I had my painting rubric from TempleCon and I was going to scan it in and share it with you but I seem to have misplaced it. It will turn up in a couple of days but in the meantime I need to forge ahead.
One of the categories I did poorly on was basing. For all the models and figures in my current army I used the bases that came with them from Games Workshop and glued a flocking mix to it. It is the same mix I used for my display board so for the casual passerby it wasn't obvious but the judging was another matter So that is one area that I'm going to concentrate on to grab some extra points.
I dropped by Jawa's room today to get some of his resin bases .He had three sizes so i helped myself to a "set" of all three.(Thanks buddy!)
The first set: 25mm textured:
The next set:
40mm textured black resin bases. I asked Jawaballs why black? His response was pretty interesting: during transport oftentimes the edges of his bases get chipped. With the paint chipped away the white resin shows through making the bases look "banged up." With the black resin the chips won't be obvious.
And I had to get a 60mm dreadnought base, also black resin.
I'm going to soak, scrub, prime, and paint these up.
I do not think you have to prime the black bases. I'm going to paint them without priming - i'll let you know how it goes.
The Stout Smurf