vrijdag 19 april 2013

Scrutiny: Dragonforge bases

My severe liking for all things bases popped up again a while ago. I ordered some cultist miniatures from Otherworld miniatures. I would need proper bases for those, so I searched the web and decided on some pretty looking ones from Dragon Forge Design. I had already heard of their stuff and the talk was good.

So I ordered their new(ish) desecrated lands line multipack. That's 2x10 25mm, 2x5 40mm and 2x 60mm. The ordering proces was nice and quick, the site clean and clear. I would love to see some alternate paintschemes on the preview pictures, but most sites don't do that so I certainly won't hold that against them. It should be said that the guy running the place was behind on sending out orders by three weeks. This was clearly communicated on the main page so you'd know what you were getting yourself into, so bonus points for that.

Well then, they arrived in nice plastic baggies in a shipping envelope. Those are especially nice because they just fit in the mailbox

Here are the beauties all unpacked

First thing I noticed was the good quality of casting. There was hardly any casting left overs, the ones I did find were easily removed. The bottom of the bases is not sanded, but that is also not at all required. Where Micro Arts sand all their bases, the Dragon Forge ones seem perfectly flat on their own. Bonus points there!

Very slight casting mistakes, most of this is actually part of the design

These bases have something I have not seen on bases before. They have sections where you are meant to put some water effects (or lava effects if you want I guess). That is sheer genius! I will definately be adding this to those bases.

Notice the top section for water effects

Money and shipping wise they are a bit cheaper then micro arts, but not as cheap as for example pk-pro. The combined pack of bases was also good value.

Best of all they paint up quite nicely!

Fully painted desecrated lands bases
Verdict: Very good bases, fair pricing. Even really large base sizes are supported in some of the lines. I'd buy again for sure.

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