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Post  ShawnGehling on Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:17 pm



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:
http://www.thaimsot.com/en/forum/54-%E0%B8%A3%E0%B9%89%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%99-MoDio/30410-MoDio-catalogue---%E0%B9%81%E0%B8%84%E0%B8%95%E0%B8%95%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%A5%E0%B9%8A%E0%B8%B4%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%81%E0%B9%82%E0%B8%A1%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%B4%E0%B9%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 if you have any questions.
Business and marketing Director-MoDio
+66 (0)81 855 4790
apirthan@ hotmail.com
modio@hotmail.co.th

Built base

Built base with a 38(t) tank for scale

Built base with figures for scale

Painted version from catalog

Various shots of painted version from catalog



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

Post  num2010 on Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:57 am

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.

I'd just register for this site because I was recommended TnT by 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.

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

Post  Jenny Ryan on Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:05 am

Thank you Shawn and Narongkorn , your product is always welcome to be reviewed here on TnT too Very Happy

Shawn another great review from you also . I along with many others value your opinion on products .

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European Arch with base Kit # BM-004

Post  ShawnGehling on Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:46 am

Num,
It was my pleasure and honor to do the review... Smile
Everyone that knows me, knows that I won't candy coat anything. The kit is super
and the detail is outstanding. I'm not one to leave well enough alone, so I planned to add a little battle damage to mine anyways. (I tend to try and make mine a little different from the rest) kinda like me. jocolor scratch
I am very glad I met you and got you to join this great group. You have given us (as a group) some great models to look at and your knowledge as a modeler has been excellent to have. Some of what you have shown us, I would not have ever thought of trying, but after seeing what you have done, I'm looking forward to doing fruit and such.
I look forward to taking this base to my local model meeting tomorrow (Friday) night and show it off to all the guys. I'm also taking it with me to the Seattle meeting on Saturday to show it off there.
I wish you all the luck in the world in getting your company off the ground. I know that I will be purchasing a few of your other bases, (the quality and price are excellent) and I can find a million uses for a whole bunch of them. I like to bases ready to just put a kit on to display it and some of Num's small bases will really be sweet for that.

Jenny, You know that I think you are one of the best modelers I have ever met (even if it is only on the internet). Your opinion is something that I hold in high regard, So to have you say I do well here, makes me pretty proud that I have found this group. As always, I am telling anyone that will listen that this is the "best" model site ever.
And I truly mean it.
Thanks for letting me be a part of this.
Shawn

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

Post  num2010 on Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:33 am

Very appreciate what you said, Shawn....I promise that I will keep continue on model as well as the model base in new design pattern/development for the base to satisfy modelers.

I got a lot of inspirations from here you guys. Thank you again.

Num

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

Post  John T on Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:33 pm

Hi Num

That arch and base is a masterpiece. And good luck with your business.

Cheers
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Re: MoDio European Arch with Base Kit # BM-004

Post  num2010 on Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:33 pm

Thanks JT....I will do my best...

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

Post  ShawnGehling on Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:49 am

Num,
Your base was a hit both at our local meeting and at the Seattle meeting.
Hope you do well (I gave them both yours and Aprils E-mails).

Now for those of you that couldn't see his other bases... Here they come.
Large bases:




Medium Bases:
















Small Bases:




































There was not BS019...



















Ok, tell me there isn't at least one of these bases that you can't use Suspect confused confused affraid

Enjoy and contact Num if you want to buy one of his bases.
Shawn

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

Post  num2010 on Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:23 am

OMG...Shawn....you did all and tried to copied the link from Thai website...very appreciate...and thanks a lot.

Please note that, we are under develop the plaster mixing which can be apply to our existing products P/N BM/BMC-005, 006, 007 and BL/BLC-002, 003, 004.

Ant queries, don't hesitate to contact me...thank you.

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

Post  ShawnGehling on Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:00 pm

Num,
No worries. Glad to help.
Shawn

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European arched base

Post  ShawnGehling on Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:59 pm

Well I got a little work done on it...
Primer





Primer with black wash






Basic paint




Sorry, but I've only had a little time (Friday nights) to work on it.
Can't wait to spend more time working on it.

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

Post  num2010 on Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:23 pm

Wow....that's nice Shawn....it looks nice form what you paint...
We will waiting for an update....

Cheers....

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

Post  ShawnGehling on Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:04 am

Well, I managed to do a little more work on this sweet little base.
Basic paint and some weathering.
All paint was water based acrylic paints.
The bricks were painted with a mix of black and burgundy.
The road was done with teddy bear, coffee late and parchment.
The mossy wash was done with old ivy.
Static grass was placed between some of the stones and in the road.
More to follow.
Front view

Front view overhead

Wall Close up

Road and stairs overhead

Stairs close up

Stairs and road close up

Stairs close up side view

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

Post  TRM on Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:29 am

Great Job Shawn! Just made some notes to put a couple of these on my wish list. Thanks for sharing and for the review! Very Happy

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

Post  num2010 on Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:48 am

Hi Shawn.....it's really nice paint you did very well. cyclops
You made my base more attractive....thanks...

Hope to see more update...

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