Here's a little guide to how I made the bases for my wood elves.
You will need:
- PVA glue
- Sand flock
- Snow flock
- Leaf litter
(or any other modelling putty that you are comfortable with)
- Toothpics (for modelling the putty and spreading the glue)
- A good (large) brush
- 3 brown paints
The root (look closely) and the stone I made out out of milliput. Then I
flocked with sand, basecoated and drybrushed. Then I added "leaf
litter" and finally I applied my self made "snow paste". Tadaaa!
How it's done:
1 - Put some putty on the base.
2 - Sculpt the putty into roots with a toothpick or a needle by drawing longitudinal lines.
3 - With a modelling knife make little transversal "cuts" in the roots to simulate cracks in the bark.
4 and 5 - Spread out some PVA and flock with sand
6 - Basecoat
7 - Drybrush with dark brown (Marón cuero
or Scorched brown
8 - Drybrush with light brown (Uniforme Inglés
or Snakebite Leather
9 - Drybrush with beige (Arena Oscura
or Bleached Bone
10 - Apply leaf litter
11 - Apply "snow paste". Done!Making snow paste
50/50% mix of PVA/Water. Add snow flock until you have a thick paste.