If you feel this article was of any
you ever wanted to know about doing base work but were afraid to ask.)
find I'm constantly asked, how I do the ground work on my painted figures
and terrain pieces. So instead of answering the question over and over,
I have decided to try and explain it as simple as I can in a step by step
tutorial here on my web page. My goal is to provide some valuable information
to everyone from the beginner to the experienced modeler.
- I use a lot of ground work materials made by Woodland
Scenics which offers a wide range of scale model scenery making materials
available in most hobby and model shops.
my basic base work needs, I use a mixture of model railroad ballast. I use
a mixture of fine, medium and coarse ballast with some larger materials
mixed in. This is a product called Talus made by Woodland Scenics.
picture on the left shows the different sizes of Ballast I use, the right
is my tub of mixed ballast.
far as a Percentage for my Mixture, its about 25% Fine, 25% Medium, 25%
Coarse and a 25% mixture of Talus. But it changes constantly as I add a
little bit of this or that. Best advice I can give is to experiment with
a mixture you like.
- I like to use CA ( Cyanoacrylate Adhesive) or commonly
known as Super glue for most of my ground work. I prefer the brand made
by Satellite city called Super 'T' . This is a Gap filling glue. I also
use the "hot Stuff" thin instant glue also made by
Satellite city. Other brands will work as well.
or commonly know as "Kicker" I prefer to use one made by a company
called 'Bob Smith Industries' because I find it does not harm plastics like
other kickers do, and does not smell as bad!