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Monty
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:03 pm    Post subject: Homemade Heavy Base Reply with quote

It seems to keep my heaviest 2500 planted to the map and it's low profile.

Can anyone guess what it is?








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Mike
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that a metal knob from an old radio?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it does look like an metal knob.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The vertical part of it looks like the shape of a Winston Cone, an off-axis parabolic shape that is used nowadays in high energy particle physics experiments as a light guide to direct photons to a photomultiplier tube. Two partners and I designed those things for Project MIPP, a sub project for Project MINOS at FermiLab. Winston cones only have about a 3% loss of photons in transmission.

Anyway, that's another thing it reminds me of.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a plug for an Assemble at Home piece of equipment ----
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it a game piece from a boardgame?

If it wasn't for the size of the SL2500 DN, I would have said it also reminds me of the stands that came with the old Elite line of minis!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Version 2 of the "Winston-Cone-Base" has a slightly bigger disk and elevated higher than the v1 base. It still doesn't extend beyond 32mm perimeter of the hex and it's fairly stable.


My goal is to come up with a base that is stable, not distracting, not ridiculously huge like the 2500 bases and not $2 a pop. I'm not digging the clear bases. The 2400's are probably the better playing pieces for hex maps I already have.

About the same height as a B-10 stand.
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