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So, I'm expanding my horizons, and I got a sprue model.  yay.

 

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Unfortunately these spanish inquisition boys have slotted bases that run flush with the sprue holder.  It's a fairly hard resin, and I can't make any dents with my hobby knife.

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so ... what tool do I need in order to get these slotted bases to disconnect from the core sprue?  :c

 

 

Thanks in advance

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Side cutters, nippy cutters, a jeweler's saw are the things to try first.  Maybe take the hit and just get slotted bases if the resin is too hard to cut safely.

 

Edit:  Or some slightly sketchy (for the survival of the minis' feet) chisel work.

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25 minutes ago, lowlylowlycook said:

I think he is trying to get the slotted base off the sprue, not the feet off the base.  

 

 

this.

 

I do have slotted bases.  that's not the issue (fortunately)

 

The issue is that I can't get my current (limited) cutting tools between the base-slot and the long-bar that's the basis of the spru (the one with the part number stamped in it)

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On 5/18/2020 at 8:56 PM, jonfreeman said:

The issue is that I can't get my current (limited) cutting tools...

 

A photo of the tools you have would help everyone help you.

 

On 5/18/2020 at 8:12 PM, jonfreeman said:

what tool do I need in order to get these slotted bases to disconnect from the core sprue?

 

So, it sounds like there is budget for a new tool...

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These will fit in knife handles ^ that are like the Xacto brand. They will produce grains of resin when they cut (not quite dust but it's worth it to clean up carefully). The main thing is to have extra fine teeth.

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On 5/19/2020 at 3:56 AM, jonfreeman said:

this.

 

I do have slotted bases.  that's not the issue (fortunately)

 

The issue is that I can't get my current (limited) cutting tools between the base-slot and the long-bar that's the basis of the spru (the one with the part number stamped in it)

 

As suggested I highly recommend using a jewelers saw, carefully and with patience.

If you use clippers the force might break a foot on such minis.

 

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Being resin aftermarket parts are common like this in scale modeling i highly recommend a razor saw for the large pieces. If you really wanna minimize the gap it makes, find photo-etch blades, they are thinner.

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