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So I was wondering what the common consensus is on painting the edges of bases. I've just done a stirland mud base and I'm thinking of painting the edge with Rhinox Hide or Mournfang brown, or just leaving it as black. Is it better to paint the edge or leave it black?
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Depends on how I'm doing the base, but I generally paint the sides to match what's on top. Just not a fan of black base sides when I'm doing a snow/ice theme for example.
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I always paint my bases edges. Though I also follow a proverbially "old school" approach to base painting. I green and grassy. It's not as scenic as a lot of bases, but I often played on green mats with basic land forms. On a green mat, green bases almost disappear letting the model standout nite from the surface.

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Always paint the egdes! its suchs a small detail but to me minis with a black base just feel.... unfinished.

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I always paint the base edges, even if they end up being black I go around the edge with black. I also use it as a way to designate squadrons that look otherwise similar (purple band, green band, etc) on the table top.

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I always clean up the edges of the base with black paint. That way the base doesn't look like it was painted in a rush.
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Depends on what I'm using for a primer & what I'm doing for bases. My Eldar have brown rims so I always have to paint them. Most of my WFB (O&G & Skaven the exceptions) armies have black rims so if I'm using black primer I don't have to worry about anything. If I prime w/ white then I have to paint the rims.


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I paint my base rims scorched brown or dryad bark as its called these days. I think painting the base rims gives the model a more finished look. I still love the 90's Goblin Green rim bases though.
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I almost always paint the rims, and yes, use them to differentiate squads in 40k.
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