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Les Seabolt

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  1. When I got my bones vampire kickstarter box, I immediatly picked out all of my pirates and primed them I use Krylon white primer from a hardware store. Has served me for years and seemed to do just fine. Used Krylon flat black on some undead with no issues. A few days ago I grabbed a few more bones and sprayed them and now they are really sticky. Acrylic paint goes over it and dries without being gooey but painting them is a mess as the primer comes off on my hands. Why did the first batch work fine and the second (And 2 subsequent tests) get all gooey? I have had a similar problem before with models with rubber like wheelsgetting tacky after using gloss coat. Also Some of my bones seem to be a harder plastic much like Pathfinder and D&D minis while others are flexible and vinyl like, so spears and swords never can be straight. Are there mixes of plastic types used? Les
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    Primer Problems with BONES

    Thanks Wren I did not even see the Bones forum went straight to painting. I'll try a couple un primed, but my decades in painting feels squeamish about it (laughing)
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    Advice on options for hands-free magnification

    I agree with optivisor but I willw arn do NOT bother wasting money on cheaper look alikes, often sold at import tool stores or discount places. The lenses are plastic and make it look as though your figures are being seen through a fun house mirror Tons of distortion adn easy to scratch. MY optivisor has served me for 3 years with no issues!
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    Protecting Bones

    I use Krylon Gloss clear coat that I get at ACE hardware. Once that dries I hit it with a coat of Testors Dulcote. (Hobby Lobby sells that and if you get an online cupon you get it for 40% off!) I have also ahd good luck just using a brush on dulcote when I want some aprts to remain shiny(Like armor)
  5. So I originally had the vampire level. Somehow while browsing I got bumped up to Liche level, which was 10 dollars more so I assumed it was Vampire plus. Now it looks like I will be getting metal sophies instead of the 200 super cool bones figures. Will there be any adjustment phase when the manager comes out? By the time I saw the emails saying what Liche level was and was not my card had already been charged!
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    What were YOUR Bones Kickstarter choices?

    I signed up for the Vampire level but somehow ended up getting bumped to Liche which only gets me the sophie models which I did NOT want! When I got the notice saying I had the liche with Sophie models I thought it was an extra bonus. I am hoping there might be a way to switch and get the Vampire with an extra ten for like cthulhu or something. I should not play with kickstarter late at night!
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    Reaper Swag Points

    I have a huge bag of Proof of Purchase tabs I was hoping to get T shirts for my whole gaming group, but now I cannot find the place to redeem them. What are these ReaperBucks you speak of and how may I obtain some? What are they good for? Les
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    Hillbilly Ogres of Hook Mountian

    Over the past year I have received Hook Mountain ogres for Xmas and Birthday presents, My friends know I love detailed figures but sadly I have been using the pre-painted D&D plastic figures for ogres because they are less likely to get broken or paint chipped! Then we started playing Rise of the Rune lords and now are heading to Hook Mountain so I figured I should get these bad boys ready The number one thing is that I swear as I was painting these I could hear faint strains of banjo music. I am sure these boys have a still somewhere! Still finishing the female shaman. Look out for true trailer park chic there!
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    Ogress

    I think Shrek would use the second one as a pin up girl! Nice work!
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    Hillbilly Ogres of Hook Mountian

    Mammy is here. With her staff of voodoo dolls, shrunken heads and a wand that would make Orcus a bit jealous she seems to be saying "Come gives Mama a kiss! Note the demon skull tramp stamp. She also has a butterfly tattoo on her shoulder (Sorry Desna!)
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    Hillbilly Ogres of Hook Mountian

    After being almost eviscerated by an Ogre Hook weilded by a half ogre, I am none too keen to face the real thing. Our characters are all Sandpoint yokels, and when we fought the half ogres we role played that we thought THESE were ogres and were not sure why everyone was so frightened. I am sure we'll have some fun once we get to the fort and see a real ogre.....
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    What would you do to design your own mini?

