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  1. The Hangry Hangry Hippo 77586 Avatar of Rage (Hippo) From Bones 3 KS Savage Avatars add on Sculpted by Jason Wiebe Bones Classic PVC 60mm base
  2. The monument "Sverd i fjell" (Swords in rock / mountain) outside Stavanger in the west of Norway, to commemorate the Battle of Hafrsfjord, a sea battle between Viking factions for the throne of Norway around the year 872 where they lashed their longboats together and had it out on the decks, staining the sea red. The swords are over 9 metres /yards tall This momument has always struck me as as a massive landmark akin to the giant Argonath statues along the river that the fellowship of the rings sail past in the first part of the Lord of the Rings
  3. I put some Superglue on each part, then squirt a small amount of the resin in between/onto one of the parts and quickly press together. If I am to slow the mix will set and I will need to scrape it off and try again. Getting the amount of glue vs the amount of resin is the key for a good bond. Sometimes I overdo both, especially when fixing a large mini to a base. A puddle of superglue in the right spot on the base, dip the foot in the puddle, squirt on a dollop of plastic putty and press the part down. Boy, does that set hard and make for a very strong bond. (and oftentimes messy.)
  4. This is the "Soul Stealer" bust from Artisan Guild's welcome pack on patreon. I printed it on my Elegoo Mars Pro resin printer. This might be the first bust I have ever painted, not counting an Orc bust from the very early days of Forge World that I started but never finished and sold off at some point in the distant past (oh, the Folly of Youth). So why this newfound fascination for busts? I hear you ask. Well, it's the RCL again. "Bust" is a quarterly category, and since Reaper only make a very few busts, none of which are readily available at the moment (there will be a few released after Bones 5 fulfills later this year), the fine folks at Reaper have decreed that bust entries are not limited to Reaper product. Did I mention that the RCL has been a fun way to choose what to paint? It really helps to keep things fresh and to motivate to finish the pieces I start. And now also to paint other stuff than I usually would. I do not buy busts as they are generally outside my scope of interest. However, I do own one or two busts as .stl-files that have been parts of patreon bundles. And with such an extensive library of files at hand, once I decide to do one, it does not take long to make supports and print one off. But what to choose? Tentacle-face or a human face? Do you want to know more?
  5. The above is a very good write up. I would like to add to this or highlight that Bones Black and Bones USA are very different materials with different properties (bones black and bones classic are much more similar to one another than to bones USA). Each of the materials have a distinct "feel" to them, which is apparent when comparing minis IRL and working with them to remove mould lines and such. However BB and BUSA are similar in the sense that both hold great detail and far superior in that way to classic bones material. IMHO Bones USA holds detail even better than Bones Black and maybe even metal, as is on par with many boutique-grade resin minis in the quality of the details.
  6. I got the Darius mini the other day. I would add to my Bones USA experience the following: The plastic is problematic when removing the broccoli base with clippers. The base broke and shattered like glass under the clippers, fracturing the material in more spots than where the clippers are cutting. It does not behave similar to the other bones materials. This makes modding more difficult than with the other bones materials. There were some rather prominent mould lines all over, and a piece of vent on the tip of the hat that was difficult to carve off without damaging the point of the hat. There was a wild blob of material(?) on the cape that needed carving and sanding.
  7. rule of thumb, they started at 77001 with the very first pre-kickstarter bones, and just continued on using the same number sequence for subsequent releases after/from the kickstarters. The lower the SKU number is, the earlier the release. and vice versa. The recent bones 4 releases are in the 77600s. Note that bones black, chronoscope, pathfinder, and such other IP-series have other SKU series than 77XXX
  8. Drrrink! Gerrrls! Feck! that is just excellent!
  9. To add to the confusion, even the white bones were made in different grades of softness/bendyness. I believe this has to do with ease of pulling from the mould more than anythng else. Generally, minis from Bones 3 and 4 kickstarters are in the "better bones" mix. even if they are white. Look for SKU code of 77320 and above. Apart from this, as @ttuckermansays, look in your FLGS to see the colour of the bones in the blisters.
  10. (unknown code) Bones USA Mangu Timur or Darth Sauron as I like to call him. Or maybe MandaSaurion is better? Sculpted by Bobby Jackson Bones USA 32mm base. This version currently only available as part of the recent Bones USA Learn to Paint Kit.
  11. Were-Lemmings. We certainly need more were-lemmings. With and without blue robes.
  12. Such a masterpiece. There are levels to this game.
  13. It can make sense. Consider that the "same" colour can have different base mixes, for example blacks where some are bluish, some are brownish, some are greenish when thinned. By the same token, most whites are different shades of offwhite. This can be a source to get in tints of colour while still keeping to the rules.
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