To Base, or Not to Base...

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To Base, or Not to Base...

Postby Beausabre » Sat May 24, 2014 7:07 am

That is the question, particularly since WF has counted the base as part of the score, unlike IPMS rules.

The particular question is whether to diplay the Falkë with or without the base. My options are on the terrain base (which has a few rough edges) or on the invisible "flight stand" seen in those photos. The negative side of using the invisible base is that I ballasted the model fairly heavily around the terrain base mount point, so it's CG pretty off-center from where you'd expect. That may cause stability issues on the invisibility stand.

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Re: To Base, or Not to Base...

Postby The Mad Klingon » Sat May 24, 2014 11:16 am

I am pro-base.

I believe a base adds visual interest and can provide scale. It doesn't really apply here but I like to think subconsciously a base will add points to the build. Another good idea is to make your base a few inches tall, this will place your work above other, similar builds.

Shit, while you are at it. Add a turntable for motion. This will really catch people's eyes.
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Re: To Base, or Not to Base...

Postby Kylwell » Sat May 24, 2014 11:49 am

I've very pro base. Even if it's just a simple black box or plate. To me a base finishes the build. I'd go with the terrain base.
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Re: To Base, or Not to Base...

Postby Godfather » Sat May 24, 2014 12:53 pm

If yer going to WF, go all out bay-bee! :mrgreen:

Them judges are all about the wow & the flash, dontchaknow.
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