Ok, reporting back on those snow bases.
After letting them dry, and coating them in a good helping of matte sealer, I am pleased to report that they had no signs of flaking. They were sturdy as the bases themselves.
Some helpful hints / ideas I learned from this snow stuff:
- While the snow is still pliable, use your un-based ogres to put footprints in the snow. I did this on my mournfang cavalry, and it turned out great. Those will be my next posts.
- Right before it's 100% dry, and you made it thick enough, you can "push" the ogres into the snow, as though their weight actually made them sink a bit. Even at 100% dryness, if you push hard enough, you can get some sinkage.
- Try to get some crests and waves going when you spread it on. It adds to the visual appeal and spices it up a bit.
- Want more flakey snow? Add more bicarbonated soda. Want more melty snow? Add more glue.
Here's the ogres that received the treatment. My ogre bulls (with ritual war paint as inspired by the ancient Scots), ironguts, and of course the butcher and BSB.
Photos taken on the snow board at my friendly local game store, Davinci's Dreamworks.