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igelkott

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  1. If you follow the link I have in the first post you can see how I magnetized the parts. I put steel rod into the pillars and magnets in the fences and it's quite stable. As you can see in the picture above, during the game I had a mini jump onto a pillar and it had no trouble staying up.
  2. Here are some pics of the fencing in use during a game of Deadzone:
  3. I finished painting my cemetery fences from the reaper 3 kickstarter. I painted them up generally following the same approach as my dwarven forge dungeon tiles. Here's how I painted them: - I primed the pieces with krylon black camo primer - I then painted on a heavy drybrush of Pokorny Base Grey on all the stone parts - I then picked out some of hte stones with Pokorny Earth Stone - I then did a light drybrush with Pokorny Olive Dry Brush - I then mixed together Pokorny Base Grey and Pokorny Stone Edge Dry Brush and did a very light dry brush - Now I worked on t
  4. I wanted to use the cemetery fencing as terrain in wargames, and I wanted to be able to configure the fences any way I wanted, so I decided to try using magnets to hold the fencing together. I first had to decide on how to approach the problem. The straight sections were pretty simple... I could just drill into the ends and install magnets, with the polarity opposite on each end so they can be chained together. For the short sections with a flat on only one end I decided to do do half with one polarity and half with the other, so I would always have an option as to which to use. But for the co
  5. Hmmm, I guess I was going by where the faceplate is on the original. Now that I look at it again, the faceplate is pretty low, about even with the shoulders. If I think of the helmet as being more of a collar, then the mousling head does seem to work ok. I guess it's all in how you look at it.....
  6. Here's an experiment. Unfortunately it looks like the mousling head is a little too big: Here's a goblin head. This looks a little better. I think I could carve out the socket a bit more and it will look better.
  7. I always listen to the Dice Tower: http://dicetower.coolstuffinc.com/ and sometimes find the Ludology podcast interesting: http://ludology.libsyn.com/ I also listen regularly to the Econtalk podcast: http://www.econtalk.org/ While they always have an economic perspective, they cover a wide range of topics. And I've also borrowed a lot of audiobooks from the local library system. Ours has an online search and reservation system and there are a large number of libraries in the local loan network.
  8. I'm getting the Space Mouslings from KS3 and was thinking of using them for a scifi skirmish miniatures game. To do that I need to generate stats for the figures to adapt them to the game. Is there any background material (art, stories, game materials) around for any of the mouslings to help flesh them out?
  9. I also played 2.0 for the first time this weekend. I enjoyed it. I played twice, each time with an Orc squad - 1 Captain, 3 commandos, 2 goblin snipers and 1 mawbeast. I won both games against dwarves for the first game and veermyn for the second game. My snipers were doing a lot of damage, at least until the Veermyn started targeting them. I think the simpler ruleset is better for me in the long run since I don't play a lot and trying to remember all the little details of the previous version was inhibiting bringing out the game more often.
  10. Yeah... the real VW Bus is just a tad over 6' high, so the miniature should be almost as tall as the vehicle, but that mini is much smaller than the bus you have.
  11. I've been using the Krylon camo primers and they work just fine on bones: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/67850-krylon-camo-primer-plastic-fusion-anyone-try-this-out/
  12. Oh, sorry.. didn't notice you had a link to the same video I posted..... LOL.... Here's a bones dragon I recently painted which I primed first with krylon back. The stuff works well on bones. http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/67410-reaper-bones-and-heroscape/?p=1327529
  13. I have a couple cans and I've found it works well. Here's a review:
  14. Yeah, I finished my KS1&2 stuff last year... I have 4xKS1 and 2xKS2 + a bunch of addons. For KS3 I only got the cottage and some battlements but I haven't gotten to those yet. I really liked the pokorny method for this terrain, it works out well and is pretty easy (although time consuming due to shear volume). When I picked out stones, I did some with the earth stone then mixed in a little stone edge to lighten it a little and did a few more, just to vary things a little. I also painted my Dragons Don't Share ruined tower using the same paint scheme. I think it turned out well....
  15. LOL.... You know we're talking about Dr Who here... the longest running TV show in history?
  16. Here's my newly painted proxy for Zelrig:
  17. The Marvel stuff hasn't been too expensive. I just did a quick search and there's a fairly complete set on there now (missing some scenery tiles) currently going for $33 including shipping. Not bad at all compared to a lot of other Heroscape stuff.
  18. Yeah, heroscapers.com has all the cards available to print and supports tools and instructions for creating customs as well. Arena of the Planeswalkers is what opened my eyes to Heroscape. Fortunately, we can still add on to our KS3 pledge so I'll be adding on a bunch more for HS play.
  19. So I've recently been getting involved in Heroscape which is a game which the company killed 5 years ago but has a thriving after market community ( heroscapers.com ). Since it was very popular and it's out of print the game minis are selling on Ebay. Many of them are reasonably priced but many are pretty outrageous. So proxies are generally widely accepted. But I began noticing some similarities between the Reaper Bones offerings and some of the Heroscape stuff. For example Zelrig is a Heroscape dragon that is now on ebay in the $80 range. Zelrig: Who looks remarkably similar to
  20. It looks like what Romero did was combine ghouls and zombies together. In the original movie they actually were called ghouls but the zombie name seems to have been the label that stuck.
  21. I think the Dead Snow undead are more akin to mummies than zombies. Preserved humans return to fulfill a curse or mission. It would be interesting to read a history of zombies but yeah, I think modern zombies were pretty much invented by Romero.
  22. I bought a set of clay sculpting tools from michaels: http://www.michaels.com/artminds-clay-tool-set/10356851.html#q=clay+tool&start=2 They seem to work ok and with a coupon they're not expensive.
  23. The Liquitex works well for filling gaps. It does disappear when I put it on bone minis so I added some paint to a batch. It makes it easier to see where I've put the stuff so I can clean it off places where I didn't want it.
  24. Thanks for the tip about the modelling paste. I went to Michaels and they had 2 kinds. I got the Flexible Modelling Paste because the other one said it dried hard and I thought it would be better on bones to get the flexible kind. It's seems to be the consistency of spackle.... I'll try it in the next few days.
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