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okay, im taking deep breaths... my d fish flying base just snapped for the fourth fu***** time! it wont stay on no matter how much glue i use, i just pick it up, or push it during a game, and wobble wobble snap, it breaks. The tip of the base is stuck, cemented in the whole, so its just a stubb every time i reglue it. anybody have ideas to make it stronger?
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You could...just not use it? I don't think I'll be using flying bases for any model in my army.Originally posted by Commander Montka@Feb 13 2005, 20:27
okay, im taking deep breaths... my d fish flying base just snapped for the fourth fu***** time! it wont stay on no matter how much glue i use, i just pick it up, or push it during a game, and wobble wobble snap, it breaks. The tip of the base is stuck, cemented in the whole, so its just a stubb every time i reglue it. anybody have ideas to make it stronger?[snapback]328777[/snapback]
Or, you could use green stuff (instead of glue) to stick on three separate flying bases - one in the front and two in the wider back.
Yeah, all I gotta say is welcome to the club. I havent used my flying bases for my devilfishes or hammerheads since I got them. Balancing a big tank on essentially a pinhead wasnt the brightest idea ever. Just give up and stop worrying about it like I did.
A friend of mine who has 3 Hammerheads doesn't even put bases on them...we just set them on the table and play.Originally posted by Maus154@Feb 13 2005, 20:40
Yeah, all I gotta say is welcome to the club. I havent used my flying bases for my devilfishes or hammerheads since I got them. Balancing a big tank on essentially a pinhead wasnt the brightest idea ever. Just give up and stop worrying about it like I did.[snapback]328790[/snapback]
I have never glued any flying bases onto my minatures. This way if the top gets snapped off, it is extractable. The other option is to make the stand sturdier by snapping off the small top part, drilling the hole in the vehicle slightly larger and just using the base that way. If you do this then it will not snap.
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I saw this article on a DE website, where this guy converted his raiders to have removable bases. Dunno how much that would help you *shrug*
Also I once saw on someone using ball bearing pivots for their bases, this allows them to be rotatable and poseable...the guy added it to his fishes and had some cool poses. Can't remember where I found them though lol.
every time someone at my club breaks a flying base, i just take a lighter and melt the damn thing directly onto the model. looks like crap, unless u do it just right, but its got a much stronger hold imo.
Aryldite (epoxy glue) will give a strong bond, unless you play in particularly hot environments.
Alternately, there are GW plastic ball-and-socket add-ons you can use. No idea where you get them (my Eldar Battle Force boxed set had two, I had no idea what they were until a friend bought a Marine army on e-bay, and the land speeder had one affixed). You'd probably want to use a new flying base as well, though, and glue the ball on with aryldite.
I haven't had any issues with my Falcon, Wave Serpents, Vypers or Jetbike to date (using standard flying base and super glue).
I think Pip was referring to some pics I posted a while back. Here's what I did for all my flying stands:
I purchased a length of 1/8" brass rod and cut it into various sized lengths to use as the "stand". Since in 4th ed, our skimmers don't block LoS and can skim over terrain, I made the stands a fair bit taller than the vehicle stands that come with the large flying bases. I then drilled out the hole in the flying base to 1/8" and glued the brass rod into it with super glue. I then cut the 'socket' free from the sprue and glued it to the base of the tank. The tricky part is drilling out the 'ball' to accept the 1/8" rod. I found this is most easily accomplished if you leave it on the sprue while drilling. This gives you something to hold on to... the ball is very small and round and hard to get a grip on. Drill it out in small increments working up from 1/16". If you jump to quickly to a larger drill size, the ball will simply snap from the sprue and things will become a lot more difficult really fast. Once you're done, cut the ball from the sprue and glue it to the top of the brass rod. Then just snap the ball into the socket and you're flyin'!
Yeah! Those were the ones I was talking about lol, just couldn't quite remember where I saw em =P. So now you got stronger bases and at the same time poseable fishies!!! =D. Now they do truly look like they are actually skimming and stuff. Thanks T0nka