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Author Topic: Balancing Vintage Collection General Grievous?  (Read 1765 times)

Marasame

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Balancing Vintage Collection General Grievous?
« on: September 17, 2013, 10:04:45 PM »

Hi all,

The setting up of my collection is going well.  Let's just say, I may have purchased 250ft of 1x3s this last weekend and spent 10 hours cutting, sanding, and painting (all by hand) them for the display.

I have run into an issue with the Vintage Collection General Grievous (http://www.rebelscum.com/TVC17grievous.asp) and am looking for advice.  All my figures are on stands to keep them on stands to keep them upright (and to keep me sane).  Well this Grievous has no peg holes in his feet.  I have other figures that don't have peg holes that I get them upright by using 2-side foam tape and a stand.  Grievous, however, is a special case, his feet aren't flat (due to his "claws") and so he doesn't stick to the foam tape at all.  He is also taller than most figures and his cape makes him quite top heavy.  Add this all up and he has been a nightmare to set-up.  Anyone out there have this guy and can provide any tips for setting him up?

Thanks!
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Re: Balancing Vintage Collection General Grievous?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2013, 11:22:58 PM »

Create a plastacine base replicating any type of landscape, grey rocks, green grass, brown sand, and then 'stick' him on?  I haven't tried it myself, just an idea.  Good luck with your shelves, I'm sure it will look great when it's done.
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Re: Balancing Vintage Collection General Grievous?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 08:56:00 AM »

Or...just dump the PT stuff and problem solved!  :P

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Re: Balancing Vintage Collection General Grievous?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2013, 09:33:38 AM »

I stabilized him using those little plastic coated wire thingies that keep the SW vehicles in place in their packaging box.  You can sort of tie it around his feet and fold the wire in such a way that it prevents him from falling. 

I've had excellent results doing that.
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Re: Balancing Vintage Collection General Grievous?
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2013, 11:18:54 AM »

Hmm I like the idea of using the wire ties.  Too bad I haven't kept any... looks like I need to go buy more vehicles!

If that doesn't work, I'll try a mound of white-tack so see if that will keep him grounded.

I'm a lover of all things Star Wars (except Angry Birds which takes up too much Star Wars real estate at the stores).  My collection consists of figures from all time periods except for the Before the Republic Period (>25,000 BBY) since there are no figures from this era... yet!  The display where Grievous will be pits the Republic politicians against the CIS politicians with Grievous and Dooku leading them.
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Re: Balancing Vintage Collection General Grievous?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2013, 09:34:33 PM »

If you are interested in all things Star Wars, feel free to check out the Expanded Universe forum.  It needs a little updating - I haven't added any of the new books for a few months.  However, it is hopefully still worth checking out!
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