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Everything posted by Jasper_the_2nd

  1. Fulfilling

    That is tempting....I've got a Gnome or two with pink hair...
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    Would you have them all painted by then?? It's only 34 lbs, that shouldn't take too long.....
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    Its a little over 2500 miles. You don't mind driving them over when I get back??
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    With normal shipping times of two-ish weeks, I'm getting really close to mine arriving right around when I'm in Montreal for a week....
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    I expect that the "Canadian Issue" is what they were sorting out that has kept them from giving an update. What was in the last update was the plan then, but I suspect that a better option has become available. So folks on KS are saying that in UPS it is showing as shipping from Ontario (the Canadian one). If so it is a huge benefit to us Canadians who've been watching our dollar drop continually against the US dollar and dreading the tax bill on our silly big orders. 34 lbs of plastic minis....oh my.... Canada is only 932 backers, so that's only a couple of hours for them to pull everything, if they are getting anywhere near their rate from last time.
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    From my understanding, not really. Wave 1 and 2 are shipping bulk amounts to secondary distribution hubs, where they will then be picked and shipped. So what they've been doing is putting 5000 of mall in a container, then 3000 crypts, etc. Now I suspect they need to bundle all the Canadian orders to ship across at once for cost reasons. Then they will start with wave 1 shipping directly from the US. And Wave 1 US backers will still be getting their stuff (likely) weeks before Canadian backers, since Canada Customs will be involved..... Again, that's just my understanding.
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    I see other Canadians are getting notifications too. A little concerned that it is UPS but I'm not sure what "trade direct cross border" means...so maybe all the Canadian orders are coming over in one load and then being distributed? Really hoping we aren't going to have to deal with UPSs creative brokerage fees....
  8. Got my Wave 1 of MERCS: Recon last week. Wave 1 consists of the two versions of the game: Counter Threat, which has the CCC and EU as the MERCS, and Assassination Protocol, which has the KemVar and Keizai Waza. Each faction consists of 5 MERCS, and each box also comes with 10 SecFor (Security Forces): 5 SecForII with Shotguns and 5 SecForIII with machine guns. The sculpts for these are all the same in a box, but the sculpts are different between boxes, so you end up with 2 different sculpts of each time 5. Wave two will include all sorts of KS exclusive figs as well as a whole mess of faction boxes for all the other factions in the MERCS universe. From the posts I've seen today they have just hit the water from China. While the SecFor figs are cool and will get painted, they aren't needed to play the game. The box comes with tokens for each of the SecFor so you can just use those to begin with. But they don't provide tokens for the MERCS, so need to get at least one set of them done so I can play (yeah, I could make print off standies or something to start, but nah....) I decided to start with the EU, just because they looked like they could all be fully assembled before painting without being too annoying to paint. So far, I've got 3 assembled. From left to right they are the Medic, the Sergeant and the Leader.
  9. Here is the mighty Shrew-zerker, from the Burrows and Badgers line (and game) from Oathsworn. Sorry about the shininess, as he's a for play piece so I gloss coated him, and its been too humid or damp to dull coat him for the last couple of weeks. I'll update with some new pics whenever I get a chance to spray him. He's a great little fig (Oathsworn's anthropomorphic figs are scaled like the actual animals are, so shrews are pretty tiny, around 20mm) and was fun and quick to paint. He's been done for a while but my basing stuff was all away from moving to a new painting space. I finally found some and put a quick and simple base on him. Hopefully as I get more used to basing with flock again (its been....a while) my bases will improve for future B&B figs. Update! Dull coated and with improved photography....
  10. Just before I take a week off work, so won't be working on MERCS, I figured I'd play around with the Keizai Waza colour scheme. I picked the Wrench as he's fairly "standard" looking with no strange an unique items on him (no acid bombs, no tactical nukes, nothin). I did a quick base coat of the bodysuit, the leather pouches and the metal bits, so I could get to the armour and see if the oranges I'd picked worked ok. I base coated the bottom half and then worked up through on the right leg to see how it looks. I think it needs a little highlighting but looks alright.... Thoughts?
