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I'm waaaay out of practice - I started back up again after Bones I shipped, then got distracted by life, and started back to painting again a few weeks ago.  These Bones from the Kickstarters are definitely great practice, and it's like someone said earlier in this discussion:  as far as hobbies go, this one lends itself well to leaving it for months or years or decades, and coming back to it again (worst case scenario, when times are tough, it's possible to sell old minis off for a little more than I paid for them!)

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31 minutes ago, kristof65 said:

I'm convinced that one of them is dishwasher warped kitchen bowls

 

It seems kind of a shame that someone so desperately in need of attention has yet to find a place for positive interaction in what can be a fairly accepting community. Oh well, maybe if they don't get the validation they require from trolling, they'll calm down and join the hobby and possibly even become a better person. I can hope anyways. 

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1 hour ago, Jeronimus said:

 

Thank you for the welcome! First post and first time I'm getting in on the Kickstarter. Even though I eyed the past two from afar, I wasn't painting yet when they were happening... It was tempting, and now that I've started painting, I regret not having the Dreadmere figures I was so in love with last time.

All I need now is something to bridge the next year-and-a-half...

 

Lucky for you all that Dreadmere stuff is in retail now. 

 

56 minutes ago, Garhom said:

 

Don't be to afraid of messing up to badly. If you really don't like a paintjob, just bathe the mini in Simple Green for a day or so, then scrub it and most of the paint should come right off. I've had to do this for a couple of minis myself and it worked like a charm.

 

 

Don't even need to strip it to start over.  Most "bad" paint jobs I have seen either haven't gone far enough to get out of the "ugly stage", or only need a few color changes or touch up to become significantly improved. 

 

20 minutes ago, YronimosW said:

 

I wish I had done that.  My first minis were painted waaaaay back in the early or mid '80s, with Testors' Enamels,

 

 

Same here.  I just kept painting and improving.  Unfortunately, my eyes are going the other way now.

 

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2 hours ago, NebulousMissy said:

 

It seems cryo tanks might look good if made out of cryo tanks.

 

No, really, consider the small CO2 cartridges used in cooking. Tiny cryo tanks used to make homemade foams like fancy whipped cream. Easily emptied over the course of a few pies. 

Or those running basic/simple CO2 setups in a nano fish tank.  85g tanks are commonly used for those wanting a cheaper entry point than a full on 5lb tank setup. 

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56 minutes ago, klarg1 said:

 

That's a little disappointing.

I'm expecting a sudden surge after the Reaper preview Twitch show.

 

But it has been unusually slow in the past 6 hours after yesterday's boost.

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6 minutes ago, Bane Of Humanity said:

Its funny almost everyone I know thats 35+ started with Testor's  There was no guidance back then.

 

"Back in my day", it was really easy to find a boxed set of those Testor's paints in the hobby aisle of the local S-Mart, along with a basic selection of plastic military and sports car model kits, and of course that Testor's cement that smelled vaguely like oranges!  I didn't realize that superstores just don't have model shelves anymore, it's all been effectively replaced with fancy Lego sets (and a frankly much better selection of cheap craft acrylics!), and to find that Testor's cement and paint today, you've got to go online to a specialty store.  Not even FLGSs or Railroad Hobby brick-and-mortars seem carry that sort of thing anymore!

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, YronimosW said:

 

"Back in my day", it was really easy to find a boxed set of those Testor's paints in the hobby aisle of the local S-Mart, along with a basic selection of plastic military and sports car model kits, and of course that Testor's cement that smelled vaguely like oranges!  I didn't realize that superstores just don't have model shelves anymore, it's all been effectively replaced with fancy Lego sets (and a frankly much better selection of cheap craft acrylics!), and to find that Testor's cement and paint today, you've got to go online to a specialty store.  Not even FLGSs or Railroad Hobby brick-and-mortars seem carry that sort of thing anymore!

 

 

 

Probably because of the whole "flammable" thing lol

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Yeah, no doubt the flammability, the fact that the stuff is probably hideously toxic, and I imagine someone somehow has found a way to mix them up in a Styrofoam cooler with a bunch of other terrifying substances to turn them into a cheap chemical escape from reality.  It's annoying how many things that were completely normal in the '80s have become a hassle to shop for today because they require a manager's approval, an ID check, and an FBI investigation, if the store hasn't given up completely and stopped stocking it!

 

On the bright side, I guess that painting Bonesium with acrylic paint is probably safer today, than it was painting lead minis with Testor's brand Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome in that unventilated broom closet we used as our gaming and hobby room was in the '80s  :lol:  It's probably no wonder my generation is a bit loopy today....

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2 hours ago, PhantomAsh said:

 

I will keep that in mind - I did notice some people mentioning it was Canada-friendly, but I will admit, international shipping for a box that size is not cheap over here, and I know shipping your flatrate boxes to Canada can get expensive too (I once was forced to get very creative getting a lot of comics from Boston to Vancouver.) But who knows what'll be the case by the time I have spare minis?

 

I was also considering two of Deep Depths. Very excited for Part 3 reveal today, I think that'll be more of a deciding factor.

Someone can correct me if I'm wrong but I'm almost certain Reaper has a Canadian distributor for their Kickstarters. I backed Bones IV and had no issues with shipping.

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<$5,000.

 

Just now, Piata said:

Someone can correct me if I'm wrong but I'm almost certain Reaper has a Canadian distributor for their Kickstarters. I backed Bones IV and had no issues with shipping.

 

What they did for Bones IV, was to put all of Canada on two containers and send them to UPS distribution facilities within Canada and then the packages were individually sent out.

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12 minutes ago, vulture said:

 

That guy is so ardently negative an malicious he may have an ulterior motive beyond simple trolling.

That's the primary reason I respond to him with stats - not to acknowledge him, but to provide a counter view point for anyone else reading. 

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4 minutes ago, Piata said:

Someone can correct me if I'm wrong but I'm almost certain Reaper has a Canadian distributor for their Kickstarters. I backed Bones IV and had no issues with shipping.

 

2 minutes ago, TripleH said:

<$5,000.

 

 

What they did for Bones IV, was to put all of Canada on two containers and send them to UPS distribution facilities within Canada and then the packages were individually sent out.

 

Thanks for this info! I did not know about the containers, that'll be nice that I won't have to pay for customs.

 

However my regards about shipping to Canada and posting to a USA address were actually in relation to Boxes of Goodwill. I'd like to try one at some point (probably after the kickstarter, to get rid of some of the duplicates I'll have) but it can be a bit much to ask people to pay that much to include me, and international shipping costs a bunch for me too. Thanks for the info though!

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