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    I need to make ice for my army bases, and i'm clueless how to do it. Basically, what i'd be aiming for is something like this ;



    I did something i think is oKay with plaster for the presentation tray, but now i need to do bases, which most are 20mmx20mm. What should i do?

    Would resin with a small tint of blue work? Can i "break" it in different irregular form?

    Other option i considered is using anarchy models crystal, but that get expensive fast.

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    Check out Demi's WIP thead. He has a little tutorial on how he made some crystals for his dragons base and a link to the finished pics in a reaper contest.

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...-DemiWIP/page6
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    2 possibilities I can think of:

    - Ice from JBT's video: basically different blue, green, white shades mixed on the surface with gloss varnish

    - make a mould and cast them in a blueish tinted clear resin. (for example: https://cipher-studios.com/2011/11/c...resin-terrain/ but with a clear one and in the shape you want ; sadly the original HD-ice-terrain isn't available anymore)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAXXxxx View Post
    - Ice from JBT's video: basically different blue, green, white shades mixed on the surface with gloss varnish
    Where is that video?

    I'm not 100% sold on the sprue crystal either.... I think maybe its the example that isnt right.... i'd want that color, but with that kind of ice ;


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamworker View Post
    On warseer someone posted a tutorial how he did it:

    http://www.warseer.com/forums/showth...cial-ice-bases

    gr, jeroen
    oh yeah, i remember that tutorial... tired it myself with mitigated success... guess that could work. I think i even still have some of the crackling transparent stuff....

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    Resin, slightly coloured with ink and salt crystals, like these here http://www.coolminiornot.com/215984?browseid=7790292

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    Some photos of your tray might help for suggestions.

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    ice or snow?
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    Looked at a few tutorial, and finally decided on a technique... lemme know what you guys think ;



    left to do ;
    gloss varnish
    do something between the broken ice... thinking about filling it up with snow.... or maybe trying some water effect with mod podge...

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    Damn fine work!
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    ya those are cool! (no pun intended) I vote for some snow. Probably the Secret Weapon stuff. It looks good and you won' need to touch it with a paint brush after .

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    You could try some water effects and/or snow? Something like I did for Saphyr? He's the last wolfen in this post:

    http://www.kats-korner-uk.com/wolfen_howling_pack.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by kittykat23uk View Post
    You could try some water effects and/or snow? Something like I did for Saphyr? He's the last wolfen in this post:

    http://www.kats-korner-uk.com/wolfen_howling_pack.html
    Saphyr's base is amazing, but the "painted" part of my base is the top, not the side, wouldnt work as good.... definately keeping that one in mind for my heroes tho!

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    Lovely work. Ironically (or maybe completely planned out) the broken ice gives the riders a real sense of speed and motion when combined with their sculpts!
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