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 Post subject: Basing Models
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 5:39 pm 
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When you are basing your models, what do you do about the slot in the middle of the base? I was thinking I could put some putty in the slot from the bottom to fill the gap. This was something I hadn't considered before I started painting my guys. It seems to me that from now on I should try to fill the gap with something before I prime my models. Too bad most of my army is already primed. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Basing Models
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 5:43 pm 
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i just usually use some thick paper and glue it over the hole. I uusally base with rocks /gravel over that without much problems.

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 Post subject: Re: Basing Models
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 11:03 pm 
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I honestly don't bother with anything unless the gap is really huge. When it comes to basing a model, the big key is to use a good mix of materials, and most of those materials when applied correctly will hide any small gaps that were left in the slot on the base.

Additionally, if you did putty the gaps you could still paint/apply glue over the top of it without having to worry about the primer. Honestly, you won't be applying paint to it in almost all cases so why does it matter when it goes on or if it gets primer.

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 Post subject: Re: Basing Models
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 11:17 pm 
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Bases :)
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 Post subject: Re: Basing Models
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:54 am 
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I use a squeezy tube of Squadron green putty to fill in the slots on the bases. For bases you have not put anything on yet, place a piece of tape over the bottom of the base completely covering the slot. Then squeeze the putty into the slot from the top and use something (tool/toothpick/whatever) to make sure the putty completely fills the slot with a little bit overflowing the top. Let it sit for a day or so, then you can remove the piece of tape and use a blade to scrape off the excess on the top. I like using the flat chisel-like blades for this.

This same process will work for bases that are have models on them. Don’t use the piece of tape and carefully fill the slot from the bottom of the base. You should end up with just a little bit bulged out around the model’s rail that you can smooth down. Once it fully sets you can shave it smooth.


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 Post subject: Re: Basing Models
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:52 am 
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When I am green-stuffing a model I always have leftovers from mixing the compounds. I use some of what is left to fill any gaps on the base.

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 Post subject: Re: Basing Models
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:40 pm 
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Poster putty be mighty cheap and effective. 'Tis the secret behind me army of thralls. Arrgh.


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