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Help fixing my Baba Yaga's Hut

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I'm really happy to have finally gotten my mini's from Bones 4. A lot of them turned out nice and I'm surprised on how big some of them are. It's been a fun ride getting them.

 

With that said, I'm a bit disappointed in Baba Yaga's Hut. I've seen a number of people who didn't like how the legs came glued, not seperate and I feel like I'm now the majority of those people. The problem with Baba Yaga's Hut is that it's hard to get to stand up properly. The lack of support causes it to fall easily and I believe its because of the feet itself. It also didn't come with a stand, so I know the feet are suppose to balance it.

 

Any idea on how I can adjust this hut? Fix it? 

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Several people on these boards have posed the same challenge. I believe most of them (if not all?) have solved this with a dip in hot boiling water, then letting the house rest on it's legs.

With the weight of the house on top it will push the legs in the right position to support it. Then just let it cool off :) 

 

If anyone who's actually done this can confirm this, or provide more hints that would be awesome.

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On 5/10/2019 at 7:40 AM, Venun said:

Several people on these boards have posed the same challenge. I believe most of them (if not all?) have solved this with a dip in hot boiling water, then letting the house rest on it's legs.

With the weight of the house on top it will push the legs in the right position to support it. Then just let it cool off :) 

 

If anyone who's actually done this can confirm this, or provide more hints that would be awesome.

 

My hut developed a bit of a forward lean prior to my getting to painting it, so I attempted to resolve the issue by boiling water dip and having it rest back on it's legs to regain proper alignment.  Initially this was successful, the feet were flush on my counter top and the hut itself no longer leaned so far forward that it would topple. It maintained this posture after it cooled, so I happily set about painting it.  Unfortunately the issue was not resolved, during the week long process of painting I noticed a bit of a lean and a return to wonky, non-flush feet placement, though it was tough to confirm given my paint space.  Now that it is completed I am sad to report that not only has my hut reverted to it's poor posture, it has gone a step further and now will immediately topple over if left to stand on its own two feet.  It's almost as if the hut is just too much weight for the legs to handle.  I'm frustrated/annoyed as I don't really like the idea of reboiling to set it aright, given that will play havoc with my paint job, but as things stand (or don't) now this figure is completely useless to me, even in the form of a display model.  I've mulled a couple of options, but haven't come up with something that I'm happy with as yet. 

 

Quite frankly I'm extremely disappointed with the hut, the poor posture is just one of the nagging annoyances, another is the fact that it was shipped assembled. I suspect many who purchased it were not neophytes when it comes to minis and the concept of assembling one is not foreign to them.  Having the option to paint and assemble the hut on my own would have saved me considerable frustration - including dealing with the poor posture issue. It's not like Reaper didn't ship minis that required assembly, I received a few in this Kickstarter and I've certainly gotten some in the past.  Given the hut was the primary reason for backing this Kickstarter (I have several hundred unpainted Reaper metals and I backed Bones 1 & 2, I don't NEED anymore minis) my disappointment really stings.  I'll not give up on Reaper - too invested :) - but I will certainly think long and hard before I pick up a larger, grand looking mini.   

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Seems like you'd get a lot of mileage from a combination of the boiled water trick, and firmly attaching the thing to a good, solid base. 

 

I suppose you could buy a base that would work, and it should be easy to make one from chipboard or whatnot, while the old Green Stuff might also be an option.  I haven't tried it yet, but I would bet an old CD-ROM would be big enough and flat enough to work just fine as a hut base, too, especially combined with sculpted Green Stuff terrain to help give it enough mass and substance to lend it some stability....

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