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The time when I will need to base my minis is drawing closer. Is there a particular kit anyone can recommend? I like how nice some of the bases look that people do however, I'm not skilled in the detail of slapping the base together before assembling the mini and then painting. All my minis are based right now and I suspect doing the rocks and grass bit will be the route I take. I've noticed Michaels has terrain kits for school projects, has anyone used these before?
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I bought the 40K basing kit (The one with rocks and stuff) and I was very happy with the actual basing material (Rocks) and thought that the Gold trim thingys were okay.

The resin bases were utterly shit though, they needed way too much work and too much detail melted down into the base for it to look good.

I might still use the resin bases, but they'll need a lot of shading to black out the lack of detail in places.

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I'm lazy so I buy the premolded resin bases from dragonforge.com. They are $1 per 25mm and $1.50 for 40mm.
http://www.dragonforge.com/Painting%...ming_bases.htm
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i went to my local hobby store (not game store) and bought a couple of bassalt (or whatever its called) gains - basically the stuff the model train people use. bought a couple of different colors/sizes and then put them into a washed out pickle/applesauce jar and shook them up. put watered down elmers glue on base. dip the model into the jar. done.

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i went to my local hobby store (not game store) and bought a couple of bassalt (or whatever its called) gains - basically the stuff the model train people use. bought a couple of different colors/sizes and then put them into a washed out pickle/applesauce jar and shook them up. put watered down elmers glue on base. dip the model into the jar. done.
Sweet. I may do just that.
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