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#27441
Door in hallway, not at end of hallway 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
Jim

The issue with cutting pieces here in Europe is that you pay a lot more then $10 to get them here in the first instance. On the other hand - moulds are relativly cheap and you can source plaster or resin locally - avoiding most of the transport cost and all of the tax issues.

This is my main reason I prefer to alter HA bits - not DF pieces. But as I said - if you are in the US it might make a lot more sense to just cut some original pieces.

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#27442
Door in hallway, not at end of hallway 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
Thod -

IF you just do it for personal use, Jeff and Stefan MIGHT not object to you making a cast to destroy; at any rate, they haven't landed on ME with two lawyers and a GW Leman Russ tank - yet!
Of course, MY repros never leave my sight, and if they DO leave the house, they ALWAYS come home with me, and are ALWAYS of something that DF doesn't MAKE - well, in that sense, the 'kratzered' T-intersection would qualify, since DF doesn't make a corridor with a hole in the side!

I really just don't know, Thod; as long as you don't sell pieces or molds, or otherwise distribute them (gifts, etc.), I don't think DF will take official, legal notice of NON-DF manufactured pieces that are modifications of DF stuff. I'd think that by now, if Jeff or Stefan - especially Stefan, whose intellectual work and property this stuff IS! - objected to what I'm talking about, he would have said SOMETHING about it. In fact, If Stefan is reading this, I'd appreciate him saying something NOW so we can get a yes or no about it. I do NOT want to step on ANYONE'S toes about this, but by the same token, I want to be able to do MY thing with stuff DF doesn't make!

Jeff? Stefan?

Anybody?

Bueller? (I GOTTA quit watching that commercial on TV!)
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#27443
Door in hallway, not at end of hallway 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
You can do whatever you like for your own purposes of course. making casts is O.K. if they are for your own use... if you start selling them...AND advertising it on our web site...well, then we might have a problem...he,he,he.....
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#27444
Door in hallway, not at end of hallway 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
You can do whatever you like for your own purposes of course. making casts is O.K. if they are for your own use... if you start selling them...AND advertising it on our web site...well, then we might have a problem...he,he,he.....
There's your answer, right from the MASTER!

Thanks, Stefan.
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#27445
Door in hallway, not at end of hallway 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
I know this isn't quite the same thing, but... if you make a passage out of floor tiles, with the room pieces facing away and forming the walls, you can put a doorway (arch, etc.) wherever you like. I've seen many pictures of this on these boards.

Maybe that helps,

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#27446
Door in hallway, not at end of hallway 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
I think it does help. Adding walls to a floor tile will be easier for some than cutting and refinishing a passage tile.

However, doesn't putting a room off the side of a passageway put everything attached to that room slightly out of alignment with the parts of the set-up that connect to the ends of the passage? The "spur" portion of the dungeon will not be able to connect with the dungeon at any other point. without being slightly off kilter by the width of one wall.

This isn't a problem if you just want a room, or an isolated set of rooms and passages, but if you mean to make shortcuts and/or alternate routes through your dungeon, you might encounter a slight discrepancy.
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#27447
Door in hallway, not at end of hallway 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
Now I can probably hack " with dremel or coping saw " a passage as good as anyone but what to do with the " Edges " what I mean is the inside of the wall/opening and floor section that is left? Carve it with a dremel? A small jewelers screw driver? Make it a bit bigger and add some green stuff and try to mimic the bricks as best as can be done and then paint over? Oye ...... Headache!!!!
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#27448
Door in hallway, not at end of hallway 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
Now I can probably hack " with dremel or coping saw " a passage as good as anyone but what to do with the " Edges " what I mean is the inside of the wall/opening and floor section that is left? Carve it with a dremel? A small jewelers screw driver? Make it a bit bigger and add some green stuff and try to mimic the bricks as best as can be done and then paint over? Oye ...... Headache!!!!
Dremel and jeweler's files and paint, oh MY!

Work carefully and with pride in your work, and you, too can join the International Plastic Modeler's Society, just as I did - and FREAK THEM OUT!

Whee!

And it beats the heck outta Spitfires, Me-109's, and P-40's all the time.

Something NEW and DIFFERENT! Wakes them ALL up!
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