Basing Materials

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Welcome to the extensive category for basing materials at! Here you'll find everything you need to give your miniatures and dioramas a realistic and impressive appearance.

Your diverse possibilities

The selection of basing materials at offers you a variety of options for different modeling styles and themes. Here are some examples:

  • Grass and flock materials in various colors and lengths
  • Texture pastes and terrain shaping for authentic surface structures
  • Stones, pebbles, and gravel for the perfect base
  • Foliage, branches, and trees to bring your scenery to life
  • Water and snow effects for impressive nature displays
  • Paints and pigments to give your basing material a realistic finish

Detailed tips for using basing materials

To get the most out of basing materials, we've compiled some detailed tips and techniques for you:

  1. Planning: Start by considering the desired appearance for your miniature or diorama. Take into account the environment in which your figures will be placed, as well as the theme and scale of the model. Sketch your ideas or create a list of elements you'd like to incorporate.
  2. Preparation: Prepare the base of your miniature by priming it and applying the desired colors. Then, choose a suitable adhesive type to attach the basing materials. It's important to use a glue that is both strong enough to securely hold the materials and flexible enough to allow for adjustments later on.
  3. Construction: Begin with larger elements such as stones and trees before adding finer details like grass, foliage, and snow. Work in layers to create depth and realism. Be careful not to use too many different materials at once, as this could make the overall appearance look cluttered. Instead, focus on a few well-chosen materials that together create a cohesive image.
  4. Variety: Combine different basing materials to create a diverse and interesting surface. Experiment with colors and textures to achieve a unique result. For example, you can mix different grass and flock materials to depict a natural meadow, or use various stones and pebbles to create a realistic riverbed.
  5. Finishing: To complete your project, use pigments and paints to add shadows, highlights, and other effects that round out the appearance of your miniature or diorama. Ensure that the colors are harmoniously coordinated and match the environment of the miniature. You can also use dry brushing, washing techniques, or targeted application of pigments to emphasize the texture and appearance of your basing material.
  6. Care and protection: To ensure that your miniatures and dioramas look good for a long time, it's important to protect them from dust, moisture, and other environmental influences. Use appropriate protective measures, such as display cases or special protective varnishes. Be sure to apply the protective varnish sparingly and evenly to avoid sticking or clumping of the basing materials.

At, we're proud to offer you the best basing materials and necessary accessories to bring your miniatures and dioramas to life. Explore our wide selection of basing materials now and transform your models into impressive works of art that showcase your attention to detail and creativity!

For many hobbyists, base design is just as important a part as miniature painting. Here, too, you can let your creativity run free and work as naturally and in as much detail as you wish.
A well-designed base puts your miniature in the right light. You can of course go one step further and build a diorama for your Warband - they will shine in the display case as well as at exhibitions!

Base Basics:

  • Your base size should fit the miniature (usually this is dictated by the game system)
  • The base design should match the theme of your miniatures. For example, think of a reason why your Tabletop Warband is in this particular location
  • The base design should be the same for all miniatures in a group/army. This even connects different characters (e.g. in Infinity) through a common basis
  • If you choose lighter colors for your mini, design your base in darker, more contrasting shades. The separation really shows off your miniatures.
  • If you choose darker colors for your miniatures, design the base in light colors (e.g. deserts and lightly paved streets in sandstone or marble). If you design both too uniformly, you can no longer see any differences from a distance and your army becomes "a shapeless mass".

Games Workshop, AK-Interactive, Vallejo and Green Stuff World have colored structure pastes that give your base a realistic ground structure in no time. This means you can base your minis not only onto terrestrial snow, dry steppes and desert fields, but also Martian mines and exotic plains.

These options are rounded off with basing kits, which offer you individual parts from different environments such as underwater and deep sea scenery, jungle, ruins and futuristic environments with which you can spice up your bases and dioramas.

The water effect textures are ideal for modelling everything from deep sea canyons and foaming wave crests to crystal-clear streams and lakes to murky puddles - any type of water can be simulated with it.
For those who like it more unusual, the glow-in-the-dark UV resins in blue, green and orange tones may be something for you. This allows unusual drinks, liquids and possibly toxic waters to be displayed for your tabletop system.

Tufts of grass, tufts of flowers and laser-cut paper plants as well as large bushes complete your base design. Since there is now an almost endless selection, you can represent everything from the rainforest to extraterrestrial worlds. Different heights and tuft sizes in combination with the available colors mean that there is guaranteed to be something for your favorite tabletop or board game - from tiny tufts for epic scale models to monstrous 22mm tufts for large models, display pieces or (self-printed) 3D models!

If you need to add a little more grass, loose electrostatic grasses are a good choice. These are also available in many colors and are attached to your dioramas with craft glue or special Tuft Glue and are ideal for depicting expansive meadows and steppes. For larger projects, there are also grass mat cut-outs in various designs.

Use foam flakes (foliage / moss) to cover trees and bushes and to simulate moss. You can use it to green and simulate dense undergrowth and forests, for example.
For ultra-realistic results, you will also find pre-cut leaves of the most common trees and natural model leaves for leaf litter, with which you can reproduce fallen tree leaves and piles of leaves in detail. If you want to get to work yourself, there are motif punches that you can use to punch out small leaves in different shapes from various materials.

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