So when you cast your hex's (and I would love to see that tutorial) are they cast clean and then you add battle damage and wear. Or do you have clean hex molds and battle damaged hex molds?
I made molds for these stuff:
The bottom row is the masters (half hex tile, hex tile, pavement edge, manhole cover), the top row is the way they come out of the molds (there's an open manhole cover stuff aswell, but I ended up using the master - cleaning up the milliput version properly is just a pain in the ass).
So, the (sort of) clean versions come out of the mold (there's some damage on them if I don't fill up the mold properly), then it's pretty easy (and fun!) to add all the damage on them.
Basically all my molds (except for the hex tiles) are one sided, so I have to sand the bottom a bit to be perfectly flat. The hex molds are 1,5 sided molds, I made a mold top with pressing the Instant Mold on an empty 60mm base, to get the rough texture it has - looks really good on the actual tiles!
I spent most of today painting the bases, and they are finally done now!
WIP and finished pics:
Overall, I'm really satisfied with the result ('cause they actually look much better than in the pics), especially with the hex pavement. I'm not 100% sure about the asphalt, for the tutorial I might make a base without the texture paint to see how that looks.
Now I'll be on to painting the minis that go on the bases - and as soon as I get permission (hopefully next week), I'll post WIP and painted shots of those too! When they are ready, I'll get that tutorial done, I promise
That's it for now, see ya laters!