19 September 2017

Grrrrrrr. . .

A rather nice rendering of a Lauzun's Legion hussar, ca. 1781, from Uniformology.

Well, I sat down to stick my regiment of Minden Prussian hussars (painted as Lauzun's Legion hussars more or less) onto new 3mm ply bases the other night and made an unexpected and mildly frustrating discovery.  The galloping horses with legs outstretched actually need bases that are 50mm in depth rather than the 45mm deep bases I have on hand.  The metal figure bases are too long as are the outstretched legs of the horses.  Blast!  

So, a short while later, I placed a small order online, admittedly somewhat unanticipated, with Litko for bases 40mm wide x 50mm deep plus some  60mm wide x 120mm deep for my deployed artillery crews.  Hopefully, I'll have these in two weeks or so, but in the meantime, it's hurry up and wait.  Don't you just hate it when that happens?  I know.  I know.  First World problem as they say.

-- Stokes


Later. . .   On a Hot, Sticky Thursday, September 21st.

The basing gods have smiled on me this time!  Amazingly, the Litko people turned my order around very quickly, and it is already wheeling its way to me via USPS Priority Mail.  With any luck at all, the new bases might be here by Saturday afternoon, and I can continue with the rebasing of existing cavalry and artillery crews.  Service has always been fine from Litko for previous base orders -- no complaints -- but it sometimes took a couple of weeks before the order was filled and sent out to me.  Once in while the stars do indeed line up.

4 comments:

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

Some how, the phrase "been there, done that" just doesn't seem very helpful but deeper bases as per Regimental Tradition is probably better than cutting the horses bases and hoping they can campaign on with 1 foot on the ground and the rear ones floating free!

Conrad Kinch said...

Rebasing - it is the work of the Devil. I don't know how you do it.

Stryker said...

That would annoy me and I'd probably have to go back and rebase all the other cavalry on 50mm bases. Opps, now I said it...

guy said...

I have to admit that I trim the horse bases on both the Minden /crann tara figures as I do not like the overhang and I also like consistency on the base size.

Guy

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