Sabot Bases for UK 2p Coins

These sabot bases have 26.5mm-diameter circular slots designed primarily for use with troops mounted on UK 2p coins. Slots can be reduced to 26mm by request - see foot of page. Each of these 2p sabot base kits comes with four wavy-edge variants of the same sabot base design. A sabot base comprises a 2mm MDF topper complete with a card underlay (purposefully thin to keep the sabots from being too thick). Alternative MDF underlays can be supplied on request at extra cost. Wavy Edge Sabot Base with 1 26.5mm-diameter Slot Pack of 4 bases (4 variants) £0.50 Regular Sabot Base with 2 26.5mm-diameter Slots Pack of 4 bases (4 variants) £1.00 Skirmish Sabot Base with 2 26.5mm-diameter Slots Pack of 6 bases (6 variants) £1.80 Regular Sabot Base with 3 26.5mm-diameter Slots Pack of 4 bases (4 variants) £1.50 Irregular Sabot Base with 3 26.5mm-diameter Slots Pack of 4 bases (4 variants) £1.50

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All the sabot-base toppers on this page will be cut

from 2mm fibreboard unless otherwise requested.

Regular Sabot Base The slots in a regular sabot base are positioned regularly one behind or beside the other.

Irregular Sabot Base

The slots in an irregular sabot base are staggered one behind the other. Regular Sabot Base with 6 26.5mm-diameter Slots Pack of 4 bases (4 variants) £3.00 Irregular Sabot Base with 6 26.5mm-diameter Slots Pack of 4 bases (4 variants) £3.00 Regular Sabot Base with 4 26.5mm-diameter Slots Pack of 4 bases (4 variants) £2.00 Artillery Sabot Base with 4 26.5mm-diameter Slots These sabot bases measure 80mm x 100mm. Pack of 2 bases (2 variants) £1.20

UK 2p Coins

Since 1992, UK two pence coins have been minted with a mild steel core and electroplated with copper - consequently they are magnetic. These are 2.03mm thick. This means the coins in the slots are a slither of a mere 0.1mm below the top of a 2mm- thick sabot base. Alternatively, 2p sabots slots can be reduced to 26mm. This produces a snug fit for 2p coins, helping to keep the coins in place. However, care should be taken to keep sand grains and the like from the sides of coins when texturing them as bases.
These sabot bases are cut from 2mm thick MDF. 3mm MDF can be supplied as an alternative on request. Other sizes can be produced on request.

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