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How to base on FOW bases, help please.

 Post subject: How to base on FOW bases, help please.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:32 pm 
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Can somebody explain to me how you guys mount infantry on FOW bases? Do you use special bases with round holes for each miniature? Do you green stuff around the individual round base of each figure? Hell, I'm desperate here. Everything I do looks horrible. I tried to even out things with GW texture paints and acryilic texture gel, but I'm not happy with my results. I use small FOW style bases made of 2mm MDF.


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 Post subject: Re: How to base on FOW bases, help please.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:32 pm 
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I build up the ground level around the round bases with putty or plasticine, then add textured paint.

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I took a base, drilled out 1/4" holes, pluged the holes so they're only about 1mm deep, and cast it.

I've also used .8mm thick cork, with holes punch out with a 1/4" hole punch, to recess the infantry. That's probably a little more accessible for most people. Although it's a bit of work, as you have to punch the holes and round the corners to fit the top of the FoW base.

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 Post subject: Re: How to base on FOW bases, help please.
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i don't base my infantry stands on FoW bases but I have plenty of infantry on my tanks bases which are n FoW. I always build up and sculpt the base using Vallejo sandy paste and lots cork, plastic sprue bits and polystyrene parts and sometimes modeling clay or greenstuff. This will hide the plinths just fine. Once built up and sculpted and dry I can go at it with a technical paint if desired.

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Very helpful. Thanks to all of you! :)


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