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    Harpy

    Nice work! My 5 year old daughter and I loved the Ronja series. I highly recommend it to anyone- it's streaming on Amazon Prime and is by Studio Ghibli, of Totoro and Princess Mononoke fame.
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    Mocking Beast (mimic) 77048

    I will echo the 'don't give up!' sentiments. I've grown to really love the bones material. It's all a matter of personal preference of course, but I never paint on it directly nor would I use the liner as a foundation. I recommend using Vallejo Surface primer or Badger Stynylrez primer, which are both polyurethane based and work well on vinyl Bones (either brushed on or sprayed on with an airbrush) They work very well with the material and give you a pretty much bulletproof base. Just make sure you give it a full 24 hours to cure. Give it a shot and see if that makes your painting experience more enjoyable.
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    3D Bases - Modular Terrain

    LOL I have no idea what happened there- I got some kind of SQL error when I hit post then when I reloaded the page it had posted 3 times. Oh well. I reported the other two. Sorry, mods!
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    3D Bases - Modular Terrain

    I'm super excited about this terrain Kickstarter coming out of Italy. Hopefully someone here might find it interesting as well. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/manorhouse/3d-bases-modular-terrain Innovation is the keyword of our new product, and covers both the design and the manufacturing process of the new 3D bases. They are manufactured using a new product from the polyurethane family. To be noted this is quite different from anything you may have seen before as it is used at an industrial level for heavy duty applications. We however understand first-hand the huge potentialities of such a material for making tri-dimensional terrain for wargaming. We have tested these bases thoroughly and they are nearly indestructible, very flexible and easy to modify with a pair of scissors or a craft knife, they are simply amazing. It is possible to paint the bases with acrylic colour paint and glue on the finishing touches(grass and vegetation) with a simple glue for wood (PVA) without any problems. Our new material, while being nothing similar to plastic or resin, it combines the greatest aspects of both materials: it has the same lightness as a normal plastic gaming tile of similar design and shape, and it has the same visual definition that the ones made of resin have. So you get the best of both worlds! The bases can be used with miniatures in the 25-35mm scale range. The dimensions of the bases are 30x30cm. (approx 12x12inches), with a thickness of about 2mm for the flat bases and the more detailed bases still have the same basic 2mm thickness, but can rise up to 70-80mm in height.
  5. Hi Reaper Forums! I'm new here. I'll be posting pics of my minis to share when I get a light box but for now I want to talk about varnish: I have seen a couple of threads where folks have had trouble with the brush-on Liquitex Gloss varnish being sticky on their Bones. I'm not sure if this is the result of plasticizers leaching out of the Bones material or just a characteristic of the varnish itself. I experienced it myself, and I was very concerned that the varnish i put on to protect my hours of painting on the gaming table actually was wrecking the mini. For the record this is how I prep and paint ( I am up in Seattle in case people have a climate question) : Wash bones with toothbrush and dawn dish soap Prime mini with Vallejo or Badger Stynylrez urethane primer. (let cure >24 hrs) Paint with combination Vallejo/Reaper paints Brush on Liquitex Gloss Varnish (protective coat) Brush on Liquitex Matte varnish (dull the shine) A few of my minis prepped this way stayed a bit shiny and went a little sticky- not as sticky as it would with a bad spray primer but you could press your finger against the surface and feel a little resistance when you let go. Yesterday I took a can of Testor's Dullcote to my problematic minis. It's only been 24 hours but I am super happy with the result. The minis are dead flat, and the stickiness is completely gone. Hopefully this is the end of the problem, but if it starts getting shiny or sticky again I will update this thread. If someone has a suggestion for a better brush on gloss varnish I am interested in hearing it! Otherwise I may just keep this process.
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