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Keeping mini's on mounts, some advice.

Postby cynthialee » Sunday May 24th, 2015 5:54pm

To keep your miniatures that are mounted in place in a way that does not use glue to permanently put them in place might I suggest the product called "Tacky Wax" a Yaley product.
Just a small bead of the wax on the riders butt and set him in place. If you need to have the rider removed from the mount just pull him off. If you want to remove the wax completely for some odd reason, then put the minis together and in the freezer for about 15 minutes than remove the mount and rider then pull the wax off the mini that it sticks to. It will pull off the vast majority of the wax. The remainder can be removed with a bit of hot rubbing alcohol.

I don't know about you folks but I can't count how many times a rider has fallen off a mount or in the case of a glued on mini, the situation arises where the rider is no longer mounted. Well Tacky Wax solves the dilemma in a fabulous fashion.
So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss.
If you only know yourself, but not your opponent, you may win or may lose.
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Re: Keeping mini's on mounts, some advice.

Postby Goblin-King » Monday May 25th, 2015 2:22am

I'm not really following you here...
Why would you want a mounted miniature off his mount? You can't use a de-mounted mini on the board.
Or if you have an extra miniature to represent the character on foot, why not just have an extra horse to represent the horse without a rider?

The product seems like a very solid solution to your problem though.
I'm a magnet guy myself.


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Re: Keeping mini's on mounts, some advice.

Postby cynthialee » Monday May 25th, 2015 10:25am

Well I have wolves with Orc riders. Sometimes I might want to use the wolves sans riders...
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Re: Keeping mini's on mounts, some advice.

Postby cynthialee » Monday May 25th, 2015 8:47pm

oh and also for the rare joust situation that may come up in a High Fantasy RPG. If a knight gets dismounted it is kinda fun to remove him from the horse and lay him on the battle mat and have the steed go galloping off. Then we will use a close as possible mini to replace the knight on the ground when he regains his footing.
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Re: Keeping mini's on mounts, some advice.

Postby Baylor_OgreBane » Tuesday May 26th, 2015 1:50pm

I always just used blue tack. It also make the minis easier to store and transport if they are two separate entities.


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Re: Keeping mini's on mounts, some advice.

Postby slev » Wednesday May 27th, 2015 8:25am

Pin then, but don't glue the mount-side. Only draw-back is a tiny hole.

Alternatively, you can mag them, but that's getting pricey.


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