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Christopher
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I've contemplated rebasing the minis on clear acrylic bases, but that seems like a waste of an opportunity. I was thinking, why not keep the black bases with the tokens slotted in but place terrain on top of the base (with holes for the token info) to make the base look like it fits in with a mansion? Some could have carpet on the base, others could have tile floors or even little chairs on the bases.

Does anyone know of a place where one could find these kinds of terrain pieces, maybe dollhouse supplies?
 
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Máté Kovács
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Dollhouse and furnitre is a special category in the world of modelling. It is not cheap at all.



I painted interior to the bases of my figures although.
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I've seen folks use "Green Stuff" to sculpt anything they can imagine for their bases. This works great for tile and some furniture as you can paint it. Textures can also be imprinted, but if you want actual fabric then carpet could be sourced from local fabric stores. However getting the right scale for any patterns would be challenging. I think some hobby stores sell miniature items, but probably easiest to look online (Ebay, etc).
 
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That's actually a pretty neat idea. Although I'm not sure if I will keep those huge original bases.

I'll see if I can find some furniture etc. that would fit the scale and theme.


Bastion wrote:
Dollhouse and furnitre is a special category in the world of modelling. It is not cheap at all.

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I painted interior to the bases of my figures although.

Those minis look awesome!
 
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Bastion wrote:
Dollhouse and furnitre is a special category in the world of modelling. It is not cheap at all.



I painted interior to the bases of my figures although.


I'm horrible at painting straight lines so I probably couldn't pull that off, nicely done though!
 
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SpoDaddy wrote:

I'm horrible at painting straight lines so I probably couldn't pull that off, nicely done though!


The trick to painting straight lines is to have your brush resting against something straight as you paint
 
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The problem all basing has is if the miniature will be played on different terrain (ie. indoors and outdoors). That said, also look into 28mm furniture. I'd start with FRPGames. Johnny Lauck has 28mm "Dungeon Decor" medieval furniture. I think furniture would look *great*, though as random board pimpage, rather than basing.

You could also use furniture for barriers and search tokens, such as Dungeon Saga Furniture (under $13 at Miniature Market), and can use them for other games.



FRPGames: http://www.frpgames.com/cart.php?m=search&s=28mm+furniture
JL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/967512676/dungeon-monst...
MM: http://www.miniaturemarket.com/mgds14.html

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Speaking of basing, Secret Weapon Miniatures has various bases. Best to see which ones you can get a MM and FRPG and go from there:
http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com/index.php?main_page=in...
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FRPGames has a Clearance section you can poke around for bases, as well as miniatures, paints, etc.
http://www.frpgames.com/cart.php?m=overstock&d=6&level=4&mfg=
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Máté Kovács
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Before I paint, I use a thin marker or a Rotring, to predraw the lines. Then it is easy to paint straight wood planks there.
Sometime I paint flat one-color flour, like a stage or a carpet.
 
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I've rebased with clear acrylic round bases and am very happy with the results. I have a couple of painted bookcases and crates which I got to use as hiding places and barricades when I got 1st Ed. I've decided I want some other furniture for 2nd ed barricades and a little hunt found these 28mm goodies. They are a UK co, but I'm sure you could get something similar Stateside.

http://www.4ground.co.uk/28mm-furniture
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Worldworks Games still sell an excellent product which is ideally suited for MoM called Shellendrak Manor:
http://www.worldworksgames.com/store/index.php?view=product&...

There is also a Props set:
http://www.worldworksgames.com/store/index.php?view=product&...

While there were plans to produce a second terrain set, it never made it to publication, but there is still a wealth of material in the sets if you want to add more third dimension to your board.

I believe there is a thread in the first edition forums where a BGG member went about reproducing standing terrain to replace the tiles. It's an idea that I had given serious thought to as well.
 
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