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  1. Thread: Grainy primer?

    by Eryops
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    After a grainy experience with GW primer, I've...

    After a grainy experience with GW primer, I've pretty much switched to Vallejo's brush on primer. Take that with a grain of salt though, as I've found over the last few years I haven't been painting...
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    Wow, this is very late to the game, but since...

    Wow, this is very late to the game, but since your post, Reaper has put out a bunch of mouse (and other animal) minis. I guess they're the new thing in cuteness!
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    There is a big "OSR" movement going on (OSR =...

    There is a big "OSR" movement going on (OSR = 'Old School Revival' or 'Old School Renaissance' depending on who you ask). These are basically OD&D (Original Dungeons and Dragons) clones (well, OSRIC...
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    As some others upthread also use, I use Vallejo...

    As some others upthread also use, I use Vallejo Game Color White primer. I don't have a ton of experience using many different brands, but I got kinda burned with GW's spray-on primer, and am a...
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    Hi there, Two questions: 1. Where are you...

    Hi there,

    Two questions:

    1. Where are you located? (for shipping purposes)
    2. I'm a cheap bastard. What ballpark price range are you looking for?
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    I, also have liberated pipettes in the past and...

    I, also have liberated pipettes in the past and used them for mixing paints. I too, know what it's like to have them get paint inside where there's no way to get it out. I've never been able to...
  7. Thread: Nurgle Project

    by Eryops
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    Looks amazing. Truly a work of art!

    Looks amazing. Truly a work of art!
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    I\'ve learned like six new things in this thread....

    I\'ve learned like six new things in this thread. Thanks!
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    Looks like an interesting site. The Larry Elmore...

    Looks like an interesting site. The Larry Elmore art is very evocative for me, since that was my D&D \'impression\' period, even though I\'ve never liked Dragonlance. I might start buying minis...
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    Yes, this is the kind of response I was hoping...

    Yes, this is the kind of response I was hoping for. I\'m not married to Reaper in any way, but as I said in my OP, Reaper and GW (I don\'t think it\'s even worth mentioning MegaMiniatures in the same...
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    So I finally got over my GW-phobia!

    So a little background:

    I buy minis for roleplaying. I would say 90%+ of my collection (6-700 range) is from Reaper. I have stayed away from Games Workshop minis because the odd time I looked at...
  12. I\'m always mesmerized by this one. Alec Baldwin...

    I\'m always mesmerized by this one. Alec Baldwin is just perfect.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m71m-LBqFQ
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    Go here: ...

    Go here:

    http://www.reapermini.com/FigureFinder

    Type in your search criteria in the box on the right (in your case, \"female cleric shield\"). See if anything that pops up meets your definition...
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    I didn\'t see it mentioned yet, but remember to...

    I didn\'t see it mentioned yet, but remember to clean any new mini with dish soap and a toothbrush, as there can be some oily resin from the casting process left over. If you don\'t remove it, it...
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    I was just about to start a thread asking about...

    I was just about to start a thread asking about the quality of these pigments. Glad I took a sec to see if someone already had the same thought!

    Does anyone have an example posted on here with a...
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    Once I figure out that mechanism, I\'ll do it :)...

    Once I figure out that mechanism, I\'ll do it :) (I click the \'start a poll\' button, and it just brings me to the regular \'start a new thread\' page)

    Here\'s a thought comparing the strength of...
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    Do you spray, or brush on primer?

    I\'ve had okay experiences with spraying primer, and also pretty crummy ones. I\'ve recently started brushing primer on, to much better effects. So I\'d like to pose the question:

    Do YOU use a...
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    Being from NA, I don\'t know what Dettol is, but...

    Being from NA, I don\'t know what Dettol is, but odourless forms of very toxic strippers only have additives to eliminate the smell, they don\'t actually remove the toxins that cause the smell, so...
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    Something simple that I look at every now and...

    Something simple that I look at every now and again is comic books. Peruse a few that have nice art and see how the artist has sculpted the muscles and shaded certain areas. It\'s not the greatest,...
  20. Thread: halfings minis?

    by Eryops
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    Welcome to the world of halflings... they\'re...

    Welcome to the world of halflings... they\'re just not that cool! ;)
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    It might be large enough to get a paperclip into...

    It might be large enough to get a paperclip into it. I\'ll have to get one and check. I guess that would also mean that I\'d have to finally break down and buy a rotary tool ;)

    If that won\'t...
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    For clarity, the staff and mini in question is: ...

