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  1. If anyone's gotten their printer yet, be careful. A number of them have caught on fire.

     

    CREALITY

    Dear Customers:

    For those of you who have recently purchased the Creality CR-6 SE, thank you. For most of you, the experience has been a good one, for some, due to mistakes that are entirely the responsibility of Creality3D it has been unpleasant- and you have our profound apologies. This is not how we normally do business. In fact, it has always been how we set ourselves apart from our competitors. Now, all we can hope is that those customers who have been affected give us a chance to distinguish ourselves in how we address this problem.

    We have recently received information about a fault in a small number of CR-6 SE 3D printers. The fault is well documented and in no way the result of user error or incorrect use. Those two possibilities having been eliminated, our engineering department is now in the process of determining if it is a design flaw, or quality control issue. We appreciate your patience and within 5 days intend to have an answer as to what the problem is, a plan to resolve the problem, and a policy to prevent anything like this from happening again.

    During that time, we prefer to be overly-cautious and request that customers not leave their CR-6 SE unattended while printing. We will provide detailed information as soon as we have it, but if you have a defective unit please contact [email protected] so we can begin the resolution process.

    Again, please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience, and thank you for giving Creality3D the chance to make this right.

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  2. 4 hours ago, haldir said:

    Oh here is anther one & with Testor's in limbo land (allot of their paint lines are going away)

     

    Dullcoat.

     

    Yah there are other matte sprays out there but there is only one Testor's Dullcoat!!!!!!

     

    I've heard Rustoleum Universal Dead Flat might actually be rebranded Dullcoat.

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  3. The humidity is likely a big difference, dry is not a word I'd use for the air here in the summer. Do you use the cap for your airbrush cup? That can also make a big difference when your using a lot of paint/primer at once, probably even more so in a dry climate. With the cap on there is typically very little if anything dried inside the cup. I also tend to shoot a bit of water and cleaner through before refilling.

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  4. On 8/23/2020 at 1:35 AM, Highlander said:

    Received the Stynylrez primers.  Used the white and black.  Other than being a major pain to clean up my airbrush, they worked very well.  Quite happy.  Thanks for the advice.

     

    Out of curiosity what issue did you have with cleaning your airbrush? I've never noticed Stynylrez to be anymore difficult to clean than plain paint.

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  5. 2 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

    I think Wizkids gets thrown by the difference between Huge "tall" and Huge "long".

     

    I love their dragons and giants, but their scales are weird.

     

    Maybe because digital sculpting?

     

    I think it's more like people are used to big things being out of scale due to hand sculpting and metal costs. That storm giant maths out to pretty close to exactly 26' scaled. With a digital sculpt Wizkids could very well have sized it after the sculpt was done to make sure the scale matched the number in the book that closely. 

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  6. 6 hours ago, TGP said:


    Lately, YouTube has been shoving ads in my face no matter what and whenever it likes. It will even hark up an ad right in the middle of a David Gilmore guitar solo. 
     

    It’s like a timed thing, after XX seconds there will be an ad. 

     

    uBlock Origin. I haven't seen an ad on youtube in years.

  7. 8 hours ago, Highlander said:

    Don't know if this is the right place, but:

     

    I have a mini with very small feet; I don't know if I can drill up through the sole to insert a paper clip to attach them to the base.  Also, one foot is bent, so that only the forefoot is on the ground.  My dilemma is how to attach the figure to the base, a cork layer.

     

    Super glue (cyno) is an option, but I have no experience using it with cork as one mating surface.  Also, as the feet are so small,  there will be a very small footprint (heh, heh) for contact between the mini's feet and the base -- very, very little for the bent foot.

     

    I'd welcome any suggestions from folks who've faced this issue.\

     

     

     

    What's the mini made out of? If it's metal get a smaller drill bit and use something other than a paperclip. If it's polystyrene or other plastic that works with plastic cement glue some thin plasticard to the top layer of cork and attach it to that. If it's PVC just shove a needle into it's foot for a pin. If it's resin... good luck.

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  8. 36 minutes ago, Carnacki the Ghost Finder said:

    so is this care bears box thing an add-on or is it a stretch goal box that comes with the core pledge?  The kickstarter page is so long and convoluted and the imagery is so confusing I can't make heads or tails of it. 

     

    It's included. That's probably the main complaint people have about it, "it's taking the place of something that could have been better".  Though I think it makes sense from CMON's perspective. It's niche enough that if it were a paid add-on it's hard to say if it would actually pay for itself. 

     

    Now that they've shown the whole set I think the cupid's were a bad choice even though I prefer them to the unicorns. If they were going to go with 80s cartoon nostalgia for the other two why not large headed blue gnomes or something instead of cupid?

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  9. 13 hours ago, Lidless Eye said:

    Is it just me, or has this campaign been cut waaay back compared to the first?  Feels like there's barely any player options except the conversion set from the first game.

