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 Weight Sugestions For The Orc Warboss On Wyvern
Warbringa
Posted: Feb 18 2012, 10:38 PM


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Not Azhag, the othre one. I was wondering if anyone knew any good counter weight methods I could use. The model tends to lean forward somewhat because of the Orc mounted upon its neck.

Any idea what would be good to put on the base wheer I have the room, or even under it to counter that front weight?

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Wechselbalg
Posted: Feb 18 2012, 10:42 PM


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There was that picture with the big stone on the base. I think it was on the "DaWarpath" facebook page but dont know for sure. I have the old one so no problem but IŽd go for the stone or put some weights under the base.
Was on the facebook side. HereŽs the link lord&wyvern
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BorkBork
Posted: Feb 18 2012, 10:51 PM


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I dont have the model myself, but altering the position on the base could allready help a lot. Even putting it on there at a slight angle, so that the weight is pointing towards the corner of the base allready helps.

Rocks indeed also help a lot (especially combined with altering the positiong, thus balance of the model).

And dozens of my models simply have a piece of lead glued under their base. (the lead strips they use in roof gutters is the perfect thickness).
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theorox
Posted: Feb 19 2012, 08:01 AM


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Finecast. tongue.gif

You could glue sheet metal under the base. Something heavy, anyway. Should balance it out nicely.

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azhagmorglum
Posted: Feb 19 2012, 01:37 PM


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If you have space under the base, glue some coins at the back of the base, it should work.
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Artiee
Posted: Feb 20 2012, 03:07 PM


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QUOTE (Wechselbalg @ Feb 18 2012, 10:42 PM)
There was that picture with the big stone on the base. I think it was on the "DaWarpath" facebook page but dont know for sure. I have the old one so no problem but IŽd go for the stone or put some weights under the base.
Was on the facebook side. HereŽs the link lord&wyvern

Thats my Warboss. It's finecast so I don't have a weight issue. The "Stone" is blue insulation foam.


For counter, some metal on under the back edge, Or serveral stones on the back side that adds to the base scenery.
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EntertainMe
Posted: Feb 24 2012, 01:25 PM


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QUOTE (Artiee @ Feb 20 2012, 05:07 PM)
The "Stone" is blue insulation foam.

Yeah, that should help with weight issues biggrin.gif

But I usually glue (sheet) lead to the underside of the base. Just cut it with some pliers and hammer it back flat (because it warps when cutting).

With this I've positioned models in the most amazing ways.

Lead is slightly toxic BTW so wash your hands before you eat (in fact, that's good advice any time).
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maddipper
Posted: Mar 2 2012, 04:10 PM


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i had the same problem with mine. i took a fishing lead weight flattened it with a hammer(originally i was going to glue it under the base but couldn't get it to fit) glued it together then glued it to the back of the base & painted it to look like rocks on the base. it doesn't tip over. yarr.gif
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Fang'ead Nutya
Posted: Mar 3 2012, 09:58 AM


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Have used lead sheeting and metal washers before, they work fine but sometimes you need something bigger. A friend had a chaos dragon that was just way too over balanced and no idea or the skills to fix it as he was already very happy with its base. so just to try something I went to a metal work shop and asked for small pieces of steel cut offs, got them for free, some up to a quarter inch think and built a base around it with match sticks and araldite and then glued it to the bottom of the GW base for him.

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