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Base dilemma for 'Advance Guard' (Nuts Planet 75mm)

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by Babelfish, May 20, 2021.

  1. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great kit this one and excellent value for money, given extensive scenery that comes with it.

    But my dilemma is: Should I have the kit base ....

    1) Overhanging the edges of a wooden base (as in pics 1 & 2)?
    2) Flush with the edges of a wooden base? Or
    3) Stepped in from the edges of a wooden base (as in pic 3)?

    Right now I'm leaning towards 1) followed by 2) followed by 3). But I really can't decide!!

    I would add that neither of the bases in these pics is suitable, they are just to give an idea.

    Base overhang 1.jpg Base overhang 2.jpg base stepped in.jpg NUTS PLANET - Advance Guard (75mm).jpg

    I await with interest opinions and suggestions so that I can then get a custom base magicked up by a competent base-smith.

    - Steve
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  2. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Personally, Im not an fan of the overhanging thing and would opt for the flush or set in a bit - purely because of transporting items incurs less damage..!! Or maybe, Im just a clumsy git..!!(y)
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  3. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Definitely #1.
    But trim base to fit.
    Although personally I'd move the pirate a bit closer to the guard;)
    Derek
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  4. Banjer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    I'd go for flush or inside base, I think overhanging would look like you couldn't find a base of the right size.

    Just my personal opinion of course, it's your shout.

    Bill
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  5. DaddyO A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Flush with the edge Steve (y)

    Paul
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  6. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Flush to the edge preferable for me. Inset might be OK. Overhanging - nope:eek:

    Phil
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  7. Ferris A Fixture

    I’d go flush with base Steve.
    As an additional idea: Flush with base, but with one or two additional (lower) steps extending from the base, so that the downward path continues beyond the base.

    Always tough decisions this kind of thing...don’t lose sleep!

    Adrian
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  8. Tom W. Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    If the decision is option 1,I would place 2 or 3 mm spacers under the kit´s base so that it hangs a bit away from it.
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  9. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    This figurine

    advance guard Nuts Planet.jpg
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  10. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    What about it? o_O:confused:

    - Steve
  11. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    I'm just showing the figure you seems to speak about
  12. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Not that figure. My figure's box top is the fourth photo in my original post. :rolleyes:

    - Steve
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  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Look forward to seeing this vignette progress

    Happy benchtine

    Nap
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  14. Forté Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Personally, flush or inset. Overhang only really works with more natural looking basing rather than urban settings.
  15. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Flush or inset for me too, overhanging looks like you got the wrong base as somebody else mentioned.
    Steve
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