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#61 Captain Murray

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:58 PM

the 'write' test - the mini should not make an acceptable pencil.


I make the writing test with some different minis I have (generical, GW and even a Reaper one) and all of they make a acceptable pencil when used against a piece of white paper. Any other idea how can I test my minis prior bringing it to ReaperCon? Maybe I should pick some and try my luck at the melting pot?
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#62 Evilmonkey

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:57 PM

I heard the drop test works well. Drop the mini on a hard surface and if it 'clinks' it should be right but if it 'thunks' it is probably not acceptable. Unless you are under weight restrictions for travel, bring it anyway and give it a shot.

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#63 Girot

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 09:30 AM

Questions:

1) Will damaged (aka harvested for bitz) metal be accepted?

2) Will incomplete metal be accepted?

3) Do you recycle the metal afterwards or is this event strictly for trading?

4) If the metal is JUST PRIMED (w/ spray primer) does that count as "painted"?

5) Say the meta was glued when we pulled it out of the box but we remove all traces of it (and it was never primed/painted) can we still get 90%?

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 09:43 AM

Questions:

1) Will damaged (aka harvested for bitz) metal be accepted?

2) Will incomplete metal be accepted?

3) Do you recycle the metal afterwards or is this event strictly for trading?

4) If the metal is JUST PRIMED (w/ spray primer) does that count as "painted"?

5) Say the meta was glued when we pulled it out of the box but we remove all traces of it (and it was never primed/painted) can we still get 90%?


1) Yes
2) Yes
3) Its melted down for new miniatures
4) Yes, primed counts as painted
5) Yes

I do remember seeing people really take advantage of Reaper at the last ReaperCon. There were a lot of miniatures in there that should have failed the metal test. Reaper provides this as a service to us but they could decide to discontinue this at anytime if they aren't getting good metal from it.
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#65 Girot

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:08 AM

I do remember seeing people really take advantage of Reaper at the last ReaperCon. There were a lot of miniatures in there that should have failed the metal test. Reaper provides this as a service to us but they could decide to discontinue this at anytime if they aren't getting good metal from it.


by "metal test" are we talking specifically about lead content...? i really want to make sure I'm doing the right thing here. I have a little.... um.... something I'm considering bringing with:
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#66 Heisler

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:53 AM

That should be fine. Unless its really old Eldar. If you drop it and it "tinks" you should be fine.
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#67 Girot

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:07 PM

Is there a limit to how much I bring? While I may not actually bring the Eldar I do have a sizable amount of clean and dirty metal I really want to be rid of. I went through it all this morning (which was actually rather cathartic) and ditched anything that "thunked". I think I found another 3 lbs of clean metal. :devil:

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#68 Heisler

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:24 PM

There is no limit that I am aware of. I have seen people bring in 5 gallon buckets of old miniatures.
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:27 PM

I'll have over 30 lbs for this next Reapercon as I have had a friend collecting it at various stores in his area.

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#70 Girot

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:56 PM

I'll have over 30 lbs for this next Reapercon as I have had a friend collecting it at various stores in his area.


DEAR GAWD! I hope you're not gonna try to fly with all of that, hahaha!

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#71 Evilmonkey

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:03 PM

Nope I drive as it is only a 4.5 hour drive. I have some Warlord armies to build as well as more CAV. And who knows what I will find on the table...

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#72 Panzer_Engel

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:27 PM

Girot, put them on eBay; Over here the prices for metal Eldar, particularly late Eldar, have skyrocketed since everything went finecast.
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#73 Heisler

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:34 PM

Yea, I would second that if you are willing to but the work in. GW metals just get more and more valuable every time someone is forced to complete there unit with a failcast version.
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#74 Girot

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:37 PM

Does it matter how old they are? I've got some really ancient pieces. I'll see about putting up pics of what I have in a different category or forum.

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#75 Panzer_Engel

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:50 PM

The most recent issues are the ones which fly off the listings - like Hiesler says, it's people wanting to avoid buying an inferior product. Prices quite often hit or exceed what they cost new. And given these are GW prices. . . .

Older miniatures. . . Vary. We're into the collectors market here, and there's some things that sell for ridiculous amounts of money - Like the original spirit warriors - Some that will always sell, the only question is for how much, like harlequins, and others that struggle to make their list price.
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