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Offline bayonetbrant

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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2016, 10:38:23 AM »
I'm still looking for a program that will clip all of my Vassal module counter corners.  >:D

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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2016, 11:09:21 AM »
I'm still looking for a program that will clip all of my Vassal module counter corners.  >:D

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So Barth...genuinely...why against the clipping? The way they are done is probably just an "ease of manufacturing" thing. No info is lost and they do look very tidy.

I've clipped corners off with my modelling knife and I have also clipped the "ragged edges" created when punching and the clipping is much easier. It's ALOT of work to cut those ragged edges.
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2016, 11:22:55 AM »
Pay him no mind, JD. He's one of those hippy types who has to have everything "au naturel".
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2016, 12:00:18 PM »
This is the bad boy I want

http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=17316.msg461570#msg461570

Ordered it directly from Oregon Laminations website. Easy to order, fast delivery, what's there not to like. Mine is a 2mm version. I am still a conservative, mind  O:-)

Spent yesterday evening clipping the remaining PanzerBlitz Hill Of Death counters, ran the new Carentan situation cards through lamination machine, ...  :smitten:

I however do not own any tweezers yet.  :))
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2016, 12:04:08 PM »
This one, that is.



Costs an arm and a leg, but is sturdy enough to last to the seventh son of the seventh son.  :)
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2016, 12:04:46 PM »
I however do not own any tweezers yet.  :))

Tweezers are must have tools of the trade!
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2016, 12:06:08 PM »
This one, that is.



Costs an arm and a leg, but is sturdy enough to last to the seventh son of the seventh son.  :)

Mine was $45 US. Seemed reasonable enough considering how much I spend on games.
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2016, 12:06:30 PM »
I'm still looking for a program that will clip all of my Vassal module counter corners.  >:D

 :knuppel2:
So Barth...genuinely...why against the clipping? The way they are done is probably just an "ease of manufacturing" thing. No info is lost and they do look very tidy.

I've clipped corners off with my modelling knife and I have also clipped the "ragged edges" created when punching and the clipping is much easier. It's ALOT of work to cut those ragged edges.

I've always removed my counters from the sprues with a knife and ruler... no ragged corner tuffs... until recently when I switched to a rotary cutter and ruler.. same results and easier.

I just prefer the square look to the rounded corner, always have. Also I don't like "defacing" my games by making modifications - marked up rule books, correction stickers on cards (Cyrano!), etc.

Also I think it's a colossal waste of time to clip counters.  :P

Nowadays lots of companies are die cutting their counters with rounded corners... I'm OK with that because the counters have been design with that in mind... one would hope any way.  :idiot2:

Plus yer all gonna burn in Hell fer abusing harmless counters.  :D

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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2016, 12:07:32 PM »
I however do not own any tweezers yet.  :))

Tweezers are must have tools of the trade!

There is some hope fer you yet.  :P

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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2016, 12:09:04 PM »
This one, that is.



Costs an arm and a leg, but is sturdy enough to last to the seventh son of the seventh son.  :)

Mine was $45 US. Seemed reasonable enough considering how much I spend on games.

Yup, same price for two mill version. Here's a close-up of the counters

Edit: a better pic yet with some 1/2" chits as well

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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2016, 12:10:11 PM »
I however do not own any tweezers yet.  :))

Tweezers are must have tools of the trade!

There is some hope fer you yet.  :P

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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2016, 12:11:16 PM »
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2016, 12:12:49 PM »
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2016, 12:15:00 PM »
They look great
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