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DocPiske

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  1. From the SWM FB page:

     

    "Sacramento, CA

    30-May-2023

    Secret Weapon is happy to announce that Elrik's Hobbies will be bringing the Secret Weapon resin bases and terrain back to the market in the fall of 2023!

    Exclusive, global rights to the Secret Weapon resin product lines, including bases and terrain, have been transferred to Elrik’s Hobbies, LLC, and Secret Weapon Miniatures, Inc. has ceased all operations.

    For more information on when the Secret Weapon resin products will return, as Elrik’s Hobbies products, please follow their Facebook page and check out their website using the links below. I highly recommend checking out the photo diary of their three day trip to Sacramento to pack everything up.

    https://www.facebook.com/ElriksHobbies

    [Elrik's Hobbies web address redacted in accordance with board rules]

    To the people over the years that made Secret Weapon possible, you will always have my gratitude. This is especially true of the incredible team that worked behind the scenes and without whom these great products never could have existed. LT and NB, if you see this, thank you for everything that you did, even at the end. We brought cool toys to market for fourteen years and that was pretty cool.

    I will post an additional update directing people to Elrik’s Hobbies as soon as the product lines are available for purchase.

    Cheers,

    Justin “misterjustin” McCoy

    PS: Multiple requests were made to Louis Simpson, CEO of Troll Trader / TT Combat, on behalf of Elrik’s Hobbies, Secret Weapon, and other interested parties for him to provide:

    1) The month and year in which he believes that his license ended

    2) Evidence, or at least a statement, verifying that he has destroyed the SWM molds and masters in his possession.

    Mr. Simpson refuses to do either of those things.

    Secret Weapon Miniatures, Inc. maintains that Troll Trader, TT Combat, and Mr. Simpson never had a valid license agreement and, instead, offered to “begrudgingly” accept $50,000 in Secret Weapon product in exchange for destroying the molds and masters in his possession. Mr. Simpson kept the product and continues to run the molds. Mr. Simpson also continues to publicly lie about there being no ongoing legal dispute.

    Communications between Secret Weapon and Troll Trader have been shared with Elrik’s Hobbies which show the effort that went into resolving this ongoing legal dispute, and Mr. Simpson’s repeated refusals to destroy the Secret Weapon molds and masters to which he has no rights.

    Elrik’s Hobbies did not make the only offer for the Secret Weapon resin intellectual properties, but they were the only company willing to move forward without the legal dispute with Mr. Simpson being resolved. I am grateful to them for taking this risk, on the strength of the communications that they have reviewed, and for bringing the products that so many worked so hard to create back to the community."

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  2. You could try a thinned oil paint wash. "Paint" a light layer of odorless spirits over the are first, and then apply the black oil wash. Once it has cured for 20-30 minutes you can go back in with a cotton swab or a clean brush dipped in spirits to tidy up. Acrylic paints should not be reactivated by the spirits if they are fully cured, but if you used an enamel clear top coat it might.

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  3. I've been using "Mr Hobby Color Fading Prevention Finishing Spray Mr Super Clear  Matt" (B523Y) for about a year now and am very happy with it. It dries very matte, even more so than Dullcote, and the protection seems on par. It is a little more expensive at ~$12 USD for 130g, vs Dullcote at ~$6 USD for 85g. It even smells like Dullcote.

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  4. I've been using "Mr Hobby Color Fading Prevention Finishing Spray Mr Super Clear  Matt" (B523Y) for about a year now and am very happy with it. It dries very matte, even more so than Dullcote, and the protection seems on par. It is a little more expensive at ~$12 USD for 130g, vs Dullcote at ~$6 USD for 85g. But it seems to be a fine substitute if you cannot find Dullcote. Safety seems about the same, use outside or with good ventilation and a respirator, stay away from open flames while spraying.

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  5. So someone, or more likely several someone's, have acquired my identifying information and has tried to open several credit card accounts. We have a service that monitors our credit agency inquiries and shut each attempt down the same day, and have now frozen our credit with all three agencies. As a form of petty revenge, the rapscallions have signed us up for a slew of mailing lists from commercial web sites. I think it's time to sunset my main email account and move everything to another. Oh,  bother.

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  6. Six to 8 will outnumber most parties but not be overwhelming to run. If you add archers they can all act at the same time, reducing the potential effort.

     

    If you know what scenario you will run, selecting models based on that scenario first is absolutely the way to go. The Rule of Cool always must be respected, of course.

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  7. I may have gotten carried away with this...

     

    I stuck to Reaper Bones (to keep the cost down), with multi-packs where available. I went with the assumption you would pick up character models to match what your players want, so I stuck to monsters. I also limited the list to CR5 and below (I think...).

     

    Kobolds

    Kobold Leaders sku: 77653 -or- Ratpelt Kobold Leaders(6) 77653 sku: 07053 (not sure why the Ratpelts has 2 sku's) -or- Kobold Leaders (2) sku: 77350
    Kobolds (Barkscale)(6) sku: 77010 -or- Ratpelt Kobold Mooks (6) 77652 sku: 07052 -or- Kobold Mooks sku: 77652


    Goblins

    Goblin Elites (3) sku: 77713 -or- Goblin Command (2)sku: 77349
    Goblin Warriors (6) sku: 77444 -or- Goblins (6) sku: 77024 -or- Goblin Skirmishers (6) sku: 77445


    Orcs

    Surkar, Orc Shaman sku: 44004
    Orc Fighter sku: 77019
    Orc Archers (3) sku: 77002
    Orc Spearmen (3) sku: 77003


