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    Nuns with Laserguns - By Troublemaker Games

    Praise The Lord and pass the ammo? The guns doesn't really look like what most people think Laser guns would look like. The 'magazines' with a slight bend as if they're holding tapered cartridges in them really lets it down for that.
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    RIP Joachim Rønneberg

    Joachim Holmboe Rønneberg died last night in the hospital, 99years old. He was the leader and last surviving member of the Operation Gunnerside team. War Cross with sword Distinguished Service Order Legion of Honour Croix de Guerre with palm Medal of Freedom with silver palm
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    RIP Joachim Rønneberg

    There is a book 'Tungtvannssabotøren' (The Heavy water saboteur) that focuses on Rønneberg, but I don't think it was ever translated into English. (It was approved by Rønneberg on the condition that part of the proceeds to to the local tourist board to help pay for upkeep of a cabin up in the mountains where he spent most of his time until 1945. ) I advice everyone to see the 1946 movie about the operation https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040504/?ref_=tt_trv_cnn While Rønneberg was played by an actor, some of the other saboteurs and key persons did play themselves. It may be found as 'operation swallow' on YT...
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    RIP Joachim Rønneberg

    Hindsight is always 20:20. Even if the Germans 'only' managed to get a reactor running, nothing else, it could have prolonged the war as it would have given them an extra source of Electricity. And in 1943 no one knew how long the war was going to continue. They had to assume the worst. Incidentally, Rønneberg never called himself a hero, and didn't like to be called one. He considered the ones who died the real heroes.
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    Ongoing Wip Thread..

    Oops.... Wrote 'Mr. Primer' instead of 'Mr. Surfacer'... ;-) You don't have any experience with the drush-on version? I'll have to try that maskin putty you're using. Looks neat.
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    Ongoing Wip Thread..

    How good is the Mr. Primer 1500 as a filler? (I have a bottle I picked up on eBay but have yet to try it)
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    Schmlock Mercenary Books 14 & 15

