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  1. 3 hours ago, Dan S said:

    Excellent!

     

    Being a massive fan of the cheesy 90's B-movie 'Tremors', I have a soft spot for the giant worm miniatures.  I've got a few sat on my desk at home but have been struggling to settle on a colour scheme.  I actually really like your palette choice, the earth tones worked really well.

    The original Tremors was a well-budgeted, critically acclaimed movie that did well at the box office and was said to have 're-invigorated" the monster movie genre. It has legions of affectionate fans and has a script that is considered very well written by most screenwriters. It is now considered a classic. The sequels were cheesy B-movies. The same should not be said of the original.

     

    The mini's awesome, though.

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  2. When I assembled my fence whole I found that not every point where the iron fence crossbars meet the posts naturally touched, leaving very small gaps between the pieces at those points. This was after I had already done some sanding on the brick portions to flatten their sides, so should have met up flat. The solution was to tip the posts a little in some areas, and then shore up beneath, or just fill in the ground with putty before texturing it like dirt. Additionally, putty was needed to blend the brick sections.

     

    I don't know how this would affect your decision. I can see an argument for doing it either way. On the one hand, since gaps are inevitable without additional work, it's probably no worse to risk gaps by making it modular. On the other hand, if you like things to sit flush against each other, you're probably going to be more successful by making it one big, whole fence.

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  3. 1 hour ago, kristof65 said:

    Very nicely done. 

    I was thinking they were too identical to be individually scratch-built - didn't occur to me that they might be resin pieces you did yourself. 

    Now that I'm looking closer - are the electrical breaker panels on the side also resin casts? 

    Yeah, I make a lot of terrain, so I mold many small elements like these to help speed up the process. Wherever I realized that I was making a thing over and over again, I just molded the most recent one I was working on. Like, doors and window frames and little control panels. That sort of thing.

     

    EDIT: Actually, if you look closely at the background of some of the pics above, you can see plastic blisters containing some wall elements. You probably can't make them out clearly, but those are window and wall panels that can be added to walls to give them a post-apocalyptic look.

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  4. 9 hours ago, Lord of the Dish Pit said:

    Very nice! The rust came out beautifully, and the variety and placement of flock gives it a realistic look. The placement of debris in the rear wall is a nice touch as well. I especially like the shrub next to the front corner and am curious as to how it was made. 

    Woodland Scenics has this line of fine-leaf foliage for their trees that is made up of little tiny bits of their coarse ground flock mixed with poly fibers and small sticks for a more "realistic" look. They also make a slightly thicker version that is for making shrubs, etc. That's all this is, in the dead leaf variety. Then there's a nice sprinkling of 4Grounds dead leaves cover and some fine ground cover beneath.

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  5. 9 hours ago, kristof65 said:

    Nice. 

    What are the solar panels? 

    I used tiled and quarter round styrene bits to build one, and then molded it. I was working on several little sci-fi pieces that needed solar panels, so it was just easier to mold one and cast them off in resin. Just the frame/tiled section is the resin piece. The angled thingy it stands on is little bits of spare styrene with rivets punched in with a leather punch.

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  6. A good, easy rule of thumb for a figure not wearing makeup is to mix a soft, rosy color into whatever you are using as the skin base. Mix up with whatever you were using to highlight the skin to highlight the lips as well, always keeping it a bit rosy. You're going for a subtle difference from the skin of the face.

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  7. 25 minutes ago, kristof65 said:

    I thought those were just in Bones 4, and hadn't been released yet?   Did they do a metal version? 

    Yeah, there's a metal version and I have a few I have purchased online elsewhere. Atomic Empire, for instance, still has some in stock.

     

    I am sure I remember them on the Reaper site (that's why I went looking for them online on other sites), but I can't find them now.

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  8. Hi all, sorry if this has been discussed. I did search the forums for anything relevant, but couldn't find anything.

     

    Does anybody know what happened to the Tombstone Finial, aka Tombstone Topper, etc? The little skull caps that go on top of the graveyard posts? I think it was sku 03855.

     

    I've searched and searched the catalog for all manner of search terms and can't find them. Maybe the name or the sku changed?

     

    Thanks!


  9. Just to play devil's advocate, much of the time spent or even delays in, receiving rewards, can be caused by supplier or manufacturer issues, rather than necessarily being a money issue or a delay on the part of the creators themselves. It's probably not reasonable to ask a small creator to remain idle and do nothing while he is waiting for a publisher or caster to finish something. I would say it really does depend on the creator and their level of communication.

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  10. There are various reasons this might be happening. It's cold and moist in many locations right now. Maybe that is affecting the spray. But whatever the cause, one thing I do when I get a similar effect, it to brush on some Vallejo Matte Medium. Not Matte sealer, though that might also do the trick. But I find when all else fails, the Matte Medium takes the shine off. It isn't meant to be a sealer, but since you already have something on there, it should be fine. It dries clear.

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  11. I do a lot of weird fiction in our games, and specifically have run a long-time game set in Silent Hill, with Mythos fragments thrown in. I find that it's both scarier and less convoluted when I do not overthink these things, or stick too specifically to canon as provided in rule/sourcebooks, etc. Continuity is always important to some degree, but keep in mind that Lovecraft himself considered all of this stuff to be best when re-interpreted, scattershot, inconsistent, etc. It adds to the mystery and the chaos of the thing.

     

    All that said, the first thing that comes to my mind, is that Mythos creatures tend to dream and to think in the abstract, and any consideration they might have in passing for us mere mortals can skew our reality or our perception of it pretty severely. I think you could just get away with the backstory character somehow popping up momentarily and incidentally on Nyarlathotep's radar. Any intense emotions, lingering guilt, whatever the character is subconsciously experiencing, would be enough for proximity to an Eldritch being to propel him (and companions) to the other plane, etc.

     

    In our games, it is generally understood that the action is mostly taking place in a demiplane of the characters' unconscious design, populated with clues and reminders of whatever they are trying to repress. Simple proximity to the power that enables this shift, is enough. It's like not knowing you are psychic, until you come within range of a powerful battery, at which point your demons are activated against your will.

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  12. 1898 Miniatures has a Rough Rider Teddy Roosevelt. Gringo 40s has two of them (one is mounted).

    Black Tree made a Lincoln in an old Dr. Who line. Ainsty Castings did a Vampire Hunter Lincoln. Perry Miniatures had a Lincoln.

    I seem to remember a Grant in an old set somewhere...

     

    You just have to do a search for these things. They are out there. Best bet is to search specifically for a President by name, and include "28mm" and "miniature" in your searches.

     

     

     

     

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