Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Warbases Movement Tray

I was finishing off some figures for this weeks entry into the Challenge (none of these) and thought I would have a go at dressing up one of the movement trays I bought at York from Warbases. The idea being is that I can make changes if I did not like the results.

I used the same system as I would for normal basing as I want it to look as similar as possible. I bluetacked 2p pieces into the holes before applying the masonry paint and prised them out once the sand had been added.

I also needed to use a sharp knife to clean the sand and paint out of the holes once it had dried, this allows the figures to be popped in place without having to force them into the slots risking damage to the figures.

I am pleased with the overall effect and will be doing the same to the other bases I have waiting to be done. These may get double duty as a handy storage base and for any games where we will be using shield walls once we have all of the figures we have painted up. I know one think for certain, I will be needing more of them, they do different sized ones so I have to make my mind up on amount per base.

20 comments:

  1. They look great. I hadn't though to sliding bases in to help keep it clean. I'll have to do that in the future.

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    1. I got the idea from trying to put figs in the holes that had some excess basing gunk on the sides, made me think of the stuff that could get in whilst doing the trays.

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  2. Do the bases come assembled or do they need gluing together? If the latter, it may make more sense to do the groundwork before gluing the upper to the lower.

    Nice looking movement tray :)

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    1. They come ready finished but I am sure you could ask for them in two parts, personally I like it as they are.

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  3. Fine work on these figs, Ian they look great - and on the basing too.

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    1. Thanks, mix of Black Tree Miniatures and GB plastics

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  4. Nice work Ian. I have quite a few of these, which I must get round to painting. I like the idea of filling the hole first.

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    1. It is one of those round too jobs that can take forever to finally do

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  5. Aye they scrub up well. Takes a bit of time scraping rogue sand off, but worth it in the end.

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    1. Agreed, well worth the effort

      Ian

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  6. Great paint work, great basing and great colors...love them!

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    1. Thanks Phil, I am not sure how many 28mm Viking's I have painted, best get them sorted

      Ian

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    1. Cheers Ray, group shot once I have finished the other trays I think

      Ian

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    1. Cheers Rodger, rest will have to wait for a few days at least

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  9. The movement bases do make things a bit easier on the tabletop, and these have been nicely matched with the bases of the figs. Very tidy work!

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    1. I have been using this basing system for a couple of years now so it tends to come out looking the same so the trays should hopefully all match up reasonable well

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  10. Looks really good. Excellent result. cheers

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    1. Thanks, I will get a few more at the next show to go with the rest

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