Long time ago we had an active member of our forum, whose name was Micha (better known as Jaycan). Back then he made a cool set of Autumn-themes bases for his miniatures, and (what’s even better) described the whole process. So here goes his description:
Hello!I have made some bases in Autum style. I used the following materials:
I created some stones from FIMO and used 3 different kinds of sand:
Then I painted the whole thing in black first.
Then I drybrushed the sand with various browns and painted the stones with various red-browns, and finished with Bleached Bone and some metallic medium to get the effect of quartz crystals.
The next step was the static grass…
… which was later varnished and painted after drying and drybrushed with a mixture of different greens and Bleached Bone and yellow
The next step was to add some leaves – painted with different brown, red and yellow colors
The last step was to put on some wood, because if there are leaves – there must also be wood.
the finished base looks like this:
And here are some pics of six such bases:
I hope it’s helpful 🙂
4 thoughts on “How to make Autumn bases”
Might I ask…what material was used for the leave scatter in this tutorial?
I’m not really sure, and I doubt Micha is still here to answer the question. But you can buy modeling leaf scatter, for example at Skullcraft. It seems he used this material.
Bear in mind that birch tree seeds are some of the most popular and best ways of representing leaves in the scale of our miniatures. You can color them with washes and get any color you might need.
I hope it’s helpful enough 🙂
I read a tutorial about dried autumn leaves that were ground to almost powder which made a nice leaf litter, also someone told me that dried tea bag leaves also work so I’m going to try that soon as I managed to collect (I don’t drink much tea) and dry some used teabags last year so will have a go at a tutorial if it works 😀
I’m doing some similar styled bases for my Warmachine Oboros and so far I’ve managed a similar look using my own inventiveness, but what did you use to make the wood effect?