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    Pint mixing is a delight and one of life’s great...

    Pint mixing is a delight and one of life’s great joys.

    I would base both that blue and that purple on cobalt blue. If you prefer to stick to non-toxic colors, ultramarine blue (the true pigment,...
  2. Very droll. PSA: Acrylic paints and mediums...

    Very droll.

    PSA: Acrylic paints and mediums contain formaldehyde, ammonia, and chemicals such as surfactants and anti-foaming agents, and that’s not even getting into the complex organic compounds...
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    There are other types of gaming groups than...

    There are other types of gaming groups than wargamers. I’m connected to one which is happy to use any gonzo thing I paint up.

    It’s kind of like this:...
  4. They don’t actually work. You’d be better off...

    They don’t actually work. You’d be better off taking a digital photo and analyzing the spectrum in software. That at least can show you when two colors that look the same to you don’t look the same...
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    Sounds like you are well situated for a symbiotic...

    Sounds like you are well situated for a symbiotic relationship with a gaming group.
  6. This is why I like brands of paint which include...

    This is why I like brands of paint which include an actual painted swatch from the batch right on the label.

    I don’t know if it is still the case, but at least in the fine arts one used to be able...
  7. Matte medium seems to dry more porous than gloss...

    Matte medium seems to dry more porous than gloss medium. If you are using matte paints or medium, they may be a little fragile.

    However, there seems to be little to no difference in protection...
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    A number of vendors have told me they’ve sold out...

    A number of vendors have told me they’ve sold out of things. Business at the con seems to be a lot brisker than they had expected.
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    There’s more than one kind of resin, isn’t there?...

    There’s more than one kind of resin, isn’t there?

    That’s one of the things that makes me a bit wary of it. Metal has only so many possible variations, mostly boiling down to lead or no-lead. PVC...
  10. Welcome back! Six years ago I was where you...

    Welcome back!

    Six years ago I was where you are now. Hadn’t put paint to a figure since roughly 1995.

    It really is a different world, figure and paintwise.

    (And man, I hear ya about the...
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    I am totally no expert. That said, here is what I...

    I am totally no expert. That said, here is what I see:

    Your colors are clear and well defined. Your brush control is good.

    Things look a little flat to me. Your highlights don’t go very high...
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    I would rather accept that I cannot always find...

    I would rather accept that I cannot always find every mini I might like to get my hands on than support the sort of criminal activity that destroys artisans’ livelihoods.
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    Are you saying that this site sells pirated goods?

    Are you saying that this site sells pirated goods?
  14. I find Winsor and Newton’s Sceptre Gold II round...

    I find Winsor and Newton’s Sceptre Gold II round brushes to be a good economical, fairly sturdy brush for miniatures.
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    Scale 75 has had some controversy about copyright...

    Scale 75 has had some controversy about copyright violation. They had to remove a very popular bust from their Naughty Gears Kickstarter because they had stolen the image it was based on and were...
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    Mayte varnish isn’t brittle, it is more porous...

    Mayte varnish isn’t brittle, it is more porous than gloss varnish and affords less protection.

    If your varnish is reactivating the paint, it probably means either the paint is not fully dry or it...
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    I would have thought purple too. Gives a...

    I would have thought purple too. Gives a surprisingly nuanced shadow to bright yellows.
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    I have. Five years ago, or around that time...

    I have.

    Five years ago, or around that time scale, the exact same thing happened to FRP Games. An end-of-year clearance, an unexpected deluge of orders, and as I recall it, my...
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    I am still working through a vast stash of...

    I am still working through a vast stash of inherited sable filbert brushes originally bought dating to the George Bush Senior years, so they may no longer be representative of what the companies are...
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    I don’t know what part of the world you’re in,...

    I don’t know what part of the world you’re in, but for art supplies in the US Dick Blick is a reliable mail-order source.
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    My apologies. I forgot my filberts are not...

    My apologies. I forgot my filberts are not Sceptres.

    I use the W&N Sceptre Gold II series 101 (they have a larger belly than the 202s and can hold more paint). Lately I’ve almost exclusively been...
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    I would try to use more opaque pigments if you...

    I would try to use more opaque pigments if you can. Things like the iron oxide-based colors, or something with a good bit of white in it.

    I’ve found that for spots the easiest thing to do is make...
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    I find acrylic inks tend to dry glossier than I...

    I find acrylic inks tend to dry glossier than I would like, so I haven’t used them much.

    Golden has a matte line of “fluid” acrylic paints (They are nothing like as fluid as hobby paints, but are...
  24. What if I find OLD spam lurking in old threads?

    I know to report fresh spam posts when I run across them.

    But what about old spam that’s been lurking around fossilizing for years?

    I cannot help but feel that both the posts on page two of...
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    Won’t lie. I am disappointed. Gotta be a...

