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von Schwartz06 Nov 2019 8:54 a.m. PST

Just got an order of 15mm FreiKorps French line cavalry. Really nice, they are casting separate horse and riders now!!! To the point, since they are now separate pieces it makes the rider a little tricky to handle while painting. I was contemplating drilling a small hole in their…uh…bottom and inserting a tooth pick or short piece of wire(hence the title of this post). Any better ideas?

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2019 9:14 a.m. PST

That's what I do…OUCH!

Tacitus06 Nov 2019 9:20 a.m. PST

Dracula's own…

Swampster06 Nov 2019 10:08 a.m. PST

Hold them in your hands. I never have problems with paint rubbing off.

von Schwartz06 Nov 2019 11:31 a.m. PST

Thank you, this post apparently got hit by…THE BUG!
I put it in about 4 days ago and suddenly it disappeared, Poof! I just found it again today inna post about 1/144 What a Tanker post, the BUG has a strange sense of humor.

slugbalancer06 Nov 2019 1:00 p.m. PST

I painted some FreiKorps Sikh lancers recently by jamming their boots into the jaws of some wooden pegs, painting the upper parts, then just finishing by painting the lower legs.

mckrok Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2019 4:24 p.m. PST

I drill a small hole and insert a toothpick with a wee bit of white glue to handle 15mm cavalry riders and nail for 28mm riders. Works well IMHO. That hole is also good for epoxy when I epoxy the rider to the mount.

abelp0106 Nov 2019 9:55 p.m. PST

+1 mckrok, then insert them into an empty margarine tub lid that's on the tub for stability, instant holder.

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