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  1. 1. What color do you paint your bases?

    • Turf Green
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    • Viper Green
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None of the above, I usually use a color that Tudor sells. 

If I had to paint a base, I'd say this - 

1. Use a primer first, then paint them. The plastic is soft, so I would imagine that would help it last longer, and help the base last longer. 

2. Do not paint the underside with the prongs. If you want to add something to "toughen up" the prongs, use a squirt of hair spray. 

3. As with al painting, allow time for the paint (or hairspray) to dry. 

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I've always painted my bases. I use Testors enamels, usually their basic green, sometimes berret green and have some teams where the bases are color coordinated with the teams. My Raiders have silver bases and the stand part of the figure is black. 49ers are red base and white stand, Rams dark blue base and yellow stand etc. Most of my fantasy league is basic green or beret green for both the stand and base. I've been doing this since 1973 and most of the teams still have the original painted bases. A few have had some paint chip off, I just touch them up from time to time. Still, 45+ years and the paint has held up. Also, I always glue the figures to the base. It makes them more consistent as the figure doesn't separate from the base. Just a little white glue does the trick, and it's easy enough to twist and break the glue when a base goes sour and you need to replace it. My 2 cents

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7 hours ago, TUDOR - Doug said:

Dumb question, but are we talking painting BASES here or painting player PLATFORMS?

Yes, I thought we were talking about the player platforms.  I paint those.  I don't paint the bases.  I have plenty of Tudor bases in every color.

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7 hours ago, TUDOR - Doug said:

Dumb question, but are we talking painting BASES here or painting player PLATFORMS?

heheh, not a dumb question.  YES, I was referring to the platforms...sigh...I can't get nuttin' right!

The point was that there are two colors in the Tudor stable that seem to be right:  the recommended "viper green", and "turf green" which just seems to be intuitively right, but is so very wrong...Cheers!

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32 minutes ago, Jackanapesink said:

heheh, not a dumb question.  YES, I was referring to the platforms...sigh...I can't get nuttin' right!

The point was that there are two colors in the Tudor stable that seem to be right:  the recommended "viper green", and "turf green" which just seems to be intuitively right, but is so very wrong...Cheers!

Haha... I was kinda reluctant to answer since I thought the subject was bases, not platforms.  LOL

Anyway, I normally FLOCK my platforms.  😉  

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Whenever I asked about painted bases, they always told me they didn't allow it because it added weight, which didn't make much sense to me as I did an experiment once and I had to add almost .4 gram of weight before I could see any advantage in strength. Painting the base was just under .1 gram as I recall and besides, if you limit the player to 3.3 grams it shouldn't make any difference if the player and base weighed 3.3 by themselves, or if you added some putty weight under the base to get it to 3.3 grams. As long as your player and base weigh in at whatever limit you are playing, you should be good as far as I'm concerned.

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