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#1 papabees

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:35 PM

I'd like to find some nice durable perfectly square 6"x6" bases for a terrain project. I priced some at Litko and 8 of them were $100 bucks. Way more than I wanted to spend. So...any ideas. Light in weight would be preferable.

#2 Heisler

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:43 PM

My only really good suggestion is to get a piece of hardboard (masonite) or mdf of the thickness you want and have home depot or lowe's cut it for you if you don't own a table or radial arm saw of some kind.
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#3 Argentee

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:41 PM

6" x 6" ceramic floor tiles are less than a buck each but may be too heavy.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:56 PM

You can find 6" wide, and several foot long pieces of hard basewood at a hobby store like Hobby Lobby. Some of it is quite light and weak, but there should also be a set which is more dense and sturdy. If you have a tablesaw or jigsaw, it's trivial to cut it into appropriate squares. Also, it's really cheap, only a few dollars and it's good for ~4 6x6 bases!
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#5 Heisler

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:01 PM

Yes, Hobby Lobby would have that. The softer wood is Balsa the harder wood is Bass wood
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:12 PM

Thank you! I knew the soft stuff was balsa, but didn't know the name of the more dense stuff! Bass wood is pretty darn good. I'm going to be buying a few pieces of it when I get my vampire sets.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 09:16 AM

Cool. Thanks for the tips.

#8 Heisler

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:06 AM

Here is something you can make from basswood, but it won't fit on a 6x6 base.
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* Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war - Shakespeare's Julius Caeser
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