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Gokiburi28 May 2019 5:24 p.m. PST

What are the best currently available options for removable starship bases? (I've tried Star Ranger's barrel clasp method, but had issues with the threads of clasps stripping over time.) Or failing that, what are some basing options a bit sturdier than the usual plastic ones?

I'm specifically looking for something that will work with Studio Bergstrom/Irrational Design's Xuvaxi, which have relatively small connection points.

Striker28 May 2019 5:51 p.m. PST

I've been using small magnets for attaching my ships to flight stands. I had gotten the stands from Corsec but he's winding down operations. The magnets I got from K&J. I drill small holes and expoy them in.

Hamilton28 May 2019 7:10 p.m. PST

I do the same as Striker – N52 magnets from K&J.

It is not a perfect solution though as larger ships tend to rotate on the base if there is only a single post. Lighter ships / fighters tend to stay put. I mark a front line on the base so that if the ship does rotate I have a more stable reference point for facing.

Part time gamer02 Aug 2019 10:06 a.m. PST

Im very familiar w/ the 'rolling' problem, seen it often w/ "CY6" games.

Im not familiar w/ the size of ID's "Xuvaxi" ships, but you might consider gluing 1/2 sq. metal bases to the underside of your mini (so unseen). I get mine from "the Last Square".
Then attach the magnet to the post. If its pretty small, you can consider 'cutting' the post down a bit.

chironex04 Aug 2019 6:16 p.m. PST

Back 2 Base-ix have a large stand with two magnets:

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