Stone and Skull Scibor Resin bases

Recently, I painted a set of 18 resin Scibor bases for a unit of Dwarfs that I painted previously.

The first thing I did was wrap some craft sticks in painter’s tape, and then put the bases on the stick for airbrushing. This is probably the easiest way to hold them for airbrushing, and it can really help speed up the process.

1 bare bases set on sticks for airbrushing

Then, I primed them with black Vallejo Surface Primer.

2 primed black

Next, they were drybrushed with a medium grey.

3 drybrush cloudy grey

After, they were washed first with Army Painter Green Tone ink…

4 wash army painter green tone

Then with Army Painter Purple Tone ink. Adding many layers of unexpected colors can help create depth and interest. Many other colors would be fine to use, just go with what feels right to you. I wanted the overall result to be cool colors with the skulls really standing out, so I thought blue, purple, and green would be great hues to include. The Dwarfs have quite a bit of blue on their own though, so I left that color out of the bases.

5 wash army painter purple tone

Then they were drubrushed again with RMS Cloudy Grey.

6 drybrush cloudy grey

Next, the skulls alone were heavily drybrushed with RMS Cloudy Grey to pick them out.

7 pick out skulls cloudy grey drybrush

Then the skulls were drybrushed heavily with a mix of RMS Cloudy Grey and RMS Amber Gold to gradually bring them to their final color, but still keep them tied into the base overall.

8 drybrush skulls mix of cloudy grey and amber gold

Then, the bases were washed in some areas with GW Agrax Earthshade and GW Seraphim Sepia, and the skulls were drybrushed with RMS Yellowed Bone.

9 a little sepia and earthshade on bases and drybrush yellowed bone on skulls

The skulls were then washed with GW Seraphim Sepia.

10 wash skulls sepia

After that I picked out some areas of the stone with a light drybrush of VMC Light Sea Grey, which has quickly become one of my favorite paints.

11 drybrush pick out some edges of bases vmc light sea grey

After that all that was left was to black out the edges and take them off the sticks.

12 black out edges and remove from sticks

Then attach the Dwarfs!

13 attach dwarfs

 

This whole process was very fast and very simple, but the results speak for themselves!

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Posted on March 5, 2014, in For Sale, Scibor Miniatures, Tutorial and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. vincentoshea2

    Very nice indeed. I’ve never used resin bases before would you recommend them? Any suggestions for good manufactures?

    • The Scibor bases were much nicer than their models (which weren’t the worst thing ever, just had weird things like coats blending into cheeks or guns instead of sharp lines, and lots of holes). There was next to no clean up required on the bases – just a tiny bit of flash and one hole that was going to be under a dwarf anyways. I’ve heard good things about Micro Arts as well. My husband has some 3D printed base-x-of-war bases that appear well done also.

      I prefer building my own bases, personally, but I think if you like the design of a resin base there isn’t any reason not to go with it aside from the expense perhaps. They can turn a $700 army into a $1000 army easily.

      • vincentoshea2

        Thanks! I don’t want to waste money buying bases and then not being happy with them. Keep up the good work!

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