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.
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.
Sally 4th bases come with a protective covering to stop them getting scratched. This is easily peeled off.
1. Saw figure off base with razor saw.
2. File bottom of feet smooth and level.
3. Apply drop of super glue to each foot
Hold in position on clear Perspex base until set (normally 8-10 seconds)
1. Remove existing plastic base using clippers.
2. Remove slotta strip with clippers
3. File bottom of feet smooth and level then glue figure to base with super glue.
(These are the easiest figures to rebase!)
1. Remove existing plastic base with clippers.
2. Remove plastic slotta strip with clippers
3. File feet smooth and level
4. Apply a small drop of superglue to feet of miniature.
5. If miniature does not stand up by itself use a piece of Bluetak to support it until the superglue has set
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.
7. A paper clip makes a good pin
1. Cut figure from base using a Stanly knife (or other heavy duty utility knife)
2. File feet smooth and level
3. Put a small drop of super glue on each foot.
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.