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"Litko 0.8mm Plywood Bases" Topic

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coopman26 Apr 2018 6:06 a.m. PST

Is anyone using this for their bases? I'm just concerned that it may warp when the glue dries since it is so thin. Has anyone had this problem with these particular bases? Thanks.

whitejamest26 Apr 2018 6:26 a.m. PST

I've used their .8mm plywood bases and never experienced warping. I don't know if it could be a problem with larger surface areas, as I've mostly used smaller ones. The largest I've used were 30mm circles. Still no problem there.

Personal logo Schulein Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2018 6:36 a.m. PST

Used them extensively in combination with their magnetic bases. No problems.

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2018 6:45 a.m. PST

I use up to 30mm circles. No issues at all!

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2018 6:47 a.m. PST

I've never had any issues.

hocklermp526 Apr 2018 8:44 a.m. PST

As above no problems except slight warping with 60mm circular base. Glue used was Super Glue Gel and paint was acrylic. The climate here is humid so anything that will warp does so. Oval bases to mount 28mm animals have not warped. Neither have 30mm and 40mm round bases. Scenery items were glued with Contact Cement and painted with acrylics.

Timmo uk26 Apr 2018 9:05 a.m. PST

I have a custom size made for me 23mm round. I add the magnetic base and from that point on the base stays on a metal surface. I stick the figure on with epoxy glue. I cover the entire surface of the base with it, to ensure that no moisture from the filler that I use to build up the base, can penetrate the wood. No warping in nearly ten years.

However, I use 0.8mm steel bases for my multi-figure basing. If you want to use the 0.8mm ply then I'd do some material tests to make sure that they are stable.

In the UK there is a DIY liquid product to fill voids in wood to stabilise rot. I've always wondered if this could be used to stabilise new ply effectively. I think it's the modern equivalent of phenolic resin.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2018 2:39 p.m. PST

I use them but also attach the 0.8mm flex steel adhesive bases to the bottom. With that arrangement, I've not had any warpage, even here in humid central Mississippi.


Benvartok26 Apr 2018 3:01 p.m. PST

Minimal if any and absolute fine tradeoff for the low profile on the table.

My Romans are on 3mm thick wood, the Normans went 1 or 1.5 with Litko and the Vikings are Litko 0.6mm with magnet adhesive, the Vikings look the best!

Rich Bliss26 Apr 2018 7:44 p.m. PST

I'm using them for my 20mm WWII with no issues.

Munster26 Apr 2018 8:19 p.m. PST

30x60mm ones I used show about 1mm of warping, but overtime with the magnetic strip and sitting on sheet metal, they seem to flatten out

coopman27 Apr 2018 11:47 a.m. PST

I have decided that I will stick with the 3mm thick plywood. I know that it will not warp.

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