As I steadily increase the number of finished paintjobs (7 and counting, woot!) I am eager to get them to a truly finished state and that means bases. Lots and lots of bases. Before I'd even picked up the game, I had decided to go with a simple hardwood floor base. This would keep things simple and clean looking and has the added benefit of matching the game board.
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Finally, you have to make sure you varnish the base. I'm still experimenting with just the right technique here, and going back and forth between gloss or matte, but from my tests so far, it looks like varnish is important as soon as possible, even before the wash is completely dry. Without a quick coat of varnish, the wood will fade over time. I'm still testing the long terms effects of the stain, but I'll keep you posted.
A simple black coat around the bottom of the base and it’s all done. I've chosen to varnish the black around the base with a very high varnish as it will give the models a very 'game piece' feel.
So that's about it for now. I'm getting back to painting!
More to come.