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Seret

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Re: Basing Again!
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2017, 07:23:46 AM »
Seret: From what I understand the cards print out at just under 60mm wide. 2.25" according to Sam.

I have some in front of me, that's correct they're about 56mm if you print them without resizing. However the right hand end is just blank space, so I was going to lop that off.

I was going to for about 2 vehicles per base, too. But ultimately it'll come down to what looks nice.
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Re: Basing Again!
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2017, 07:25:20 AM »
I think 70x50 should be OK. In hindsight, that's what I'd have gone for. It's a bit of a squeeze to get 3 GHQ vehicles on a 60 x 40, so the more space the better.

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« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2017, 05:37:41 PM »
On my blog. Hope you enjoy.

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« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2017, 07:53:14 PM »
Nice blog!  I really liked the pictures of the miniatures.  Part of me so wants to do a 6mm desert war project...so many projects, so little time.  Meanwhile, I have some Russians I need to rebase from years ago.  I need more T34s though.

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Re: Basing Again!
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2017, 01:57:09 PM »
Many good ideas.

I am going for 6 x 4.5 cm with 3mm miniatures. For the moment, I am thinking of leaving a 1 cm high band to write all the necessary information with an erasable marker. Never done it before so I hope that a gloss varnish layer will work for the marker.



These are test bases but I think they will do perfectly with 6 inches grids (15cm). I can definitely put three bases in a square and have some breathing space. Another advantage is that the bases fit very well in 50mm x 65mm foam tray compartments, actually more like 2 x 50mm x 30mm compartment merged into one by removing a separating section.

As being able to store my bases is very important for me, that looks like it will be perfect.
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john de terre neuve

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Re: Basing Again!
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2017, 04:41:33 AM »
I must say that looks very nice. Very similar to what I am planning to do. I think I will push it out to 70x45mm. I am using 6mm vehicles and plan to populate the bases exactly as you have with infantry on infantry bases, trucks on motorized units and tanks on armoured units. For armoured infantry like PzG's I will just use 251's.

I am still trying to figure out what I will used as an entrenched marker. I believe GHQ makes some. I am thinking of just having them glued to 2 mm strips which are 5cm long so 3 can fit to a base.

I am still up in the air re-labelling but your idea is good, will a black marker show up on green?

Anyway very nicely done.
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Re: Basing Again!
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2017, 05:17:17 AM »

I am still trying to figure out what I will used as an entrenched marker. I believe GHQ makes some. I am thinking of just having them glued to 2 mm strips which are 5cm long so 3 can fit to a base.


If you are interested Adler do some entrenched German figures, unfortunately it seems to be only Germans but at 6mm I guess that if you paint them up as US, Brits or whatever it probably will pass at tabletop distances.

http://home.clara.net/adlermin/page39.html

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Re: Basing Again!
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2017, 02:35:05 PM »
I am still trying to figure out what I will used as an entrenched marker.

I am still up in the air re-labelling but your idea is good, will a black marker show up on green?


For "Entrenched", I am planning to cut out ~1 cm bands that I will texture with maybe a zigzagging trench or obstacles.

The green is just the raw plastic, I am painting it with a light green (Ogryn green), the color is very reminiscent of the color used in general for US boardgame counters... incidentally :)
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Re: Basing Again!
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2017, 05:47:45 PM »
Here is my work in progress on a Sherman company:



I am planning to add darker track marks behind the tanks.

I don't know about flock. If I cover everything, I lose the texture that I find quite nice. If I do patches, I am concerned it will look like pimple on a teenager's face or wargamer trying to put flock on a base with large areas without grass for unknown reasons  :(


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« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2017, 04:28:28 AM »
I don't know about flock. If I cover everything, I lose the texture that I find quite nice. If I do patches, I am concerned it will look like pimple on a teenager's face or wargamer trying to put flock on a base with large areas without grass for unknown reasons  :(
Looking good and gives a nice sence of scale. :)  I can't say that I am a fan of flock, it can be quite messy and has a tendency to shed a bit.  I would think that at the 3mm scale it would be difficult to find some small enough that the tanks don't seem as though they are going through eye level Savannah.

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« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2017, 06:26:44 AM »
hi all

like you all I've also been thinking about base sizes for my 6mm figures, during the playtesting I decided on 80x60 bases but this was a bad idea so I've dropped down to 70x50 with a 8mm area at the back for the unit info

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« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2017, 06:04:42 PM »
Wow !  At that scale you could actually have a company (17 tanks) on that base.

Here is my work in progress on a Sherman company:

I am planning to add darker track marks behind the tanks.

I don't know about flock. If I cover everything, I lose the texture that I find quite nice. If I do patches, I am concerned it will look like pimple on a teenager's face or wargamer trying to put flock on a base with large areas without grass for unknown reasons  :(

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« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2017, 04:41:06 AM »
Wow !  At that scale you could actually have a company (17 tanks) on that base.

I know better Jack  ;)

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Re: Basing Again!
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2017, 12:23:51 PM »
With 6 mm I am going to try to go with a 1:5 Vehicle ratio on 70x45mm bases. This will mean 3-5 vehicles per base (company).

We will see how it goes.

John

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« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2017, 12:29:12 PM »
With 6 mm I am going to try to go with a 1:5 Vehicle ratio on 70x45mm bases. This will mean 3-5 vehicles per base (company).

We will see how it goes.

John

In 6mm that could be quite expensive, if you use GHQ it would be £6-10 per base, obviously a bit less if you use some other manufacturers.