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RGG 360 : The Best Ergoomic Handle for Miniature Painting


Darsc Zacal
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Because I know several folks here use painting handles.

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1061749597/rgg-360-the-best-ergonomic-handle-for-miniature-pa

 

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The only issue I have is the number of claims they are making. Not sure how many have actually been proven.

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Wow, that is indeed a lot of rather bold claims....  Only one I want to comment on is "paint like a pro", because to paint like a pro, I need a lot more practice with various techniques, and... Y'know, to actually sit down and regularly paint.  A handle isn't going to make me a pro ~_^

 

As for ergonomics...  My worry is that the shape, while it could be effective, the question is why just the one shape, and not several like other companies have gone (specifically, the hobby holder comes to mind).  Their design also doesn't have a brush rest, which can be beyond handy, especially if you're getting tired (but want to finish something) or are working on something that's an incredibly small detail.  At least that's what it seems like it would offer in my eyes.

 

- Why can't you get just the one handle with brushes and wet palette?  (oh, it'll be available as add-ons....  With no prices listed yet)

- There's also the question of sure, it can handle up to 55mm bases, but how about large metal minis?  Can those be handled as well by the putty without shifting or dropping issues?

 

Biggest question though...  They offer US friendly and EU friendly shipping...  But what about the UK, Canada, and Australia which are common shipping destinations?

 

EDIT: Rotation feature does look pretty neat though...

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Strange timing having this one run at the same time as the Hobby Holder one.  Plus it doesn't address the issue that was the main reason I got a Hobby Holder, namely the arm that I can rest my finger on.  Nothing is stated about what that magic orange stuff is that the minis are sticking too, either.  I mean, it's a handle and all, but I'm not seeing what makes it "The Best".  

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12 minutes ago, paintybeard said:

I was amused by the claim of: "Exhilarating rotation".

 

Are you meant to shout: "Wheee!" as the model spins around?   

 

Me too. Maybe the paint handle is good, but honestly, the SHAMWOWiness of it kinda deterred me. I'll stick with hot glue and wine corks for now. 

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3 hours ago, Olaf the Stout said:

What exactly does this have that the Hobby Holder doesn’t?

 

I was thinking that too. I can rotate minis on my hobby holder and use both bottle caps and corks if I want. Plus is that neato arm for resting my finger or brush on. And you can use it in a couple of different configurations. 

 

Plus, the hobby holder has lots of fun colors! (completely irrelevant to its use as a handle, but I like it)

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5 hours ago, Olaf the Stout said:

What exactly does this have that the Hobby Holder doesn’t?

 Well, a <£10 price point, which is nice (or at least, more reasonable than a hobby holder)

 

But other than that... idk.

 

I was almost tempted by the hobby holder because of the finger rest / arm, this one... idk I'm just not convinced that this has enough benefit for the cost.

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3 hours ago, MiniDungeonMaster said:

 Well, a <£10 price point, which is nice (or at least, more reasonable than a hobby holder)

 

But other than that... idk.

 

I was almost tempted by the hobby holder because of the finger rest / arm, this one... idk I'm just not convinced that this has enough benefit for the cost.

 

I have 2 Hobby Holders with grip handles and for me, they're excellent. They do seem overpriced for what they are, but it's the only holder I know of that comes close to the comfort of the Rathcore Grip, and the Hobby Holder is cheaper than that one and the bar is much easier to take on and off. You may not get what you pay for in terms of material, but it's so comfortable to hold and easy to use.

 

I'm currently backing this project, but I'm not sure I'll stay till the end. This one looks so easy to tip over, which is generally not a problem for my other holders. The Rathcore grip even has a base for the holder. The price is tempting, even with €5 shipping. I dunno.

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