Dark Art Miniatures bases - Review

Dark Art Miniatures bases – Review

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Product

I had decided to get some pre-cast bases for my 40K army. Dark Art Miniatures range included exactly what I’d been looking for – big discounted sets of bases with different diameters. I bought two of them – rocky and lava bases.

What you get for your money

Each set costs 9.80 GBP and contains 26 resin bases: 20 x 25mm bases, 5 x 40mm bases, 1 x 60mm base. You get a whole lot for what you pay!

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Bases are packed in zip-lock bags
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Lava 60mm base
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Lava 40mm bases
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Lava 25mm bases
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Rocky 60mm base
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Rocky 40mm bases
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Rocky 25mm bases

As you can see, bases have different designs. There are enough flat surfaces on every one of them, so there should be no problems with placing and attaching minis to bases. Also, designs are not overly complicated which should save time required to paint them.

Casting quality

Here’s an example of a good cast.

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Unfortunately, majority of bases has some casting issues – small air bubbles mainly. You can see it on this photo:

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Summary

Dark Art Miniatures bases are clearly provided for 40K gamers and they meet almost all gamers’ requirements – proper diameters, different yet simple and well-thought designs, discounted sets.

However, casting quality might discourage some clients from buying these (or returning for more). Personally, I don’t really mind small imperfections, but I’m sure some of customers would disagree with me and demanded better casts (can’t really blame them!).

In my opinion, this is a good product with a good quality to price ratio. I do hope though that Dark Art Miniatures are able to improve casting quality.

One thought on “Dark Art Miniatures bases – Review”

  1. Hi Guys.
    I have just read your review. I must say thank you for your comments regarding our products. As you have mentioned not all casts that we provide are bubble free although we try our best and are constantly working to improve our casting quality. Although we do check the products before packing some may slip through the net as we sell alot of bases. Severe mis-casts such as the rolling lava base above is something that we would normally whizz in the reject bin but unfortunately slipped through to our customer. We hope to provide great value for money and should anyone have problems with are products i would be happy to solve the issue with them if they contact us on contact@darkartminiatures.com. Please note that we would require a photo of the bases and only those bases with large bubbles such as the one in the pic above will be considered for a replacement free of charge. please note that this does not apply to micro holes.
    Thank you for your time and your honest review.
    Happy painting
    Klaus
    Dark Art Miniatures

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