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Old 01 Aug 2007, 18:02   #1 (permalink)
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can you mount a crisis suit on a flying base, the one supplied in the box, the same you use for a drone? it is slightly smaller, which is why I am asking. But without it how can you model a crisis suit in flight? Do you think this will pass in a tournament?
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Old 01 Aug 2007, 18:12   #2 (permalink)
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Do you think this will pass in a tournament?
No,they can be mounted on a bigger base ,but not on a smaller base.

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But without it how can you model a crisis suit in flight?
You could glue the flying base to the standard base or make a hole in the standard base and insert the flying rod.*
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Old 01 Aug 2007, 18:25   #3 (permalink)
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I have done a conversion using the flying rod and the standard Crisis base, I can post pictures if you would like.
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Default Re: question about crisis suits bases

Actually, the bases that come with the Crisis Suits have predefined areas that can be cut out to fit the flying post in, which is why the flying posts are supplied. Simply flip the base over, and you will notice several circles. Choose one near the edge of the base (as the Crisis Suit has his peg hole at the back, so this will make the model more centered on the base), put a hole through the circle on the underside, then flip it over again, and cut and edge away till a circle remains; a purpose built hobby knife has a much easier time with this than one of those extendable razors. After you carve out the hole, you can glue in the peg and voila, you have a psuedo-flying base, which lets you model the Crisis Suit as flying.
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Old 01 Aug 2007, 19:12   #5 (permalink)
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Oh thank, I haven't noticed that.
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Old 01 Aug 2007, 19:14   #6 (permalink)
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Yea, I noticed the holes on the bottom. However, noobish old me cut one in the middle and that guy always falls flat on his face :
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Old 01 Aug 2007, 19:33   #7 (permalink)
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always works for me, i just cut the base etc. i find the clear base couldn't support my suits, they just fell over. plus they look alout better on a flocked base
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Default Re: question about crisis suits bases

Rather than cut out the holes on the Base.. I find its easier to just clip the bottom part of the Flying standoff and just glue it straight to the base that way. You can put it anywhere on the base then :P
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Old 02 Aug 2007, 06:55   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: question about crisis suits bases

Oddly enough, the first Crisis suit I bought came with three flying bases in the box, so I assumed that it's "legal" to use the small flying base for a flying suit.

Then it's pretty obvious that it isn't practical, since the model isn't balanced to the "flight pole", so using the regular black plate is a much better option anyway...

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Old 02 Aug 2007, 07:09   #10 (permalink)
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Yea, I noticed the holes on the bottom. However, noobish old me cut one in the middle and that guy always falls flat on his face :
just weigh down the back with excess metal sprue and green stuff

You can adjust how you carve the hole too to make the pole at a different angle, letting your suit have a tilt, or more "momentum" to his pose, if you will
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