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#11700
Poor Man's Riser 8 Years, 8 Months ago  
Dude,

Your design ROCKS THE FREE WORLD!!! I love it. I loved it so much I needed to try to figure out how you did it. I have been playing around with the Dense Green foam I picked up at my local model railroad store. I then got a plastic dowel and cut off a small piece. I used a lo temp glue gun and glued it on the back of the floor pieces and inserted it into the foam. It stuck!!! So where as I am not sure how you did it I was able to repro it somewhat. The nice thing about a low temp glue gun is that you can pull the glue off relativly easily. Keep up the great work. Between you and IO I should be able to actually put together some good games just trying to follow your leads.

-Darian
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#11701
Poor Man's Riser 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
Whoah, don't let Dudebird see this or his head will explode with stacking fever.
naw, it makes my head explode cuz you threw away all our boxes... :o

Shush you, I found out where we can get the dense, dark grey styrofoam. It's Dow Corning Cavitymaster?, called "Black Foam:, and you can get it at a place called Steel or Stiehl in Burnaby.

My hat for low density white styrofoam knows no bounds after being under the bondage of Melbourne Manor!

the ants...

my bad.
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#11702
Poor Man's Riser 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
Sorry I haven't responded till now. Been kinda preoccupied with my new Alienware comp and D&D Online.

First off thanks for the props everyone - A bunch of the credit needs to go to IO however, He's the one that got me thinking in 3 dimentions.

And now for the burning question thats on everyones mind - How did I get the floor tiles to stand up? Well, as I was putting theis setup together and cursing when I realized that simple balancing alone would not be enough, I just happen to glance over at my work bench and fixed my gaze on my Dremel tool. Now, my Dremel tool is mostly used for drilling holes in minis so I can pin joints, wings, weapons, etc. and make a more solid/secure figure. And it suddenly hit me that the hole made from one of my Dremel bits is small enough that you wouldn't notice it unless you knew it was there and were actively looking for it (especially if the hole was placed inside and unobtrusive place like inside a crack between a couple of stones). So, I drilled a hole into the "Wall" pieces -at about a 45 degree angle (same angle that you use for a nail to hang a picture on a wall). Then grabbed a box of small paperclips - straightened and cut them into 2" lengths. Placed the "Wall" tile next to the foam and drove the the "pin" right into the foam. Thus making a very sturdy wall.

camoudragon - Consider your cloth idea offically stolen and used (used it last week - worked great).
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#11703
Poor Man's Riser 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
:cool: :cool: :cool:

And it suddenly hit me that the hole made from one of my Dremel bits is small enough that you wouldn't notice it unless you knew it was there and were actively looking for it (especially if the hole was placed inside and unobtrusive place like inside a crack between a couple of stones). So, I drilled a hole into the "Wall" pieces -at about a 45 degree angle (same angle that you use for a nail to hang a picture on a wall). Then grabbed a box of small paperclips - straightened and cut them into 2" lengths. Placed the "Wall" tile next to the foam and drove the the "pin" right into the foam. Thus making a very sturdy wall.
Brilliant…

This idea/modification opens a whole world of setup possibilities. Could you post a few close-up pics of your work?

I’m sure I speak for the gang on this one…THANKS!

Mike
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#11704
Poor Man's Riser 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
good to hear - a few days ago i have a found some fancy red cloth wich makes cool lava...
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