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Empgamer10 Jun 2010 11:37 p.m. PST

Up to now I've always used MDF for basing 15mm for FoG etc but I have looked numerous times in the past for plastic bases along the lines of FOW which, in my view, are MUCH better than MDF. With MDF I don't really like the height of the bases for 15mm and I don't like the way the edges often look. OK for 28mm, just not 15mm for me.

Is anyone aware of any plastic bases being made for the DBx/WRG/FoG style of basing. I'm really quite surprised that there isn't a company doing these as I think they'd go a bundle.

Keraunos11 Jun 2010 1:17 a.m. PST

I think litko do

Grizwald11 Jun 2010 1:19 a.m. PST

Never used either MDF or plastic bases for 15mm. Always used mount board. Works fine.

Danmer11 Jun 2010 1:26 a.m. PST

Essex Miniatures although these are as thick as MDF bases.

Shardik11 Jun 2010 2:30 a.m. PST

Fernvale Specialty Scenics

runs with scissors11 Jun 2010 2:46 a.m. PST

Look upon my laser cut plywood ye mighty and dispair.

Procopius11 Jun 2010 3:58 a.m. PST


As Spartiate mentions above, I do indeed do bases suitable for FoG. Also just started making bases suitable for the 28mm FoG game as well. Plus Koenig Krieg ones.



phil bagnall11 Jun 2010 5:56 a.m. PST

Magister militum do them – in bags of 50 – just a little thicker than mountboard. After years of only using mountboard I recently switched to plastic & am very pleased with them. And a few spares came in very handy for levelling a couple of cupboards in the kitchen the other weekend!


kabrank11 Jun 2010 7:35 a.m. PST

Yup the Magister Militum plastic bases are brilliant and they do a nice range of sizes that are also compatible with other rule sets.

RobBrennan11 Jun 2010 7:58 a.m. PST

I use plastic card, which is cheaply available in any modelling shop. It is very easy to cut accurately with a metal set square – you just score a line and then snap it.
It is available in any thickness you want – be warned though that thicknesses less than 1mm can warp over time (bitter experience from my youth). However eve 1mm is a lot thinner and more durable than most basing solutions.

Empgamer11 Jun 2010 10:38 a.m. PST

Thanks for info. Tried plasticard and am not keen, also mount board. The FSS look nice but I am in the UK so will likely look at Magister. Justin of VVV also pointed me towards Rendera:


VVV also stocks Litko so will consider those as I magnetise most of mine for storage and transport and they will save me another job.

repaint19 Jan 2017 6:16 a.m. PST

just bought from this guy 120 bases:


they look nice imho

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