Posted by Martin on February 16, 2008
Ordered on 30th January; dispatched on 11th February (bear in mind the order included custom bases); arrived on 16th February (having crossed the Atlantic). Now that’s what I call service!
So, as promised, a photo of the custom octagonal and standard catalogue item hexagonal bases from Litko. Both types are in 1.5mm thick laser-cut plywood and both measure 40mm from side to side. The next job for me to to actually make up a real casualty base and my intention is to do a SBS (step-by-step) for this. If you want to join in at home, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- A painted and varnished casualty figure.
- A casualty base (obviously, I’ll be using one of these Litko ones).
- Printed numbers 0 to 7 (assuming an octagonal base).
- Gloss and matt varnishes.
- Your favourite basing materials (I use wood filler from Wilkinsons [a UK hardware store]).
- Paint for hightlighting and tidying up the edges of the base.
Rather than paint the numbers, I’m planning make up a set using Microsoft Powerpoint, print them out, glue them to the base and varnish them. I’ll include the file as part of the SBS.