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Bases for figure flats?

#1 Postby fenriswolf » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:55 pm

I'm venturing into the uncharted territory with my first ever SW game ... figure flats. I like the idea, the low cost, and the wide variety. Pinnacle and a lot of the licensees offer some for their games and they look great.

I know that you can use small binder clips and cool little plastic bases for the bi-fold flats. Binder clips are easily purchased and seem to work well but I can't find the plastic figure flat bases anywhere. Can someone kindly point me in the right direction?

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#2 Postby VonDan » Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:12 pm

you can order them on line but i have been finding them in old board games at the thrift store. for 99 cents you an find that AOTC board game that has 50 of the stands

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#3 Postby Virgobrown72 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:18 pm

I do tri-folds, negating the need for bases... :wink:
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#4 Postby robert4818 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:27 pm

I use Trifolds, but form them into round tubes instead. :) Again, no stands needed.
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#5 Postby Big Juju » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:30 am

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#6 Postby fenriswolf » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:19 am

Good idea on the tri-folds. I placed an order at the GameCrafter website too. Those look perfect for the bi-fold figures. Thanks guys.

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#7 Postby Virgobrown72 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:08 am

The thing with Tri folds is, when you designate one side as the back, the triangular shape lends itself to pointing in the direction the character is facing...
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Re: Bases for figure flats?

#8 Postby Sadric » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:37 am

fenriswolf wrote:I'm venturing into the uncharted territory with my first ever SW game ... figure flats. I like the idea, the low cost, and the wide variety. Pinnacle and a lot of the licensees offer some for their games and they look great.


Dou you know this site?
http://www.seven-wonders.co.uk/news.html
Most of them are gathered from other sources (even deadlands characters) But I really love the variety!

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#9 Postby kaltorak » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:26 am

I am slowly building the awesome Okumarts minis (see link below).

http://www.rpgnow.com/index.php?manufac ... m=okumarts

For bases I picked up an old mousepad, I cut it in 2"x2" squares and I made a notch in it. Figures stand up very well, as in the pic below.


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I am also thinking about painting in green the bases, but first I have to finish them!

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#10 Postby fanchergw » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:48 pm

One Monk has PDFs of printable cardstock bases (http://onemonk.com/bases) in a host of sizes and shapes. I've used them, and they work pretty well.

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#11 Postby Snate56 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:35 pm

I just use pennies. The weight on the bottom gives them considerable stability.



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#12 Postby Neal5x5 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:40 pm

You can use 1/2" metal washers,which are cheap and easy. If you use Alea Tools magnetic bases for indicating shaken or wounded, the washers work very well.
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#13 Postby Vinzent » Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:25 am

I use tokens pasted on 1 inch wood rounds from Michaels. When the npc is Shaken, I flip them.
I like the wood rouns because they are heavy enough not to be blown around by a gamer's exhale but light enough that they won't turn my backpack into a medieval torture device.
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#14 Postby heathd666 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:15 pm


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#15 Postby fanchergw » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:42 pm

heathd666 wrote:http://www.boardgamedesign.com/pages/go_shopping_2012/stands.htm

https://www.thegamecrafter.com/parts#ke ... e_number=1

http://www.greathallgames.com/aacc/atok ... ts.htm#crd

http://www.rolcogames.com/product/unive ... e+stand/19

there are some others but these are the first ones i found when i googled

sincerely heath delashmit

Very nice, Heath! The 2nd and 4th ones have significantly better prices than the other 2.

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