Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Secret Weapon Minatures: Urban Streets

Well...I blew some more money on some new bases for my Traitor IG.  I decided to go with the Urban Rubble Streets because I like the idea of the whole fighting in cities.  The bases are a lot thicker then the bases I have been use to from them.  They look like an earlier design which doesn't turn out to be a bad thing.

If you look at the newer work from Secret Weapons Miniature, they are really detailed and larger in height.  The one thing I thought when I originally saw them was they were some of the small base ones were plain.  While it is true they aren't littered with rocks or holes (or bodies), they are detailed.  They have a lot of cracks in the asphalt and some curbs and sidewalks.  The open space was a big challenge for me.  I kept looking at it and wondering what I was going to do.  Then I started looking at the samples on their website and added paint lines.  I have a few more ideas I want to add to the bases but I think my initial start has been a great experience.

As you can see from the image above, I added a stripe to them.  I stole that idea from what was on the Secret Weapon Miniature website. It was much easier to do than I thought.  Basically, I taped off the area and dry brushed the color.  I plan to add some grasses growing out of some of the cracks.

The images above are the flight base.  It too is thicker than the "Bone Fields" base and has a lot going on.  You can see I painted the asphalt black, added a white line, and washed the concrete in "Badab Black".  I am going to add brick colored rubble and use the weathering powder I bought from Secret Weapon Miniatures.

Here are a few of the models based.  I have to say again that I was concerned with how plain some of the bases were but the Secret Weapons Miniature site had some nice ideas that helped make a novice like me started down the right path.  The one complaint I do have is they don't have examples for every base.  Now...I'm sure they would if they weren't constantly making new products.

I will post some more pics as I get these guys done.

NOTE:  I said the bases were Urban Rubble when in fact they are Urban Streets.  The Urban Rubble bases can be found here and I think I now have to buy some because  of this screw up.  :)  Thanks to Mr. Justin from Secret Weapon Miniature for correcting me and answering my question on putting more samples online.  He said they will put more samples up after they finish cloning the staff or find more hours in the day. OK, maybe he didn't exactly say it that way but it was close.

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