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I recently started a Dark Eldar army, and after painting one of the raiders, I put it on the stand to see how it looked...only to have to tip completely forward.
Unlike other 40k flying models, the raiders don't seem to stand upright when placed on one of the larger flying bases. I wasn't planning to glue them directly to the stand, but that seems like the only way to keep them upright.
Do other people have this problem, or am I doing something wrong?
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Just make the hole in the bottom of it a bit bigger, just big enough so that the stand itself, not the nipple goes into it. Should fix it
I see 2 possible solutions. Alternate bases or weight distribution.
On 40kRadio, the go over a base that they picked up from someone in Alabama. The idea is to use a screw and a wooden base and a nut for the connector.
The other way to go is to put equal weight in the engine hole.
Haven't tried either of these, so try them out and let us know how it goes.
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I play Vassal. I'm in V40K Open Ladder.
Keep in mind that widening the hole in the model should be done slowly & carefully or else you'll end up with a loose fit and the model will still tilt. Also, know that this will lower the vehicle closer to the board, which is perfectly legal. But it has pros and cons for gameplay.
Pros = easier to achieve 50% obscurement, easier to obscure infantry with the Raider
Cons = lower LOS from weapons, obscures LOS for infantry firing from behind Raider
For me, it has been well worth it, since I can't always afford to move Raiders fast enough to get that Flat Out cover save, and DE vehicles are usually fast enough to get clear LOS if they really need it.
I like the screwed-on approach in theory. If someone tries that, please let us know how well it works and how easy/difficult it is.
There is one other legal possibility I can think of, and that is to add another stem to the same flying base by drilling a small hole offset from the center stem and in the model as well. This would achieve added stability without lowering the height of the model.
I've replaced the plastic-on-plastic action on my raider stands with 5mm rare-earth magnets. I trimmed off the nipple bit and smoothed the top of the base off so superglue will stick the magnet to the rod properly, and placed a matching magnet over the hole in the raider fuselages.
I think it's a superior solution as the magnets grip to prevent wobbliness, the stand and raiders come apart for transport and storage, and the magnets are easily reglued to plstic when they (very occasionally - like twice in 2 years) break off.
Cool idea. And that magnet keeps even a Ravager from tipping or falling off the base when you field them?
Good observation - my answer is 'mostly'. You might find you have to experiment a bit moving the magnet on the ravager fuselage back and forth to find the centre of gravity.
Last edited by andrewthotep; March 1st, 2009 at 02:17. Reason: ambiguity