com/index.php?main_page=pr...
* Desert Sands: http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com/index.php?main_page=pr...
* Desert Wastelands: http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com/index.php?main_page=pr...

Also, I've posted tutorials for the corpse and bone bases:
* Corpse Fields: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1284111/painting-tutorial-c...
* Bone Fields: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1255951/painting-tutorial-d...

Okay, time for some pictures! Haven't painted my own SoB sets, and I'm messing around with what mini's might fit on what bases.



Harbinger takes a squat on a Blasted Wetlands base. This larger base can be painted as sand, and any excess resin can be easily filed away.



Goliath shows off some leg (both halves) on one of the Desert Mesa bases.



A bit big for the Bone Fields, but maybe some of you like the "stepping out of the frame" look.




Some of the desert bases. Their "lipless" design makes them better suited for the large miniatures.



Looks like Junior here has his pick!



Bone Fields: Just some drybrushing and washing for great results!



Corpse Fields: Additional terrain bits from Woodland Scenics and my driveway.


Hopefully, this post will give you some ideas for your own miniatures. I do recommend you use this article only as a starting point and look for more pictures of SWM bases for research and inspiration. While you can certainly use glue and sand for your bases, SoB is one of the few miniatures boardgames with bases separate from the miniatures, so take this opportunity to experiment with scenic bases!
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Re: Secret Weapon Miniatures : Bases (Pic Heavy)
Wow, fancy!! thumbsup

I'm too lazy to make fancy bases. I'm lucky just to get the figure painted.
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Those are kind of rad. Is there a way to remove a figure from a base without destroying the figure?
 
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Magnetize the base and the Miniature?
 
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Those are kind of rad. Is there a way to remove a figure from a base without destroying the figure?


Very carefully as my Golden Turtleback entry shows.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/213749/item/4860316#it...

You need a pair of sprue clippers. If you can't get the figure all in one clip you do it in multiple clips. Sometimes a little sanding is necessary. Then you glue to the new base and repaint.

 
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I also highly endorse Secret Weapon Miniatures as I've used them on several figures myself:

 




Armorcast also makes some good bases:



And sometimes I roll my own





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I've used Secret Weapon Trench Works (mines/Trederra), Tau Ceti (Targa), Blasted Wetlands (Jargono) and Mountain-somethingoranother (painted as lava for Cynder) for my SoB minis, and I love love LOVE them!
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Those are kind of rad. Is there a way to remove a figure from a base without destroying the figure?


If the figure has been glued to the base with superglue, give Bob's Uncure a try. Buy it at the local hobby store for about $5. Very easy to use.

Otherwise, search on "miniature rebasing" and you'll find several tutorials how to rebase a figure.

Thanks for the pics, Neil! Show us your pics, Bob!
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Pre-made bases are a great way to save time. For about a $1-$1.50 each when you buy a package, you don't have to spend a lot of time gluing on turf, underbrush, etc to make a custom base(although sometimes a few extra touches helps.) The time savings alone makes them worth the investment. It's basically paint in a light color, wash, dry-brush and you're done. It takes me a lot longer to build up a terrain base when I have to glue everything, plus there's the drying time which is often 24 hours.
 
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