Patrick Moore
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Howdy.
So recently I received a KS I backed. The Rathcore Mini holder.

I used to just use a wine cork and whatever sticky poster putty I could find. Anyway, I did a quick unboxing of it.

They look pretty cool.
The Kickstarter can be reached here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2066522358/miniature-ho...

What do you guys use to hold a mini when painting?


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This makes me even more excited for mine on the way. So far I have just held minis by the base as painting but that cramps my hand. I have the shakes too so the stabilizing bar is something I think will be a great benefit.

So psyched for my shipment in Aug-Sep
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It is indeed nice looking, but seriously, ten or fifteen minutes with some scrap materials and a coat hanger, and you've got the same thing.
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Craft paint bottles work perfectly for me.
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For most BGG'ers, they won't need this holder. It's better for display-level painting, and many BGG'ers will need to assembly-line paint their miniatures to get them onto the table on time. I can't imagine buying 20 of these holders for painting.

My recommendation is to pick up a pack of cork "stoppers" from Michael's and use sticky-tack, superglue, glue, or pinning. Maybe glue a washer on the bottom for weight. I've also used paint pots. While they can't be pinned, paint pots otherwise work fine.



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I was really interested... until I saw the price. Yikes.
Looks like a good prospect for a pleasant hour or two in the workshop though, building one. Nothing particularly challenging in the design itself.
 
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Indeed there are cheaper alternatives and nobody 'needs' this. It is as much a display piece as any miniature painted with it and I plan on using this for only the models I want to give special attention to. laugh
 
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I do figures in batches, so that wouldn't be of much use to me.
 
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Wow amazing paint job on that cat, it looks so life like.

I'm aspiring to paint that well.
 
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I feel everyone is missing the point of this.

The cork comes out.
You can use poster putty or something like that to hold a mini to the cork and then tuck into the handle.
Using a bit today it's nice to not have my hand cramping up.

You wouldn't need to buy 20 for 20 minis. I paint in bulk too. It's a handle. It's comfortable to hold. It's light.

...and again, the round corks come out of the handle.


I just painted 12 Scythe minis, it held them in place without use of putty, but for smaller minis I'll probably just use poster putty like I always had before with wine corks.
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The girlfriend and I drink enough wine that just use the corks that come with the wine bottles. :-)
and Poster putty to hold them in place.
It's worked for me for years, but as I have gotten older my hands cramps more easily. This was nice to use.
 
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Sam and Max wrote:
For most BGG'ers, they won't need this holder. It's better for display-level painting


No it isn't, that device will make some parts much harder to reach (and I'm not referring to that strange wire thing at the back). As someone who has painted for money, I would never consider that device.
 
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I use putty tack and Muscle Milk caps. They are giant caps with grip texture, plus it gives me a reason to drink more Muscle Milk.

Those custom grips look awesome but are too pricey for me to consider.
 
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A dot of hot glue on the bottom of the figure's base does a super job of holding it in place (to whatever holder you use, I use a wood scrap). It pops cleanly off when done.

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I starting using baby food jars and I actually really enjoy the wider base to hold onto and while they are sitting on the table.
 
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So it is a candlestick wkth a small led light? Buy a book lamp at the dollar store, and a candlestick, your done.

There's a sucker born every minute.

Edit:my idea would also have a small light as apparently that doesn't.
 
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