Quick swamp bases tutorial

For those interessted I decided to write a small tutorial for my Lizardmen bases, or as I call them “Quick Swamp bases”. They are based (pun not intended) of the shattered domain bases from Games Workshop. But you could make mostly the same with regular bases and some rocks and stuff.

quick swamp base tutorial


1. Start with the Shattered Domain bases (or a similar design of your own choosing) and clean them up

quick swamp base tutorial
2. Spray paint with Caliban Green

quick swamp base tutorial

3. Drybrush the stone parts with Dawnstone

quick swamp base tutorial

4. Drybrush again with skull white (if you do to much just drybrush some dawnstone on top)

quick swamp base tutorial

5. Drybrush the swamp part with Elysian green, paint skulls with Usabti bone

quick swamp base tutorial

6. Cover stones and skulls with Nuln Oil ink, this will “calm down” most of the clumsy drybrushing, as well as bringing out the details.

quick swamp base tutorial

7. Mix together some Still water from Vallejo and some elysian green. Don’t take to much paint, something like 1:10 paint:still water is enough.

quick swamp base tutorial

It should look something like this

quick swamp base tutorial

8. Paint the swamp parts with this mixture, you will need to make multiple layers, let it dry for about an hour between layers.

quick swamp base tutorial

After a bunch of layers, mine looks like this:

quick swamp base tutorial

Now just add the soliders! (Don’t forget to clean up edges and/or any small mistakes, the edges are still not cleaned up perfectly on these)

lizardmen seraphon saurus knights

An example with a larger base:

oldblood carnosaur swamp base

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