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- Birthday 03/25/1982
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Bones: The First Coat is the Difference
Foxden Racing replied to Wren's topic in Reaper's Product LinesThis is some hardcore thread necro, some super hardcore account necro, and it probably came up years ago somewhere in the middle of the topic, but...I've done a lot of digging in MSDS tonight, the subject came up during Dr. Faust's stream and my brain just would not let go. Thought y'all might find it useful. The 'sticky bones' culprit appears to be Toluene. It's a common ingredient in US-produced (and produced-in-the-US-under-license) spray paints/primers as the nozzle-friendly solvent...and it dissolves / reacts with PVC, which is a key ingredient in Bones. Spray primers made overseas like Tamiya and The Army Painter seem to prefer acetates instead, but I don't have access to a huge swath of MSDS (just Krylon, Rustoleum, Army Painter, and Tamiya) to go hyper-analysis on it.
And I can feel dumb, 'cuz I got the blunk about your post about two minutes after pressing the button to post that! Seriously though, thank you both. That was bugging me in a huge way!
Huh. I do see a bird on the concept art, so it could be.
Bones Mystery Mini
Foxden Racing posted a topic in Reaper's Product LinesI'm repacking my Bones / unpainted metal into a pair of 18-gallon totes [yes I have figmentia, no I don't suffer from it], and I found a figure I can't place. Maybe I'm blind, maybe I'm dumb, but I can't find it anywhere...not on the Bones 3 KS page, not on the Bones 2 KS page, not on the Bones KS page, not here in the website's catalog (at least that I could find, my google-fu is awful) in bones or in metal. It's a Bones figure...a vulture sitting on a tombstone, wings about half-spread [curved down after the midpoint]; the stamp on the bottom is RMP 2016, Made In China. Can anyone help me place what this thing's from, so I can put it where it goes?
complete Base Boss by Reaper
Foxden Racing replied to nakos's topic in KickstarterWhoever submitted the pledge level names is a genius. A twisted genius, but a genius nonetheless.
Is this the material from CAV I, or another formulation tweak?
Thanks for the heads-up, Bryan...that explains why they're gone gone, rather than in the 'present for historical purposes' pile. I was hoping for the scenario of discontinuing the metals when the plastics hit the store, but I can't exactly fault you for having that much material dying on the shelves. Still, it's a shame...since it's a pretty safe assumption now that there are models in-game that simply can't be purchased (and as Vil fears, some are gone for good). I imagine a lot of that low volume was the pricing fiasco...big chunks of metal aren't cheap and we as forumites know that better than anyone, but close to $20 for a pair of scaled-down planes was just outrageous...as much as I wanted some of those models, I simply couldn't justify that kind of cost. Will be kind of annoying if I have to wait 5+ years for some of that stuff to be available again (slowly chipping away at the model list in plastic, over successive kickstarter), but such is life.
They're in the shop, they're in the shop! HRNNNG...must be responsible, city will fine me if I get Boney Stompy Robots instead of a new railing for the porch...
Foxden Racing replied to Cranky Dog's topic in Tips & Advice: PaintingAt least when it's a brush in my hand, "tabletop quality" means two things: 1) It has to be good enough that I don't put it on the wall of shame...if I'm embarrassed to let other people see it, then it's not good enough for the tabletop. 2) It has to be "not competition quality" enough that I'm ok with the idea of it being handled, knocked over, send tumbling to enthusiastic cries of 'Sploot!', bounced around in an ArmyTransport, and otherwise abused on the regular. Or in other words: Good enough I don't want to hide it, but bad enough that I don't have a driving obsession to keep it pristine.
How fast do you paint?
Foxden Racing replied to SirDibblet's topic in Tips & Advice: PaintingIt honestly depends. I've speed-painted Battletech minis (4 complete figures in as many hours, parade scheme), and while they're not the ugliest things in the world they're anime flat-shaded [which has more or less become my style, since I can't actually shade to save my life] with a few little details like soot on gun barrels. A figure where I'm not rushing but also not taking my time, I can get a humanoid figure done in 2-4 sessions of as many hours each. If I start to weirdly obsess over detail [such as when I did up an old fire elemental], it could be 5-10 sessions or more. Heaven help me when I try to do something big, like the not-tarrasque, not-tiamat, or Kaladrax.
Thoughts on the CAV Kickstarter
Foxden Racing replied to papabees's topic in CAV GeneralMy Tsuis sprang back to life with a good boiling, but getting the tailfins to set correctly was a pain. Agreed on the darker plastic; the gray very nicely offsets the slightly translucent nature of bones, making the details so much more visible.
Just a quick note to Reaper and the Community.
Foxden Racing replied to CoolAliasHere's topic in Off-Topic Rampancy+1. Been hanging around these parts for years, always a kind word of encouragement to be heard, a new trick to be learned, or some rampant silliness to engage in with Bryan, our resident tame domesticated semi-domesticated goblin, or one of any number of the regular crew of troublemakers. :D
CAV KS Replacements
Foxden Racing replied to Xauhaudoom's topic in CAVI second this motion...all hands now present and accounted for, and I couldn't be giddier! Let the stomping commence...
Stirred not shaken?
Foxden Racing replied to chaoshead's topic in Tips & Advice: PaintingLook at you guys, with your fancy tools...me, I'm still using an organic myomer system. Not very fast, needs recharging pretty regularly, but hey, I can't really argue with free.
April 2016 Hobby/Painting Goals
Foxden Racing replied to ub3r_n3rd's topic in Speed / Army / Tabletop TechniquesBeen a good month...got the rest of GreyCAV stuff boiled and assembled far enough for paint. They've gotta get shelved for a bit now though, got a busy couple weeks coming. If nothing else, gives me time to think about paint schemes.