Sunday 26 December 2010

Pining for Basing

Odd titel but I couldn´t think of another.    (and I´ve got a headache from yesterday :-/ )
This method I use for bods that are going to be based on a preprepared dio and I´m not 100% sure of where they are going to end up...or they are only intended for being on the dio for a short while (they will be used for something else later.."waste not want not" as Auntie Dorris used to say.

I use thin steel wire...this stuff comes in a roll and is nearly half the thickness as a normal pin.
I cut off a 4 - 6 cm length, stick it into a winecork which acts as a handle so my delicate pinkies won´t get scorched....heat it up over a candle.......
............and gently, slowly push it into the foot of the bod. This takes a bit of practice to get it right but once you´ve got the idea it´s easy. When the "pin" is in the foot...wait a couple of moments until it has cooled otherwise the weight will bend / stretch the plastic out of shape.

Works the same on Nags.Here it was easier to just lay the hot "pin" onto the supporting leg and then fill with woodglue.


  1. Nice tip, I love needles and fire!

  2. Needles and naked flames - what could go wrong? Excellent idea though.

  3. Good tip, and very simple. Fumes could be an issue only.

    For the title Tim's 'Needles and Naked Flames' could get some unexpected traffic. Then again, The Happy Whisk recently used 'Boobs' and it still lost out to a Wonder Woman quiz.

  4. Nice tip mate,straight to the point!