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    Need help with basing

    Ok I'm doing some work on my army, and I need to base some models that have already been painted. But I was wondering if I could take the legs off the torso with out breaking anything ( I'm using Space Marines) so I could just spray that when I base it.




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    How were you planing to do your bases? And are you minis are on the bases?
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    Yes they are on the bases. I need to know if I can take the torso off the legs so I can spray the bases with primer, and only have to repaint the legs.
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    Well first, it would be easier to pop the whole mini off the base than to seperate the torso from the legs. To do this I would try to slide an exacto blade between the foot and the base.

    Second...Why do you need to spray prime the base? Normally what I do is paint the mini while its on the base, then use a paintpbrush to put thinned pva glue on the base and then sane. Then I'll paint the base with the mini still attached. This works fine unltess I'm doing some sort of extravagant display base.

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    I wuld have to agree with you there. Firstly, I don't think it is necessaryto remove the model, and secondly, yes it is possible to take the legs and torso apart, but there is a big risk of damage to the model.
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    I don't have any PVA glue just elmers glue... will PVA hold the sand on better?
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    I use elmers glue (PVA aka your plain white glue) so elmers will do just fine and its cheap too :w00t:
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    Elmers glue is similer to PVA but isnt quite the same. It works just as well as PVA unless your are using the color or dont want one. It tends to give stuff a very slight yellow tint (but definitly worth it do it its cost effectiveness when using it for normal everyday jobs).

    What exactly are you planning on doing with the bases?

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    I glued sand all over a cardboard building with elmer's. It works perfectly, though you may want to slightly water it down.

    Are you going to be putting sand/rocks/what not on the base? If thats the case, I don't see any need to take off the model. Just glue the base and add your texture stuff. Then, what I found works well, is useing a mixture of your darkest/undercolor, mix it with a little glue and a little water and let it soak in between the grains via a big brush. After that you can dry brush whatever you like on top. Worked very well for my snowy tundra look.
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