40K Bases Ideas

40k bases ideas

You’ve painted your army and need some bases to bring it all together. There’s a heap of options for basing your miniatures, so if you’re looking for some inspiration for your next Warhammer 40k army or project, we’ve put together a few suggestions which are all available on our store as 3D printable stl files.

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Here are some base ideas to get you started:

Industrial Complex Bases

The grim and gritty world of Warhammer 40k is full of sprawling industrial complexes, from forge worlds to manufactorums. Factory floors and steel plating create a base that looks like it was taken straight from a hive city, complete with pipes, vents, and smokestacks.

Urban City Bases

Urban combat is a huge part of the 40K universe. The cities of Warhammer 40k are filled with towering skyscrapers that reach towards the heavens and plummet deep below the surface of the soil. City bases should include features such as roadways, pavements, vents, and signs of battle damage.

Hull plating Bases

Interstellar travel inevitability takes your missions to the depths of a void ship or the hull of a mighty Space Hulk. You may have prepared a boarding party or skirmish team who specialize in starship raids.

Spaceship Wreckage Bases

Crashed starships and war will cause a lot of wreckage. Just think of all the bits that will fly off a downed spaceship! With a ground littered with hull parts, pipes, engine parts and twisted metal, you might need a et of bases to reflect this.

Scrap Yard & Junk Bases

Whether you’re an squad or underhive salvage crew who reclaim tech from the battlefield. The Warhammer 40k universe is filled with massive amounts of discarded technology and scrap materials. Scrap bases with a junkyard theme would feature piles of scrap metal, rusted vehicles, and discarded tech junk.

3D print your miniature bases

3D printable miniature bases are by far the fastest and easiest way to crank out new bases. When printed in resin, they deliver incredible detail at very little cost and can even be scaled or resized to match your needs.

There’s a huge selection of 40K bases STL files in a range of sizes available. Below are some popular choices from Saucermen Studios: