Since the Basius 2 Kickstarter last year we have received so many requests for pads that we decided to do it all over again!
The goal of this Kickstarter is to fund the development and testing of a BRAND NEW molding process (a whole new way of working with our resin and our sculpting) - to further refine & improve BASIUS. We need YOUR help to make it work!
This project gives new gamers a chance to get their first pads, and previous backers a chance to get more pads from the ever growing collection.
WHAT IS BASIUS?
For those who don't yet know - Basius is a brilliant way of sculpting your own unique miniature bases & scenery. By using your own plastic bases, some green stuff (Hobby Putty - search for it on eBay and look at the videos below if you have not seen it before) and our series of 7 Inch Purple Double Sided Square Solid Resin Negatively-Textured Press Pads you can enhance your armies and collections in awesome ways.
Every 7 Inch Square BASIUS Pad has textured areas on each side that are 6 Inches by 6 Inches - and as you get 2 sides on each BASIUS Pad - you get a LOT of texture to sculpt with!
They are easy to use & easy to store - Just place them vertically on a shelf like a set of novels when you are not using them!
How To Use BASIUS
- Just grab a base
- Cover it with a blob of Green Stuff (see the vids below if you have not used it before!)
- Wet the Pad texture & base surface (I use a little spray bottle & tap water)
- Press the base hard into the Pad & remove it (don't worry, they are very strong)
- Cut off the overhanging Green Stuff and save it to use on your next base (no need to waste a speck of the stuff that way!)
- Edit the sculpt to suit you - Press figure foot prints or miniature 'Bitz' into it if you like, as well as magnets or flight sticks etc - whatever you want!
Newbie Hints: In order to capture all the detail apply a good deep blob of Green Stuff to your base, and press into the Pad hard until the resin pad texture touches the plastic base, then pull it off. Most of the Green Stuff will then be overhanging the edges of your base - slice this off and use it on the next base you make! I like to use hobby pliers when I pull the base off the Pad and when I slice the overhang so I dont get fingerprints on my bases. Doing this = No Wasted Green Stuff & Uber Detail!
The BASIUS Collection - 19 Pad Designs
What Backers Say About BASIUS
How Backers Have Used BASIUS
There are over 1000 people already using BASIUS all over the world - and for BASIUS 2.5 we have built a new GALLERY to show off images that have been sent to us - illustrating how these awesome artists & gamers have used BASIUS. If anybody wants to contribute to this growing BASIUS gallery then just send your photos to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What Else Can You Do With A BASIUS Pad?
You can make YOUR OWN Dungeon Realm Tiles - in ANY scale of grid to suit YOU, and in LOADS of styles!
And you can make 'Spot Scenery' or 'Scatter Scenery' to place on game boards, dioramas & terrain!
Still Need Convincing?
Then have a look at these Pad View & Review Videos - Made by some awesome Backers of our BASIUS 2 & 1 Kickstarters
Type 'BASIUS 2' into YouTube and Google to find more awesome Reviews, videos and tutorials by previous Backers!!
And while you are at it - Why not check out the BASIUS 2 Video!
Why Only 3 Pads Maximum?
This was a tricky call - We have limited the maximum pledge to 3 pads in Basius 2.5 to ensure that backers get their pads very soon after the project ends
Please don't try to be sneaky and pay for 4 or more pads in this Kickstarter - It would slow down the shipping for everybody - We are trying a new way of working in BASIUS 2.5 and if it works, we can increase the number of pads in future Kickstarters :) Thanks for understanding!
Last time (in BASIUS 2) we became swamped (in a good way!!) with thousands of pads to produce - It took a long time to get them all done. This time will be much MUCH faster - Backers will have their pledges fulfilled in a random order (to avoid grumbles between backers), and pads will be sent out to people as soon as they are ready.
How Do I Select The Pads I want?
Once the Kickstarter has ended we will send out a Survey for you to make your selection on.
When Will Shipping Start?
History Craft will begin shipping the BASIUS Pads as soon as the first backers box is ready to post! This will be very soon after the surveys are sent out & returned to us. We have written December 2015 as an estimated date for them to complete shipping by, but it all depends on how many backers we have in this project.
Also - We want you to know that we love Kicking back into Kickstarter too - and we are supporting these teams as we love their stuff - we think that after you have backed us (of course ;) hehe) - you might like to have a peek at them too!!
Risks and challenges
We are a very well established family on Kickstarter, with many awesome and very popular projects already completed.
We have given serious consideration to this project, and as we have already invested loads during BASIUS 1 & 2 in the preparation of this really useful invention, we have virtually eliminated the risks that are typical of such projects.
Our Partner: History Craft will produce the Basius Basing Pads and ship them as soon as each Backer order is ready, so we can confidently say that the pads will be of superb quality, and promptly shipped out to all pledgers.
We feel it's important to people - so we want to make it clear that Pledgers will be treated with the respect and priority that they deserve!
Thanks for reading!
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