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  1. I understand the sticker shock, but as I pointed out elsewhere:


    The prices are definitely up there per figure. But it is 54mm resin, and a lot of resin at that. Similarly sized figures in metal run $40-$60 all day.


    Is it for everyone? Not at all. Is it outrageously priced compared to the market in general? Not really.

    And remember that this includes, shipping, boxing, and any applicable taxes. I've bought a ton of 54mm figs and I think our pricing is right in there. Many of these models are going to have 6-10 parts and packaging will need to be spot on for them to get to our backers safely. But I also understand we alll have our likes, I've wanted this project to happen for years, had it not been us, I would have paid nearly anything to get my hands on these beauties.

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  2. Bummer, I just discovered his stuff in the last couple of years. Picked up a ton in a used bookstore and got familiar with the Great Skeeve and the Phule series. Great fun, I love the tongue in cheek approach with the occasional moment that makes you go hmmmm. Always look to see if anything new is out from him... sad to know that isn't going to happen from here. :down:

  3. I'd like to suggest a 54mm version of this one. A bit more scantily clad perhaps. Andrea has been doing a larger scale pin-up series that is a lot of fun and I believe is selling well. I'd love to add Sophie to the case I'll have for pin-ups "soon", (like years from now). Obviously leaves open the possibility of an UL version as has happened in the larger scales in the past.

  4. Alliance Troops and Browncoats? Played a great Serenity based miniature game at a con here in Denver a couple of years ago. The host had managed to find miniatures to fill the bill, but specific ones would be great. Alliance guys would work great for gallactic cops for darn near anything. And heck the Browncoats might work with an Old West game.

  5. Owns a ton of fossils and even a dinosaur egg thanks to my brother.


    Real fossils? If so . . . la la la . . . I didn't hear that . . . (archaeology laws and all) ::P:

    Oh yeah, they are real but acquired legally. My brother is a geologist and a dealer in, of all things, meteorites and had contacts all over the world and acquires them through the same channels that many of the museums do. In fact he sells to a lot of museums when he tracks things down, even has a museum named after him in Bolivia...

  6. When my kids were younger, I tried to get them involved with things they were interested in, and brought them along to things I did to give them exposure to many options. My soon went through the train phase as well, but I will warn it is probably a phase and soon it will be more Lego sets, video games, all kinds of things. As they have showed interest in trying things out, I've gotten involved with them and supported their exploration. In fact I wouldn't be gaming and painting for competition if it hadn't been for my son's interest. I have closer relationships with my kids because we have developed common interests. They have both turned out to be musicians, I was always a sports guy, but they love it and the passion they have for it is the important thing, and I support it however I can.


    Try lots of different things, let them explore all thats out their and support the things they show a passion for, they will find them. When you find interests in common there is a lot of opportunities for spending time together.

  7. :devil: This could accidentally be a new marketing direction for the pageants, you may get more people watching to see the next train (or brain?) wreck. With the popularity of "reality" shows, which seem to be about showing the worst side of people in many cases, I wouldn't be surprised if watchers enjoyed the embarrassing moments.
  8. Couldn't agree more! This is a place of reasonable people and excellent administration. Even over in Beekeepers there may be serious disagreements but they are always kept civil, which keeps it fun. I can agree to disagree on a lot of things and hearing other reasonable point of view is valuable. Keep up the great work Reaper peeps!

  9. Yep, I would be Torin.


    Thanks for the kudos all! Doug's entry was a definite winner, very strong. Bit like kissing my sister getting 3 HMs, but I am also inspired to try harder... I got soooo close. Oh well, next year I'll break through... I hope. Hopefully some of the HMs will show up on the GW site when they do the update on Friday.


    And I do think Heilser should get a patchwork Sophie, and I'm quickly building a case for a patchwork Demon :upside:

  10. Picked it up about 12:30 Saturday am, read for a while. Had to be out Saturday am, so my wife read the whole thing Saturday. Got back from a bike ride Sunday and finished it off that day.


    Excellent book I thought, way better than book 6, that one could have done with a lot of editing. Props to her for finishing the series well!

  11. I love the Winsor & Newton brush cleaner, it's the only stuff I use. ::): Do be careful not to get any of it on the paint on the brush handle, as it'll strip it right off!!




    Found that one out the hard way, left a brush in it while I did something else and the paint on the brush handle bubbled right up and fell off, oops. Still works OK just feels funny on the fingers :blush:

  12. Shackles? :huh:


    So that's the jingling sound I've been hearing for the last 23 years...


    Married life has been great to me, my wife even puts up with my hobby and lets me have the whole basement!


    Good luck to you both, make each other your priority and all other things will go well.

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