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Hey guys, the title sorta says my attitude towards metal models and flying bases, i hated it in second edition 40k when my tyranid gargoyles broke the pegs on their bases and my BFG necron fleet constantly break their bases as well, plastic models, however, do not have this problem.
Here's my current dillema as well as why i put it in the conversion section. I am building a lizardmen fantasy army and i'm running into problems, not only is the Slann a metal model on a flying base, but the Terradons are as well.
My question is this: does anyone have a brilliant idea for converting plastic minis (perhaps the new lizardmen cold ones) into terradons, or a Slann.
Otherwise, does anyone know a good trick to reinforce the flying bases so the metal models don't break the little pegs?
i deliberately break the pin off for plastic models,
and remove an additional 5mm from the top of the rod as well for metal models,
then adjust the peg hole to fit.
none of these models has fallen since.
WARMASTER of the SCHOLA PROGENIUM Alnwick Chapter (soon to be the world)
that's a bit easier to do with plastic models, but when a model is metal it gets trickier, i don't have any drill bits (or a drill press for that matter) that will let me do that to metal models.
Cut away a bit at a time with your hobby knife both on the model and the stand. I have never had any problems with any of my models since I started doing that. The only time I never got it to work was with reaver jetbikes, and thats only because of the design (I hope).
Hope that helps....If you can understand it. I can hardly myself.
okay, i missed that 'for metal models' part up at the top
i'll try that on the slann, it really is a great model, i still want plastic terradon riders though if i can help it >.< i'm not too in love with the terradon model as a whole.
I would recommend attaching the model to the base with blue tack. It won't make any difference to how it looks as the this will be hidden under the model. You can then remove the bases for storage and transport. This is where I guess most of the breakages occur. If the odd one still breaks then you can get yourself a bag of spares from Games Workshop.
ok i had the same problem. What i did was on the bottom of the base are round holes. get a screw driver and and twist it through the middle hole.the plastic peg should fit nice and snug in that hole. As for the palaquinn I stuffed the hole on the bottom with greenstuff and stuck the peg in. The only problem is that that peg has to stay there for transport but atleast you can remove the base. I havnt had any problem with the slann since.
I've had similar problems all my wargaming career. Until I finally saw the light. I use magnets on the flying bases. Never had any breakage since.
an example :
At the top of the base I glued a magnet, and in the model I drilled out the existing hole to fit the magnet in entirely. Ideally for plastic miniatures but also suited for metal ones, as those are rare earth magnets. (PowerMagnetStore model D1/8" x 1/16" Disc)
I used it on my Screamers of Tzeentch (metal flying models) also and works wonders there too.
ps this lightbox thing is very fancy but totally unnecessary in a forum...
Last edited by BloodEyes; September 10th, 2010 at 22:57.
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