In my previous post I talked about the inspiration behind the Night Stalker army I want to build. In this post I'm looking into the basing of the army. The creatures themselves will be mostly black with some OSL, so the bases really need to make the army. The bases need to create a nice contrast with the evil black creatures stalking through them. I've decided that I want a deep green swamp basing with plenty of water effects, colourful growth and deep green growth. Fallen logs and moss will play a big part.
Here's my inspiration research.
Swamp bases work well when there's stark contrast between the elements. I need to combine this with the stark contrast with the night stalkers treading through them. I recently picked up a two part water effects resin kit and the next step is to get competent with that.
I've also never created mossy surfaces. I really like the second picture with the mossy rocks and logs. I've sourced a few places that sell stumps but I'm planning on using real sticks along with some greenstuff to model the fallen logs.
I'm still looking for a good place to get small plants like ferns and reeds from, but I'll try the color scheme and water effects first and make sure I can do it first.