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Very nice iNation blog

Post by paintpig » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:28 pm

The Duchy of Libations http://firestorm99.blogspot.ca/

Came across this blog on tmp a couple weeks ago, well planned out armies, some original thinking with uniforms colours and great painting. Well worth taking the time to check out.
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I do like an old school game with big battalions. I would opt for smaller sabots (movement trays) but that might be because I use smaller bases (5¢ pieces) and like the troops closer together, reminds me I have to make up some more sabots for the Franken Kries :roll:
Look like LotR size bases and sabot perhaps, any way it all looks splendid to me.
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Post by Bluebear » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:19 pm

I use a magnet to go through rolls of pennies here in Canada. As with many countries a lot of the pennies are made with steel and are attracted by magnets. That is what I base my individually-based figures on.

Then I use that "magnetic paper" that you can get at stationary supply stores . . . the ones that you can cut with scissors and has a sticky side with a peel-off cover . . . and use those for my sabots when the magnetic paper is stuck to card stock. I also glue thin strips of balsa on the sides to prevent slide-offs. The pennies then stick nicedly.

Hope that this idea might help you, sir.


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Post by paintpig » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:26 am

I like your thinking Jeff, very creative. The 1 and 2 cent coins have been long scrapped in Australia and they were all copper, our 2 cent coins were perfect for basing in every way. Alas our silver coins are predominantly nickel although as I mentioned I use the 5 cent for basing, nice price at 20 for $1, good quality non rusting :lol:
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