Bases.
I am a great fan of the smaller scales – the quality of many is now superb and they open up so many opportunities for bigger battles, gaming on a budget or where space is constrained. However, it was several years before I took the plunge and I realised what was holding me back was bases! For me, and it is a personal thing, I just could not reconcile smaller figures on 2mm thick bases – the base dominated too much. So I started using thinner bases and this has evolved into 'Skinny Bases'. These are cut from either 0.75mm or 1mm Plasticard and, I believe, are ideal for the smaller figures. We can make any size you would like, the list to the left is far from prescriptive, although large bases with lots of weight on them are not ideal as the material will bend. We mainly do black bases but white is also possible. Now this material presents a problem - cutting it with machinery is not an option as any heat and it will start to melt (yes, we've been there!!). So all our bases are done manually and this means production rates are slower, so please bear that in mind. At the moment, we are focused on rectangular bases as these are the easiest to cut accurately and in volume, but, if you need a small number of circular bases, for example, for command figures, let us know and we'll see what we can do. Prices for 'standard sizes' are detailed to the left and are per base so you can order as many or as few as you wish. Images are below and show the 'raw' bases, a figure on a base, which is yet to be landscaped, and the final version.
One concern expressed with using thin plasticard is warping, but I only see that as an issue if using a basing material that contracts on drying. I use PVA, grit and sand and acrylic paints and have had no issues so far. My suggestion, if you are concerned, would be to do a test base first using your own method and see how that goes.

​​PRICES (per base)

Base Size

           0.75mm        

      1mm       

  20mm x 20mm 

2p

2p

20mm x 25mm

3p

3p

20mm x 30mm

3p

4p

20mm x 40mm

4p

5p

20mm x 60mm

6p

7p

25mm x 25mm

3p

4p

25mm x 30mm

4p

5p

25mm x 40mm

5p

6p

25mm x 60mm

8p

9p

30mm x 30mm

5p

5p

30mm x 40mm

6p

7p

30mm x 60mm

9p

11p

40mm x 40mm

8p

10p

40mm x 60mm

12p

14p

60mm x 60mm

18p

22p