I’m certainly not the first one to notice how difficult it is to properly pin certain Malifaux models, or models wearing high heels in general. It’s very hard to drill a hole in a tiny tiny Cinderella shoe, and the risk of just wrecking the model feels, in my opinion, way too high. I know I’ve messed up at least one Rotten Belle this way.
Anyways, with the dawn of Instant Mold, I finally found a remedy to this most serious of ailments. Normally, I use a small saw to remove the excess metal that goes down into the slotted base, but in this case I left it where it was. What I did was to take a Victorian Bases insert and press it down an Instant Mold, and afterwards stuffing it full of green (in this case gray) stuff.
Once cured, I had a pretty darn exact replica of the original, only made of green stuff which is considerably easier to cut. I used a pinvice to drill a line of holes and afterwards used a knife and a file to make a nice long slit where the model could slide down. I glued it in place and covered it up with some more green stuff and voilà, all done! Molly won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. At least not without her base.