I was digging through my closet today and came across some very nicely painted 15mm AB Miniatures Napoleonic Austrians. I have 3 stands of infantry glued to an unfinished base and a bunch of loose figures (painted)
I want to sell them because I don't play/or plan to play Napoleonics in this scale.
I want to make the most money possible by selling them. Do you think I should complete the bases or just sell them loose?
They are really quite beautiful. Seems a shame to let them go.
There may be an advantage to selling them loose in that there are so many basing systems around at the moment. Loose figures would appeal to a wider audience. I have acquired some Prussian dragoons whch I am going to have to prise off their bases and rebase. I wish they had been loose.
I agree with Leman that having them loose gives the advantage of being able to base as needed, or as one wishes.
However, as someone that likes to jump into various periods where I am not as invested in them from doing all the work from the ground up, I prefer to purchase (and am happy to pay a bit more for) figures that are ready to rumble (so-to-speak).
I add that with many of the newer rules systems caring less about the basing, and more about frontage, or just both sides being the same, that basing is becoming less critical to the figure purchaser. But hey what do I know.
Final comments - when I do buy larger groups of figures, I almost always prefer to buy based and ready. It's only been in the last year or so that I have bought some loose so that I can try some basing options out that I specifically wanted to give a go with.