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Okay, I've messed with them and here are the photos:

 

The aforementioned tiles:

 

Plastic_Tiles_scaled.jpg

 

They are solid throughout and fairly lightweight and perfect for small and medium sized Bones. No slot to fill, no blemishes on any of them that I can find in the bucket. You can sand off any excess flashing or sprue marks.

 

Garrick The Bold added to a plastic tile with straight super glue...

 

Garrick_the_Bold_and_the_Blue_Base_scale

 

We bounced him around the dining room table for 5 minutes or so. Originally there was a small gap on one side where I didn't get much super glue. I tried to pry him off the tile and no go. So I glue welded the edges. He's not coming off anytime soon.

 

Next I drilled one of the bases to see how easily they can be hand drilled.

 

Drilling_the_Tiles_scaled.jpg

 

Nice and easy. So using the same tile I pinned Barnabas using a small pin, paper clip, and a larger pin, piece of bamboo. Then glued in place.

 

Barnabas_gets_Pinned_scaled.jpg

 

Pinning isn't needed as the two types of plastic weld together quite well with just super glue. It was good practice though.

 

Barnabas and Garrick encounter The Werewolf in a cemetery. Eeeek!

 

The_Lionhearted,_The_Bewitched_and_the_W

 

Read more about my cut and repositioned Bones Werewolf in the WIP. Link soon.

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I use this for mass basing: (D&D style)

 

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=281058290138

 

 

BTW: How can I insert pictures here? If I drag a .jpeg or .png into the text editor window the prog says that it does not accept it.

there's a button that looks like an old Polaroid, click that then paste your link,

Doesn't look like a bad deal.

RDRN25DIA.jpg

 

also german ebay made me giggle a little.

 

So I poked around and there's a lot of 25mm warhammer bases in lots of 100 for 12.99, before I order those Im gonna call my buddy Pete tomorrow and see what it will cost me to get them through the lfgs.

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Cool. Keep up the good work.

 

My fiancee is a teacher and she informed me this weekend that one of their lower grade math teachers uses them for their intended purpose. However, she's retiring. So I intend to take her old ones off her hands.

 

More bases. Or ... maybe I will tile a table top with them all and leave the spacing open for inserting walls and stuff. Hmmm.

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I use this for mass basing: (D&D style)

 

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=281058290138

 

 

BTW: How can I insert pictures here? If I drag a .jpeg or .png into the text editor window the prog says that it does not accept it.

there's a button that looks like an old Polaroid, click that then paste your link,

Doesn't look like a bad deal.

RDRN25DIA.jpg

 

also german ebay made me giggle a little.

 

So I poked around and there's a lot of 25mm warhammer bases in lots of 100 for 12.99, before I order those Im gonna call my buddy Pete tomorrow and see what it will cost me to get them through the lfgs.

 

 

German ebay makes you giggle? Is it more fun than eg. UK ebay? (maybe the happy colors) :)

 

Thanks for the tipp with the polaroid, but it does not work - at least not when I have my pic just on the desktop without any URL. Well its not that important.

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To post pictures in certain sections of the forums, they need to be hosted elsewhere.

 

So using photo hosting sites/software is necessary to post pictures to them.

 

Here's a list of the 15 image hosting sites.

 

I've used Flickr, Photobucket and DeviantArt. DeviantArt is nice because it's a community of artists and you can get feedback on your work.

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I use 1 inch galvanized steel washers from the hardware store. Cheap (less than 20 cents each), and adds a little weight at the bottom of the figure. Plus, painted black they match up with the WotC and Pathfinder miniatures' bases.

 

Exactly what I do, but I get the washers cheaper in bulk by getting them at an actual fastener supplier. I think I paid less than 4 cents each. Even made a video about it about two years ago...

 

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I have some Hirst arts floor tile moulds. 1" square for an OK cobblestone base, ready textured. Now, between the mould and a bucket of proper plaster it'll cost more than a plain plastic square, but much less than even a basic scenic base, spread across 200 miniatures!

 

http://www.hirstarts.com/molds/moldsfloor.html

 

$10 for 7lb of plaster, $30 for the mould. Divided by 200 = 20c per base. If you want two styles of base, 35c.

 

They are probably twice as thick as a normal base. I've used them on metal Reptus with acceptable results, I think some more basing material to contrast the large cobbles is needed to make them really shine.

If you know someone who makes Hirst Arts castles or dungeons, they may have some excess 1" tile pieces. I always seem to have lots of them left over when I finish a project that has a patterned floor since the molds usually make more of the 1" squares than the other pieces.

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