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Madog Barfog

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    Painting again after a 6 year break.

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  1. Doug Sundseth pretty much said what I would say. Typically, mini-metal can bend quite a bit before breaking, even if it is making awful cracking noises. But not every time - I have been surprised by some instantaneous breaks as soon as I started to reposition something. But this was on fairly thick legs, and it was a snap to pin them back on. I've never heard of anyone welding the tin-antimony-bismuth alloy used. I seriously doubt it would work.
  2. I'm re minded of the time, decades ago, when the game would have been a TPK except for the courage of the MU, who *grappled* the big bad guy, bare handed - and won.
  3. Sounds like you are having a good time. The hero's javelin toss was pretty lucky. Definitely enjoy it, but realize it might not work out as luckily in the future. I always recommend more than one way out of a situation in case the players miss one. Your campaign is not something I can assist with, but I like your ideas. Maybe because of the cult, but it sounds very Lovecraftian to me, and I like that a lot.
  4. Superb base work! I've done similar, enough to wonder how you managed to get exactly the right amount of resin water on it. Egads.
  5. No, duh, that's obviously Brother Hammond Cheese.
  6. That's exactly what it is. Obviously Tom Moldvay was a fan of CAS, but the connection is pretty tenuous ( Castle Amber is French and that's it) and what really bugged me was that 4 adventures based on his writing were crammed into 4 pages. I wrote an expansion with more pages than X2 about adventuring in Averoigne; PM me if anybody wants it. Regarding Bone Hill, it's exactly what U1 isn't. U1 has a great adventure but nothing is devoted to the town or environs. Bone Hill is a sandbox adventure with a great town and what's around it, but lacks any "big" adventure. Most
  7. Followups to The Keep for me have included X2, Castle Amber, which was truly whacky but needed a ton of fleshing out for the Averoigne section, and Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh. If I ever play again I'd like to combine Saltmarsh with Bone Hill and take it in a Lovecraftian direction. These are just suggestions, YMMV.
  8. I've had the same problem with size differences. I had to do some basing tricks to make an old RP werewolf look roughly as large as a couple of giant Reaper werewolves in the same group. I've pretty much learned to ignore it. I love the old classic stuff and own lots of it, but I don't want to miss out on the fun of larger, somewhat less proportioned yet more dynamic Reaper figs. I just say the figures aren't scaled and mix them up.
  9. Good news and bad. First, Tom Meijer did release 2 lines based on his earlier RP work. One was a "standard" size and the other was very similar to the 78 sculpts but noticeably larger. I think each line had 8 figures. They were sold through his boutique company Thunderbolt Mountain. The bad news is that Thunderbolt Mountain closed a couple of Christmases ago, and I haven't seen hide or hair of the larger orcs since then. I've checked eBay, Google, any resource or reseller I can think of, and nothing. You see, I want a set of them, too, having seen them in person twice,
  10. In regards to your original question, I'm a big fan of polishing with a Dremel and the "wire" wheel with plastic bristles. I do it just before I wash the mini with dish soap.
  11. Let me throw out a few answers in my own opinions. This has already been covered; I use brown liner as Bones primer and so do many others. Give it a try if you don't like what you are using. It's pretty thin paint. I have some clear colors, but don't use them. Maybe because I'm not sure how. IMO, if you are low on paints, you would be better off getting something else. I can't advise you as to what. Dark Elf Skin is really good, as has been mentioned. RMS metallics are good, but I've also had something else recommended to me. I recall that they are sets of m
  12. Dutch flag? I'll have to check that out. i always refer to an early 70s Porsche race car sponsored by Gulf. I think it was a 917. I had a soft spot for Porsches, before they mainly started making SUVs.
  13. Yes, welcome back. That miniature is definitely better than most of the ones I did when I got back into painting a couple of decades ago. I have no advice for you, other than to say good job! You are correct that hobby store acrylics should only be used for basing. Reaper makes a fantastic bunch of paints. I'm partial to their RMS.
  14. I like the color scheme. It could use more grays and greens, though. Just kidding about the grays and greens. I'm a big fan of orange and blue. I'm slowly bringing my GF around to it. She didn't use to understand it at all, but is coming around as I show her more examples. This is a good one!
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