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/howardtayler/schlock-mercenary-books-14-and-15 About It is high time we put the next two Schlock Mercenary books into print, and into your hands. We love these books, and we're excited for you to have them. THE BOOKS Broken Wind: Schlock Mercenary Volume 14 "Think of it as a great, big can full of sky... You could drop Mars into that can, and then tuck Luna and Europa in on top." Cover art by Howard Tayler and Travis Walton. Design by Sandra Tayler, Howard Tayler, and K.B. Spangler. The Toughs have taken a small contract in a very, very big place. It's just the sort of mission Captain Tagon excels at, but his gunboat isn't answering to him, and his command chain includes the outed spy who stole the gunboat, the retired general who took it for a joyride, and the disgraced major from whom it was stolen in the first place. With air on both sides of the airlock it's tempting to start throwing people through it. They'll fall for days, provided nothing with wings decides they look tasty... This comprehensive print collection will be 176 pages long, perfect-bound in full color, with 9 pages of all-new story and over 30 pieces of margin art. Delegates and Delegation: Schlock Mercenary Volume 15 "I have standing orders to start exactly zero wars." Cover art by Howard Tayler and Travis Walton. Design by Sandra Tayler, Howard Tayler, and K.B. Spangler. Captain Alexia Murtaugh has a new ship, and a new contract to provide embassy security. Sergeant Schlock has a new title, and a shiny new "get out of jail free" card. Lieutenant Haley Sorlie has new friends, new implants for spying on them, and a newfound distaste for the politics of diplomacy. As Earth orbits its way into a new century her people have new allies, new enemies, and that old, familiar panic one gets upon discovering that there really is something new under the sun. This print collection will be 160 pages long, perfect-bound in full color, with 9 pages all new story, and over 30 pieces of margin art. WHY WE USE KICKSTARTER For years we handled our print runs by taking pre-orders in our online store. Last year we changed that, using Kickstarter for the pre-orders of Random Access Memorabilia: Schlock Mercenary Book 13. We were very pleased with the way it worked out. We like Kickstarter's system for communication between us and you, our backers. Kickstarter delivers a great pre-order experience for backers, and with Backerkit we get very robust fulfillment tools, making the job of shipping thousands of books much easier on us than it's been in the past. Kickstarting this print run lets us offer you more than we've been able to offer in the past. When we say "offer more," we don't mean "more pages." The books are finished, and we're all better served if we don't mess around with that part. We'll be offering additional merchandise, both physical and digital, that we wouldn't otherwise be able to produce. You'll find those in the Stretch Goals. STRETCH GOALS $60,000 Desktop Backgrounds All backers at 1 book pdf level and above will get desktop backgrounds featuring the cover art for Broken Wind and Delegates & Delegation. (Howard has finished a few of them already, and is trying them out.) Howard's over-the-drawing-table monitor, now with 100% more BROKEN WIND $70,000 Fleet coins Three new ship coins, one each for Broken Wind, Neosynchronicity, and Cindercone. The coins will be available to purchase as add-ons for $10 each. We've cleared this goal, so we'll have some art to show you next week. $80,000 Maxim 70 Key chain Maxim 70 reads: "Failure isn't an option. It's mandatory. The option is whether or not to let failure be the last thing you do" Our M70 coin has been one of our most popular challenge coins. This time we want to reprint it as a key chain, so that you can more easily keep it close. The key chain will be available as an add-on for $10. $90,000 The Reprints Teraport Wars is almost out of stock, this is a problem for making up book sets, we'd like to do a second printing. Howard Tayler short story PDF. Howard has written some prose short stories that were sold to various anthologies. The rights have now reverted to us and we'd like to make these stories available to backers. There will be at least two stories, one previously printed in Shared Nightmares, the other in Shadows Beneath. This pdf will be given to all backers at 1 book PDF level and above. Expected delivery January 2019.
  8. I just tried the new Beta site, and it looks nice. (There's a few issues, such as having to register a new account on it instead of it validating me from the account already existing on your servers, but I'll email that list to the beta email) I did notice that all the minis that requires assembly now have that listed.(Not in the list views, though, you need to click into the page for each) and it's not possible to filter on that. (I assume that is coming later. See the unanswered FAQ here in the forum)
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    The Reapermini Beta site for Europe.

    Statistically, that's not far off...
  10. They're Æ. Ø and Å. Those are really important letters, though. 'Æ' is sometimes used as 'I' or 'me' in dialect, 'Ø' is the first letter in the word 'øl'(translates to beer... ) and 'Å' is not only the last letter in out alphabet, it's also the name of the island way out on the top of the Lofoten archipelago.
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    Scale75 - The Chronicles of Run

    I don't use wipers on my glasses, either. I mostly use cleaning wipes with liquid in them for that. Or my T-shirt... And my cell-phone is a CAT S40. Nothing in this world can damage it, and when it gets dirty I just rinse it off under the faucet...
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    The Reapermini Beta site for Europe.

    Yes, Reaper could have made the Beta site entirely optional to use, but they want us to test it out. SInce they now have two distribution centers, with varying levels of stock and differing shipping times, they need to iron out all kinds of different issues. That customers in South America would prefer to shop using US$ and still receive Free shipping when an order reaches a certain value is a legitimate issue, and I expect they're looking into it. Personally, I'm annoyed at both myself and Reaper(but only very slightly at them) because the new paint sets showed up on the Beta site the day after I ordered them from the US site. Had I had an ounce more patience I could have ordered them from the UK and gotten them much sooner. (but at least I should be getting US candies in the Ghoulie bag. UK candies I already get by ordering stuff from certain UK miniature companies) I expect that there will be more information about when a certain new item is expected in in the UK later on.
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    The Reapermini Beta site for Europe.

