Imperial Discipline Blog: How to Create a Kessel Spice Mines Base

I liked Solo.

I think the critical reception was much more “meh” than “bad,” but I don’t think it got a fair shake in the theaters. And so it is with great pleasure that I attempt to tackle one of my favorite set pieces from the film: the spice mines of Kessel recreated in miniature base form.

From the Visual Guide:


Choking smoke and toxic fossil fuel? Perfect! Let’s get started. Here’ what you’ll need:

  • Vallejo Earth Texture
  • Vallejo Water Effects
  • Vallejo Foam Effects
  • Citadel Agrax Earth Shade
  • Citadel Athonian Camoshade and/or Seraphim Sepia
  • Citadel Lahmian Medium
  • Paint of your choosing in green, brown, beige, and yellow
  • A small craft sponge

Fair warning, this one is a bit trickier than the others. But thankfully, through some serious trial and error I’ve got what I think is a foolproof plan of attack.

Continue reading after the jump:

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