Want to know how I paint my Martian bases? Look no further as it’s really simple 🙂
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.
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.
Drybrush very light with a mid brown tone. Make sure the previous layer shows.
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.
Now it’s time to paint the details that’s not supposed to be red sand. In addition paint the basering.
And there you have it. A very simple method creating very effective bases that will make a great contrast for your miniatures.