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Figure bases
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by: Bill Cross [ BILL_C ]


One of the bigger pains in my *** is figuring out what to do with the models I build. A diorama? Too much work.

A slab of wood? Looks like amateur night.

A custom base? Usually too expensive.

But Slimedog Models has come up with a compromise for you figure modelers: cast plaster bases with small chunks of wall you can use to create a mini-diorama.

what you get

Inside a plain white cardboard box are two pieces of cast plaster.

the review

The set is pretty straightforward and you can do with it what you want. While not highly-artistic, it's a simple way to display a figure or two in a realistic situation. Slimedog Models has two different combinations, and as you can see from the photos, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination.


The quality of the casting is good, and the pieces fit together reasonably well. I wouldn't call this the answer to your prayers, but perhaps the answer to your cursing when trying to find a place for your figures.

Thanks to Slimedog Models for providing these samples. When ordering, be sure to say you saw it reviewed on Armorama.
Highs: Cheap, innovative way to display figures in a minimum amount of space with a minimum amount of hassle.
Lows: Not straightforward. You will need to orient the pieces according to your needs.
Verdict: A good solution to those who want a quick fix for their figures.
  Scale: 1:35
  Suggested Retail: NA
  PUBLISHED: Dec 01, 2011

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About Bill Cross (bill_c)

Self-proclaimed rivet counter who gleefully builds tanks, planes and has three subs in the stash.

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Hi Bill and thanks for the kind words. Only problem was that two little pieces are one figure base and the two large ones are a different base....LOL
NOV 29, 2011 - 05:40 PM
Hi, Mike, I tried to figure it all out, but your website says "under construction." Glad to sort things out in the review once that's cleared up.
NOV 30, 2011 - 02:52 AM
Hi all, Ive got both the small and larger base, both worked out Great as a Figure Vignette. milvehfan
DEC 23, 2011 - 11:27 AM

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