All Your Base Are Belong To Us
Let’s imagine for a minute that you’ve been playing a level 2 monk with long hair who likes to kick people in the face. He doesn’t wear any armor or long monk robes, and shows off all his tattoos by running around shirtless no matter how much snow is on the ground. You’ve been using a standard figure, but it’s an elf, or female, or it’s a halforc with a chain weapon. One day you are at your local friendly game store when you come across this guy:
He’s perfect. A monk! He’s kicking! He’s got long hair… but then there’s that gigantic clicky base at the bottom. You snatch him up and take him to your next game day and plop him down on the map at the beginning of combat… and he takes up four squares… and people try to put they’re minis next to him, or behind him, or around him… and it’s a mess. He’s the perfect mini, but that base has got to go. Doing it yourself is easier than you think. First, pop the bottom off of the clicky base and cut up the dial, like so:
Next, take your correctly-sized 1-inch square base and cover it with some putty or “green stuff” or any other kind of basing material. At the very least you could superglue the figure to the base as is, depending on how much “area” your original figure has left after de-basing. Since this figure only has the one leg, I definitely needed to build up a base of some kind.
Throw down a little bit of paint, superglue the bottom of your figure to your base… and you’re done! I pushed the figure into the still soft “green stuff” so that it would be more stable.
From start to finish, it took five minutes to complete and make an unusable, but perfect miniature into a perfectly usable miniature.