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Author:  R5Don4 [ Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Rebasing A&E Question

WotC never came through with the round base A&E reprint everyone was waiting for from the moment it was mentioned that would be the plan. These days pretty much all the VR's can be had for pretty cheap so I decided to go ahead an do it.
I've never been much of a customizer so I was wondering what type of glue would be the best to use for rebasing from those that are more experienced. I've been using five minute 2 part epoxy which works ok, but the epoxy is very hard and the mins are soft and bendy so they will separate from the base without too much effort. Thoughts?

Author:  Demosthenes [ Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:05 pm ]
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I use Testor's plastic cement and it works pretty well.

Author:  LoboStele [ Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:55 am ]
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Super glue is always my weapon of choice. Though you might do better to get the fancy 'cyanoacrylite' at a hobby store. Basically still super glue, just with it's original chemical name. Those are typically a little higher quality, better holding glue than your regular 'super glue' from wal-mart. In general though, by cutting things and gluing them onto bases, you're creating a weak area, and they are likely to break at that point, no matter what glue you use. Pinning the pieces is the only other thing I think of that might improve their sturdiness.

Author:  Demosthenes [ Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:23 pm ]
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Plastic cement actually bonds the two pieces of plastic together very well as long as there aren't large open spaces between the two spaces. As I understand it, plastic cement actually slightly melts the surface it's applied to and fuses it to the other surface. It sounds pretty horrendous but it's not, I promise, lol.

Author:  R5Don4 [ Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:23 pm ]
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Thanks for the tips guys. I'll keep experimenting with the Cs, UCs and Rs before I start messing with the VRs.


AE 1 Republic Quinlan Vos, Infiltrator VR
AE 2 Separatists Aurra Sing, Jedi Hunter VR
AE 3 Rebel Biggs Darklighter VR
AE 4 Rebel Chewbacca, Enraged Wookiee R
AE 5 Rebel C-3PO and R2-D2 R
AE 6 Rebel Elite Hoth Trooper C
AE 7 Rebel Han Solo, Rogue R
AE 8 Rebel Han Solo in Stormtrooper Armor R
AE 9 Rebel Han Solo on Tauntaun VR

AE 10 Rebel Ithorian Commander UC
AE 11 Rebel Luke Skywalker, Champion of the Force VR
AE 12 Rebel Luke Skywalker, Hero of Yavin R
AE 13 Rebel Luke's Landspeeder VR
AE 14 Rebel Mon Calamari Tech Specialist C
AE 15 Rebel Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi Spirit VR
AE 16 Rebel Princess Leia R
AE 17 Rebel Rebel Commando C
AE 18 Rebel Rebel Commando Strike Leader UC
AE 19 Rebel Rebel Leader UC
AE 20 Rebel Rebel Pilot C
AE 21 Rebel Rebel Trooper UC

AE 22 Rebel Twi'lek Rebel Agent UC
AE 23 Rebel Wookiee Freedom Fighter C
AE 24 Imperial Admiral Piett R
AE 25 Imperial Darth Vader, Imperial Commander VR
AE 26 Imperial Death Star Gunner UC
AE 27 Imperial Death Star Trooper C
AE 28 Imperial Heavy Stormtrooper UC
AE 29 Imperial Imperial Governor Tarkin R
AE 31 Imperial Scout Trooper UC
AE 32 Imperial Snowtrooper C

AE 33 Imperial Storm Commando R
AE 34 Imperial Stormtrooper C
AE 35 Imperial Stormtrooper Officer UC

AE 36 Imperial Stormtrooper on Repulsor Sled VR
AE 37 New Republic Mara Jade, Jedi R
AE 38 Fringe Boba Fett, Enforcer VR
AE 39 Fringe Chadra-Fan Pickpocket UC
AE 40 Fringe Duros Explorer C
AE 41 Fringe Ephant Mon VR
AE 42 Fringe Ewok Hang Glider R
AE 43 Fringe Ewok Warrior C
AE 44 Fringe Gamorrean Guard C

AE 45 Fringe Human Force Adept C
AE 46 Fringe Jabba, Crime Lord VR
AE 47 Fringe Jawa on Ronto VR
AE 48 Fringe Jawa Trader UC
AE 49 Fringe Lando Calrissian, Dashing Scoundrel R
AE 50 Fringe Nikto Soldier C
AE 51 Fringe Rampaging Wampa VR

AE 52 Fringe Rodian Scoundrel UC
AE 53 Fringe Snivvian Fringer C
AE 54 Fringe Talz Spy UC

AE 55 Fringe Trandoshan Mercenary UC
AE 56 Fringe Tusken Raider C
AE 57 Fringe Wicket R

AE 58 Yuuzhan Vong Advance Agent, Officer UC
AE 59 Yuuzhan Vong Advance Scout C
AE 60 Yuuzhan Vong Yomin Carr

Author:  Demosthenes [ Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Rebasing A&E Question

Sounds like a good plan, lol. My first custom job was to lop the lightsaber off a Youngling and put it on Grand Master Luke, and that turned out pretty well with the Testor's stuff.

Author:  coffeebean [ Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:10 am ]
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"Zap a Gap" is great stuff.

Author:  Demosthenes [ Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:55 am ]
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Question - why do they need to be rebased at all?

Author:  coffeebean [ Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:33 pm ]
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Demosthenes wrote:
Question - why do they need to be rebased at all?


Square bases = ugly

round bases = pretty

Author:  Demosthenes [ Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:03 pm ]
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Square bases = who cares?

Round bases = who cares?

:roll:

Author:  R5Don4 [ Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:31 pm ]
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By special request I am unearthing this thread from beyond the grave. Here are some shots of the end result. I omitted doing some of the set for various reasons. I am quite pleased with the results.

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