     

    Currently there are 14 heroes included in the pledge with no optional, there are two more gender swaps likely to come. MD1 ended with 15 included, but 6 more paid addons. This one has more types of mobs, but fewer wandering monsters. There is also a drop in duplicate mobs, no more 16 of the same sculpt this time. I think the total mini count is going to be down a bit, but with the bosses the plastic weight is likely going to be higher by the end of it.

  10. 2 hours ago, KruleBear said:

     

    I feel the same way and love the original Massive Darkness. It doesn’t hurt that I have way too many minis and games. 

     

     

    This concerns me too. I have at least two from them awaiting delivery and I know I haven’t backed all their recent Kisckstarters. 

     

    I keep reminding myself that their customer support for retail purchases in the US is through Asmodee now and I shouldn't support companies who treat their retail customers that badly. If you can't buy things post kickstarter with confidence in the company it definitely cools the desire to support the company on kickstarter.

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  11. So it's now sounding like there may have been some communication errors (not really shocking when dealing with translations) regarding shipping and they didn't switch everything to sea freight, so people who paid for air shipping are still actually getting it. Some people are reporting printers delivered in the US which seems to confirm it. If the correction is right then I take back what I said about shipping early not being much to talk about.

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  12. 22 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

    If it keeps chipping in the same spot that you keep touching-up, I'd wait longer than 24 hours before attempting to varnish. While acrylic paints dry very fast, they aren't fully cured for a few days (depending on factors, temp/humidity/etc). Waiting the extra time will give all the remaining water and binder (which is minimal, but still traces remain) from the paint time to evaporate and let the paint resin cure a bit more.

     

    In my experience, I've never had to wait more than 24 hours between paint finish and then varnishing, but if you are having problems with chipping it might be worth trying.

     

    To add to this, ideally you want to do the same thing between the primer coat and painting. Letting the primer cure before painting would eliminate another potential reason for the the chipping.

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  13. 49 minutes ago, SamuraiJack said:

     

    Air freight costs have nearly quadrupled because passenger flights are not available to carry cargo due to COVID.  I've already had other KS's shifting to boat to avoid passing the cost on to backers..

     

    Which I think is fine since they managed to start shipping early and they are on track to deliver roughly when I was expecting them to. It's a fairly neutral change though, not something to be talked up at all. The shipping charges for the kickstarter were already higher rates than what they are currently charging for air delivery from China in their store. They launched in May so they knew what shipping prices were doing and the prices they charged specific to shipping seem to account for the increases in global shipping prices and then some, least that's what their own webstore indicates.

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  14. 9 hours ago, Nunae said:

    Ok, I've never seen a group of backers complain so much about a kickstarter that has started shipping EARLY. 

     

    A lot of the people are picking ridiculous things to complain about. In fairness though, while people should be getting things around when I was originally expecting, changing to ship a month early by boat instead of shipping on time by air isn't really something to brag about.

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  15. If you use a spray box without any suction you'll end up with acrylic dust coming back at you and out into your room. You generally won't see it at first, since the particles are very small, but it's there and it can build up. If you aren't wearing a mask you'd be inhaling that dust. Exact how bad it is for you is something that's hard to say, the non-toxic label is regarding swallowing the paint rather than inhaling it though. If you look around online you can find pictures of how color builds up on masks over time. For my spray booth I use and old room hepa filter that's had it's filters discontinued along with two furnace filters, one course the other hepa. I also where a particulate mask.

     

    You also say just acrylic paint, but be aware there are several brands of acrylic paints on the market that contain solvents, like Tamiya, if you use any of those you should wear and organic vapor respirator. If the acrylic paint says flammable on it, like Tamiya, you should also be careful about what sort of fan you use on you spray box. Most normal fans would give you a low, but real, risk of fire with those paint. Personally I just don't use any of those types of acrylic.

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  16. 4 hours ago, ferret said:

     

    With the exception of Vallejo Mecha primer, my experience with brush on primers has been they do not adhere well to Bones so I would not recommend them for minis that will be used for gaming where they will be handled a lot.

     

    I haven't tried this primer, but as I understand it the Mecha primer is Vallejo's version of Stynylrez and is pretty similar in formula and how well it works.  I do have the Mecha matte varnish and it's turned into my favorite for both brush on and airbrushing.

     

    Stynylrez is what use for primer and it's works great with an airbrush or brushed on.

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  17. 18 hours ago, Cicciopiu said:


    This are rebranded "DaVinci Maestro, Serie 35", I can buy the 2/0, 0, 1 and 2 (same as XS, S, M and L) for  44,25€ (around 50$) shipped (10€ for shipping). EDIT: Tax included.
    Squidmar's ones cost me around 65€ shipped (17€ for shipping!!!)...
    Ok the box is cool, but no worth the difference IMHO.

     

    I wasn't trying to suggest the price was amazing, just that it's not crazy out of line. Some of the other brush kickstarters run many times the standard cost of compatible brushes. If these are alterations (even minor) the amount they cost over the standard DaVinci brushes seems like it probably makes sense from a cost perspective. Whether it make sense to actually pay the premium for them depends on whether the tweaks he say they did are things you've been wishing for.

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