Basing Materials

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.

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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