As I tend to do, I had a side basing project today for our Paint Day here in the Finger Lakes of New York.
So I present the …
Mountain Base w/ Marble Boulder.
The pieces are obviously, Bark (from Mosser Lee Garden Gag), Marble stone (from Lowes, loose in the parking lot), Play Sand, and Loctite Super Glue and Bob Smith Industries 103 Super Thin Glue.
All of that is mounted on a 3.75-inch Square Trivet from the dollar store. The bark and sand has Reaper Brush-on Sealer on it to allow a good surface for painting.
Once the sealer dry, I primed it with Reaper Grey Primer and then washed it with Reaper Coal Black.*
From there, I coated the sand that I could see with the Reaper Sparkling Snow.*
Finally, I started working on my finished rock colors.
I went with Reaper Redstone Shadow, Reaper Turkey Brown,* and Reaper Tanned Shadow as a highlight color.
* Reaper Coal Black, Reaper Sparkling Snow, and Turkey Brown are part of Reaper’s special Holiday Set which was available for a limited time on their website.
Amusingly, this brought it back towards the original bark colors.
If you hadn’t guessed it, I am leaving the marble piece alone for the moment. I do expect to coat it with Testors DullCote later which should dull the sheen making the boulder fit in with the scale a bit more.
Of course, it’ll be fun to find the perfect mini to go with this big piece.
Here’s an option…
Reaper Miniatures’ 77314: Golan, Hill Giant by Jason Wiebe
Enjoy and Stay Tuned!