I made this small tutorial for my friends about how to customize a miniature/figure base. They are new to that kind of stuff so I tried to make it simple.
Sorry it's written in french but here are the basis:
- Cut pattern in craft foam (they exist in different thickness 2mm, 3mm up to 1cm)
- Glu with neopren
- Prime with woodglue (2 layers) or acrylic paint mixed 50/50 with coating for house work ( in french it's called "Dip étanchéité" it's an outside paint primer I use a lot in costume and prop making)
- Glue sand
- Then dry brush from dark tone to lighter tone using about 3 levels of shadding
- Add more details with fake herbs/wood/bush