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Come In Nighthawk12 Oct 2020 5:13 a.m. PST

Wondering what folks who game w/ 28mm scale ships think about the pros and cons if mounting them on "seascape" bases?? I have some Grand Manner Roman vessels, plus Dave's "Argo." Was planning on painting 'em and doing some basic rigging in the coming year… But am stymied about mounting them, or just playing them "free-standing?" Thanks in advance for thoughts!

Come In Nighthawk12 Oct 2020 5:18 a.m. PST

Appear to have managed to quadruple post. I blame my Android phone! Hopefully the Admin can help out!! grin

gbowen12 Oct 2020 5:30 a.m. PST"link
Some examples, I advise against bases if the ship bottom is not absolutely flush it is a hard job to model the line where the sea meets the boat

Pan Marek12 Oct 2020 8:53 a.m. PST

I'm a believer that vehicles, on land or sea, need not be based. It allows them to "fit" into the terrain. For example- Should a tank or truck base look like a road, or like overland terrain?
The larger the scale, the more likely that the vehicle will be stable enough to sit well, and easy to pick up.
A 28mm water line ship should sit on whatever you used to model the water on your table (and note that different seas havedifferent colors).

d88mm194012 Oct 2020 4:27 p.m. PST

I have 15-18mm ships not on bases. However, I have some smaller rowed gunboats that I based because the sweeps kept bending.
Just looks better to me.
Smaller, like 1/1200 scale SOLs, are based.

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