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Hey Heresy,

I came into 100 or so steel legion troops which I'm looking to custom base.

The problem lies in that they models have the tab for slotta bases and my custom bases do not.

What's the best/fastest way to go about this?

Cut off the tab on the models or cut a slot in the bases? Anyone have ANY other suggestions? I do have a dremel for cutting but it seems to heat/warp the models.

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id say just cut the tabs of and file the bottom of the model flat,
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I'd do as yanlou suggests and then pin the models to the base for extra stability.

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cut the tabs and pin

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With mine I cut most of the tab of leaving a small amount on each foot which I then slotted into small cuts in the premolded bases.

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Its easiest to cut the tabs off with a pair of clippers and file down what's left.
Then drill n pin as mentioned before.
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Its easiest to cut the tabs off with a pair of clippers and file down what's left.
Then drill n pin as mentioned before.
What kind of clippers would you recommend? I've never had any luck with mine, they seem to break haha!

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What kind of clippers would you recommend? I've never had any luck with mine, they seem to break haha!
GW's own do the job fine, at least they are the ones I use. Other companies might do some cheaper
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Go to a random craft store and get both drill bits, wire and clipper there, and get spare drill bits too, else you will curse yourself when you goof up and break the bit

I suggest getting 1 clipper that you only cut plastic with and 1 for the rest. Plastics wont "ruin" the cutting edge on a clipper, so that one will keep cutting straight a long time if you do like that

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