Philosophical question of the day: basing

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Philosophical question of the day: basing

Post by ochoin » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:47 am

Why is it, that after spending many hours, carefully painting etc a figure & gluing it to a bare base, it is profoundly improved by the relatively simple process of "terraining" the base?

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Re: Philosophical question of the day: basing

Post by grizzlymc » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:57 am

Snot. I base on magnet and paint bases Humbrol grass green, along with the steel unit trays.

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Re: Philosophical question of the day: basing

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:40 am

ochoin wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:47 am
..... no less than 3 000 words in the best King's English.
Does the word count include the stammering?

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Re: Philosophical question of the day: basing

Post by levied troop » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:49 am

ochoin wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:47 am
..........., no less than 3 000 words in the best King's English.

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Re: Philosophical question of the day: basing

Post by Essex Boy » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:07 am

In my humble opinion, at wargaming distances the only features that really matter are the bases and the flags.

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Re: Philosophical question of the day: basing

Post by grizzlymc » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:23 am

Are you suggesting that the regimental number on the buttons of 25mm Wellingtonics is not visible?

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Re: Philosophical question of the day: basing

Post by Essex Boy » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:00 pm

Might be.

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Re: Philosophical question of the day: basing

Post by grizzlymc » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:29 pm

Nah, I was reading on PMT about a chap who painted the wrong number on the buttons of 25mm. Revolver, library, chap knows what to do.

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Re: Philosophical question of the day: basing

Post by ochoin » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:39 pm

grizzlymc wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:29 pm
. Revolver, library, chap knows what to do.
What if one doesn't have a library or a revolver?

Is the Broom Closet with a butter knife any real substitution?

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Re: Philosophical question of the day: basing

Post by ochoin » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:45 pm

Essex Boy wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:07 am
In my humble opinion, at wargaming distances the only features that really matter are the bases and the flags.
An opinion with some merit, I think.

Seeing I stuck some photos up in the gallery of my foray into the SYW reminds me of a conversion I did. There are no Prussian cuirassiers in "my" scale, so a fairly complex series of modifications of existing figures was needed. The pièce de résistance was the making & gluing of pig tails to the short-haired original figures. Very fiddly work. And not a single sod ever noticed.

Yes, flags & bases, Iain.

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