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Default 25mm/40mm 'Double' Bases

I have an old Tigurius model that comes on a 25mm base - but I thought being a character he deserved more of a base. I was concerned about the rules lawyers, but between Galahad and myself we thrashed out a bit of a work-around: a double base.

Here's the prototype, which I may actually go on to refine with a bit of Greenstuff and more scenic stuff on the actual base - but here's the principle of the project.

You'll need:

1x 25mm base
1x 40mm base
1x piece of card (like the back of a blister pack) - plasticard would be better.
A craft knife
A pencil
Superglue and PVA
Whatever basing materials you use.

Step 1:

Use the 25mm base to draw a circle onto the 40mm base as a cutting outline. Get the 25mm as central as possible before you draw - I recommend a bit of bluetac to hold it in place.

Step 2:

Use a craft knife to cut the circle out. I messed up the initial 40mm base I did, and the one above isn't pefect - it's because of the peg holes that are molded underneath the base. If you can remove these, do so. I don't think my knife was sharp enough.

Don't worry too much about neatness if you're going to add a ton of scenery.

2a: Draw around a the 40mm base on a piece of card and cut it out. Glue to the bottom of the base.

Step 3:

Test fit. It might be worth, at this point, magnetising the bottom of the base to the card of the 40mm base.

Step 4:

Ta da! Based, ready to prime. Base however you want, but obviously ensure you can still remove the model from it's 40mm holder. I'm going to paint a light effect around the join, thus making a feature of the crack. Finer basing materials would make the join far less prominent.

Don't forget to prime the inside of the base.


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kool and practical
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thats an aweome way to do it
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