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  1. I grabbed a random mini and snapped some images. The detail is quite good overall.
  2. Thanks. Yeah, wash in alcohol to get color to stick properly. Then a blue wash, this was a bit fiddly as the plastic was still a bit hydrophobic, but a second selective wash fixed that. Then a slight drybrush with either pure white or a slight off white blueish color (in this cast most likely snowdrift white from reaper). Then a gloss varnish. I should also clarify that the pastic is not soft, as in bendy but soft as in plastic cement does not work. It's actuall pretty stiff (similar to the bones black stuff).
  3. They don't need assembly, overall good quality for plastic minis. They are soft plastic though and not hard plastic, as such the detail is not as crisp, there are the usual mold lines etc. For the most part I'm happy with the models, some sculpts are broccoli, but most are acceptable to good I would say. In comparison to reaper, better than old soft bones but worse than bones black. I should have some pics a round from painted minis. Not sure if that does them any favour though, I tried some stuff on them and mostly did a rather speedy job. OK here are some pics, the see through are
  4. Material seems ok didn't drop them yet. I had some breakage but not overly much, and mostly where the material is thin (toches held by a halfling are less than a milimeter across). At least from the renders on the new knights it seems they are aware of this, the lances look chunky enough to stay on. Casting is a bit hit and miss, mostly it's flash and bubbles. The flash so far was easy to clean away but sometimes some small lines need to be scrapped which is annoying with resin (toxicity and such). The bubbles are relatively frequent but can for the most part be easily fixed, just be
  5. I have to say I'm considering an airbrush for a while now, but my main unknown is how much of a mess does it make. Usually people recommend at least a mask, but also a spray booth with sucks air outside etc. How much of a mess does airbrushing really make, is a box enough to catch overspray or is it even needed?
  6. Similar here, I used brush on gloss then matt varnish (both liquitex, but can't imagin brands haveing much of a difference here) to take of the stickyness, seems to work so far. For washing I find that a dip and swishing around in isopropyl alcohol or acid (vinegar) does a lot more that soap and a brush, but both will likely do even more. Have never tried to let them sit in isoproyl alchocol for an extended period of time. For priming, brush on primer, gesso or airbush primer seems to work fine. So does (after a proper wash) painting with undiluted (or nearly undiluted) arcylic paint
  7. Thanks, very informative. Wow talk about ringing endorsement.
  8. Yeah I skipped those where I could see from the swatches which off-whites they were.
  9. There are the following whites in the reaper line. From the swatches they all look ... white. Whats the difference between the colors? Dragon White 09439 Solid White 09478 Pure White 09039 Pearl White 09100 Unicorn White 89547 Pure White appears in a triad which makes me think this is truly pure white. Are some of the others also pure or are they off-color and in which direction? I really can't tell from the swatches.
  10. Just to repeat a frequent question from the kickstarter comments here for better visibility. What is the status and or plan for EU shipping? It seems very likely to the way of a no-deal Brexit and the pledge manager closes at December first. So this is quite an important bit of information for EU backers overall.
  11. Because the ratio is the scale, a height in mm is just a random number really. Then only way to convert the mm to scale would be to have an idea what they are measuring, it's usually feet to eye. Assuming an average height of 1.75m and a head-height to total height ratio of 1/7.5 (and eyes being halfway up the head) we would have a eye-height of 1.633m (1.75/7.5*7), for a scale of 1/58.33 . Which if you measure from toes to head would be roughly 30mm. Ailene being 34mm to the top includes hair and a cowl, and she might be taler (we are talking averages here with
  12. Triads are a neat shortcut so you dont't have to mix shadow and highlight colors yourself. Don't stress about it. Learn to mix paint, that is a useful skill all by itself. Shadows can usually be made by adding the opposing color or simply darken them with black. For highlights add white, for some colors like, red where adding white pushes it into pink, you might want to consider a brighter color you have which is similar in hue, add yellow to red for hightlights for example. I think some were folded back into the base line but not all of them? It's a bit of a mess but does not c
  13. They are bloody adorable
  14. I created a single scenario mission for low level rangers based on the "The Dungeon" books from Loke Battlemats. Since here are some rosd players and backers of that kickstarter I thought I'd share it. No clue how large the overlap is. Anyhow, C&C welcome, reports of how it went also. I played it with two players (GF and I). We had a close, but successful, mission with level 0 and level 1 rangers. I would say tough adventure, and mid level ranger around level 5 might also be fine. ROSD-Into-the-dungeon.pdf
  15. When is the start date for the monthly mini? US stores start at the 1st with a new patch of minis. UK does not, at least currently there is still the January promo going. I assume this is due to shipping and such. Is there a more of less fixed date or is it just 'when the stuff is here'?
  16. The UK store (ordering from EU) seems to still have the january freebies up. But only two figures, I guess the rest is out of stock. Any plan when it will switch over to the February minis?
  17. I miss the inspiration gallery for color scheme inspirations :( Anyway I painted this mini and wanted to try some blending. Turns out my color choice fit his name: Bloodcrest. Holymoly the photos really show the mold lines. I guess I should be less lazy in the future.
  18. I actually also used the link button, I managed to broccoli it up all by myself
  19. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/550360615/ratmen-28mm-metal-miniatures-from-rpe
  20. The two minis from the bones IV core set just look like they want to battle, so I made them ;) Griffin, Wyvern ... Bones IV core set Hiding Halfling ... TTCombat Hill ... XPS
  21. I would like a new line called bone grafting, containing conversion helper items. Sprue with hats, cowboy hats, wizard hats, silly hats. Weapon sprues, demon and angel wings (basically the metal stuff but in bones). Terrain crafting helper stuff, doors, windows (the topers from bones 4) etc. might group that together with other terrain type stuff.
  22. I assume you are layering not blending. If you are blending: wet, seems like the paint dries to fast, flow improver might indeed be the answer, or not water it down so much. If you are feathering: If you use a strongly watered down paint and add more water to feather the paint dispersion might break and create splotches, thin you paint less to begin with. Assuming layering from here on. You put on too much paint, if you have a hard time controlling this then there is too much paint in the brush. This will also take longer to dry and layering will be slow.
  23. The Monthly Assortment - November 2019 link on the new release page seems to be broken. Also do I just miss it all the time or are the monthly assortments not availabale in europe (they always show as out of stock)?
  24. I don't know how top heavy it is, but a couple of washers are cheap enough to just do it if you feel the need. Also if you use it in wargames and have hills with a slight incline I would suggest you add the weights. I know from the great worm that if the base is not wide enough a relatively small tilt angle is enough to have it topple over, but the center of mass on the goremaw seems a lot lower. Don't know the brand but CA tends to be brittle. So if you have few contact points (missmatching plug and receptacle) and a brittle glue breakage is likely. I would simply use gr
  25. Never tried that (I don't have that kind of patience). But given that the bend likely happened due to the part being pressed against the packing, which is in essence that same thing as the unbending with a dowel, I don't see why it would not work. That saids, everyone recommends the hot water treatment, or alternatively the hot air treatment with a hair dryer, and it works quite well. It is also fast and can be done while cleaning the mini. Also the water does not have to boil but it has to be hot enough to burn your hands so use tongs.
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