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Thread: Base discrepancies

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    Default Base discrepancies

    Yesterday in our T&T game, it became apparent that all bases are not created equal! By that, I mean that some tripod bases have the base decal sticker that is applied to the tripod's base trimmed a bit differently. One of the Locusts we were playing with had the back side of the base's orange shield coloring basically trimmed off, so that it appeared to be a black unshielded side - this confused at least one player, and we decided a fix was necessary...

    The easiest fix seemed to be that I paint the shielded sides in an 'orange' that closely matched the coloring on the base, so today I did that with my Locusts - the other tripods will get that treatment this week...

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    Hopefully, there will be no ambiguities now as we try to determine shielded sides from those unshielded...

    All the best,

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    Wonderful work Matt!!!!!

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    Should not be a problem in future, Dan! Easy fix, all things considered...

    All the best,

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    a very smart solution Matt

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    Great idea Matt - I have noticed this on a couple of my tripod bases but not as severe as this!

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    I did much the same thing with a red paint marker.

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    It is not restricted to Locusts. I have a Cuttlefish with that problem.

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    Think mine are OK but maybe worth extending the colour onto the base edge for clarification anyway.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    I just checked my Locust and see what you mean. The model has no marking for the rear but the card does. What paint and color did you use? Looks like a great fix.
    Last edited by BobP; 09-24-2019 at 12:47.

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    I used Vallejo Orange Brown (981), Bob. Straight from the bottle - two coats...I am pleased with the results - it doesn't match perfectly, but it's close enough for government work...

    All the best,

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    Thanks for the heads up Matt. I have 2 Locusts, just used them at Council of Five Nations. I did notice one had a less discernible rear shield. I'll break out my Orange Brown before they see the table again. I'll take a look at the others as well.

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    Thanks Matt. I have to pick up a bottle this week. Yours looks very close to the color on the model.

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    Guess I had better check mine this weekend.
    I got two of each type but only opened one of each, and did not examine in detail.
    Thanks for the heads up.

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