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  1. On 6/6/2018 at 11:33 PM, Wren said:

    She has also repeatedly said that her paint is not formulated to work with floor wax, so I'd advise against the use of Future. ;-> It's been used successfully with Reaper paints, but there are also instances of people finding it to not work well with Reaper paints. I advise an approach of using products in paint that are designed to be used in paint.

     

    As far as this goes I think the important thing is only add it to the paint as you use it. It's not going to hurt anything if you add a drop of future to a drop of paint of your pallete. Reaper likes to word the warning extra strongly after that time someone added windex directly to hundreds of bottles of reaper paints and then demanding a refund after the paints ended up ruined.

  2. 3 hours ago, pcktlnt said:

    How goes the Joan of arc project? I didn't back that. Should I enter  this project with a positive outlook or a wary outlook?

     

    As far as communication goes they promised to post an update every Wednesday and I think they may have been a day off once? But they probably posted several updates to say that it would be a day off and a few more to apologize for it being a day off and maybe a couple more updates just in case you missed those updates... then throw in a few live stream play throughs, Q&As, and who knows what else. They still do them regularly months after the kickstarter ended.  As far as where production is they say everything is on track, though it's still far enough out that it could easily change. Delivery isn't supposed to be until December.

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  3. That's the correct part number to fit directly onto the badger brush. They do sell the same part for other brushes though, so it's probably a mispack. Just send them an email and they'll probably send you the right one without much hassle.

     

    To actually answer your question though it's an M5 .05mm thread on the airbrush so that's the size quick connect it needs.

  4. 4 hours ago, ced1106 said:

    With the other IP issues, I wonder if they weren't pursued further because the IP holders were satisfying the law or their lawyers, more than to shut down competition. I have the impression that Cadwallon / Signum and Stellar / Sans-Detour don't get along with each other (iirc, Sans-Detour suggested Cadwallon was bad-mouthing the Confrontation project), so Stellar may go farther. The LoS IP dispute may have more in common with the Hex dispute, in which WotC went after Cryptozoic. 

     

    https://news.softpedia.com/news/Hex-Shards-of-Fate-TCG-Maker-Cryptozoic-Responds-to-Lawsuit-by-WotC-442953.shtml

    https://www.engadget.com/2014/05/20/wizards-of-the-coast-sues-cryptozoic-over-hex-tcg/

     

    At least with Kickstarter I'd expect SD to push it as far as they can regardless of any incremental compliance from LoS. If it actually went to court they'd probably be more focused on actionable offences.

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  5. 51 minutes ago, Balgin Stondraeg said:

     

    You know, they had to rationalise unlocking all those stretch goals for free somehow. I hope this wasn't their big gamble.

     

    Don't get me wrong, while I think from the IP side SD is more in the right than LoS and that SD's complaints aren't frivolous, I still think someone backing Confrontation has pretty sketchy odds of getting everything they're promised with or without a lawsuit involved.

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  6. 36 minutes ago, Darsc Zacal said:

    I don't know what it is.

    I didn't back but I started this thread because the minis and renders looked good and Plast Craft is an established maker of miniature building terrain.

     

    However they've never made an actual game or miniatures before,

    that was enough to keep me from backing.

     

    There is also the fact that they are not native English speakers which could be leading to miscommunication or misunderstanding.

    However when I had questions about their buildings last year they replied promptly and helpfully, though it was obvious they weren't English speakers.

     

    From a board game rather than mini perspective the language thing can be a big concern even great with communication aside from that. There are a lot of pretty bad rule book translations out there from companies that insisted during their KS that they were hiring the right people for the translation.

  7. I couldn't say one way or the other who owns that specific art beyond that it probably isn't LoS. At the moment though SD doesn't need to prove anything to the level the courts would require. All they need to do is convince Kickstarter's lawyers that the level of infringement is enough that Kickstarter doesn't want to deal with having the project listed. If it came to an actual lawsuit I would never bet one way or the other on an IP case, even if it looked far more certain than this one. Whether kickstarter cares if whether the mini is on the KS page vs only LoS's web page is up to them. I don't know for sure if it was on the KS and we don't even know if that mini and image are ones that SD submitted to KS, it's just an example that I happened to notice. Whether just dropping specific minis is enough is also up to Kickstarter rather than any sort of legal standard.

     

    I always find these sorts of cases really interesting to watch when it come to seeing which side people take. Usually it's all about how people feel about the company rather than anything to do with that actual level of infringement. Could you imagine these forums if a KS infringed on Reaper to this same level? No one would care about subtleties like it possibly being a third party getting infringed on rather than directly Reaper.

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  8. 5 hours ago, Maledrakh said:

     

     

    Are there other examples?

     

    I haven't spent that much time looking. There might be more or that could be it. I happen to own a copy of Arcana, that's why I noticed that one. Confrontation has ridiculous amounts of artwork you'd have to go though to really figure it out. The original claims I saw was that LoS was using Confrontation concept art for some of their minis, the picture I pointed out obviously isn't concept art, so that at least suggests SD thinks there is more.

  9. 33 minutes ago, Grefven said:

     

    On the other hand, what does Kickstarter have to do with if LoS have items that might violate an IP if those said items are not included in the kickstarter project? Surely Kickstarter is only concerned with those specific items that are being offered on Kickstarter, and not those that are made available on a third site. SD might have a claim in the specific miniature mentioned above and could maybe pursue that in court (highly unlikely) but I still don't see why Kickstarter would want to get invovled when it concerns other items that are clearly not violating any previous concept arts/etc.

     

    At this point we can't look to see if that specific mini was included in the kickstarter, but in another forum one of the LoS backers said that it was.

