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Let my start off by saying that most of the Bones miniatures are fine. The problem seems to be with large miniatures that have narrow/thin supporting legs or what have you. The Bones with the biggest problem seems to be Jabberwock and one of the dragons (I think the Red Dragon). Both have sagged to the point where their front legs now touch the ground.

 

Does anyone have a suggestion on how this can be addressed? I love these two miniatures but I’m not sure what I can do with them to fix the problem.

 

 

Thanks,

 

~ S ~

 

 

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Let my start off by saying that most of the Bones miniatures are fine. The problem seems to be with large miniatures that have narrow/thin supporting legs or what have you. The Bones with the biggest problem seems to be Jabberwock and one of the dragons (I think the Red Dragon). Both have sagged to the point where their front legs now touch the ground.

 

Does anyone have a suggestion on how this can be addressed? I love these two miniatures but I’m not sure what I can do with them to fix the problem.

 

 

Thanks,

 

~ S ~

 

 

 

I ran into this same problem. I first tried expanding the base of the jabberwock forward ... but then, hey, this guy is slacking WAY too much! I ended up pin-drilling a hole through a section of his leg and then running a supporting wire into the base. I plan on hiding the wire behind a putty mushroom. (Pictures later. I'm still having some challenges with this; I haven't quite "solved" the issue yet, though I think I'm on to something. ;) )

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I should check my red dragon. Jabs here and Deathsleet have given me some trouble.

I think I mentioned this elsewhere, but although I haven't yet assembled either of my red dragons, they are both definately of the softer material.

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Question how soft is bones? If I was to heat up a needle would I be able to push it into the leg rather than drill a massive hole?

 

I could then just cut and file the end of the needle flush with the leg.

I believe that several people have successfully done what you described. Be careful; I've heard at least one report that the needle actually went in easier than they expected, came out the other end, and stabbed them in the finger.

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Also, cutting and filing a needle might be a little harder than expected. I'd also heat the figure rather than the needle myself.

 

There are reports that boiling the Bones material might increase rigidity without the need for pinning, but... that single, narrow point of contact with the base concerns me now I think of it. Given the irregular shape of the foot, this might well be a figure that's not suited for the Bones material.

 

[Edit]Rethinking this, pin the leg and run two long pins on angles forming an 'X' (with really short lower legs) up into the tail to use it as a bracing point. Should be enough to hold it rigidly in place.

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I intend to cheat - grasping one talon around a limb on a Woodland Scenics tree.

 

I may not have the problem, though it does seem likely, but I also think that having the model interacting with the scenery on the base will look good.

 

It definitely does with the Deathsleet that I helped modify.

 

The Auld Grump

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Ok managed to fix mine.....just used a Tailors pin. I tried the front leg and it didn't work then i notcied that the as he sagged the tail bent with the sagging. So i pinned the tail at an angle through the top: See picture below. I then snapped the end of the pin off and pushed it into the bones. You can't feel the pin although you can see it. A spot of "Liquid Green Stuff" will seal it.

 

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I would definitely recommend the heating method over trying to drill thru Bones - at least the softer stuff most of the minis are made of. I tried to drill thru the hand of the Valkyrie to insert a spear, and the arm kept bending out of the way. I took a piece of steel rod, heated it with a lighter, and viola! right thru, a nice round hole. So if you want to pin, just heat up your pin first, and it should insert nice and easy.

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That's what i thought seeing as it's so soft i thought pushing something sharp through would make less of a mess on the miniature, and due to the nature of bones, it should almost form around the pin as it's pushed rather than creating a massive hole

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