Malifaux night at my FLGS is tomorrow, and I want to try out some of my new models for the Arcanists. While the models are the new ABS plastic, and pretty cool, they don't have a good base. Rather than go for base inserts I wanted to do something special. There's going to be a whole theme surrounding the Arcanist models from book 4 that revolves around railroads, and that's what I wanted to try. My ingrediants are the bases, some balsa wood, and some woodland scenics ballast. I cut the balsa wood into approx 1.5"-2" sections and glued them to the base.
After I gave the glue some time to dry I painted on some thinned out PVA glue, and then covered the base with the ballast. After shaking it off I noticed a few thin patches so I gave it another coat of glue followed by more ballast.
I'm really happy with how these bases are turning out. All I need now are some miniature I-beams. I know that they have something that'll work in polystyrene, but my local hobby stores don't carry it. One store I know of up North carries exactly what I need, but I'll have to wait until I travel that way.
The models haven't actually been glued on yet, but as you can see I can lay things out so that I can do without the beams for now. Once I let the glue dry for the ballast I'll get my models set up on there.
Willie and the Rail Golem are looking really good! I can't wait to get the bases finished up so I can get them painted up!