Sunday, June 13, 2010
Fender Washer Bases on Magnetic Stands
Originally, the Victrix Highlanders were going to be based four to a stand of either 40mm X 40mm or 45mm X 45mm. After thinking it over, I decided to base them individually on metal washers like the rest of the Victrix and Perrys I already have. There are only 36 of them and I still had over 100 fender washers, so it was no big deal. The washers themselves are 3/4" in diameter - which is approximately 20mm.
Here are the basic components for the basing - metal washers, plasticard cut square to fit four washers, and magnetic sheeting on top of it:
The washers are from Fastenal, a vendor that sells bags with 100 washers for about $6.00 a bag. The plasticard was from my local hobby shop, and the magnetic sheets from JoAnns. The figures would have normally been based on the washers first, prior to priming and painting; but since I thought they'd go on multi-figure stands after painting they went on popsicle sticks for painting first. This actually may have been a good thing, as the washers masked the area they go on the bases when sprayed the base coat of tan.