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Francis K. Lalumiere
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... has anyone tried cutting one out to see whether the miniature can still stand?
 
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I haven't tried it, but it really looks like they should.
 
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One of my dogs arrived broke off, so I'm using clear acrylic rod.
 
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weishaupt wrote:
... has anyone tried cutting one out to see whether the miniature can still stand?


I cut the pegs from the female runner and they appear to still be very strong. Don't know about long term effects though.

Male runner peg doesn't bother me so I left it alone.
 
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All my runners have had a pegectomy, no problems at all and a very simple procedure. Not sure what to do with the dogs, paint and then glue?
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I cut the pegs on my runners and they are doing just fine:

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jbbnbsmith wrote:
All my runners have had a pegectomy, no problems at all and a very simple procedure. Not sure what to do with the dogs, paint and then glue?


rwwin wrote:
I cut the pegs on my runners and they are doing just fine:



I'm curious how you both store your miniatures. I've considered cutting the pegs of the female runners (the male ones don't bug me). But I just toss my minis into a plano box. And I worry that just haphazard storage like that could lead to bending.
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rwwin wrote:
I cut the pegs on my runners and they are doing just fine:


Even when you're counting spaces with them on the board? (Going tap, tap, tap.)

And BTW, great paint job, man!
 
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Even when you're cointing spaces with them on the board? (Going tap, tap, tap.)

And BTW, great paint job, man!


Thanks!

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I'm curious how you both store your miniatures. I've considered cutting the pegs of the female runners (the male ones don't bug me). But I just toss my minis into a plano box. And I worry that just haphazard storage like that could lead to bending.


In an old GW hard sided case in foam, but that's as much or more about protecting the pain job as it is about keeping the figures from bending.

I'd be a little hesitant of cutting the pegs if you are just tossing them in a plano box, but you never know. I might cut just one and see how it holds up. If it does ok you could go ahead and give the rest of them a pegectomy.

In all honesty the female runner's one leg is thicker than both legs combined on some of the season one zombies, and I haven't heard anyone having problems with rough storage.
 
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I don't know a ton about molding, but it really seems like the peg is there less for support for the finished mini than as a channel for the liquid plastic and to keep it from bending out of shape under its own weight before it cools.
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Any pointers on how to cut the post? I'm worried that the base will be marred.

 
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turtleback wrote:

Any pointers on how to cut the post? I'm worried that the base will be marred.


Side-cutters and a decent modelling knife.
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They are pretty easy to get rid of. If you're not storing them carefully then I would be wary about it. I think I am going to be throwing all mine in ziplock bags for ease of storage soon until I get around to painting them and they get their own case. For that reason I am leaving the pegs on for now.
 
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Scorpion0x17 wrote:
turtleback wrote:

Any pointers on how to cut the post? I'm worried that the base will be marred.


Side-cutters and a decent modelling knife.


Same here. If you are inexperienced, don't just go hacking with a hobby knife. Invest in a set of clippers.
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I just cut mine with a box cutter and I throw my painted minis in zip lock bags. No problems with the runners bending, no problems with paint chipping.
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jbbnbsmith wrote:
I just cut mine with a box cutter and I throw my painted minis in zip lock bags. No problems with the runners bending, no problems with paint chipping.

Thanks, Jeff!
 
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Hmmm, no paint chipping could save some money, I'd be paranoid though!
 
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If the runners break, I would be forced to glue them back and might have to give them a better pose in the process Dang?
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I'm always worried about paint chipping too, but plastic is far more forgiving than pewter minis when it comes to chips. A good full coat of clear (dullcoat) and they would probably be fine all thrown together in a bag.

 
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jbbnbsmith wrote:
I just cut mine with a box cutter and I throw my painted minis in zip lock bags. No problems with the runners bending, no problems with paint chipping.


Old thread, but if you place the female figure on the side of your desk with the bent leg on the desk and the base overhanging the edge, you can cut just the peg below the bent knee with a box cutter or other hobby knife. Then you can *twist* the peg off from where it joins the base. Really easy.

Filing down the part of the peg still attached to the knee is the "hard" part. And you get better access to mold lines you have to file away!
 
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