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Mike Tanner

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Re: Basing figures
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2016, 08:56:25 PM »
A sincere thank you to everyone who has taken the time to post in this topic. You've given me a lot of sage advice and I will be experimenting in using the various basing techniques described here very soon.

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Re: Basing figures
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2018, 05:06:45 AM »
Okay I know this is like raising the dead, but what the heck. I like to use washers, first off they just look right for me, plus I an glue magnet strips down in their storage container so they don't fall over. I first glue the figure down with super glue, then I build up the base with wood glue using a tooth pick to apply it. It take two applications of the wood glue. You can see the steps in the photo.

glue to the base, added wood glue, second application.


Considering that most of my game take place in urban environments I just paint the base a light grey.

as in the photo.



My painting skills are improving. over all it gives me a nice clean look that works for me.

Thanks for looking.

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Re: Basing figures
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2018, 08:40:47 AM »
That's an interesting basing technique - looks very good for when you don't want a gritty finish.

Thanks for posting!

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Re: Basing figures
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2018, 06:11:17 PM »
Thank you for posting War Monkey, what figures are those? Does anyone here colour code the base edges of individually mounted troops to make sub-unit recognition easier in larger battles?

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Re: Basing figures
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2018, 07:06:09 PM »
yes, on the back edge then it's easier to see as they move on table.

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Re: Basing figures
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2018, 09:07:19 PM »
yes, on the back edge then it's easier to see as they move on table.

I'm going to be doing exactly the same for my WW2 Germans. PBI is quite tricky if you can't readily identify which troops are in which platoon, and this seems a pretty subtle way of identifying which is which.

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Re: Basing figures
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2018, 09:22:14 PM »
Colour coding is a good idea. I often get units mixed up , especially when they move through each other or a unit is about to disintegrate.

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Re: Basing figures
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2018, 05:46:54 AM »
The Figures are PP "Marines" from the AK-47 range.