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    Weighting bases

    a lot of my hormagaunts are falling over because they are off wight. usually it would be a simple matter of gluing a coin or washer in the base, but because they are slottered bases this is not so easy. what u would recommend to weight hormagaunts bases?
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    "Shot". The stuff used in Shotgun Shells. You can buy it pretty cheaply, and one big bag will last you your entire 40K career. It's a bit messy, but works pretty well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Caluin
    "Shot". The stuff used in Shotgun Shells. You can buy it pretty cheaply, and one big bag will last you your entire 40K career. It's a bit messy, but works pretty well.
    Just make sure that you don't get the lead shot... that could ruin your day

    Washers do work, if you don't mind a small metal bit sticking out of the bottom. Paint it black if you want
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    I used the tabs from my pewter models. They're usually small, and if they're too big they're easy to cut.
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    You could try filing/clipping/cutting a portion of the slot away from the underside of the base. That way your able to put a coin or washer under the base without it sticking out... :cool:

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    thanks for ya comments. i might try some small off cuts of metal and see how they go, if they don't work i'll have a look into shot.

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    well, metal offcuts aren't usually heavy enough for my likings, so I take the GW clipper (excellent for this purpose) and clip of the tab underneath, go back with a scalpel, removing bits I can't get to, and then have a space large enough that a single 1,-NOK can fit in there, perfect fit. the hormies are now heavy enough that I can actually place them fecing downwards on a hill without them toppling over. Sure, it takes some time, but placing them during gaming is a charm now.

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    does the hormie still stay well connected to the base? i guess if u take too much off it will be a weak join for the one hoof glued to the base. thanks for ya help.

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    A cheap, easy and not as reliable method is to glue some bits of sprue onto the bottom of the base. You can easily shape it to fit, however, it's not as heavy, so, you hormies will only be a bit more stable. If you have the same problem with your leaping warriors, (I did), build up their bases with some metal terrain.
    Last edited by THE Hersh; September 19th, 2005 at 16:30. Reason: clarify
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    My solution to top heavy Gaunts is to just glue a penny to the bottom of each base.
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