Mar 5 2012, 09:59 PM
Hey all, I've been working on a Phantom Titan recently, but I'm having some issues when it comes to basing it.
I'm looking for a wooden plaque type thing roughly 12" in diameter (maybe a bit larger), and about an inch or so think. I'm sure Bunnings used to carry something similar, but they don't any more. I've had a look at some trophy store websites, but can't find anything the right size or shape.
I *HAVE* found something about right on Amazon, but I'd rather buy local in order to have the Titan all ready to go for a game on the 17th.
Mar 6 2012, 07:40 AM
Try spotlight or similar sewing and craft shops.
That's where i got mine from.
Mar 6 2012, 12:04 PM
Try the craft section in Bunnings. Although I admit I didn't get a circular base for my phantom, min is ovalish.
Mar 9 2012, 02:38 PM
Well if you get stuck I do have a scroll saw at my place
It looks like this
So if you want you could just get a normal piece of wood and just come over and cut it out. You can even get a beveled edge by putting the cutting plate on an angle.
You could even cut out a few thinner bits of wood if you want to glue on some some different layers for steps or other terrain variation.That or make the base any shape you want if you would prefer say figure 8 shape over a Circle or something like that.
Mar 9 2012, 03:18 PM
The local Spotlight store carries the item you carve! LOL if that fails try your local trophy shop they'll have it or order it in for you!
Mar 10 2012, 12:37 AM
Does it have to be 1" thick?
What size circle do you really need?
Mar 13 2012, 11:03 PM
Well a whole inch may be overdoing it just slightly . . .
I've checked out both Spotlight and Bunnings, and neither have had what I've been looking for. The only wood circles they have are about 6" in diameter and 2 or 3 mm thick, so not nearly big enough or thick enough.
Having actually got the legs mostly assembled, I'm not *as* worried about balance as I was, but it still needs to be about 12" x 8-10".
I think I'll just get an appropriately sized bit of wood at Bunnings tomorrow and get Empireguard to cut it to shape because he is such a gentleman.
Thanks for all the help though.
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