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Hey all, my recent eldar army is starting to take shape, but my wave serpents seem to be to heavy in the back, so they hang backwards when i put them on their flying bases. It looks stupid, so i wanted to make them heavier in the front, and i haven't glued the 2 large pieces together yet, i still have to basecoat them, and i noticed that their is a small trench-like thing that remains open when you glue the pieces together. It's in the wings in the front. Just take a look if yours aren't glued yet...
But sand is not heavy enough, and I have no idea what to put in there, or no ideas for alternatives... Could you guys please help me out? Thanks
Yeah, I have this same problem, though admittedly I didn't have the foresight to think of weights before I painted and glued mine
Would a fair bit blue-tac put in between the the canopy and bottom bit do the job? Put it around the cockpit area, and under the front wings, assuming there is there is room. Just the first thing that came to mind really - any small weight that you could stick or glue would do the trick.
Drill the hole that the flying base sticks into so that it is a bit bigger, then cut off the top "tab" of the flying base stand. This way the WS is being supported by the thicker part of that stand and shouldnt lean back as much, or at all.
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Or drop a couple of those weights fishermen use in there, with a drop of superglue, and your good.
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I just drill a hole about a half-centimeter back and stick the flying base in there. Does the job well enough.
The plastic wave serpent model end up with two stand holes; one from the falcon kit it's based on, and a second, a bit further back from the wave serpent additions. My wave serpent actually leans slightly forward using the rear hole, and back using the front hole.
as per others, the best way of dealing with it is not to redress the balance point of the wave serpent but how the stand attaches, if you can do this well you also get rid of those embarressing moments where the stand breaks off, there are several methods, blue tack, green stuff, re drilling to use the wider part of the stand, or pinching the ball and socket joint off a passing Land speeder or Piranha
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Have you tried simply modeling terrain to support the back of it? it dosn't even have to be at the very back, just so that the base is not under such strain.
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Ohhh... the rocket builder in me got all excited when you said to balance the WS by moving the attachment to the center of gravity!
I use the "enlarge mounting hole slightly and remove the nub on the flying base" trick. It works fine. I keep a set of drill bits in my hobby box and use successively larger bits until it sits where I want it. I would resist weighting the nose as this will exacerbate the tendency of the flying base to break. If you find you still need to shift the hole slightly, make the hole larger and use the meaty part of the flying base. If you don't do it now, you'll be doing it down the road when it breaks on it's own.
For me, the trickier one is the Fire Prism. That big hunk of metal tends to really make it back heavy.
I just put books under the rear of my wave serpents so that they are level to the table while the super glue attaching the flying base to the wave serpent dries. I leave it to dry for 24 hours, and mine are all level.