Thursday, 8 May 2014

Input needed - Prone basing

Folks
My immediate plans when I first started this endeavour was to use 40mm round bases for prone figures.
However I've noticed that that does leave a lot of space around the figure.  I can make this look decorative on the base, but in the end it means that a given squad or section will take up more space that may be necessary and may look somewhat disjointed.
I am just not sure...
Below are a couple of pictures showing two prone figures on a 40mm round and a 20mmx40mm rectangular. Which do you think looks better?  Let me know in the comments!


12 comments:

  1. I feel the same way about prone figures. My decision in the end is that I simply don't use them. Perhaps make use of them to fill out a heavy weapon or sniper base as on observer/loader?

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    1. I would normally agree Spacejacker, but it seems the almost universal rule of 1:72 plastics that LMG poses are prone. I don't particularly like these prone bren gunners, but there others that I do quite like from Revell and other ranges, but they are also prone.
      Basically I'm stuck using prone figures, so what's going to look best?

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  2. Either one gunner on a 40x20mm, or two blokes on a 40mm round, I think.

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    1. I like the round idea and having a second figure. Most of the squad weapons are a two man team and it would look right in my opinion.

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    2. I like the round idea and having a second figure. Most of the squad weapons are a two man team and it would look right in my opinion.

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  3. I would go with the rectangle base. It takes up less room, saves on basing material, and thus time as well, and still looks great. What´s not to like?

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  4. In 1:72 for prone figures I am using metal eclipse 1 cm x 2-4 cm, depending if MG/AT rifle or not. Can be found in metal store, often with some holes, as a kind of connector.

    In 15 mm SF for prone figures I am using eclipses 8 mm x 2-3 cm. Army based in such way looks like here:
    http://umpapas.blogspot.com/search/label/Army%20of%20Red

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  5. I like the circular base look, as it keeps the "flow" with your other figures. Fill in the extra space with rocks, bushes, ammo boxes, etc.

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  6. Rectangle - plus round ends. http://soldatetain.wordpress.com/2013/06/30/perry-8th-army-desert-rats-conversions-works-in-progress/

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  7. I would go for the bigger round base, and take the chance to make a little diorama!
    By the way, I hereby nominate you to this fancy award!
    More info here:
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  8. You should try a WH40K Bike Base style.
    You know, rectangular with rounded short edges / sides
    By the way; great blog

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