Saturday, July 31, 2010

Basing Tip


The Vallejo range of basing products was brought to my attention by Legoburner. These 200ml jars contain a textured paste which I can best compare to gritty peanut butter. Once placed on the base (with an old knife - just like spreading peanut butter) the paste dries hard ready for painting and dry brushing. The grey pumice appears best suited to 15mm and 28mm figures. They are a great time saver and one jar will last ages. Well worth a look next time your in your local hobby shop.
Thanks for the tip Legoburner.

6 comments:

jmilesr said...

I use the Vallejo pumice paste for basing my 15mm FOW stuff and my 6mm ACW figures. The stuff I use is packaged a bit differently than your pictures and is labeled "Piedra Pomez 599".

It's a very useful basing tool

Miles

Al said...

Might have look at this stuff. How's the Matilda coming along?

Beccas said...

Hey Al. The Matilda is going fine but slow. I have painted the base colours, black washed it. Now I have to dry brush it and hit it with some weathering powders. Might be a little while before I finish because I have also been slaving over a bunch of 15mm Belgian infantry.

Tank Girl said...

Hi Paul, thanks for the tip. Where can we buy this in Australia?

Cheers,

Helen

Beccas said...

Hi Helen

http://www.maelstromgames.co.uk/index.php?act=cat&cre=hob-val-mod

Maelstrom Games in the UK. Free postage to Australia (and worldwide) and your in luck because for one day only until midnight tonight 01/08/10 you get 17.5% off if you type THE-PERFECT-STORM in the voucher area.

Irresistible Force in Brisbane carries some of them in stock. They also have free postage.

Cheers

Paul

Tank Girl said...

Thanks Paul very much.

Helen