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    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Mini painting, gaming, dog training & dog agility trials.

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  1. I swear, I don't remember having this problem in the past. But for the last six months or so, I've been unable to reliably glue things with CA glue. I'm most frustrated by not being able to affix minis to bases (although I've had trouble with things like arms and weapons, too). Even with pins in the feet, the mini either doesn't stick to the surface of the base, comes off the pins, pins come out of base. It doesn't seem to matter if the base is plastic or metal, painted or bare. (Although, thinking about it, I think I've had this problem primarily with metal minis, FWIW.) Things I have tried: Tiny bits of glue Bigger bits of glue Letting glue dry a smidge and get tacky before putting pieces together Adding a little baking soda Letting pins in the feet dry overnight (or longer), then trying to attach mini to base. Corollary to above: Leave the pinned mini to dry on the base overnight (or longer) Longer pins No pins Buying more "gel-like" glue Buying new Bones CA glue Buying ANOTHER new Bones CA glue Using many broccoli-like words and scaring my dogs Even when it seems like I've got a good attachment, the slightest bit of manipulation (for touch-up or varnishing) is half-likely to disconnect mini from base. Even just falling onto its side on my painting desk -- not from a height, just from standing to on its side -- can be enough. Have I passed over into a parallel universe where I suddenly don't understand superglue anymore??
  2. Ma'al Drakar 77580

    Just beautiful! You're inspiring me to finally get brave enough to face down the big girl.
  3. I'd love to participate! Pittsburgh, PA. Could do international if necessary, or (as someone said above) toss in a couple bucks for a box that needs to international eventually.
  4. 02974: Elquin, High Elf Adventurer

    Love the blue cloak!
  5. Stripping Bones with Simple Green

    Thanks, @MojoBob! I was pretty sure I was ok, but this is the first Bones I've stripped, so was second-guessing.
  6. I'm pretty sure I already know the answer, but it never hurts to get confirmation. . When stripping paint from a mini (in this case a Bones that I completely screwed up the paint job on), is it necessary to get every molecule of paint off? Or is it okay if there's some bits left in some of the crenalations and under bits? Thanks!
  7. Airbrush Paint Finish Woes

    Thanks, @Gadgetman!. I've been using Liquetex airbrush thinner so far, which seems to work well. If getting in a little closer doesn't solve the issue, I'll give the Vallejo a try.
  8. Airbrush Paint Finish Woes

    Thanks, @cmorse. I'll try again without being so far away.
  9. Airbrush Paint Finish Woes

    I picked up a Badger Patriot airbrush at the last ReaperCon, mostly with the thought of how it would help when priming / basecoating the big Bones models. While I've done quite a bit of successful priming with it (big and small), I got brave today and tried out basecoating my first big piece. Bleh. I ended up with a very grainy surface, unlike in my previous efforts, and am now looking at Simple Greening the whole model to start over. I know it must have something to do with the thinness of the paint, or my distance from the model, or something -- I just have no clue what it is I did wrong. Help?
  10. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

  11. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    So far, hotel prices aren't scaring me too much. Between needing to get from/to the airport and needing to get to the con site (without having to rely on someone else), I opted for a rental car last year. Just not having to do that is worth putting some of that $$ toward the hotel. (Plus everything already mentioned by @buglips*the*goblin and @Cranky Dog.)
  12. The Care & Feeding of Lead Miniatures

    @K2h2m3, that's interesting about the automotive primer. I thought it looked like primer -- and it's certainly resistant to removal! Which is good, I guess -- the figs may have been better protected through the years than I thought. I'll report in again after some Brasso and priming!
  13. The Care & Feeding of Lead Miniatures

    Thanks again, @buglips*the*goblin. I'm 99.9% positive these are lead. There were already some bent parts, which bent back very easily, with no crackle. And they're pretty heavy for their size. Also, just so I'm sure I totally understand: You think it would be OK to prime these minis without trying to get all the darker smudge off them, as long as the details are good?
  14. The Care & Feeding of Lead Miniatures

    Is there a significant difference between Brasso and generic silver polish?
  15. The Care & Feeding of Lead Miniatures

    Thanks, @buglips*the*goblin -- that's all really encouraging. :) I shall get some Brasso and see how it goes. The date on the bottoms of all of these is 1983. Is that from the lead-free era? Or are we still talking all lead? Thanks again!