All-in-one pack: 1 X Base, 2 X Backdrops + 3Ds
Review by Geoff Coughlin (October 2014)
Review samples kindly supplied by Noy Pines at Noy’s Miniatures
90 Shderot Ben Gurion St.
Tel Aviv 64515, Israel
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“Battle of Britain Airfield Set V.1 (Brick Wall) with Bonus 3D Component”: Three 1:72 sheets (approx. dimensions of base and backdrop: Length: 31 cm / 12.2 inch; Width: 22 cm / 8.66 inch). Version 1 includes 3 sheets:
• The first sheet depicts the concrete surface upon which the fighter parks
• The second is a backdrop sheet depicting a brick revetment with the airfield view and a Spitfire Mk.I and a Hawker Hurricane Mk.I approaching in the summer sky above
• The third sheet is an additional BONUS free of charge 3D component that enables the modeller to create the brick wall in 3D.
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! In addition, with some creativity you could make an impressive display ‘box’ for your Battle of Britain subject.