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Offline Sangennaru

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Re: Basing buildings
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2016, 07:15:26 AM »
For those of you who complain that basing means that terrain pieces have a step I have a tip for you - chamfer the edges! Crazy, eh?

And yet a step is there. Unless you cut them up to hair-thin edges, while keeping the exact terrain composition both for the table and the building base.
But yeah, i suppose that if you really want to base them, some chamfer could help. Here i'm only discussing the non-necessity of the bases.

As for the "terrain sockets" i really like the idea - and i thought of doing it myself in the past - and it's very well executed, but probably it works better with urban terrain: Especially when you have a concrete table, with "blocks" separated by rims anyway, you can hide the cuts much more easily!

Cheers,
Jack

Offline Mason

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Re: Basing buildings
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2016, 08:32:30 AM »
I can see the 'no base' point well enough, but I will stick with basing mine.
If the scheme is consistent then I think the brain can look past them when seeing the table as a whole.

I will use my Old West town as an example, and use the photos that Captain Blood took at BLAM '14 as they are some of the clearest I have.....




















Online Malamute

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Re: Basing buildings
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2016, 10:11:11 AM »
Nothing wrong with basing buildings in my opinion and Masons  buildings support my argument. I base all of mine and add clutter, foliage, boxes barrels etc which give character and interest.

Its a debate with no right or wrong answer, just personal preference at the end of the day :)
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Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Re: Basing buildings
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2016, 06:59:35 PM »
Nothing wrong with basing buildings in my opinion and Masons  buildings support my argument. I base all of mine and add clutter, foliage, boxes barrels etc which give character and interest.

Its a debate with no right or wrong answer, just personal preference at the end of the day :)

I also base all of my buildings/terrain. I find it adds to the piece.

Like you I cannot say that either basing or not basing is right or wrong, it is just a personal preference.

Tony

 

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