So, to make sure I understand it - and to make sure it is/isn’t a bug, as I am just simply not aware -
Are you not able to craft the basic padding and lining at an Improved Armor Bench?
You can make the perfected - which requires the basic ones - but that would mean that you have to currently own the basic AND the improved version of the armor bench at the SAME time - which also means, if you want to save resources, you either have to move the thrall around constantly or have two decent level thralls, one on each bench.
Is this intended? Because if it is… it’s pretty redundant. It requires extra room. It requires extra resources. It doesn’t IMPROVE on anything… Sure, let’s IMPROVE on the old by requiring me to use up MORE of my base’s real-estate space and MORE of my resources.
If it’s not intended, has there been mention of a fix?