Simple bases in 5 steps

We keep being asked if we’re ever going to publish any tutorials for beginners in the miniature painting hobby. Sure, why not!


To get started with these articles, let’s follow these five easy steps to make nice but simple bases for your gaming miniatures.

Let me show you a simple and quick method for making bases.

What do we need to make our simple bases?

  • sand,
  • static grass,
  • white glue,
  • superglue,
  • bases,
  • cork,
  • paints: Bestial Brown, Vomit Brown (Citadel) and Lupin Grey (HMG Paints) or Space Wolves Grey (Citadel)

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Step 1

Glue a piece of cork to your base using superglue.

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Step 2

Glue some sand to your base using white glue to cover free space on the base.

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Step 3

Paint the whole base black.

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Step 4

Cork: paint with Bestial Brown and then drybrush with Vomit Brown.
Sand: drybrush with Lupin Grey.

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Step 5

Use superglue to glue a mini to your base and white glue to add static grass.

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Your base is ready! 🙂

You see, it wasn’t all that difficult.

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