Large Circular Airfield Display Base

Published: July 10th, 2017     
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Reviewed by: 
Rob Booth, IPMS# 37548
Scale: 1:72
Company: Coastal Kits
Price: $15.13
Product / Stock #: CKS30030

Coastalkits from the UK has produced a line of model display bases in various designs, shapes and scales from grass airfields to modern hardscapes. This particular design is a replica of the join line between an asphalt and concrete light line and taxiway in a circular cutout. The diameter is 300 mm (about 11&3/4 inches) and is suitable for small to medium sized 1/72 scale aircraft.

The resolution of the printing is excellent, and provides a realistic setting as an added presentation touch for your latest masterpiece at contests, or in your display case at home. The artboard core of the base makes for a lightweight addition to your contest take-along accessories that will make your model stand out from those that are simply placed on top of the standard entry paperwork.

I used this base a s a presentation setting for my 1/72 Fujimi F-4G Wild Weasel at last weekend's Chile Con IV in Albuquerque, NM. While bases are not "judged" per se, presentation never hurts. As it should be, though, an eye-catching presentation base will not help your entry place if there are three better entries on the table! Nevertheless, I will purchase several more of these. Highly recommended.

Thanks to the IPMS Reviewer Corps and Coastalkts for the opportunity to review this item.

  • Subject airfield display with F-4 displayed upon it
    Subject airfield display with F-4 displayed upon it