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  1. Probably more designed for plastic, but GW do a mouldline remover, which seems to be their attempt at a seam scraper. It's not trinagular shaped and looks blunt, but may be worth checking out. I have a seam scraper, but can't remember where I got it. I very seldom use it, sticking to knife and files for 99% of cleaning.
  2. He's sculpting the Goblin Baddie on his youtube channel just now - https://www.youtube.com/user/AvatarSCA - hopefully it's okay to post that link. I'm not keen on the heads, which is a shame, as I like the rest of the anatomy and poses. However, p&p and import duties to this side of the pond mean I'll definitely be sitting this one out
  3. Not figure related, but hopefully of use to folks wanting to generate characters and backstory https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rdpsyche/reckless-deck-psyche Way over funded and 21 days to go.
  4. sans detour has just gone into liquidation https://www.societe.com/societe/sans-detour-504290206.html Comments section on ks not happy, but not really surprising
  5. Saw this mentioned in one of my feeds this morning. Looks quite interesting and is already very funded, with a load of stretch goals unlocked https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mccaskellgames/starlight-2/description
  6. It's worth checking out bike trainer stands. I sit my road bike in one and pedal away for 35 minutes. Apart from anything else it give me a chance to catch up on TV
  7. Bears Head miniatures do HP Lovecraft himself. They're based in the UK.
  8. I did the same search and had the same reaction. I'm old enough to have missed the whole Pokemon thing (I'd heard about it, but never watched any of the cartoons). However, I found a decent image to copy and used that. Ash tree was what had first come to mind, but they looked complicated
  9. Some cyberpunk inspired flying/hovering vehicles available in the kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/978361943/future-vehicles/description There are STL files available as well for those with their own printers. Currently funded, with 11 days to go
  10. I've been painting for over 40 years and I still feel that way about pretty much every figure I paint. Fortunately I have learned not to listen to my inner critic, especially in the early stages. It looks very flat after the base stage, but starts to come alive once the shading goes on. Sometimes I can even see the final figure emerge as the highlights are applied, but at other times I still need the "3 months" rule(*) As for online stuff, I accept that I'll never be a great painter, so I can appreciate (but still feel slightly jealous of) those who are, but I paint because I enjoy it, so don't get too down that someone's better than me. * you've been staring at the figure for weeks while painting it and can see every flaw. Stick it in a drawer once it's finished and let the memories subside before looking at it again from a more objective standpoint.
  11. I got my dispatch notification yesterday, three days after the parcel arrived - the UK post office has finally cracked time travel The figures are very nice, although on the tall side. The civilians should be usable in a lot of other settings, which was the main reason I backed the KS. I'm not so crazy on the power armoured folk. They're nice models, just not a design that does much for me. I'm not sure what colour scheme I'll go for, but they won't be painted white, as my previous efforts with that colour have not ended well
  12. I have pretty much all the Imperial Assault sets, bought purely for the figures, although I think the tiles will be usable as scenery. Likewise, zombicide and quite a few others. I even backed the zombicide in space KS that's due to drop in a month or so just for the figures. I'm reluctant to throw the "extra" bits out, but perhaps it's time to think about it, as they are taking up quite a bit of space
  13. 70mm tall Biomech overlord with two heads KS at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2004599158/biomech-overlord-miniature?ref=user_menu Runs until Arpil 7 and already funded (including yours truly)
  14. It may be worth looking at cordless screwdrivers, although you will probably need a drill chuck adapter to use it with drill bits. They have much slower rotation speeds, more of the order of 100s of rpm, rather than 1000s One thing I always do now, especially on metal figures, is to push the drill bit into a candle first to give it a bit of a coat of wax. It makes it much less likely to stick when drilling
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