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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2017 3:35 a.m. PST

Confession time, gentlemen. You're putting your new castings on their permanent multiple-casting bases. As you do so, you see that despite all your previous checks, you mispainted that or not painted this. Do you
a. Stop the whole process, even with the glue drying, find the necessary paint or paints and make the correction?
b. Place the casting where the fault is easiest to reach and fix later--but so more conspicuous now?
c. Bury him deep in the formation and hope no one notices?
d. Have I missed anything?

45thdiv08 Jul 2017 3:44 a.m. PST

For me, I don't notice until maybe a few months after basing. I then try to fix if it is easy to reach.

Texas Jack08 Jul 2017 4:06 a.m. PST

Unless it is something totally noticeable, I would choose C. Otherwise, A.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2017 4:20 a.m. PST

Stick the bad ones in the middle. Use lots of flock.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Jul 2017 5:18 a.m. PST


FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2017 6:23 a.m. PST

C for me. When I get to the basing stage I just stop looking.

Cyrus the Great08 Jul 2017 6:42 a.m. PST


IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2017 7:57 a.m. PST

D and B; my 28mm figures are individually based.

The Beast Rampant08 Jul 2017 11:45 a.m. PST

'A', I'm afraid.

Wolfshanza08 Jul 2017 9:38 p.m. PST

I base everything individually on 3/4 inch X 3/4 inch steel bases, anymore. (28mm) Never rebase ! grin

Poniatowski Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member29 Mar 2018 4:20 a.m. PST

A.. I am OCD.. if I notice it.. it must be fixed. Since most of my own painting is single based figures, it usually isn't a problem….

I use a painting service for anything 15mm and smaller and I have never had a problem with the figures I have gotten, so I am a tad biased..

I fix my mistakes when I see them and have not yet noticed anything on the smaller ones… my only pet peeve is pom-poms on Napoleonics and differing units and troop types… I base them as specific units, not as generic.. so when necessary I go back and make sure the pom-poms and other details you can pick out in 15mm are correct… They look stunning on the table top…. and make it easier to keep units together….

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