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  1. Good luck with the new baby :)

     

    Yes, make sure you file off all the flash and mold lines, put on nice thin coats of primer, an make the transitions much smoother due to the larger scale of this kind of fig. A purple/teal color scheme can't miss.

  2. Hi, all. It's been a while. I got a new house but not much painting done. Website is back up after some move-induced issues.

     

    There was a discussion a while ago on the IWM forums about display cases. Here are mine.

     

    Sample pic attached, link below.

     

    http://www.hacklopedia.com/miniatures/images/cases.shtml

     

    What mini is that four rows down, 2nd compartment, to the right of the Umber Hulk? I painted that one once, and I lost the mini and would like to again, but I can't find him on Reaper to save my life.

  3. The thing is that thinning paints isn't a science; it really is a matter of personal choice to a degree. When you factor in various brands as well, it really makes it difficult to answer your question beyond just telling you to experiment.

     

    For example, I keep a record of various ratios and how many coats it takes to cover in a .txt file on my computer. Some keep a paper notebook. Others actually paint on an index card the different ratios.

     

    I guess the point is, it doesn't matter what specific ratio you use, so long as you know how to use it to get the results you wish.

     

    As a P.S., do you use any kind of flow improver in your water? The only time I've had water marks is when I used straight water, but when I started using Future, they went away.

  4. Couldn't they be including the bases just so that they have some sort of base? I realize you can make your own, but that doesn't mean everyone wants too, some may want to just throw a generic, uncomplicated base. I don't know, I guess they think they will piss off more people by not including a base than by including one.

     

    Just guessing.

  5. There are products like goo-gone which are specially made for just that purpose. I have had a lot of luck using it to remove price stickers from books and other items. It will take off stickers and goo and not harm the slick cardboard underneath.

     

    It will even remove those foil labels cleanly.

     

    It's worth a test, but Goo-Gone is some pretty nasty stuff. It might dissolve the top sticker and the bottom one as well.

  6. Sorry to rez a dead thread, but this one made me laugh.

     

    I get an email from 'Blizzard' (if all emails that said they were from blizzard actually were, I am sure they would account for half of all internet traffic), and the domain in the link pointed to http://us.battle.net.blizzard-password-us-eu.com/. Now, that is funny enough, but the email says that my password has been reset, and that I have to go to that webpage to set it again. When visited, I get a page that asks for my username and password. Wait, what?

  7. The RMS paint-on primers are pretty awesome

     

    I would advise to have both a spray on and brush-on primer. As mentioned before, it's more about humidity and temperature than the brand. But, living in Minnesota, I can't always go outside and prime. That, or I don't want to carpet bomb primer all over just to coat one mini. That's where the brush on is useful.

     

    Technique is also of some import. Priming is pretty idiot proof, but most importantly you should use light coats. To thick covers details. I also aim for a grey look afterwards, rather than full on white. From my understanding, a full on white coat means the mini is completely covered, and is smoother than a grey look. A grey look should allow the paint to adhere better, since it is more 'jagged'.

  8. And how does someone else scoop Reaper of it's own news!?

     

    We are required to announce new products to our distributors over 90 days in advance, but because of the Dreaded Soon™, we prefer not to make formal announcements until we have confidence in the deadline. Obviously, sometimes that backfires (because Alliance has no such fear, the onus is on us to meet schedule, not them), and sometimes even confident deadlines are missed.

     

    Alliance has the product in its computers, and can now order when we tell them to. We in theory have time, then, to continue perfect the formula and worry about supply chain delays etc. before releasing the product.

     

    The only issue is they added it to their website listing before we were ready for the formal announcement.

     

    My question is more wondering why you don't have a non-disclosure agreement. If I had another company announcing my products before I was ready to, I'd be pissed. Alot of lawsuits are born out of such leaks.

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