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Working with Bones: Assembling Narthrax

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We're aware that many of you have questions about the preparation and assembly of Bones miniatures. 

 

We're introducing a series of videos aimed at eliminating this confusion, and over the length of the series will be discussing a variety of topics, including straightening bent Bones, converting and modifying Bones, and so on.

 

To begin, we have just a simple preparation and assembly video, using Narthrax as the star.

 

http://www.reapermini.com/narthrax

 

The video can be found at the bottom of the page.

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Awesome info.  I also love the box for him. Is that pretty recent?

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14 minutes ago, hungerfan said:

Awesome info.  I also love the box for him. Is that pretty recent?

within the last year or so. We have recently begun upgrading the packaging of our larger Bones models, to make them more appealing than the "jumbled up Jumbo blister"

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Bryan, there were some weird words on the screen toward the end of the video.

 

"Keep your work area clean

Put away all supplies when finished"

 

.....what does that mean? Is it some kind of weird translation error?

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21 minutes ago, Guindyloo said:

Bryan, there were some weird words on the screen toward the end of the video.

 

"Keep your work area clean

Put away all supplies when finished"

 

.....what does that mean? Is it some kind of weird translation error?

 

I do not think those words mean what they think they mean.

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I particularly like the way the model cuts toward themselves with the blade.

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1 minute ago, etherial said:

I particularly like the way the model cuts toward themselves with the blade.

That's the only safe way to do it, right?

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5 hours ago, eldamir said:

That's the only safe way to do it, right?

 

Exactly, how else will you know if you've cut too far?

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12 hours ago, etherial said:

I particularly like the way the model cuts toward themselves with the blade.

 

That's actually a perfectly fine way to use a knife. It only looks dangerous. It's actually pretty difficult for most people to cut their thumb like that, other than maybe a very rare shallow scratch. Muscle memory kicks in hard between the fingers of an individual hand due to a lifetime of simply holding things. Now, you never want to push a blade in the direction of the hand that isn't holding the knife. That's asking for stitches, but it's generally fine to move a blade towards the thumb of the same hand holding the knife. Nearly all knife accidents injure the hand that isn't holding the blade.

 

It's a lot like using a hammer. The hammer hand has a huge AC bonus because it's controlling the thing, but your other hand is basically playing chicken.

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I've found my control of the blade is actually better, trimming toward my thumb. I lose precision, cutting in most other directions; depending on the blade type. I'm very aware of where the blade is, though. I like my thumbs, and I'd prefer not to be one of those nits that manages to hit the joint exactly right to cut one off. ^^;

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I'm surprised you didn't use Bones super glue. :poke:

 

Thank you for the video, its very helpful.

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