So I have about 250 points of Menoth all fully painted and based and good to go. Why would I want to go through the exercise and brain damage of rebasing them? Other than penance for some hobby related sin.
The reason reason though is that I accumulated these models over the last several years, and my painting and basing skills have evolved, stuff I did originally is showing it’s age, and while the overall paint scheme has stayed the same (though the techniques have improved), the basing scheme has changed dramatically over the same 3 year period.
I started this army with just sand and glue bases, and 90% of it is still that way. Literally just white glue, sand and beige paint. The problem with this was that some times I’d base after priming, sometimes I’d base before, sometimes I’d use one kind of sand, other times it’d be something completely different. While everything looks similar the bases don’t all look like they’re occupying the same terrain. There’s no narrative tie across the army, other than that every figure is in a vaguely ‘deserty’ place.
Since finishing the Vessel of Judgment I’ve decided that the ‘bark-liquitex-foliage’ base technique that I’ve been developing will work great for my Menoth and really make the models pop. I’ve started already with some solos and casters. I’ll probably move through the army while I’m between projects or looking for a little diversion project while working on larger commissions. Here you can see the two Knight Errant Seneschel Solos I’ve finished. Tomorrow I’ll post pictures of casters and jacks using this technique.