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GW have some sort of base modelling kit, just wondered whether it is worth 11.75?

Anyone here bought it?
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ive bought it. Its very good for warhammer 40k. Ive only used it a few time but the details are excellent on the resin base addons.
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I think its crap for when you get, but if you have the extra cash flwoting around to burn it might be an ok deal, I would have to look at the amount of resin buts you get and the etched brass stuff.
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Guess its dependent on how big your bitz box is.
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I picked up two off a discount store and they are great. although I cant find my second one. The brass is great and you get around 20 resin bits. With some being bases in them selfs and others just being helmets or small things.
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There are some nice bits in it and if you only have a small amount of spare bits to chop onto bases then its a great help I found 3 at a carbootsale unopened and got them for £5 but I don't think I'd pay £12 each.

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I like mine, The resin pieces are cool. They need to be sanded down a bit on the bottom though. I would say if you have a bit of extra money go head and buy it, but if your straped to buy your next unit dont.

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I got given one a couple of christmases ago as a gift.
The smaller 'base' ones are fine on the 25mm round bases.
The larger pieces are too large to fit onto a 40mm base (being a tad larger than the overall diameter of the base - not the flat top where you normally put models, the larger bottom diameter) and require some shaping to get them to fit (or mounting onto a washer or somesuch.

The ballast and gravel are ok, but need to be properly sealed to stay on bases.
The etched brass bits are good, but make sure you use clippers meant for cutting metal (like wirecutters) or you will notch them.

I wouldn't pay full retail for it (but I have access to a model railway supplier, so I know where to get cheaper basing materials from), but for some, it might save them some time.

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its ok, the resin parts look cool, but they are a little thick & need sanding down & the Brass etch ain't up to the standard of FW brass etched.

I did manage to find a heor basing kit at me local model shop long after it when out of production & thats much better, the skull piles are cool.

You might be better of buying some pre-made resin bases or just getting stuff like slate, sand etc seprately & using stuff from your bitz box for extra detail

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