Friday, August 19, 2011

Milliput basing explained Pt. 1

by Adary
Here is how the whole idea of using milliput for basing looks applied

Here are the models with their respective bases:

For each model I approximated where the feet will be connected with the base, placed a blob of milliput, and textured it to resemble rock:

This is how it looks up close:

And here is the secred tool used to apply the natural texture to milliput:

There is nothing better than crumpled up aluminum foil for random pattern texturing :)

I will go on a milliput rant again, but the more I use this stuff, the more I like it. On these bases I used standard grade milliput that is a bit rough for fine detail work, but lets face it, bases don't need fine detail work. Bases need rocks! Milliput cures rock hard, and is very easily drilled, which makes it perfect for basing :)


  1. Great idea there, Adary. Do you have a patent pending on the "rock texture impression device"?

  2. Perhaps some day :)

    This is a trick I learned a long time ago from a friend, and I've been using it ever since. It never fails, and it can work on any putty like substance used for anything resembling small rocks. In the past i used this on Fimo, Super Sculpey, dental plaster, green stuff, and now on milliput :)