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This is a quick followup to the (raw privy) building that I posted a couple of days ago...Here it is fully stained & painted, I made the roof removable so that I can insert the figure (when I get the right one) sitting on the throne.

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Rofl...I like the strewn out TP. :). Nice terrain.

I viewed your CMON postings...very nice work...I like your cork pin stands (I have never used that technique)...I think that I will start using it (hope you don't mind if I steal your idea)!

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Steal away...since I stole from others. One thing I had to do though was white glue the opposite end of the cork to a large Gatorade type lid. This wider base stopped my hands from cramping up holding the corks. It also adds stability when drying as I paint on a lap desk from my easy chair...the only way I can paint and still spend time with the family.

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Steal away...since I stole from others. One thing I had to do though was white glue the opposite end of the cork to a large Gatorade type lid. This wider base stopped my hands from cramping up holding the corks. It also adds stability when drying as I paint on a lap desk from my easy chair...the only way I can paint and still spend time with the family.

Are the plastic lids large & heavy enough to hold a pined figure stable & secure when drying? Wouldn't larger jar lids offer more stability (although they might be more difficult to hold)...The technique that I have always used is drilled dowel sticks to hold my pinned figure...but I very much like your cork idea!

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I haven't had a tipping problem even with the larger metal GW ogre...I'll get a picture when I'm back home. I usually crop the bottom off in my wips.

 

I have heard people with bad arthritis using a length of PVC pipe with a plug in the end to hold the pinned mini. Say 6" for hand control or a foot long if you want to use the end as a bit of a tripod against your body or bench edge. I got some of my corks at Menard's hardware store and they had some big enough you could jam in the end of a pipe. Of course it would be hard to stand this set up to dry, so you would probably need to use a vase to hold the drying mini and pipe.

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@ Catdancer. Here are a couple recent ones. The Sorcha model is on a standard wine bottle cork. I cut the bottom off, so it would be flat and in this unusual case I Elmer glued it to the inside of the cap.

 

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The plastic Sedition Wars Samariton is on a much smaller test tube size cork, which is big enough for the plastic mini. The GW metal Ogre I did a while back was on a large cork that just about covered the entire cap when I glued it on.

 

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So far I've had very good luck with these. I'm doing a Bombshell Babe at the moment that was too small to pin, so I couldn't use this method. I attached her to a base, glued a piece of sprue to the bottom of the base (to be cut off when done). I then jambed the sprue in an old wooden sewing spool with a bit of clay around the sprue and between the top of the spool and base to secure it.

 

-Mike

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