I know that I’m supposed to be working on my Adeptus Arbites unit (in my defense, I’m flighty, but I’ve at least gotten them primed!). I am working on something else now (or three something elses). I tend to get spun up on an idea, then drawn into tangent after tangent. If I’m lucky, I can eventually align myself to acheive my original goals, but for now, my new milestone is to base my Imperial Guard force (well, at least those that I have painted so far).
The bulk of the bases you see in the pictures are of the 60mm variety, which should look alot like the original lot I’d done years ago for my heavy weapon teams. Really, this shouldn’t come as much of a shock, as these are for the same purpose. If you look closely, you can make out the little tripods where the weapons will be magnetized.
As for my method of basing–it’s nothing special. I glue rocks and random bits to the bases, paint them up, then slop gravel/grass/leaves/snow on them until they look good (or until I’m at least happy with them). I did a tutorial on these forest bases if you’d like to take a gander at it (keep in mind that the picture thumbnails in my old posts are currently broken, but if you click on the links, you’ll see the pics in their entirety).
So, I’m hoping to have these all done this week (the goal isn’t to finish just what you see, but probably about 100 more “plain” bases as well. That way I have enough to base all of the models I’ve finished painting, and also the ones I haven’t yet begun…