  11. Very cool bust, and yep, them some gorgeous eyes!
  12. New pics posted up top, now with less shine and less washed out.
  13. Next we have the Shrew Warrior. Again, sorry about the shininess. I'll post new pics once the weather cooperates for dull coating. Another fun little guy, full of character. Update! It actually stopped raining long enough to spray some dull coat. I've also been messing around with my phone and background to get less washed out pics.
  14. Finally got some nice weather so I got them dull coated. And got things sorted a bit on the pictures side, so they aren't so washed out. New pics in the original post.
  15. Played around a little bit last night. Tweaked some settings....still washed out. Introduced a piece of white envelope....not bad. Then tweaked a few more settings. I think that looks pretty close to reality.
  16. I recently switched lighting and my background at the same time, and since my photos have seemed kind of bright and washed out. So last night I started trying to figure out what I needed to fix or adjust to get things working better. As far as camera, I'm normally just using my Samsung S6. It is more than good enough to show all the flaws in my painting My wife does have a decent real camera, but I haven't used it much. Lights, I was using an old swing arm magnifier lamp with a daylight florescent above with a white led magnifier lamp in. I now have a bazillion white leds attached to a light arch and still using the magnifier for some additional light on the front. My old go to background was a redish printed one on standard paper. The new one is the warm background from the Macromat kickstarter. I decided to use my Shrewzerker as a test subject, since I'd just finally got him dull coated. I left the lights as they were, light arch with the led lamp, with the lamp further back than I used to use. I took a pic with the macromat background: The popped the old background in without changing anything else It's pretty clear the camera is treating them quite differently. Here they are cropped: While it could have used a bit more light from the lamp (I think) the old background one is much closer to the real colours. The rim of the base is Noir Black. Any thoughts on why and how I can get closer with the new backgrounds? My first thought was maybe its the white spot on the old background helping the camera get things sorted?
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    Beautiful looking figs, but sadly they got trumped by a blown head gasket....
  18. Thanks! I'm going to play around with taking pictures tonight, they seem washed out.
  19. Kemvar are the third of the starter factions I've painted for MERCS: Recon. They come in the Assassination Protocol starter. Unlike the first 2 factions I painted where I just painted the 5 figures that come in the starter, for Kemvar I also dug out the Spy, Monkeywrench and Sniper, who were stretch goals in the Kickstarter. As with the other factions, these guys are just tabletop, and the bases are kept simple for board game play. If I ever get around to playing the full tabletop skirmish game I might go back and redo the bases.... Here's the pics. (I'm still getting used to taking pics with the light arch and new backgrounds, these look a little bright....) The Leader. The Heavy. The Monkeywrench. The Shock Trooper. The Sniper. The Spy. The Assassin. The Engineer. Here's an example of the published colour scheme. Hmm, should have looked at that when doing the assassin's blade...might need to redo that.....
  20. Spent most of lunch picking out spells for my wizards, since it looks like we will actually play a game or two of Frostgrave next week. But did take a few minutes to slap some primer on the Keizai Waza Demo.
  21. Wow, that's a great orc sculpt! And your paint job is wonderful. Such a great face!
  22. Yep, glowing puddles of death look awesome! The complexity and detail on this...guy? thing? whatit? hurts my brain....
  23. So, as I continue to drift towards senility, it seems I've already primed 6 of the Keizai Waza....and still had one to assemble. So lunch became me priming one, and assembling one. And watching some World Superbikes while doing so. Here's the Booster, primed. The colour scheme with be a black bodysuit with some grey features, some leather pouches, and bright orange armor. Here's the official art. And here's the Demo, who needs to go home for a bath now.
  24. Kemvar off to show off. Next up I'll be priming some Keizai Waza.
  25. Wow, knew I was behind but I didn't even put in a placeholder.... Managed to make my quota, at the last minute. 1. Oathsworn Shrew-zerker 2. Oathsworn Shrew Warrior 3-10: Megacon Games MERCS: Recon Kemvar Squad