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  1. Balgin Stondraeg

    Scale75 - The Chronicles of Run

    Has anyone received anything in Britain yet? I'm sadly still waiting. You lot are so very lucky. Then again if my parcel comes slowly that means there's else's chance of anything getting broken in the post, right? Probably not. It probably just means they're sending everyone else's stuff first as usual :p.
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    First Legion Fantasy Line

    7 piece models if you count the base for most Raging Heroes infantry :P. The unit's fully painted now (the video evidence is out there) but I didn't take any more up to date photos than this. (Horribly camera glare kills so many layers of shading and highlighting :().
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    First Legion Fantasy Line

    Absolutely and I like that. One miniature, for example, has some nice curves and contours that were absent in the concept art (which was more angular). In this case I prefer the final sculpted version over the artwork. Assuming the sculptor might have a style or bias then I can look at the concept art for the un-sculpted figures and imagine them being less angular.
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    First Legion Fantasy Line

    I'm seeing lots of pretty figures but I'm also seeing a lot of concept art aaaand the figures which also have concept art revealed display how close to the art they are (or how much they've changed) so I need to take that into account when considering what the concept art only figures are likely to look like.
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    Legends of Signum

    Make sure you check everything. If anything's missing the Signum guys have really good customer service. I've nearly finished building everything now. Nearly. There's just 2 figures to finish and 1 to base (I haven't decided if I should paint the chaos dwarf sorcerer with tentacles for legs before or after attaching him to a base). I also have a few extra minis that I really liked. They're the three over on the right near the griffon rider - although one of them's completely hidden by the wing. Still to build are the genie (almost half done) and the second giant werewolf model.
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    Scale75 - The Chronicles of Run

    Or maybe arriving over here in little old Blighty some time soon as well. You know, what with Britain being closer to Spain than Canada is. Actually..... ironically the medieval village of Canada is a short distance from where I live. Yes, there's a village in England called Canada and it's been around since the time of Willaim the Conqueror in the 11th century.
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    Shadows of Esteren: Dearg

    Hooray! I'll be looking forwards to receiving mine. Esteren always means quality in my experience :).
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    Confrontation: Classic

    It's almost as if this is the joke that never ends. It would be nice if some of the backers actually got something 'though.
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    28mm Hard Plastic Fauns

    Wait. They're finally back again? Interesting.
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    goblin pirate wearing a coat

    Black Scorpion Miniatures do lots of fantasy pirates including some goblins.
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    Legends of Signum

    Oh I don't cut. I whittle with a scalpel. It takes longer but is very rewarding. I probably need to change blades soon. Would you like some Roland pictures?
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    Legends of Signum

    I already did that on practically every joint on the model :p. In the case of one of the wings, it didn't quite align due to casting and was too thick to heat bend a little. I'm happy to fill the gap on her right wing. The left wing shouldn't even need it. As for Roland.....! What goes in that socket on the left hand side of his body above his belt? I honestly had a few missing pieces and contacted their customer service. Also glue the sword on his back after the shoulder plates. I made the mistake of gluing it on first and it then became very difficult t manoeuvre his left shoulder plate into place. In fact it was dropped on the floor twice and the second time it took me about 2 days to find it again. Because of the placement of the sword I had to snip off the stub and just glue it straight on top of the socket (it was glued on almost immediately after being rediscovered for the second time). Having only one foot as a contact point with the base makes him overbalance and fall backwards until at least one wing is added to counterbalance it. I have yet to attach the left wing to the gryphon because I'm waiting for whatever that piece on the left hand side of the rider's body is before I put a bloody great big wing in the way which would make getting at that socket rather difficult. And yes, Roland's Gryphon is going to need some putty around the joint at the middle of it's body (and one of the knees). Be very careful attaching the reigns. The same goes for the handle thing on the front of the saddle that his hand grips. Because of the length of the stubs you can't just glue the hand in place then glue the body in place because you won't be able to get the left arm on to the left hand. You need to glue the hand into the arm then, as the glue sets, lower the body and arm into position and manipulate the joint until the handle lines up with it's sockets. Then let the glue dry. Make sure it's then handle sockets and not the sockets for the reigns. The reign sockets might need to be enlarged ever so slightly with a drill or modelling knife before the reigns can be attached (which should be done after getting him in the saddle). The plug on the lance arm needs a little carving if you want the standard pole to be able to fit behind the wing correctly. The wing has a slight socket in it for the lance to rest in so use this for dry fitting the lance and calculating arm & wrist angles. My advice is to glue the wrist first as perfectly as possible then mess around with the elbow joint to get the perfect arm angle. Essentially the square plug needs to be carved into something like a rhomboid (or squashed diamond shape) as the default fit would involve the butt of the lance going down through the middle of the wing socket.
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    Legends of Signum

    Queen Zenobia is massive isn't she? I'm going to need to apply a little putty to a few gaps in the wings, the lower pointed tip of her breastplate where there was a slight air bubble, and probably one or two other places prior to painting.
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    Legends of Signum

    Good for you guys. Mine arrived a while back. A few missing components (one sphinx had 2 front left legs & no front right leg, one miniature didn't have ahead etc). I got in touch and the company has really great customer service. Replacement parts are on their way to me and I'll continue miniature assembly when the missing parts arrive. Be careful with the chaos dwarf sorcerer with 6 tentacles for legs. The tentacles and sockets for them are numbered with Roman numerals. However there is no number 4 and instead you'll get number 6 twice. This is not a packing error. It's an error labelling the parts. So they go 1,2,3,6,5,6. You just need to dry fit both number 6 tentacles into both number 6 holes and maybe go and take a look at the photos on their webstore before gluing them in place.
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    Reapermini New Site Layout

    You know the Reaper Power Palette was really useful in the past. Has it completely disappeared too?