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  1. Remy had 2 more knee surgeries, and hopefully this will be the end of Remy's repairs/precautionary reinforcements.



    Remy has been going through multiple washes, drybrushings, and readjustment of colours. Even though there is quite a bit of paint on Remy, it is nothing to the amount of paint left behind on the pallet.


    It seems like the current process is tweek, tweek, and between. It does not feel like there is great progress, but flipping through the past photographs reveals the continuous small improvements.


    The face still needs a lot of work.

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  2. @haldirHarbor Freight is a dangerous toy store. Things are more than reasonably priced, but it is so easy to need so many things from there it negates the savings on the item that was the original reason for the visit.


    Harbor Freight is a truly evil organization whose goal is to deplete your hard earned savings.

    @ManvsMiniThe pet & family proofing is a great added bonus to your solution!


    Unfortunately all my peanut butter jars contain assortment of nails, bolts, screws, nuts and other fasteners.


    Guess it is time to go to Aldis. Nothing better than indulging in peanut butter spoons.

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  3. @WhiteWulfeThank you for your comment on the Citadel paint handle. It would be annoying for a mini to become kamikazes, and maybe even damaged, because of underpowered springs.


    Looking at some of my nearly empty lye bottles, and maybe this one might do:


    @haldirI like the idea of alligator clips (without the feather tassels) attached to wooden skewers go small parts or minis. I still have scads of epic minis to paint, and most of those get covered by my sausage fingers when I am painting them.

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  4. During my attempt to escape the darkhole called YouTube, I witnessed many devices to secure a mini to while working on it.


    Being a barbarian, I just use my big mitts. The concept of a device for handling my mini during processing is wondrous but foreign.


    I was most impressed by one made by Rathcore (a turned 3 part wooden pedestal with a rotating hand support, that under further investigation runs around 20€). Most people used wine or Champaign corks (material comes free with a delicious beverage).


    What is your go to for working on your minis, and how does it help you?

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  5. Remy is repaired!



    It was a sunny beach to do. My smallest drill bit was just barely smaller than the leg. Drilling did not go as well as expected, and both of the leg pieces got channels rather than neatly drilled holes. A bit of small paperclip was too thick, so the only thing that would fit was a literal pin.


    Bent the pin quite a few times until the angle was correct, then placed it in the channels in the legs, used some mini pliers to cinch the pin in place, and applied epoxy.


    Still have to shape and texture the area so it does not look so wonky.


    This is not a repair I want to repeat any time soon.

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  6. Giantess is pinned & epoxyed.


    Got a brilliant idea, and pinned and epoxyed my car's key fob that a snowblower ripped off the metal key part. It was tricky, bit the pinning surgery was successful! Used the key to start the car and it did not come apart or move in any weird way.


    Now that I am on a roll with the repairs, time to conquer the four arms of the pepto-pink tyranid.

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  7. @Jasper_the_2nd
    Yup, it is metal. It would be difficult to use a heated pin, and I would have to have a small oven to pre-heat them puppies up to around 300°F and super heat the pin and pliers... too much work, plus that would push me towards a hobby in diy mini casting.


    I got more than enough to do just with painting and gaming with what I got, though that does not keep me from wanting just a few more minis...

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  8.  A little bit of some of the collection in that picture. Most of them had super glue failures, and some gluing/pinning virgins.


    Minis, other than Remy:


    Reaper - Heritage mold Gold Dragon in 3 pieces


    Games Workshop - 8528D Lord of Change Greater Deamon Tzeentch, a currently in id'd Chaos Lord, a Pepto pink tyranid warrior with bonesword and lash whip, and a Britonnian 8599W Repanse De Lyonesse.


    Wiz Kids - WKZ544 Limited Edition Ki Devil


    Chainmail Owl Bear

    Grenadier 51020 Giantess by Bob Naismith


    painting wip reaper bones & a retouched cavern worm RMI 08521

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  9. Just posting this oop mini because it was really difficult to find the correct reference.
    My inexperience with reading the markings and the difference of the "Dagda" inscribed on the bottom of the mini, and the official title of "Dagdha" printed on the packaging made it difficult to ID.




    This mini is a really cool sculpt.

    The bottom is scratched "DADDY DAGDA" "ANDY COOPER" "92" "A"


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  10. Spent more time surfing YouTube @ x2 speed watching repair and pinning videos (plus some virtual tours of Reaper), and my take a ways were:


    1) Pinning is for new figures, plastic figures and wings


    2) I need to make some painting fixtures do my figures


    3) I want to paint that figure, and that one too...


    4) Plethora of videos on pinning plastic figures


    5) Repairs are mostly for re-attaching wings, fixing bent weapons, touching up chipped paint and pinning minis back onto the base.


    The videos were ok to great, but i could not find one covering pinning really thin delicate parts. It was disappointing, but there was a lot to learn from YouTube videos, and some really cool videos of lucky people touring Reaper.

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    The suggestion by @Painting Dog of heating a pin and having the hot pin do the work for me made me curious.


    Thinking about hammering or roughing up (by file) the pin, to reduce the chances of it coming undone or rotating, before heating and inserting. Also considering removing the whole leg an preheating it to ease the pinning.


    Since this is the first time that I will use this method, I'll do experiments on my pewter scrap heap.


    A little bit of materials research before experimenting makes me think a candle flame is fine for heating up the pin, but pulling the torch out of the welding supplies is more fun.


    Research/notes to self:


    Melting point of pewter 170–230 °C or 338–446 °F


    Melting point of lead 327.46 °C or621.43 °F


    Melting point of steel starting at 1371°C or 2500°F




    Bic lighters max temp: 1,977° or 3,590.6° F


    MAP Torch: 2054°C or 3730°F


    Propane Torch: 1995° C or 3623°F


    Candle flame: 1400°C of 2552°F


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  12. Buggars, it looks like I am gonna hafta abuse muh chainmaille pliers & nips to get this leg reassembled.


    I guess that I will take a very thin sewing pin, reshape and clip it to size, then cut a channel in the leg pieces, assemble, and epoxy. Will follow up with reshaping as necessary.


    I will take pics of the proceedings, but no video or audio (spicy adult language will get me permabanned). Will post the pics when the surgery is completed (successfully or not).

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  13. Having a problem with the second leg from the front. The third joint is too thin, and seems to be failing. Applied a drop of epoxy to stabilize it until the painting is completed.


    Trying to decide which is the better option.


    Pinning. Pro - a really sturdy joint. Cons - a real pain to execute seamlessly on such a part, lots of frustration and nsfw language, and the possibility of a 15 legged Remy.


    Soldering. Pro - A stiff joint. Easier than a pinning. Cons - may create a really lumpy joint, probably would take a while to reshape the joint, might still need to pin it anyhow.


    Epoxying - Pros - could be the quickest and easiest fix, could be used to prevent issues with other legs in the future, and would give Remy that "I've just crawled outta the ice" look. Cons - Finding an epoxy that will not yellow over time, applying the epoxy to the mini so it seems like run off water or like bits of ice, the amount of time and headaches, epoxy will eventually fail (but that will be after I will not have to worry about having headaches much less a head, so I don't care!).


    Guess I'll just paint on, and repair that leg when the rest of Remy is complete.

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