    Won’t lie. I am disappointed. Gotta be a nightmare scenario for you guys, though. Good luck.
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    This is an Ainsty stone floor I painted. 63253...

    This is an Ainsty stone floor I painted.

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    I used artists’ acrylics, but never mind that.

    After priming I flooded the floor with a wash of transparent very dark brown to emphasize the...
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    Winsor and Newton has a line of mixed sable and...

    Winsor and Newton has a line of mixed sable and synthetic brushes called Scepter Gold II.

    I have found them to be pretty inexpensive, but far, far longer-lasting than the sort of synthetic sable...
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    Something about the coloration made me think of...

    Something about the coloration made me think of the blue-ringed octopus.

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    Huh. Well, I do not know why the images came up so small. You can probably look up your own online.
    ...
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    Artists’ acrylics (which are not the same thing...

    Artists’ acrylics (which are not the same thing as craft acrylics) are generally of very high quality with fine pigment grinds and are suitable for painting miniatures. However ...

    The first...
  30. My order of November 29th just arrived without a...

    My order of November 29th just arrived without a notification email.

    I am okay with its being here, although they might be rationing figures. I got everything I ordered, but I did not get the...
  31. Sorry, no. Matte medium just does not have the...

    Sorry, no. Matte medium just does not have the protective features of proper varnish.

    For protection you want a good tough gloss coat anyway. The matte finish put over it is for aesthetics more...
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    Kingdom Death has good, often disturbing large...

    Kingdom Death has good, often disturbing large monsters.

    Reaper has been shifting its large monsters to its Bones PVC material. They are good-looking, lightweight and flexible (not brittle like...
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    Sad news. Is there anywhere more news, maybe a...

    Sad news. Is there anywhere more news, maybe a history of the convention and what has happened to it?
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    Ouch. Sorry to hear that about the TGG minis. ...

    Ouch. Sorry to hear that about the TGG minis.

    I'm old-fashioned in my tastes. I prefer metal because it's a friendly material that is likely to last over the long haul.

    I have a few resin...
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    This is an odd post. A brand-new user with...

    This is an odd post.

    A brand-new user with not quite grammatical English posting about something way off topic (for a miniatures forum) and linking to elseweb smacks of spam to me.

    Be that as...
  36. New stretch goal: A gazebo-mimic.

    New stretch goal: A gazebo-mimic.
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    When paint peels off like that it could be the...

    When paint peels off like that it could be the paint itself, or it could be the layers underneath it.

    The most common problem when the uppermost layer delaminates is that the undersurface is no...
  38. Kickstarter - KenzerCo. Knights of the Dinner Table chibis from Impact Miniatures

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/674003445/knights-of-the-dinner-table-kodt-chibi-fantasy-min/description
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    Sticky: It's from a company called Wargame Exclusive, but...

    It's from a company called Wargame Exclusive, but it's out of production.

    http://wargameexclusive.com/shop/greater-good/female-naked-resting-tau-sniper-warrior/
  40. Last 48 hours.

    Last 48 hours.
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    I think it depends on how wet your wet palette...

    I think it depends on how wet your wet palette is. I use a wet paper towel-parchment bakers paper setup and artists paints which thin noticeably after a day or so on the palette.

    if I am planning...
  42. Photos of painted armies:...

    Photos of painted armies: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1050509756/ral-parthas-chaos-wars-dwarf-undead-troglodyte-min/posts/1575241
  43. Four days left...

    Four days left...
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    I suspect the "10,000 hour" story got spread...

    I suspect the "10,000 hour" story got spread around because people who knew better did not want to scare anyone off with talk of how long it really takes.

    I would not call 75,000 hours really...
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    Ouch. Studio work can kill your passion, for...

    Ouch.

    Studio work can kill your passion, for sure.

    In art school I knew someone who was a successful artist, in school to pick up new techniques in some classes we shared. This person had...
  46. Ral Partha Chaos Wars Kickstarter -classic troglodytes, dwarves, skeleton armies

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1050509756/ral-parthas-chaos-wars-dwarf-undead-troglodyte-min/description

    Iron Wind Metals is running a Kickstarter re-releasing many classic old Ral Partha...
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    The Crystal Brush entries are stunning! I am a...

    The Crystal Brush entries are stunning!

    I am a little surprised at what didn't make it into the online voting, though.

    Possibly it's my untrained eye, but there seemed some to me as fine as...
  48. I'm an art professional with a background in...

    I'm an art professional with a background in materials. I spotted a few misconceptions in this thread.

    Oil paints yellow because of the oil medium, not the pigments. Over time as the oil film...
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    Aw man, I thought there was some very nice other...

