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    Guidance on base coat paints?

    Interesting! I have actually considered doing this before because I have often thought the grey was a bit too pale and something darker would help me to pick out detail- this gives me another reason to try that with my next batch I prime!
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    Guidance on base coat paints?

    I have the same issue with this primer! I would love to get an airbrush to prime with but that's not going to be anytime soon, so I've been brushing this on and I have to be really careful to reduce bubbles but they're still there, once I've applied the primer I also put it right in front of a fan to help pop any remaining bubbles too but I still find them! It's a shame because otherwise I really like this primer.
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    So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

    My cars pretty fuel efficient but I've never had to drive more than 3 hours in one direction in it- about 200miles (and that was coast to coast basically- England is so much smaller than America!), I think I did the round trip on one tank just, it was all motorway really which means I got more miles than usual out of it. My old housemate is from Austin Texas- if I were to go to Reapercon I would definitely have to visit them too, but I've also never driven abroad so idk if I'd really want to drive on the wrong side of the road! But on the other hand- I desperately want to visit the reaper factory!!!
  4. My first show off thread! Not because I am prouder of these than anything else, more that these were close to hand when I considered taking photos and keeping more of a visual record of my mini painting adventures. OH's dad and partner got me these, amongst other, Otherworld Miniatures for Christmas and I thought these were really fun sculpts! I did these in one evening (and maybe another half hour the next day), and I'm happy with their table-top level quality. I used aquarium plant on the bases and I'm thinking I may go back and paint over that as it is quite bold- but for now I consider these done! Unfortunately I can't foresee these swamp-dwellers making an appearance in my City dwelling d&d campaign, but you never know!
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    Otherworld Miniatures: WE12B Bullywugs (With Clubs)

    Thanks all! I have to say the pictures looked better on my phone than on the computer screen! I think I need to spend a bit more time working on my "photoshoot setup"
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    So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

    A 6 hour drive?! I'm from England- anything more than a 3 hour drive and we just fly! Beach does look nice though- all adds to my case, plus petrol is way cheaper in America so a 6 hour drive probably isn't AS much of a money guzzler!
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I finally decided to have a proper sit down with my miniatures spreadsheet... it is far more inaccurate than I thought. I know there's figures missing off of it so I need to do an "inventory" when I get home I think. So annoying as I thought I'd made an impressive dent in my shelf of shame, but it turns out not so much. Not aided by a wrong formula (the shame! that's basically my day job, so incorrect formulas are very embarrassing) I have, however split minis that OH has "claimed" into a separate category so I can at least stop them from clogging my section up! Adding some graphs and things too, there's nothing quite like being able to visualise your failure! My mini painting "meet up" thing last night went pretty well, a small turn out but that was what I expected, those that were there were also mainly interested in painting figures from their board game collections- which I probably should have predicted as they're from a board game club that's how this meet up came about! I'm in love with the miniatures from a game called "Stuffed Fables" that someone brought- so lovely! They've already asked me to do another one so I'm pretty happy with that!
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    So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

    I did have a sneaky look at the cost of flights to Texas, and they weren't too bad, but OH and I only really get to make 1 international trip a year and I think I'll have a tough time convincing him that this years destination should be a convention as opposed to a beach A girl can dream though right?
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    Raise your hand if it's snowing

    I maintain that the white stuff on the ground today is extra thick frost- not snow. It's very thin and patchy- I'd be surprised if there's any left by the end of the day.
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    GHOST Brush: A Paintbrush Set For Miniature Painters

    Yep I think this is it 100%, if the creator can tell us how these are different from brushes I order online for 35p each I'll eat my words but I really don't think they are. I also suspect these are ordered via alibaba, as I speculated on in earlier comments, I didnt know that was against KS' terms though, that is interesting. With 30 hours to go I'd be surprised if KS review it in time to suspend or whatever though, but I still sort of hope they do and then maybe those poor backers will look elsewhere and realise a 10pack of nylon brushes should cost less than a nice coffee.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    Nope- we get a cat sitter when we go away for any length of time, though when we last went away it was only for 3 nights so our lovely neighbour just came in twice a day to do the cat stuff for us- but any longer than that and we just have someone come and stay at the house. Unfortunately (for us, not her) our normal housesitter had a baby recently so probably won’t be able to housesit for us anymore so we’ll be needing to find someone else! We normally just ask a friend as opposed to getting a company. Luckily we live very close to the main town around here- close enough that most people work in the town and staying at ours cuts down their commute time & cost so we shouldn’t struggle too much to find someone!
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    Narthoks the Excellent by Bears Head Miniatures.

