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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian18 Dec 2020 11:55 p.m. PST

For those of you gaming with 4" action figures, how do you base them?

Do you base them?

Do you use removable bases, so that the figures can also be used baseless?

If you base them, what size and shape of bases?

Yesthatphil19 Dec 2020 5:09 a.m. PST

I use those Revell 90mm-ish figures for 'Greyhounds in the Slips' (Henry V at Harfleur). I weight the figures down by glueing a 2p coin under each foot. Makes them stable enough to work in a game.

(as set up at Salute)

(in play at The Royal Armouries – no grit this time but good shot of the 2p bases)

Hope that helps


AICUSV20 Dec 2020 10:08 p.m. PST

I have large group of 21st Century WW2 figures(1/18 scale). For the most part I just use the bases that came with them. As these are posable action figures, we like to position them to fit what they are doing. The bases on these figures are removable, there is a peg on the base that fits into the heal of the figure. I've made a few larger bases where a figure may have needed more stability, but kept the same system of a peg on base matching the hole in the heal.

greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Jan 2021 7:41 a.m. PST

I had hundreds and based them ala WRG/DBA rules. 2-4 foot to a 120mm x 60mmbase for foot.

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