I've decided to try an experiment. I realized that many of the textures used for my floors would make fantastic bases for miniatures. I decided to create this set to see if there was interest in having textured bases. In the past, I've used the excellent products from Micro Art Studio. They have many beautiful bases, each with a ton of variations at the same size, while also offering the same base styles in many different sizes. This helps make a warband or even a set of minis for RPG have a nice sense of variety while still tying them together thematically.
I've looked for bases on thingiverse, and what I found is that there are many great bases, but for the most part they have few or no variants at the same size, or few or no size variants. With this broader set, I've created over 200 variants, across over 3 different sizes. I've covered every game I have even passing familiarity with in the broader set, such as D&D, Warhammer 40k, Age of Sigmar, Pathfinder, Malifaux, Infinity, Guildball and Warmachine/Hordes. If there's a base variant under 100mm used by a game that isn't available in these sets, please let me know so I can add it, but also add it to all future miniature base releases.
When printing, you want to make the base look the best possible for the miniature you are putting on it that you almost certainly put tons of hard work into. For that reason, on any FDM printer (a printer that uses plastic filament), I strongly recommend that you print the upright versions of the bases, as the detail on the z axis is so much greater then the detail on the x/y axes. If you are using a resin printer, you can print the horizontal versions and get a great result. When printing the upright bases, you will have to glue them, and probably do a little work with a putty do deal with the seam.
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This set has 97 variations across 16 sizes. Round bases are extremely common in a wide variety of games, both RPG and wargames. If I'm missing a base, or a game that base size is used for, let me know.
- 20mm - D&D/Pathfinder (Small) - 9 Variations
- 25mm - D&D/Pathfinder (Medium), 40k, Age of Sigmar, Infinity - 9 Variations
- 1" (25.4mm) - D&D/Pathfinder (Medium), Reaper - 9 Variations
- 32mm - Warhammer 40k, Age of Sigmar - 9 Variations
- 40mm - D&D% (Large), Warhammer 40k, Age of Sigmar - 9 Variations
- 50mm - D&D/Pathfinder (Large), 40k, Age of Sigmar, Infinity - 9 Variations
- 2" (50.8mm) - D&D/Pathfinder (Large), Reaper - 9 Variations
- 55mm - Infinity - 4 Variations
- 60mm - Warhammer 40k, Age of Sigmar - 4 Variations
- 70mm - 4 Variations
- 3" (76.2mm) - D&D/Pathfinder (Huge), Reaper - 4 Variations
- 80mm - Warhammer 40k, Age of Sigmar - 1 Variation
- 90mm - 1 Variation
- 100mm - D&D/Pathfinder (Gargantuan), 40k, Age of Sigmar - 1 Variation
- 25x50mm - Good for mounts - 9 Variations
- 25x70mm - Warhammer 40k, Age of Sigmar - 6 Variations
% For some reason, old D&D prepaints used 40mm bases for large. I actually do like this for many figures, so I included them as an option.
As most of you know, Gearbest provided me with their Tronxy X5s printer. This full set was printed on the printer, and I'm very happy with how they came out. Overall, the Tronxy X5s is now printing better then my Prusa i3 in pretty much every way. I still use both, but I'm doing prints on this printer first in almost every case because they come out with less need for cleanup then the ones on my prusa.