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"A little tip on removing FOW vehicle bases" Topic


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AWuuuu24 Mar 2015 1:24 p.m. PST

If you are wondering what is easiest and safest way to clean off vehicle bases that are cast on some of the Battlefronts vehicles check out my blog post on this
Quite easy job with a right tool.
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Sorry for Modern gallery crosspost it was by accident :(

Mako1124 Mar 2015 1:35 p.m. PST

They do look much better without them.

I'm surprised they added bases to them in the first place.

Yesthatphil24 Mar 2015 1:51 p.m. PST

I prefer using my own bases – so have to remove the BF ones with a hacksaw before fixing the models on MDF bases which matches my other kit. I can't abide unbased vehicles (they look like remnants from a bad model railway set) …

But I know this topic divides opinion so I'll leave it at that (other than to thank AWuuuu for an interesting spin wink on removal methods … )

Phil

spontoon24 Mar 2015 3:48 p.m. PST

Adding bases makes it possible to cast them in one piece molds, without seam lines.

I always put bases on my models, too. That way I can put magnetic strip on the bottom.

TMPWargamerabbit24 Mar 2015 5:05 p.m. PST

I enjoy basing the vehicles. Protects the fine track links or wheels from breakage and a little basing blends the model to the tabletop. Easy to move the model vehicle with a base vs. the direct finger contact of vehicles without bases. Lastly, the miniatures and vehicles are on or at the same height wise with everything on a base.

Chuckaroobob24 Mar 2015 7:40 p.m. PST

I love a baseless vehicle!

I'm going to try this method.

AWuuuu25 Mar 2015 12:58 p.m. PST

Bases are perfectly Ok as conscious decision.
I am not enemy of basing itself here.

I see merits of basing for example a consistent height with miniatures.

But mixing based and unbased vehicles is worse of the both worlds.
It just don't work well as it skews scale consistency in vehicles themselves.

I decided to skip basing for better looks with the terrain.
As I play mostly Chain of Command in 1:1 terrain scale I don't want to make compromises with dragged bases.
But If all your vehicles are based I have to admit I wouldn't bother with rebasing (but I quite like Bf basses and have big bunch of them from two Open fire boxes I just couldn't find good use for them yet :)


@Chuckaroobob

Really simple, easy and fast. On slow speed its even not that easy to damage the models by accident (what is certain with the saw tools for Dremel)
Just use some glasses and mask, and do it outside that dust is nasty.. I had to shower my hairs to remove it completely.
And after the process models are dust white, but wash of running water and toothbrush solved this completely and effortlessly.

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