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The wooden display bases is what I mean.
Basically I'm wanting to try paint something up for a friend for their birthday, and I want to try and put it on one of those cool little display bases.
My question is, do I just just the top of it as the models base? or do I still just the provided base that comes with the mini?
And also, if its the case that I just use the provided base, how do you securly fit the finished mini on to the display base? Can it be pinned? Super glued? Or is wood glue better?
Is it also better to apply the model and bases together before painting?
I only ask because I've never used a display base before, but have quite liked the idea.
I've actually seen people use wooden door handles. O_o But otherwise, I am unsure but you're either having to get it cut somewhere or do it yourself. One place you could try is a shop that sells, repairs and looks after trophies. They will most likely have something like you're after.
I think it is our own choice of style in this matter, but I would say put him on the base last just incase you spill paint etc, then the base is ruined. You can super glue it I think, depending if you decorate the whole base, but super glue could be fine.
But there is a third option, you can use industrial super glue, capable of withstanding 1,7 tons per square inch before it breaks apart, so the model should be safe. I tried to find a tuorial or something, but couldn't find any, I will keep looking. =)
A nice way to do this would be to make the model as normal, on its base, and attach a magnet to the underneath. You can then screw/glue a magnet to the top of the wooden base and have a removable model. That way the person you are painting the model for can use it in games if they want to (or if thats what you are intending) as well as for display.
I would paint any model before atttaching it to the wooden base as to avoid getting paint on the wood. Superglue will soak into wood, so be careful using superglue on the base unless it is varnished. Wood glue is a good option, but something like no more nails like Silvermane suggested would likely be better. Glue might damage or mist the varnish however. If you are careful, pinning the model on is a nice option. You can drill quite deep into the wood and get a well anchored pin between it and the model. This would remove the need for glue, so remove the chance of misting, but you would need to be careful not to damage the base whilst drilling.
Ooo.. those are nice bases! Might have to bookmark that site now. -__^
By cut, I meant ask the place that sells wood if they'd do it; though that place would possibly be cheaper and look nicer! =D
Kuf: Aye, they are quite nice
The magnet idea sounds good, but the person isn't a wargamer...mind you, it would make for decent transport of the mini at least.
I would pin it, but I think that might need it to be done beforeI start painting it, because then I wouldn't have to worry about damaging the minis base then.
The only probelm then would be avoiding getting paint on the base, and....yea, seconds thoughts, thats proberly a bad move, because then what If I need to use the clips and magifying glass? A big chunk of wood in the way wouldn't really help lol
Is this No More Nails stuff the industrial type glue that Silver was on about?
I don't think its industrial, but its certainly strong. Take a peek---> http://www.makingdiyeasier.co.uk/uni...a-instant.html
That site has a wide selection, including the tape-like roll on strips which could be very useful for what your doing.
Thanks for the linky rp
I don't have to worry about the display base right this moment, as I need to put the mini together first and then paint it. So going to be a while yet.