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PostSubject: Building bases   Building bases Icon_minitimeTue 6 Sep 2011 - 18:40

what do you guys use for them? I'm thinking cardboard, but... eh...
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PostSubject: Re: Building bases   Building bases Icon_minitimeTue 6 Sep 2011 - 20:31

I personally like using MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) as it is pretty rigid tends to resist warping from glues/paints and holds up well through use. It is a touch heavy compared to other materials I.E. foamcore and it is a bit harder to work with but in my opinion the pros out way the cons by quite a bit.
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PostSubject: Re: Building bases   Building bases Icon_minitimeWed 7 Sep 2011 - 0:26

You can also try masonite. It's pretty solid for bases but you can easily cut it with scalpel. And it's also very cheap versus other materials.
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PostSubject: Re: Building bases   Building bases Icon_minitimeWed 7 Sep 2011 - 11:51

I use 6mm MDF, it's durable and doesn't warp. I really like the heft if gives buildings and it makes them a lot more resilient to knocks and bumps as well as every day use.
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PostSubject: Re: Building bases   Building bases Icon_minitimeWed 7 Sep 2011 - 12:01

My gameboard is made out of static parts on 30x30cm (About 1x1') bases, masonite glued onto plywood. I then build the terrain onto the tile and texture the entire thing. Very Happy

The tiles make up the board, when I play Warhammer many of the tiles will be plain and just have texturing on them.

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PostSubject: Re: Building bases   Building bases Icon_minitimeWed 21 Sep 2011 - 5:58

I use hardboard or 1/8" plywood for building bases.
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PostSubject: Re: Building bases   Building bases Icon_minitimeWed 21 Sep 2011 - 12:53

I use the Fan style 1/4" Insulation Foam. It's 2 ply, so it tends not to warp. AND easy to carve in details, such as paving stones What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Building bases   Building bases Icon_minitimeThu 22 Sep 2011 - 4:06

I use hardboard, easy to work with, bevels easy with a dremel, and doesn't warp from paint.
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PostSubject: Re: Building bases   Building bases Icon_minitimeThu 22 Sep 2011 - 21:20

i use 6mm MDF. its very rigid and durable.
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PostSubject: Re: Building bases   Building bases Icon_minitimeSun 2 Oct 2011 - 6:16

Don't use cardboard, it'll warp as soon as you get paint and glue on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Building bases   Building bases Icon_minitimeMon 3 Oct 2011 - 7:38

I use 3mm MDF and glue 3mm styrofoam on it. you will get the durability of MDF and you can carve it like insulation foam. I use 3mm of both because this way it wont be to high and your minis will have no problem to move across the edge.
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