    Try using Aussie Dollars. UK£ and the € both leads to the Beta site.
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    Mother of Dragons

    About The concept for Mother of Dragons was born a few years ago. I still recall seeing the beautiful illustration made by Stéphane Wootha Richard posted on his Facebook profile and I fell in love with her immediately – I knew immediately that I wanted to bring her to life in miniature form. Fortunately, Stéphane was also very excited about the idea of a collaboration. We were inspired and driven to start working on the project that we both felt so passionate about and now, with much pride we can finally share this project with you all. What you see here required 2 years of committed development, during which time, our team has created and implemented many variants until we made of it a full range, indeed in addition to the varied scale of the main subject , you will find unique versions such as the bust or the lovely "super deformed" miniature. In fact, this is the characteristic of all of our Kickstarter campaigns — we always enjoy experimenting with new products and offering you something you've never seen before. Every successful kickstarter campaign enable us to share our dreams with the most supportive community in the world. In Mother of Dragons you will find exciting new figures as well as numerous artefacts (artefacts? – I hear you say. Exactly)! Be ready for an ancient Dragon Jar, or a real dragon’s tooth. One thing is certain. They will not be the only exclusives to catch your attention. Now with your continued help and support; it’s time to bring this project to life! So why support this project? Well, first because you’re a hobbyist and a modeller and you can’t wait to lay your hands on a new figure. Second, because the Mother of Dragons will also appeal to your collector’s side; she will be the “queen” of your showcase, no matter the scale, you choose. Apart from the main subject of this campaign, as usual, we’re offering great deals, rewards, add-ons and freebies, indeed Kabuki Studio places great importance to Kickstarter and for this reason the benefits/conditions offered will never be seen again outside the campaign, not even in the pledge manager/late backer's option. More views of our 1/8 Mother Of Dragons and some close-up In PDF format, you will qualify for guides related to your pledge’s scale; i.e. If you backed “Baby Dragon” pledge level, you will receive the painting guide for the 1/50 version; if instead you backed for “Dragon Host” you will receive them all. The artists in charge are: Riccardo Agostini (Italy) – 1/50 scale Keigo Murakami (Japan) – 1/24 scale Arnau Lazaro Azcarate (Spain) – bust (1/8 scale) Keigo Murakami (Japan) – 1/8 scale (full figure) You qualify for the guide even you have required the painted versions. Please be sure to provide a valid email address. No extra shipping costs for that reward. It’s a digital content. This is a FREE reward. A5 (21,0x14,8cm) print, each copy is hand numbered and signed by the character designer Stéphane Wootha Richard. Printed on a lavish hard-paper it will look terrific framed and hanging on the wall of your hobby room! No extra shipping costs for that reward. This is a FREE reward. Your support is awesome! We want to thank you by offering the awesome “Dragon queen” at a crazy price: KUBP16 Dragon Queen full retail price 30,00euro - vault price 15,00euro You just need to add the amount of money for the extra model(s) to your current pledge. Extra shipping costs, if needed, will be calculated at the end of the campaign through our pledge manager. This reward will be offered ONLY during the Kickstarter campaign This reward upgrade your Mother Of Dragons to a mini diorama perfect matching the original artwork. Get the dragon bones and dress-up your base! This reward is available for all the scales (but not for the bust), you will receive it accordingly to your pledge. No extra shipping costs for that reward. This is a FREE reward. Made of real beech wood, then hand finished and painted they are the ideal “frame” for your Mother Of Dragons; offered for the 1/50, 1/24 and 1/8 scale versions. Each plinth comes with a little extra: 1/50 scale +5euro (plinth measures: 6x4cm 1,8cm height) 1/24 scale +8euro (plinth measures: 14,5x8,5cm 2,3cm height) 1/8 scale +19euro (full figure only, not the bust - plinth measures: 28x15cm 2,3cm height) You just need to add the amount of money for the extra items to your current pledge. No extra shipping costs for that reward. An awesome real metal tag to attach on your wooden plinth. We will create 3 different tags in order to perfectly match each one of the 3 different plinths. This is a FREE reward if you have the wooden plinth in your pledge. Otherwise you can buy the display background by adding 1euro to your donation. No extra shipping costs for that reward. EDIT: REMOVED €12000 Stretch Goal Picture. Your support is awesome! You’re showing you really love our figures, so we give you access to a selection of 75mm models offered at a crazy price! KUB7502 Ky-rà full retail price 50,00euro vault price 25,00euro KUB7503 Dark Siren full retail price 60,00euro vault price 30,00euro KUB7504 Anne Bonny full retail price 50,00euro vault price 25,00euro KUB7505 Vixen Lord full retail price 50,00euro vault price 25,00euro You just need to add the amount of money for the extra models to your current pledge. Extra shipping costs, if needed, will be calculated at the end of the campaign through our pledge manager. This reward will be offered ONLY during the Kickstarter campaign A beautiful and useful pine wood box with