    Aw man, I thought there was some very nice other stuff there. I'm sorry it didn't get a viewing.
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    Crystal brush? Can't see all entries

    I'm trying to vote on the Crystal Brush and I'm not seeing all the entries which are present at Adepticon in the display case. A bunch of them I was looking forward to voting for don't seem to be...
  51. Last hours!

    Last hours!
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    I use Golden Paints matte fluid artists acrylic...

    I use Golden Paints matte fluid artists acrylic titanium white. It needs a little thinning, but is intensely white and smooth.
  53. The (cough) Trubblat Mill, an abandoned factory,...

    The (cough) Trubblat Mill, an abandoned factory, has been added to the stretch goals:...
  54. About to enter the final week. Anyone play...

    About to enter the final week. Anyone play Infamy?
  55. Mad science stretch goals: ...

    Mad science stretch goals:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/renaissanceminiature/victorian-steampunk-terrain-and-road-river-tiles-i/posts/1393181
  56. I like that model and what you did with it!

    I like that model and what you did with it!
  57. Steampunk terrain Kickstarter: Buildings, streets, and airships for Infamy etc.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/renaissanceminiature/victorian-steampunk-terrain-and-road-river-tiles-i/comments

    Renaissance Miniatures has successfully fulfilled four other Kickstarters of...
  58. Another Stonehaven KS, now with Halflings

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2087444096/halfling-adventurers-miniatures

    Stonehaven Miniatures has launched another Kickstarter of 28mm metal adventurers and NPCs, this one with a halfling...
  59. Wow, that's ambiguous. It must have been a...

    Wow, that's ambiguous. It must have been a really annoying thing to run across.



    Cripes!
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    It's strongly suggested it's going to be one of...

    It's strongly suggested it's going to be one of the final items.
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    The basic set and the expansion set are already...

    The basic set and the expansion set are already looking like good deals, and it looks like there's room for more additions.

    You can pledge just $1 and be able to pick and choose from a lot of...
  62. Reaper CAV big stompy robot Kickstarter in its last 24 hours

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-cav-strike-operations

    I didn't see a thread for this. Reaper Miniatures has been having a Kickstarter for its CAV giant robot...
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    In the fine arts world Winsor & Newton oil paints...

    In the fine arts world Winsor & Newton oil paints are considered mediocre.

    There are far better brands available, including Holbein, Williamsburg, Rembrandt, and BlockX. I have used all of them...
  64. 28mm Native American Warriors and Mythic Beasts (Kickstarter)

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2139148164/gn-w-warrior-and-spirit-beast-models

    I backed his first Native American minis Kickstarter and was really pleased with the quality of the minis.
    ...
  65. I've read his updates, and I think he needs help....

    I've read his updates, and I think he needs help. He doesn't seem to be rational.
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    Interesting. I didn't know there were words for...

    Interesting. I didn't know there were words for that. I'm not at all methodical about keeping track of what I paint or exactly how I paint it, but I think I have done those, at one point or another.
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    Cool! I approve of homebrewed transportation,...

    Cool! I approve of homebrewed transportation, and the attention to detail here is fun.
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    I'm sort of curious how many different whites...

    I'm sort of curious how many different whites people have tested. I mean, I have a favorite but that's just because it works fine for me. I haven't tried all that many.
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    Sounds cool. I can see how it would work. ...

    Sounds cool. I can see how it would work.

    Forgive my ignorance, but what is "juicing" and what is "tinting" a mini?
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    Are these accounts being accidentally erased? O.o

    Are these accounts being accidentally erased? O.o
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    It looks freehand to me. You don't get that kind...

    It looks freehand to me. You don't get that kind of control with crackle-effect paint.

    I imagine it just takes time and patience and good well-pointed brushes. I notice subtle shading and lights...
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    I think the shout-out to Bosch harmonizes well...

    I think the shout-out to Bosch harmonizes well with the Kingdom Death ethos of the grotesque, and is beautifully rendered to boot.
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    I rotate many of my brushes and have never had a...

    I rotate many of my brushes and have never had a problem with them. If twisting is a concern, I draw the brush straight over an absorbent paper towel, lift it, roll it slightly in my fingers, and...
  74. I've ordered from Mirliton now, so can report...

    I've ordered from Mirliton now, so can report experiences. The figures are well cast, in blister packs, some labeled in Italian and some in English. They came (to the US) in timely fashion. ...
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    The Reaper Bones II Kickstarter just finished a...

    The Reaper Bones II Kickstarter just finished a highly successful pledge drive, with 14,964 backers pledging $3,169,610.

    This gives Reaper two of the top ten highest-funded game projects ever on...
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    Great Googly Moogly, have you seen their latest...

    Great Googly Moogly, have you seen their latest update?

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-ii-the-return-of-mr-bones/posts/641319

    (This is something the...
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    In one hour the...

    <shameless cheerleading>

    In one hour the 48-hour reminder email goes out.

