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nightgash
22-01-2007, 21:36
I need to replace some flying bases as they have broken off.

There are three bases sizes for BFG, the smallest being the escort base, the next up the cruiser base and the largest the battleship base?

How big is the W40K flying base compared to the BFG ones?

Necrontyr
22-01-2007, 22:11
THey are one and the same. You use the small bases for escorts and cruisers, and the large flying base for Battleships. It's worth it to pick up a bag of the small ones, especially if you use metal ships.

fracas
23-01-2007, 04:39
i hate it when the bases stem break off near the tip, leaving the clear plastic tip glued within the ships. i have taken to trimming the tips of the flying base stems and drilling the holes at the bases of the ship to fit the tipless-stems.

ReDavide
23-01-2007, 05:19
There was a great-looking Necron fleet in P&T a while back where the guy sliced off the peg and glued on rare-earth magnets to mount his escorts.

He had some other method of mounting his capital ships... brass rods I think... but they required that I know my way around a hardware store so I didn't take note of how it was done.

edit: here they are: http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58071

nightgash
23-01-2007, 09:37
Thanks for your help!

Angelwing
26-01-2007, 02:08
i mount battleships using a tripod of the clear stands to balance the ship on. you get plenty of spare rods in a bag. you need to drill holes in the base and glue them in. easier to store them too. i have used this technique for 40k landspeeders and jetbikes as well.

Azjosh2001
01-03-2011, 03:30
Try these: http://stores.ebay.com/Speepys-Stems?_rdc=1

Trasvi
05-03-2011, 03:14
I tried the rare-earth magnet thing. It works pretty well (especially for storage and preventing breakage) but the models rotate on the magnets, which is quite frustrating in a game where facing is important.

neXus6
09-03-2011, 02:32
Well all you need to do is make a small mark on the base, a different coloured star or something, so you know which way is forward regardless of where the model is pointing.

AndrewGPaul
11-03-2011, 14:50
Use these:

http://www.rattleheadgames.com/catalog/NJM1100.html

They'll certainly hold a Forge World resin Tau battleship, and the magnets are strong enough to hold the ship pictured upside down, if you use the angle adaptors (for reference, that ship ais about as long as an Imperial light cruiser, and probably about as heavy).

Lord_Goober
12-03-2011, 01:41
heh. I was planning on doing some scratchbuilding myself as I've just recently gotten my hands on a fleet of ork ships with dead stands and I refuse to pay GW retail for new stands at this point.

ReDavide
12-03-2011, 17:29
Pinning broken flying stands can work well for metal cruisers & battleships that are too heavy for magnets. Drill a hole down the bore of the broken stand, drill a hole into the bottom of your ship, insert piece of paperclip or other metal rod of your choice, and presto.

carlisimo
16-03-2011, 21:11
I do what ReDavide mentioned... even for new ships and stands. Sometimes you just have to, because most ships (especially escorts) don’t have holes that match with the stands’ pegs at all.

I take the peg off, drill a hole with a pin vase, stick a piece of paper clip in there (and a drop of super glue), and drill a matching hole in the bottom of the ship. For escorts I’ve sometimes kept the peg on there, and drilled a thinner hole (then I use a piece of staple instead of paper clip).

I got lucky with my Repulsive. Its hole matches the stand’s stem if you remove the peg, no pinning necessary.