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  1. So here are grumpy Grimr's three rules for new painters: Rule #1: Coverage, coverage, coverage. Don't even think about drybrushing, washes, blending, highlights, or NMM until you consistantly put down all of your chosen colors onto every miniature so that not one molecule of primer or metal is showing. Nothing breaks the illusion like primer or pewter showing through. White primer is terrible for this. I'm serious, do nothing else until you cover everything. Yes, that often means two or three thin coats. Go back and clean up sloppy lines as many times as needed. Rule #2: Proper preperation
  2. I use GW figures for D&D (right now we're doing 3.5 in the Mordheim setting) so I just buy a little here and there. I love failcast because every time I buy it I get two miniatures (one flawed off the shelf model, and one free replacement). Never had a bad experience with their customer service, but we can't know how you are approaching them, explaining the problem, etc. We also don't know if they had a newb or disgruntled worker on the line. In the last ten years I've gotten at least 20 replacements from them for miscasts, including the ENTIRE fortified manor because one peice was bad
  3. Reaper employees wish list: A nap. Another nap. A nap-oriented vacation. At least, that's my guess.
  4. I'm glad you clarified that none of the bones minis are negotiable; I was cornfuzed and thought they might all be swapable.
  5. Aye, I told my boss I'd have teh project completed within two stretch goals.
  6. We knew the end would be frantic, but this is bloody unreal.
  7. Am I missing something? I show 42 hours to go and am sitting in the same time zone as Denton, TX... so...ten minutes till what?
  8. Reaper is a cut above the rest; proving that you can be in it for the money, and keep your humanity. I seem to recall a few years ago when they had to raise prices and Ed wrote a full page apology in the calatogue. I knew right then that I'd be buying minis from them for a long time, and this whole Bones kickstarter has just cemented that feeling. I'm having way too much fun here.
  9. I wonder if Reaper will have to expand their facility and/or hire a gaggle of new people to handle the suddenly extensive Bones line. That is a load of minis to deliver on the initial crunch...how will this affect production of existing lines? Surely they can't divert all of their people to producing Bones... thoughts?
  10. Don't get me wrong; I like the Fobs, and I understand the difficulties of shipping. I'm not a hat/t-shirt guy, so that limits my selection. Not Reaper's fault in any way. I think it would be nice if we could trade points for minis, or a discount on minis. That would be a good motivator for me, and I'd be likely to purchase a mini or two while I was at it. Just a thought. BTW how great is Reaper as a company? I can remember being stunned a few years ago when they wrote a long apology for raising the prices of thier models. Most companies would just do it and not say aword, but the folks at
  11. Ok maybe not a rant, but a general malaise. One thing that I had been looking forward to for years was getting my hands on that reaper paint rack. It's pretty much the only reason I ever bothered saving PoPs. I have just over a hundred bottles of paint in circulation, and it's a devil keeping them all straight. So I dutifully saved my Proofs, waiting for the day when I could get that woofin' paint rack. I have about 55 proofs currently mouldering in a drawer in the paint room. I'm sure if I cleaned out my car I could find at least five more. I probably have at least 70 scattered arou
  12. The ONLY thing I might look at would be a matte varnish for his hair, unless you want hit to look wet, but then it wouldn't be flowing like that. His skin looks fine a little glossy, as he might be sweating, but dirty hair (not greasy, but actually dirty) tends to be very flat. Look at pictures of a sloth to see what I mean. Vallejo makes a good matte varnish that would work nicely. Other than that, it's really spot on. The color transitions and blending are top notch.
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