    There is some pretty good stuff in the KS (Aliens. A dwarf on a bear. Demons. A succubus in armor. A big-arsed dragon...
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    Three days to go. Pledgers can pledge $1 and...

    Three days to go. Pledgers can pledge $1 and pledge for any of the goals, so an extra $15 for a kraken or an extra $100 for the core set, currently at about 150 figures, including some big ones.
    ...
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    Wow. Yeah. Cadmium is a toxic heavy metal,...

    Wow. Yeah. Cadmium is a toxic heavy metal, serious bad news. Its main virtues are that it is absolutely permanent, a brilliant bright red color, and the most opaque of pigments. Its main...
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    For Doctor Who fans, recent stretch goals have...

    For Doctor Who fans, recent stretch goals have included a British police public call box and a pair of crying and attacking angels.
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    Most red miniatures paints these days are based...

    Most red miniatures paints these days are based on either Mars Red, an iron oxide, or synthetic organic red pigments such as Naphthol Red. Some may still be based on Cadmium Red, although it is...
  82. I find the physical properties of paint to be...

    I find the physical properties of paint to be lacking in Photoshop.

    The program is useful, as others have said, for examining photos of your paint jobs and seeing flaws more clearly.

    But I have...
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    I've been priming mine with regular paint, tinted...

    I've been priming mine with regular paint, tinted to a pale brown or grey depending on whether the mini is going to be warm or cool tones overall. Then I put on a wash of thinned deep brown to help...
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    I have only ever painted with artists acrylics. ...

    I have only ever painted with artists acrylics. I love the freedom of being able to mix whatever color I want myself. I also like knowing exactly what I am using.

    You look like you are off to a...
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    Artists acrylics tend to have pure pigments, so...

    Artists acrylics tend to have pure pigments, so you have to mix your own colors from them. It's not that they have a smaller range than miniatures paint. In fact, they have a much larger one since...
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    Sticky: It is "Kalovon, Cthulhoid Alien...

    It is "Kalovon, Cthulhoid Alien" from Black Orc Games.

    I want you to know that I am ashamed that I know this.
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    :sarcastic: Sounds kind of sad, especially when...

    :sarcastic: Sounds kind of sad, especially when you read old novels and they talk of multiple deliveries per day.
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    Glad you like it. He did some of the best...

    Glad you like it. He did some of the best illustration back then. He's retired from it now but still does allegorical paintings.
  89. I'm putting together a wish list. Their shipping...

    I'm putting together a wish list. Their shipping rates to the US are pretty high, so I'm trying to consolidate as much as I can.

    Maybe it's my machine, but they seem to have the fastest login...
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    Michael Whelan (http://www.michaelwhelan.com/)...

    Michael Whelan does good work, although it's as much science fiction as fantasy. He uses a lot of color.
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    Eh? What sort of postal service do you have in...

    Eh? What sort of postal service do you have in the UK that 310 miles in 1-3 days sounds outlandish? That's about typical around here. Even mail from the coast 2000 miles away takes less than a...
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    I am glad you had a good experience with them,...

    I am glad you had a good experience with them, and that you are happy with your minis.

    I was, I think, one of the skeptical voices on that other thread. I remain cautious about them because of...
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    That was an interesting article, and pretty well...

    That was an interesting article, and pretty well done given the potentially explosive subject matter.

    And I agree with the statement at the beginning: There should be more ethnically diverse...
  94. I am no fan of GW by any means. But this ......

    I am no fan of GW by any means. But this ... well, this sounds reasonable.
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    Ships -- Chinese junk on this Kickstarter

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1093338811/east-asian-village-for-28mm-gamers/posts/466580

    This is part of a Kickstarter for prepainted laser-cut East Asian (Chinese and Japanese mostly)...
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    I appreciate the commission painters coming on...

    I appreciate the commission painters coming on here to clarify things. I think we are all frustrated with the performance of Finecast.

    I would love to be privy to GW's decision processes, though...
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    I'm glad to see this old thread resurrected. I...

    I'm glad to see this old thread resurrected.

    I paint wearing vinyl gloves, so no skin oils problem. I've tried using Blue-Tac on little jars. It holds just fine for the human-sized figures, but...
  98. They are into the last five days. They have some...

    They are into the last five days. They have some nice buildings and village and city packs, as well as some awesome boats.

    Some models include minis or accessories.
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    I do like Thunderbolt Mountain. Their wood elves...

    I do like Thunderbolt Mountain. Their wood elves and Arthurian characters are classic.
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    Isn't it interesting how much you can change the...

    Isn't it interesting how much you can change the whole look of a sculpture with a different paint job? Lovely work, sir.
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    Ah. I apologize for my ignorance. I was going...

    Ah. I apologize for my ignorance. I was going by the cover illustration with the guys in protective work vests and long trousers.
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    I love the painterliness of this. The face is...

