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Old 10-10-2021, 05:57 PM   #1
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Default Be Careful Removing Your Car From a Base

While trying to pull up one of my minis (I think it was the Jackrabbit) I pulled the top part of the car free but the bottom remained firmly attached to the base's pegs. It wasn't a big deal (just need to glue the bottom back on) but it is something to watch out for.

Personally I recommend using a little Vaseline beforehand to lubricate the pegs so the miniatures can pull free without issue.

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Old 10-10-2021, 07:49 PM   #2
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I am guessing the plastic shrank from the mold and the hole in the miniature is on the small size.

In other miniatures, I usually take the appropriate sized drill bit and make sure the hole is the correct size.

Sometimes, such as this, where I will be rebasing often, I will make the opening beveled with an exacto knife, so that aligning and fitting are much easier.
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Old 10-11-2021, 06:59 AM   #3
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The exact same thing happened to my Jackrabbit. Can't remember which one now, but another one was even tighter.
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Old 10-11-2021, 10:14 AM   #4
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I have a few Hot Wheels that I need to drill holes into so I can use them with the bases. Anyone know the size of bits required?
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Old 10-11-2021, 10:34 AM   #5
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Default Re: Be Careful Removing Your Car From a Base

For mounting Hot Wheels cars, a better approach than drilling the car is probably going to be setting aside a couple of bases specifically for Hot Wheels (In a DA box, you have plenty of spares), clipping the pegs down to about half-height or so, and using the remaining stubs of the pegs to hold a blob of blu tac (poster tac) that will hold the car in place well enough for play purposes while still being easily removable and not potentially damaging anything.
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