Has anyone successfully mounted a DC Fighting FIgure to an attacktix base? It looks like the DC base can be glued directly to a Large Attacktix base. If glued backwards, the tix number on top of the attacktix base is still visible. Is there a better way to do this? I am looking at converting the superman and catwoman DC figures. Help!
Post by attacktixman on Mar 19, 2008 3:41:12 GMT -5
This was a reply to Rillian, but I pasted here to give some detail on what I've been working on:
Well, I think the two you are wanting to do are the Flick Flight mechanisms. You could glue these directly to a Tix base as you mentioned.
What I worked out for them however is to use a Tix base that has the two foot pegs intact (in other words they weren't cut off or otherwise removed). Then, on the bottom of the DCFF Flick Flight base drill two properly placed and spaced corresponding holes. (Must be careful here, hole spacing must be correct and diameter not too large or small. (I'll be making a template for this)Then place the Flick Fight base on top of the Tix base via the pegs fitting into the holes similiar to flying Boba Fett, Green Goblin & New Goblin. Attach a tether (string, fishing line or dental floss). See the Stratos custom I did to get an idea. This allows you to remove, attack with "rocking" and then place back on to Tix base. See Webhead's Superman Demo video.
You'll need to add some weight to Catwoman's midsection/torso, so she'll knock down other figures. I'm using twist on weight, (thin metal strips that come in a roll), you can find it in fly fishing shops. Superman does fine
I would like to suggest that if you're wanting to get this done rather quickly and decide to affix the Flick Flight directly to the Tix base, you could use hot glue because I find it to be semi-permanent, especially from the small glue guns. This way you could later remove it and go the route I described above.
For the missile types, weight added to the missiles is the trick for more knock down power. Joker, Batman & Robin can be removed quite easily from the factory blue base and be glued directly to a Tix base. In this case, cut off the pegs.
I've successfully taken apart the Tosser types- Darkseid & Two-Face, and they'll go nicely on a Tix base too.
Machine gun striking Two-Face is easy, glue his feet directly to a Tix base.
The Power Punchers - Batman & BatGirl - are the most challenging, but got that covered too. Sorry I can't go into more detail now.
All this will eventually find its way on to the DCFF Development thread with pictures, videos and instructions. Our idea was to make them Universal with "approved powers, points, etc".