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  1. On 9/22/2019 at 4:29 PM, LittleBluberry said:

    I had a Windsor and Newton brush that also liked to split.  Some brush restorer and conditioner did improve it, but only somewhat.  I've heard that they can be hit or miss when you order them from Amazon, a good art supply store will let you test it in water before buying.  I've switched to different brushes entirely.  You might want to look at Dick Blick instead of Amazon--they are specifically an art store and won't keep trying to resell the same defective brushes, which is what I suspect Amazon does.

     

    I definitely recommend ordering off an actual art store website like Dick Blick, and I like give my brushes a bit of a light wash and precondition with some brush soap.

     

    Also, I had trouble with W&N, even though they were highly recommended. I never got a good one. I heard (like people have mentioned) that they changed manufacturing styles or something before I got into painting so maybe all the good ones are now just a memory :(

     

    I highly recommend Rosemary and Co, series 33. I only had one come to me with a split tip and they immediately replaced it.

     

    Also their Eclipse series is really really awesome for synthetics. I'm trying to switch to purely synthetics, or at least saving my real hair brushes for only the finest of details so that they last longer. I (stupidly) didn't realize that the animals are killed in harvesting and now I have guilt!!!!!

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  2. I'm so excited to see what comes next, the Bones 5 enthusiasm train will be just the thing to break me out of my no painting slump. It's been a stressful summer and counter-intuitively I've barely touched my paints, just haven't been motivated, but I totally broke out a Bones 4 Troll to work on tonight!

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  3. Just now, Bane Of Humanity said:

    Which is supposedly but not confirmed to be $949K
    So....Bones 5 destroyed that record

     

     

    Oooooooooooooooooooooo

    1 minute ago, TaleSpinner said:

     

    It was in the sculpt as requested by Reaper.  That said, a lot happens in the production process that may change that. Don't count on anything more than what Reaper has officially shown.

    I'll keep an eye out then! A lot of Bones 4 minis had separate bases which was suuuper helpful


  4. On 9/27/2019 at 8:56 AM, Darcstaar said:

    It’s looking great so far.  I think the greens could use some higher highlights to compare equally to the shell.

     

    I second this idea! maybe not quite as vibrant as the shell highlights but a little more would make them pop more


  5. 15 hours ago, Bane Of Humanity said:

    I just looked at my pledge.  I locked it in on 9/28/2017...

    Soooo Yea I think I will be waiting a bit.  

     

    10 hours ago, NomadZeke said:

    8-13-18 lock in...I'm dead last in wave 1 I think, if someone sees Parma Heights OH screencap it for me just in case?

     

     

    1 hour ago, NecroMancer said:

    I was more worried about the day you locked in.  I locked in early on the 11th so I am hoping they will get to me today.

     

    I also think someone is playing a joke on me because my email is blowing up today but it has been all junk mail.  Actually I can't confirm its junk mail but if its not from Reaper then its junk and get deleted immediately!

     

     

    Sigh, I am pretty sure I am close to dead last in Wave 1. I first locked in on 12/18/2017.

     

    WTH Past Amanda! What were you thinking!

     

    Edit: typo and to add purple

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  6. I am really regretting not getting the Lost Valley expansion. But I am not regretting getting TWO Darkreaches. 

     

    Also, I should have gotten more giants, and another Blacktooth. I haven't even gotten my minis and I already want more! 

     

    Edit: Oh hey, has anyone gotten the Spartans/Amazons? How big are the plinths they stand on?

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  7. 9 minutes ago, kristof65 said:

    At 500 a day, it will take three days. 

    Are they aiming for 500 a day? I know for Canada and the rest of the world they packed around the clock, but they said for the US they were only going to be packing half days, and going back to their regular jobs after lunch.

     

     

    Also, keep an eye out for Knoxville, TN! I'll be in and out of the office so can't stalk the tracker like I want to!

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