Saturday, September 21, 2013

Quick tip: non-permanent painting-handle connection

Hold on to your interwebs boys and girls,

Here goes a cheap trick, cheap literally. I always worried: How do I connect my minis to my handles?

1. Magnet? -Might move clockwise... or anticlockwise

2. Glued pin? -Well how am I going to get it off again?

3. Pin glued only into the handle? -Trust level on a scale from 1 to 10: just don't. (Okay for spraying I guess)

4. Pin glued only into the base? -Trust level on a scale from 1 to 10: well 5 I guess. Just remember to have the pin quite long to increase the friction and thereby the grip. Still this is far from ideal.

The/my Answer to this annoyance might be a combination between method 1 and 4. You'll see below how I did that. Note not to use magnets on the handle, use steel. I simply took old knife blades, which are easy to brake with two pincers, as long as one is flat (DON'T hurt yourselves! Ware glasses! I do it all the time). And note that I used the Infinity-Base magnet slot/hole, which I covered two posts ago. I wish every base had that. Behold:

That is a Djanbazan Sniper from Corvus Belli btw


  1. super glue followed by violence... works perfectly^^

    1. I cannot condone such barbarous behavior :-P

    2. one cannot spell barbarous wihtout the word barbarous