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  1. 18 minutes ago, Tripleh5133 said:

    The chains are to connect the glasses to the bust. 

     

    Just went back and looked at the KS pictures - you are absolutely right!  DOH!  Not sure how I missed that.  I'll have to take another look at things when I get home tonight.  Thanks!


  2. Finally watched Deadpool 2 over the weekend.  Liked it quite a bit although I thought the first one was funnier.  It'll be interesting to see where they go with a third one!  Wanted to watch 'Hotel Artemis' but it got pushed out of town by dinosaurs!  :down: Also burned through all 13 episodes of "Luke Cage:S2" over the course of the weekend.  The pacing on that is such that I could have watched an episode a day and been fine.  It's interesting, but in reality there was only one episode that ended in such a way that I HAD to watch the next one then and there.

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  3. 10 hours ago, Clearman said:

    Received my shipment today.  Wolf bust was #58 of 500.

     

    Not terribly happy with the packaging however.  I /think/ all the parts are there, but they took "combined shipping" a little to literal.  With the exception of the bust and Black Hydra, all pieces were dumped into one of their multi-pocket blisters.  It's gonna take a while to sort them all out to make sure all pieces are present.  :unsure: 

     

    Yeah and there aren't any assembly diagrams or anything.  I've got two lengths of 'chain' with my set and after looking at the pictures in the KS, I'm not sure what they're supposed to attach to!  I went ahead and split everything out and bagged all the pieces for each of the figures into their own bag.  I need to print out pictures of the assembled figures so that when I get around to putting them together I'll have a better idea of what they're supposed to look like!

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  4. 2 hours ago, Gadgetman! said:

    There's a support beam with 3 'branches' connecting to the arm and the glasses on mine. 

    (two to the arm and one to the 'free' part of the spectacles)

     

    Mine came with a certificate claiming it to be number 55 of 500. 

     

     

     

    If you have a fine bladed razor saw, that would probably be the way to go.

     

    47 minutes ago, pcktlnt said:

    Didn't realize hood vs wolf was metal. Thought it was going to be resin =(

     

    Also they don't fit well together. Sadness.

     

    Yeah, the bust was the only resin piece.  I haven't tried fitting any of the other figures together yet.  The bust requires some putty work to smooth out joints and I had one very small air bubble to fill.  I also chose to do some re-sculpting to enhance the fur detail around the pour stubs after they got cleaned up.  It takes some pretty delicate cleanup to get the mold seams squared away.


  5. 6 minutes ago, Gadgetman! said:

    Not just big, it's also absolutely Hilarious!

    I'm a bit worried about the spectacles, though, but hopefully I can cut them off from the sprue without any mishap.

     

     

    Sprue?  On mine they're cast with the arm & hand, which is why they broke during shipping since the only connection was the bridge between the lenses.  Did they start doing something different with yours?


  6. Got my figures yesterday.  Most were printed in a translucent blue color.  The Princess Bride figures are solid white, and the Fighting Girlfriend is in grey resin.  The only downside I can see is that the legs are TINY on these guys and they have no base attachment runners so you're gluing very small feet to a base, and there's really no realistic way to drill and pin them.  Washed them last night and I'm hoping to get started painting them this weekend.  I want to try and get the Princess Bride pair done for my anniversary in a couple of weeks.

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  7. Yeah, they're nice because you can put terrain on top of them, or underneath.  They're oversized enough that you've got a pretty good amount of overhang, so if you want to put hills and stuff underneath, it doesn't pull the mat up over the edges of the table, and they're soft enough to conform well, unlike the vinyl ones.


  8. 8 minutes ago, WhiteWulfe said:

    My biggest issue is with there being two of us, I'd have to factor in another $300 USD to get a pair of core sets, which is why I've held off on such for the moment.  Sure would bring my price per mini down though!  ... Couldn't resist.  Would bring me down to $1.72 per mini although double the amount of USD I'm putting into it.  352 minis overall would be the count.   ... Averaging out math makes you be able to say silly things like "I got dance of death for $1.72" which sounds a lot nicer than $11.xx or the listed $30.......

     

    I like that as an excuse though! 

    "Honey the dragon was only $1.48, how could I resist"!  

    :lol::devil:

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  9. 16 minutes ago, Cyradis said:

     

    No no... don't blame us for not getting stuff. Get the things you want!! 

     

    I do agree about wanting the human size stuff in metal instead. Bones is best for big figures I think. And mmmm so many good big ones! 

     

    How likely is it that new human sized bones will get remolded and cast in metal?  I'm conscious of having metal figures redone in Bones, but I'm not aware of any instances were the reverse is true.  It may just be that I haven't been paying attention though... :huh:

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  10. On 3/22/2018 at 1:23 AM, paintybeard said:

    A couple of squadrons of these used to be based at Lakenheath in England. I have a sister who lives near there. It's very flat open countryside. When I used to drive over to see her I would frequently see these practising low-level manoeuvres. Once one of them was a bit naughty and did a dummy run over my car... I've never felt so naked in my life! 

     

     

    When was this?  Heath was flying F-111's when I was at Mildenhall from 83-85.  They had A-10s out at Alconbury and a few other bases back then.  I remember being on a a train one time and watching a pair of A-10s do a low level approach, hopping over the trees and back down, until they popped up and did a 'strafing' run down the length of the train.  :)


  11. 2 minutes ago, Ratmaster2000 said:

    Forgive the dumb question, what does the CNC part stand for?

     

    Computer Numerical Control.

    15 minutes ago, WhiteWulfe said:

    Wow, those are pricy.  Pretty, but pricy. 

     

    Wish they would stop calling it CNC Molding though, since it's actually CNC Milling that's being done... :p

     

    Given what it takes to work with the stuff, I was surprised that the Titanium was NOT the most expensive option!


  12. Got my figures today - woohoo!  Somehow I hadn't realized quite how big the freaking bust was going to be!  I've attached a picture with a comparison between it, a Young Miniatures 1/10 scale one, and a Scale 75 bust from the Steampunk KS they ran a while back.  I think I'm going to need some bigger brushes!  :blink:::o::lol:

    Fang N Hood comparison.jpg

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