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Will the Samaritan please stand up...?

Discussion in 'Combined Army' started by Jam800, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Jam800

    Jam800 Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I've just put my umbra samaritan together and i just wish that very lovely model would stand up for more than 2 seconds on it's 25mm base.

    Does anyone have any tips for counter balancing this model?

    Does filling the base with plaster work/help?

    Thanks in advance...!
     
  2. Judge Dredd

    Judge Dredd Well-Known Member

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    Placing him towards the back of the base helps his balance
     
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  3. Sabin76

    Sabin76 Well-Known Member

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    Put the Samaritan on your shelf as a beautiful piece of art... then use one of the 3 Legate models as a proxy for it :P. Seriously, though... I put mine all the way towards the back of the base and he stands up alright as long as the terrain is perfectly level.
     
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  4. Stiopa

    Stiopa Trust The Fuckhead
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    Heh, the wording made me think of this song first :stuck_out_tongue:



    As for the Samaritan: filling the base with something heavy (some metal/lead garbage should work better than plaster) would help, but I'd recommend simply getting rid of the tactical lettuce. Maybe leaving just the top of it.
     
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  5. Plex

    Plex Taagma without a scheme

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  6. toadchild

    toadchild EI Aspect

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    I put the Samaritan's arms onto the Legate Hacker's body. It looks fairly different from the other two Legate sculpts, and I figured I'm fairly unlikely to need three Legates in a single game.
     
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  7. Flipswitch

    Flipswitch Sepsitorised by Intent
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    Yeah, back of the base and I put some lead weights on the rear underside of his base, seemed to help but he's still a bit precarious.

    So I just use my Umbra Hacker instead. :V
     
  8. chromedog

    chromedog Less than significant minion

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    I cut about 12mm off the bottom of it.
    The tactical letuce was pinned into a resin base and blended with some gs.
    Brought it down closer to S2 without compromising the "floaty etherealness" of it.
     
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  9. Shinen

    Shinen Well-Known Member

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    Hotglue and small lead balls under (in) the base works for me
     
  10. Aspect Graviton

    Aspect Graviton Friendly Alien Overlord
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    One has fourpence underneath, the other I just put on a 40mm
     
  11. Jam800

    Jam800 Member

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    Thanks Guys,

    Ended up getting some lead shot from ebay to stick under the base, after toying with the idea of increasing the base size.

    I've also gone and bought some slate to model onto the base as extra ballast. Hopefully that'll work...
     
  12. gomjabbar

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    Fill the back of the base with some green stuff or anything that would shift the center of gravity of the model.

    EDIT

    Oh saw that you already did that, nice!
     
  13. Hecaton

    Hecaton EI Anger Translator

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    Clearly you're not one with The Edge then.