    It would be cool if they had a way to post ideas and have people vote on the ones they'd like to see.
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    paint your own plastics

    The other day I bought one of the "Legendary Encounters" pre-painted plastic spiders because it was cheaper to do that and repaint it than to buy the pewter one! I am now looking at doing the same thing for several of the miniatures in that line because again, cheaper than the metal, less likely to break or chip on the table top, and very good quality for my level of need. I was wishing Reaper would sell some of the plastics in bulk for consumers to paint. If they did not have to be painted and did not require single blister packs, how much would they go for? Maybe a box (Or heck a BAG! Just a plastic bag with a carboard header stapled to it to keep it shut and a hole punched to hang it on a peg board!)) of 20 orcs- Multiple poses? A goblin bag? Kobold horde? Definitely undead. I'd love to get 20 of the skeletal bowmen to stand beside some of my udnead armies! And how about Nova Corp soldiers??! I ahve done about 35 of therse for a local customer over the past 2 months! So many game systems could use such generic troopers. Heck I have been tempted to use them as Storm Troopers for my WH40K Imperial Guard!!! A set of 18 troopers, 6 of three poses and the two officer type figures could sell for 30-40 bucks and be a great deal. MAKE ME PLASTIC!!!!!
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    Rhaine Joins the Circus

    A new player has joined our Sunday Forgotten Realms/Pathfinder campaign Her character had been with a Sune sponsored performance troupe called Cirque Du Desir' She is a Rogue who wields a rapier and throwing daggers and dresses in a flashy circus sort of way. The player gave me a picture from an Anime' (She is 50 but her daughter loves Anime')The character had violet eyes and two tone turquoise black hair I looked through the figure finder for Female rapier and saw 03311 Rhaine and ordered her post haste! When I got the figure I saw she had a pistol through her belt. Using a knife and files the pistol became a dagger sheathe. I chose a Harlequin-like paint scheme with red bows to honor Sune Firehair (And because it made her look a little more like a Playing card figure) Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the astounding Champaign!!!
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    Pathfinder minis

    I recently took a break in our Tuesday night "Guys Game" (The geek equivalent to poker night) and one of the players took over and began to runt he first Pathfinder series set in Sandpoint. I of course took this as an excuse to run get all the minis from the first book! My character is Apello the Summoner his favorite things to summon Riding dogs (Properly beefed up with spell focus Summoning feat)
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    Fun with accessory packs

    I buy at least one of every accessory and familiar pack that comes out, some I have up to three of. First I give you Anselmo. In pathfinder there is a minor angel type called a Cassasian. They appear as winged helmets. The Palidin of Sune has recently acquired one (grudgingly) as a companion. I used the helmet from the 03202 Hats and Helmets pack to create Anselmo Next comes a project for Warhammer Fantasy Battle. There is a curse scroll one can purchase that when an enemy successfully casts a spell, you can read the scroll and if they fail a save they become a frog (or toad or newt The wording says "Small amphibian LOL) The problem is how to mark where the wizard is until he turns back or is killed? Here is my answer using another hat and a frog familiar. I call this one "OOOPS!"
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    Fun with accessory packs

    almost forgot this one. Another familiar gone bad......
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    Elise, The Witch

    Really nice job! It is so hard to do sheer. I managed it with white and light with some Egyptian figures but sadly can't post them here. No peek a boo allowed LOL When I painted that figure and showed it around the number one question always seems to be "Where is the pumpkin stem?
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    Some Chronoscopic Paintings

    I had a package of "modern" weapons that supplied the rifle. The B.A.R> I trimmed down from a German 1/35th scale rifle, same with the one the snake suit had The Sten I scratch built from bits glued onto a sanded down German SMG. The weapons will be the weak points as they are plastic and scale-modeled rather than scaled towards durability! I wish Reaper would come out with a pack of weapons for each modern time band. For example A pulp era with some Tommy guns and a few left and right hands (Male and female)with pistols in them
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    Some Chronoscopic Paintings

