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hey guys, i need some ideas, just built a fire prism and of course the turret is way to heavy when on the flying stand, looks like the tank is taking off into orbit lol, has anyone got any cost effective ideas on how to balance the weight and get the tank level, i wanna avoid drilling any holes etc if possible
Does the back open? you could slip a few coins in there to try and balance the weight.
If you are not willing to drill holes there is not much you can do to counteract the prism cannon.
The Prism cannon is heavy, I do not know why they did not just make it plastic
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I think everyone experiences that when they first build a prism... the best way I've found to counteract this and at the same time keep the flying base from snapping, is to cut a little more of the hole for the base. Simply take an exact-o blade and bore out the hole that is already there. just check the hole to make sure it will fit around the flying base but not sink to the floor. The stick on the flying base is shaped a bit like a cone so this should make the prism more sturdy, sit facing the battle instead of stargazing, and won't snap the bases. I know you didn't want to drill a hole but I think this is the best solution I've found.
Alternatively, you can always take the spare flying base pole it comes with and just glue that to the flying base and then to the back of the prism. You can then prop it up at any angle you'd like but it doesn't look that great IMO.
Best of luck!
hey guys cheers for the advice, ive made another little hold about a inch from the original one towards the rear of the vehicle and its fits fantastic, actually looks like its taking part in the battle and not counting stars, thanks again guys
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You probably already have an answer how to fix it, but I just used 2 Fire Prisms yesturday, and I thought that tilting was on purpose (not my models) and I REALLY like the way they looked, better then just flat hovering around.
My Prism has the opposite problem. It likes to lean forward as if trying to nosedrive straight into the freaking ground.
I just avoided the problem altogether. I bought a cloudstrike squadron set (3 Falcon's for $90US) and converted two of them into Fire Prisms using a template I made in Google Sketchup for the crystal, the back half of a cheap pen, some plasticard, and two weapon shield plates stuck together, one from the Falcon's Scatter Laser, and the other is the righthand side shield plate (looking down the barrel) from the Wave Serpent weapon sprue (which is in the Falcon box as well.)
The template is below, you'll have to resize it until it fits the proper dimensions(3 inches by 3 inches), and leave a tab on one side of the template to glue it together, but all you really do is cut plasticard to exactly fit each of the black lined areas, cut out and fold and secure with glue. There's two prisms per sheet, so don't think they fit together.
Last edited by Fleeting Ęther; July 7th, 2009 at 08:03.
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Last edited by niraco; July 7th, 2009 at 09:35.
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I'm afraid, if you're not willing to drill holes, there's not much you can do. I came up with a very clever system where I mount all my vehicles on Dreadnought bases held up with nuts and bolts so that I can easily detach them for transportation and also they stay level on the field of battle. It works really, really well.