sliding cover, measures are: 21x21x11cm that’s an ideal display solution for you 1/24 and 1/50 Mother Of Dragons also the 1/8 bust fits in very well. Each wooden box costs 9,5euro. You just need to add the amount of money for the extra item(s) to your current pledge. Extra shipping costs, if needed, will be calculated at the end of the campaign through our pledge manager. Taken directly from the original artwork it’s the ideal background for your Mother Of Dragons! Printed and die cut in order to fit the wooden box it will be the perfect frame for your precious model. This is a FREE reward if you have the wooden box in your pledge. Otherwise you can buy the display background by adding 3euro to your donation. No extra shipping costs for that reward. “It is said that few mortal souls ever dared to drink that foul liquor and that even fewer survived to tell about it!” This unique reward is made of a precious Japanese glass bottle. We will post the bottle empty and ready to be used with any liquid. The rear label will be customized with your name as one of the few mortals who drank it and still breathe. Due to the very particular nature of this item we can offer only one, it will go to a random backer (except for pledge level 1) This is a FREE reward. Extra shipping costs, if needed, will be calculated at the end of the campaign through our pledge manager. Community stretch goals unlock things on the Kickstarter campaign when we reach social media milestones. For example reaching a certain amount of supporters, or likes and shares will open up a new stretch goal. Everyone who backs the campaign is encouraged to take part in all the community stretch goals because the more people pledge in the Kickstarter, the more cool things people will get! PVC sticker “Mother Of Dragons” for all the backers. This is a FREE reward for all the pledge levels except the first. No extra shipping costs for that reward. KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE! What is this, and how does it work I hear you say? Well it’s simple. At some point during the campaign we will show some super-secret stuff that isn’t quite ready yet. You, as Kickstarter backers will have the exclusive first chance to grab some of this cool stuff. Any funds gathered from this boost will be added to the total campaign fund and will also go towards unlocking goodies for the qualifying pledges It’s simple, we need your support in order to fund the project and unlock all the amazing items we’ve designed! To donate, select a pledge amount and reward on either the right-hand side of a project page or after clicking the “Back this project” button and selecting “Continue”. From here you’ll be taken to a page where you can continue as a guest, or login if you already have an account. If you would like to continue as a guest, just enter your email address and select “Continue as Guest”. Next, fill in your payment details and take a minute to review your pledge details. When you’re ready, just click the green “Pledge” button and the job is done! Easy, isn’t it? During the campaign, thanks to your help, we will unlock several new rewards so you may want to review your current pledge, well how do you do that? To change your pledge amount, visit the project page and click the “Manage your pledge" button that appears next to your pledge amount and then select "Change your pledge" on the following page. From here, you’ll be able to adjust your pledge amount or choose a new reward tier you'd like to pledge for and your pledge amount will update automatically. If you don't want to receive a reward, select "Make a pledge without a reward" and enter your new pledge amount. Alternatively, you may change your pledge amount within the reward tier modal. Note: you are not adding to your existing pledge; the amount you enter will be the total amount collected if the project is successfully funded. Everything will be dispatched from Roma (Italy). You don’t have to be worried about customs tax because we’ll provide a special invoice for that purpose. All the pledges will be posted through DHL Express and the delivery time is brutally fast! 18-24 hours for Europe 2-3 days for rest of the world (customs clearance included) So even the delivery time is a “problem solved”. Average costs: up to 1kg to Europe 14.50 Euro up to 1kg to USA/Canada 19.50 Euro up to 1kg to Asia 31.50 Euro up to 1kg to Australia/South America 38.50 Euro We removed “Poste Italiane” from the carriers choice because the price difference is almost zero and the reliability of that carrier is particularly low, that means you could save 3 or 4 euro from shipping cost, but have great delays in your delivery or pay more in custom taxes, or even have the parcel lost.
  15. My Ghoulie bag order is firmly lodged at Reaper... 09974: MSP Bones: Monster Colors Set $31.23 x1 09975: MSP Bones: Dungeon Colors Set $31.23 x1 14469: Fairy $8.51 x1 14543: Majeda, Battle Nun $8.51 x1 14577: Gnoll Raider, Krgir $9.93 x1 14609: Darkshade Raider $8.51 x1 02411: Sister Catherine $7.09 x1 Your order has received 2x Dungeon Dwellers: Adrasteia Winterthorn, Vampiress Happy Halloween! Your order has received a Ghoulie Bag! Those are AU$, not US$, because of Free Worldwide shipping.
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    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    PON(Caterpillar) is building 25Ton hydraulic diggers in Norway(where else). They're talking about 5 - 7 Hours runtime on a charge... Can anyone imagine the battey pack required for that?
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    "The Adventurers" 5 High quality Fantasy resin miniatures

