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Hey all - I just spent a good three and a half hours drilling, pin-vicing, gluing, and green-stuffing my Hydra, and I have it pretty much ready to go, but I was wondering if any of you had advice about affixing it to the base, because it seems to be pretty front-heavy and I'm concerned that it'll tip forward because the glue might not be enough to hold it in place.
Any experienced hydra modelers have any advice?
I just got this badboy myself-- I hope he doesnt give me too much trouble; but you could affix a heavy magnet underneath the base I guess to make it less top heavy
it wouldnt do to have a stumblin war hydra
Fixing weights beneath the base can help...coins are good for this. You could also have the thing on a rock, place the first leg on the rock and the back two at ground level so the hydra is leaning back slightly. This is what i did. It gives the model a cool base and pose.
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Anyways, if you meant the model falling off the base.. my solution as to every big models, ex. bloodthirster, lord of change, treeman, etc. I pin the model to the base. First, I drill a hole to both its feet where it makes contact with the base. Insert a paper clip and cut the extruding part down to 1 inch short. I put the model down onto the base with the "pin" poking the base, then I take my hobby knife and make a dent on the base where the pin is touching. I drill through the dent then glue the model along with the pin onto the base, then cut the pin out from underneath the base and leave about 1/4 inch sticking out.. as long as it's not too long that its scratching the table then it's fine.
.. Or if you are tired of drilling, place some wood chip in its front legs acting as a stepping stone will solve that balancing problem.
I completely modeled the base with bark and greenstuff and then pinned the whole contraption. I just don't know how you can get through assembling that model without a power drill. It seems that weighting the base never works well enough for me. I can tell you one thing, if that thing ever gets dropped, I am going to be oh sooooo sad...
I could have sworn I read somewhere that you weren't supposed to base large monsters...
Then again my memory isn't the best sometimes...
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It comes with a suitable bas so I don't see why you wouldn't. I've been hand drilling this guy and my god how I wish for a power drill :s
I believe you can base them but you don't have to. Mine didn't even come with a stand. For that reason and that reason alone, I didn't base it.
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There is no such rule (as I recall) as to not being able to base a large monster, as of the reason of why you "shouldnt" do it.. I think I can tell it's because some monsters with the flame breath special rule specified that the narrow end must be touching a monster's "mouth" or where it's coming out from.. not from the base but from the model, so a weirdly based or position monster would have an unfair advantage or disadvantage to it.