I have been working long and hard on my current project and it is drawing close to completion. There is one final conundrum; what am I going to do for the bases. For the new platoon of infantry I want to achieve a good balance of interest and complexity without each base being a diorama. In order to attain this balance I have to work on a structure and design for a “normal” base.
In previous pieces I have set each base in an individual setting, with its own mix of character and detail. I am exploring the idea of creating a general theme to link the whole platoon together. To experiment with techniques, effects, composition and layout I have created the following test pieces:-
I have learned a lot from designing and creating these bases. There are parts about each that I really like, which I will utilise.
I am very excited about finishing up my current project and I want to make sure that the bases present the soldiers in the best way possible.
Thank you for observing and I appreciate any feedback you give.