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  1. My RT came in today as well. The "gouge" is essentially the same as it was on my owlbear base - the sprue was clipped against the mini resulting in damage to the part it was removed from. I would guess they've chosen to do it this way so the mini is "table ready" right out of the package. It does violate plastic model prep 101 that I learned when I was 12 and is not how I personally would prefer to see it done. Too bad it wasn't hidden somewhere, like the bottom of his foot. OTOH his legs are off by only a millimeter or two, but I'll still try the hot water method to see how the material responds.
  2. My February Reaper order has arrived. As a change of pace it shipped without them sending me a notice, but it still arrived in the usual timely manner so I can let it slide this time. 14002: Grundor Hoardtaker, Mercenaries Sergeant x1 14003: Ashkrypt, Overlords Warlord x1 14004: Ymrilix, Overlords Hero x1 14005: Lord Ironraven, Crusaders Captain x1 14006: Syphrilia, Necropolis Hero x1 14007: Minotaur, Mercenaries Monster x1 44002: Reaper Bones Black Rock Troll x1 I now own a complete run of Warlord from 14001-14007. Yay! Given I currently have no specific needs I may just keep up the numerical purchasing next month.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    I was going to say nothing, but upon further consideration I have enough video games gathering dust (real & virtual for my Steam account) that I may well qualify as a collector.
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    Yes, I did.

    Congrats! I only have something like 9000 days to go myself.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    Last decade I was on quite a few forums, but as they've declined and been replaced by the facebooks of the world so has my usage. Really this one is the only one I'm very active on. What she said.
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    Item stock #'s for Reaper Minis

    Yes, you can look here and click on the product line: http://www.reapermini.com/RetailSupport/Overview
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    Raise your hand if it's snowing

    Survived the ice over the past few days, though I saw a number of accidents. Current forecast has a chance of snow six out of the next ten days.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    Yes, though I rarely use my French Press. K-cups are just convenient at 5am.
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    77042: Orc Marauder (Sword and Shield)

    Probably. Past me decided to standardize on round bases though when I originally glued him to the base. He had been waiting for paint for at least six months.  I painted these guys years ago and put them on square bases. The sculpts which have fur under their chainmail have a slightly wider stance and actually extend past the 1" diagonal (1.4"/35mm) so they would likely reach the edge of a 40mm base. See below how they fit on the square bases.
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    Scalecolor Artist Scale75

    Nothing in there convinces me that their primary yellow is any better than the primary yellow I already have. Looks like I'm still shopping at Blicks when I want artists colors.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    I use W&N7 and WAMP/R&Co brushes for almost everything. The largest is a size 4 that I use for basecoating, though it is wearing out. Mostly I use size 1 and 0, though I will go smaller for tiny details that don't need much paint. I purchased one of the cheap brush packs in case I ever wanted to do a goblin challenge (haven't) but I don't find them very useful for much of anything. I have other synthetics of various shapes and sizes that get used for terrain or priming.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    A detailed integral base can be fine, if I like it. If not then it is just more prep work I have to do to remove it. Better if it is a separate piece. Broccoli bases are horrible. If I am lazy I'll bury it under something but usually I cut them off. I have taken a pass on certain Reaper minis because I don't want to deal with such bases. Slot is fine. If it actually fits in a slotted base that's great, but if not they are easy to remove. My preference for slot over broccoli is why I have more Warlord than DHL in my collection. Pins are fine. I usually pin things anyway so, depending on the material, factory pins range from usable to easily removed and replaced.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    I have no broken bones, torn tendons, stitches, and have never knocked myself out. I must still be waiting for my moment.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    To an extent, in that I frequently have some type of background noise on. Usually it is sports, football, baseball, college hoops, depending on the season. More rarely it is music and sometimes it is just total silence. Bonus: At best it is neutral, at worst I start to pay attention to the media and accomplish less.
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    Cult of the Demon Lord- By Effincool Miniatures

    You might want to remove the nude offering before the forum mods comes after you. In robes. With pointy daggers.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    My Badger order to arrive so I can figure out this airbrush thing. I'll be out of town, so no workbench this weekend.
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    Raise your hand if it's snowing

    I drove into work today at a balmy -18F. About 45 minutes after I got there I heard it go quiet and turned around to see a section of the room I was in had lost power. At first we thought something had tripped, but we had in fact lost everything that ran through the entire panel, including some of the heat. One room got down to 45F before maintenance got the thing fixed. Also, one of my co-workers wife called, and the furnace in their house died. At least I got to go home to warmth.
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    Scalecolor Artist Scale75

    I'll listen to their pitch since I like their other paints, but I have no need for a line of artists colors under their brand. Those look like titanium white, carbon black, burnt sienna...
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    Raise your hand if it's snowing

    Saw some snow Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, so today was the first day without snow in awhile. To make up for it they're projecting -17F tonight and tomorrow. I say go back to +17F and snow.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    That would require a pet.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    Gloves. While mittens may be warmer if I'm outside I generally want more dexterity. Or I am in a vehicle with functional heat. Either way I don't need mittens.
  22. I now have some Abteilung 502 Liquid Mask to try out. Unless I really get into airbrushing this bottle looks to last me for some time. Has anyone here tried Abteilung 502's products? They look interesting but I don't need yet another product line to purchase.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    Back in the early to mid-90's it was easily x-men, but now I don't really have one. While I'll watch the occasional movie I haven't kept up on them. Don't follow the TV shows either.
  24. If I ever get around to painting mine I plan to use a clear flight stand to hold her up. A second option would be to have her standing over something that acts as a support, such as how the big scorpion is over a pile of rocks.
  25. It's all coming back to me now. I did a WIP for that exchange and took a scale pic. A nice chunk of metal indeed.
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