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    clear-coating bones

    I use Krylon UV Resistant Clear Matte. I do two coats and I've never had any problems with paint chipping or flaking. I think any acrylic sealer should work fine. I use Testor's Dullcote as a final coat on my non-Bones minis, but I don't use it on Bones anymore, for fear of it cracking. It dries to a hard shell (unlike the Krylon, which is acrylic, like paint). The Bones material is flexible, so if the mini bends after it's been sealed with Dullcote, the Dullcote can crack. Wren tested Dullcote as a primer on Bones several years ago and it was one of the worst performers, for the same reason.
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    A typo

    I just found the name for my next PC, a gritty, noir antihero: "The name's Pledge. Pledge Magager."
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    Small Gaming Bases?

    Regarding 1/2" bases for "Tiny" minis, I ended up buying some round micro-plywood bases from Litko. They're 3mm high, rather than 4mm, like the Reaper RPG bases, but they're pretty nice, they're cheap, and they'll be my go-to 1/2" bases unless Reaper releases 1/2" RPG bases.
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    Small Gaming Bases?

    Does Reaper have any plans to make a 1/2" (12.5mm) RPG Base? I'm fine with using the 1" RPG bases for "Small" size miniatures, as in 5th edition D&D they command the same 1" square as a "Medium" creature. But for "Tiny" creatures, I either need to not base them or to find 1/2" bases, because I need to be able to fit four of them in a 1" square.
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    12 Days of Reaper Begins December 6th!

    Getting ready for my Reaper order when the clock strikes midnight tonight. I like Father Christmas and think he could work well as a non-Christmas druid or something along those lines. I'm probably going to spring for an $80 order, because I want the $65 stocking and since an extra $15 will get me two extra metal minis (albeit duplicates), I feel like that's too good of a deal to resist. Now I just have to hope that Reaper resets everyone's carts soon, so I can order the paint set. It's back to zero in stock...
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    12 Days of Reaper Begins December 6th!

    Yeah, I was planning on trying to get Tinker the Gnome, since he's generally useful outside of the holidays. Now I'm trying to figure out whether Father Christmas or the Winter Elf would make a better druid if it wasn't painted to look Christmas-ey.
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    Have you been Naughty or Nice?

    Yeah, if it includes some paints like the Ghoulie Bag did, I'm definitely going to try to get it.
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    December specials?

    Just got my Kaladrax and dry fitted it. Roughly half the pieces are white Bones and half are gray. I don't have an original to compare mine to but it didn't seem inordinately bendy. In fact, due to his posture, I'm thinking I might not even need to pin him...unlike some of the other Bones dragons. (I'm looking at you, Stormwing!)
  9. It would be great if Tre Manor could sculpt an orc shaman or druid to go with the existing Bones models, but, alternatively, I'd be happy to get one of these metal orc casters converted: 4132: Yagun Oog, Reven Mage 14196: Greka, Reven Solo 02980: Quosk Ravensire, Half-Orc Druid 03043: Surkar, Orc Shaman 02328: Lorath, Orc Shaman
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    December specials?

    I've already order my pre-production Kaladrax, but I just noticed what OneBoot said and wanted to clarify. I wasn't expecting the pre-production Kaladraxes to have more mold lines than a standard Kaladrax. Were the mold lines just more pronounced than what's typical on a regular Bones model or were there actually multiple mold lines on some of the parts?
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    Talae, yes, they've hinted that they might be fulfilling early. They started making some of the minis before campaign even ended and I think the painter is already painting some things. Adventurescapes 2 is already in the works and should be launched in a few months. At one point, I think they mentioned a December/January time frame, but I'd expect they'll probably wait until Adventurescapes 1 is fulfilled before launching.
  12. Please give us a Bones version of Jolistina Susperio (60159). Everything about her is awesome, but for a medium humanoid she's even expensive by metal standards.
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    [SPLIT] Discussion of dark paints

    That's interesting that dark blue or green paint is darker than Reaper's Pure Black, despite the fact that black is the darkest color. I too have noticed that the Pure Black paint isn't as black I would expect from something called "Pure Black." I've been wondering about why Reaper can make blues and greens that are darker than their black. Does anyone know? I've heard that black paints are extremely glossy, so I was wondering if the presence of extra matte additive is what makes it less dark? I have noticed that semi-gloss blacks tend to look significantly darker than matte blacks. In trying to find an answer, I did find this image, which just seems to support what people are saying that, for whatever reason, black paint isn't very black.
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    [SPLIT] Discussion of dark paints

    Yeah, I don't mix in Pure Black to make shadows either. I have a lot of paint colors, so usually I just make my own triads with the colors I have. I still go through a lot of Pure Black though, for metallic undercoats, painting the sides of my bases black (they start that way, but always end up with some paint on them before I'm done), and occasionally, black cultist robes or similar things.
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    [SPLIT] Discussion of dark paints

    Okay, I'm sold. My darkest blue paints are currently Deep Blue and Ritterlich Blue, so it will be useful to have something darker. I still want to know how Bathory uses it, that it was the first color she ever finished. Besides Pure Black and Pure White, I've finished a few bottles of gray and brown paints, but I don't think I'm even close to finishing off any other colors.