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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:05 am 
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Hey all.

Initially I was chopping up MDF with a hacksaw but found that even a slight imperfection can throw your charge angles ect off quite drastically over a distance. Went hunting and found pre-cut MDF trays at back to base-ix. Really cheap at 50 cents to 1 dollar a tray, probably be about 20 bucks to do an army. Theres a substantial discount for buying bulk, almost half once you get up to about 100 trays (which needing around 30ish 100x40mm ones myself would not take alot to get to). Unfortunately I don't have the funds to organise a group order or I would do that. Ill be ordering some anyway, or i'd jump on with someone that wants to share shipping. Either way here is the link for anyone interested:

http://www.back2base-ix.com/index.php?_ ... t&catId=75


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:15 am 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osTCs19eZVw Tutorial on multi-basing.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:27 am 
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They look good old one and are probably the cheapest options from what I can see. Better than cutting and grinding your own for sure. When doing my own MDF bases I tend to make them a little smaller so the plastic bases glued onto the minis slightly overhang the MDF base. I've also seen balsa wood used which is a heck of a lot easier and safer to work with (particularly if using a blade to cut the bases rather than a saw, as blade-cutting is a lot more dangerous).

Regarding commercially-available bases during the KoW 2 kickstarter Mantic also linked us to some other sites that might be of interest to those of us into cool multi-bases. Here are some of those links for anyone interested:

MDF Movement Trays
http://war-bases.co.uk/index.php?route= ... uct_id=646
click in the 'Movement Trays' icon and you will see KoW trays towards the bottom right. They can accommodate round and square bases (so look good for placing any round based models, e.g. LoTR/Hobbit minis in movement trays). I have not ordered any so don't know how good they are.

(Edit) You can order MDF trays direct from Mantic too (these are also Warbases trays I think). Below is the link (it is under the 'New' tab).
http://www.manticgames.com/mantic-shop/ ... f-war.html
Just scroll down a bit after you click on the link and you will see them.

These appear to be more costly than the cut trays linked by oldone but may have their uses.

DIY textured scenic bases and multi-bases
http://www.wargamesbakery.co.uk/wargame ... asius.html

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/20 ... ts/1015348
Again I have not used these so not sure how good they are.

I am sure there will be others out there as well. So if anyone knows additional potential tray sources (particularly local sources) for cheap but good movement trays please link us in.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:53 am 
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Really good, they stop at 100mm unfortunately for large infantry.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:44 am 
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Since we're talking about MDF bases/ movement trays I thought I would throw up a link to the guys I usually use:

http://www.sarissa-precision.com/medium ... 97417.aspx

The base of the tray and the "frame" are 2 separate parts, so you can either just use the base to glue models to, or add the frame part if you have models on individual bases. What I like about these guys is that they are really, really precise with their measurements (hence the name I guess :P ), so you can get the edge of the tray to be the exact same height as a model's base, so once its all painted and flocked it looks really shmick.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:53 am 
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There's a helpful post about multi-basing with 40mmx60mm and 40mmx40mm in mantic forum.

https://manticforum.com/forum/kings-of- ... post133011

Copied from the post:

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Seems easy enough and you'd only need a two 40x40mm and two 40x60mm per regiment.

Edit: for mdf base, have a look at Arcane Scenery in fleabay. It's a guy from UK and I have used him in the past.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:53 am 
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Hi Old One if you put an order in let me know as I would be happy to share shipping.

I would be looking at

10 regiment cav bases
10 20mm regiment bases
10 40mm Horde bases
2 cav horde bases


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:16 pm 
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Just an update on this guys. B2B previously had no 120mm (for large infantry) or 125 for lizards, orcs and cavalry. Got onto them and he has added them to the only store.


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