Well, its time to explore basing miniatures the Lazy Mini Painter way! We want the bases to look reasonably good, and take very little time. Whats the best way to do that?
Well, for me, the answer is –
GW texture paints, specifically the microbead options. Its effectively doing a layer of PVA and glue, at the same time as laying down the colour. You can get colour matched paint (Dryad Bark matches Stirland Battlemire perfectly) to colour the base first (or just do the outer ring afterwards), and then a quick drybrush when dry with an Ochre looks fantastic, and really matches the early GW terrain packs colours magnificently – which happens to be the colours of my Realm of Battle Battleboard!
You can use the crackle options like Agrellan Earth or Martian Ironcrust, and put a wash over it instead! That also looks pretty sharp! Again, quick, easy and simple to colour match. The problem with the crackle option is it often doesn’t work very well if you’ve used a very grippy primer.
I like to finish any of those with either a little PVA and flock, or some self adhesive tufts. Quick, simple, effective, done.
No messing around with cork or slate. No fuss dealing with PVA and sand. No painstakingly painting tiny resin bases. Just quick, simple effective techniques that look pretty bloody good over an army. A Lazy Mini Painter win!