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  1. 6 minutes ago, Corporea said:

    so... weird.  Having used tube acrylics, I'd just buy standard golden or liquitex acrylics if I wanted to paint canvas.  Since they're in much larger tubes anyway.  But I use completely different paint to paint canvas than I do minis. The consistency they're talking about on these is that of standard artist acrylics, where you want your brushstrokes to show, and where texture is built up through much thicker layers rather than our more watercolor-like techniques. All these mean to me is thinning the paint more.  I suppose it's good in that the small tube will stretch a long way, but I'd just as soon buy a set from dick blick of golden heavy body acrylics and get my free domestic shipping...

    I'm sure these are fine quality, but seem oddly unsuited to mini painting. I couldn't see from the photos on the page, but does anyone know if they're listing their pigment information on each tube?  That's something I like in artist acrylics so I know if I'm actually getting a cadmium, cobalt, etc,  or just something similar to it. Pure pigment is much more fun to mix and behaves in a much more standard fashion.

     

    They posted in the comments that they would soon be posting the technical information sheet soon.  Not sure if they have yet or not.

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  2. 1 hour ago, Cyradis said:

    I will however lead a horde of the undead by yelling "Infect! Consume! Destroy!" from the top of a picnic bench. There was a video of that online somewhere, at one point. Heh. 

     

    I found the video of me on the bench screaming "What do we want?! BRAINS! When do we want it?! BRAINS!" before a mission. Didn't find the chant in that one. 

     Yes!  There are few tunes as intoxicating as necromancy ballad!

     

    For my song of choice would probably be something by Marcel Marceau :B):

     

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  3. On 2/1/2019 at 10:39 AM, TaleSpinner said:

    Friday, Feb 1:  What are you looking forward to in February this year?

     

    Saturday/Sunday, Feb 2-3 (Weekend Quest):  What's on your paint/sculpting bench, i.e., what'cha working on.  Take a picture and show us!

     

    #1  Well it was Bones IV :down: but now probably the Samael Raven Demon bust KS that is supposed to deliver this month.

     

    #2  I am still working on my orc bust.  This picture is from Friday so I have gotten some more work done on it but have yet to take pictures.  I am also working on the Minotaur Demon Lord but I don't have any pictures of him.

     

     

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    7 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

    Feb 4: Do you partake of media (TV, Computer, Music, etc...) while you paint/sculpt and if so what?  

     

    Bonus: If so, do you feel you get more or less accomplished (or no effect) because of said media.

     

    Music I probably do the least.  When I do I like to listen to Tool, Primus, Metallica, and sometimes classical or opera.

     

    I also sometimes will turn on the Office and listen to that.

     

    I mostly like to listen to Last Podcast on the Left.  It's a great podcast that talks about serial killers, strange conspiracy theories and things like that.

     

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  4. 2 hours ago, Crowley said:

    Given that the minis can be made in any color, does that mean even the translucent minis in the expansions are "Bones Black"?

     

    I want to say that one one of the Reaper Lives they said they could make translucent Bones Black but I don't recall if they said these would be them.  So I wouldn't be surprised if they were.  But don't hold me to that. 

     

     

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  5. 25 minutes ago, pinkymadigan said:

    Someone on the KS comments keeps saying a few items from the core will be black, but I haven't read that anywhere. He says he heard it in one of the Reaper Lives, but I think they'd be making a bigger deal out of it if it were. Plus I was under the impression they have had all the core in hand for a while now.

     

    I think the whole core set is regular Bones but they did add a little pigment to the mix so they won't be the traditional white but will be a grey color.  

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  6. 14 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

     

    As far as I have understood the black/grey in Bones IV is just a colour and not the new Black Bones Material that was used for the Owlbear and Troll.

    Am I right @ladystorm ???

     

    My understanding is that all of the figures in the Bones IV core set will have the grey color but all of the expansions and some of the add ons will be the true Bone Black material.

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  7. I know it's update week but all I really want updated on is whether or not they can confirm if the last container will leave port before the CNY.  If they have nothing else to update that would be fine by me as I want a little left to the imagination about the minis for when I actually open the box so I don't need anymore pictures.  I think I have seen too much already.

