The bases are made to hold your miniatures and play your miniatures, but they will mainly be used to enhance your Warhammer miniatures and give consistency to your army.
To make beautiful bases for your miniatures, you have the freedom to use textured bases that you simply have to paint. Alternatively, you can choose bases that you can fully customize yourself.
Let’s take a look together at the best ways to have beautiful bases for all your miniatures, whether it’s for Warhammer 40k or Warhammer Age of Sigmar, something to be proud of your army.
The easiest and quickest way to get the right bases for your miniatures is to use textured bases ready for them, many players like them to equip their whole collection. Also called “ready-made bases”, they come ready to use, with accessories or decorations already made. In most cases, all you have to do is paint them in the colours of your choice and if you wish, add a few decorative elements, such as a small pinch of static grass.
Brands such as Micro Art Studio and its pedestals offering a wide variety of ready-made pedestals, decorated according to the themes of the Warhammer 40,000 or Warhammer Age of Sigmar universes and of course very beautiful.
Some miniature enthusiasts find it much more interesting to have bases worked by oneself from A to Z. You can take for example classic miniature bases that you will find in the figurine boxes, which you will have to decorate and customize yourself. This allows you to be creative, but above all to bring your personal touch to the presentation of your figurines.
Moreover, basing is not always as tedious as you might imagine, and does not require any particular talent to succeed. You will simply need a base kit containing the right material and accessories or find everything you need on the right or left, and a little time to make beautiful creations for your Warhammer minis.
Making bases that you like and that fit you, avoiding overloading your creations, as well as magnetizing your figurines are a few simple tips you can observe to properly base your figurines.
Our first tip for a successful base is to decorate it in a way that reflects your desires and pleases you, even if it is a ready-to-use base.
Of course, their presentation must be in line with the themes of the Warhammer universe: a dungeon, a ruined temple, an infernal ground or a volcanic soil for a Chaos army in Warhammer Age of Sigmar for example. Or a Martian soil and the rubble of a futuristic city for an army of Imperial Space Marines in Warhammer 40k.
However, this requires that you have a good preparation and a global idea of the rendering or the result you are looking for.
You must avoid overloading your pedestals with disharmonious colours, decorations and accessories that are too imposing from everywhere. Keep in mind that the role of the base is to serve the miniature, to magnify it and give it a good visibility and if you are more than a collector play your miniatures. A result that you can hardly obtain with a base too big or too small and obviously cluttered.
A last trick that may be interesting for some to properly base your Warhammer miniatures is also to magnetize your Warhammer miniatures and bases. The technique is quite simple: you just need to add a magnet under the feet of the miniature and under the base. Afterwards, you can change the base decoration according to your desires or the game.