Before settling into the next painting project I thought I’d take the opportunity to rebase some 15mm ancient Greeks I had purchased some time ago from eBay. They were all on different bases and some were based incorrectly. In addition I had had some Greeks painted to basic standard and they needed basing as well.
A good soak, a quick bit of finger work and most of them were separated from their basis – all except the Psiloi that had been based on solid plastic bases. They took a little skilful knife work.
I also have a lot of hoplites based on a plastic base with a rare earth magnet underneath that allows them to stick to a metal surface. Unfortunately, the rare earth magnet was not really strong enough for the job. I was therefore looking at ripping these off the bases, repairing any spears damaged as a result and then re-gluing them to new bases.
The lady came up with a suggestion however. “Why don’t you stick them to the new bases as they are?”
“They’d be too tall”, says I.
“Try one”, says she.
I did. Now I can’t decide either way. I guess it’s OK. See how I feel in a week!