So last night I finished the painting on this goblin wolf rider, and I’m really rather pleased with it. The leather work on the wolf which was one of the main things that had stopped me painting this model for ages has worked (to my eye anyway).

I could however not get my head around how to paint the base last night, so I slept on it and … I still do not have a clue! The problem I have is that the base for him and his 2 mates are sculpted and to my eye don’t fit with the models

So on the bases there are some snakes a spider and a few dried bones, it makes me think of a Great Canyon sort of theme. But the models are wolves, which in my head speaks more northern forests, some what cold. And the fact that 2 of the goblins have fur hats sort of encourage this.

So any ideas? I don’t want to change the look of the wolves as I like them, so how to get the bases to work, make them dense forest look?

6 thoughts on “Base-(ic) help

  1. Don’t overthink it. People have worn animal skins for centuries all over the world in all kinds of environments, and gobboes are hardly the types to NOT wear skins and furs! Goblins in Warhammer Fantasy also have a long history alongside spiders, and we have plenty of both spiders and snakes across all of our biomes here in Aus – from temperate forest to bush to desert to rainforest… Just go with what you like the look of. 🙂

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  2. Azazel’s reply makes a lot of sense! 🙂 I’d have just gone with my usual Vallejo white pumice base texture to cover all the moulded base, paint that brown, drybrush it in a sandy shade and then static grass and some grass tufts on it, but then again I’m not particularly adventurous when it comes to bases. Might also depend on what other models you’ve got that you want to fit in with these as well!

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    1. I think the fact that it is moulded is what has thrown me, so uses to doing something akin to what you suggest on a flat base. They are not to go on another force, but I do have a map so I should look forca home for them I guess!

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