    I love the painterliness of this. The face is really expressive and you've done a great deal with the contours.
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    I suppose it is in the eye of the beholder, and...

    I suppose it is in the eye of the beholder, and perhaps my judgement is too harsh.

    I had considered that particular outfit revealing because her skirt exposes pretty much all of her bare legs. ...
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    As for the fantasy stuff (like the second picture...

    As for the fantasy stuff (like the second picture in classicGMR's post), I am informed that women wear it because dressing up in costumes is fun. In drawings, miniatures, and artworks like the one...
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    It is very strange. Are any of the male...

    It is very strange. Are any of the male characters that exposed, or are they all armored and covered up? I wish even one female character had the same level of body armor and protection as the...
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    Well, knock me over with a feather. I am glad...

    Well, knock me over with a feather.

    I am glad to see they came through. I guess we'll see how they continue to do.

    Their sculpts are pretty good, but they have burned a lot of people and Rob...
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    I saw footage of that. It's pretty mind-boggling...

    I saw footage of that. It's pretty mind-boggling (and when did everyone in Russia get a camera running full time in their car?).
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    Okay, I can see there is a person under there...

    Okay, I can see there is a person under there pushing it. The leg movements are remarkable. And -- GAH! I think I agree with Talion.
  109. The chances are very good that the author had...

    The chances are very good that the author had never heard of Games Workshop. However prominent GW may be in this little corner of fandom, it is nothing in pop culture. You could walk down the...
  110. Thay lay that out in their business model: ...

    Thay lay that out in their business model:



    The whole "Fortress Wall" "Fortress Moat" thing suggests that they are consciously following a policy of isolating their customers and keeping them...
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    When painting with oils (I have never painted...

    When painting with oils (I have never painted minis with them, though), I use hogs bristle brushes to lay down the color because it is so heavy. I only use soft brushes for blending; they will wear...
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    Da Vincis are really good kolinsky brushes, but...

    Da Vincis are really good kolinsky brushes, but any brush will get softer and worn with use (I have some ancient kolinsky brushes in shockingly bad states). I like Raphaels too, but really the...
  113. If you poke around the investors' section of the...

    If you poke around the investors' section of the GW website, it's kind of revelatory. They seem totally focused on selling as many minis as possible through a strategy of isolating and targeting...
  114. This is definitely a case of people in glass...

    This is definitely a case of people in glass houses throwing stones. There is not a speck of originality to be found anywhere in Warhammer or Warhammer 40K. Everything they have was itself swiped...
  115. Thanks, Bloodhowl and Magpie_Oz. I'd hate to...

    Thanks, Bloodhowl and Magpie_Oz. I'd hate to think my ignorance would cause someone to wreck a mini.

    Scraping it is, then.
  116. Thread: Art?

    by Pygmalion
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    Sigh. Yeah. I used to think it was just me,...

    Sigh. Yeah. I used to think it was just me, that those artists' statements really meant something and I just didn't get it.

    Nope. Many of them are self-important pseudointellectual...
  117. I gather superglue gets kind of brittle when...

    I gather superglue gets kind of brittle when frozen, so you might be able to just flake it off. I would personally prefer that to using chemicals, since I'd be worried about softening the plastic.
    ...
  118. I think Games Workshop is completely in the...

    I think Games Workshop is completely in the wrong. They did not originate the term or the concept of Space Marines. In fact, given how much they rely on copies and echoes of earlier authors'...
  119. I've heard the freezer thing too, though I've...

    I've heard the freezer thing too, though I've never tried it.
  120. Thread: Art?

    by Pygmalion
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    Kickstarter has a lot of art projects, and some...

    Kickstarter has a lot of art projects, and some of them are going to be more worthwhile than others. I find it depressing how many people pledged to this one, but as far as that goes, $16,000 isn't...
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    Um, yeah. Until Rob Lane shows some signs of...

    Um, yeah.

    Until Rob Lane shows some signs of changing his behavior -- not just putting it behind him -- I have no interest in potentially joining the long line of people he owes money and gaming...
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    Olive oil is what we in the arts call a...

    Olive oil is what we in the arts call a non-drying oil. That is, it stays "wet" and oily forever.

    The oils that oil paints are made from are "drying" oils. They oxidize to form permanent, dry,...
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    I started buying minis in 1980, but I don't have...

    I started buying minis in 1980, but I don't have any of those any more. I think my first was a Grenadier boxed set of adventurers.
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    Oh now, that's not fair. Most people say if...

    Oh now, that's not fair.

    Most people say if you don't buy something you have no right to complain about it.
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    That one, though it costs only about $3000, uses...

    That one, though it costs only about $3000, uses lasers and liquid resin, which are trickier than the extruded plastic of most of them. It would need serious workshop commitment and probably be a...
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    The whole pulling in new customers thing troubles...

