So I’ve finished painting my Judicator, which means now I have to base the beast… I was pretty happy with how my Stormwall base turned out, and I love the opportunity to make detailed, beautiful bases on these huge models. Unfortunately, unlike my Stormwall, I had no idea *what* I was going to put on the base… I’m not a fan of the typical “temple floor mosiac” that is popular, nor do I find the usual desert-theme stuff very interesting… but I wanted something!
After awhile, I came up with the idea of having the Judicator standing in a lush, green field, and torching everything in front of it with the flamethrowers. This, I thought, would at least be visually striking, and hopefully not too complicated (unlike my “Stormwall striding out of a river”, which was a blast and turned out okay but was a PAIN to actually do!).
Next, a heavy dry-brush on the front of “Rucksack Tan”, and the same for the back half although much, much more lightly. Then, a very light drybrush for the front of Midlund Flesh.
After all that, I do a drybrush of Thalmar Black and then a little Coal Black for highlights.
Lastly for now, I dump a CRAP TONNE of static grass on the back half… way more than I usually use, since I want it to look particularly lush and green. After it dries, I dry brush the parts closest to the front half with a little Thalmar Black as well.
There we go! As good as it’s gonna get, I think… doesn’t look great, but doesn’t look awful (I hope!). She’s off to be protectively coated now, and then I declare she is officially done!
Lemme know what ya think! Does it work? Was it a silly idea? Either way, I have to come up with a different idea for the Vessel of Judgement…