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  1. Mine is on pre-order from Amazon. According to my Orders page, it's due for delivery sometime between 5 May and 4 June However, on the book's page it says it's due out tomorrow and if I order today I'll get it tomorrow. I hope it's just their systems that are messed up, but I guess I'll find out tomorrow
  2. I used a modern pistol designed for 3.5" action figures on a Heresy Ogre conversion. It was ideal for the larger size, but wouldn't have worked with 28mm figures. The plastic took normal primer without any complaints, which was the main thing I was concerned about.
  3. more thanks for the Android article Mine started playing up yesterday and I thought it was hardware related. Really glad it's not. I wasn't too annoyed about gmail, but it took out the database program I use to track what colours I use when painting!
  4. Despite ever increasing pessimism on the part of the KS owner, this did actually fund.
  5. That's a shame. I take it ZbrushCoreMini isn't sufficient for your needs? It is limited, but it's also free ZbrushCore is also available, a lot cheaper than the full progam.
  6. Old school style 28mm Dwarf cavalry. KS is live with loads of time to go https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/satanicpanic/28mm-multi-part-dwarven-cavalry-miniatures-by-satanic-panic/
  7. I try to keep a small side project going at the same time as my main painting group. It can be working on some scenery, building a kit of some sort, just something to work some other hobby muscles. I am working on Oathmark just now, so I'm painting a unit of something, then something more general, then a unit etc. I always keep the number of figures to 10 or less, something that will fit into an hour.
  8. I've just had a quick skim, but it is a solid, well produced book. My groundwork leaves a lot to be desired, so I'm hoping Mel's tips will help improve it. The wait has been a pain, but I don't think you'll be disappointed. The free figure is nice, but looks to be Primaris/Star Wars Legion size, which is a pity.
  9. Mine had a broken bit of filament stuck in the nozzle. I could remove the rest of the filament, but couldn't push the stuck bit through. The only fix was to unscrew the nozzle and remove the broken piece. I didn't tighten the nozzle fully when I put it back on and it fell off during a subsequent print run. I got away without causing too much damage, but make sure you put the bits back together properly
  10. Got the Terrain Essentials book last week (was due March 2020, but delayed). This only leaves the Studio Miniatures historical zombies one, but that's not due until March 2021.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Bears Head miniatures do HP Lovecraft himself. They're based in the UK.
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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)
  24. 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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