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PostSubject: miniature Base Problen   Fri 15 May 2009 - 6:15

greetings everyone.

i just got some niceminiatures from crusader miniatures, but they bring a "non removable" base, and i need to place them on a norman base(25mm for example).

I would like to know how you guys (or girls) handle this.

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thanks!!
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PostSubject: Re: miniature Base Problen   Fri 15 May 2009 - 6:32

I cut/file the base away. Just CAREFULLY clip off the attached base around the feet & file down to the soles. If the base is REALLY thick, a Dremel style rotary tool can speed things along with a bit of care. Then put a pin in one or both feet & attach to the plastic base. I scenis my bases first so the mini loks like he's stand on rather than in the ground. thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: miniature Base Problen   Fri 15 May 2009 - 6:34

Get yourself a large file and file away the base from the bottom till you reach the feet. If you stop at the right time then you are left with a very thin base that can be easily glued on a normal plastic base (and that will make the model sit on there tighter than when using the slotter system) and you have the additional benefit of being able to compatensate smaller sized minis (e.g. I like this as it allows me to make the 28mm Foundry models a bit taller so they fit better into the 30mm Black Scorpion range).

EDIT: I KNEW Deaf would beat me to this. I knew it!

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PostSubject: Re: miniature Base Problen   Fri 15 May 2009 - 7:49

Thanks alot Very Happy

Btw, do you know a good online shop for modeling tools ? like razors kits, file kits, etc...

In Portugal is dificult to find anything related to miniatures and modeling ... sso i have to buy then online Sad
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PostSubject: Re: miniature Base Problen   Fri 15 May 2009 - 8:03

http://www.micromark.com has an extensive array of tools made for miniature work.
www.gf9.com is a good source of Green/Brown Stuff & sculpting tools, gaming accessories, & a jaw dropping scenery gallery for inspiration. I hope that's of some help. thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: miniature Base Problen   Fri 15 May 2009 - 14:57

A other simpel trick you could use is: Clue the model on a base and make a smooth transaction from your plastic base to your metal base. You could also push some small stones, skulls ect in the green stuff to add some detail.

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