Bases by Bill
If you have won an award at an IPMS contest and it was an engraved wooden plaque, chances are it was made by Bases by Bill. Bill and Wes Wedeward have been supplying custom awards to shows for several years including the 2018 and 2019 IPMS National Conventions.
The awards are available in several sizes with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and special award options available. The bases are made out of the finest hardwoods and use laser engraving and can have hand painted color accents.
Bill supplied us with 2 examples. The first is a 4” x 3” rectangular award and the other one is 8.5” at the base and 6.25” tall with a rounded top. The engraving is perfect with all words easily readable.
He also sent me pictures of several other options they have done in the past.
Pricing varies by the size of award, details, type of wood, etc. and from what I can see on their site their prices are very competitive especially for the quality of their products.
Besides the awards we received for review they also do bases and display cases for your model masterpieces. It is definitely worth checking out their site.
If you need some stand out awards that are different from the generic 1, 2, 3 medals, coins, ribbons you should definitely contact Bill and see what he can do for you.
Thanks to Bases by Bill and IPMS/USA for the review items.