Tutorial: Martian bases

Want to know how I paint my Martian bases? Look no further as it’s really simple 🙂


Step 1


I should have had a pre basecoat base but alas it wasn’t meant to be this time.
Nonetheless the pre basecoat stage is really simple. Stick a few gubbins on, then rocks and pebbles before you add sand. This creates a varied texture.

Step 2


Mix 60% dark brown and 40% dark red. Apply a good drop of water to thin the mixture. This is so the paint seeps in everywhere.

Step 3


Drybrush very light with a mid brown tone. Make sure the previous layer shows.

Step 4


Now drybrush with a strong orange. First very light then a bit heavier to pick out the details. Make sure you keep it all smooth.

Step 5
Now it’s time to paint the details that’s not supposed to be red sand. In addition paint the basering.

Finished result


And there you have it. A very simple method creating very effective bases that will make a great contrast for your miniatures.


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3 thoughts on “Tutorial: Martian bases

  1. Stunty says:

    Awesome, thanks 🙂

  2. […] actually made a basing tutorial for my martian sand bases if you haven’t seen […]

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