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Ork
10-02-2009, 21:33
Traditionally I always used pennys or nickles for my orks bases, but these days GW seems to send an "uncut slot base", ie one that does fit anything under it. I was thinking about cutting pennys in half, but I don't really have the correct stuff here at school. Another guy used lead heated up and pressed in... but I'm not much for lead.

So what are people using these days? I'm primarily concerned with 25mm round bases.

Moriarty
10-02-2009, 21:38
Air drying clay should do the trick. Or sand and glue mix.

MrGiggles
10-02-2009, 21:52
3/8" washers work fine for me. They fit to the bottom of the base well and I can buy them by the pound.

Xardian
10-02-2009, 21:58
Washers, fishing weights, plaster of paris, sand & glue, left-over greenstuff & metal sprue tabs... Lots of options.

ruttman15
10-02-2009, 21:59
i still use nickels. Take 1 dollar to a change machine, you get 50 nickels. thats a ****load of nickels. I would rather cut out the bottom of the slot and glue the mini's feet to the base.

catbarf
10-02-2009, 22:28
3/8" washers work fine for me. They fit to the bottom of the base well and I can buy them by the pound.

Somebody didn't read the OP...


i still use nickels. Take 1 dollar to a change machine, you get 50 nickels. thats a ****load of nickels. I would rather cut out the bottom of the slot and glue the mini's feet to the base.

And somebody fails hard at math.

OP: I would recommend lead fishing weights. They can easily be affixed with a bit of superglue or epoxy.

SquishySquig
10-02-2009, 22:29
:skull: I'd like to find that dollar machine. Anyway I've been using nickels lately, but in the past I was lead all the way. And I'm thinking I preffer lead so may go back to using it again. :skull:

Santiaghoul
10-02-2009, 22:55
I glue buckshot into the base. A bag for about $20 is a lifetime supply.

Bunnahabhain
10-02-2009, 23:10
Shot gun pellets/small BBs and superglue. Easy, quick and effective.

linkai
10-02-2009, 23:35
Can be a little bit messy, but I use Bondo. $5 for a gallon.

BaronDG
10-02-2009, 23:43
Solder can also be bent into just the shape you need...

MasterDecoy
10-02-2009, 23:54
I also use washers, the ones I get at the hardware store are just the same size as the bases of the minis (not really sure what mesurment they are) a little PVA and they stay stuck on for a long time (but they do fall off occasionally, however, far less frequently then when I use super glue)

onnotangu
11-02-2009, 00:34
Locktite and washers $10 for 100 washers

MrGiggles
11-02-2009, 00:37
Somebody didn't read the OP...


No, I read him. The outside diameter of a 3/8" washer is very close to the same outside diameter of the bottom of a GW small, round base. I don't fit them under the lip of the base, but glue the washer directly to the bottom of the base, then paint it with the base. Works fine and I don't have to care whether I'm working with a slotta base or a standard round base.

tacoo
11-02-2009, 00:56
i just sick a nurgling on it so it stay balanced, gotta find a use for them anyways.

catbarf
11-02-2009, 01:46
No, I read him. The outside diameter of a 3/8" washer is very close to the same outside diameter of the bottom of a GW small, round base. I don't fit them under the lip of the base, but glue the washer directly to the bottom of the base, then paint it with the base. Works fine and I don't have to care whether I'm working with a slotta base or a standard round base.

Ah, I see what you mean now. My apologies.

Ork
12-02-2009, 06:59
Alright well thanks for the replies, I think the final verdict will be lead shot glued in to fit. Thanks all!