What's on your workbench?

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FreddBloggs
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Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by FreddBloggs » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:17 pm

Actually EB you hve just listed the reason I like heavy bases, they stay where they are put and if single figures, help stay upright.

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Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by Essex Boy » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:37 pm

Yes, yes. All of the above is fair comment. I may have a slight bias because so much of my lead is 'old lead' and very heavy (but not so humble).
The Gateway army already weighs the same as Purps so the thought of adding an unnecessary extra kilo of steel doesn't bare thinking about.......I'd rather have the wood......

I weighed the bases because I'm a great believer in hard evidence, rather than the sort of 'my mate is Phil Barker's next door neighbour, and he said....' hearsay that is so attractive to many wargamers.

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Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by Paul » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:17 pm

Essex Boy wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:37 pm
I'd rather have the wood......
Ah...the mantra of most retired men, of a certain age, the world over!

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Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by Essex Boy » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:23 pm

Paul wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Essex Boy wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:37 pm
I'd rather have the wood......
Ah...the mantra of most retired men, of a certain age, the world over!
I like to inject humour...........oh dear......................

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Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by Buff Orpington » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:57 pm

valleyboy wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:09 pm
Its obvious that there are somethings that figures should never be based on, old banana skins for example being one
What else might it not be wise to base figures on?
Creme Eggs, currently on sale but not really practical
There is litle that beats the lunacy of the lipped plastic bases so popular with some fantasy/sci fi manufacturers. You need to ad a resin insert to make the figures look as though they aren't standing in a shallow depression and any walkways in your scenery need to be 40% wider to acommodate the extra width.

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Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by Essex Boy » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:18 pm

North Star Crimea figures are cast with no base at all. Not even a lug that could fit into a plastic base. I wonder why.

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Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by grizzlymc » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:35 pm

A lug would be handy, not hard to cut off if you want too.

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Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by Norman D. Landings » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:28 am

Buff Orpington wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:57 pm
valleyboy wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:09 pm

There is litle that beats the lunacy of the lipped plastic bases so popular with some fantasy/sci fi manufacturers. You need to ad a resin insert to make the figures look as though they aren't standing in a shallow depression and any walkways in your scenery need to be 40% wider to acommodate the extra width.
If, however, you’re interested in seeing exactly what VB means, I’ve got a few of ‘em going spare...

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