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Subject: How do I fix a plastic mini with a warped/wobbly base? rss

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John Prewitt
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Title says it all. Base of one of my minis won't stand flat.
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I feel sure I saw a video by Rob Oren using a jar of hot water to soften then straighten plastic, but don't take my word for it, all I have really done is given you a potential solution to research.
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If the Hot water trick (which should work) dose not totaly work, you could sand the bottom.
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Andy Trimpe
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I like to use a hair dryer. Just put on flat surface and heat until flat. I usually use water to fix bent weapons and whatnot.
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karl paulsen

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If heating, straitenging and dunking in ice walker doesn't do the trick, and it's too warped to sand, then I'd recommend gluing it to a proper miniatures base. Proxiemodels.com makes some low profile wargaming bases in a variety of shapes that are ridiculously cheap.

Alternatively you can glue it to a metal washer.
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Ed123play wrote:
If the Hot water trick (which should work) dose not totaly work, you could sand the bottom.

Conversely, I filled in the gap on the bottom with glue (E-6000). Pressed it onto wax paper, removed it, and let it dry. After that I trimmed and painted it.
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That's pretty brilliant. Certainly alot easier than rebasing.
 
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Sounds like everyone's pretty much said what I would. The fix probably depends on what kind of plastic you have, though. Plastics such as those found in Fantasy Flight games (Imp Assault, Talisman) respond very well to the hot water/cold water treatment, while harder plastics like those in Defenders of the Realm will need to be sanded.

Either be fine to attach to a new base.
 
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John Prewitt
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Thanks everyone.
 
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