Saturday, 15 June 2013

Mutineer Rebasing



I suppose it was inevitable really!  Having recently completely the 'Badmash Militia' I put them along side my other, somewhat dusty, mutineers only to groan at the discrepancy in their bases.  The original chaps, again from 'Mutineer Miniatures' had been done when I was even less focussed as I am now, if that were possible, and when I had no real idea about what I would do with them when completed, they were simply a cathartic diversion. 


As a result, I treated each individual miniature as a little treasure or victory and felt that the lipped bases rather added to this; now perhaps a little wiser, and with the knowledge that there are some rather splendid skirmish rules out there, it seemed appropriate to have a more uniformed appearance.  


Although it has proved to have been a busy week at work and that I didn't feel suitably alert enough to do any painting in the evening, I've managed to get this little job off the table and jolly pleased I am too.  Reunited with the Militia, below, and safley housed in a 'Warbases' movement try.




47 comments:

  1. The rebasing really makes them stand out. Good job on those fellows.

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    1. Thank you, I've just got to finish off my highlanders now!

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  2. Nice rebasing job. I've had similar thoughts about some of my own but don't feel like it yet alot of mine are puttied into the slots on the bases.

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    1. Thank you Simon, I was fortunate that these all had integral bases so it didn't take too long - good luck with the slottas though.

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  3. good job Sir, is there any chance of some group shots of your collections I guess they will be a real treat to see maybe a group shot for each conflict
    Peace James

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    1. Thank you James as for the group shot I'm sure I could do something, we may have to wait for the summer holidays though.

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  4. Michael its amazing what a basing make over can do for already great looking figures.
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Thank you Stuart, mind you they needed a bit of dusting too.

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  5. Ah rebasing, that most hated of wargaming jobs. I've been doing a lot too recently, but glad to be through it!

    What's next of the painting table?

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    1. Well a few more rebasing to be done first then some Zeds!

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  6. Good work Michael , and great paint
    I like the last pic vignette
    Cheers

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  7. Great rebasing, no doubt!
    Phil.

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  8. Re basing is such a chore. These look FAB though. Sometimes unrewarding but at times Vital. With these it looks like it was worth the effort.

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    1. Thank you Clint, still a few more to do but nearly there.

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  9. Nice job on that basing Michael - the lighter colours really bring out the painting on the figures. I think a lot of people underestimate what an effect basing can have. I'm planning to get my own Mutiny kit out in a couple of weeks to do some playtesting of rules

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    1. Thank you Al, can't wait to hear how you get on with the testing. What rules are you using?

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    2. I have the Mutiny variant for the TooFatLardies' Sharp Practice rules and then I also have John Company to try.

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    3. Thank you Al, must try and get my head round some skirmish rules.

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  10. Great work with the rebasing :)

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  11. Much better Michael, you just need to do the movement tray to match the bases. A great period.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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    1. Thank you Pat and you absolutely right, I must get around to finishing off the movement trays.

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  12. If you are happy, then I am happy. Well done.

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  13. Rebasing looks great - your paining and basing are first-class. Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you Dean, that is very kind of you.

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  14. The rebasing is a definite improvement Sir M.

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    1. Thank you Ray, glad to have them done though.

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  15. Funny how a lot of People dislike re-basing ....sometimes it can be a wee bit of a bind but mostly it´s like you´ve just got a new set of figs without the work of painting them....
    Maybe..just maybe, either I was dreaming..or drunk..or both, and I´ve looked but I can´t find it..the Up the Khyber post..??

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  16. Nope..don´t worry..I was drunk..it is there..not far below this one. I really Need to get out more.......Nurse!!!!

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    1. Don't panic the wooziness wears off over time! I have to agree with you though Paul, seeing these rebased was just like have a new set of miniatures.

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  17. Great job in the Re-basing now you have band of mutineers to be proud of.

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  18. I personally don't get those large lipped bases. I can understand them for a display piece but for gaming I think they take so much away from the look. Much nicer now!!

    Frank
    http://adventuresinlead.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thank you Frank, I think I was thinking along the ideas of display pieces, but just kept buying new miniatures!

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  19. Much better mate. I've been rebasing a bunch of stuff this year as well for much the same reasons.

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    1. Thank you my good man, just a couple more to go.

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  20. Looking good Michael, I've rebased my entire army (900+) twice, and I think they look better every time i do it.

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    1. 900! Good Lord man, and there was I whinging about four mutineers.

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  21. I like these much better. Well done!
    Rod

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  22. Nicely done Michael. Re-basing is often a frustrating chore, yet can reap dividends in playability...

    I hope to see some of the guys you have been busy with in action at some point.

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    1. Thank you Scott and yes one day - I promise!

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