    The whole pulling in new customers thing troubles me.

    It troubles me to suggest that former customers of the company's owner should hope for its future success in the hopes of maybe getting their...
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    I can understand what you are saying. But ......

    I can understand what you are saying.

    But ...

    This does not seem to have been a simple closing. Quite a lot of people lost thousands and thousands of pounds to Maelstrom.

    Mostly the actions...
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    I thought the eye was deliberate, a subtle sign...

    I thought the eye was deliberate, a subtle sign that all was not right with this entity.
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    It's beautiful. It has a real renaissance vibe.

    It's beautiful. It has a real renaissance vibe.
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    Giraffes are popular among model train...

    Giraffes are popular among model train enthusiasts because circus trains are popular. For the same reason one can find lions, elephants, seals, and other circus type beasties.

    Unfortunately, the...
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    Add my kudos to the Mods. It takes a lot of work...

    Add my kudos to the Mods. It takes a lot of work to keep a forum civilised.
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    The Kickstarter pledges have passed the...

    The Kickstarter pledges have passed the $1,000,000 mark. I think that may make this one of, or the, highest-ranked board games on Kickstarter.

    There are 3 more pledging days.

    Anyone who wants...
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    So many people on this thread recommended Kingdom...

    So many people on this thread recommended Kingdom Death (right from the OP), I went and had a look.

    I still haven't seen any of their minis in person or dealt with the company, but just online...
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    I think the title confusion is in the word...

    I think the title confusion is in the word "mistress." Mistress could mean a kept woman, or it could mean a female master of something. People seem to have gone with the second meaning where the OP...
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    It's always worth checking out what overseas...

    It's always worth checking out what overseas postage actually is.

    Hasslefree, for example, charges actual postage rates -- by the gram. Since minis are so small, you can get quite a reasonable...
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    "This is the sword that was broken?"

    "This is the sword that was broken?"
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    I guess the mods don't want us to post on the new...

    I guess the mods don't want us to post on the new spam threads (see post #6 above)

    But if you spot one embedded in someone else's discussion, like this one:
    ...
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    It's what I've been doing. ... After running...

    It's what I've been doing.

    ... After running the post through Google Translate first* to make sure it isn't some slightly clueless Vietnamese minis painter missing the international board.

    The...
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    Here's another one: ...

    Here's another one:

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/showthread.php?51883-Đặt-chỗ-và-nhận-khuyến-mại-khủng

    "Make a reservation and receive promotional terrorist" ?? :80
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    Well, yes. I get the idea "Dilbert" is only a...

    Well, yes. I get the idea "Dilbert" is only a slight exaggeration. But one would think a sensible company would welcome clear information about serious flaws with a product and not punish employees...
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    I wonder why they have such a liberal returns...

    I wonder why they have such a liberal returns policy. Are there consumer protection laws -- do they not have a choice, really? Or is this part of some face-saving thing?



    Why is that, I...
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    Lotta Vietnamese spam lately

    This morning there are so far three Vietnamese-language apartment rental spam posts from new user vinalam138.

    Obviously I've reported them all. But it seems like half the time when I've logged on...
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    It's not too hard to find information and outrage...

    It's not too hard to find information and outrage all over the internet about Finecast. I think that's why me_in_japan's initial post was kind of skeptical about whether you were seriously asking or...
  144. I do like the face. There's a lot of nice detail...

    I do like the face. There's a lot of nice detail and personality in this mini.
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    I was wondering how he sits down. It looks like...

    I was wondering how he sits down. It looks like it's just possible. As for the bathroom, I'm not even going to speculate.

    I do wonder if the camera operator was also his dressing/undressing...
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    Egads, that's brilliant! Thanks for the link. ...

    Egads, that's brilliant! Thanks for the link. And thanks, atgill, that was a very funny blog.
  147. For maybe twenty years now the American comic...

    For maybe twenty years now the American comic book market has been in a slow decline. Each time a movie or a television show has come out based on some comic or other, comics fandom has buzzed about...
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    It's called a "tortillon" or "stump." It's a...

    It's called a "tortillon" or "stump." It's a common drawing tool in the fine arts. They are tightly rolled soft paper and come in different sizes and hardnesses. You can get them cheap at art...
  149. That's an interesting observation. Do you think...

    That's an interesting observation. Do you think the upsurge in minis Kickstarters is connected to GW policies?

    I was wondering about the numbers. The biggest minis Kickstarter, the Reaper one,...
  150. Replies
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    Poll: Like I said, I need to think about this. I'm...

    Like I said, I need to think about this.

    I'm not actually sure farming is more humane than trapping. It's different, sure, but I don't know that it's better. I don't know that I've ever examined...
  151. You may not be able to add extras, but the $155...

