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ultrasquid last won the day on July 30 2013

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  1. Fantastic work with such tiny figures and vehicles.
  2. ultrasquid

    Bones and Vallejo primer +spray primer

    You need to have an isolation coat between the vinyl figure and the spray primer to keep the plasticizers in the PVC from migrating . Usually a continuous layer of waterbased acrylic paint will do this job, though I hope someone with more knowledge of the relevant chemistry can explain this in more detail.
  3. ultrasquid

    Reshaping Wings on Bones Mini

    You could adapt a technique from bonsai gardening. Wrap a framework of copper or aluminum wire to form a temporary brace to hold the figure in the position you desire. The wires will hold the pose in both a hot or cold bath, and can be adjusted during cooling if necessary. https://www.bonsaiempire.com/basics/styling/wiring
  4. I expect a good percentage of those silly duplicates will continue travelling in the next round or two
  5. All righty, here's what I took from the box. Not in photo is a castle terrain piece.: Collector of Midnor, some orc lady I think, and some javelin dudes dandy 2-swords, St. Nicholas with revolver and sword, even dandier dandy, Wind Lord (in package), robo-armor thing, tiny goblin with glaive, and orc with barge pole and shorter stick polished shell fragments and amethyst beads, resin somewhat geometric human and 2 dwarfs Some square hydrocal(?) tiles, some 1" square bases. Container is my own and an assortment of Bones Don't worry, there was a lot of stuff left, and I packed in a bunch more too.
  6. At last, I've sent the box onward. Still missing the little journal but I'll send it on if I ever find it again. Next to photo what I pulled.
  7. The replacement Pcktlnt box has departed, en route to ParadoxicalMouse
  8. ultrasquid

    Lidless Eye Hobbies: June 2018 Projects

    I'm so happy to hear the Giff are back!
  9. You've given me an idea.
  10. Gosh darn it to heck! Somewhere along the way, just as I'm about to seal the box for shipping, I can't for the life of me locate that little journal that was in there. I'll keep looking for it for a while, and send it along later if it doesn't turn up today.
  11. ultrasquid

    Bones/Plastic only BOGW?

    A plastic-only box would be suited to a circuit where weight is a factor in shipping cost. In the US we have the flat-rate boxes, but the cost jumps dramatically when they cross borders. I've no idea how others are affected but I figure it must be a similar situation.
  12. I still have the box. I've been a bit slack packing it and getting it back out. I took it as an opportunity to reorganize my Crates of Shame, and quickly got overwhelmed. I'll try to send it along before the post office closes today. or maybe tomorrow
  13. ultrasquid

    Jungle Titan

    It's described under "Gargantua - reptilian", but this figure would represent a rather tiny one, unless you went to 10mm scale for the rest of your figures.
  14. ultrasquid

    Bones you dont like to see

    I did have fun reconstructing the leg on that frog monster that one time
  15. ultrasquid

    Bones you dont like to see

    If there is one thing I don't want to see any more of, it's figure designs that don't respect the material; in particular, those larger figures that are top-heavy but supported by narrow legs or ankles, like the Jabberwock or River Troll. These may work fine in metal, but require significant modification in Bones PVC to prevent sagging and tipping. Likewise weapons and blades that come out bent and floppy. At least cast those parts of harder material, or redesign the figures to be adequately self-supporting.