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  1. Why would a beginner care if a bottle is 2 oz. or 0.5 oz?* I'm at 20 mini's and my bottles seems bottomless, except for accidents (Nuln Oil and Serapim Sepia, at separate occasions, all over! :( ) but theres still paint in those two. If it is for terrain, I can understand.


    *I'm a beginner, and care. It should be in ml, metric all the way.

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    I'm kinda surprised at how many of the current Bones (Kickstarted and regular flavor) have their metal brethren Not In Catalog; I wouldn't have thought "slow" sellers would be the best choice to risk expensive molds on. It's actually kind of heartening, seeing old minis rising to the top once more. ::):

    I'm not sure if you're looking at monsters or hero's (and am at work, so can't really check), but it has been mentioned that the Bones monsters outsell the heroes by far. It is still early in the life of Bones, so no one really knows how it's going to go, but I hear a lot of GM's (and players) who are ecstatic to be able to field hordes (or very large singles) of inexpensive monsters.

    $0.02

    -DD

     

    Hordes FTW!

     

    More critters, monsters that look good in groups, that you can buy 5 of! Me want! What about some Ogre clansmembers to follow the Chieftain? :)

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    so, goblins... did the factory actually have to glue these guys onto a sprue?

     

    :blink: Wait....I just had an image of the Mods glueing Buglips to a sprue....could help him "stick" to a thread topic..XD

     

    I'd totally buy a sprue of miniature buglips', make them a tiny undersized brush each, and get them working on the rest of the minis! :D

     

    (Okay, perhaps add some cage or something to stop them running off with it. Or promise them a dirty sock if they are good).

    Just get the Reapercon '13 Sophie to whip them into shape!

     

    ETA: Or, paint up a hydra like Takhisimat, and say the best painter gets to marry her....

     

    Mhm, possibly do something like that. Hmm, now for some way to get them to stop eating the paint/miniatures?

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    Well if he's in Russia, is he going to be back before you get your Vampire box? Because they are swappable.. and it would only be polite to check it for errors

    This was my thought. Completely swappable, and if he's not going to be back before you get yours... why wait? Same content, and it's not like you're stealing anything from him.

     

    I thought the exact same thing.

     

    Also - if something really bad happens, the bones are gonna be for sale when the KS is done.

  5. Cellar of Sorrow here. I lost my ability to keep my backlog in a single box about a month after I got into the hobby.

     

    Wee! I'm 2-3 months in and still get everything into a 2l box! May help that I paint for my RPGs specifically and still think that it shouldnt be tooo expensive ;)

     

    You're going to need a bigger box.... :)

     

    Planning on building a paint rack into my desk, with a few drawers ;) Think I'll have to clean out a drawer or two of the desk sooner or later tho!

     

     

    I've got unpainted figures older than some of the people reading this thread. Generally, unless it is something I opened and primed I don't worry about it. I have bought figures knowing they would not get painted anytime soon. Interests and needs change. I've got a whole box of cowboys and wild west figures (and Reaper keeps making more dammit!) waiting for the game group to get interested again. Ditto the Shadowrun figures, LotR skirmish....

     

    Wow! Interests change, agreed.

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    so, goblins... did the factory actually have to glue these guys onto a sprue?

     

    :blink: Wait....I just had an image of the Mods glueing Buglips to a sprue....could help him "stick" to a thread topic..XD

     

    I'd totally buy a sprue of miniature buglips', make them a tiny undersized brush each, and get them working on the rest of the minis! :D

     

    (Okay, perhaps add some cage or something to stop them running off with it. Or promise them a dirty sock if they are good).

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  7. I think I just lost some sort of painting virginity. I took a plastic box, filled it with minis that I don't think I'm gonna paint for some time. I even worry about some of them, telling myself they should be finished!

    Still, it's about 10 figures. I guess I'm still sort of blessed as a newbie ;)

  8. Monsters, monsters and more monsters!

     

    Players tend to buy and paint their own character miniatures in metal.

     

    What I need as a game master is inexpensive monsters to fill out encounters and stock the minions of unholy overlords. My interest in more Bones player characters is quite limited. But monsters? Yes, I need monsters.

     

    +1! You have better players than me, tho ;)

     

    Baring that, I'd like to see wagons, boats, buildings.

     

    +1!

  9. Noted. That's on my list. When I get some spare time from all of the Kickstarter systems and programming..

     

    I know how lacking time feels all too well. Out of curiousity, what language? :)

     

     

    Dibbler, what I do is log in (to the main page, not the forums) and add stuff to my cart. The site saves it until you clear your cart or place an order. It works as a temporary wishlist, you just may want to write down your wishlists you aren't purchasing that time (so as to add them back once your order is placed).

     

    -Dave

    P.S. Are you, by any chance, related to Disembowel-meself Honorably Dibhala? ;)

     

    Tho, I was not logged in and wondered why my cart wouldnt keep checked in...

