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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 6:56 pm 
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Can someone please advise on how to thin the mounts on early production EW troops (Jump infantry), the ones I have are over 1mm thick (some near 2mm).

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 7:27 pm 
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Use a metal file like you find at a Hardware store( or your garage or tool shed) ... I've done it with both Exodus Wars and DRM figures ... no problem !

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 8:32 pm 
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Either that or a saw.

Or thicker bases. :P

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 9:49 pm 
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150 figures :(


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 10:00 pm 
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I agree with L4 – big metal file, run the bases down it. I've filed down the bases of 100s of MWG 6mm figs, not that bad, just stick a film on at get to it.

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 11:58 pm 
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pair of pliers with bicycle inner tube glued to the grips to protect the figure (most have relatively 2d plane), whilst running a bench sander. 1 model at time: done in minutes, not hours!

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 1:00 am 
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How many figs did you shoot into the wall with that method MoK?

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not as many as he branded into his fingertips i'm guessing.

still, it would be VERY fast

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 9:12 am 
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zero casualties: the metal is so soft it only requires a gentle touch

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 3:22 pm 
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150 figures :(

I did it ... didn't take as long as you may think ... and I did a little at a time ... like like a platoon size unit (40) ...

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