So, I'm about done with my general dungeon wares (80 tiles, tables, chairs, doors, etc) and now I'm turning my focus to basing my miniatures.
I come from a heroclix background, falling out of love with the game (became too MTG with cheap ultra rare pieces that imbalance the game and whiny play group). Anyways, I have hundreds of figures suitable for D&D.. scale doesn't bother me much AND if I'm using only Hclix or Mage Knight figures won't be too much of an issue.
I have adequate skill in removing them from their bases, as I've modded plenty of heroclix figures.. now I just need to acquire D&D appropriate bases.
Flocking bases has never really caught my eye, to me it seems silly when they could be in a sewer on a base with sand and grass. Anyhow, I really dig the clear base look for those same reasons. They could easily blend into the tile and not detract from the game.
My question is, where is the best place to order these? What dimensions do you suggest for normal D&D scale (medium, small, large, etc)? Scoring both the base and feet with super glue should do the trick, right?
I have recently started using clear bases, this post periodicpainting.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/completed-zombies-and-new-basing.html shows some of tehm, and explains my reasoning behind the choice. i get mine off eBay; there are several suppliers there and I recently found one doing larger bases (80mm). I tend to stick to the D&D minis standard, 1"/25mm for a human or similar figure and so on. In some cases I have had to use square bases (Reaper orcs and bugbears are a particular, well, bugbear of mine), but it all seems to be working fine. A few points to bear in mind. superglue can easily fog the plastic, so careful application is advised. I pin large minis just to be sure. The bases do get dirty over time, and the acrylic seems to attract dust (static effect) so I use those wipes sold for cleaning lenses when necessary. Hope this is helpful.
erho: I will once again rise above Lurker status if I ever get back to painting, Real life work transitions... Adulting
Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT