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  1. Dear Ed: thankyou very, very much, this info was just what i hoped to find. Thanks to everybody at Reaper, keep on working on the best range of minis in the market :D the people on this forum is the best regards from Peru Drakkin, the alien
  2. Hello: i got the "little" one on a 50mm base, it meassures in metrical (from bottom of feet to top of the head)very very close to 8cm (give or take a few milimeters). the big one, a friend of mine mounted on the same base size, crouched as in the photo its bigger than the other, i would be around 12cm if standing, i believe. And is very heavy, i would base it with real stones :D, standing it would topple really easy in a gaming enviroment. pose it slightly crouched for safety. hope this help regards Drakkin, the alien
  3. uhmmm. is that true? did you succeded? maybe there is some ruling somewhere? that is the kind of thing that could/would help us here. You maybe don´t know that but what FDA in USA says has a lot of weight in the media and goverment here. saves time and money in the analisys labs i guess. regards Drakkin.
  4. Thank you very much. I was asking in behalf of a friend who wants the hidra for his DarkElves and wanted to know it the size was right. i think hes going to purchase one or two now. >D regards. Drakkin.
  5. Dear Reaper Dudes> thanks to everybody answers. Don't worry about being rude with my custom agents, we (my fellow collectors in Peru) are rude with them too >D (behind their backs) You would never believe, this whole toxic toy scare rebound to my country from some scandal in china for some Mattel dolls painted with lead white paint or something. Front page in the newspapers for a week and the politicians found clever to make thight meassures in customs for EVERYTHING. The guy in the Hobby local store wouldnot get his glues and enamel paints trough without long and expensive paperwork, even the Methanol Bottles of fuel for the motorized scale planes and cars would get drafted in the net. ITS INSANE. I know. I just hoped that some gov.page in the country of origin would help to point out the issue. USA standards and classifications are good for most things that are not produced locally. We have no form or shape of Miniatures Industry here in Peru. We fear that if not toy, the minis would become Artcraft (more expensive fees). Well, in the end, we shall keep smuggling our minis in >D. Sometimes, the officers dont notice that the figures are metalic when there are also boxes of plastic minis in the box Patience, patience, I got lots to paint anyway. thanxs again Drakkin
  6. Hello: i live in Peru, and i have bought dozens upon dozens of minis from Reaper trough de years. But since a toxic toys scare last year, the customs agents are more strict with the paint pots, and toys. Now, what would help us (the collectors in Peru, we are a small club) is some way to make customs understand that the minis are not toxic. Well, I dont know if the special alloy of Reaper is some kind of trademarked secret. But they wonder if it indeed contains lead or not. If there is some kind of non-toxicity certificate issued in US, would you please point me to the appropiate gov.weblink so i can show it to mi custom agent. They can perfom an analysis here, but it would destroy part of a mini, and the costs of the analysis is ridiculous ($300). I can't afford that. :P I have been buying blisters one by one on small packages now and then (that customs tend to ignore), but, that only makes my thirst for new minis grow (and my backlist is enormous). Please, if this is the wrong forum to ask this query, point me in the right direction. (we also suggest that the card of the blisters can get a NON-TOXIC label) Drakkin. (mini wargamer-junkie)
  7. Hello: i was wondering, what size is the square base this Hydra is standing upon? hope somebody answers, thanxs in advance. Drakkin, the alien
  8. Hello: I'm not that fond of elves, but I already have enough dwarves :D, and I think that it would be nice to have a noble elf. Sitting at a small coffee table or looming over a small column, dressed in fluffy clothes writing in a scroll with a fluffy feathered quill. Maybe with a thinkful stare looking at the infinitum. It would be used as a npc Poet, or an elf Ambassador, or an elf Lawyer :D. But, if a new dwarf is to be done, it could be a Dwarven Blacksmith, but not a hammering dwarf, it could be a Dwarf lovingly honning the edge of a sword. regards Drakkin, the alien.
  9. You "can" get only the bird if you really hate the rider... but at the current crazy pricing policies, that would not be smart. If you want to buy, lets say, half the pieces of a bigger multipart miniature, you are going to expend at least 75% to 80% of the price of the whole model. If you are unaware and buy everypiece of a model, but a single little one, you are going to be charged at least 110% of the whole model price. And no, I'm not exagerating. Thats from recent price rises. Oh, the old days, when there was just no discount for the bits, and if you buy eanough pieces to build a model they would just charge the whole price and throw the plastic base for free! Long gone days But, if you look hard enough, there use to be some smaller birds, without riders... Now if just Reaper would release some giant HAWKS... that would be great. I would like some giant vultures, that would make my day :D
  10. Hi, yesterday i catched an epp of "Dharma & Greg". That where she has had a car crash accident and was jumping in one foot most of the show. In a sidestory, Dharma & Greg's fathers are disputing over a leather armchair and Dharma's father dares Greg's to duel in D&D. "Here, you can be the elf", he says and shows him a miniature. he keeps the miniature wizard for himself. (so I assume that its a very old D&D first ed :P ) It was on cable and I'm not sure how popular Dharma & Greg is over there (I´m an alien, you know). Drakkin, the alien
  11. I suddendly recalled this from last year: http://www.paintingclinic.com/images....006.JPG i'm still interested in that bat :D Anybody knows if something like this has been anounced for release anytime soon?? Drakkin, the alien
  12. 10017 Tomb Of The Mummy King Box Set $39.99 this code above keeps me awake at night..... how many minis inside....?? is there metal scenery...?? (we have seen a pilar, and a sarcophagus..) a giant maybe...?? anyone...?? ???