     

    As far as what kickstarter themselves is concerned with, they want as little negative controversy as possible while still making as much money as possible. You say you don't see why kickstarter would want to get involved and you as absolutely right, they want nothing to do with legal battles. If they keep the kickstarter closed it will be entirely because they want to stay out of it rather than any real concern for who is right or wrong.

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  10. 35 minutes ago, Maledrakh said:

    for my part, I think the copyright claim against LoS is a rather petty and spurious strike, and it does not reflect well upon the SD / Stellar companies or the people running them. 

     

    I do not forsee this going to court, because of the international aspect and the cost of actual legal action, and I don't think Stellar expects that either. 

     

    Afaik the creators of LoS  have also downplayed /obfuscated who they are, expescially their links to Cadwallon, formerly recasters of confrontation miniatures, so they are not exactly sqeaky clean either. But as far as I can tell, they actually stopped selling recasts when informed by Stellar that Stellar had the IP and were going to relaunch Confrontation.

     

    also afaik the LoS campaign featured their own stuff, no matter how similar to Confrontation they might be. 

     

     

     

    Take a look at the woman with the fan in the Guild of Merchants set on the LoS website and then look at the box cover for the game Arcana from FFG. I think it's a safe guess that's one of the ones SD is complaining about. I don't know if there are any others that are that close, but SD would probably win on at least that one in a US court.

  11. 6 hours ago, Clearman said:

     

    I blame Napoleon. 

     

    Was he the one who originally decided to name the project Legends of Cadwallon before the original round of C&D letters? Because that was probably a mistake if they wanted to avoid IP troubles.

  12. 10 hours ago, kristof65 said:

    Hmm.  I wonder if SD/Stellar are/were somehow blaming the LoS KS for negatively affecting their own? 

    Hmm.  I wonder if SD/Stellar are/were somehow blaming the LoS KS for negatively affecting their own? 

     

    Maybe to a degree, but this has been on going since before either kickstarter began.

  13. 33 minutes ago, odinsgrandson said:

    From the Signum statement, Stellar (SD) was fighting them about copyright violations, but hadn't let them know which minis were in violation.

    I'm still not in a place where I think I can trust either of the companies involved here, but I'm still enthralled.

     

    That lack of trust is probably a good plan. Signum is claiming that they have nothing to do with the Cadwallon website beyond them being a retail outlet and it seems pretty unlikely that that is actually true.

  14. 6 hours ago, Orlando_the_Technicoloured said:

    Well an official answer for the scale question (and not what I expected)

    8725f0cf6e1ba91a30e3036bde6a22b4_original.png?w=680&fit=max&v=1526562643&auto=format&lossless=true&s=837d4658e68c575db0835e6ea27849d3
    The miniatures in Hellboy: The Board Game are 35mm scale. Here's a line-up to show how they stack up against one of our 28mm scale Star Saga Marine.

    a bit disappointing (not so much the 35mm scale, but the 'human' Nazis seeming to be a bit oversized even for that)

    time for a bit of a value rethink based on new info

     

    What do you mean 35mm scale? Those are just 25mm super heroic scale minis.

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  15. 2 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

     

    So, a few questions come to mind:

    - What is happening with this?

    - Can it be fixed?

    - What can be done to prevent it from happening again?  Kind of... Okay, I won't lie, I'm rather annoyed (to use a forum appropriate wording) at a $25 CAD brush behaving in a manner none of my other brushes have (well, until they've seen a LOT of use)

     

    Thanks in advance!

     

    Some brushes are just bad and there is nothing you can do to fix them, they just weren't made right from the start. It doesn't matter what brand it is a few brushes will always slip through. For Windsor and Newton Series 7 specifically there was a stretch of a lot of bad brushes a while back, you may have gotten an old stock from then or just something that happened to slipped through recently.

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  16. On 4/25/2018 at 10:59 AM, Knight of the Dinner Table said:

    Heat management really matters - and flame throwers add a lot of it ;)

     

    Heat management matters more than you think. Keep an eye on your computer temps. For a lot of people it's maxing out even high end video cards on low setting. I'm getting 100% gpu constant (not just peak) usage with frame rates around 800fps on my 1070 with no way to slow it down. If you have this issue and you cooling isn't up for it you can fry your video card in no time. There are a few reports of computers burning out already.

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  17. 37 minutes ago, Carnacki the Ghost Finder said:

    Hmm ... this whole "Dark Side" optional add-on has certainly caused a kerfuffle.   Feels like they're pulling a bit of a Jedi Mind trick.  Now I want the other game but I would have to get the first game to get the other game.

     

    CMON scoffs at the suggestion that exclusives aren't a better business plan for them.

  18. 8 minutes ago, etherial said:

    Yes, this campaign has been quite the SNAFU. Still, they're doing everything in their power to fulfill pledges. I believe you can still demand a refund if you'd prefer.

     

    No, they've never offered refunds and have refused those who have asked in the KS comment.

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  19. 5 hours ago, Harrek said:

     What makes these worth the extra cost?

     

    As best I can tell the chunkier handle is there special feature? If someone likes their current brushes, but finds the handles a bit too skinny, my recommendation would probably be a bit of green stuff.

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  20. 4 minutes ago, Sophie was taken said:

    I guess we needed another hero after all...

     

    I would guess that if it were an issue, legal would have put a stop to it. I am also assuming CMON has a crack legal division at their disposal.

     

    It's hard to say. As far as I know they got hit with C&D's on Zombicide season 1, but haven't had any trouble since. Whether that means they've been getting lucky, they been careful, or they've been getting permission I have no idea.

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