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No, livid is not a new SA. It me being very, very angry. Let me set the scene. I get a lot of my armies from ReaperCon metal trade or from proxy DHL models. What these lack are Warlord bases. So I buy bases. I have them from two different sources because I like the look of the laser cut wood bases. I dug them out last night, and for some reason I can't explain, I slapped a ruler on them. And this is where I get angry. What good is a precision, laser cut base if it IS NOT ACCURATE?! When I order 40mm square, I fully expect to get 40mm. Not 39mm! My new Ragon blister came with a 40mm base, dead on 40mm, not 41mm, not 39mm. It's not being silly! I can see the difference. It drives the draftsman in me insane. I designed buildings that weren't off this much.

Now I'm going into the gameroom with a ruler and a bad attitude. I have a whole box of bases I can't use. I might even have to unbase models! Curses!

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Good thing they weren't off by that much performing some laser surgery on you!!

 

Feel free to vent. Miniatures and millimeters are always contentious.

 

You should return them and get a refund. If they aren't polite, post this experience so no other falls prey to this.

 

Switch to Reaper's plastic bases with the lip on'em. They're my favorite.

 

Cheers.

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I can't return them. I bought an empty box, then was allowed to stuff the box with bases of all sizes. I should have measured, that's all. The rounds are off, too! It must have been some kind of mis-labeling.

You know, it won't make a bit of difference in game play. It just annoys me. How can you call a product 40mm and it's only 39!? Ye Gods, man, what if lives were at stake?

Oh well, thanks for the sympathy. Livid has gone. I ate a hamburger. I feel better. I'll let you know the damage to existing minis later.

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I guess laser cut doesn't mean precise cut. I'll know more when I have time tonight to call in the UN for inspections and evaluations.

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so basically, they set their cutter to cut at the 40 mm mark leaving 39 mm left, instead of cutting at the 41 mm mark to leave 40 left.

 

I will have to remember that next time we play... if you just get into btb with me, I am gonna yell "step back beee-aach... you is 1 mm short.."

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Stubbdog, I damn near spit cheese crackers all over my screen. You are evil! See, this is my genuine fear. But worry not, I'll be giving all the minis a solid going over. I'll have exact mm if I have to make them myself!

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Mercius, it does change how you look at the world. I'm not even in an exacting business (housing, fire alarms, electrical design) and I go nuts when things aren't exact. The installers and builders don't care at all. It's a "good enough" world when it comes to construction.

But wargames!? No! Must be exact.

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Having worked with laser cutting technology, it might have been as simple as a bad setting which burned an extra .5 mm off of each side,or...

 

They didn't do a test run on the wood to discover that this kind of cutting will lead to .5 mm of burnoff.

 

Now I"m gonna break out the vernier calipers when I get home. (Damn you, Stubdog!!!)

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