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Last week I posted my Secret Agent Babe. She is from Reaper Miniatures and was sculpted by Jeff Grace.
I wanted to do a quick walk-through on the basing of this figure as it was custom built and also I thought it might be interesting to the non gamers who read this blog.
One of the things I like most about her is the dynamic pose and I really wanted to enhance that when I did the basing. The best way to do that in my opinion was to elevate her and have her raised leg appear to be hanging in mid-air.
First I stacked three tiles that I picked up at the Hobby Lobby and glued them together, attaching the figure to the top.
I then covered that with fine, buff ballast.
Next I gathered rocks in a variety of sizes from my backyard and glued them at varying heights around the tiling, This was covered in a mixture of fine buff ballast and medium brown ballast.
The ballast was painted in Reaper Olive Green and highlighted with Reaper Turf Green mixed with white up to the highest points. The rocks were painted in Reaper Military Grey and highlighted with Reaper Ghost Linen while the recesses were darkened with Vallejo Black Ink. I used flower clumps from Scenic Express and Autumn Leaves from Secret Weapons to add colour and interest.
There are many things I love about this hobby and one of them is starting out with something that looks as crude as that and making it look like this.
And tomorrow she will find a new home when the winners of my Give Away are announced.
As of this writing, there is still time for some of you to put a hex on Ray to prevent him from winning. That may not be necessary as the word on the street is that the Dice Gods abandoned Rousell in yesterdays game. The little weasels luck may have finally run out.