Board index » MDC Worlds » Robotech RPG Tactics™

 


Post new topic Reply to topic
Author Message
 Post subject: Marking units
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:40 pm
  

User avatar
Palladin

Joined: Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:14 pm
Posts: 9210
Location: Northwood, ND
Just wandering what the best way to mark units. What can I use? Like a Microsoft program? Something online I can us? Example: a Tomahawk squad (4 mecha), T-1, T-2, T-3, T-4, etc. ( Yes, putting on the mini.)


          Top  
 
 Post subject: Re: Marking units
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:41 pm
  

User avatar
Dungeon Crawler

Joined: Tue May 24, 2011 10:05 am
Posts: 205
I've seen people mark the back of their base (that raised tab) with numbers, symbols, or names. They usually will paint that tab in white and write with a micron/ sharpie the numbers/ names, etc. I've seen some people use a label maker and put that on the center of the base. In that case they kept the base black and didn't decorate it. Hope that helps.


          Top  
 
 Post subject: Re: Marking units
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:57 pm
  

User avatar
Palladin

Joined: Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:14 pm
Posts: 9210
Location: Northwood, ND
CaptKaruthors wrote:
I've seen people mark the back of their base (that raised tab) with numbers, symbols, or names. They usually will paint that tab in white and write with a micron/ sharpie the numbers/ names, etc. I've seen some people use a label maker and put that on the center of the base. In that case they kept the base black and didn't decorate it. Hope that helps.


Thanks! It will at least get me started.


          Top  
 
 Post subject: Re: Marking units
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:29 am
  

Dungeon Crawler

Joined: Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:38 pm
Posts: 259
Also, if you're wanting decals to actually mark the individual models, and the RDF or Zentradi aren't sufficient, Fighting Pirannha Graphics should have something suitable. They're not the most punctual of companies (but as a PB fan, you should be used to that *zing!*), but they usually do pretty good work.

Obviously, the base markings Captain Katuthors mentioned makes it much easier to change designations (if you want to reshape your force orgs), should you prefer a more fluid army building approach, but if you're more set in your detachments, the decal thing will work just as well.


          Top  
 
 Post subject: Re: Marking units
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:01 pm
  

User avatar
Palladin

Joined: Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:14 pm
Posts: 9210
Location: Northwood, ND
Morgan Vening wrote:
Also, if you're wanting decals to actually mark the individual models, and the RDF or Zentradi aren't sufficient, Fighting Pirannha Graphics should have something suitable. They're not the most punctual of companies (but as a PB fan, you should be used to that *zing!*), but they usually do pretty good work.

Obviously, the base markings Captain Katuthors mentioned makes it much easier to change designations (if you want to reshape your force orgs), should you prefer a more fluid army building approach, but if you're more set in your detachments, the decal thing will work just as well.


:D More thanks!


          Top  
 
 Post subject: Re: Marking units
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:35 pm
  

Dungeon Crawler

Joined: Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:14 pm
Posts: 343
Alpha,

One idea I have been playing around with is creating a curved title using Wordart (or similar) with a squadron name and number - I plan to name the leaders. I use a suitable background colour and add insignia as needed.

As I am using minimal texturing on the base, so this is glued onto the front edge. A friend did suggest that if this was varnished it migt be able to use it to record damage with a little amendment - keeping it simple for now.

I have seen some lovely minis and the base is the UEDF/Zent logo and it is from here I pinched the idea,


Last edited by wilycoyote on Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.

          Top  
 
 Post subject: Re: Marking units
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:26 pm
  

User avatar
Palladin

Joined: Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:14 pm
Posts: 9210
Location: Northwood, ND
wilycoyote wrote:
Alpha,

One idea I have been playing around with is creating a curved title using Wordart (or similar) with a squadron name and number - I plan to name the leaders. I use a suitable background colour and add insignia as eeded.

As I am using minimal texturing on the base, this is glued onto the front edge. A friend did suggest that if this was varnished it migt be able to use it to record damage with a little amendment - keeping it simple for now.

I have seen some lovely minis and the base is the UEDF?Zent logo and it is from here I pinched the idea,


Cool, and thanks!


          Top  
 
 
Post new topic Reply to topic



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users


Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group