Product Review – Vallejo Thick Mud

Basing Materials for Miniatures

With Games Workshop making some changes to their range and removing some of the basing products, I wanted to try something new for my Horus Heresy Blood Angels.

So I spoke to some friends about what they use and Vallejo Thick Mud was recommended. So I went onto Element Games to have a look at the options and decided that Brown Mud was the one I would try. This is because I’ve used light basing before and it caused me issues when I came to drybrush. I hoped that the Brown Mud would be dark enough that a single highlight would be enough.

It retails at £12.50 which is the cost of 2 GW pots and you get a lot of bang for your buck. There’s no way this will run out soon – it’d be perfect for a display board.

It goes on easily – just make sure you use enough (don’t spread it too thin or it won’t work well). The more the better.

The finished product with XV-88 highlight

Overall I like it; it’s easy to use, looks great with a simple highlight and you get lots. Definitely recommended.

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— Declan & Eeyore

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