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attick gamer16 Feb 2021 5:57 a.m. PST

Since I think that 2mm MDF bases for 6mm figures are way too thick and out of proportion,I do it like this:ask your family and friends for their not-in-use-anymore banccards,customer cards,…You will be surprised at the amount.
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Cut to the desired size with scissors and spray black
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Glue on figures and apply ground texture.Free of cost,stiff and strong and perfectly in proportion.
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Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Feb 2021 8:14 a.m. PST

I use steel bases for the same reason, but also because I can then use magnet for transport or making easy movement trays in a trice.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2021 8:28 a.m. PST

I also use plastic card for my 6mm Napoleonic lads but in my case buy it from Evergreen; I use the tile ones as they are easy to cut and measure and I flip them over to base the minis as noted MDF is too thick; steel bases would work well too and Scale Creep has a great range of them

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AussieAndy17 Feb 2021 6:20 a.m. PST

Great suggestions, but good luck getting gamers to pick up figures by the bases. That's why I use MDF.

Delort17 Feb 2021 3:03 p.m. PST

AussieAndy +1

La Fleche18 Feb 2021 12:33 a.m. PST

AussieAndy + another 1

WKeyser12 Mar 2021 10:32 p.m. PST

I use really thin 1mm acid free artists board. I do use plastic for large bases ie limbers and horse team. One thing I dont like about plastic is that the bases tend to slip down hills. The biggest reason I go with artist board it is really easy to paint.

pfmodel24 Jun 2022 1:03 a.m. PST

Great suggestions, but good luck getting gamers to pick up figures by the bases. That's why I use MDF.

I agree. I initially used plastic, on a 2cm x 1 cm base and I found it almost impossible to pick up the figures. My current plan is a 2 cm square base using 3mm MDF, simply to make it easier to pick up. This video provides my analysis of basing 6mm figures, Napoleonic or ancient. youtu.be/B4Akkbespt0

GeorgBuchner Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2022 5:13 p.m. PST

this is all very interesting as i am still wanting to find suitable basing idea for my paper 6mm figures/flats/blocks. that 1mm artist board sounds appealling maybe though 2mm mdf could be good to give them some weight too?

pricewise, maybe 2mm plywood might be suitable – and it is one that i could cut with scissors myself even, as i dont have machinery to cut mdf if that is what is needed

pfmodel07 Jul 2022 6:54 p.m. PST

you can get lazer cut mdf bases of any size from warbases in the UK.

le Grande Quartier General Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2022 7:22 p.m. PST

I use steel with a magnet bottom. You can move the smaller bases I use (just big enough for stability) with a size-appropriate palette knife and no fingers.

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