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  1. I've had this kit for quite a while now, to build for a friend who's a big Judge Dredd fan. Due to circumstances I can't go into, he asked me if I could this one, along with Judge Anderson and possibly Judge Death put together and painted for him. Second vinyl figure I've worked on, and I thought some of you might find it interesting. First picture shows the components cut out and cleaned up. The second is the major subassemblies. One of the tricks with this kind of kit is to fill the lower portions with plaster to add rigidity, weight and strength to the piece. Without it, you run the risk of the vinyl buckling if it gets too hot after you've got the figure assembled. Yeah, DON'T leave these kits out in direct sunlight! and here he is with all the primary assembly complete and ready for paint:
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    Halcyon 1/8 scale Judge Dredd

    Heh. Yeah, I was editing that shot and deliberately left that in. Figured some folks would get a chuckle out of it.
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    Halcyon 1/8 scale Judge Dredd

    Onward! I primered with black Badger Stynvlrez, then did the blue with Tamiya acrylics. The face was primered with Badger white primer, then shaded with "Red Brown Primer", and then highlighted with "Light Flesh" by Badger. Pretty happy with how it looks so far. Now to mask off stuff for other colors. Sorry for the fuzzy pictures - the focal distance for my phone is farther away than I thought it was, so I was holding it too close.
  4. Given the way the tusks stick out, and the fact that they're being shipped in bags with nothing to protect the tusks, it's not too surprising. I suspect at retail he'll either be disassembled, or the hard blister pack should help protect him.
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    Halcyon 1/8 scale Judge Dredd

    Generally, in the torso and arms, the position and thickness of the material is enough to avoid any problems, also the plaster in the bottom half holds the torso rigid, which prevents the upper body from deforming. With the legs you have the full weight of the figure pushing down on the ankles, and they can flex if it gets hot enough. Note that at room temperature this stuff is pretty hard. The trick to cutting it easily is to use a hair dryer for a minute or so to heat and soften it, at which point you can slice through it with almost no resistance. Also, like Bones, you can heat it it up, reposition it, and then chill it and it will retain the new position. I've had to do that to Judge Anderson's legs to get her to stand on both feet.
  6. Head comparison between Ma'al and Argent.
  7. While this would work, it would only have the strength of the glue to support the 'connection'. An actual connection like they have is always going to have far more strength than just two flat pieces glued together.
  8. I'm not sure where you're seeing this? From the cut pieces it's quite obvious that there are sockets in the hut and "pins" for the legs, not flat mating surfaces... Given the apparent weight of the hut, I have my doubts about flex sheet magnets having enough power for the job.
  9. Actually, with the recesses like that, you just need to glue some rare earth magnets in the hut and the legs and you're all set.
  10. Didn't get the hut, but has anyone tried masking off the bottom with tape and taking a hacksaw to the legs? It should be long enough, and if it'll cut steel, it should cut Bones. I didn't follow previous KS thread very closely, but is this level of mis-packs normal, or does this seem higher than previous? Some of it seems to be stemming from issues at the factory where stuff was bagged up (Modern Scenics missing barrels), and others are just stuff getting picked/packed wrong (Missing Mossbeards, paints etc...).
  11. I'd forgotten that, so I thought I'd gotten them by mistake! Discovered I was wrong when I was going back through the updates looking for information on the Modern Scenics.
  12. Did they ever announce the actual contents for the Modern Scenics add-ons? Reason I ask is that I only have two of each barrel and the graphic shows three of each. They're cast two to a sprue, so they'd have to clip one off of each sprue to get it up to three each. Sprue attachment is on the sides of the barrel as well, which will take more work to ensure they're smooth, than it would if they'd done it on the bottom of the barrels. I've finished the gross check of items. Need to look at the core and Dreadmere to make sure I've got all the figures in those. At some point I'll have to start checking to be sure I have all the parts for each figure.
  13. You should have gotten everything in one big box. I'd contact Reaper.
  14. I was in on the Chibi project they did earlier this year and it was delivered on-time and the quality was good. This looks like an interesting assortment of figures, including good deals on bunch of Heartbreaker stuff! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/674003445/impact-miniatures-presents-the-lost-ks-mini-projec?ref=friends_launched Their synopsis: Not All Minis go to Heaven Impact! believes that lost and forgotten or unmade miniatures shouldn't stay lost to the hard drive abyss they've been relegated to. Whether they were from discontinued lines, failed or undelivered projects we think they deserve to be resurected, brought into the light, and that's why this project is dedicated that end. Today we give you a chance to get minis that are either no longer available, or never made it the light of day. Over the past year Impact! has reached out to different Kickstarter Creators whose lines of miniatures failed to fund, were never got delivered or finished, or simply were discontinued after an initial printing run. We've licensed or outright purchased everything shown in this project and now all that is left raise the capital for molds and materials and bring these amazing miniatures to backers to you, your friends, and your families and for gamers on tables everywhere!
  15. Finally got to see "Captain Marvel" this weekend. I got a bit choked up at the Stan Lee tribute during the opening. I also liked the shout out at the end of the credits for the Thunderbird pilot who took Brie Larson under his wing for training flights, and passed away before the movie released. Wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed the movie. New battle cry for "Avengers: Endgame" = "RELEASE THE FLERKEN!"
  16. Looks like our packages were spending quality time in OKC together for the weekend. Mine started moving again this morning. Still projected to arrive at my house tomorrow.
  17. I'd say give it a week to get started. By that time most of the Wave 1 folks in the US will have their boxes, so NA should be pretty well covered. Possibly some of the EU folks will have theirs as well. I'd say kick it off on the 21st.
  18. Just checked and my Bones have left Denton, and are now in Oklahoma City. Progress! Projected delivery still Tuesday in Colorado. Maybe they'll think I'm Canadian and it'll get here faster?
  19. Some pretty good deals in the early bird specials: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/399883540/orc-warband-collectors-by-yedharo-and-gt-studio-cr Offering 30mm, 70mm, Busts and 1/10 () Scale figures. Something for everyone! I got the early bird 4 bust deal. FWIW I have some of their earlier figures and they've been very good quality.
  20. No worries man - kidney stones suck! BTDT, rather not do it again!
  21. Looks like we might get to 700 orders today!
  22. Just hit 400 for the day so far!
  23. Now showing 15851 remaining.
  24. Sort of - orders remaining = 0 right now, but it IS showing how many they're getting out, and destination city for the last one. And I just went back to look and now it IS showing orders remaining!
  25. Just out of curiosity I went and looked... AND I HAVE A SHIPPING LABEL! Woohoo! Only 16.6 lbs. Think I've got one of the smaller ones so far.. Oh, and I finalized on 9/11, no idea what time.