Easy Chaos bases

Today at the studio we wanted to show some quick tips on creating cool chaos themed bases. These bases can make any army go from ehh, to Dang! in just a few easy steps. This tutorial is on a 32mm base.

Cut a random hole in the base. We used a Dremel, but you can use any sort of cutting tool. Be careful not to cut yourself during this step.

Cut a random hole in the base. We used a Dremel, but you can use any sort of cutting tool. Be careful not to cut yourself during this step.

Trace the hole on to a piece of thin plastic card. (You can use the clear plastic from clam packs) Then cut around your marks with scissors. You want the card to be larger than the hole.

Trace the hole on to a piece of thin plastic card. (You can use the clear plastic from clam packs) Then cut around your marks with scissors. You want the card to be larger than the hole.

For this step you need to super glue the card to the bottom of the base.

For this step you need to super glue the card to the bottom of the base.

Here is a top view. We also glued between the card and lip of base to make a water tight seal. This way if you choose, you could use water effects later in the process.

Here is a top view. We also glued between the card and lip of base to make a water tight seal. This way if you choose, you could use water effects later in the process.

Now add cork to the base. I prefer to tear apart the cork not leaving any flat areas. This way once it is painted it looks like rock and not a slab of cork. Another major part of this step is Super Glue. Coat the entire cork rock in super glue. This will harden and make the cork durable, and will not fall apart during games or transport.

Now add cork to the base. I prefer to tear apart the cork not leaving any flat areas. This way once it is painted it looks like rock and not a slab of cork. Another major part of this step is Super Glue. Coat the entire cork rock in super glue. This will harden and make the cork durable, and will not fall apart during games or transport.

A good cheap source for cork is Ikea. I like using cork that is about a half inch thick. That way you can model high or low.

A good cheap source for cork is Ikea. I like using cork that is about a half inch thick. That way you can model high or low.

Here we added some chaos spikes and a chopped up space marine helmet.

Here we added some chaos spikes and a chopped up space marine helmet.

Using super glue we added model sand to the flat parts of the base.

Using super glue we added model sand to the flat parts of the base.

Here it is. A little bit of paint and you are ready. If you wish at this point you could poor realistic water into the cut out area. This creates a nasty slick effect to the base. This base was painted using GW paints from greys, browns, and bright greens. I painted the space marine head to look like a fallen blood angel. If you would like to know how we painted this up let us know. The studio is happy to help the hobby community in any way we can.

Here it is. A little bit of paint and you are ready. If you wish at this point you could poor realistic water into the cut out area. This creates a nasty slick effect to the base. This base was painted using GW paints from greys, browns, and bright greens. I painted the space marine head to look like a fallen blood angel. If you would like to know how we painted this up let us know. The studio is happy to help the hobby community in any way we can.