My very first Base!!

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    My very first Base!!

    Post  AdriaN on Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:59 pm

    Since my Panther is nearly done Twisted Evil , i decided to go a step further in model presentation and make my first base for a model!
    Especially since i am planning to take part in the exhibition and i know the high standards of SSM Wink and i wudnt want to put the club down with bad presentation Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

    I found the textures and just added the badge and details.
    ONE PROBLEM: i do not know the scale of the tarmac for a 1:48. Can someone tell me the block sizes in cm's?? Very Happy

    This is it-

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    Re: My very first Base!!

    Post  skyhigh on Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:07 pm

    Adrian there is no such scale in tarmac ,every constructer or nation do as they please or as is nessecry....
    When I use to build models I always find good look the size of 100 x100mm or 80x80 for 1/48


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    Re: My very first Base!!

    Post  AdriaN on Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:48 pm

    100x100? Shocked that is abit too big for a block of tarmac! im referring to the individual square blocks not the base Razz do you mean 100mm?

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    Re: My very first Base!!

    Post  skyhigh on Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:14 pm

    yes yes m/m not cm ,my mistake... cheers

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    Re: My very first Base!!

    Post  AdriaN on Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:02 pm

    Ok its re-arranged to 80 by 80 mm
    Can you give me some constructive critisizm? Badge? text? to big? too small? middle?

    I was thinking of painting it BUT i dunno where to start from, cant find any tutorials, so better try something authentic and easy to do for now and i think the results are just as good :p


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    Re: My very first Base!!

    Post  skyhigh on Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:20 pm

    I thing it's better on a black outline in gold placard , instead direct on base..and it will be better if you short write the name plate ,..exmp..U.S.M etc Sep...ect

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    Re: My very first Base!!

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:50 pm

    The base is great and will really complement the model. As for the badge, i would leave it out and just put in the name on a neat plate.

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    Re: My very first Base!!

    Post  AdriaN on Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:12 pm

    Can you tell me how to do or where to get this place card done??

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    Re: My very first Base!!

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:59 am

    It depends what you are after. You can have sprayed plastic with rub on transfers, you can have wood with engraved lettering and you can have a brass engraved plate. it depends how much you want to spend and how yu want it to look. Decide on the look first. I normally make my brass plates at the Artesans' center in Valletta They do great engraving on self adhesive brass sheet. it looks very neat. a bit expensive, depending on how much you write.

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