It's altered because I cut the base tabs completely off the figure and glued the figure directly to the base. I was worried about stability but found that if I used a bit more glue than I thought necessary, the figure firmed up and was quite rigid after a night of drying. This method also eliminates the bump under the base from the figure tabs that bugged me so much!
I really like this method and the way it looks and have decided to make all models from her on out using this method. In fact, it should be easy for me to convert all my previous models to this basing style... just chop off the tab and re-base.
An added bonus to this basing style is the fact that since the feet over hang the base a little bit when you rank them up the feet act as a clamp and actually hold the figures together. Pretty cool. It may be a bit more work putting them together as you have to angle them in against each other, the added stability as a ranked whole is worth it! See the ranked picture below to see what I mean.
Any way, here are the pics and the final figs will be out on Friday, March 6th!
These look like the way I base mine. I like using the foam board just because it gives some added weight. I leave the tab on, but make a cut into the foam board--just insert tab into cut. I do not glue them, they stay up just fine. This also allows me to be a total nerd and change the base to fit the setting--grass for a grassy area, concrete for urban ruins, etc.
Your pics look nice, btw.
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Post by godofrandomness on Mar 1, 2009 17:20:40 GMT -9
Its the only way I base figs these days. Ive even converted all the figs with tabbed bases over to this method too.
I have noticed on rare occasion that I have had to reglue a coule bases back on, but I think those I had used superglue originally to do it, and it's just not strong enough for the longhaul. Aleene's (I think that's how it's spelled) tacky glue is the only glue I use now for basing. They had a variety pack at wal mart or michaels thats was like 5 or 6 bucks and it had the standard tacky glue along with the clear drying, fast drying(only one I've opened so far and I LOVE it), and fast grabbing (not sure what the difference is between this and the fast drying).
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Post by abaddonwormwood on Mar 1, 2009 18:48:21 GMT -9
Can someone repost the relevent infomation from that other thread.... I start reading and then I fade out sorry. I am interested in this style of basing (mainly for Dungeon crews) but for the life of me I cannot seem to chew through the other thread.
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Jim: I actually do too many ranges for just one person, but I'm a bit mental.
I've not tried your method with the smaller figures. I've used it successfully with the 2.5D dragon - just used gobs of PVA on the feet and held the figure down until it took purchase. The PVA dries clear and so it is unnoticeable unless you look REALLY closely.
I suppose you could cut the figures down to their individual feet. Then glue them directly onto the base as before. This way you could use a fully textured base and not see any black line down the middle.
Hmmm... Have to experiment with that...
(And I can't wait until Friday...gotta have those Elves...)
You know, I really should have figured it would work just fine just gluing the feet to the base. It worked great on the Hybrid I built. Not sure why I didn't think of it earlier considering that success.
shep: Also, all the best for the rest of you lot. Stay save, get well, whatever you need!
Apr 7, 2020 21:39:28 GMT -9
shep: Great sentiment, @coyotepunc! All the best for your son, and get well yourself, too...
Apr 7, 2020 21:38:40 GMT -9
Coyotepunc: Thanks, guys. He's still pretty sick, but no trouble breathing. So we are staying away from the hospitals, so the people who truly need them can use them.
Apr 7, 2020 20:07:59 GMT -9
squirmydad: My supervisor's state of mind; she's been climbing the walls begging to put us back in the game. All of Maintenance and Administration are still out, but my supervisor wants to invent projects to bring us back in.
Apr 7, 2020 13:23:32 GMT -9
Vermin King: So, essentially, what was so essential today?
Apr 7, 2020 13:16:18 GMT -9
squirmydad: I've been declared "Essential" for today only. Off to work, paper-crafting tonight then.
Apr 7, 2020 6:34:17 GMT -9
Vermin King: Two months?!? I need to stop whining. Where's my Wambulance?
Apr 7, 2020 6:05:47 GMT -9
wyvern: Anecdotally, a number of people seem to have been ill with a protracted 'flu-like illness since last winter (NOT Covid-19). I had 'flu for two months from mid December myself. Unhelpfully, my symptoms included cough + fever, identical to Covid-19.
Apr 7, 2020 4:26:04 GMT -9
Vermin King: Best of luck with that, Coyotepunc. Being sick since 03/17, I can somewhat relate to your condition, but I don't have the worry of my kid having problems on top of my own. All the best, sir
Apr 7, 2020 3:58:13 GMT -9
alloydog: @coyotepunc - even at 30+, they still yer babies! Not that they appreciate being called that!
Apr 7, 2020 1:14:36 GMT -9
alloydog: Of course, it doesn't help if the mucus is in the trachea.
Apr 7, 2020 1:13:33 GMT -9
alloydog: old squirmydad mentioned fennel tea. If that sort of thing is not for you, or is hard to get, I saw a WHO video where they said to drink plenty of warm/hot drinks, such as tea, coffee, even milk, because it helps shift mucus from the throat to the stomach.
Apr 7, 2020 1:13:07 GMT -9
Coyotepunc: So it's going to be a long night of taking his temp every hour... he's 19 but still my baby
Apr 6, 2020 17:56:28 GMT -9
Coyotepunc: I've been dealing with a variety of covid-19 symtpoms since January, except for the fever (12% of cases have no fever.) My kid woke up with almost all the symptoms including high fever today.
Apr 6, 2020 17:56:01 GMT -9
squirmydad: Bag is handy, if you find it loose use the seeds, but then you need something like an infuser or it's a mess.
Apr 6, 2020 7:24:51 GMT -9
shep: most likely bag...
Apr 6, 2020 6:32:37 GMT -9
ignatious: just out of curiosity squimrydad, for the tea seed, frond, or bulb?
Apr 6, 2020 2:37:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: My friend Mike brought a sword to his church last night, but since he was there recording his sermon for today, he thought it would be okay
Apr 5, 2020 18:27:03 GMT -9
marcpasquin: Every time I go out, my wife tells me to be safe and reminds that as this is not a zombie apocalypse, I am not allowed to bring a chainsword with me to the grocery store.
Apr 5, 2020 17:44:30 GMT -9
Vermin King: No, this is the first time I have heard of it
Apr 5, 2020 14:05:13 GMT -9