The bases look interesting, is foamcore flexible enough to do the bending for a while before giving out?
Yes, I've had these bases for a long time. That said, I once bought a cheap kind of foam-core at a dollar store, and the material used to cover the foam was more like paper. It just snapped when I tried to use it for bases.
Yup. Here´s an image for those who can´t picture what you´re referring to:
Haha, I love those tents (I'm just glad I have something a little bigger when I go camping). I also like how you stuck the guys on the horses. We did something similar with an Orc and the Worldworks Dragon.
Afet how do you stop the foam board from falling in half?
My bases don't split, because I don't cut through the bottom layer. The material used to sandwich the foam in the foam-core I've purchased is reasonably flexible.
Do your bases sit slightly curved when a mini's placed in the slot? Do you get much pullout when gaming ie go to move and you end up with the base on the board and mini in hand?
Yes, there is a slight curve in the base, but not enough to cause problems, and the slot holds onto the minis quite tightly. I've never had them fall off when they are being moved. I suggest trying a few with any scraps of foam-core you may have laying around.
I just glue my paper bases on a penny (so that way my figures will all have some value).
The foamcore sheets are a GREAT idea. I have plastic cups that I use to store my minis in (babyfood containers) but never thought about the card sheets! Brilliant!
I hate playing games where the bases don't maech the terrain. It is very distracting at times. I LOVE the bases that Jim has here, SO many textures to choose from.
I guess, I will do the following...
Order label sheets from Ebbles, and the foam core as well. Then print out a couple pages of each type of "terrain" bases, print them out, peel the backs, stick the on the foamcore,and cut them out.
After I do that, reprint all of my minis and use these new tactics I learned for storage and "swappable" bases.
As far as the magnetic paper goes, the TOO is ingenius! Think about it... If you have a transport that is a flat, open-topped model, you can line it with paperclips (under the base so you can't see them), and then the figures will not move while the models is being moved. What's worse than haning models flying all over the table when you try to move a transport...
Let me throw this out here, while I'm at it. Here is a cheap flight base that doesn't block line of sight...
It's just a plastic cup inverted with a magnet on the bottom (which is now the top). Simply place a paperclip on the inside of the bottom of the model while you are building it, or, if there is a hatch or something you can put over it to disguise it, then the paperclip will hold it to the base while it is "flying." To remove it, just pop the "base" (read as "cup") off the model, and now it can land.
The cups all stack nicely together for easy storage, too.
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Sept 7, 2023 14:34:23 GMT -9
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Vermin King: I had gotten down to less than 1/16 of a mile and not being able to stand for more than 4 minutes without crumbling to the ground, so getting better. Now, I just need to get my folks improving
Sept 5, 2023 9:52:25 GMT -9
Vermin King: My stressful 2023 started in March, 2020, and fortunately, progress is keeping up with the set-backs ... for the most part. I'm still upright and last Monday, I was able to stretch my after-breakfast walk to 3/4 of a mile.
Sept 5, 2023 9:50:41 GMT -9
okumarts: Hey VK, I just got to look at the Shoutbox. I hope things are going ok. Everyone seems to be having a stressful 2023.
Sept 5, 2023 5:47:25 GMT -9
aleks: Cannot imagine what na hurricane will be in first person...finger crossed that Idalia will pass without arm you and your beloved
Aug 31, 2023 5:28:08 GMT -9
Vermin King: ignatious was in the path of Idalia and hasn't been on since before landfall. I know things have got to be chaotic down there, but keep him in your thoughts and prayers
Aug 31, 2023 3:34:24 GMT -9
Vermin King: Well, I am back for now. I will be sitting in tomorrow while Dad has other things he has to do. I will remember to take something to work on
Aug 29, 2023 12:46:03 GMT -9
Vermin King: I should have at least brought a book. Waiting is something I am not good at. I need to be doing something
Aug 29, 2023 8:36:45 GMT -9
Vermin King: And now Mom is in ICU ...
Aug 29, 2023 8:35:46 GMT -9
Vermin King: should have brought those wheels with me...
Aug 29, 2023 7:46:19 GMT -9
Vermin King: Well, Mom has pneumonia in both lungs, so we are just sitting around waiting to hear what the doctors are going to do...
Aug 29, 2023 7:45:44 GMT -9
ignatious: So far looks like we're on the northwest side of it so that's good but Hermine and Michael are still fresh in the mind so I'd rather be ready. I lived on a sailboat as a kid so storm preparedness is kind of just in me.
Aug 28, 2023 9:13:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: ignatious, I almost called you last night to check on your progress. And to see if you were in the path. Stay safe
Aug 28, 2023 6:24:01 GMT -9