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I have some old school metal hormagaunts, and they tip forward quite a bit and NEVER stay upright on thier base. I was wondering what the best way of weighing down a slotta base was. I have used nickles to good effect on non-slotta bases, but you can't do that with a slotta base.
I was thinking of using epoxy, but I don't think the epoxy alone will add any weight.
What should I use?
I used little tiny washers on mine, you could also use solder, or you could cut a penny in half.
If you mash up weights, you may be smooshing lead around your workbench so it would not be a good idea to lick your fingers afterwards. Try tiny washers or cutting up larger washers with bolt cutters or tin snips. If you are clipping or cutting, wear glasses or safety goggles.
Perhaps you can attach the figures to washers on top of the slotta bases. Pin them to the base through the hole in the washer, then cover the washer with flock or sand like normal.
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the way that i would do it, is to cut away the slotta part of the base, from there you could place a couple of pennies (the old-school termies are quite heavy ) on the bottom as easily as the non-slottabases!
for the slotta part on the top, just fill it in with a little green stuff to tidy it up.
just my opinion on the matter.
I got with epoxy, usually helps out enough to help. Also every clean a model and have tons of little flash bits?? I use those as well. I find the vehicle sprues that have some metal parts have heavier parts. Lastly does your shop have a bitz box? Scavenger it for old GW figure with heavy metal bitz, adding some to the bottom will do nicely. Saves just a little bit of money, and helps out with clearing out the old bitz
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i have the same problem, and i've used a couple of products that all come in easy to use caulking guns:
alex plus (caulk for baseboards)
no more nails
basically, you could get away from hitting home depot and grabbing the heaviest caulking tube you can find
Both worked great on hormagaunts (plastic) and genestealers. I'd maybe put ball bearings into the mix for added weight if you feel it's not enough.
Shinjin, What I've done with models that "must" be weighted down is to put them on non slotted bases and put a 3/4'' flat washer on the underside(fits perfectly)
I carefully cut the slot part off, and drill holes using a size 61 drill bit(perfect size for standard size paper clip) and then drill holes in base and use a paper clip(you poke it through and then bend it to secure it to the base.
Otherwise, I have used fishing weights to very limited success(I can never seem to find the right size to fit perfectly. You could also opt to using real rocks and whatnot for basing material(but that can get bulky)
Hope this helps.
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