Help support TMP

"To Base or Not To Base?" Topic

5 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

Please be courteous toward your fellow TMP members.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the WWII Aviation Painting Guides Message Board

Back to the Blogs of War Message Board

Areas of Interest

World War Two in the Air

Featured Hobby News Article

Featured Link

Featured Showcase Article

Small Storage Packs from Charon

When you only need to carry 72 28mm figures (or less)...

Featured Profile Article

Current Poll

1,265 hits since 4 Apr 2016
©1994-2022 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

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.

Opinions gladly received.

Latest blog entry on this – link

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

Your opinion is the only one that actually matters.

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.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.