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Bases

Discussion in 'Just starting...' started by Knikki, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. Knikki Member

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    United-Kingdom
    I was mooching around looking at bases, wooden, plastic, plinth etc and noticed that some that are 30-50mm in dimension are designed for figures up to 54mm.

    So how large a base would you do for a single figure of 75mm or 120mm in height?
  2. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    A rough guesstimate 2/3 the height of the figure Nick.
    What looks right really. You don't want the figure drowning it, and you don't want the figure lost.
    I don't know if that answered your question?
    Carl.(y)
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  3. Einion Well-Known Member

    That rule of thumb Carl posted is a good one to go by for most straight-up-and-down figures. In terms of fairly flat, 'featureless' bases (just a patch of dirt or grass) that sort of size will nearly always work.

    As he also says it's about what looks right as well; a little larger or a little smaller can be what looks right depending on the model in question - for a figure standing at attention for example I think smaller base dimensions can be just the ticket, but a base of this size will often seem to crowd another figure of the same scale standing in a more causal pose.

    Obviously this can go out the window if you want to include more to set the scene - fountain, corner of a building, doorway, building rubble, gatepost and a bit of fencing, table and chair etc., if you want to include any of these the base dimensions might have to exceed the figure's height.

    Einion

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