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"To Base or Not To Base?" Topic


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bridget midget the return04 Apr 2016 1:40 p.m. PST

With my first two war birds nearing completion and the next project decided on the question of whether I should base things or not popped in to my head! Now I know lots of people base their vehicles and I can see why as they are handled way more than a static plane target would do. but I'm just not sure and I can see pros and cons for my desert air force fleet.

The more I look about on t'internet for examples of based model planes the more I come to the conclusion that people simply do not base them unless they are part of a specific diorama. Most of the pictures seem to be on white backgrounds or desks/tables.

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Phillius Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2016 3:10 p.m. PST

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Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Apr 2016 3:12 p.m. PST

I don't base "landed" planes, simply because their "footprint" is so large that they tend to look clunky. Additionally they shouldn't be getting moved during the game, so are less at risk of mis-handling.

Lord Ashram04 Apr 2016 8:00 p.m. PST

Base models that are part of the game in terms of being a performing unit.

Do not base models that are scenery, unless you want to do an advanced bit of scenery and you've other, based scenery,

bridget midget the return05 Apr 2016 4:16 p.m. PST

Thanks folks. Think I'm going to go down the not based route with some descent storage.

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