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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian01 Aug 2020 10:43 p.m. PST

I have this wonderful painted space station, thanks to a previous TMP Workbench project.

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It was designed to be baseless, but I am thinking it will get less wear and tear if I put a base on it.

What material would make the best base? Wood? Acrylic – clear or black?

How would I attach the model to the base? Because there are no flat 'bottom' surfaces, it would be difficult to pin to the base. What glues work best metal-to-acrylic?

I await your suggestions. grin

Uparmored02 Aug 2020 2:11 a.m. PST

Black base and affix with either hot glue or 2 part epoxy.

Raptoruk369 Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2020 2:19 a.m. PST

When I was making a mobile forcefield to protect installations on the ground , I purchased a number of black stands that are meant to be used for holding a paper or cardboard stand in for a mini.These easily opened up enough to accomodate my perspex sheets representing my shields and as such would hold your station securely and flat to the ground and because of the black colour would hardly be noticeable.

emckinney02 Aug 2020 5:56 p.m. PST

Part of the color choice is gloss or matte. Ideally you want something in between more of a semi-gloss than a satin, if you're using a fuzzy mat. the black plastic bases that were suggested seem to have very close to the correct finish.

dmebust Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2020 6:18 a.m. PST

Bill, here is how I did mine.
The base material is a metal round electrical outlet cover. The cover center hole was pre drilled. The model was drilled to acomidate the nails pinning it to the base.

dragon603 Aug 2020 11:55 a.m. PST

dmebust space station is good. Now lets talk about the 6mm SF action. Your table(s?) are fantastic. Beautiful cityscapes. What rules were you using? What was the scenario?

Clean cities, sharp terrain, no grimdark here.

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