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    Pathfinder, D&D, minis, cooking, gardening, reef aquariums (hence my user name), anime, science fiction, and woodworking.

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  1. CorallineAlgae

    Grenadier Great Griffon

    Sorry to necro this thread but holy caonoli! Not sure I've ever seen a mini painted like this. This thing is beautiful.
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    Amazonians by Tomb Guardians Miniatures

    Nice catch! The flame figure even has a belly button. I didn't know magical tiny flame ladies had belly buttons. Maybe she's summoning a sprite or something. Humm, she would make a pretty sweet summoner figure. Adding tiny horns & wings to the spell effect might be simple enough to make it an imp... for an evil summoner.
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    [SPLIT] Vortex Shakers

    I got a variable speed Vortex Genie 2 a couple years ago with the cup. It shakes up dropper bottle paints beautifully, but larger bottles not so much. I ended up ordering a 3" platform with rubber cover a few months back for the paints that don't fit in the cup. The platform works great for Minitaire paints, P3, Citadel, etc... and it's okay at shaking craft paints. It struggles a little with them if the craft bottles are full and the paint is thick. I sometimes get better results by shaking the craft paints by hand until about a fifth of the paint is used up. Then the mixer with the platform can really get those going. It seems like the cup shakes dropper bottles a little better than the platform, but the platform definitely mixes bottles the cup simply can't. I never thought of trying silly putty in the cup though. Sounds like it might do the trick. I usually leave the platform on the mixer, but switch to the cup when I want to mix a lot of dropper bottles. Even though the mixer is variable speed, I always leave it on full speed.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    You could always drill out the end of the broken tusk and put it on the Blackfoot Terror's base. That way the mammoth can tell all his friends he lost his tusk in an epic dino battle, instead of admitting it broke off when an unarmed human knocked him over. Think of his pride.
  6. It's still best practice to wash pretty much all minis (metal, resin, plastic) before painting. You never know when a mold might have more or less release agent on it. Wouldn't want to mar a fresh paint job just to save time by skipping the easiest step.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Bones Dark might've been a good name. They could have gone with pretty much any dark shade with that one. Even if they went with different dark colors for fantasy and scifi Bones Dark would have made sense.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Reaper explained it on ReaperLive. The reason the normal Bones and new BB figures are pretty much the same color in the Kickstarter is because they haddn't decided on what shade the new line would be when production started. They decided on the official Bones Black color late in the process, after some trial runs. Bones will be light grey, and Bones Black will be much darker grey. They will look distinct once they have sold all the extra Kickstarter BB stock and get replacement runs for the new line. It'll take a while, but it'll be sorted eventually.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Speaking of, I wonder what we would get if someone asked for a Kooshma figure in the Bones we would like to see thread? It might be a good addition to the Dreadmere. There was a Buffy episode, "Killed by Death" where she had to fight a demon in a hospital that only sick kids could see. It stole their life as the kids lay on their backs. I always wondered if that idea was inspired by the Kooshma from Cajun folklore. I kinda doubt it, as no one outside of the area generally know much about Cajuns, but you never know?
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I've had luck with wiping down troublesome connection points with a bit of rubbing alcohol on a piece of cotton (ball, swab, pad). It dries lickety split. I use pointy tweezers and a bit of alcohol dampened cotton to clean out tiny holes if needed. I usually only do this for connections that have already failed to hold. It seems to help get a bond when normal Dawn & warm water washing doesn't clean it enough. Gotta say, I never expected to see someone mention gris-gris on the forum.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    A 4" base would be about 100mm.
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    Reapermini New Site Layout

    Glad to hear it, but I wasn't really concerned about it. I just wanted to point out that there was a way to add paints to our wishlists. Some people were having trouble figuring out how to add them. Can't tell you how thrilled I am to finally have a wishlist. That said, I definitely agree with the others about the rollout. Not giving any warning was a misstep. Natural 1 fumble from team Reaper. (>ლ) facepalm
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    Reapermini New Site Layout

    If you look up the paint individually by name or number you can add it to your wishlist, like here. It just doesn't work on the full paint section page where it lists all the paints. It isn't as user friendly as adding a mini to the wishlist, since you have to look up each paint you want to add, but it works. I have a few added to my wishlist.
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    Happy Birthday Lidless Eye

    Happy Birthday! Here's your lidless eye cake. Roll initiative!
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    USPS just delivered the 6 paints that were missing from my pledge. I'm really excited to try out the new wood triad on Mossbeard and the Tree of Despair. I've been hoping to snag a wood color set for a while. There was also a sample paint in the box. It's a lovely blue that looks pretty close to the upcoming Pathfinder Desna Blue from the pamphlet that came with our pledges. It's a blue purple (slightly greyish?) kinda color with a grey cap. Very nice. The paint mix-up was the only issue I could find after going through my pledge. Thanks for resolving it so quickly Reaper. *runs back to page 1065 to try and catch up*