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So more on my beggining of an army after much time away. Got the sand basing kit from GW, got my PVA, put a nice base of it on, tidied it up, cool. Now i've gone to glue my models legs to them.....and it's not really sticking all that well.....should i be using PVA instead of super glue? Spray the base to get the sand to stick together and bond a little better, or more superglue and leave for a lot longer?
 

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So more on my beggining of an army after much time away. Got the sand basing kit from GW, got my PVA, put a nice base of it on, tidied it up, cool. Now i've gone to glue my models legs to them.....and it's not really sticking all that well.....should i be using PVA instead of super glue? Spray the base to get the sand to stick together and bond a little better, or more superglue and leave for a lot longer?

Depending on the type of terrain i'm basing I usually glue my models to the base first then work on the coloring and base design. But inf i go the route you have i almost always use superglue. but i will also use my hobby drill to Pin the model to the base so i don't have to worry about it coming off as easily.
 

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Depending on base size I usually superglue some 1mm plasticard to the base where my models feet will go and fill the rest of the base with sand, rocks, twigs etc then glue the model to the plasticard once painted
 

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Dammit, wish I had thought of these before! Need to go out and get a hobby drill, pins and blue tack, as well as find me some plasticard.
 

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Depending on base size I usually superglue some 1mm plasticard to the base where my models feet will go and fill the rest of the base with sand, rocks, twigs etc then glue the model to the plasticard once painted
I actually have never thought of doing this until this very second. Thanks for that tip Ratvan
 

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For now, I've just carefully scraped away footprints into the sand and superglued away. Works for this time round.
 

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I use the "gel" type superglue to stick my models to the base if its already been completed, it gives a much better grip than the normal liquid types. so much so that if the model comes off the base it normally takes the sand with it.
 

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I actually have never thought of doing this until this very second. Thanks for that tip Ratvan
No bother at all, its a great way to use up small offcuts discovered by accident (got some stuck and a base and had to cut around the glue to save as much as possible)
 

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I use the "gel" type superglue to stick my models to the base if its already been completed, it gives a much better grip than the normal liquid types. so much so that if the model comes off the base it normally takes the sand with it.
Yeah that's pretty much how i've fixed it this time round. Pulled the legs back off and the sand came with it. Scraped a bit more off the base with a modeling tool, then superglued as normal. Having sprayed them as well, the paint does seem to have fixed the sand in place more. Almost painting time!
 

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I usually place my terrain bits, sand etc. on the base then place the figure on and into it and then drip liquid CA over it all. The glue seeps in and around everything and binds it all together. Modifications and painting can still be done after the initial mounting.
 

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I always base after fully completing the model, after this I apply sand/grit etc with paint not glue. Once this has dried, I paint the base, ink and drybrush.

As I'm using paint, I can paint right up to and around the feet of the model using a small brush. I tend ti base in sections and dip the base into the sand/grit as I'm going.
 

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I do something similar to @Logaan except using PVA glue. A generally "old school" look.

I finish the model.

Paint the base the a darker "under" colour. Usually a dark green.

Spread PVA glue+water (70/30 ish) on the top of the base using an old brush with very short bristles.

Immerse the base in a mix of gravel ballast. I use a mix of two different grits. Ensure the ballast covers the glue.

Remove the model from the ballast and let dry.

Angle the model's base over the ballast and tap the side to shake loose any unfixed gravel.

Paint the gravel with a thinned out layer of the basing under colour.

Highlight by 'wet' dry brushing with a lighter colour. E.g light green.

Add a dry brush with an even lighter colour. E.g. green-yellow.

Finally I repaint the base rim with light green to match the green table.

Example:

 

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ok so this is extremely easy..i alwayscomplete my base before adding the mini..
what i do is
1.paint the base..
2.drill holes in the base of the mini before painitng
3.after base coast are complete..i drill the into the base and super glue the mini to the base via paper clip from the feet to the bases..

its not that hard nor time comsuming.and the overall effect is quite nice
 
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