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  1. I've never had visible mold on a mini, but those Woodland Scenics styrofoam sheets (the older kind for basing whole layouts, not the XPS stuff) sometimes come out of the package smelling of mildew. I have had situations where the mini was stored alongside those sheets, and then eventually the mini smelled faintly of mildew, as well. You couldn't see it, but you could smell it.

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  2. 5 hours ago, Guindyloo said:

     

    These figures can be found in the previews section waiting for re-release under their new sku numbers, as indicated above by Tasine (who is a Reaper employee). Sister Hazel, specifically, is slated to become 04075 and Brother Lazarus will be 04082. They are being moved to Bones USA, not removed from the catalogue. Listed below their names on the Preview section, you can see that there is a date of 2/7/2022 (for these 2 specific figures, other figures may have a different release date,) which indicates their expected re-release in Bones USA.

     

    More information on the re-releasing of the Dungeon Dwellers line into Bones USA is linked on the main page, or can be found here: https://www.reapermini.com/bonesusa 

    Specifically this section covers the figures being asked about:

     

    Please go to the above link and read the page fully, I think this will help to explain the changes y'all have noticed. This same information was also sent out in the January 2022 newsletter, which Jon posted in its entirety here: https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/97920-january-newsletter-1172022/

    Oddly, I did not receive the newsletter. I think I might have fallen off that roll at some point. I did read the info posted to the main page, but to be fair it does not go into enough detail to understand how to locate any missing skus, and it also has language that makes it seem as if we shouldn't worry about metal going away until the end of 2022 (implying that at that time, it will). I don't think that's what it means, but a casual reader could walk away easily with that impression. Might want to tighten that language up.

     

    Now I know to read through all the previews (it was reaaaaaally long the last time I went into it), I will go there to try to find stuff. Thanks!

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  3. Sister Hazel, Plague Doctor (formerly 07017) is also not appearing in any search. Neither is her male counterpart. The only plague doctor that comes up in a word search is the Chronoscope one. I suspect there are going to be many others missing. The last time there was a revamp like this (at least on the store), plenty of older minis vanished from the lists, never to return, especially amongst the original army packages. I was able to get a couple singles whose names I was sure-of added back with the help of the friendly admins, but there are many minis I remember, but not their names, and can now no longer find.

     

    I guess it's just the downside to having such an extensive catalog.

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  4. 10 hours ago, Clearman said:

    With a block of melt and pour soap from a craft store, it would be fairly easy to replicate as well.

    Actually, the idea has been around for awhile. There are several sellers on Etsy offering this sort of thing. Which is no strike against this creator. The more the merrier, I say.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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!

  13. 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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  14. 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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