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Author Topic: The Muster of Rohan has began!  (Read 3909 times)

Offline Spooktalker

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Re: The Muster of Rohan has began!
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2015, 05:57:56 PM »
Coming along nicely. Great conversions and cool subject. Consider Proxie 25x50mm pill bases for your cavalry. They are a smidge under 3mm high and a (very) tiny bit recessed, so when you add the height of the Mithril integral base (I assume you won't cut these off as that would be a bit mad) should match pretty closely to the 3mm height of your other figures.

A much more time consuming option is to cut a Reaper "RPG" 25mm round base in half and put in an extension made from for example a few 25mm lengths of plastic angle bar with a square piece of plasticard holding the two "rails" together. Then you'd probably have to smooth the gaps with a sandable epoxy, airplane filler or I would use acrylic painters modeling compound that is actually powdered marble with a great archival-quality binder. Think of those round dining tables that can be pulled apart and a "leaf" (as we say in the US) can be inserted for when guests come over. But in this way you can have yourself a recessed base with 2+ mm of recess.


Offline Arthadan

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Re: The Muster of Rohan has began!
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2015, 10:41:39 PM »
@Orc thanks for cheering me up! hopefully I'll have them primed next weekend.

@Spooktalker those Proxie bases look spot on, I wasn't sold on round bases for cavalry.

However I am removing the integral bases, as I'm mixing miniatures from different manufacturers and some of them are slotta. I'm even thinking about replacing Mithril horses with either eBob's or palstic Perry's (sculpting/modifying saddles) because I don't like the undefined muscles of the Mithril ones, the quite limited poses and I think the early ones are a bit small for the riders. Anyway, I'm going to focus on the foot troops (and hopefully getting them done) before moving on to the riders.
 

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Re: The Muster of Rohan has began!
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2015, 03:42:02 AM »
BTW, and I don't know why I didn't say this before, but you may want to consider going with the Reaper RPG bases rather than your method of pinning the feet to slotta bases. They have flush sides and are simply a recessed cup. You can use them either way up. When they came out I pretty much sang hallelujah as I had made some tentative forays into basing my reaper and preslotta figures and no method was at all worth the effort. I left them alone for years and years waiting for these bases to come along. They are marvelous, and you would stand to gain back many an hour. I drill 'em, embed a magnet, glue in the integral base figure and fill in with premixed concrete path. Embed large stones if you want and then pat the patch with a damp brush and you get a texture better than sand with the single step.

I really wish they would make 20mm and 40mm rounds now.

Offline Arthadan

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Re: The Muster of Rohan has began!
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2015, 12:59:34 PM »
Those Reaper bases look like a good idea, but they are too big. I'd need something like that in "Warhammer size" (25 mm, I think).

Time for a new update:

All primed, let the painting begin!

You can click on the pics for bigger size.


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Re: The Muster of Rohan has began!
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2015, 08:29:54 PM »
Those Reaper bases look like a good idea, but they are too big. I'd need something like that in "Warhammer size" (25 mm, I think).


Nope, the Reaper RPG bases are in 25mm and 50mm round, the same sizes as GW slottas. The only difference is they don't have angled sides, meaning you have a bit more surface area to work with that the top, the whole 25mm vs ~23mm. I consider this a big plus as some figures, GW chaos warriors for example, on a GW base have their toes sticking over the edge, whereas on the Reaper base they don't, and all with exactly the same footprint. Also, if you mob the figures up base-to-base the gaps between the figures appear less, and so the effect is more seamless.

 

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