Review by Geoff Coughlin (May 2014)
Review samples kindly supplied by Noy Pines at Miliscale Noy’s Miniatures
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A new Cold War V-Bomber Dispersal
Here’s a new display base from Noy’s Miniatures, quality printed on cardstock, for dioramas. This unique and innovative representation of a UK V-Bomber dispersal authentically represents the same and is aimed at all scale modellers of British V-Bombers and other types that could be seen at these bomber airfields.
“Cold War UK Heavy Bomber”, is a large print, the approx. dimensions of which are: Length: 593 mm (23.35 inch); Width: 400 mm (15.75 inch). Designed to take 1:72 scale models of British V-Bombers of the Cold War, as well as other bomber types serving in the UK during that era.
This large, state-of-the-art print authentically represents an Avro Vulcan dispersal of the late 60s. As with other Noy’s Miniatures offerings, all 3D effects are printed. Item is plotter-printed on heavy paper (not cardstock) and will be shipped rolled in a sturdy carton tube, just like a poster.
This is a great addition to the growing family of display base prints offered by the manufacturer and all are very authentic. What’s especially useful is that you can always add additional items to enhance the 3-D effect and I’m sure many modellers will do this.
We have already reviewed many of these bases before in SMN and you can find them in Here Now-Aircraft-Other.
How I’ve used these bases before
There’s no doubt that the card bases will add greatly to show off your latest creation. They will stick very well to a hard wooden or base board with ordinary PVA white glue. I’ve done it several times now and it works very well. Just apply glue to the whole of the back leaving no gaps and add a supporting flat weight like a large book to keep the surfaces flat while drying and voila, job done.
What I have done is lightly spray flat varnish over the base to tone down the slightly shiny appearance of the printed card and this works well – just go easy and build up any effect, leaving the card to dry between applications.
A great ‘quick-fix’ to enable you to display your models, saving you a lot of time that can be devoted to more model building!