I thought I would do a quick post on how I pin my figures so I can move them around on the diorama until I find the right spot for them. Unlike most of you who are busily basing yours I remove mine and replace it with a small section of fine steel.
First I cut the base from the figure. I then use a pin drill to make a small hole to fit the wire into; the a drill needs to be slightly thinner than the wire so it is a snug fit.
Then I cut the wire off leaving no more than a ¼ “protruding, any more is a waste as the figures get a spot of superglue when they’re mounted onto the base.
To make it easier to paint, I then mount them on a plastic bottle top in which I drill a tiny hole for the pin to fit in and add a smidge of superglue (not too much as you need to run you knife around the pin to remove the figure from the bottle cap when painted .
Well that’s about it, quite simple really, but beware if you choose to try this method take care, as the wire entering one’s skin is quite painful!