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Razor78 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2018 2:14 p.m. PST

Finally getting around to putting my British landing force together. Not done but should be soon. Opinion question, once I attach the oars should I glue the boats down onto a permanent "water" base or leave them baseless. Baseless would probably look better but a base would protect the oars and make movement easier.



Skeptic10 Jun 2018 2:36 p.m. PST

Nice work! Who manufactured the boats, crew, and passengers?

Razor78 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2018 2:45 p.m. PST

Redoubt miniatures under F&IW "extras". I painted them to match up to my Redoubt and Galloping Major units

Neal Smith Inactive Member10 Jun 2018 3:57 p.m. PST

That's pretty cool…

I would be annoyed by the potential for damage, so I would put them on some sort of base.

How do you feel about damage? :)

Lieutenant Lockwood10 Jun 2018 4:41 p.m. PST

Those really are cool! Having pulled a few oars in my day, I can tell you I wouldn't want to be one of the four guys pulling that scow and its lazy-arse passengers around.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2018 8:15 p.m. PST

Protect the oars!

There are options for that: base or re-inforce the handles with a length of brass rod and blend it in with a bit of greenstuff would make them very durable.

Sweet fleet!

Razor78 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2018 3:29 a.m. PST

Yeah I thought 4 guys rowing was a bit too few myself. Have given thought to adding some more.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2018 8:14 a.m. PST

My boats are baseless and they do look better as you state. So far I have not had any broken or bent oars.

It may seem obvious but keep the oar blades above the surface level so they don't catch the surface of your mat. Alternatively, cut the blades off and have them appearing as if they are under the water's surface.

Razor78 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2018 8:23 a.m. PST

I'm planning on cutting them off to look like they are in the water, another reason why I'm leaning toward the bases

Rogues111 Jun 2018 11:16 a.m. PST

I mounted mine to old CD's (with water and wave features) and they looked pretty good. Easy to move and even store between foam pieces.

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