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Gunner Dunbar02 Apr 2024 1:10 a.m. PST

Hi guys

Basing vehicles for me is a necessary evil, vehicles without bases look naked to me, however I find them tedious to do, so they often get left, sometime for a very long time, so I decided to do a big basing session over the resurrection weekend, I also took the opportunity to base some of the non 21st PD vehicles I have been working on recently, I haven't glued the vehicles down yet as I still have a fair bet of painting and weathering to do, will do the flocking once the vehicles are finished and glued in place.

I also printed out a couple of Unic P107 flak 38 vehicles, they are Bergmann prints which I have replaced the running gear, rivets, gun and other details.
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Fred Mills02 Apr 2024 6:00 a.m. PST

That looks amazing. Well done.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2024 6:48 a.m. PST

Beautiful work!

For me, basing figures is something I do right away (I rarely do vehicles on bases for my games). The texturing of the bases is typically something I do last, and it feels good: it's the last step, meaning that the mini's are table-ready when I complete the basing, and that makes it exciting for me, as the job is done, Baby!

There are some larger pieces I have to base, such as Trebuchets, Catapults, and Ballistae. I find the bases make it easier to handle the mini's for painting -- I don't use any other holder. Like I said, for me, finishing the base is the last step before they are ready for the tabletop, so this is a thing of beauty, not a chore. I relish it. Cheers!

Perris070702 Apr 2024 12:02 p.m. PST

"Big basing session" may be a bit of an understatement.

BuckeyeBob02 Apr 2024 1:05 p.m. PST

Not sure if its the lighting or my eyes but it looks to me as if a number of bases are not laying flat at the corners. What basing material are you using?

Gunner Dunbar02 Apr 2024 1:19 p.m. PST

I use either plastic or thick card stock , these are card stock, they'll bend flat when I'm done.

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