Basing materials are used in the miniature hobby to create a realistic and immersive environment for miniatures, such as figures or vehicles. These materials can include various natural and synthetic products, such as sand, rocks, grass, and foliage. Basing materials can be used to create different terrains, such as desert, forest, or urban environments. They can also be used to add texture and visual interest to the base of a miniature, enhancing its overall appearance. Basing materials are often used in conjunction with other techniques, such as painting and weathering, to create a cohesive and dynamic display.