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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    K2’s the autocannon Cat, isn’t it?

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited January 6
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    K2’s the autocannon Cat, isn’t it?

    That's how people in MWO use it (because you can stick an AC10 in a machine gun's hardpoint *eyeroll*), but the official model is 2x PPC in the arms with 2x MG in the torso.

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    K2’s the autocannon Cat, isn’t it?

    It's PPCs, but MWO people tend to throw ACs on it.

    I think the only one that comes with any kind of AC standard is the C2

  • HydroSqueegeeHydroSqueegee ULTRACAT!!!™®© Registered User regular
    Nips wrote: »
    I can get behind the general geometry of the guns, but I don't know how I feel about the vented barrel cowling. It looks more ballistic than pewzotzap.

    *cough*doubleultraac10s*cough*

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  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    edited January 6
    Exactly 30 years ago, Christmas of 1990, I remember getting good old Battletech 2nd edition as a gift. Purchased from the game section at the mall's Walden Books!

    Glorious cheap paper standees and folding paper maps.

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  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    I remember Walden Books!

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  • TiglissTigliss Registered User regular
    edited January 6
    Nobody wrote: »
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    K2’s the autocannon Cat, isn’t it?

    It's PPCs, but MWO people tend to throw ACs on it.

    I think the only one that comes with any kind of AC standard is the C2

    To paraphrase TEX:
    1. If it fits, it works
    2. If it works, do it


    Err - the start time doesn't seem to work - 13:17 is the relevant rant.

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  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    What I want is that H2.

    One PPC, two Medium Lasers, and eight Rocket Launcher 20s because who the fuck has time for drawn out engagements.

    God bless the Periphery.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Axen wrote: »
    What I want is that H2.

    One PPC, two Medium Lasers, and eight Rocket Launcher 20s because who the fuck has time for drawn out engagements.

    God bless the Periphery.

    Yeah, I saw that and would kill for that build in MWO!

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    You can technically do it on the MAD-4HP, and cheaply too since the only chassis upgrade would be DHS and you’d be using a standard engine

  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Nobody wrote: »
    You can technically do it on the MAD-4HP, and cheaply too since the only chassis upgrade would be DHS and you’d be using a standard engine

    Any idea why PGI didn't just use the MAD-4H?

    Perhaps 180 rockets was too many, and they felt the need to tone it down to 160?

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    No clue, I wonder if it has to do with not using the MAD-4S it’s based off of (due to split crit shenanigans)

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Nobody wrote: »
    You can technically do it on the MAD-4HP, and cheaply too since the only chassis upgrade would be DHS and you’d be using a standard engine

    Oh... OH... I think I already have mine built like this... You might be right. Now I need to log in and check. For science of course.

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  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    The first of Clan Iron Oosik Kappa Galaxy!

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Fuuuuuuck, that's hot, Axen!

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Axen wrote: »
    The first of Clan Iron Oosik Kappa Galaxy!

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    That is beyond awesome. Beawesome!

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  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    Hah, thanks!

    I look forward to finishing the Star and will, of course, post pics.

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  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    edited January 7
    Oh man! I knew Tex did the intro video for Camo Specs, but I didn't know he did this too!



    edit- the very begining.

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Yeah, that's new with the relaunch of the Camospecs website.

    I honestly need to find some time (lol that's possible) to watch/listen through all his stuff.

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  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    The fire rises.

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Oooh, that cockpit is subtle and I loooove it.

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  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    edited January 8
    Lemme get y'alls thoughts on a semi-homebrew rule:
    So a certain 'mech is designed to be a sort of "trainer" 'mech, and has a series of Streak-style launchers (all-or-nothing) that are "tied" through the targeting computer to an equal number of lasers (the 'mech has a targeting computer). The targeting computer has additional programming so that, under normal circumstances, the launchers are declared in conjunction with their lasers, eg- declaring "I am firing two of my Streak-4s at this enemy Catapult" means that, if the Streaks do not lock, and therefore do not fire, the associated Medium Lasers fire instead.
    This chained fire system is on by default, and the pilot can deactivate/override it during the Reaction phase; if they do not, the associated Lasers will only fire if their associated Streak launcher does not fire (fails to lock, out of ammo, destroyed, etc).

    The specific idea here is for the 'mech to auto-manage heat for younger pilots. The original idea was a Clan 'mech with a pair of Streak-6s tied to a pair of MPLas (The 'mech also had a LPLas, and all lasers were on a Targeting Computer). The set up was such that the MPLas would only fire if the Streak-6s missed. This allowed the 'mech to carry fewer heat sinks, and also meant that if the Streaks missed, the MPLas could follow up with a much better to-hit number.

