If you're anything like me, you face two very large obstacles when starting a new painting project or (heaven forbid) an entire army:
|We've come so far together!|
|Hey there, good lookin'!|
|A Hormogaunt, gracefully leaping off a Frisbee made of dirt|
|Oooh, baby, I be stuck to you like glue, baby...|
Step 9: Finishing the Base
I use plain green Static Grass, and I use it for a couple reasons.
1) Fluff-wise, Tyranid Hive Fleets prefer worlds that are filled with life. So I like the thought that even in the desert-ish badlands that the basing material depicts, there's still lush green grass popping up all over.
2) Plain green Static Grass, when sprayed with a matte finishing spray, looks AWESOME. It loses the shiny, plastic look and just looks like bright green summer grass.
To apply Static Grass, put some random blobs of white glue on the base and simply dip the model into the static grass. After that, I use my number one gal's hair dryer (on warm but not hot) to blow on the bases. This helps blow off excess static grass, but has the bonus effect of making the grass stand up wonderfully.
Some people drybrush their static grass. I don't. I'm toying with picking up some Iyanden Darksun (dull yellow, foundations series paint) and trying it out, but I'm just not sold on the necessity. To each their own!
I sometimes add bloodstains, however. To do this, I put thinned down Mechrite red, and then go over it with Baal Red wash. It'd probably look better if I did a hit of Devlan Mud over that, but I haven't tried it because I don't own any Devlan Mud yet.
Anyhow, after that your model should look a little something like this:
|All your base are covered in grass|
|Together, we can kill a Wraithlord or Demon Prince, and that's just kinda awesome.|