    A friend in Indiana is playing Savage Worlds using the "Day After Ragnorak" setting. In this campaign Ragnarok has occurred right after WWII. The world serpent has fallen dead and the survivors are using bits of it to make Magick/Tech equipment Archie is the leader of the group, an NPC the GM uses to get the players "hooked" A Suave former British agent living in the remains of the US. Jethro is the "brains" I used the scientist figure and converted the test tube to dynamite since A) it's a HUGE test tube B) Character likes to blow stuff up. He also wanted a duster rather than a lab coat, changes the look quite a bit The pilot is the nemesis of the female pilot character. A cocky chauvinistic pig! Now for the Non Reaper stuff This is a "snake suit" Made from the scales of the world serpent. I used a plastic Eldar as a base with plenty of Pro Create. This is the PC sniper. All I could find in 28mm was a Blacktree design Airborne trooper. Somehow they didn't get me the sniper and instead I got a grunt. Will do the sniper if and when they send me the correct miniature! Here is Babs a curvaceous doctor. This is a Copplestone Female Archaeologist The next one was made from a Wargames Factory plastic Viking and lots of spare parts. This Viking was thawed from centuries trapped in an ice floe. He believes he is in Valhalla and cannot die. He wields an axe,a sten machine gun, and a Browning Automatic Rifle. His right face is scarred and his right eye is solid white. (Marked by Odin?) And the one that started it all. A W.A.S.P. pilot named Evelyn "Sharpie" Sharp. Made from an old Pewter Star Wars Scout.
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    Paint Like an Egyptian

    I love all things Egyptian and reaper has made so many cool figures. Stuff I buy and KNOW I'll never use but I HAVE to paint it Here is a Sobek-worshiping giant sized figure. Wondering why she has mammary glands since she is primarily Reptilian...... The Seated Dead Pharaoh. Got this one as a birthday present 4 years ago and FINALLY finished it . I loved the way this one still had some healthy flesh and the rest necrotic What is better than a Kopesh? TWO Kopesh (es? Kopeshi?) Mummies... And finally (For now) The statue of Anubis in humanoid form
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    Paint Like an Egyptian

    This figure was in the first batch, but my choice of Carnelian as a stone in the breast cups must have set the censors off Here she is with Lapis instead And I forgot Sobek I have others that I cannot post here do to mamaphobia but you can see them in all their glory at Webshots Egyptian album
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    Foxy Swashbuckler

    Some customers of mine started a new Pathfinder game. He wanted a warforged druid (Which I did with some miniatures cobbled together from that HUGE company in the UK!) She is playing a fox woman armed with a rapier and a couple of pistols. I had just picked Olivia up 2 days before and knew it was providence. I added some foxy ears with green stuff to match the picture of her in LARP costume, painted the colors near to her LARP outfit, using her shield design on the tabard Also of note the time from the email with the need to final spray coat was less than 30 hours She needed it for the game in 1.5 days!
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    Ebonscale gone all airheaded

    A player in my new Pathfinder based campaign is worshiping a goddess of air and wind. She wanted to use a 2 handed flail (Since it made a cool whooshing sound when used) Trying to find a female figure welding a 2 handed weapon is a bit of a chore, especially since the player did not see the cleric wearing heavy armor. I got the Elori Ebonscale figure and messed with the scythe using flail parts from the bits box. The player envisioned the cleric with super pale skin and platinum blond hair, dressed in sky blues and white. Another player wanted her sorcerer to resemble a certain poor wizard from a popular novel and Movie franchise, so thus was born Juan Reasley (Of the Saerloon Reasleys) A red headed spell flinger out to explore the world....
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    Ebonscale gone all airheaded

    Thanks The lips bothered me as well. I tried light blue, but she looked cyanatic, I tried a light lavender and that was just weird. This was the palest pink I had and in the lighting it does look quite red. I think I will try to tone it down a bit. I also used opalescent top coat on all her clothing but that does not really show in the photo, they shimmer and change color under the light. Very airy-fairy
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