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How to Make: A Desert Base

Jun 06, 2021
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ok so we are using the buggy base just to have more room to work with you will need some elmer's glue you can see i have I have my little sand mix here to start with and I'm using my fancy handy tool from GWS so I put in some Elmer's glue this is something I'm going to spread around I add the glue then the sand before I do the effect crackle to give a sort of texture variation I think especially on a large base like this it can get a bit monotonous if it's a similar texture so this gives some distinction between two regions like the crackle piece and this sand. sandy piece so you can see I just sprinkled on some of the sand mix different grains I have a couple big pieces on there I shook it out I'm going to let it dry as you can see let it dry completely so it hardens now next to the agri soil this it's the GW primer these are really cool I've always had great success with this one, this specific one.
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I don't use it for its coloration, but I use it for a textural effect, so you can see that I load it a lot in the base and the interesting part of this base. the paint is you can control the depth of the crackle by the depth of the paint so the thicker the live paint leave it there the thicker the crackle and the thinner the area the smaller and smaller it will be the crunch and so on again if you vary the depth of the crunch so you can see that in some spots here it is much thicker and in others much thinner you can even go back and thin it out yourself but if you add that variance you will have real variance in the crackle too and this was overnight it dried completely and you can really tell the difference here it's the big oak you know the little cracks there and the big cracks here are just from the depth of the paint so prime quickly with vallejo black primer and going in with powder xandrie took a really stiff bristle brush and just stabbed the base color into all those nooks and crannies this was just the starting point as í I entered with the Doom Bowl Brown all the parts that I slept with the sand, it will end up being that doom bowl brown.
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I'm using an airbrush, but I'll quickly show you how you can do it with a brush. Okay, so like I said, if you don't have the airbrush take your doom, Brown grab yours and read us all this is washing up and dry brushing. Say this is a good time to practice your wet mixing if you don't have the airbrush you use to get the colors out and start mixing. your brush brings the two colors together you can see it just gently pulls one color to the other it takes a little bit of another color and exactly that wet mix is ​​while the paint is still wet ok so let's go back to the airbrush again this is can do with a brush but i'm using an airbrush here sort of in between regions the flatter regions i like to

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on Shanti's tit bone a lighter color while leaving some of the Xandra powder still showing this from new creates that contrast in the base and this is that kind of natural color variation ok so go with the old AG Rex worker shade.
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I end up spraying this on some Ag Rex. I probably ended up going a little too heavy actually with the glue and the AG rex in the arena. little bits, I think I lost some of the really nice texture that can be created, you can actually see here that, like the wash has built up on the gritty areas a little bit, too much, it might have taken some of that away. and like I said if you weren't too liberal with the glue it might work better so the first step of dry brushing is Andrew's powder. I've got a big soft dry brush here taking off most of the paint and working in kind of soft circles and just gently building up the color and dry some of those heightened parts and then go in with the screaming skull the screaming skull goes to be much softer you're going to try to select some of the much higher areas and that will result in that real like pop for the tiny bits more prominent we look pretty good there but just wanted to bring out the rocks with a little bit of the hue of Reckling's flesh.
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This isn't dramatic, but it does help tell some of the larger ones, this is always the important step: just clean up the edge of the foundation, and lastly, I've been playing around with these pigments a lot more. This is Vallejo's

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pigment which brings back some of that lighter color and produces some of that dusty, dusty effect and again gives more of a similar color variation to the base and I think that desert type of dusty effect II comes true with pigments and this is one of my favorites this amber color really is k Besides this rich reddish brown Brown which brought in some very faint areas of detail here like a scrub in the color in a couple of places it was looks pretty good here, I think I'm near the end. work back and forth the colors the last step is i have some tufts of grass tufts of dead grass from green stuff world i normally glue them side down i wasn't quite sure of the position so i just tacked them in very gently just to take a a couple of pics but there you have it a nice barren desert base this is pretty much the approach I take for all my orc bases for desert arena and this is the kind of thing I've been working towards the new work buggies thanks guys so as always follow me on instagram in quarter paint and like and subscribe and whatnot thanks

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