Desert War 2: Rebasing
My WWII Desert War project advanced this week as I manged to rebase all my 8th Army and Afrika Korps infantry, artillery and anti-tank gun stands. That’s over one hundred and thirty stands rebased. Why rebase? Well the rules I’m intending to use the toys for, Battlegroup Panzer-Grenadier and Poor Bloody Infantry, can be played using the three infantry on 1 1/4″ square bases that we were using for Command Decision all those years ago. But I’ve decided to use different command stands and my PBI command stands are now all three models on a 1 1/4″ circle and my command stands for BPG are 2 figures on a 25mm circle (that’s a 2p piece) for platoon commanders, a 1 1/4″ (30mm) circle for company commanders and multiple figures on larger irregular bases for higher level commanders. So I had to do some rebasing.
And because my new bases (above) look so much better than my old bases (left) I decided just to rebase everything.
2) Then I glue my texturing material onto the base using thinned down wood glue. At the moment I am using Games Workshop’s Modelling Sand but they’ve just put the price up to £4 for a small tub and I’m investigating cheaper alternatives.
3) I then cover the base with a thinned down mix of wood glue.
4) When the gravel mix has set solid it looks like this.
6) Finally I glue on some static grass, again using thinned down woodglue. In this case the static grass is Harvest Gold from Woodland Scenics .