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Shadowdragon

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  1. Recently I've been eyeing up the superhero minis in the Chronoscope line, but I'd much prefer to get them in bones than metal. The problem is that it seems only a couple of the superhero minis have been made into bones, and kickstarter 3 didn't have a single superhero mini in it. So, would it be worth waiting with fingers crossed to see if kickstarter 4 adds a dozen or so superhero minis to the bones line, or is it unlikely we'll be seeing any new superhero bones anytime soon?

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  2. I have noticed that some sculpts work a lot better in metal than they do in the bones rubber. Reaper really should have realized this before even kickstarter 1. The Griffon, for example, may not be one of the larger minis, but the pose is totally unsuitable for the soft bones rubber. Even when it's cooler all that weight improperly balanced on it's hind legs will cause it to tip forward. I haven't bought into the newer Kickstarters, but I really hope Reaper is learning from past mistakes.

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  3. Trying to find colours through the online catalog is not easy as the colours never seem to be exactly like the actual paints. So, for those who have actually seen the paints in person, which ones would work best as a yellow ochre and raw sienna? I'm trying to find paints that would work well for leopard fur.

  4. OK, so I suck at keeping New Years resolutions. I haven't had much time recently to put brush to plastic, but I did manage to finish up my Lilith crew for Malifaux. I have to say I am loving the new plastic miniatures being made by Wyrd. They are such a huge improvement over the metal versions.

     

    Lilith herself:

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    The Cherub:

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    Barbaros:

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    And a trio of Terror Tots:

    terrortots.jpg

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  5. I don't often order stuff from the US, so unless the limit is really small I can't see that being a problem. So far the only time I've ever been charged taxes (it is taxes, sorry, I get that and duties mixed up and often think they're the same thing) is on packages sent by UPS. I don't think I've ever had a package sent USPS that was caught by customs or dinged by taxes. I've even ordered stuff from Reaper before and never had a problem with any of it. However, my last no-taxes order with Reaper was before Kickstarter 1. I thought maybe the new taxes and customs thing was because of what happened during kickstarter 1 and the whole free shipping to Canada thing, which is why I wanted to see if it was a problem for other Canadians. Now, since my last order was about $23 in taxes for an $80 order I think I'm going to stick to buying from places within Canada, like RAFM. Shipping charges, although they are getting out of hand as well, still wont be as much as border taxes.

  6. Been a while since I put up some new stuff. I've been keeping up with the painting, but it seems I've fallen behind with taking photos. First up are three quick paint jobs I did

     

    Sorscha from Warmachine. She's part of the new Winterguard armoured infantry army I'm putting together. Nice to paint, but a real pain to photograph.

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    Mangu Timor. His armour came out more iron than steel. I think next time I'm going to use a dark grey or dark silver wash rather than black.

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    Anirion. I still can't figure out if this is supposed to be a man with long hair or a woman. You never can tell when it comes to elves :P

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  7. I live up in Canada and recently I've made two orders with Reaper. Even though they were both sent usps they've been held up in customs and dinged with duty costs (that have been almost twice what I would have paid for shipping if the shipping wasn't "free"). Has anyone else from Canada had these problems or am I just that unlucky? I'd like to send an email to Reaper about this issue, but not if it was just bad luck on my part. 

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  8. Why do they remove them?  I have juliette, Almaran and Meriseil they are great models.

     

    Juliette's outstretched hand is mutilated, the left side of Almaran's face looks melted, and Meriseil is missing her nose. Similar problems with the other minis. I don't think this is a plastic vs metal thing. From what I've read on these forums I think some of the new molds got miscut and QC missed them. One of the hazards of outsourcing to China I guess. So it was just the 5 bones minis that were discontinued?

  9. I know Ellen Stone, Dita, and Kyra are missing. 

     

    I was surprised to see that Vaeloth, Merisiel, and Almaran are all still in the store as they seem to be in the nonose club. I'm wondering if mine are simply miscasts and I should try to have them replaced, or if Reaper just hasn't noticed they're a problem yet.

  10. Below is a pic of what I'm working with. I've actually done a bit of an early spring cleaning and removed a bunch of unpainted mins from my shelves. Just stuff I really don't want any more and will either try to sell or just dump into the garbage. As you can see however, there are still a lot of minis on my shelves that remain brazenly naked. The biggest problem for me is that throughout the coming year I'm likely going to be adding more minis to my shelves to replace the ones I cleared out. There are some Warmachine minis I still want, Malifaux has become my new all time favourite minis game, there are a bunch of Reaper Bones minis from the second kickstarter I'd like to get once they become available, I'm hoping to expand my collection of ancient/mythic minis for an rpg campaign I'm planning, and there will likely be other miscellaneous minis that catch my attention. So yea, I have my work cut out for me.

     

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  11. I finally have some more minis to show off! Did I mention I can be a very slow painter, especially when I get swamped with all kinds of "real world" stuff.

     

    Now, because Vandorendra has some plastic nudity I'm not entirely sure if I can post a pic of her here. The guidlines say no nudity, but it's one of Reaper's own miniatures and there are pics of it painted in the gallery. Even though I think it's hugely hypocritical (and very unnecessary, I mean this is plastic and paint we're talking about here, not pictures of real women), I'll err on the side of caution and just post a link instead.

     

    http://tristansnexus.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/vandorendra.jpg

     

    I've also painted up Black Mist, who I'm assuming is modestly dressed enough for this forum (although he is showing off a pair of big guns) so I'll post an actual pic instead of another link. I'm not completely happy with his paint job. I may come back to him at some point and at the very least clean up his guns and try to pick out some of their detail.

     

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    Coming soon: Is something ticking? Sounds kind of like clockwork, very large clockwork...

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  12. Thanks everyone, I'll have some more pics up as soon as I'm finished the three reaper bones minis I'm currently working on. As for the first dragon, yea, the contrast in colour for the scales is a bit off. I think I made the wash a bit too dark. But, it's how my friend wanted it: lighter scales with very dark between bits. As for the base colour, that was a royal pain in the posterior to make. It took me several attempts to get that particular colour. I believe it's Trollblood Base, mixed with a bit of Greatcoat Grey to dull the colour, then mixed with Underbelly Blue to lighten it. All these are P3 paints. The highlight colour has some silver mixed in to give it a bit of a shine, although I'm not sure that comes across in the pic very well.

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