To start with, I prepared my resin. This involved a good clean in warm soapy water, as well as filing it. I then test fitted the parts, before I belt sanded (I am a fitter and turner by trade, I have lots of big tools floating around) the underside of the large and normal base. This gave me a nice flat surface, which comes into play when gluing the base later.
Taste the Rainbow.
At this point, I did a quick semi-gloss varnish, and once dried, out came my $12 oil paint set. These oils will last a LONG time, so $12 is a good investment. I then apply a little of each into my palette. Once I have all my oils out, I then dabbed them all over he base components.
Now, I smear it all together into a nice hangover-esque mixture of Kebab and Bourbon. (A sight I am all too familiar with.)
Now, as the oils take a little while to dry, you have a little work time. You simply get a clean tissue, and use it to rub away any oils you don't want. The more you press, the more oil you take off.
I repeated this 3 times in order to get the right rock tones. Check out some of the mid-process shots.
I ended up with this at the end of all this Kebab/Bourbon work.
I gave the base a very light drybrush with some light grey, about the colour of the base coat. You can compare the before and after with the above and below shots.
From here, I picked out the candles and skulls with both regular acrylics and some washes.
To top off, I think that Lorgar's base is too plain. Just a little. All the other primarchs have pipes and rubble and dead astartes, but Lorgar just has some stairs and a few candles. I thus cracked out the Secret Weapon green bits box (my terrain box of brass etch, rubble etc), and I applied some mossy patches and a couple of Gale Force Nine bushes/shrubs.
So, that's Lorgar's base. Coming after Horus, it probably won't appeal as much, but I am chucking it up anyway because someone, somewhere might enjoy it,