    Thoughts?

    e: for reference this was a TT situation

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  • HydroSqueegeeHydroSqueegee ULTRACAT!!!™®© Registered User regular
    the thought of missiles able to take advantage of targeting computers makes my skin crawl

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  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    edited January 8
    the thought of missiles able to take advantage of targeting computers makes my skin crawl

    Just to be clear - they don't. The TarCom doesn't control or affect the missiles at all. It control the lasers, based on the data they receive from the missiles.

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  • SiliconStewSiliconStew Registered User regular
    Tox wrote: »
    Lemme get y'alls thoughts on a semi-homebrew rule:
    So a certain 'mech is designed to be a sort of "trainer" 'mech, and has a series of Streak-style launchers (all-or-nothing) that are "tied" through the targeting computer to an equal number of lasers (the 'mech has a targeting computer). The targeting computer has additional programming so that, under normal circumstances, the launchers are declared in conjunction with their lasers, eg- declaring "I am firing two of my Streak-4s at this enemy Catapult" means that, if the Streaks do not lock, and therefore do not fire, the associated Medium Lasers fire instead.
    This chained fire system is on by default, and the pilot can deactivate/override it during the Reaction phase; if they do not, the associated Lasers will only fire if their associated Streak launcher does not fire (fails to lock, out of ammo, destroyed, etc).

    The specific idea here is for the 'mech to auto-manage heat for younger pilots. The original idea was a Clan 'mech with a pair of Streak-6s tied to a pair of MPLas (The 'mech also had a LPLas, and all lasers were on a Targeting Computer). The set up was such that the MPLas would only fire if the Streak-6s missed. This allowed the 'mech to carry fewer heat sinks, and also meant that if the Streaks missed, the MPLas could follow up with a much better to-hit number.

    Thoughts?

    e: for reference this was a TT situation

    Heat is the primary balancing mechanic. So both from a role-play trainee aspect and an actual player aspect, trying to find ways to ignore the necessary choices around it feels like you are doing a disservice to their training/learning how to play.

    From a weaponry standpoint, it just feels like trying to make a "cheater" weapon as you are trying to have the higher damage of streaks, the better accuracy of pulse lasers, and the lower overall heat of streaks. Or perhaps more accurately, you're just straight up giving the player the ability to reroll any missed shots without any heat or ammo penalty for missing the first time.

    Just remember that half the people you meet are below average intelligence.
  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    edited January 9
    While I am finishing up my Clan Iron Oosik, Kappa Galaxy, 4th Ivory Cluster (The Iron Whiskers) I am already starting to work on my Headcanon for an IS unit.

    Compagnia da Montefeltro;

    A Merc unit hailing from the independent Periphery world of Montefeltro.

    Montefeltro itself is a largely forgotten, marginally habitable world sitting coreward from the Lyrans. The planet is of no particular value. Any useful resources have long since been strip mined and the natural environment only allows the good people of Montefeltro to produced food for their owns needs and not enough to be any sort of bread basket. The world is fairly backwater and is not of any strategic importance (At least not until the Wolverine Imperium Invasion Era :winky: ).

    Montefeltro contains one population center, the Capital, which can only be charitable called a "city". Surrounding the Capital are a handful of large communities (mostly farming or logging towns).

    A couple centuries back the good folks of Montefeltro pooled their money and resources together to raise a single Lance of Mechs for self defense. Over the decades pirate raids became less and less frequent. Eventually the folks of Montefeltro thought that instead of having these Mechs sit around doing nothing, what if they sold their services? Thus the Montefeltro militia left their home world to make money for their people. The money they send back home is largely used for the betterment of Montefeltro (building infrastructure, buying equipment/tools/materials, hiring Inner Sphere specialists to fix/build things, etc).

    Over the centuries Montefeltro has been able to raise three Companies worth of Mechs. Most of these operate as independent Lances or Demi-Companies working out and about in the Inner Sphere but Montefeltro keeps a Company sized element at home just in case they need to drive off any would-be raiders. The home guard rotate every few years in order to give everyone a break and combat experience. As Mercenaries they traditionally take on relatively "safe", but steady, contracts since taking on High Risk, High Reward missions does them no good if they have to pay out the ass to rebuild their Mechs afterwards. That said, if a particularly lucrative but potentially dangerous contract pops up these independent Lances will come together to complete the mission.

    So the Compagnia da Montefeltro are simultaneously a Govt funded planetary militia, a mercenary unit and a state owned company. The Mercs are, in essence, Montefeltro's primary (perhaps only) export.


    And yes they are largely inspired by Italian Condottieri and will likely have a rather garish paint scheme.

