OK...... how did you find out about Hirst arts molds........

Crankshaft
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July 4th, 2013, 12:31 pm #141

I was looking for 3D terrain and accessories when I stumbled onto Hirst Arts. Real floors, walls, furnishings, accssories... mmmmmmm
 40 ,45, 51, 53, 70, 85, 95, 204, 205, 206, 220, 250, 267, 280, 291, 331, 421, 422, 424
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November 17th, 2013, 1:31 pm #142

I found it through google. I was looking for Linka, and Hirst Arts popped up. I dismissed it at first, thinking it all too expensive, but as I got more involved in Warhammer, and more interested in the scenics than the minis, well, it came to represent better value. About six months ago I took the plunge, and bought #70 and #75 with some birthday cash, and had great fun with them. The rest is history; I've been buying at the rate of a mould a month, and look set to continue at that rate for some time to come. There always seems to be another mould I need!
Moulds magnificently owned: 40, 43, 45, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 58, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 86, 201, 210, 220, 221, 222, 224, 225, 235, 240, 245, 250, 251, 252, 259, 260, 262, 263, 264, 268, 340.
Moulds most ardently desired: Maybe the cavern moulds. Maybe the Industrial moulds, and pipe moulds.

Omnes qui errant non pereunt.
Not all who wander are lost.
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December 11th, 2013, 5:22 pm #143

I was browsing through some kickstarters about 2 weeks ago for board games and what not and came across a company selling 3d dungeon tiles. It was very pretty and also very expensive but I suddenly had to had it. Then I went to look at videos on youtube on how to make them with foam and paint and stuff. Half the videos I was looking at used hirst arts tiles. So I decided to check it out and thought they were too expensive. Then I continued to look at the videos and get more angry because more and more guides using hirst arts appeared. I decided to give it another look... Started to read the forums... And when I realized it, I was ordering six molds and ardently waiting for them to arrive.
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December 12th, 2013, 11:26 pm #144

I would never buy terrain online, especially HA stuff.
IMO, buying bruces' molds is far cheaper. it may take more time, casting, building and painting; but you can build far more using HA molds than buying premade off kickstarter, etc.
besides, when you use HA molds, you have better 'creative control' on what is being built.

IMO, Bruce's molds are a better way to go.
[font]custom mold* specialist
Fieldstone: #70, #71, #72, #73, #75*, #77, #80, #85, #260.
Gothic:#40, #41, #42, #43, #44, #45, #201, #205

SciFi: #301, #302, #303, #270, #271 Work in Progress
Skematic: #212*, #311*
Cavern: #81*, #82*, #84*, #85*, #203*, #250*, #281*, #282*
Egyptian: #94*, #95*, #97*,#99*, #290*, #292*.
Misc: #220*, #250*,

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December 13th, 2013, 3:27 am #145

Honestly, I can't remember how I found the HA site.  I got into D&D again when 4E came out in 2008.  I got into making terrain with cardstock models that Worldworks put out.  That, however, was too flimsy for play.  I found Dwarvenforge, but that was too expensive. I think it was about then that I stumbled across Bruce's website, and the rest is history.
Molds I own:  Fieldstone: 57, 58, 59, 70, 71, 75, 77, 203, 220, 221, 260
Cavern Tiles: 83, 84, 85, 266, 281, 282
Gothic: 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 205, 235, 240, 250
Sci-Fi: 270, 272, 273, 301, 302, 320


Wishlist:
Cavern: 81, 82
Gothic: 40
Egyptian: 93 - 99, 292
Sci Fi: 271, 325 - 327
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January 9th, 2014, 8:24 pm #146

GenCon 2012 was the first time I came across Hirst Arts. I wanted to buy the chess board but realized it was all molded and crafted. So I planned all year long to buy the molds at GenCon 2013 when the time came I chickened out and decided to wait. The week after I kept thinking about how I really wanted the molds so I had a yard sale sold off a bunch of junk and a week later I ordered my first 16 molds HAHA! I have ordered 10 more since then and I love it!
Molds: 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 45, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 64, 65, 66, 75, 85, 87, 164, 200, 201, 205, 210, 220, 221, 240, 245, 267, 701
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May 1st, 2015, 4:46 pm #147

I had been painting minis back in the 80's when the premier companies were Grenidier and Ral-Partha. Still have a ton of their stuff sitting in my display case. But I never had any scenery pieces. I found a hobby shop out in NJ that sold a full castle out of a cheap stone material that kept falling appart. After about a month of fustrating work that yeilded a really crappy looking castle, I was determined that I could do a better job on my own. It took me a long time till I found out about Bruce and his magical silicone patties. Had to trade in my abbicus for a honkingly large computer to find him.....but I did and have been casting ever since. It has been at least 6-7 years but it could be longer. My brain aint what it used to be.
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July 24th, 2017, 4:48 pm #148

I saw some of the models at GenCon 2013 and talked with the folk about the process and then grabbed some molds the next day.
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September 7th, 2017, 8:30 pm #149

I was backing Dwarven Forge on Kickstarter and posted a message on another forum for gaming. A member there mentioned the Hirst Arts and posted some photos.
I looked into it and found someone selling there Hirst Arts molds on eBay, 31 molds for 1/2 the cost, and said "what the hell" and purchased them.
since then I ordered 5 more molds and looking to purchase more within the coming months.

I even sucked my wife into it. While I do all the casting, she has been enjoying painting all my castings
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February 19th, 2018, 11:55 pm #150

I first meet Bruce and company many moons ago at GenCon when it was still held in Milwaukee WI. There has been a lot more molds added since. 
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