1.Vallejo Pumice and Stucco
2.Spackle(filler for those in the U.K.)
6.Wet Modeling Clay
However, the last few months I have been using Lumina Air Drying Clay which, to me, has become the ideal basing material.
tutorial head to this post) and the base lips and these four guys can join the rest of their unit...
1. It is very easy to work with. Unlike two party putty(Green Stuff/Milliput) it is not the least bit tackey so you needn't worry about keeping fingers or sculpting tools wet.
2. It is entirely sculptable. You can carve bricks, patterns, etc. into the clay with such ease! You can do this while it sets or after it dries.
3. It is inexpensive. The block of clay I purchased off Amazon for $10 will last me for hundreds of figures. I used about 1/50th of the block for the four figures shown in the example.
4. The stuff dries like hard plastic...it IS NOT going to flake or chip. It feels like the original plastic of the mini once it dries.
5. It paints well. The Lumina clay, once primed will take hold paint as well as any other plastic.
I assume there are other air drying polymer clays out there that will work as well as the Lumina...if you know of some feel free to post them in the comments section. Here are some other non-Saga figures I have based with the same material...
|Soviet 20mm Plastic Soldier Company Minis|
|15mm Elves modded for BattleLore boardgame with Lumina Clay bases(the|
hole to hold the banner was easily made with the clay as well!).
Well that's it for now...I hope you found this tutorial helpful.