    I regret not going in on that bar tending beholder- he’s so cool even though I have no use for him!
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    I’ve been known to wear fingerless gloves at my desk because my office is so cold! If I’m outside just walking or w/e, mittens, if not, gloves. I’m with ManvsMini on the transformer mitten/gloves- super handy
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    My grandad was on Jury duty as a young man- I can’t remember exactly how old but he hadn’t had my mum yet. Anyway he loved it, I suspect the pay/reimbursement was better back then, his trial was fraud or embezzlement or something and lasted the better part of a year. I’ve never been called, and other than my grandad don’t know anyone who has!
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    Miniature tracking software?

    I use google sheets because I like being able to access it on my phone (when I’m out in a shop looking at things) as well as on my laptop or Mac at home without having to worry about “is this the most updated version?” Mine is only in the beginning stages of implementing tags, but I also use excel almost exclusively for work stuff so I’m sure it can be done to a high level. Google sheets does have a few things missing that I find handy in excel, but overall I’m very pleased with it. I stole the basic framework of my sheet from someone on this forum (sorry, can’t remember who) but have heavily modded it
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I just about remembered to prime the minis I’ll be using for this “introduction to mini painting” thing I’m doing for a few people tomorrow, I’ve made very clear that I’m not teaching/ it’s not a class- I’m just providing a few materials (paints, brushes &primed minis) for some to test it out as they expressed an interest. I’ll be taking along this Citadel learn to paint book FIL bought me when I first showed interest in the subject and other than that letting people experiment and offer advice if I can- but my painting skills are not nearly good enough to be teaching people!
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    How to base for an unknown urban fantasy game?

    I glue lots of figures by feet only, I just shout at anyone who attempts to pick a mini up by anything other than the base XD you can also use "flight stands" or clear acrylic cake dowels cut to size to add extra support where needed
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    How to base for an unknown urban fantasy game?

    Have you considered clear acrylic? I've seen a lot around for increasingly comparable (to regular black bases) prices, then they look exactly like whatever you're putting them on top of, if you're using terrain / colour printed maps or mats this is a nice looking option that means there's no contrast like putting a grassy base in a dungeon.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    True- I am talking about movies, while I'm sure there's something in print that might engage me more, superhero as a genre is still not hugely appealing to me. I have to admit I don't do a huge amount of reading- my free time mainly being d&d prep or miniature painting- so when I do dedicate time to reading it's not likely to be a comic book over a traditional (usually adventure/fantasy book) The only reason I have seen as many of these superhero films as I have is OH and I have "Limitless" a cinema loyalty program where we pay a fee per month and can go see any film at all, so OH often wants to see everything that comes through!
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    Department of Acquisitions and Enablement, the Second

    Ahh! Much more exciting! Can't wait to see pictures of whatever it is you're up to :)
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    Really unpopular opinion; I am totally burned out on superheroes. I used to really like x-men, though I wouldn't call myself a mega-fan or anything but if I'd had to pick a few years ago, it'd be that. But now I really just cant be bothered to see any more superhero films, I'm really over it. The hero saves the day, there's probably a love interest, if it's edgy they might kill the love interest... even Infinity Wars with it's darker end wasn't different enough to really hook me into the next film, because there's always a next film.
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    Department of Acquisitions and Enablement, the Second

    I've been pestering OH to put a similar plan into action- we live in an old house and the pipework that goes into the loft has big gaps around them- and I'm convinced that's where all these monstrous spiders appear from!
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    Department of Acquisitions and Enablement, the Second

    I can smell swarfega just by reading the word! My dad used it everyday when he came home from work- I remember that huge bucked it came in too- glad it comes in smaller sizes now! He must have switched products now because he’s still working but I never smell it or see it out when I go home to visit- but it certainly takes me back when I do see (or smell) it!
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    Unpainted Minis from Wizkids

    Interesting, I wonder is that shark a pre paint? I don’t think I’ve seen an unpainted one like that listed anywhere- not that I need a shark, but, well look at it!!!
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    Yep, bap is a generic term for large soft bread rolls, best served with more carbs inside such as chips or hashbrowns!
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