    In for one 70mm mini for now.
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    Wild Assent - Survive the Arena and Tame the Wilds

    That unicorn and most of the minis seems to suffer from the 'hey, there's some space without elaborate details on this one. We need to add more!' There's a couple of minis in there I might want to get hold of, including the phoenix, but most are just ridicilously overdone.
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    3d Printing?

    I just got a mail that my Bean 3D Resin printer is about to be shipped to me. I expect to use that to print minis. (maximum build area of 2.7 in x 4.7 in (12.1 cm x 6.8 cm) and a build height of 5.9 in (15 cm) )
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    Albedo Combat Patrol: Anthropomorphic Sci-Fi

    I wouldn't mind getting my hands on the Erma limited ed mini, but the rest... no. (I like the comic, but not that well)
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    Store Locator

    The issue with 'store locators' is that usually it's resellers that are tasked with keeping the manufacturer updated, because the manufacturer can't really keep checking their sites all the time. (checking that the company still have a site, yeah, that can be done pretty quickly if there's not too many, but then you should probably also verify that they're still selling your product, and that can take a bit of time) Store management changes, instructions get lost over time, the focus changes and yeah... when a store goes under, who's going to update every manufacturer and supplier that they dealt with? Years ago, I used to email manufacturers about glaring errors in their 'store locator', but I would either get no response, or a brusque 'this is up to the store to update'. But I guess if they're OK with linking to the site of an long closed reseller that has been taken over and used as a *merry nude studies* site... (As far as I know, none of the store sites listed by Reaper has suffered this. )
  22. All of them registered in August and September. It was probably handled by a clerk who doesn't care about Disneyed Pirates, so didn't recognise the blatant pirating going on. Of course, now that it is registered there, it means that The Mouse have yet another place to attack them. Oh yeah, this one is going to burn.
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    The Reapermini Beta site for Europe.

    I've used that trick once, too. (I hope I won't have to do that on my October order, but the new paints haven't shown up in the Beta site yet, and I really want a Ghoulie bag)
  24. You could use Dental Microbrushes... They're designed to be bent so that they can get into awkward spots. (They're just bendable plastic with a very small cotton ball at the end.) Micro Mark used to sell them, but I can't find them there any more. I guess you'll have to buy them cheaper on eBay now.
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