Anyone who’s been into our hobby for a short while has become familiar with the fact that basing a model can make or break its look. The base of a model solidifies the theme of an army, it tells a story and helps break the monotony of the standard 3 pose rank and file models.
It’s also a great way to set your characters apart from the rank and file troops. Now there are hundreds of different ways to base a model, from gravel and static grass to polymer clay sculpted stone and foam. I’m here today to speak of another option - that of course is resin war gaming bases.
Resin Bases Are Expensive
Painting Resin Bases
Resin Bases and Movement Trays
Preparing Resin Bases
Lastly, I’ll throw these tidbits out there, because anyone who has worked with resin knows the drill. Wash your parts, resin molds are typically sprayed with release compound so they will come out of the mold easily, leaving the compound on your base. Wash ‘em off with soapy water. Miscasts, though not as prevalent due to most being one piece molds, are still out there, so you might have to deal with the occasional mould line, vent flash, or filled in detail, be aware and file, cut or drill as necessary.
Storing Resin Mounted MiniaturesI would like to talk about something that is very situational, but may apply here. Not a Pro or Con per se, but just some things to make you go “hmmmm”. How do you store your miniatures? Are you a pre-cut foam person, a tackle box person, or a tool box person? Keep in mind your storage situation when shopping for bases.
Magnetizing Your Resin Bases
Under this article I've added list of some manufactures to check out, this isn't the full list though so I urge you to Google around a bit and check out some of the other folks out there making these bases.
Until next time this is Aceldamor saying, “I’ll catch you on the flipside!”
Resin Base ManufacturersMicro Art Studio
Forge Craft Games
Back 2 Base-ix
Evil Mushroom Games
Dark Art Miniatures