    You may not be able to add extras, but the $155 pledge has been racking up quite a lot of free add-ons.

    I'm kind of biting my lip over whether or not to add the Dragon King expansion. I wasn't...
  152. It's really hard to tell from photographs. ...

    It's really hard to tell from photographs.

    Einion is the resident expert, and I defer to his advice. There could indeed be some washing and glazing going on. I'd also like to add that if your...
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    Poll: Whoa. I thought kolinsky sable was farmed, like...

    Whoa. I thought kolinsky sable was farmed, like mink.

    I'm going to have to think about this some.

    I wonder why they cannot get a nylon fiber to work like kolinsky hairs.
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    Aw, it's clearly a poem (not up there with Keats,...

    Aw, it's clearly a poem (not up there with Keats, but heartfelt for all that), and a pretty funny one, too.

    uglybug wins the internets, Kickstarter-style.
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    I agree, a lot. I find the Kingdom: Death...

    I agree, a lot.

    I find the Kingdom: Death monsters, even the ones with strong sexual overtones, to be less offensive overall than the standard run of violent and gory monsters meant only to be...
  156. I like Hasslefree. They have neat stuff at good...

    I like Hasslefree. They have neat stuff at good prices (even shipping overseas) and they've got great customer service.

    I like the etched brass foliage. I figure, paint "bracken" green and it's...
  157. Replies
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    Do you think the pressure is a serious problem? ...

    Do you think the pressure is a serious problem? I have been concerned about some of these Kickstarters that have ballooned far larger than expected, wondering if the people putting them out will be...
  158. I think the prices are perfectly reasonable --...

    I think the prices are perfectly reasonable -- for solid silver figures.

    For pewter, not so much.

    And it looks like GW is still pushing Finecast.

    I grew up surrounded by science fiction...
  159. Hasslefree Miniatures sells some useful sci fi...

    Hasslefree Miniatures sells some useful sci fi etched brass:

    http://www.hfminis.co.uk/shop?category=accessories~etched-brass-%28architectural%29

    O gauge is a bit large for most minis. S gauge...
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    That's a beautiful model, and a fun concept.

    That's a beautiful model, and a fun concept.
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    Good grief. I'm finding this story a little...

    Good grief. I'm finding this story a little confusing. It sounds like someone was clobbered by debt / the economy / something, but I wish someone could explain how in words of one syllable.

    I'm...
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    You were indeed lucky. Let's hope everyone owed...

    You were indeed lucky. Let's hope everyone owed goods or money by Maelstrom Games gets satisfaction as well as you did.
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    Ooh, the moon looks like a big opal. As for...

    Ooh, the moon looks like a big opal.

    As for moonlight, our eyes have a night vision that is more sensitive to blue light and cannot really see red or yellow but doesn't actually see colors. Not...
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    So I went back and looked around at some of the...

    So I went back and looked around at some of the websites discussing Maelstrom Games over the last few months. While there was clearly a lot of concern, it bothered me that on some of the forums...
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    Rackham is gone, and it seems cruel to recommend...

    Rackham is gone, and it seems cruel to recommend it since you can't get them any more It's like waxing nostalgic over early Ral Partha (which would be my favorite if I were to include defunct...
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    I was fortunate to meet Ms. Grey at a convention...

    I was fortunate to meet Ms. Grey at a convention a few years ago. She was gracious, and as beautiful as ever.

    But "Buck Rogers" was as wretched a piece of embarrassment as any late 1970s...
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    We get gazebos. :cute:

    We get gazebos. :cute:
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    I always wondered if Lucas substituted the Ewoks...

    I always wondered if Lucas substituted the Ewoks as a more marketable, commercially salable version of the Wookies (also turning their species name inside out). It always felt to me that those...
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    I guess exact scale doesn't bother me too much,...

    I guess exact scale doesn't bother me too much, provided the figures are close enough and look well.

    The big dragon on a heap of treasure may have been the Impial Dragon from Ral Partha. I had...
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    It's the last 5 days. I'm really hoping we get...

    It's the last 5 days. I'm really hoping we get gazebos.
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    Hmm. On the one hand, what Disney did to Jim...

    Hmm. On the one hand, what Disney did to Jim Henson's Muppets borders on the criminal ...

    On the other hand, they have done some remarkably good things lately, and they could hardly do worse than...
  172. Now with a gazebo! Responding to requests and...

    Now with a gazebo!

    Responding to requests and the fond story of "Eric and the Gazebo," the creators have designed a very nice 28mm scale gazebo, with optional scary face in the decorative...
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    Ayup. I'm an old, old D&D player myself, and...

    Ayup. I'm an old, old D&D player myself, and have known the joke for a long time.

    It'll be nice to have an actual prop for game sessions.
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    If they get $30,000 in pledges they will offer a...

    If they get $30,000 in pledges they will offer a gazebo for $20.

