Rob Reitnauer asks:
First of all. I love your site and want to thank you for your contribution to the hobby.
I am working on a red skinned/ bone carapace tyranid force. I posted some of my stuff on Dakka here
http://www.dakkadakka.com/core/gallery-search.jsp?u=86603 And was first planning on a fall theme for my basing but I am afraid that the models will not stand out anymore.
I then came across your highland bases tutorial. I think the rich greens should make my swarm pop. Can you please tell me what Silfor tufts you used?
Rob here: Thanks!
On the left corner it's this:
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Next up, Kristian Nilsen asks:
As my beastmen is nearing in on something close to completion, I'm in the start-up up phase for my next army: Orcs & Goblins (mainly gobbos).
I've been following your orctonnians, Johnny, and think that the greens on your orcs are pretty outstanding! Do you have any tips on how to paint more yellowish greens?
Rodge: I'll be going night gobbo heavy and want to run them with an underground theme. How time consuming was making the stalagmites for your daemon army? I remember vividly a blogpost explaining in detail how you made them, but I can't seem to find it now. Did you ever post a tutorial on it?
Rodge here: I never did a detailed tutorial about the Cthulhu Demon basing but will throw a step by step one together as I do the basing on my 'uge Old One.
Short answer for you, though, it is incredibly time consuming. I basically sculpted each base from scratch. The bigger bases took multiple layers. All the bigger stalagmites took upwards of 5 or 6 layers to get right. After the sculpting was complete, I added rocks and two layers of pumice to tie it all together.
For something like goblins with 20mm bases, I'm not sure how much mileage you could get. You can't really add much detail to those lil things. If you're using lots of trolls or an arachnorak, though, it would probably look pretty sweet!
Haven't heard back from Hastings about the painting advice, hopefully he'll respond to this post with his advice!