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Help modding miniature

Postby Decipher » Saturday October 3rd, 2015 10:20pm

I have this Parker Brothers D&D Cleric miniature which has a tall base, any idea how I can trim it down as close to a HQ miniature? I've never modded a miniature as of yet.

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Re: Help modding miniature

Postby sajungzak » Saturday October 3rd, 2015 11:39pm

Here's a couple options.

First, you could use sandpaper. I find it best to move the mini in a circular motion while the sandpaper is on a hard flat surface. Be sure to hold it straight, applying pressure evenly. Be careful not to breath the dust this creates.

A better option would be to get a HeroQuest style base replica and swap it out. Carefully cut around the feet (I've used wire cutters with satisfactory results. Or you could use a hobby knife. Once I tried heating the blade of a scalpel. This worked ok but ruined the blade.) Then sand the bottoms of the feet so they are flat, and glue it to the matching base. There are many ways of accomplishing this including adding reinforcements.

Be creative, use your ingenuity, and above all, post pictures of the results!
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Re: Help modding miniature

Postby Decipher » Saturday October 3rd, 2015 11:53pm

sajungzak wrote:Here's a couple options.

First, you could use sandpaper. I find it best to move the mini in a circular motion while the sandpaper is on a hard flat surface. Be sure to hold it straight, applying pressure evenly. Be careful not to breath the dust this creates.

A better option would be to get a HeroQuest style base replica and swap it out. Carefully cut around the feet (I've used wire cutters with satisfactory results. Or you could use a hobby knife. Once I tried heating the blade of a scalpel. This worked ok but ruined the blade.) Then sand the bottoms of the feet so they are flat, and glue it to the matching base. There are many ways of accomplishing this including adding reinforcements.

Be creative, use your ingenuity, and above all, post pictures of the results!


Hey sajungzak, as soon as I posted this topic, I tried it out on a Dark World Ogre. I done exactly like you said with the sand paper. Used a broken HQ Zombie base because the miniatures feet are close together and the Ogre's are wide. Worked out pretty good I think. I might try this with the Cleric, sand it down, if it doesnt work out I'll do the second options. I will post some pics of the Cleric when it stops raining, which should be Thursday of this week. Thanks for the points.... |_P ;)

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Re: Help modding miniature

Postby Goblin-King » Sunday October 4th, 2015 1:53am

For projects like this I would use a fine tooth saw to cut the soles of the feet from the base, then use plastic glue to reattach it to a HQ base.
Something like this:

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Of course that requires some spare HQ minis. I just bought a batch of half painted orcs just for stealing bases...


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Re: Help modding miniature

Postby Decipher » Sunday October 4th, 2015 2:23am

Goblin-King wrote:For projects like this I would use a fine tooth saw to cut the soles of the feet from the base, then use plastic glue to reattach it to a HQ base.
Something like this:

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Of course that requires some spare HQ minis. I just bought a batch of half painted orcs just for stealing bases...


I probably shouldn't have been an amateur and used super glue then huh?


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Re: Help modding miniature

Postby Anderas » Sunday October 4th, 2015 2:28am

Superglue isn't a problem.
Throw the model in a freezer for half an hour, take it out and the Base will come apart nearly on it's own free will.
The one thing superglue can't stand is rapid temperature changes.
If one time isn't sufficient, let it warm and repeat the process. :)

Thantos is selling HQ bases looking like the originals.


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Re: Help modding miniature

Postby Decipher » Sunday October 4th, 2015 2:34am

Anderas wrote:Superglue isn't a problem.
Throw the model in a freezer for half an hour, take it out and the Base will come apart nearly on it's own free will.
The one thing superglue can't stand is rapid temperature changes.
If one time isn't sufficient, let it warm and repeat the process. :)

Thantos is selling HQ bases looking like the originals.


Noted, thanks for the info. ;)


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Re: Help modding miniature

Postby Goblin-King » Sunday October 4th, 2015 5:57am

Just note that if you go the Thantos route; his bases are resin, so superglue would be preferred in that case.
Plastic glue for plastic on plastic.


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