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Subject: Why does the black plastic ring around Warmachine bases remain unpainted? rss

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Shayne Hull
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As a Warhammer player making the move to Warmachine, I am curious as to why the bases in Warmachine have the black ring around them that always remains unpainted. What is the reason for this? I feel it'd look better to match that part of the base with the rest of the base by flocking and/or painting it. Is there a reason this is not done?
 
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ennui
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Some people do paint them or mark them to show the front facing.
There's no rule against it!
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I can't stand leaving that part of the base unpainted! I always paint it in two shades of my army's colors to indicate the front and back arcs.
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Brant Benoit
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A traditional black frame is the usual way to frame a piece of art.
It's not a rule, just artistic preference.
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I would say that most of the people who paint to play do paint the base ring. I thought the rules required or at least encouraged it to be marked, which is why you see many people paint quadrants of color on the ring.
 
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Shayne Hull
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Thanks for the responses. I've still not managed to find a picture of the ring painted, but I'll be painting mine.
 
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