Here's my first set;
The first couple of bases I made with my space ork nobz in mind. Using some paint I marked out where their feet would go so I could build up some walls and rubble around them. I really like how this one turned out.
These bases feature my first ever attempt at being a stone mason. The one on the left was conceived as being more like the corner of a house someone was stood next too, but really has just ended up looking like some ruins/rubble. The one on the right is a wall about waste high on a model, with a bit of it collapsed over. Originally it was a complete wall but the pva gave away a bit while I was dry brushing and I couldn't be bothered to wait for it to glue back in so I just left it on the floor.
This base was my attempt at copying a type of cobblestone floor like the type you'd get in the roads in victorian era towns. I used miniature coal glued down, then filed it so it was flat and worn, with more texture. I picked out a couple of stones here and there and gave them either a dark blue dry brush or dwarf flesh. Then I washed it all with badab black, and drybrushed with successive codex and fortress grey. A little bit of brown was drybrushed on as well for a dirtier look.
This one was an experiment using bits of sprues to try and create another cobblestone/hewn stone floor type texture. I threw a little grass fluff on too and washed the whole thing brown to make it look dirty and used. Then just drybrushing with brown, then greys. I had to file the sprues before I started painting them because they were still very obviously bits of plastic.
One of the darker foundation paints very slightly thinned was used to basecoat all of these before I started doing any other painting on them.
I want to make them look more realistic, so any criticism would be great!