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 Post subject: Rebasing A&E Question
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:01 pm 
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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?

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


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PostPosted: 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.

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PostPosted: 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.


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PostPosted: 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

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:24 pm 
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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.


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"Zap a Gap" is great stuff.


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


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PostPosted: 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


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Square bases = who cares?

Round bases = who cares?

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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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