Monday 15 February 2021

Ancient/Medieval Arab Army - 25mm - Rebasing

 I have in my possession a large army belonging to an old friend of mine who now lives out of town (very far). I have offered to rebase this army to a satisfactory standard as it is 40+ years old and most of the basing is sad and tired and in some cases biodegrading. A few of the figures were also succumbing to lead rot so they were whittled out, a few were repaired to keep unit numbers up.

I'll let the pictures show the scope of the collection.

This is a work-in-progress with several more boxes worth of figures to process as well as things like missing/loose spears to sort, tufts and static grass to apply and storage boxes to fit.

I hope to play a few solo games to test out bits of this collection against some of my own and also a set of rules which I largely keep in my head.

Och, it was easy. Just place a based figure in a tray of cold water for a day or two, take it out and use needle nosed pliers to rip off the old base, easy if its cardboard, harder if it is wood, file base of figure if it is not flat, scrape away any remains of old glue or scenic material/flock/static grass. Repair/reglue any loose spears/javelins/shields. Glue figure to new base and leave to dry/harden. Lightly sculp ready mixed plaster over base to level of figure base, taper slightly to base edge, score gentle depressions from front to back simulating sand ripples leaving flat area near rear of base for marker tab and leave to dry. Glue marker tab to base. Paint entire base a golden sand colour, two coats if necessary. When dry highlight raised areas with a light sand colour and then edges of base with a dark brown colour. Use a lining pen to add unit number to tab. Repeat 700 or 800 times.

MDF bases by Warbases.

Monday 8 February 2021


Finally, some snow has landed at my doorstep.

In 28mm terms this snowman is a giant.

The real question is will he stay until tomorrow?