Anyone looking closely at my repainted EU Inc models would have seen that I finally decided what to do about the quadrant markings on my model bases.
My personal preference is for the bases on my models to be as simple as possible, so that they don't draw attention away from the models - and again, that's just my personal preference.
With that in mind, I painted the indents in the new MERCS 2.0 bases a metallic silver color, adding a wash and highlight too.
I think the metallic colour achieves my goals of ensuring the quadrants are visible from a distance, while at still being a neutral colour that doesn't detract from the models or basing.
In MERCS, the quadrants are used to determine the arcs of a model - front arc, rear arc and the two flank arcs. Here are some other examples I've found of MERCS quadrant markings from models painted for MERCS 1.0
|Keizai Waza by Ash Barker (of Guerilla Miniatures Games fame),|
with simple coloured lines painted to mark the quadrants.
|Blogger Tabletop Terror's beautifully|
painted FFC Pack Rat, with highlighted
lines to mark quadrants
|Blogger Mordian7th's FCC, with painted flank quadrants|
|ISS from an unknown source, with flank quadrants painted,|
with lines in the middle of each flank to mark the front/back half facing