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thedrake Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member25 Feb 2013 6:40 a.m. PST

Am looking at some of the Klingon and Dominion ships in the Star Trek Tactics 2 Heroclix line.

Has anyone been able to rebase these from the Heroclix bases?

If so what technique used to rebase?

Asking as may purchase a few of these to rebase for my fleets.

Any advice appreciated.

Andrewdrexler Inactive Member25 Feb 2013 7:36 a.m. PST

Rebasing should be ultra easy. The ship sculpt is attached to the clix base by a half moon tab at the bottom. Just slide an exacto-blade between the base and the tab and it will pop right off. A little clean up and you're ready to glue it to the base of your choice (or even remove the basing bits entirely and drill the bottom for a flight stand).

(Major Disaster) Inactive Member25 Feb 2013 7:51 a.m. PST

Also if you use an X-Acto knife to remove the mini from the base, you might want to put the ship in your freezer the night before. The adhesive used to attach the mini to the base becomes more brittle with cold, therefore, it becomes a little easier to separate from the base. Still be very careful using the X-Acto to do this. I've gotten more than enough cuts removing Clix from their bases.

ordinarybass Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2013 8:19 a.m. PST

To avoid cutting yourself when removal I highly recommend the large blade/handle exacto knife with chisel head. It directs the force strait ahead rather than sideways and makes it really easy to cut downward onto a matt/table. A regular exacto with very pointy angled blade gives you the sawing/prying motion that slips easily and has resulted in so many cut hands.

I've unbased hundreds of clix minis by downward cutting with the large chisel head exacto and have not cut myself yet.

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2013 9:28 a.m. PST

I have also debased scads of the things.I use a (loose, dullish) utility knife blade. Its thin, yet strong and relatively inflexible, and functions as much as a wedge & pry-bar as a blade. Wiggle it under, pry a little, repeat. All but a few will pop off within a couple of tries.

I find it safer than using an X-Acto.

Delthos Inactive Member25 Feb 2013 10:06 a.m. PST

I've removed about 50 Heroclix figs from their bases using a standard small #11 X-Acto knife blade. I've never cut myself or even come close to doing so.

It's all in how you hold the base. You rest one edge of the base on your cutting surface, then you hold the top edge with just your finger tips. For me it's the edge of my forefinger and the tip of my thumb. Then put the X-Acto knife between the fig's feet and base with the sharpened beveled edge of the blade flat against the clix base. Then gently rock the blade back and forth while applying pressure and maintaining the edge of the blade against the base. It usually pops right off after a couple rocks.

If there are multiple points of attachment I will put one point so that it is at the bottom and do that one first, then rotate it and do the other side so as to not accidentally cut into a leg or something else on the fig.

I really don't see how using the chisel blade would be a lot safer as you still have to hold the base to stabilize it.

The Angry Piper Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2013 11:33 a.m. PST

Also, I found that putting Clix miniatures in the freezer for a little while beforehand makes popping them off the bases much easier. In fact, I don't usually use an X-Acto at all.

This is for Heroclix, however. Not sure if the ships are any different.

Credit to whomever came up with this tip. It wasn't me. I think it was someone else on TMP.

NCC1717 Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2013 11:53 a.m. PST

I had no trouble popping the cresent at the bottom of the clear upright portion off of the 'click' base:



thedrake Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member25 Feb 2013 12:41 p.m. PST

Thanks to everyone for the great tips on how to do this!

Will get a few ships to try this with to flesh out my Trek fleets.

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