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Everything posted by Mako

  1. Weighing plastic models down

    It's just a thought, not sure how much weight it would actually add, but has anyone tried pouring plaster into them to fill the underneath?
  2. It's quite common in my experience for miniatures forums to limit space per person - if everyone started uploading their pictures directly in whatever resolution they chose, the hosting space would be swamped with them all very quickly. As was said, third party hosting is the way to go. I personally use imgur, but there are a lot of choices out there.
  3. They could well be, I'm not sure. I'd guess they might be a harder plastic. Really, we need someone who has both to make that call
  4. SFG resin is suuuuper sensitive, be really careful when stripping that. I lost a few old resin models to pure iso-propyl alcohol, which is safe on every other resin and plastic I've ever tried. Hopefully the plastics are a bit more resilient, but if/when I get the Blacksmiths next week I'll know a little more hopefully
  5. The Goal Post Thread

    I finally got off my backside and built a goal for my newly painted Morticians, so I guess I should post it here
  6. I love Guild Ball miniatures!!!

    Those are awesome, I think I have a new favourite masons team
  7. The Perfect Guild Ball Gaming Table

    I guess this is the point where you have to decide how complex you can get
  8. Generally best to ask at a pharmacy, supermarkets will probably only have 70%.
  9. I have been painting, but I've not got anything to show for it yet (bonesaw needs his base doing and a matte coat to knock down the gloss varnish that protects him...). Instead today, when it was too warm to paint, I made myself a thematic dice bag for my guild ball stuff. It has a bit more room than I anticipated despite being in (fake) suede with a fake sude inner lining and a layer of padding
  10. I have stuff turn out badly all the time, it's how I know I'm learning something new I originally primed and started painting Silence, Cosset and Ghast in a different method. It sucked, so I stripped them. Unfortunately the resin SFG used did not like my paint stripper (which has worked fine on everything else I've tried, metals, plastics and about a dozen different resins) and it swelled. I had to trash all of them and buy in new copies (which also meant buying Obulus and graves in metal too... Cosset was an expensive mistake!) For everything except SFG resins I use iso-propyl alcohol, the 96% kind not the 70% rubbing alcohol kind. SFG resins I have no good solution for, so I won't be testing things out on models I can't replace individually (which may be a bigger problem in the future of course...) That said, if the paint is put on thin and smooth enough, sometimes I just re-prime and paint over it. Lazy but it works
  11. Mystery box!

    Yeah, I'd guess there were a lot that went very quickly... these things usually do. With the Blacksmiths, whatever the initial production run was is probably what will be there. And production runs aren't usually a handful of pieces They could have a couple of pallets just of that box, but gencon being gencon that could all go on the first day - unless they space the stock so it's available each morning, which has its own issues.
  12. The Perfect Guild Ball Gaming Table

    Check out Geekchic and Geek'n'son for expensive gaming tables, they're not really what you want for a transportable option but they might give you some ideas about what accessories/areas you could have. I'd definitely agree with @CurlyPaul on the size thing, you always need at least a good 6" on either end for cards, piles of widgets and the like. 4'x4' could let you do it as quarter folds, making it a bit less bulky in terms of carrying and storage, but that means you may need to figure out a more complex support structure. Are you thinking something with its own legs, or something that you can put on any normal table to turn it into a gaming space? Someting that might be cool to have is a momentum and VP counter built into it, a series of labelled holes with coloured pegs perhaps? Card holding grooves are also a great idea, maybe a shallow tray so the edges are just high enough to keep the dice from escaping when rolled (though that might be too bulky because of the depth needed). I love projects like these, so I'm looking forward to seeing your process edit: I'm not great at carpentry, though I have hacked some wood about in my time. I tend to find drawing it all out on something like Sketchup helps me work out measurements and hinging points etc.
  13. It's a little sad, but I ended up working out how to make custom gravel for the path - couldn't find any I liked in shops The only problem I have with gencon is that I'll try and pick up the blacksmiths, then when I get back I still have to finish the morticians first six before I can start messing with the new toys!
  14. Mystery box!

    Mat did have decimate, coin and someone else turned Solthecian a while back didn't he?
  15. Final pre-gencon update time! I had a bunch of stuff to do before I could finish, so I didn't hit my target of a fully painted team - Silence is only primed, and Dirge is still on the sculpting table. But I did get Ghast finished, complete with scarred skin, and painted up the goal. And a group shot, without the ball as I forgot I'd done that...
  16. @Selfyis right - every painter I know has at least one other person they look at and go "damn you, you over-talented &@£#%£". Including top end multiple award winners... So the only sensible solution is to ask if you're personally happy with where you are - if you are, then you're winning already
  17. Sanchex Cup 3!!!

    Playing on vassal does have that extra challenge of having to compensate for bizarre probability spikes
  18. Dark souls board game shipping?

    Were you a KS backer, late backer, or pre-order? Also, how long ago did you send them your last email? Just to make it easier for them to track it down once they see this topic
  19. Bonesaw - do you love him or hate him?

    Yeah, basic memory fail on my part there - forgot football dervish costs 1MP too
  20. Bonesaw - do you love him or hate him?

    It is a little unpredictable, aye... That's why I use scalpel for it, she's usually far enough forward to let him stay in range while dodging up, and she's got a 3 dice kick so it's a bit less risky
  21. Bonesaw - do you love him or hate him?

    Pretty sure it was ruled that he can pass, make a teamwork action (as it's only the receiver that is forbidden from doing that), getvthe ball passed back, make another teamwork action, sprint and shoot. Which is 24" goal threat needing 3 inf and 1MP going in. Although I'm working from memory so I stand to be corrected!
  22. Escalation league kit and 'Lucky'

    Which reminds me... when and where is steamcon UK again?
  23. Cards design idea

    Spacing it horizontally makes it harder for me to count quickly, particularly when there will be a second row of results underneath that might not line up with the first row. A column number seems like a far cleaner option
  24. Escalation league kit and 'Lucky'

    *adds lucky to his Gencon raiding list*
  25. Escalation league kit and 'Lucky'

    Hey, two models out of two is still every model