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  8. 20 hours ago, Auberon said:

    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...

     

    46 minutes ago, ironman1231 said:

    I'm interested in what they're bringing to the table that makes this different than acrylic paint tubes you can get from any art supply. Using these paints based on the video is basically telling me I'm going to have to do a bunch of work to use them, as I'm only painting smaller stuff like Reaper Bones minis. 

     

    Very true!  I don't need to be doing a bunch of making my own colors or anything like that.  I take advantage of the many colors available to me from all different paint lines with light mixing so I can focus on painting and maybe very basic color theory.  I don't want to need an art degree to use these.  

     

     

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  9. 58 minutes ago, ThatGuy said:

    Hi I am the Brendan guy on those comments.  

     

    If I used scam in messages, I guess I mispoke.  I was quite triggered by the KS when I stumbled on it.  I should of said he is taking advantage of people.  What got me was all the comments were from people looking to get into the hobby, one I really love and love encouraging people to get into.  This guy is paying less then 4$ a set from a chinese supplier.  He is gonna make a killing off this assuming he delivers.  If it was a half way decent project I would of moved on. But its not, he is pretending a set of nylon brushes are this great start into mini painting.  A size 3, 4, 5, and 6 brush?? 

     

    Alot of you are to nice.  This guy isnt not dumb, he is taking advantage of people looking to get into this hobby.  If he did it off KS fine, but KS is for funding new idea and helping bring things to fruition.  This is not that.  He payed for a sample production of his ghost brushes, will collect money, will send some to china to have brushes that are always made the same way and shipped all over dipped in white paint and the word "ghost" pressed into them.  Imagine the people investing in these brushes and then paints, minis, who knows what else only to have them curl a few hours in.   

     

    Anyways, just made this to air my position.  I am sure it didnt come across but I wanted to help/warn new painters.  Happy Painting.

     

    Edit: Final thought, what makes me the most mad is how he repeatedly says he "designed" and my "design" if you are looking for deception find those post and words in his project.  He designed nothing.  I am to lazy to go back through Ali Baba but several suppliers offer the exact same design.

    Welcome!  You should stick around if you like talking about the hobby.  There are lots of miniature junkies around here and we're always up for talking painting or gaming!

     

    Its funny there was someone in the comment section of the KS saying they didnt want to post here because there is a screening process.  That wasn't true when I signed up but wasn't sure if something change but I guess by seeing your post that it wasn't true. 

     

    I really appreciate you sticking up for the hobby and trying to inform new painters so that they aren't duped out of their money. 

     

    I thought the last points you made on the KS were excellent!  I garauntee he did not try out different brushes to find the best.  He found one that would put his name on it and that he could by in bulk. 

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  10. 20 hours ago, Guindyloo said:

    As far as I can tell in my scanning of the project page, he's not making any outlandish claims about how these brushes are going to perform and he's not guaranteeing anything like they're going to automatically make you a better painter or last 6 months longer than your typical synthetics. He's just claiming that they look good, he's going to personally quality check them before they go out and he's selling them for less than big miniature companies are selling their branded brushes for. When people receive them and they behave exactly like all of their other synthetics do, you'll have some people convincing themselves that they're better and some people who'll admit that they're not really different but they like the look of them and the price point. Then you'll have some people angry and all he has to do is say, well, you didn't use proper brush care or you were too rough on them or I didn't promise that they would perform any better and his project page will back him up because he didn't make those promises.

     

     

    He may have over stretched himself there with 1200+ backer and 2 sets per backer with 8 brushes per set that is checking over 19,000 brushes!  I doubt the QC will be that great if he is checking probably 20,000 brushes by the end of this and trying to meet a deadline.

     

    From the Kickstarter:

    This project has almost no risk because I am willing to fully fund the manufacturer to get these brushes made. This is what has allowed me to keep the goal much lower than total cost of the project.  

     

    If I saw this on a project I was about to back this would be a huge red flag!  There is always a risk when investing your money in an "idea" (I think you know why I put idea in quotations).  Plus him being able to cover the cost of manufacturing might give a good indication on how much these brushes really cost.  

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