  13. Hi, I love Garritis pegasus and unicorns. Her dragons are grear and i will buy all the halflings she care to sculpt. Second place in my mind comes Ben Siens, for his trolls and gnolls, and lizards. :) And the egiptian work he is doing somewhere else. :) Mr. Klocke makes some of the best looking elves I have seen in a long time. I will buy some, someday. Right now i got something against elves (to many battles lost against them :P) Jason Wiebe has my fourth place. Ms. Guthrie used to be my number one, but now Sandra's work is over everybody else. :D Denis Mize latest work I dont like much, but back then, when I was younger, I drooled over his Silver & Steel series. There they are, the reason i'm changing all my hard earned gold coins into pewter. Drakkin, the alien
  14. There http://www.reapermini.com/Merchan....BY-2000 its not at all! Drakkin
  15. Hello: this is an experiment to see if i can show up my minis. If it works, this is my mesa de trabajo. One big lizard and one little wotc mini :) http://photos.yahoo.com/bc.....view=t Also this is the one i want advice for: http://photos.yahoo.com/bc.....view=t i made him a skull helm (because i didnt liked his head :p ), but now i'm not sure if to make it bone or metal. Because of the other pieces of armor the mini has, i think that the helm could also be bronze or something. But, do you think that if i make the helm bony, the shoulder pads would look right made out of bone also?? That chainmail would obviously be dark metal. Drakkin
  16. What i have seen is that the longer the sword, the more care i must invest in unbending it once the mini is out of the blister. I only order online, so i cant choose unbended ones, if you ask. Once, one of the minis (with a two-handed sword) ended up with the blade sandwiched between plastic and cardboard, and the tip of the sword (say 3 or 4 mm's) right out of the blister. :p None has been broken yet, and its a joyful laugh everytime I open the box and see a warrior stabbing himself in the side with his own blade. :D Drakkin the alien
  17. Uhmmm... are you sure there is a normal size for any mini? I would sugest that the minis (the greens ;) , at least ) should be shot next to a common coin. That would make it for everybody.
  18. Uhm.... What about that boneyard they talked about some time ago?? I was thinking that if I choose four old individual minis, say four or five dwarves, they would charge for an army blister... (hint.... hint.... :) But, I could be wrong. :p
  19. Ok, I have seen that clicky mechs today. They look good. Didnt tried the rules yet, but... They are painted, and are articulated. The design is not cheap. They got a classic name in the boxes... What do you think...??? CAV minis are really cool, but i'm afraid that the other company will overload the market with the clicky mechs. They are already prototyping a plastic version of Master Maze!!! Please, dont throw me stones yet :) . I think Reaper deserves a sincere comment from their own customers. By the way, those clickers have a pretty decent fast paint job, but still got that warped-plastic-on-the-thinner-pieces problem.... but not that much of that either.
  20. I second that. I hope with all my heart that they keep making dragons the old way. The GW¥s dragons are made into that pose to fit in the plastic monster bases. I prefer a natural pose, as dinamic as you want it, but not that unnatural cartoonish pose. Sandra Garrity's dragons rule. † :D
  21. Well, i get the idea of taller guys been seen as "automatic" leaders. I believe it has something to do with the childish behaviour of crowds... And from "leader" to hero is there a single step. In open contradiction of the fact that many true historical heroes were of small size.... (yeah, Im a short guy myself, but I role up a dwarf as gladly as a tall barbarian) That first king of Israel, Saul, its said to have been "... a head taller than most men...". (Say, at least 10 inches taller than most.) But it was David, who looked "mostly harmless" (my ironic quote marks), and didnt filled Saul's armour suit, who killed the giant Goliath. He had been always able to take a lamb off a mountain lion's mouth with his bare hands, but few could believe that from his looks. Go figure. The heroic scale, anyway, has been stated in some works not related to Fine Arts or precise anthropometrics (like architecture stuff). One old reference was that of Stan Lee in his: "How to draw comics the Marvel way". That book was published in the early 70's. There it was a graphic showing how and why a hero should be portrayed as being noticeably taller than common people. I dont know if the miniature industry take the idea from Marvel, but the idea has been around for at least 30 years by now. Thanks anyway, Im adiccted too. Drakkin
  22. How can I politely insist....? :p If you were to sculpt in 25mm scale a 6 feet pole, how tall it will be (in mm)?? And, of course, how tall it will be in 25mm Heroic scale..?? Just for us, crazy modelers... I have always wanted to know if I should make doors bigger or if its just right that the minis look like they need to watch their heads entering the tabern. †
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