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  1. Webcomics - Because....

    Get caught up on it now... Big plot reveal coming up this/next week!
  2. Lego single pieces

    Another thing I just thought of: Look in your area for an AFOL (“Adult Fan Of LEGO”) club. There might be someone who’d spare a few pieces from their collection!
  3. Lego single pieces

    There’s also BrickLink, which is kind of an eBay for lego parts and sets. Kind of a clunky interface, but you’ll find what you want, in bulk.
  4. Bad news and good news for you: First the bad news: I checked my Frost Giant King and it had the same lack of detail on the right bracer: Now the good news: When assembled, it’s not really visible, as it’s mostly covered by the kings’s fur cape: It looks like the detail was intentionally removed to prevent fitting problems between the arm and the cape. So, unless you doing a mod without the cape, there’s no problem! Just trompe l'oeil in any missing details that might be visible and continue on!
  5. Department of Acquisitions and Enablement, the Second

    Hey, same thing happened with my Frost Giant King order! I was lucky enough to find the crest tucked under one of the flaps on the bottom of the shipping carton. That thing is tiny! Reaper, if you’re listening, a piece that small, from a model that big, needs to go into its own baggie inside the blister, else it will disappear as soon as the blister parts from the card. And the blister needs to be heat-welded on much more firmly if it’s going to survive shipping. As for assembly, I got my giant’s cloak on with a hairdryer on the high setting. Much more trimming and heating is in order before I’m satisfied with the fit.
  6. Have you been Naughty or Nice?

    I was apparently nice this year... I’m so disappointed! I wanted a lump of coal!
  7. Filling gap

    Years and years ago I made the same thing, an AC glue applicator, by pushing a large needle into the end of a paint brush handle, and filing the end of the needle until the eye just barely opened into a fork. Not something I would recommend now, but I used to clean it by burning off the dried glue in a candle flame.
  8. Twisted Films

    Was that Return to the 36th Chamber, starring "Gordon" Chia-Hui Liu? I only saw it once, but that movie was a classic! You might recognize Mr. Liu from Kill Bill, Vol. 1 & 2.
  9. Wizards, by Ralph Bakshi

    Funny, I acquired this movie in a laserdisc collection lot, but haven’t got around to watching it yet. That’s odd, considering how much of an animation fan I am. Perhaps it’s because I felt I got burned way back when going to watch Bakshi’s The Lord of the Rings in the theatre, in its opening week. I’ll have to pull the disc out and give it a try.
  10. Twisted Films

    How could anyone forget "The Angry Red Planet" (1959), with its giant rat-spider, and its enormous amoeba, complete with spinning eyeball? The plot itself was beyond comprehension.
  11. Eternally Clogged Paint

    Really? I thought Reaper had discontinued the use of them. But on research, I stand corrected. It's the use of tiny pewter skulls as agitator beads that has been discontinued. The agitators are a different material now. So, remember to clean out those old, used-up bottles -- you might just find a bit for scenery detail!
  12. Eternally Clogged Paint

    Agreed on using a T-pin. T-Pins also have a larger diameter than a regular sewing pin, so they will enlarge the dropper hole and make the paint flow a little more freely. Older bottles of Reaper paint have agitator beads inside them. On at least a few occasions, I found they get up into the applicator tip and block the dropper tip, even after clearing it with a needle. Bang the paint bottle's base against your table or desk to knock the agitator free.
  13. Help! My brush on sealer destroyed my work!

    You still have to get the skin oil / potato chip oil / pizza grease off of them somehow, unless you never touched them. I'd recommend diluted liquid dish detergent, without any additives. I've also been experimenting with other de-greasers, including scrubbing it down with rubbing alcohol. Not much difference from dish detergent, so far.
  14. 01450: All Hallow’s Eve

    Ooh... I'm going to have to try that Camera+ app, myself!
  15. Help! My brush on sealer destroyed my work!

    Maybe. I once had the same problem with a mini, where I washed it with a liquid dish soap and didn't rinse it thoroughly enough. Later, after painting, I went to wash it once more before sealing (it had been touched and had finger oils on it). Much of the paint in the crevices, where the soap residue was, simply dissolved away, leaving only the high spots painted. My guess is that the soap prevented the paint from drying completely. So, now I make sure the mini is completely rinsed and free of soap residue. EDIT: I also dilute the liquid soap before I use it, so it rinses more easily. (...And, don't many hand soaps contain oils to prevent your skin from drying and cracking?)