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  1. On 11/5/2021 at 7:37 AM, Heisler said:

    Has anyone tried to disassemble the pre-assembled parts? Specifically separating the main deck from the sides of the gun deck? Or even what kind of glue works best for the soft plastic parts of the ship?


    I haven't really tried separating, I would imagine you could do so using a dremel, but I'm not sure what that would do to the structural integrity. As for glue, I just use regular super glue. Only piece I've had any issues with staying in place is the rope for the anchor on the ghost ship, but I don't think I ensured it was in place well when I glued it.

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  2. 3 hours ago, Corsair said:

    Yeah, my Ender 6 is turning out very nice stuff too. And that is with the .4 nozzle, I have .2s that I haven't even tried yet with the quality I am getting.

    All my bigger stuff is going to be printed on this! I'll probably get a .2 nozzle when I need more, bit this .4 is rocking!

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  3. 6 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:


    It's always better to buy the vegetables and fruits while they're in season, although this one seems a little off...


    We just took our daughter to the pumpkin patch to get some stuff for Halloween, and that comment made me imagine the reaction of people at the patch if this thing popped up out of the piles of pumpkins :lol:

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  4. On 10/2/2021 at 10:46 AM, the_largest_rodent said:

    I’ve been on the fence about buying a ghost pirate ship. I bought the regular one, and I also have the Wizkids Falling Star pirate ship, so I don’t really need a third one. And I’m not likely to play in the dark so the glow feature isn’t all that useful for me. But I thought maybe airbrushing acrylic inks on it could really make it look cool. Has anyone put together the ghost ship yet? And if so, what are thoughts on it?


    I have it and have assemble it. I got 2 regular and the ghost ship, as i didn't know if I'd like the ghost ship or not. Once I had it in hand, though, i LOVE it. I've been doing some tests with it with not just inks, but doing some very watered down washes of paint. It's worked out pretty well, and the watered down paints look cool in the light and add detail to the glow in the dark.


    Here are the pics of my tests:



    Your mileage may vary, but I am super happy with it!

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  5. 7 hours ago, Darcstaar said:

    Wow!  Great test.


    Thanks! Yeah, I really like how it turned out. In normal light, the cannon still looks rather ghostly, and it still glows. What I REALLY need to do is use the UV flashlight I have to see if it will reabsorb the light so that it will glow more, which I'll probably do sometime today. I also think I'm going to do a quick wash with tan on the ropes to make those a little bit of a different color, and a smidge of silver on a couple bits in the wood area that are metallic (like the pins in the wheels, or to pullies)

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  6. Decided to test out my idea on the glow in the dark ship on one of the cannons. I'm thinking this is going to be how I do the full ship! I coated in matte varnish (so the inks will stick) then did a mid brown wash on the wood. Once that dried I did a VERY watered down tarnished steel RPS paint wash on the barrel. Anyhow, I tested and it still glows, so I'm thinking that this should work really well for the whole thing! Now to buy 3 gallons of brown wash 😄



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  7. 2 hours ago, thoth19 said:

    Not sure if this is the right place for this… 


    So I’m painting the Powder Monkey from the Brinewind expansion and I’m trying to figure out what the long low-hanging thing on her belt is. Anyone know? I have no idea how to paint it!





    ..... Um... Well.... Yeah, no, I won't say anything....


    When all else fails, paint it metallic.

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  8. Got the ghost ship laid out with some additional things put on it ;) Most prominent is the Pirate King Shrine from last year's ReaperCon! Will figure out the best place to put the undead crew, and will take the bases off and glue them to the ship at some point after painting them. Also didn't put the captain holding the compass or the drinking buddy skellies on as I had forgotten where I put them. Also did a 4 second exposure picture of it with the lights off!





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  9. 3 hours ago, Sirithiliel said:


    GOD i hate reaper mobile. SO MUCH


    i spent 10 minutes trying to reply to this quote and it never would type anything but the quote, so i had to go to my PC and boot it up just to respond. the mobile version really sucks now. I can't even put the quote at the TOP of my post, it won't let me.


    anyways i guess i could try and finish it. probably should finish it, even if it's a quick job


    but yea. these forums on mobile are horrible

    Another possible solution for you, as I had to do this with one of my Bones minis: take a metal rod, like a long piece of what you would use for pinning, embed one end directly behind the culprit and then bend it in such a way that it lines up along the back of the model and glue it all down. Then paint over it. I did that on the back of one and it worked really well, and since it's on the back you can't see the rod

  10. 7 minutes ago, Sirithiliel said:


    i gave up on mine =/ it's so bent and twisted, and no amount of boiling fixes it. Just no point, the dragons are so warped from their own weight that no amount of re-boiling fixes them, they just sag right back where they were


    anyways, UPS says my boxes are in town, but delivery is still Monday. meanies


    I had that happen too. Make sure you have all of the points where they come together are glued. Once I had a few points that weren't obvious glued together, it stayed in place FAR better. One of the hands on the bottom one goes on the leg of the top one, I think, and the top ones hand is meant to glue into place on the wing of the bottom one. I'll have to double check to make sure that's where I had to make the added glue joins, but I haven't had any sagging/warping since I connected those points.

