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basing material?

Post by DruOz » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:09 am

Hi, new to FoG.

Going to put together a Swiss 15mm army.

Is there a good place to source pre-cut bases?

I've noticed some pictures of minis, where a great effort on the paint job is let down by poor base materials (bending, edges rough). I like my miniature eye-candy :)

I'm in Canberra, Australia.

Thanks,
Dru

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Post by imanfasil » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:47 am

I recommend wooden bases that are 3mm... I know Litko among others sell them. They look a lot nicer, move over felt/game boards easier, and let you pick up a base without having to grab onto the minis.

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Re: basing material?

Post by ravenflight » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:37 am

DruOz wrote:Hi, new to FoG.

Going to put together a Swiss 15mm army.

Is there a good place to source pre-cut bases?

I've noticed some pictures of minis, where a great effort on the paint job is let down by poor base materials (bending, edges rough). I like my miniature eye-candy :)

I'm in Canberra, Australia.

Thanks,
Dru
Get in touch with dean beddlingto at olympian games. I think he's in Wanniassa - Canberra anyway.

EDIT:

http://www.olympian-games.com/
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Post by ravenflight » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:47 am

Why don't you consider FoG at MOAB? You'll get smashed 6 games to nil probably, but learn heaps out of the experience. There would be attendees who could loan you an army, and if not I can loan you one. I'm DBAing it this year, but can write up a moderately safe list for you and loan it to you over the weekend.

Let me know,

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Re: basing material?

Post by DruOz » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:33 am

ravenflight wrote:Get in touch with dean beddlingto at olympian games. I think he's in Wanniassa - Canberra anyway.

EDIT:

http://www.olympian-games.com/
dropped him an email. Thanks!

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Post by DruOz » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:34 am

ravenflight wrote:Why don't you consider FoG at MOAB? You'll get smashed 6 games to nil probably, but learn heaps out of the experience. There would be attendees who could loan you an army, and if not I can loan you one. I'm DBAing it this year, but can write up a moderately safe list for you and loan it to you over the weekend.

Let me know,
Would love to, but I'm in Melb with the girlfriend that weekend.

Hopefully getting an intro game on Thur at the Deakin Bridge Club. yay!

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Post by ravenflight » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:59 am

DruOz wrote:Let me know,
Would love to, but I'm in Melb with the girlfriend that weekend.[/quote]

Well, that's just pathetic. I thought you were a wargamer... Meaning you didn't know women existed!!!

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Post by DruOz » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:21 pm

Right now she's snoring in bed Very Loudly, so that makes her kind of practice for wargame roadtrips/motels with the lads, right??!


Dru, deader than dead if his gf finds this forum.

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Post by ravenflight » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:25 pm

DruOz wrote:Right now she's snoring in bed Very Loudly, so that makes her kind of practice for wargame roadtrips/motels with the lads, right??!


Dru, deader than dead if his gf finds this forum.
Don't worry mate, she'll never find it. She'll never have it printed out and sent to your home address if you fail to pay me $1,000,000 in small unmarked bills. There is no way you'll be discovered when you go to Can-Con 2012 and show her the new game that you're wanting to play. We're not that kind of group to do such a thing...

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Post by DruOz » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:56 pm

I recorded her snoring on my iPhone, to play back over breakfast tomorrow.

...I can clearly get in the crap without your help :)

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Post by ravenflight » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:02 pm

DruOz wrote:I recorded her snoring on my iPhone, to play back over breakfast tomorrow.

...I can clearly get in the crap without your help :)
Reminds me of a joke:

There was once a little bird who was late in flying south for the winter (it was a Canadian bird - give me a break). Anyway - as it was flying south its little wings started to freeze and it fell to the ground with a thud. Just then a cow came along and crapped right on the little bird. At first the bird thought 'oh great, just fantastic' (sarcasm), but after a short time it was clear that the crap was thawing out the little birds wings. As the little bird got more and more defrosted, it started to sing loudly for joy.

Just then a cat came along and heard the little bird singing in its joy. Cat dug the little bird out of the crap and ate him.

Moral to the story:

Those who get you in the crap aren't necessarily your enemy. Those who dig you out of the crap aren't necessarily your friend.

(Disclaimer - I never said it was a good joke)

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magnetic sign material!

Post by pikeman666 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:09 pm

Hey Dru;
I use the plastic-coated magnetic flexy stuff that is typically used for removable signs. Like the ones realty people stick on their car doors. It comes on rolls 3 feet wide and I buy a yard at a time and then cut it with a paper-cutter. Craft knife or shears work too.
Then I store the finished army on a cookie sheet or metal toolbox and they stay stuck and don't bash each other while in transport.
I've banged-up more stuff that way than I ever did on the table-top.
Pete

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Post by Legionbuilder » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:12 am

Litko here in the states sells all of the appropriate sizes of bases in at least three different thickness and also sells the magnets of several kinds to go with them as well.
gale force nine also sells GREAT bases - I would guess that there has to be someone "down under" who sells the same stuff.
I do know that Litko will ship to you "mates" - they are good people

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