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I don't know if this should go to modelling, but I guess fellow DE players can help me better.
So my raider bases "stick" or whatever you call it snapped from the middle, leaving a part of the base inside the raider. I've tried to re-glue but it doesn't really work that nicely....
Suggestions on what I should do about this?
Got to give that a try if my 3rd glueing attempt won't work.
Yeah it'd be smart to replace the original base...
I don't see how the designers could see the current one as good.
Well I have drilled out the old holes in the underside of the Raider to a larger size, inserted and glued a straight section of sprue that goes right up to the inside top of the hull.
Then cut the old nipple off the top of that ridculous flying stand, drill with a pin vice a small hole down into the vertical lengths the stand and a matching hole up into the sprue, then insert and glue an old pin minus the head halfway into the stand.
This leaves the other half sticking up like a spike ready to slide into the underside of the Raider.
This is just about cost zero, dead easy to do, has never broken on me yet, is light weight and looks exactly like the original - plus the fact that it can now spin around it's axis to turn and face an opponent.
No fancy smancy costly irridium cobalt magnets, bolts that weigh a ton or anything else that takes a degree in engineering is needed here - just a simple re-do of that weak nipple area as the basic stand itself is usually fine as it is.
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I use washers and magnets (since the Raider is big, I can pretty much use any cheap magnet) and forego the plastic rod entirely. Instead I use a half of a plaster-of-paris roman column. Its much bigger and stronger as well. Plus the column is on a wrecked marble scene, so it looks really cool.
And it took the greater part of a minute to actually complete too. Forget that little rod.
I use something similar to Wicky's method, except I just widen the holes in the bottom of the Raider and cut the tip off of the base shaft. I used a heated paperclip to melt the hole bigger a little bit at a time (be careful around flames please), and then tested the fit. I repeated until it was just right. Now all my flying bases fit snugly halfway into the model. No problems with balance or snapping at all!
It's also useful because your Raider is lower to the ground for hiding behind cover and blocking LOS.
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^ So you use the same old base but you stick it further into the model?
What kind of drill do you guys use?