Frequently we have to “base” aka put dirt, grass or other substrate the model is standing on, as minis with an empty base is considered by myself and many others to be an “incomplete” miniature. So what about games where we want our basing to match the table or in this case, the game board?

Well people choose to do clear bases.

It is commonly known that the strongest glues we prefer are cyanoacrylates which will “fog” the clear base as it dries and hardens. After asking around people suggested glue designed for glass…

WARNING WARNING
NOT FOR CHILDREN POTENTIAL DANGER OF BODILY HARM
THIS POST DOES NOT COVER SAFE USAGE AS THAT VARIES BY INDIVIDUAL NEED

So I tracked this down and it worked like a charm!

How do we prep the model? most board games have “Integral bases” aka bases already attached as part of the model?

You will need several things beyond glue. FIRST a dremel with cutting blade, secondly clear acrylic bases and a good pair of flush snips.

WARNING WARNING
NOT FOR CHILDREN POTENTIAL DANGER OF BODILY HARM

Step1: cut around the feet but not closely, you may crack the base and thus sheer off a toe or something on your model(not fun)
step one should result in something akin to this. the extra is ok…
step 2, using the large flat circle on your cutting bit, grind down the bottom of the foot. Be sure to support the ankle as you grind the bottoms of the feet flat (WATCH YOUR FINGERS!)
Take your time go slow at this point. you don’t want to be too aggressive and grind off the foot…
with enough fine work and patience you will get JUST the foot.
Step 3: apply clear glue to the bottoms of the feet, hold model in place for about 20 seconds then leave it for a few hours to really set.