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The Basius basing system is back - with the most detailed tabletop miniature base & texture sculpting hobby tool on Kickstarter!
634 backers pledged £63,864 to help bring this project to life.

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The Basius Max collection is a DOUBLE SIDED series of large solid purple resin pads, full of jaw-dropping hand-sculpted negatively recessed texture.  The pads measure 16cm x `16cm x 1.5cm.

Basius is a great way of sculpting your own unique miniature bases & scenery.  Using your miniatures' plastic base and some green stuff (Kneedite Hobby Putty) it is easy to make fantastic sculpts like these!

Basius enables you to easily enhance your armies and collections in awesome ways

How do I use BASIUS?

BASIUS is quick and easy to use - All you need is:

  • some Green Stuff
  • a squirty bottle with tap water in it
  • a pair of hobby pliers
  • an edged tool (we use a pound-shop clay sculpting tool)

Mix your Green Stuff into a ball, squirt water onto your pad, drop the Green stuff ball onto the pad and press onto it with your base, pull off the base using your pliers

Then either trim and shape your edge right away using any edged tool (you don't need to use a sharp knife) or wait until it is dry to trim it.

Watch the full video at the top of the page to see how easy it is to make a base! 

WHAT CAN I DO WITH BASIUS?


Base 1000's of miniatures with stunning unique sculpting

By choosing a new spot on the pad each time you make a base, no two bases in your collection need ever be identical - and as each pad is double-sided you get twice as many options!

Add narrative to your collection

Basius pads are chock-full of story telling elements that can add extra character to your miniatures

Use ANY shape of base

Basius works with any base material - even wood!

Make HUGE bases

You can use Basius to sculpt texture for any size of base!

Make flight sticks and thin models safe and secure

By using a thicker quantity of 'green stuff' to get a deeper sculpt, you can press & remove your flight stick or thin model foot in the sculpt before its dry to produce an exact slot to use once its painted.

Produce your own spot scenery

You can make custom scenery elements easily by placing Green Stuff on the sticky side of tape.  Just push it into the pad and use a book or similar to press it flat, remove it & leave it to dry - easy!

Produce your own Dungeon

Taking the above one step further... it's entirely possible to use Basius to produce your own realm sections for Hero Questing & D&Ding, and we happen to know a brilliant team who make just the right kind of dungeon furniture to go with flooring like that...

Magnetize your miniatures

(A clever idea sent to us by a clever backer) By gluing a magnet to your base before applying your putty, you can stop your collections from falling over in your toolbox / drawer / carry container etc whilst having fantastic looking bases for your miniatures!

and most importantly of all...

Make your miniatures look really real

How many people charge around on the tips of unbent grass blades and unpressed leaves when they have a battle in a field?  How often would a real warrior stand on a bumpy or rocky area with only 1mm of his foot connecting with the floor, balancing like crazy whilst waving his gun and sword in the air? My guess is never - it just doesn't happen... so why would you want to model your miniatures like that?

Basius is designed to enable you to press your miniatures feet into your texture at any point during the drying time of the putty, enabling you to get all kinds of realistic results. 

You can sink your miniatures feet right in on muddy and plague ridden areas (and cut the feet off and push the ankles into water textures!).  You can press them in lightly on leaves and grass.  You can even press them onto rocky textures (very lightly!) to make it look like your miniatures feet are flexing to match the surface of the base (ok ok - this one may be an optical illusion as your miniature's sole does not really reshape, but it does look like it once its based this way).  You can even make footprints behind your miniature!


Basius is easy to use...

Basius has jaw-dropping detailing sculpted into every pad...

BASIUS:MAX Imperial
BASIUS:MAX Imperial
BASIUS:MAX Plaguelands
BASIUS:MAX Plaguelands

Basius can be used to enhance all sort of projects and game systems...

Hero Questors - by MB Games, Games Workshop and an unknown company - Based using various BASIUS:MAX pads
Hero Questors - by MB Games, Games Workshop and an unknown company - Based using various BASIUS:MAX pads
Made & based by the lad himself!
Made & based by the lad himself!

THE BASIUS : MAX COLLECTION

Which pads do your collections need?
Which pads do your collections need?

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT BASIUS?

Investigate our previous Basius Kickstarter projects and their comments pages to find out what others think about our pads and the evolution & history of Basius (type 'Basius' into the Kickstarter search box at the top of this page).

A quick search of Basius on Google Images will provide many examples of bases & scenery made by gamers, and a search for websites will bring up many brilliant and informative blogs and reviews from all over the world.

YouTube has plenty of really interesting videos made by many hobby gamers & collectors from across the world, showing how they go about using Basius.

The online community is truly awesome - many wargame forum websites are full of brilliant guides, photos and advice from helpful Basius sculptors.  All of these groups are well worth looking into and joining in with.

... and of course - all our BRILLIANT BACKERS!
... and of course - all our BRILLIANT BACKERS!

Newbie Hints

In order to capture all the detail use a good sized blob of Green Stuff, wet the pad surface, drop the putty onto the texture 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. We also recommend using hobby pliers when pulling the base off the Pad and trimming the overhanging putty off to avoid fingerprints getting on your sculptures. How Do I Select The Pads I want?

Once the project ends there is a couple of weeks pause required by Kickstarter while funding is processed, then we will contact you to find out which pads you want. We will not be able to add items to this later on, so make sure you have pledged for what you want before the project ends. When Will Shipping Start?

Your pad collections will be cast for you in the order that the surveys are returned to us, and they will be carefully packaged and posted to you as soon as they are ready.

Risks and challenges

We are a very well established team of two families on Kickstarter, with many awesome and very popular BASIUS projects already being loved by 1000's of gamers and hobby nutters worldwide.

We have given serious consideration to this project, and as we have already invested everything we made from our last project in the development and preparation of this new collection, we have virtually eliminated the risks that are typical of such projects.

We will produce all BASIUS pads ourselves and ship them as soon as each Backer order is ready. We can confidently say that the pads will be of a superb quality, and they will be promptly shipped out to pledgers ASAP.

NOTE REGARDING SHIPPING - IF THE COUNTRY YOU WISH TO HAVE A PLEDGE SHIPPED TO IS NOT LISTED, PLEASE CONTACT US AND WE CAN ADD IT TO THE OPTIONS. WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

Thanks for reading - and thanks for your support!

Team BASIUS

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