I bought a couple of Aegis Defence line packs when they first came out and have just got round to doing something with them.
I’ve always been slightly ‘put off’ by the fact that the defense line pieces are pretty lightweight and easy to knock over. I needed something add a little weight to them and make them look like they are proper fortifications (not merely dropped onto a battlefield and left there by the Mechanicus!).
Luckily though I ‘know a man who can’. A couple of friends of mine run http://www.blotz.co.uk/ and produce laser cut MDF bases.
A quick trip and a cup of tea later and I’m blessed with some custom bases to add the needed weight to the pieces.
The bases have been designed to allow a figure or figures to stand on the base behind the Defence Line and to allow the pieces to ‘butt up’ against each other on the tabletop (the right angled sections on the sides of each base).
Having glued the Defence Line segments to the bases with 2 part epoxy and left it to cure, I’ve then used some simple pebble gravel and railway modelling ballast to get to this point.
In Part 2 I’ll blend the rocks in with either liquid green stuff or polyfilla to help enforce the idea that the Defence Line has been ‘dug in’.