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Hey Guys,

Here is the ice base tutorial,


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Decrepit Dakkanaut

Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

Nice tutorial, I presume you could use washes to stain the ice a little?
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Excellent work! ty for sharing Cat. ;D

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Mimetic Lasiq


This is great, as I have come to expect from you.

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Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran

Melbourne, Australia

Great tutorial man!

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Lord Commander in a Plush Chair

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Nice Tutorial i think i know exactly what to use this on. the gw down here has a thing when ever the (NHL) Ducks start a season, so i think im going to make some Flyers to show him whose boss

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Angry Chaos Agitator

Looks amazing Cat. I think i'm gonna have to try this now.
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Krazed Killa Kan

Claremont, ON

Ya that is terrific, thanks for sharing. Going to try it out for sure!

I assume a Micheals Craft store would have that stuff. I also live in Ontario so should be easy to find. Thanks

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Regular Dakkanaut

Hey dude,

Michaels in Ontario does have it but it was 10 bucks more for the same size!!! Either order it from Currys (go to their website they have a few stores across Ontario) or make sure you go to flyerland.ca and print yourself off a 40% off coupon for Michaels!!!

Cheers and share your results if ya try it!!


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Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran

The Fortress Of Macragge

gonna try this one..

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Nice one mate yet again another great tip
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Very cool good job !

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Regular Dakkanaut

Thanks guys, Just so you guys know, this resin product is available in the UK.

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Gnawing Giant Rat

nice tutorial! i think im going to have to use this
but i got a question (if not a challenge) for you.
how would you go about making bases that have streams tainted with warpstone? (im starting a skaven army and want to put alot of time and effort into making it very nice looking and thought this would make a nice touch)

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Death-Dealing Devastator

Central Pennsylvania

Very Cool Tutorial!
I can't wait to try it out.

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Painting Within the Lines

Poole Dorset UK

Wow, can't wait to give this a try. Thanks for your hard work Cat.

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Neophyte Undergoing Surgeries

Madrid, Spain

Nice tutorial!!

Hope to find resin like that here in Spain...

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Agile Revenant Titan


Thanks for posting this.

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Because he asked, and I like showing off, and he said I painted it good too Oh and it was a great thing he came up with and I went 'oh yeah!, I've done that with terrain...duh'

Thanks Cat for the simple brilliance of it. The regulars at the store are oohing, ahhing, and wanting me to teach em how.

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I'm planning on getting some closer up pics to show off the details more.

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Regular Dakkanaut

Hey Shaman,

Thanks for posting!!

You executed the resin ice method with fantastic results!!! and like I said in your original post, the figure is well painted too!

Thanks for your comments. Guys, I don't get paid for this hobby, I have no financial interests whatsoever (No, I am not a youtube partner with revenue sharing . I do however "get paid" when guys use one of my tutorials and let me know if it helped them! If you do use any techniques or methods, I do appreciate if you guys mention my youtube channel on any internet forums regarding wargaming or modelling.

I have no doubt you get alot of OOOHSS and AHHHHS at your local game store because this technique that I have shown, I have never seen elsewhere. I can honestly say that it took me a couple attempts with different products to get this to look like this. I have to believe that somewhere else in the world someone has done something like this, but I did not find anything on using resin as ice while I did a brief search on youtube or google.

Thanks again for sharing your pics and showing us just HOW WELL you did!!

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I've done the rocks, and the water/ice effect with some terrain, things in pools, in dungeons, and the like...just the connection didn't click with basing and combining them all until I saw your original Njal post. Then there was the eureka moment, and many thanks to you for it.

Already got the best done HQ in the upcoming tournament thanks to this...and if I can get the rest done, I'm gonna have the sharpest looking army

Again, many props to you Cat.

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Focused Fire Warrior

Boone, NC

This is a great tutorial! I'm gonna try this out!

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Kabalite Conscript

Sweden, Stockholm

Awesome! Way above my expectations! Very interesting technique...

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Regular Dakkanaut

Thanks guys!

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Scuttling Genestealer

Wow, that looks amazing! And the tutorial was really good, as well. Well explained and easy to follow.

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Longtime Dakkanaut

lots of effort for 2 bases!

i think the effect would be better if you tint the resin itself with blue ink. put a few drops into your mix and stir it around before you pour it
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Ferocious Blood Claw

New Jersey

I used this tutorial to make some bases for my Mr. Dandy TW cavalry. They came out really nice. The only really tough part is 'wrapping' the base. mine ended up really uneven so I had to trim it a lot. The pics are in my gallery (pardon the odd warm tinge, they're actually painted with a much cooler scheme.)
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Been Around the Block

That's really awesome, I think I just found my bases for some plauge marines

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