Full Set Lava Bases

The new demon armies provide gamers the opportunity to play one set of models for both 40K and WFB.  The lava bases project is for a friend of mine who wanted a complete set of bases for an upcoming chaos army project.  All that’s needed is either a pinning or magnet system to flip an army from one system to the other.

The bases are green stuff/procreate over plastic bases.  Texture is applied with a concrete rock, then lava channels are added with a wire hook tool and a standard sculpting tool.  Hardest part of the whole project was mixing up all the green stuff – the bases used up a 30 inch roll of GS.  I spent more time mixing than sculpting.   FYI – don’t let your green stuff lay around too long.  The roll I used was stored in the freezer for 6 years, causing the yellow portion to develop a skin that mixed poorly with the blue portion.

The bike/cavalry bases are designed to go from square to round.  The square cav base slots into the open space on the round bike base.

40K lava bases

40K collection

25mm round – resin bases

WFB collection

25mm square


  1. #1 by mike at santa cruz warhammer on June 26, 2008 - 1:15 am

    I love your bases, they really are just excellent. I am impressed. I wonder if you can do this technique also with other materials that you press into the green stuff, like urban or industrial…
    thanks and keep up the good work

  2. #2 by chicagoterrainfactory on June 26, 2008 - 8:27 am

    The trick is to find a texture that you’ll want to use as a negative. For example, a bit of plastic card tile pressed into green stuff is going to give you small raised lines with recessed squares.

    Or you can make your own textures by sculpting them into a stamp. The basin for the Alien Pod Mouth was created this way.


  3. #3 by Kelle on May 11, 2009 - 5:58 pm

    Oh, I’ve been looking for something like this for my Chaos Lord so thanks! I was going to play around with some different ideas but I think greenstuff will do well. I hope I can make mine look this good 🙂

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