    Bugbears

    Bugbear Cleric, Mogg sku: 77232
    Bugbear Fighter, Rugg sku: 77231 -or- Bugbear Ranger, Kegg sku: 77233 -or- Bugbear Fighter sku: 77015 -or- Bugbear Fighter, Bhonk sku: 30005


    Ogre

    Ogre Chieftain sku: 77005 -or- Kagunk, Ogre Chieftain sku: 77105 -or- Ogre Chieftain sku: 77566
    Ogre Smasher sku: 77454 -or- Ogre Guard sku: 77456 -or- Ogre Clubber sku: 77455 (not currently in stock)


    Ettin

    Ettin sku: 77706 -or- Nor'Okk, Ettin sku: 77103


    Hill Giant

    Hill Giant Lowland Chief sku: 77483
    Hill Giant Lowland Warrior sku: 77475 -or- Krug, Hill Giant sku: 77313


    Troll

    Cave Troll sku: 77004 -or- Cave Troll sku: 77704 -or- Moor Troll sku: 44121 -or- Reaper Bones Black: Rock Troll sku: 44002


    Bandits

    Human Fighter Bandit Leader sku: 77507
    Human Fighter Brigands sku: 77707 (not currently in stock)
    Human Rogue, Women of Dreadmere sku: 44036
    Human Fighter Bandit Bully sku: 77508
    Human Fighter Bandit Enforcer sku: 77509
    Human Rogue Bandit Knocker sku: 77510


    Cultists

    Cultists (3) sku: 77517 -or- Cultist Priests (2) sku: 77518 -or- Cultists and Circle (3) sku: 77351


    Skeletons

    Bog Skeletons (5) (44115) sku: 07032 -or- Skeletal Swordsman (3) sku: 77017 -or- Skeleton Guardian Sword (3) sku: 77240 -or- Skeleton Guardian Axeman (3) sku: 77241
    Skeletal Archers (3) sku: 77018 -or- Skeleton Warrior Archer (3) sku: 77245
    Skeleton Warrior Spearman (3) sku: 77244 -or- Skeletal Spearmen (3) sku: 77001 (not currently in stock)


    Zombies

    Zombies! (5)sku: 77342 -or- Zombies (3) sku: 77053 -or- Zombies (3) sku: 77014


    Ghouls/Ghasts
    Ghouls (2) and Ghast sku: 77720


    Wight

    Rune Wight Thane and Jarl (2) sku: 44143
    Rune Wight Warriors (2) sku: 44141 -or- Rune Wight Hunters (2) sku: 44142
    Barrow Warden 1 sku: 77346
    Barrow Warden 2 sku: 77347
    Barrow Warden 3 sku: 77348


    Mummy

    Mummy Captain sku: 77145 -or- Mummy Sandkings (2) sku: 77725
    Mummy (3) sku: 77144 -or- Mummy Warrior (3) sku: 77146


    Ghost

    Male Ghosts (2) sku: 77970 -or- Female Ghosts (3) sku: 77971


    Flesh Golem

    Flesh Golem sku: 77169 -or- Flesh Golem sku: 77512


    Wraith

    Wraith Lord and Bodyguard (2) sku: 77642
    Wraith Slayers (2) sku: 77641 -or- Wraith Duelists (2) sku: 77643


    Gargoyle

    Bat Demon sku: 77261 -or- Mortar, Gargoyle sku: 77028


    Beasts

    Vermin: Scorpions sku: 77125
    Vermin: Spiders (2) sku: 77126
    Vermin: Beetles sku: 77127
    Vermin: Spider Swarm (2) sku: 77128
    Vermin: Beetle Swarm (2) sku: 77130
    Dungeon Vermin - Centipede (2) sku: 77427
    Dire Rats (6) sku: 77016 -or- Dire Rats (8) (77016) sku: 07036
    Giant Tomb Rats (6) sku: 07031
    Giant Frogs (2) sku: 44024
    Oxidation Beast sku: 77032
    Giant Spider sku: 77025 -or- Cave Spider sku: 44057
    Wolf Pack (3) sku: 07038
    Dire Boar sku: 7767
    Cave Bear sku: 44082 -or- Dire Bear sku: 77494
    Companion Animals sku: 77216
    Lions (2) sku: 77341
    Griffon sku: 77689 -or -Griffon sku: 77157
    Basilisk sku: 77371
    Manticore sku: 77577
    Dire Crocodile sku: 77670


    Lizardmen

    Lizardman Warrior sku: 77050 -or- Lizardman Spearman sku: 77154
    Lizardman Archer sku: 77425
    Lizardman w/ Club and Shield sku: 77426 -or- Lizardman Warrior sku: 77155


    Gnolls

    Gnoll Cleric, Boneflail sku: 77234 -or- Gnoll Warlock, Toghra sku: 77235
    Blackmane Gnoll Ravager sku: 07059 -or- Gnoll Fighter sku: 77388 -or- Gnoll Fighter sku: 77012 -or- Gnoll Fighter, Bloodmane sku: 77236
    Gnoll Ranger, Blacktongue sku: 77104


    Minotaur
    Minotaur sku: 77501 -or- Female Minotaur sku: 77752 -or- Bloodhoof, Minotaur Barbarian sku: 77251


    Elementals
    Large Earth Elemental sku: 77185
    Large Air Elemental (CLEAR) sku: 77584
    Large Fire Elemental sku: 77082
    Large Water Elemental sku: 77311
     

    D&Disms

    Mockingbeast sku: 77048
    Gelatinous Cube SKU: 77305
    Lowland Owlbear sku: 77674
    Owlbear sku: 77156
    Ankheg sku: 77230
    Filth Beast sku: 77394

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