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Hey guys, how are things?
Today I reserved myself a box of the new Urban Basing Kit from my local GW store (Cardiff-Hurrah!). Had a quick look at one kit that had already been opened instore and thought it was pretty cool. Here are the contents:
1 tub of fine slate pieces
1 tub of larger slate pieces
1 tub of coiled barbed wire
2 tubs of resin rubble bits (basically lots of highly detailed resin bits of rubble, with things like bits of broken streetlamp on then - very cool)
My question to you guys is this; what do you think of the new set? Do you think it is a cheaters way out or a worthy investment? Do you think "all my basing prayers have been answered" or "make the stuff yourself you lazy idiot"? If i produced my Scratch built, beautifully painted SM librarian for a game, and he was based with said materials, would you snatch him from me and stomp him with your armoured boot?
Personally I quite like the kit. OK, so the slate bits are no different from what you can get in your average garden, but the barbed wire and more importantly the resin rubble bits are very cool. I think they will look funky and add an interesting element to model bases.
What do you think guys? good/bad/indifferent?
Indifferent. I barely have enough time to paint, let alone spend alot of time on the base. I have yet to invest in the expensive, yet very pretty GW static grass just because of said expensiveness. Just can't bring myself to pay 10$ for a little tub o grass...
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i havent really investigated it fully but i like what ive seen/heard so far, i think its a good idea! and the resin rubble pot sounds good, helps those of us without a huge bits box.
Plus having well based minis really help lift the figure regardless of the paint job, something ive only discovered in the last year or so! (duh just 15 years too late!)
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pretty indifferent here, and for 2 reasons;
1) seems a bit spendy for 2 tubs o'rocks and a few plastic bits.
Although for those without big bitz boxes, or time, or the desire to convert I suppose it's handy.
2) I have a feeling that we'll ALL be seeing LOTS of city-scape bases this summer to coincide with CoD and Medusa V. So there will be a lot of look-alike stuff, especially since everyone's bits will basically the same.
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From the way you are describing the kit it seems like a good idea. While you can usually find cheaper alternatives to sand, corse stone, flock, etc. from other sources it is probably a matter of convienence.
It is also a matter of time vs. money. I have limited time but a good hobby budget.
If I have limited time to build, paint and play with my army, I want to minimize the time spent building and painting. Since I believe that take extra time to base my models with sand or flock makes them look better then a kit that provides me with the basing materials accelerates me along my path of finishing my army and spending my time playing games.
Also, how much basing material is included? Enough for 1000+ models? More? Less? In other words, you will practically have a life-time supply of basing materials. Purchased. Done.
Where as, if money is more limited and you have the time to track down alternate basing materials, then perhaps the kit won't be worthwhile to you.
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...and the tub lasts FOREVER!Originally Posted by Kharne the Betrayer
In my opinion a well done base can make or break the model. I hate to see someone with lots of painting talent put garden dirt on the base. YUCK!
I dont usually buy anything to base my models with. I get most of my stuff from outside - things like sand, stones sticks etc. Other stuff I get from old electrical items. I dont think this box will give you everything you need to base models - but it does give lots of nice bits and pieces that give you more options.Less. If you want to properly base 1000pts of models you'll need far more This kit will be most useful for basing centrepieces of an army, the finely detailed resin chunks will look very nice on the base of a powerful character/dreadnought etc. That's what I intend to use it for, my basic troops all get the sand and sticks treatment.how much basing material is included? Enough for 1000+ models? More? Less?
It looks prettycool, but I'm just going to use my left over bits from my fortifications set and the new buildings when they come out. Do you think all of that would cover aout 133 bases? How many do you think that stuff would be able to do?
I think that it is a good investment. Having an interesting base can really bring out a paint scheme, and make an OK army look great.
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I will be buying one.
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