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wrongway klingon
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:18 am    Post subject: base weights Reply with quote

found these base weights for keeping miniatures upright, don't know if they are available in the States.

http://www.impactminiatures.com/index.php?option=basing

It's probably where they are originally from.

might need a bit of filing to make it fit a hex base.
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Starfury
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can also use fishing weights, they sell small round lead weights that are easily cut in half and superglued inside of a base.
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Steve Cole
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or just go to Home Depot or Lowes, find a steel washer about the right size, and glue that onto the thing.
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Starfury
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forgot about the steel washers, they're VERY cheap and work well. As a bonus they'll stick to magnetic surfaces.
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Scoutdad
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twisted Evil
Or,

Take all those old, unwanted 40K, Babylon 5, and WHF minis - melt them down, and pour them into a hex base shaped mold. Viola - Instant, form-fitting, hex-base weights.
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Starfury
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can't melt down the Emporers defenders!

I used to paint the 40k marines and genestealers. Fun to paint.

If you've got 40k marines/genestealers you don't want let me know.
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Scoutdad
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then I shouldn't tell you about the genestealers, and hybrids, and patriarchs that will be going on ebay in a month or so to help finance my miniatures buying binge at the ADB booth at Origins... Very Happy
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Starfury
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't like buying on Ebay..prices get too high at times. I've also got about 50+ FedCom ships and about 50 Kryomek monsters to paint...so getting more would cause my wife to become angry with me.
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jmt
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starfury wrote:
I don't like buying on Ebay..prices get too high at times. I've also got about 50+ FedCom ships and about 50 Kryomek monsters to paint...so getting more would cause my wife to become angry with me.


Just remember Larry Leadhead's Rule of Miniatures Very Happy
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terryoc
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You can't melt down the Emporers defenders!


Because they're plastic, so it won't work as base weights. Sad
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Scoutdad
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jmt wrote:
Just remember Larry Leadhead's Rule of Miniatures Very Happy


Which is exactly why I have waaaay more minis that I can ever hope to paint! Wink
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Sneaky Scot
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Note to self - don't finish that Lyran CW currently languishing in my starship production yard........
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Scoutdad
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ack, man! ye jest have one CW in production!!! Are ye daft... don ye ken ye must ave at least 2 dozen going at once or it's all fer naught.
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Starfury
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently I've got a Gorn fleet box that has the base color (green) and some highlights. Need to detail and decal before moving on to the next batch.
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Sneaky Scot
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scoutdad - great Welsh accent! Clearly, you have attended the James Doohan school of Scottish accents (which is a lot better than attending either the Dick Van Dyke school for Cockney accents or the David Borenaz school for Irish accents).

Not of course that my Southern accent is anything to write home about y'all..... Laughing
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