Using custom bases

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Basing your miniatures on custom models could not be easier. In many cases, models can simply be attache to the base by gluing the feet, or whatever part of the model is intended to interact with the ground. However, a lot of models come attached to a stub which needs to be removed.

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A good pair of clippers will cut through the stop, usually quite cleanly.
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Sometimes you may need to create a flat surface under the foot by using a file or knife.
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At this stage, the model can be glued to the base. It’s usually worth waiting until after both the model and base are painted, so make it easier to paint them.
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Superglue should create a string bond that will hold the model and base together. A stronger join can be achieved by pinning the model to the base – something I will cover in a future mini tutorial.


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