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#1 healey36

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 09:24 PM

A 1/2400 GHQ Arleigh-Burke Flight-II DDG mounted on an ODGW etched base:

 

AB IIA

 

What's the general method for labeling when using these, or other, clear bases? It would seem optimal to affix a pennant designation to the underside by some means...

 

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 07:32 PM

I'm thinking I'll print a pennant label on paper, than use a covering piece of clear scotch-tape to apply it, trimming off the edges with a knife.

 

Here's a CinC Renown with a few added parts, waiting for its pennant:

 

HMS Renown

 

Funny how apparent the bent-up gun-barrels look in these photographs...

 

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 06:03 PM

Kind of generic-looking...sorry for the lousy pic on the kitchen counter. Not sure if I'm thrilled with this:

 

HMS Ajax a

 

I'll have to take another look with a darker "sea".

 

Affixing the printed label on the clear tape is a bit fiddly, not to mention keeping one's fingerprints off of it is nearly impossible. Maybe need a different approach.

 

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Edit::Another look with a darker "sea":

 

HMS Ajax b


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 06:02 AM

Would it not be easier (and neater) to stick the label to the underside of the base?



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Posted 22 April 2016 - 10:28 AM

Yeah, sorry, the photograph's not the best...it is affixed to the underside. Perhaps a better glimpse here:

 

Pennant label

 

I used a bit of clear tape over the printed label on the underside. Very fiddly, but then I attempted this after cementing the miniature to the base. Certainly a better plan would be to attach the label beforehand.

 

I think the next attempt will be to center the printed label on the bit of tape first, trim it to minimize the overlap, then place it on the underside of the base. Hopefully that will yield a neater result with less fingerprints.

 

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