So on behalf of all of us less talented hobbyists, Thank You and Smeg Off.
Anyhow, I don't want to steal any well-deserved traffic for Nico's amazing blog, and if you happen to be a treasonous heretic who likes Dwarves or Goblins, or other lesser species inhabiting the Old World, he'll blow your socks off....
"Basing is really important for me, and I always take time for this phase during the painting army/model processus.
For the Skaven bases, I used :
1) I glued Cork on the base to make a level.
2) I glued some big sized sand to make some stones on the base.
3) I finally glued small sized sand to make earth.
Painting the base. Citadel colors range
Paint the rocky zones of the base with Mechanicus Standard Grey
First highlight Dawntone Grey (drybrush)
Second highlight with Administratum Grey (drybrush)
Paint the earthy zones of the base with Mournfang Brown, and shade with Agrax.
First highlight Mournfang Brow (drybrush)
Second highlight with XV-88 (drybrush)
Third highlight Zandri Dust (drybrush)
Fourth highlight Screaming Skull (drybrush)
I finish with light drybrush of Longbeard Grey (dry color) all around the base to make a unity between colors grey/brown.
I add some tuft from army painter range.
I admit it's a complex processus but It make a nice result !! Try something between my technic and your personnal colors... and send me pics
(I regret to say I've not yet been happy enough with my own results to send pics, but I may be expecting too much out of myself.)
He's done a few tutorials regarding dwarfs and whatnot, but I would pay good money for a video or at least a sequential photo series of him painting a Skaven from start to finish.