This is a Guest Post by Jon
I was less than satisified with my first attempts at snow bases for my Space Wolves, so I decided to try some of the resin bases that I'd seen around.
I reasoned that on Fenris, rock out-croppings would be wind-blasted clean of snow, while the layer of snow and ice that settled in the crevices, would form a smooth suface, like a lava flow. At four bucks for a bag of ten 25mm lava bases from Dark Arts Miniatures, I was willing to try it out.
I started by priming the base black, then dry-brushing with Ceramcoat Anthracite. Next, I painted the crevices Shadow Gray then painted a bit of Space Wolves gray along the edges where the snow would be shallowest. Then I dry-brushed the whole base with Codex Grey.
Next, I applied PVA into the larger crevices and flocked with GW snow.
I decided to use one of the old Gamesday Wolf Priest models for the experiment, he's standing on a rock, so it got painted the same as the rock areas of the base. When I joined him to the the based, I put some PVA around the seam where his rock joins the base, and put in some more snow.