    For clarity, the staff and mini in question is:

    http://www.reapermini.com/FigureFinder#detail/02307

    I\'m not crazy about the top (the skull is a tad bit on the lame side) so I might just try to...
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    I broke my staff!

    I broke a staff on a wizard I just started working on. It wasn\'t totally my fault, as it was ~90% broken right at the top of the hand when I opened the package. Now since this will be a tabletop...
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    Check out Boardgamegeek and look at the games...

    Check out Boardgamegeek and look at the games that have figures you\'re interested in painting - a lot of them have good examples of pained pieces in play, but of course that could be just for show.
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    There are lots of minis in Reaper\'s line that...

    There are lots of minis in Reaper\'s line that have one hand in the air... the trouble is that there\'s something in the other hand that would make \'hanging on\' look unrealistic, or the face is not...
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    I use a ~6\" piece of 1x2 lumber (nominal...

    I use a ~6\" piece of 1x2 lumber (nominal dimensions 0.75\"x1.5\") and drill a hole about an inch down one end. Then I use a long twist tie and loop it between the legs of the mini and through the...
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    Maybe I just suck, but I gave up on using paints...

    Maybe I just suck, but I gave up on using paints for washes... no matter how much I thinned, they bubbled on me (meaning they left tiny bubbles that I couldn\'t get rid of, and when they dried, left...
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    I\'ve found that once you\'ve primed, the bits...

    I\'ve found that once you\'ve primed, the bits that will cause problems will stand out. Then it\'s easy to pick them out with a pin. If you can\'t see them with the primer, then you most likely...
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    Storage for large based minis

    So I\'m primarily painting for RPG gaming, and am getting to some \'large\' minis which should take up 2\" (10\') squares on a playmat. No problem, but if I base them that size, all of a sudden a...
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    With the three core rulebooks, you have...

    With the three core rulebooks, you have everything you need. In fact, if they players aren\'t aware, don\'t tell them there\'s a bazillion other books about races, prestige classes, spells, psionics,...
  31. Thread: Gamer Ettiquete

    by Eryops
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    Give examples. I\'m sure there\'s just as many...

    Give examples. I\'m sure there\'s just as many bad/newbie gaming habits as there are gamers.
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    I\'m finding that my gaming is following suit....

    I\'m finding that my gaming is following suit. It\'s not a bad thing, and for me, it\'s who I play with, rather than 100% original content. I had a WFRP campaign fold within a few weeks of starting...
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    I had the same grainy spatter cover some of my...

    I had the same grainy spatter cover some of my minis. I concluded that it was due to the fact that the can was about 80% empty, had sat for months, and - cheapo that I am - I wanted to use every last...
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    Thanks for posting this question. I just had the...

    Thanks for posting this question. I just had the same expletive conversation with my paints and brushes last night.

    I\'ve also found that with my Vallejo GAME colour line that the paints come out...
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    Does CMON have a glossary?

    I\'ve come across an acronym OSL. I can\'t figure out what it stands for. I have ideas that it has something to do with lighting and shading, but beyond that, I\'m not sure. So, in addition to that...
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    Washing - Help needed!

    I\'m having some issues with washing. I\'m cutting some corners by just thinning paint down (is this a huge faux pas?). I\'m finding that the washes are coming out horrible and the paint is tending...
  37. It\'s a North American chain. Specifying your...

    It\'s a North American chain. Specifying your location might (but probably wouldn\'t as I don\'t know how many people check) help.
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    I\'ll almost always paint it black, and do it...

    I\'ll almost always paint it black, and do it earlier in the painting process so that if I want, I can extend the colour of the cloak/skirt or the legs as I see fit. Also, it always helps to get the...
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    Use Simple Green. Not going to be (too) harmful...

    Use Simple Green. Not going to be (too) harmful to you or the environment. Just put your minis in it neat (i.e. 100%) for a few days. If you\'re in a hurry it might not take everything off in a few...
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    I had to start insuring everything just to make...

    I had to start insuring everything just to make sure it actually arrived at it\'s destination! I\'ve never had so many things disappear (or heard of things disappearing first hand) as I have with...
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    Newbie Questions

    Hi there, new to the site, enjoying what I see so far, and of course I\'m bursting with questions.... so if no one minds, I\'ll rattle a few off (with some comments) and feel free to answer if you...
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