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On 6/8/2021 at 12:55 AM, Darcstaar said:

I brought this up once.  Their answer was something along the lines of “we support the gaming manufacturing community.  A lot of great companies are making sculpted bases, and doing it great.  They are cool people and friends and we don’t want to dip our toes into their pond.”

My only counter argument for this is, aside from GW, most of the people making sculpted bases are producing them in resin. Which makes them a reasonable option for occasional figures, but if you're doing a whole wargames army or want all of your monsters in the tomb of horrors to have matching bases it begins to get expensive.

 

I'm not aware of any good bulk buy in plastic options for sculpted bases.  They wouldn't need to be super fancy or niche, just some basic "I want to have a decorated base without having to break out the gravel/sand/greenstuff/flock/plastic bits/etc."

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20 hours ago, MoonglowMinis said:

I'd love to see an oval base 25x32 to accommodate wider minis without having to put them on a completely oversized base.


I don’t know if your proposed 25x32mm oval base would work like I’m thinking, but an oval sized so that it can fit inside a 1” square (long axis of the oval lining up with the corner-to-corner diagonal of the 1” square).  That way you can base the overly-wide-stanced mini’s, but they will still fit in 1” squares. A 25x32mm oval should work for that; the diagonal is slightly longer than 35mm.
 

(Granted, basing such mini’s on square bases gets a similar result.)

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11 hours ago, Cygnwulf said:

My only counter argument for this is, aside from GW, most of the people making sculpted bases are producing them in resin. Which makes them a reasonable option for occasional figures, but if you're doing a whole wargames army or want all of your monsters in the tomb of horrors to have matching bases it begins to get expensive.

 

I'm not aware of any good bulk buy in plastic options for sculpted bases.  They wouldn't need to be super fancy or niche, just some basic "I want to have a decorated base without having to break out the gravel/sand/greenstuff/flock/plastic bits/etc."


The latest Dungeons & Lasers Woodhaven Kickstarter has an entire set of plastic sculpted bases. The KS itself recently ended but the PledgeManager just opened so you can get them that way. 

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29 minutes ago, Marc said:


The latest Dungeons & Lasers Woodhaven Kickstarter has an entire set of plastic sculpted bases. The KS itself recently ended but the PledgeManager just opened so you can get them that way. 


They’re making dungeon tiles and some plastic minis with integral bases.  I don’t see any separate sculpted bases though.  Did I miss them?  The awards were a little confusing.

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2 hours ago, Marc said:

Agreed - the KS was definitely confusing!

 

Assuming this link works correctly, (and assuming posting the link doesn't break the commerce rules) here are the bases:

https://gamefound.com/projects/archon-studio/dungeons--lasers-third-edition/products/details/13849#/

 

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Oh wow - I totally missed those!  I never noticed them during the campaign and didn’t scroll all the way to the bottom of the bajillion addons in the PM.  :lol:

 

Thanks for letting me know. I just added 2 sets to my pledge.

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18 hours ago, Cygnwulf said:

My only counter argument for this is, aside from GW, most of the people making sculpted bases are producing them in resin. Which makes them a reasonable option for occasional figures, but if you're doing a whole wargames army or want all of your monsters in the tomb of horrors to have matching bases it begins to get expensive.

 

I'm not aware of any good bulk buy in plastic options for sculpted bases.  They wouldn't need to be super fancy or niche, just some basic "I want to have a decorated base without having to break out the gravel/sand/greenstuff/flock/plastic bits/etc."

I believe Renedra is producing cobblestone ones...mainly thinking it's them because I think it's the same ones making the Frostgrave/Oathmark packed in bases, though they aren't the packed in ones

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Secret Weapon had/has a kickstarter for textured bases that were/are quite nice.  Their molds just got delivered a couple of weeks back.  Their pledgemanager is still open for the next short period of time.

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1 hour ago, mikem91 said:

Secret Weapon had/has a kickstarter for textured bases that were/are quite nice.  Their molds just got delivered a couple of weeks back.  Their pledgemanager is still open for the next short period of time.


Oh! I love their bases!

Do you have a link?

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32mm non-lipped round bases.  I don't even play Warhammer enough to need them, but they're nice for big guys who aren't quite Large and will still sort of fit on a combat square.

8 hours ago, SotF said:

I believe Renedra is producing cobblestone ones...mainly thinking it's them because I think it's the same ones making the Frostgrave/Oathmark packed in bases, though they aren't the packed in ones


Yes, the Renedra ones are very nice for the price as well...though this seems like a weird spot for me to promote a rival line, woops.

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56 minutes ago, Marc said:


Oh! I love their bases!

Do you have a link?

 

I think this might run afoul of posting commercial links.  The forum thread about the kickstarter should be ok and should give you what you need.

https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/90717-secret-weapon-miniatures-pre-painted-bases-kickstarter-relaunch/&tab=comments#comment-1927012

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12 hours ago, SotF said:

I believe Renedra is producing cobblestone ones...mainly thinking it's them because I think it's the same ones making the Frostgrave/Oathmark packed in bases, though they aren't the packed in ones

I stand corrected, thanks for letting me know about those. 

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5 hours ago, Lidless Eye said:

32mm non-lipped round bases.  I don't even play Warhammer enough to need them, but they're nice for big guys who aren't quite Large and will still sort of fit on a combat square.


Yes, the Renedra ones are very nice for the price as well...though this seems like a weird spot for me to promote a rival line, woops.

Only posted them because Reaper isn't doing pre-textured bases, was mainly pointing towards them for those who want the pre-textured.

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