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  11. 1 hour ago, DragonWyrm said:

    It does. Until you start looking at metal dragons and limited edition resin dragons at the same time. Then it gets confusing, especially if the bones version is discontinued or not released yet. What Reaper truly needs is a dragon page. Which has a nice picture of all the dragons in size order. With a scrolling list of photos comparing 3 dragons closes to each others size.(Photo of Dragon A,B and C. Then a photo of Dragon C,D and E.)


    I haven't even started mine. I still have more than half the dragons from Bones 4 left to paint. Ahh. There were a lot of dragons in Bones 5. What am I to do!?




    I still have stuff from Bones I to paint :D I just keep finding new stuff I want to paint, and having adult ADD doesn't help, nor does buying a 3D printer... Ha! I have a list of around 30 dragons I want to print on my printer to add to this collection (you'll notice there is one hiding on the right that was printed that I need to paint as well). This is one of the big reasons when we move next year I want a room for my hobby stuff and want to build some custom shelves that take up the walls so that I have plenty of space to display stuff!

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  12. 8 hours ago, DragonWyrm said:

    Thank you for the comparison shot. 


    Reaper really needs a good seize comparison shot for the dragons, it is so hard to tell on the webstore and in the kickstarter.


    No problem! I thought it would be fun to get a picture of them all together. Although, now I feel bad that I don't have enough time to paint at the moment, as all of those unpainted dragons makes me sad :( Heck, I don't even have Dance of Death completed, those are just base colors on that one.

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  13. 9 hours ago, billeecats said:

    I'm just guessing here, but I believe @bojesphob pic has the big dragons from the Options list, the sea dragon from dark depths, the dragon from daimyo, and all of the dragons from the core set. 


    That's correct. So, 12 if you count the Sea Dragon as a dragon. One of the smaller dragons along with the Zombie dragon from Bones IV are hiding next to the giant Joan of Arc dragon on the left (only place with room for them LOL).

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  14. Been a while since I have been able to do any painting, which sucks since I love doing it. But, with getting all of the stuff from the Bones kickstarter this week, my daughter wanted to paint stuff, so I worked on Mysterio. I think I'm close to being done with him, although I found a few places I want to touch up that I see in the pics. He turned out far better than I was expecting him to!



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  15. 1 minute ago, Ratmaster2000 said:

    Use Badger's stynlrez, it works great.

    If you don't want to spend the money on Vex, get a badger 105, it is a great starter airbrush. Then get a compressor like a california air tools CAT-6s, it is a great compressor and not noisy at all.


    My wife actually bought a canister compressor for using to .... lol can't even remember exactly why she bought it, but we actually have one now that I think about it. I'll have to look into that badger, as I'd love to be able to do at least the base coat on my ship easily and not have to use spray cans.

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  16. 23 minutes ago, orclord said:


    My initial thought was to spray paint the entire ship with a base layer of brown, but I also thought perhaps this would be time for me to experiment with an air brush.  I've never used one before and don't know a single thing about an air brush.  My biggest concern is that I don't want any areas to be overpainted (too thick).  I know there is a risk of this happening with spray paint, so I am wondering if this could also be a risk with an air brush in the hands of a newbie?



    Keeper of the Scrolls



    Not just that, at least for me, but the cost to get into using an airbrush is a bit daunting if you want one that's quality. I've seen some cheap alternatives, but not sure if I want to venture into it or not.

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  17. I wonder if the fire marshal was in Wave 1 with a Ghost Ship and was mad that his stuff wasn't sent out yet so dropped the hammer LOL


    That said, I somehow squeaked into getting my stuff with tracking before it was shut down! Scheduled to arrive next Tuesday. Hopefully it's not early, as we're starting to go back to the office for my current job on Monday, and we have a lot going on this weekend and I'd rather not have it just sitting around on our porch or in front of our garage. It does seem the doubled the weight on the packages, or if not the ship weighs FAR more than I was expecting LOL I'll just be excited to get them


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