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Review Oakwood Studio Bases

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Nap, Oct 18, 2020.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Hi everyone

    I have been lucky to be sent a selection of bases from OAKWOOD STUDIO ( they are also supporting our competition Vignettes & Diorama )

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    Run by Richard Wharton who is also a supporter of the White Rose Club which we are I am sure aware of

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    A picture from Richards bench ..more variety of shapes and woods here !!

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    Overall comments
    • A wide range of woods are available - if Richard can get the wood,then a base can be made !
    • Woods include Yew, Oak, Mahogany , Iroka, Beech
    • A post hole can be drilled if requested when ordering ( with size )
    • Angled , straight, oblong, square, specialist shapes ...all are available
    • Natural features in woods are incorporated like bumps and knots, twists ...all creating a very different result
    • ALL bases have a felt underside , securely attached with a company label
    The bases were received in a strong cardboard box inside the bases were surrounded by newspapers with each individual base also being packed in newspaper , on removing this the bases was then found in a clear bag ...Impressive packaging by all standards
    • All bases are totally undamaged at the corners as a result of the packing quality :)
    • Sharp and level edges , shaped lower parts of base
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    I was sent a variety of types , various woods, and styles, as you can see lets look at the different types ( there are more available ...just contact Richards )

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    Look at the lovely effects and colours that's been achieved

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    Angled and various heights in this style ( fitment holes can be drilled if requested with size ) , these are designed mainly for busts...again lovely woods

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    Perfect example of involving the burrs and knots that are found on trees , and a mass of different colours

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    Ideal for figures of course or smaller scaled busts, again nice staining and graining effects

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    Using a different type of wood to get a lower base definition ....nice variation in type

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    Really nice colour on this , very smooth surface and a good angle as you can see

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    Squared and straight edged again with some nice effect

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    This style is a pyramid type ideal for busts and prodced in a variety of woods

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    This is a RESIN base shaped as you can see , interesting version with many uses


    There you have it a variety and I hasten to add very small amount of the bases that are available from Oakwood ,

    Without a shadow you will not be disappointed with any of the bases you order , service will be first class , and the presentation of the bases the same

    Without a doubt some of the best bases I have seen :)


    Thanks to Oakwood for the opportunity to share these with you , for more information visit the website:

    Here you will also find a Contact , Price list , Gallery, Types of bases (drop down) , Figures ( Oakwood also have a small range )

    There's a;so the email below for orders or contact via the FB page


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    Thanks for looking in

    Happy Basing

    malc, Gary_81, MCPWilk and 3 others like this.
  2. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

    For almost 25 years the one and only source for all my bases! Excellent craftsmanship at a very honest price, most highly recommended!

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  3. DaddyO A Fixture

    I agree Pierre and Kev.
    Really nice bases and a top service. I'd unhesitatingly recommend Richard to anyone who might need a new base. He's happy to adjust sizes and colours or make something exactly to your specifications with absolutely no drama, just good honest value and service(y)
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  4. Babelfish A Fixture

    Best bases in the UK for sure. Not the cheapest - but you get what you pay for. Quality every time, and a great range (including custom-made if you want it).

    - Steve
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  5. Steve Edwards Active Member

    Don't bother going anywhere else. Richard's bases are the best. Knockout quality, very reasonable prices and rapid turnaround of your order. What more can you ask for?

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  6. Alex A Fixture

    the woodworker in me cries everytime I see end grain glued directly to long grain like that without any joinery ... but it is the same accross most producers
    very nice bases overall !
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  7. Scott Sheltz Active Member

    Great looking bases
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  8. Forté Well-Known Member

    Have had a few from Richard. Nicely finished and priced.
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  9. Gary_81 Active Member

    Nice review Nap, that looks like a great range of bases to chose from.

  10. Nap A Fixture


    Thanks Gary ...this is only a selection , much more on website


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