     

    Guess which series I'd been reading before choosing a new internet-nick ;)

     

     

    Amazon's wishlist extension for Chrome is very useful for this as well

     

    Will look into! :)

     

    I usually have a text document saved onto my desktop with my Reaper wishlist.

     

    Really good idea, possibly other miniature stuff as well, I have a bad tendency of forgetting interesting sites.

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  10. All the rest of the larger D&D-type monsters

     

    Agreed! Large, scary things to kill my players with! Other things to kill my players with! Generally varied D&D-ish monsters :)

     

    A set of mis-shaped, evil, wizardly made stuff, like 3.5 pseudonatural creatures :)

  11. dirty water can also be a culprit.

     

    Possible culprits are even a tiny bit of pigment in the brush, or if you used any actual inks, which IIRC can re-dissolve into water or water-based products under some circumstances.

     

     

     

    I have been going trough the sealing in my head a few times now. I used a pretty well-used (old paint on it) plastic slab for a palette when brushing on the sealer, perhaps the sealer picked some up form there?

     

    Good to hear that the sealer really is intended to be brushed on directly on top of the paint.

     

     

    Could also be that it picked up some from the brush, if the brush had some paint residue in it. Or that the paint underneath wasn't 100% dry yet.

     

     

    dirty water can also be a culprit.

     

     

    I think everything was dry last time. I put it on some newly painted (dried for 48h) now, and it seems to have worked fine. I am leaning towards dirty water or red pigment in the brush :) I'll be more torough with changing the water, cleaning the brush and so on with sealer from now on!

     

    I may have dabbed it on a little thick. I went over the mini's sealed today. Some details, that I thought I kept with the paintjob, seemed more diffuse. Is sealer easily applied to thick? It may be bias ("I didn't do that? Never!) ;)

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    I'm starting to internalize that the bones are coming soontm. Do we have any inkling of how large a box a vampire level would ship in?

    Reaper has a video of them unloading Vampire pledge boxes here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-an-evolution-of-gaming-min/posts/416248

     

    I assume a shipping box would be only a little bigger than one of those.

     

    That video made me want to go above and beyond the "no-tax-money-limit" for Norway once and for all and just buy a vampire when they get available :)

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    Wonderful work! Awesome conpect with the painting speed! :)

     

    What is your plan for the army of bones? RPGs? :)

     

     

    That's the primary objective, though in actual reality that might just be an excuse for hoarding.

     

    It seems to be a bit too many for the standard game, I mean who needs to fight 20 skellies? Oooh, I could swarm the players, or paint some in "warlock-ly animatied" colors, or... Kobolds with different colors, to serve different dragons, or paint some Fire-rats or dragonic - whatever. Seriously doesnt need duplicates, right? ;)

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  14. I have been going trough the sealing in my head a few times now. I used a pretty well-used (old paint on it) plastic slab for a palette when brushing on the sealer, perhaps the sealer picked some up form there?

     

    Good to hear that the sealer really is intended to be brushed on directly on top of the paint.

  15. I got a laugh out of the dragon, sitting on a hoard of treasure. All dragons should follow his lead, forge gigantic coins that adventurers cannot carry, then they won't have to worry about thieves. Especially not hobbit sized ones.

     

    Neither does the coins fit into bags of holding...

     

    Welcome to the forums!

     

    Thank you :bday:

  16. My Bones!

     

    The dragon was really fun to paint! Red and orange base, drybrushed his scales.

     

    Good times were had with the bugbear, then it slowed down a lot! I finished him after reading upon buglips posts about painting bones quickly! :D

    The werewolf was the quickest job of them all. I experimented a bit on him. I ended up making a base in FIMO, cutting his base off, and supergluing him to the FIMO. Then Stirland Mud, black primer and drybrushed white + a little blue! :)

     

    Please excuse the pictures, my rig was a sheet of paper, flashlight and a phone :)

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  17. I used brush-on from army painter (Anti-Shine Varnish) that I picked up at my FLGS. The minis had been painted days (if not a week) ago. I did brush it on quie thick (and then distributing). I also found it quite hard to judge amounts, with clear medium!

     

    Is there a difference between varnish and sealer?

     

    Explain what you mean by "dragged the paint around" please. This is probably a silly question, but everything was dry before you sealed it.. yes?

     

    For example the horn of the dragon was painted purely "Rakarth Flesh", after I applied the sealer it got a slight red towards the tip, black at the base. I had the bases of the Kobolds painted gray+black wash, but they also got a slight red tint to them. Some of the Kobolds skin went a bit weird, some lighter areas, and I think it messed up my wash somewhat.

    I tried taking pictures of them, but couldn't get them right :/

     

    Is it correct to use this brush-on as varnish alone, or should I spray with something first?

  18. I applied Army Painter - Anti-Shine on my "young fire dragon" and kobolds. It seems like it dragged the paint around somewhat, and they look a bit different. Especially the dragon's horn isn't the white it used to be. Am I doing something wrong?

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