Tools you`ll need:
2. Modelling knife
3. Flat file or sandpaper
4. Hand drill (or small electric drill)
5. Blue-tac (optional)
I`ve used Iron Train for this demo as he`s quite heavy and a tad tricky to mount on the base.
1. I`ve removed the tab with clippers
2. Usually after cutting there`s still some unwanted metal left.
I filed it away with a file (surpise, surprise
), but a sandpaper will do as well.
3. I`ve checked the pose I`d like to mount the mini on and looked for possible pinning places.
4. I`ve drilled the hole in one of the feets. As I`m a lazy git I did it with a simple electric drill, but a hand drill will be more than enough.
5. I`ve checked where this feet will be and I`ve drilled a hole in the base.
You don`t need to be very precise - as long you`ll around right place and you`re able to fit the mini there you`re fine. Mount a pin into the hole in the feet and glue it. Check how the model fits the base. In most of the cases that`s it - you just need to glue the model, but in this case I didn`t do it at the moment.
6. But sometimes you have to be sure you drill a hole n the right place. In this case I decided to pin the other feet too and I had to be sure that the holes for both pins match each other. There`s a simple trick to do it. Drill a hole in the 2nd feet. Put some blue tac in the place it will be. Position the model on the base (we glued the 1st pin to have a good match) and press the 2nd feet where you put blue-tac. Remove the mini carefully, making sure blue-tac stays on the base.
See a blue-tac peg in a place where the hole in the feet was? That`s te place where you should drill the 2nd hole.
7. Glue the 2nd pin.
8. Check how the model fits the base. All should be fine - thanks to blue tac all holes should be in the right places. Glue the model to the base.
Voila! That`s it - you have your model on the base and you might be sure it won`t fall of.