CrossFireball Stands

I made some basing decisions for my 15mm WWII figures, based on the highly scientific method of rummaging through one of the ever-growing collections of stuff in cardboard boxes squirreled away in my closet and seeing what steel stands I had on hand. So, squads are mounted on 1″x 1 1/2″ stands, and all others (outside of AT guns, and such) are mounted on 1″x1″ stands.

These should work equally well for Fireball Forward and Crossfire, which are both fairly basing-agnostic.

I like these Command Decision figures. They’re a little vague in the face, and the sergeant with the mohawk looks like he’s suffering from some rare bloating disease, but, in general, the sculpts are easy to clean up and paint, and the poses are fairly dynamic. The flag detail is molded into the figure, so you have to make at least some sort of attempt at painting it. Not sure if that’s a good thing or not.

Lessons learned from painting these figures? Thin your paint. Thin thin thin. Actually, the paint doesn’t look near this thick in real life, but the thickness sure bugs me in these photos.

Without further to-do, here are a few pictures (Really this is all about padding my post count to get to 100 posts. This is #99!):

Squad Stands

Squad Stands

Squad stands in a line (duh)

Squad stands in a line (duh)

Left to right: Forward observer, HMG, Platoon Commander, LMG

Left to right: Forward observer (desperately in need of antenna and handset cable), HMG, Platoon Commander, LMG

Command and 'special' stands

Command and ‘special’ stands. I’ve been trying to think of some appropriate bric-a-brac for a platoon commander stand, but I’ve come up with zilch, so far. Maybe a map on a tree stump, or something like that?

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  • John Dillon  On 06/19/2014 at 6:48 pm

    Super Nice job! Love the stands…I don’t generally place rocks on my stands but they look great

    • arkiegamer  On 06/19/2014 at 9:09 pm

      Thanks, John. I know it’s kind of cheesy-not many fields in Western Europe that are full of small boulders! I thought the kitty litter stones would make the bases a little more interesting, though.

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