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03844: Damaris is converted to a fierce pirate babe :D

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I Will vote for hat-position number one.

The deck planks looks great, and great conversion in all.

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Her arm. Will not. Stop. Falling. Off.

 

I have super glued and pinned and green stuffed her arm six times over four days.

 

I decided to leave it alone for this whole week.

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Knew a guy who rebuilt part if a transmission  case with jb weld then milled it down ... still holding strong .

 

Is the pistol flintlock or wheel lock ... cant tell from photo ?

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1 hour ago, Humansquish said:

JB Qwik will solve the arm problem. It's what I use to build my dragons.

 

 

I will admit that I normally use epoxy on my metal minis.  You do have to be willing to hold things for a few minutes, though.

 

ETA - Meant to say that your wood planking looks amazing!  It's a small detail but it really brings things up a level.  

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One trick that I have used in the past is to use baking soda.  I will usually put a drop of super glue in the recessed part of the model and then I will dip the other part in some baking soda.  Stick the two together and hold. It is a pretty fast reaction so you will want to make sure you move quickly.  It is a pretty cheap and easy solution to this problem. 

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17 hours ago, Humansquish said:

JB Qwik will solve the arm problem. It's what I use to build my dragons.

I might have some of that in the garage somewhere.... My green stuff was not happy to stay put, even after leaving it alone for a few days.

 

16 hours ago, Boaz said:

Knew a guy who rebuilt part if a transmission  case with jb weld then milled it down ... still holding strong .

 

Is the pistol flintlock or wheel lock ... cant tell from photo ?

It will be a flintlock! I haven't been able to work on it yet since the arm keeps falling off.

 

15 hours ago, LittleBluberry said:

I will admit that I normally use epoxy on my metal minis.  You do have to be willing to hold things for a few minutes, though.

 

ETA - Meant to say that your wood planking looks amazing!  It's a small detail but it really brings things up a level.  

Thanks! I uh... I think I might be removing it though. James Wappel had a cool post about mini dioramas on his website and I immediately went, "oooooooh...." :lol:  

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9 minutes ago, cdorf said:

One trick that I have used in the past is to use baking soda.  I will usually put a drop of super glue in the recessed part of the model and then I will dip the other part in some baking soda.  Stick the two together and hold. It is a pretty fast reaction so you will want to make sure you move quickly.  It is a pretty cheap and easy solution to this problem. 

 

I love that trick! I learned it at Reapercon last year; it's amazing. ::):

 

Her arm is so teeny though that any solid drop of glue would just look bulky and awful and my hands aren't steady enough to do like a "half-drop" with a toothpick.

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10 minutes ago, Morihalda said:

 

Thanks! I uh... I think I might be removing it though. James Wappel had a cool post about mini dioramas on his website and I immediately went, "oooooooh...." :lol:  

 

Whatever makes it fun is my philosophy.  ^_^  The lantern instead of a tankard was also a nice choice, drinking is for *after* the adventuring! 

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Most hats have feathers on the left side. Women's hats sometimes have the button and feathers on the right side. Since she's a pirate, she probably doesn't care about seeming lady-like, so the feathers would be on the left. If you want to go with hat-fashion stuff that is :poke:

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