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I'm just wondering if anyone has ever tried basing their 40k tanks? It just doesn't sit right with me that the paint on the tracks gets placed on the battlefield, a base would make perfect sense!
Does anyone have any examples, or advice for me on this? Would a Warhammer chariot base be the right size (with rounded corners, of course) for a Rhino?
Any response would be greatly appreciated!
Well, tank modellers typically base their tanks on a plaque or picture frame of the appropriate size, and it does go a very long way to completing the look of the model! Having said that, issues with LOS and such make those options less than ideal for gaming.
I'd head down to your local hardware/home improvement store and pick up a sheet of 1/8" hardboard (you ought to be able to find it in 2x2 and 2x4 foot sheets). It's about the same thickness as a GW base, and you can simply cut it to your desired size and shape. Add in a bit of drywall compound and basing work and your groundwork ought to make it look much more like a real tank.
Well I'm not sure if you can order chariot bases anymore, but what I find works well is the modular movement trays for Warhammer Fantasy. just cut out the size you want, round off the corners, and there you have it, a movement tray for your tank(s).
Also if you want, you can add the side bars onto it, and fill it up a bit, and you can make it look like your tank is digging into the ground and stuff.