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Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2019 2:26 p.m. PST

All,

So, I've been steadily building up WWII forces in 6mm for NW Europe for… oh, about ten years now. Indeed, some of my first batreps were 6mm WWII (https://blackhawkhet.blogspot.com/2013/08/an-old-battle-report-using-tfls.html). I started with them based, then I unbased them, then I re-based them, but this time in multiples (i.e., three vehicles per base), then I unbased them again. I played a few games with them (https://hakunamatatawars.blogspot.com/search/label/Battle%20of%20the%20Bulge), and that convinced me to, of course, re-base them. So I spent a small chunk of time this past weekend playing a few games (dogfights over the South Pacific, link then a large chunk of time re-basing these bad boys. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out, so I figured I'd share them. Again…

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The whole shebang, Allies on the left, Germans on the right. I really did my best to make these look nice, bought a glue gun and stuck clump foliage on the bases, painted the edges of the bases green, labeled them with white paint. It took awhile to glue them on, flock, glue the foliage, paint the edges, and label them, but it wasn't as bad as I expected, and I think it was worth it.

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British infantry and Shermans move up, supported by Churchills.

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While Pz IVs and a German Wpns Co hold on, Tigers in reserve.

To see a whole bunch more pics, please check the blog at:
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Well, hope you like them, and, as wargamers, can empathize with all the re-basing pain. I hope to get these into action in Normandy ASAP, but have got some other projects in the hopper as well. Of course…

V/R,
Jack

MiniPatton08 Oct 2019 4:01 p.m. PST

I like the look of these – nice job! I do the multi basing with my 1/600 scale stuff and I really like the way it looks.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2019 4:24 p.m. PST

Really nice. Good job.

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2019 6:45 a.m. PST

Thank you, gentlemen, glad you like them! Yeah, Ben, the multi-basing certainly gives the units some ‘heft.'

V/R,
Jack

Kropotkin303 Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2019 1:03 p.m. PST

Great stuff Jack. Been multi-basing my 1/300th AFVs too for modern. Had a look at your link. What rules do you use please?
My bases are 60mm by 40mm.

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2019 5:58 p.m. PST

Thanks man, I'm really liking the multi-based look. My bases are 60mm x 30mm; any pics of yours?

V/R,
Jack

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