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Fox Bases

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Magnetic Bases, as delivered
As Delivered

Stated Scale: 25mm square bases.
Mixes best with: Generic.
Long Review: My first thought was "great, magnetic bases", which, after some thought, was followed by "OK, how do I review them?". Well, I figured it out. Attach some figures to the bases and put them in a metal box in my car for a while. If the bases fall off during normal transit on average roads, they're obviously not that good, right?
Well, the first thing that struck me about them is that the upper surface is roughly finished, resembling slate, both in texture and colour, while the sides and bottom are absolutely flat and smooth. Little or no work (except cutting the bases or tags off miniatures' feet for larger scale figures), because the surface looks very nice and natural. For smaller-scale figures, they should blend in pretty well when using a little flock.
Anyhow, I took some spare figures (which wargamer doens't have those?) and glued them on the bases using a standard adhesive. After this had set, I placed the miniatures inside a metal cookie-tin (fortunately I managed to squirrel a few of those away for just this sort of thing, honest!) and in the back of my car. There was very little movement, far less than I had expected, considering the strength of the magnets. After a two weeks (I'll admit it, I forgot about the box), I looked inside, and saw that there had been absolutely no damage, and minimal movement.
Of course, I had to try the next step- put the box upside down. I left it like that for a couple of days. Rather surprisingly, considerin my comments about the apparent weakness of the magnetic strip, the figures were still attached to the tin. I take back any bad thoughts I might have had about the product.
Commentary: Neat, simple solution to basing figures. I'd personally not use magnetic bases, preferring to have metal bases with magnetic inserts for the carrying case.
Historical Accuracy: Five Very Good.
Scale: Four
Sculpting: Five Very Good.
Casting: Five Very Good.
Sources: I saw an advert for samples on The Miniatures Page, which I replied to. I received the samples fairly soon (I was on holiday during the time in which they arrived), as well as a follow-up e-mail from Rob asking about their safe arrival.
Sculptors: Fox Bases.
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