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About MarshallJansen

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  1. You can always pick up a wok Spider strainer, it should work for reasonably large things, and is what I've been using... http://www.amazon.com/Helen-Kitchen-5-inch-Spider-Strainer/dp/B000PKQ3YW
  2. Sure! For the bone, I painted it with Citadel 'Bleached Bone' and allowed it to dry. I then washed it heavily with Citadel 'Gryphonne Sepia'. Once the ink was dry, I drybrushed with more 'Bleached Bone', and then a very light highlight of Citadel 'Skull White'. That's all I did! For the eyes, I put Citadel 'Ice Blue' in the eyesockets, and then a dot of Citadel 'Sunbust Yellow' right in the middle. Then I drybrushed more 'Ice Blue' around the edges of the eyesockets for the OSL (Object Source Lighting) effect. Dagger and armor skirt are Citadel 'Boltgun Metal' washed with more 'Gryphonne Sepia'. The cloth wrappings, cords, belt, straps, and etc are all various shades of brown, green, and red (sorry, don't know those off the top of my head), washed with Citadel 'Devlan Mud'.
  3. I'm really happy with how that's turning out. I've been scared of OSL before, but it's working out here, although in person it needs a bit more work (I took the picture from his 'good side'!). I may try it on my small skellies too, since it turned out so well.
  4. I had paint night at my house last night and threw an airbrush basecoat on all my vermin, and then while that was drying decided to pick something to paint... the Undead Giant got the call and I spent a couple hours on him while also working with my guests to wash mold release off minis, work with my daughter as she painted some minis, and sat down to play some Rogue Legacy during 'ink needs to dry' time. I ended up with pretty much everything with paint on it except for the tombstone. I need to finish detailing, paint the tombstone, and base it... but so far i'm happy with how he's turning out!
  5. Perfect time for you to buy a turkey fryer. That's what I plan to use.
  6. I attached my Deathsleet to a Gale Force 9 Econo-base as soon as I assembled him, because he wasn't stable otherwise. He stands fine on his base, and I didn't have to attach his tail to anything. He seems to be fairly stiff on the 'soft->stiff' scale, as well.
  7. Do both? If you're willing to pay post-KickStarter prices, why not stop monitoring sites now, place an order for some KS-bones that you really want off Ebay (maybe a couple of dragons and some vampire minis you wouldn't mind multiples of), work on them, and then be pleasantly surprised when your shipping email finally gets to you? Or order tons of things off ebay, and then re-sell your shipment when it arrives at secondary market prices to make up the cost difference?
  8. I just finished my full inventory and inspection. 100% of my add-ons were perfect, and inside my Vampire Box I got everything I was supposed to get and nothing I shouldn't. I had two minor issues: Ghost King has no 'pointing' arm, the Bonesium didn't make it past his elbow. Also his base looks truncated, but that might be the way it is supposed to be. Either way, he's like a reverse weeble (he can't not fall down). The second error was one non-pathfinder goblin. His morningstar is just a stick, no Bonesium made it into the end of the mold that had the head/spikes of his weapon. Other than those two miscasts, everything else looks good. Several models are doing the limbo, and lots of wibbly weapons (mostly spears), but all of that should be dealt with via heating. None of my models seem excessively rubbery/spongey. Overall, I'm pretty happy to have such minor issues on such a big order.
  9. Have you tried to paint these pieces yet? If so, and it was impossible for you to paint them to the standard you expect, can you say what the actual issue was? While I foresee these pieces possibly moving under your brush when basecoating, I don't see any inking, washing, or detailing causing them to move... Perhaps my Kaladrax and Cthulhu heads are significantly softer than yours, though? As to hardening methods, baking in the sun is a possibility. Coating them with superglue would work, other than the loss of detail. Waiting may work. The best method would likely be to bake them suspended in a convection oven at just under the melt point. However, a minor screwup would of course ruin your models at that point. My solution though, would be to paint those heads prior to attachment to the models, allowing you to easily lay the flexible bits along a flat surface for support. It the tentacles/horns are lying flat on a painting surface, you can easily paint them with a minimum of moving about. once you're happy with the floppy bits, paint the rest of the head and attach to the rest of the model. I'm not trying to trivialize your issue, the rubbery nature of these pieces is a fact. Given that I personally don't foresee you being able to replace those pieces with ones more to your liking, it's probably better to either return them for a refund or try to work through it. However, this is all still speculation on our part. We may learn that this was a casting error and of course they were supposed to be as hard as the rest of the models.
  10. For those who are interested, Toronto CA and Edmonton CA showed up on the ticker today around 3:25 Central Standard Time. :)
  11. I assembled my Kaladrax and Cthulhu last night after they arrived yesterday after work. I can confirm that Kaladrax's head and tail are definitely a softer material than the rest, and are very flexible. However, they have taken glue perfectly fine. Cthulhu's head is more flexible than the rest of his body, but this is only really apparent in the tentacles. Upon inspection of all of the soft pieces, I fully believe the extra flexibility was by design to make them able to be removed from the mold, if they didn't bend and flex as much as they do, I don't think you could remove the piece from the mold due to the undercuts on these pieces. I can see where painting the tentacles of Cthulhu and the horns of Kaladrax could be annoying, as they do bend with moderate pressure applied. However, I don't think it is something that will cause me any issues, it's just something to be aware of.
  12. I received my Bones yesterday, and did a quick inventory of my add-ons. I ordered: Red Dragon x1 Deathsleet x1 There Be Dragons x1 Ebonwrath x1 Mythos Monsters x1 Deep Dwellers x1 C'thulhu x1 Kaladrax Reborn x1 Nethyrmaul x1 Frost Wyrm x1 Forces of Nature x1 Fire Giant Warriors x1 Spider Centaurs x1 Clockwork Dragon x1 Undead Giant x1 Demons x1 Mind your Manors x1 Frost Giants x1 Fire Giants x1 vampire x1 All add-ons are accounted for. All were complete, and all have been assembled with no missing or incorrect parts. My Sealion from Deep Dwellers and My Undead Giant will both need hot-water treatment to stand properly. A couple spears and swords will need to be hot-water treated if they don't revert on their own now that they are no longer packed. I have not done an inventory on my Vampire box yet, only a cursory glance. The box was very full!
  13. I've been airbrushing my 'test' bones with no issues, using GW paints and Tamiya airbrush thinner. No primer. It is working great for me.
  14. I'm at Vampire +19 to the US and got my shipping confirmation 35 minutes ago, for those keeping score at home.
  15. Bones Kickstarter on its way! (#4104) Hi there! We're shipping out your Kickstarter stuff! You're getting: Red Dragon x1 Deathsleet x1 There Be Dragons x1 Ebonwrath x1 Mythos Monsters x1 Deep Dwellers x1 C'thulhu x1 Kaladrax Reborn x1 Nethyrmaul x1 Frost Wyrm x1 Forces of Nature x1 Fire Giant Warriors x1 Spider Centaurs x1 Clockwork Dragon x1 Undead Giant x1 Demons x1 Mind your Manors x1 Frost Giants x1 Fire Giants x1 vampire x1 Your shipment was postmarked on 07-03-2013 and is being shipped UPS Ground. Your delivery confirmation number: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx And a handy URL to check its status: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx We're sending that to the following address: MarshallJansen xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Ballwin MO xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx EDITED TO ADD: Shipping Weight: 11.6 lbs Estimated Delivery: July 8th
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