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TOPIC: MoDio European Arch with Base Kit # BM-004:

MoDio European Arch with Base Kit # BM-004: 13 Jan 2011 16:27 #1



MoDio base in 1/35th Scale
By Shawn W. Gehling
This is one of many bases that Num (Narongkorn Wongwaen) has made, all of which are beautiful. He has Small, Medium (which this is) and Large bases. If you are looking for a really cool base to display your work on, one of these might fit the build. Check out this website:
www.thaimsot.com/en/forum/54-%E0%B8%A3%E...82%E0%B8%AD?limit=15
Please note that it is in Thai, but the information pictures have English descriptions for the kits.
I also highly recommend that you register and look around at all there is to see on this site. If you are like me and can't read Thai, click the English flag on the right.
Num is an outstanding modeler in his own right and has marketed a bunch of really cool bases that will enhance or display many different models. The detail is outstanding and very crisp.
Price is 350.00 Thai Baht or about $11.41 in US Dollars (depending on the current exchange rate of the day).

The European Arch with base Kit # BM-004:
Contains 2 pieces of plaster which is finely molded with great detail and requires little or no sanding/clean up.
Part 1 is the base (groundwork) and consists of a hard packed roadway and a damaged brick sidewalk (Or maybe the whole road was brick once? Only your imagination can decide.) closest to the half circle stone steps leading up to Part 2 the arched stone entrance. This can be pretty much any area of Southern Europe and can display a small vehicle and or figures.

Part 2 was received “cleanly” broken in two places, which is no problem at all and can (I intend to add more battle damage anyways) be repaired with “elmers” white glue the same way part 2 (the arched stone entrance) will be attached to part 1 (the roadway) base. (I spoke with April and gave her a suggestion on shipping which barring any mishandling by the postal service should get yours to you without any damage). They are also going to see about using a stronger plaster, but I'm sure it will arrive safely.
Repair to the damaged parts and clean up took about 10 minutes. The battle damage that I plan to make to it might take a bit longer, but it's easy to work with and looks great. I can't wait to get some paint on this beauty.
I recently moved and this was the 1st package that I received at my new address.
How cool is that?
I highly recommend this kit for anyone who enjoys displaying small dioramas/vignettes or figures. I would like to thank Anarongkor (Num) Wongwaen and Apiradee (April) Wongwaen of MoDio Models for the review kit.
Apriadee (April) can be reached via these methods ifyou have any questions.
Business and marketing Director-MoDio
+66 (0)81 855 4790
apirthan@ hotmail.com
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Built base

Built base with 38(t) tank for scale

built base with figures for scale

Painted base from catalog

Painted base from catalog various


Last Edit: 13 Jan 2011 16:28 by shawngehling. Reason: link didn't look right
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Re: MoDio European Arch with Base Kit # BM-004: 13 Jan 2011 16:36 #2

Cool review and cool looking base. Thanks for posting that.
James
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Re: MoDio European Arch with Base Kit # BM-004: 13 Jan 2011 17:27 #3

Thanks James,
This is done by one of our members Num... He has some pretty cool bases in his catalog too...
Shawn


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Re: MoDio European Arch with Base Kit # BM-004: 13 Jan 2011 19:12 #4

interesting item, very good review!

thanks shawn!
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Re: MoDio European Arch with Base Kit # BM-004: 13 Jan 2011 22:37 #5

My pleasure Laura,
How are you doing in the New Year? Hope all is well with you in your neck of the woods?
This has been the 1st thing that I've had a chance to work on in a long time, so I was
pretty excited. Now that things are settling down a bit in my new job and the move is done
and most of the stuff is put away, I'm just working in the basement (man cave) and trying
to get a modeling area set up... Yee Ha.
I really like some of the bases that Num has on his site. I can think of a few that would
look great displaying models.
Glad to be back, even if it's just a little.
Shawn


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Re: MoDio European Arch with Base Kit # BM-004: 13 Jan 2011 23:56 #6

Now thats a lovely arch

Good reveiw too Shawn :)
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Re: MoDio European Arch with Base Kit # BM-004: 14 Jan 2011 00:36 #7

Thanks Andy,
It's really a sweet little base too.
Shawn


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Re: MoDio European Arch with Base Kit # BM-004: 14 Jan 2011 00:51 #8

Shawn,
I don't know how can I say thank you and how can I say to you guys all here as well to let me have the chance for this community, especially this forum post from you, Shawn.

Actually, the base I sent to you just only the gift for our friendship.

Frankly speaking, I was so shy when I read your post. A million thanks.

Thanks, James, Kreighshoer and Andy

I'm welcome to give you more info about the base if you need.

Unfortunately, the base I sent to Shawn was not well for packaging because this stage is under develop until we launch the product export. That was why I tried to ship this to Shawn to test this.
I'm sure that future development to get better and stronger base.

Thank you again.

Num (Narongkorn)

P.S. My wife (April) she is helping me for all marketing even help me in English, Please feel free to contact her as Shawn mentioned Email.
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Re: MoDio European Arch with Base Kit # BM-004: 14 Jan 2011 01:20 #9

Now that's sweet!!!
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Re: MoDio European Arch with Base Kit # BM-004: 14 Jan 2011 01:26 #10

Nice review which deserves to be an article (more permanent).

Regards,
Saúl Garcí­a
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Re: MoDio European Arch with Base Kit # BM-004: 14 Jan 2011 01:47 #11

Num,
I know it was a gift, but it's sooooo cool, I had to do a review on it.
You do some really sweet stuff.
I sent info on the Gel Medium that I used on the wave to April, so she can
pass it along to you. Let me know if you can't get it over there and I'll
get some when I'm off island and send it to you.
Most of you guys know me by now, I didn't candy coat this or any other review.
This base is amazing. Like I said, the parts that were broken were broken off
clean, and took 10 minutes to fix (if that). The detail is sweet and I can't
wait to put some paint on it. (that is if I can find the box that my paint is
in). Of course the models stuff is piled in a room that I haven't had time to
get to yet. If I don't find it tomorrow, I'm picking up a can of grey primer on
the way to the model meeting and I'll get started on it. I know where my black wash
stuff is and the static grass, so the red brick paint will be the only thing left.
Gene, did you check out the other bases Num has on the site... They are all really
cool, but some are a must have.
Saul, I don't know what you mean by more permanent???:idonno What would be the
difference (article)???
Shawn


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Re: MoDio European Arch with Base Kit # BM-004: 14 Jan 2011 12:09 #12

Hi Shawn and of course Num

I couldnt see the bases you mentioned, is there a way Num could post some pictures up ?

I think Saul thinks in terms of an aticle, full build, SBS, rather than just a review which I certainly would watch with great anticipation
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