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Tox wrote: »
    Lemme get y'alls thoughts on a semi-homebrew rule:
    So a certain 'mech is designed to be a sort of "trainer" 'mech, and has a series of Streak-style launchers (all-or-nothing) that are "tied" through the targeting computer to an equal number of lasers (the 'mech has a targeting computer). The targeting computer has additional programming so that, under normal circumstances, the launchers are declared in conjunction with their lasers, eg- declaring "I am firing two of my Streak-4s at this enemy Catapult" means that, if the Streaks do not lock, and therefore do not fire, the associated Medium Lasers fire instead.
    This chained fire system is on by default, and the pilot can deactivate/override it during the Reaction phase; if they do not, the associated Lasers will only fire if their associated Streak launcher does not fire (fails to lock, out of ammo, destroyed, etc).

    The specific idea here is for the 'mech to auto-manage heat for younger pilots. The original idea was a Clan 'mech with a pair of Streak-6s tied to a pair of MPLas (The 'mech also had a LPLas, and all lasers were on a Targeting Computer). The set up was such that the MPLas would only fire if the Streak-6s missed. This allowed the 'mech to carry fewer heat sinks, and also meant that if the Streaks missed, the MPLas could follow up with a much better to-hit number.

    Thoughts?

    e: for reference this was a TT situation

    That's a strange one, to be sure. Within the context of the fiction, I think it could be plausible that a savvy technician could reprogram a 'Mech's Battle Computer and Target Interlock Circuits to behave in this way. I can picture it along the lines of "Pilot puts reticle on target > Pilot pulls trigger for Special Program TIC > Battle Computer verifies Target Lock for Special Program TIC | IF POSITIVE LOCK, FIRE SP-TIC(Missiles) | IF NEGATIVE LOCK, FIRE SP-TIC(Lasers)"

    On the gameplay/tabletop game side: As a house rule, it's fine, but I'm not in love with it. It's at best a crutch to learning the game properly.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    @Axen

    I love it.

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited January 9
    Yeah, Axen, that's awesome. There's a lot of wild history around mercenary and quasi-mercenary outfits in the late medieval through early modern periods of European history, and it's fun when people tap into that for Battletech stuff because it fits so well.

    And I'm not just saying that because of my interest in German Landsknecht. Pay no attention to my MWO handle (Doppelsoldner).

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  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    Oh man a Landsknecht themed Merc unit where the Mercenaries actually travel the Inner Sphere with their families would be a pretty neat concept.


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    I like that Adder

    That's a good Adder.

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  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    edited January 9
    Some more Compagnia da Montefeltro "lore".

    A few of my buddies have raised some questions about how this unit can operate given the quasi-legal nature of it and the fact that it is a very minor Periphery world with three companies of Mechs (not to mention some amount conventional ground forces) when normally a world like this would struggle to raise even half a company. So here is some extra bit of fluff on them since I do want them to be as lore friendly as I can and I love world building.

    1) The world and taxpayers of Montefeltro do not fund the Compagnia da Montefeltro. As Mercs they fund themselves.

    2) Apart from the seed Lance (which I imagine to be the cheapest Mechs the people of Montefeltro could get their hands on) the rest of their forces were slowly raised by the Mercs through salvage and careful spending over the course of 200+ years.

    3) As to the quasi-legal nature of a planetary militia also operating as a mercenary unit the Compagnia da Montefeltro does not. When home bound they are officially labeled as the Montefeltro Carabinieri. Complete with their own uniforms and insignia. When off world and working they are officially registered with the MRB as the Compagnia da Montefeltro. Which for all intents and purposes is a legally distinct entity from the Montefeltro militia. Since the MRB doesn't have incredibly in depth articles about each and every Merc unit registered and effectively only has Yelp reviews, nobody is really going to notice the connection.

    4) The Compagnia da Montefeltro typically doesn't take part in any major wars. Most of the missions they take are either long term security details for corporations, anti-pirate duties or rear-guard actions. Not to say they haven't taken part in some real melees, but usually that is only because shit went sideways and the rear lines became the front lines.

    5) While there is a real chance that some of these Mercs could just fuck off and do their own thing, none have. The people of Montefeltro take a fair amount of pride in their home and more importantly Montefeltro is where all their friends and family are. Those serving are generally not loners or outsiders looking for glory and riches, but rather sons and daughters or wives and husbands or mothers and fathers (or all three). They are people who are out there simply to help their families and their world.

    6) A certain percentage of the Compagnia da Montefeltro's income is sent back to the Govt of Montefeltro. Who in turn uses the money for public works and services. While this income is very nice, Montefeltro isn't exactly swimming in C-Bills. They do however make enough from the Mercs to give the people of Montefeltro a better than average life as far as minor Periphery worlds go. Generally speaking the people of Montefeltro have few complaints though their quality of life would probably not sit well with an Inner Sphere citizen from a middling world ("middling" as far as IS standards go).

    edit- And because I am a grognardy lore nerd

    7) The Compagnia da Montefeltro has their HQ, unsurprisingly, on Montefeltro. The leadership is typically made up of people with strong ties to the Montefeltro Govt and the Compagnia da Montefeltro pay a hefty "tax" to have their facility located on the planet.

