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  1. And in World News today, the first human being was successfully cloned. A miniature painter for a texas manufactor whose name hasn't been released has been cloned, not once, but several times. When asked for comment, the woman said; "Finally I can take a vacation.....I hope."

  2. BTW, what did you use to make your gold coins? Looking great so far! Love the large base.

     

     

    Hi, thanks for the compliment! For the coins, I actually used "fruit" from Woodland Scenics. They come in red and orange, and are the perfect scale for a treasure pile. They're not the most fun to work with (I mean, they're tiny little balls, right? The end up EVERYWHERE) but they are definitely worth it :)

     

    I know something that looks similar to those. I work at a sandblasting plant, and we use little beads of stainless steel that look exactly like that. I may have to use those sometime. Too bad they are more spherical then flat.

  3. I never remember being told "Do not accidently staple your left testicle to the roof."

     

    Actually, my shop teacher did say that. He was a strange dude. He was down to 3 fingers when I was in his class. I think he went insane soon after and started duct taping everything to the ceiling.

     

    I don't know what would hurt more, the initial incident, or the guy coming along with the claw end of the hammer to take them out.

  4. I'm by far not an expert. What I did was fill the base (which had a deep lip around the perimeter) with a type of plaster, I forget the name. Then after painting the mini I just dig into the plaster enough to put the mini, and then cover the hole and base of the mini with sand. Some do something similiar, though I don't know the whole procedure, such that they don't cover the mini's base, allowing them to take the mini out of the diarama.

  5. Something to remember about Pine Sol and Simple Green is that a "more is better" attitude is a mistake when it comes to how long you soak th mini. If you let it soak too long (days or weeks) the paint actually fuses to the mini so it's actually harder to come off.

     

    This hasn't been my experience. I've left mine in for a few days, or a week, maybe more. The paint came off easy, and the metal looks clean and brand new.

  6. We all know you are trying your hardest, trying to work a thousand differant jobs at once Anne, we have faith in you.

     

    That said, we're sick of waiting! How about we all storm down to Denton and help you out finishing the book? We work on the cheap!! A few miniatures, some mountain dew and potato chips, and we are your slaves until that book is done. :oP

     

    Nothing but love for ya

  7. Interesting idea, I can't wait to hear your results.

     

    My speculation though. The magnet should hold it, for the most part. I don't know how strong a magnet that small would be. Even if it holds as tight as glue, which I would wager against, it would be weak against rotation. If you pull on it, it might hold, but if you turned the limb, I don't think it would stop the turning.

     

    Keep us informed please.

  8. Back then our paint was made with all sorts of toxic stuff that if you sat with it in a room for more than 5 minutes, you'd die! And we liked it that way!

     

    And, we had to make our own brushes. But, we couldn't use horse hair, that was used mainly for wigs back then. So we had to go out, hunt down a wild boar, shave it, and release it without being killed. Ah, those were the days.

  9. The fact that Reaper has a SWAG program is cool. But keychains, hats, etc, they don't give me any reason to save my points. I have no interest whatsoever. For me, if you guys were to have stuff like mini's, triads of paint or even single bottles, paint brushes, and other "usefull" stuff I would easily start saving up.

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