    They're over $26,000 at the moment.

    The gazebo looks great, and has a little mean face cut into the decoration.
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    Gamer's Paradise?!? Were you in the Chicago...

    Gamer's Paradise?!? Were you in the Chicago area? 'Cause I used to get all my games stuff from them. (Not paint, though. I used Liquitex acrylics from the art supply store.) And how long ago? ...
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    They have just added a stone-look jail and a...

    They have just added a stone-look jail and a half-timbered thatcher's cottage and barn to the project. They've also included previews of the burnt-out cottage and wagon that they are adding free to...
  177. Now in addition to the very useful little wagons...

    Now in addition to the very useful little wagons and carts and buildings, they are offering a dice tower. It matches the buildings, looks like a two-storey half-timbered house with holes in the roof...
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    If you're using dry pigments, for the love of...

    If you're using dry pigments, for the love of mike wear a good breathing mask. Those particles can lodge deep in your lungs, and enough of them are heavy metals to cause serious health problems.
    ...
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    The dice tower looks pretty nifty. It matches...

    The dice tower looks pretty nifty. It matches the style of the rest of the houses.
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    I've used Da Vinci brushes and they're pretty...

    I've used Da Vinci brushes and they're pretty good. I don't have any kolinsky sable from them, though. Mostly I use W&N Series 7.

    Does anyone else use a slightly larger brush, like a size 2?
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    I like that they freely admit that they have...

    I like that they freely admit that they have raised the ceilings of the rooms in order to accommodate minis waving swords around. They seem to feel keenly that they are not sticking to authentic...
  182. What, you mean get into your head and talk to you...

    What, you mean get into your head and talk to you and make odd suggestions and ...

    Uh. Never mind.
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    What Einion said. One of my teachers went so...

    What Einion said.

    One of my teachers went so far as to say one should always test every brush before buying it. Art supply stores often have a little pad of paper for testing the pens they...
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    Zinc white, which you mentioned you had, is a...

    Zinc white, which you mentioned you had, is a weak, translucent white with cold blueish undertones. In recent years studies have shown it to behave catastrophically in oil, turning quite brittle and...
  185. Scenery Kickstarter - Medieval Village from Renaissance Minis - Now with a Gazebo!

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1093338811/medieval-village-for-28mm-gamers

    Pre-painted modular laser-cut wooden buildings, structures, vehicles, and a small amount of furniture, fencing, and...
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    I'm really hoping for Luta and Shunkaha to be...

    I'm really hoping for Luta and Shunkaha to be reached.
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    1. Don't be scary. 2. Be charitable to the...

    1. Don't be scary.

    2. Be charitable to the new and clumsy.

    3. Compile a dictionary list of terms and acronyms, including companies and humor.
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    Yikes. I'm sorry you had to deal with that. ...

    Yikes. I'm sorry you had to deal with that. Modding is a tough job.

    Thanks for taking care of it.
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    The Reaper Kickstarter pledge manager goes out...

    The Reaper Kickstarter pledge manager goes out today.

    It's only live for ten days, so heads-up.
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    They're sweet figures, and Patrick Keith has a...

    They're sweet figures, and Patrick Keith has a great record of terrific female sculpts.
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    Very impressive, and rather unnervingly realistic.

    Very impressive, and rather unnervingly realistic.
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    I don't know which is creepier, the way their...

    I don't know which is creepier, the way their store clerks constantly pester male customers, or the way they completely ignore female would-be customers.

    I have witnessed both, and it would appear...
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    The main thing to remember if you do prime Reaper...

    The main thing to remember if you do prime Reaper Bones (because that's okay), is don't use solvent-based enamels such as Krylon primer, which can soften the plastic and make it sticky and...
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    They don't pin them, but they do preassemble...

    They don't pin them, but they do preassemble them, with superglue apparently. They announced that that is going to be standard for the Bones line.

    There was some discussion of this on the Reaper...
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    "Betty" the Second World War pilot, is now...

    "Betty" the Second World War pilot, is now sculpted:
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bombshellminis/bombshell-babes/posts
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    I got some to try as well. There was a...

    I got some to try as well.

    There was a little flash on one, but it was easy to remove with a little paring with an exacto knife. The plastic is soft and flexible, but not that soft and...
  197. Definitely an interesting read. But a little...

    Definitely an interesting read. But a little vague. I kept wishing for some references or citations one could follow for more detailed information.
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    There are some very designs showing up, if people...

    There are some very designs showing up, if people would like to go have a look.
  199. Thread: Yarr!

    by Pygmalion
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    My children sang that at their dentist's...

    My children sang that at their dentist's appointment exactly two years ago today.
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    I look forward to seeing Cthulhu too. ... But...

    I look forward to seeing Cthulhu too.

    ... But that's a very nice female cloud giant.
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