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which one is better, the floating option or standing them on the base? at firts i really like the floating stands and all, but i couldn't put them into really dynamic poses. the bodies have to stand upright all the time. furthermore, one of the stands broke while i was playing a game. i've always thought that standing was kind of boring but more stable. my questions are, which option is better? is there anyway to make the floating stands more durable and posable? or can u really make the standing suit look cool?
drill the hole for the clear plastic at an angle.floating stands and all, but i couldn't put them into really dynamic poses.
On the upaide, floating means less ankle breakage.
On the downside, most floating poses look like gay jumping ballerinas.
I've noticed and found solutions to both of the problems.
As for the dynamic poses, you can cut the legs at the joint, reverse them and then place in a good bent knee posts. This gives you some really dynamic poses. As for the problem of the stems breaking, I suggest using the "ball and socket" pieces (search GW site using those terms andyou should find it). The parts are only about 50 cents USD and give you the ability to both move the suit around allowing for a moving forward or flying back pose and it gives you the ability to detach the suits for movement and storage and makes it less likely that it'll break. If you wanna see some examples of the bent knee poses, check some of my suits in the gallery.
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I've a mix for mine really, though I have just about pinned all my standing suits now.
Though I do have more standing suits than flying ones, but then I've still to make two TL Flamer suits.
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I went with standing models and got fancy with the arm positions to compensate for the static look. I feel that people look more at the arms than the legs of a model.
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I like the flying stands more -- I think you can customize the position way more... especially if you do a little cutting and redrilling, etc. All my suits are flying :o
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2/3rds of my suits are flying. I have also chopped the legs and arms up for repositioning and put more angle into the clear plastic to get the more dynamic poses.
Here are the downside of both... which I just discovered yesterday while playing in my local GW store.
Standing -- When you drop it on the floor, your gun/head will break off.. or worse.. the leg will break from the feet. (lucky I brought glue with me last night)
Floating -- When you drop it on the floor, your floating stand will break... and result in the glued joint being stucked in the hole where it's inserted. :x (now I have to use drill to open up the hole again...)
In case you are wondering.. yep, I dropped all 6 of my crisis on the floor yesterday due to my big thumb and broke all 6... :rolleyes:
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Quite a bit of Touching up to do then on all those broken joints? :wacko:In case you are wondering.. yep, I dropped all 6 of my crisis on the floor yesterday due to my big thumb and broke all 6...