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  1. ultrasquid

    The Hamsters Journey 40 mm by Cartoon Miniatures (ScaleBro)

    OK, I'm in for this one. Seems awful expensive compared to what I usually buy, but they're SO cute!.
  2. ultrasquid

    Guinea Pigmies

    These photos of a hairless guinea pig breed turned up in my Twitter feed, in case you needed some anatomical foundation under the fur
  3. ultrasquid

    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Looks just like mine. I have pics, just haven't has time to upload them yet. So far the worst is some damage to the art book cover, Mammoth-man's broken adz, and severe warping of most of the Fantasy Terrain pieces. Possible missing parts but I'm not sure about that yet.
  4. ultrasquid

    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    My crate arrived this morning finally. It looks like rolled down the freeway for most of the trip between the UPS hubs in San Pablo and Sunnyvale. All the inner boxen are banged up to varying levels, but most of the figures are intact or easily repairable. Still counting the inventory. I just wish there were a packing slip. I'll have to check the pledge manager to confirm what I had ordered.
  5. ultrasquid

    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    You're thinking Valencia. Vallejo has Discovery Kingdom. Totally different Six Flags park. Anyway I got a tracking alert that said my shipment should arrive before 2:30 today and now it's 10 to 6 and it's still not here.
  6. ultrasquid

    bones and spray sealer?

    Soft PVC and spray can products seldom mix well. The plasticizers in the vinyl inhibit enamels from hardening. Waterborne acrylic products are generally not affected by the plasticizers.
  7. ultrasquid

    Bombshell Babes 4

    I still haven't painted any of my Bombshell Babes from the last round. "Resin" covers a wide range of materials; it could be epoxy, polyester, polyurethane, and those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head, with a variety of properties. Like has been said, dust mitigation is important when cleaning up the models. I prefer to do wet sanding when preparing resin figures, so the dust gets suspended in the water which rinses off easily. That's with larger scale statuettes, which may not be practical with the small scale of these figures.
  8. ultrasquid

    Dungeons & Doggies Kickstarter

    I got my set a couple weeks ago. Everything present and in good condition, but I also was perplexed at the oversized packaging. Sure, the box is pretty and well made, but I'd feel badly cheated if I saw it in a shop and found out the entire contents were what's visible in the window.
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    Lost Kingdom Miniatures: Cuetzpal Empire

    I finally closed my order on the "shut up and take my money" option. I might have to sell some once they arrive. I've been spending too much lately.
  10. Gosh darn it I missed the call for this round. Oh well.
  11. Fantastic work with such tiny figures and vehicles.
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    Bones and Vallejo primer +spray primer

    You need to have an isolation coat between the vinyl figure and the spray primer to keep the plasticizers in the PVC from migrating . Usually a continuous layer of waterbased acrylic paint will do this job, though I hope someone with more knowledge of the relevant chemistry can explain this in more detail.
  13. ultrasquid

    Reshaping Wings on Bones Mini

    You could adapt a technique from bonsai gardening. Wrap a framework of copper or aluminum wire to form a temporary brace to hold the figure in the position you desire. The wires will hold the pose in both a hot or cold bath, and can be adjusted during cooling if necessary. https://www.bonsaiempire.com/basics/styling/wiring
  14. I expect a good percentage of those silly duplicates will continue travelling in the next round or two
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