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  1. Andrea casts the ever popular "White Metal" though perhaps their alloy is a bit different. I shot them off an email so we'll see how they respond. For scienceTM I tried cleaning the base with soap and water, but no luck. I decided to grab a square of 1000 grit paper I have around and see what happened. The discoloration came right off, more like a surface tarnish than destruction that had penetrated deep into the metal. If so I believe I have some metal polish and a pad for my dremel tool somewhere. I can make a shiny wolf.
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    Getting to Know You for April 2019

    Bugs>Scooby>>>>>>Power Rangers. Actually I've never even finished an episode of Power Rangers.
  3. I had assumed that this would all come at once after the pre-order was cast. Instead I received the two in production minis today. They are in nice (way too big) retail boxes and were packed with a good amount of bubble wrap. The casting is nearly perfect; I can't find the mold line on some of the pieces. Here you can see the packaging, art card, and a couple of stickers. And here is the White Wolf that I mentioned earlier. When I took the pics and flipped him over I realized that it is only the metal that was in direct contact with the foam packaging that has discolored. The pieces in the plastic bag are fine as are the parts of the mini that had the bag between them and the foam. I wonder what the reaction is?
  4. I suppose it wouldn't hurt to try, though I didn't buy it directly from them. I'm not sure at what point mediocre becomes manufacturer defect. Worst case the #1 was a backup for a backup as I still have a couple of unopened W&N series 7 #1s floating around.
  5. This order has arrived as well. It's looking like a few days until I'll be able to try out the paint. Mila looks good but the White Wolf has a large amount of discoloration on the metal. I'll take a pic before I try to clean it just in case it ends up being more than surface discoloration. I also tried out my Rosemary & Co brushes from my previous order. The #1 is sub-par as it's point is a bit broad, the #2 had a stray hair but once I trimmed that it is really nice, and the #4 is just plain big, but it has a better point than the #1. The dangers of online ordering I suppose.
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    Black Sailors: Legends of the Jade Sea

    I got my shipping notice today!
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    Getting to Know You for April 2019

    Frequently at work as it is occasionally useful. Not so much when I'm just around the house.
  8. I normally inventory my multipart models when they arrive and then put them away until it's time to clean and paint them. Today I realized that I've about filled my closet with minis, so I need to optimize a bit.
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    Getting to Know You for April 2019

    No, though I know a number of people that do. Our HR secretary was out for several months last year after she fell off of a horse and tore most of the tendons in her forearm. Two surgeries later she's back to work.
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    Reapermini New Site Layout

    Everything seems to have worked as intended for me. The only "issue" I've run into so far is some minis appear to have lost their photo sets and now only have one image. These also tend to lack artist credit for the lone painted image.
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    Getting to Know You for April 2019

    College football, though I watch the occasional NFL game. No interest in soccer. I don't watch the show.
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    Airbrush protection discussion

    Since you have a functional hood at work @Cyradis, there may be a cheap vaneometer lying around. Once you have your spray hood you could borrow the device and check your face velocity to make sure it pulls enough air. An under powered hood will just provide the illusion of safety, not the protection you're looking for.
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    Bones mini turning sticky after a while

    My Bones that went tacky eventually cleared up after a couple of years, so I suppose it depends on how soon you need your mini. As to forming a protective barrier, that's not necessarily true. Materials can be impermeable to one solvent but permeable to another. For example, latex gloves are pretty good against aqueous solutions but some organic solvents will penetrate it. Your skin is a pretty good barrier against a lot of things, but hydrofloric acid or dimethyl mercury will go through it like it wasn't even there. So just because there is some type of resin film between the Bones and your spray, it doesn't necessarily mean it is keeping the spray solvent out.
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    Getting to Know You for April 2019

    No, don't own one. I've never had much of an interest in taking pictures so if it wasn't for minis I'd almost never use my old digital.
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    Legends of Signum

    Sigh, it looks like I really will be one of the last.
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