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Rebasing figures onto clear bases

Rebasing figures onto clear bases

Since launching our range of clear Perspex bases we have had a flood of emails asking us how to go about rebasing figures that have already been based using other means, so we thought we had better put an article together that goes through the process step by step. The process is very simple and should not take you more than a couple of minutes to rebase each miniature. Click here to view range of clear bases.

We have chosen a selection of figures to rebase that fall into all of the basing categories.

  • Metal / Plastic cast on plinth
  • Metal slotta strip
  • Plastic slotta slip
  • Soft plastic 'collectable miniature

Rebasing on clear bases

The tools you will need are a razor saw, stanly knife, clippers, file and super glue.

If you need to pin a figure because it is only attached to base by one point you will also need a small hand drill and paper clip or other soft metal.

Rebasing on clear bases

Sally 4th bases come with a protective covering to stop them getting scratched. This is easily peeled off.

Rebasing on clear bases

Rebasing figures on metal or plastic plinths

Rebasing on clear bases

1. Saw figure off base with razor saw.

Rebasing on clear bases

2. File bottom of feet smooth and level.

Rebasing on clear bases

3. Apply drop of super glue to each foot

Rebasing on clear bases

Hold in position on clear Perspex base until set (normally 8-10 seconds)

 

Rebasing figures from Metal slotta strips

Rebasing on clear bases

1.  Remove existing plastic base using clippers.

Rebasing on clear bases

2.  Remove slotta strip with clippers

Rebasing on clear bases

3.  File bottom of feet smooth and level then glue figure to base with super glue.

 

Rebasing figures from plastic slotta strips

(These are the easiest figures to rebase!)

Rebasing on clear bases

1.  Remove existing plastic base with clippers.

Rebasing on clear bases

2.  Remove plastic slotta strip with clippers

Rebasing on clear bases

3.  File feet smooth and level

Rebasing on clear bases

4.  Apply a small drop of superglue to feet of miniature.

Rebasing on clear bases

5.  If miniature does not stand up by itself use a piece of Bluetak to support it until the superglue has set

Rebasing on clear bases

6. If you need to pin figure because it will only have one small attachment point to base, you can drill Prspex very easily with a hand twist drill.

Rebasing on clear bases

7. A paper clip makes a good pin

Rebasing on clear bases

Rebasing soft plastic collectable miniatures (Starwars, Dungeons and Dragons etc.)

Rebasing on clear bases

1. Cut figure from base using a Stanly knife (or other heavy duty utility knife)

Rebasing on clear bases

2. File feet smooth and level

Rebasing on clear bases

3. Put a small drop of super glue on each foot.

Rebasing on clear bases

4. Hold figure on base for 8-10 seconds until glue has set.

 

Bases can be varnished with Matt varnish to remove shine.

If removal of basing material removes paint from figures feet / boots, it is best to repaint these before fixing to clear base.

Click here to view full range of Clear Perspex bases available.

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