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Mechanical Skeeters - Assembly Assistance

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I've run into a bit of a problem while putting together my Mechanical Skeeters.  The models themselves aren't actually that bad (although all the tiny ropes cause me no end of grief)    The issue I'm running into is that they don't fit on their 40mm bases.   At least, not in any remotely useful manner.   Heck, one of them (Skeeter 3 in the build instructions)  Stands on its own completely surrounding a 50mm base without touching it at all.

I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to do about this.   I've looked around online, but there aren't really any 40mm flying stands available for sale.   I tried buying some 20mm square flying stands and gluing those to the 40mm base, but A. the stands I got were defective (round peg, square hole) and B. It looked ugly as sin.

I'm curious how other people with these models have solved the issue.

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10 hours ago, codingCaptor said:

Wait, you got a flying stand with your skeeters?  There was no such thing in my box.

Yeah mine came with 3 clear plastic flying stands, but they are far too small to be useful. 

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Stands are taken from the X-Wing miniatures game.
Drilled a hole in the skeeter, had to file down the stand a bit to make it fit.
Drilled a hole in the base, made it stick with greenstuff.
Even disassembles for easier transport.

 

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Here's mine. One shows the plastic stands that came in the box.

The more upright Skeeter can just be superglued to the outer ring of the base (this technique works perfectly for Langston + the Brass Arachnid without the need for building a ridiculous base!)

 

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