    8) The Govt of Montefeltro is fairly competent. Montefeltro has had a long standing culture of Noblesse Oblige among the ruling class. That coupled with the relatively low population of the world and the population living in relatively close proximity keeps things stable. Montefeltro may not have what it takes to be a bread basket, but they can produce enough food to feed themselves without too much trouble and the backwater nature of the world keeps most everyone employed in some fashion.

    Edit 2- oh man I’m on a roll, I could write a whole thing about Montefeltro (and probably will because the sounds fun to me and I am exactly that type of nerd).

    9) The culture of Noblesse Oblige didn’t just happen for no reason. Montefeltro was originally a part of the Rim Worlds Republic and after the fall of the Republic, much like many other former Republic worlds, the people of Montefeltro were lynching anyone who had anything to do with Amaris. The ruling elite of Montefeltro, who weren’t already dead, did everything they could to completely distance themselves from anything that smacked of Amaris. The culture of Noblesse Oblige that developed was simply a means of self preservation for the nobility. After a time however the ideology became ingrained among the nobility.

    edit 3- Okay, one last entry. Since this is Battletech after all.

    During the Clan Invasion the Govt of Montefeltro was forced to declare a State of Emergency given the planet's uncomfortably close proximity to the invasion corridor. For the first time in their respective histories the Montefeltro Carabinieri and Compagnia da Montefeltro took part in frontline combat operations along side FedCom troops. While the Montefeltro were certainly capable when it came to the missions they traditionally undertook, they were not fully prepared for the high tempo operations of an active war. Especially one against the Clans. The Montefeltro comported themselves with valor, but after the end of the war the forces of Montefeltro were significantly diminished. The surviving Montefeltro forces only amounted to roughly two Lances of Mechs. A near total loss compared to their pre-invasion strength of three Companies.

    A few years later the Govt of Montefeltro would formally join the Lyrans and what assets remained of the Compagnia da Montefeltro were absorbed by the Montefeltro Carabinieri. Thus ending the humble, though respectable, history of Montefeltro's mercenary tradition.

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  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    It. Is. Done.

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    edited January 10
    Alright, this particular salvage expedition has been cursed from day one, but the foundries and technicians have finally gotten us to within eyeshot of a functioning build.

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    Seriously though: The first model I found gave weird corruption in the print. The first print of the second model, in parts, failed like mad left and right due to bad supports.

    This is now the second print of the second model, and even it has some glaring defects on the back of the torso due to partial support failure. And the right arm required an extra print due to failure. Just aaarrrggg.

    But here we are. I need to decide how much rehab I want to do on the back of the torso, but it's otherwise ready to build.

    Fuckin' Bull Shark, man.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Axen wrote: »
    It. Is. Done.

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  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    So what do you folks recommend for basing materials for Battletech minis?

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  • Gnome-InterruptusGnome-Interruptus Registered User regular
    Axen wrote: »
    So what do you folks recommend for basing materials for Battletech minis?

    I think the 8mm model train stuff has been suggested before.

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    I believe Z scale for trains is the closest, but N scale can work in a pinch.

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
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    If you're creative, and keep an eye on your scale, literally anything. Woodland Scenics modeling flocks are a good general-purpose solution.

    Grass flock and fine talus:
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    Baking Soda and Superglue with white wash:
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    Modeling talus/sand:
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    Modeling dirt:
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    Modeling "flowers":
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    Dried potato eye sprouts:
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    Or just paint your bases a flat color, and leave it at that! No shame in that game. So long as they're something, it gets the Nips Seal Of Approval.

    It irritates me to no end when someone puts a miniature on a recessed base though, but doesn't fill in the gaps. Sets my OCD ablaze, it does!

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
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    Nips wrote: »
    If you're creative, and keep an eye on your scale, literally anything. Woodland Scenics modeling flocks are a good general-purpose solution.

    Or just paint your bases a flat color, and leave it at that! No shame in that game. So long as they're something, it gets the Nips Seal Of Approval.

    It irritates me to no end when someone puts a miniature on a recessed base, but doesn't fill in the gaps. Sets my OCD ablaze, it does!

    Ohhh, is that why the recessed bases are made that way? So you can put stuff in there.

    Edit: I never understood the recessed bases, just thought that is the way they are made. I printed up a few of them for my BT minis that I have to put on there. Will try out some basing then to make them cooler than just filling it with JB Weld.

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