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Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP writes:

I use Multi-Temperature (Low Heat setting on my Gun) Hot Glue to attach soft plastic Army Men figures to MDF bases. Hot Glue sticks really well to the Army Men figures' HDPE(?) plastic. I've had Army Men attached to MDF bases, which have been gamed with, numerous times, without detaching, for more than a decade.

Hot Glue is my go-to for bonding any type of miniature: D&D pre-painted vinyl figures; metal figures; hard plastic figures; soft plastic Army Men figures; as well as resin, 3D printed miniatures. It works on pretty much every type of miniature I've tried.

Hot Glue needs to be applied, sparingly! Excess Hot Glue will ooze out from beneath the figure's base: it needs to be wiped away while soft (and very hot!), or it can be cut away with a sharp razor blade; otherwise, it can also be hidden with spackling, or other texturing materials. The hot tip of the Glue Gun can also be used to melt and smooth solidified Hot Glue, but this mostly moves it around -- this requires a deft hand to control properly. Cheers!


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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian writes:

I was surprised to see that poker chips are back at Dollar Tree.

Poker Set

The packs are heavy enough that they often break off the display hooks. At my local store, the packs have been reinforced with tape at the top, but they still break sometimes.

Poker chips in holder

80 poker chips in a black plastic holder.

Poker chips

The chips are marked on the face, by color, as 10, 20, 50 and 100. Useful for many games. Same on front and back.

Figure on poker chip

But can you use them for basing models? Above, you can see a 32mm figure standing on a poker chip, which is about 40mm in diameter.

Figure on poker chip

I'm not sure the poker chips would work well for basing. First, you'd have to find a compatible adhesive. Second, the chips are stiff but bendable, so any paint or flocking might eventually crack away.