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  • in reply to: Von Unaussprechlichen Kulten 2nd edition pdf? #142917
    Muerto
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    More than two weeks with no reply to my enquiry. I also found a thread from mid-2019 on LAF with exactly the same issue which went unanswered. Given it was on the sub-forum that is ostensibly moderated by the vendor himself, I’d say he walked away from the wheel some time ago.

    Caveat emptor.

    in reply to: Von Unaussprechlichen Kulten 2nd edition pdf? #141961
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    Two new factions and an update to match Strange Aeons v2, as I understand it.

    I have done what maybe I should have done first and contacted the vendor. I’ll report any reply.

    Muerto
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    That is both helpful and still timely. Thanks.

    I gather from those photos that the Vallejo is easier to push around with a brush when wet but will shrink a great deal, where the Winsor & Newton looks more like you trowel it on and then sculpt, but when it dries it’ll look much like it did when you put it on?

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    Inspirational stuff. My 28mm ACW project – composed of one box of semi-painted infantry, hours of reading, and many, many day dreams – is based around the section of this action from the Emmitsburg Road to the Devil’s Den. So, this broader-scope game was very interesting indeed.

    You should be proud of the long-term effort required to furnish such a beautiful table.

    If you make it to Gettysburg I suggest walking that part of the battlefield.

    The one time I got there as a one-day side-trip from other business, I spent my whole time at that end of the field with my back turned to the triangular field I now spend so much time planning hobby activities around. So mothers, tell your children not to do as I have done. Tell them to spend a week there.

    Muerto
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    Thanks Mike – those are really helpful!

    Muerto
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    Very kind of you, and no rush whatever.

    It’d be great to have such a picture here for posterity.

    Muerto
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    Thanks Mike.

    Does the Winsor & Newton mask integral bases as well?

    I’m looking at 28mm, so possibly more coarse is more acceptable.

    in reply to: Arrrgrghhh!! #140781
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    @irishserb, @blackhat – More than happy to entertain the perspectives of such nuanced contributions, which seek to evidence their assertions and that avoid fallacious arguments.

    in reply to: Arrrgrghhh!! #140567
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    I know what you mean, but I can not think of a reason why you would put something on a site for sale, unless you wanted to sell it.

    If you have sufficient orders to fill your time then taking photos comes a long way down the list of jobs to do when you “ave a spare moment”

    I’d wondered too, but I guess that answers that.

    Playing Devil’s advocate, and acknowledging that I speak with exactly the authority of someone who’s never run a successful miniatures company to someone who has – is there maybe not something in the approach Mirliton takes with the Grenadier range: instead of dropping 7000 new products on the site, slowly introducing them in batches once the ducks are all lined up? (In their case, it’s about mould preparation as much as photos I believe, but still.) Again, without knowing whereof I speak, it can’t hurt your sales if you’ve got too many to handle already.

    in reply to: Arrrgrghhh!! #140502
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    … several manufacturers who have pretty much said outright ‘Can’t be bothered, you don’t like that, don’t buy from me, i really don’t care’ and I find that sort of refreshing. ‘The customer is always right’ can be taken far too far, and it’s a nice change to sometimes hear ‘I do this for my own reasons, if you don’t like that, tough luck. Bye’ 🙂

    But then I wonder, just can’t be bothered taking photos, or can’t be bothered making good miniatures either? It goes back to the original question though: Do they not want sales? If they do it for their own reasons other than sales, then that’s fine I guess.

     

    But really, do you want to buy:

    Navy Models and Books
    MT63 Chesapeake £24.00
    (Historical blurb)

    Black Cat Bases
    Cat Servant with dueling pistols £2.00
    He is 28mm to eye.

    Old Glory Miniatures
    Product ID: CD-200 M4 Sherman $27.00
    15mm scale – 3 Tanks

     

    Or do you want to buy:

    Navy Models and Books
    MT63 Chesapeake £24.00
    (Historical blurb)
    NM&B Chesapeake

    Black Cat Bases
    Cat Servant with dueling pistols £2.00
    He is 28mm to eye.
    bcb

    Old Glory Miniatures
    Product ID: CD-200 M4 Sherman $27.00
    15mm scale – 3 Tanks
    OG Sherman

     

    Okay, as noted above the need for a Sherman photo is debatable, but I do like to look at the tracks.

    Those are all pretty point-and-shoot, but I’m enthused by all 3 products now. I really don’t think the one man band argument cuts it – anyone who’s posted to the workbench thread has done photos like the above, and they suffice.

    All 3 companies do have some other products with more careful photography, so you can have levels, too.

    in reply to: Arrrgrghhh!! #140370
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    There’s the Eureka Minatures approach which is (or appears to be) a dark wash on bare metal followed by a black and white photo. It need not be art, though I think everyone appreciates the results of a good 10-hour process.

    in reply to: Arrrgrghhh!! #140357
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    I’ve seen similar threads elsewhere where manufacturers come on and with great indignation list the reasons Guy mentioned (which I assume you’ve seen before too, Guy).

    There are parts of my job I don’t like either. If I don’t do them, there will be consequences.

    When there are parts of my job I don’t know how to do, if I don’t learn them there will be consequences.

    When there is equipment necessary for my job that I don’t have, if I don’t get it there will be consequences.

    If your job, or side hustle, is running a small business and you don’t run it to the reasonable expectations of the clients, there will be consequences for your sales.

    in reply to: What's on your painting desk/table/corner #140350
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    Brilliant mix of underbrush on those tree bases.

    Great banner on the elves! Freehand?

    Muerto workbench

    So, the genesis of a Gaslands gate from Pegasus Hobbies bits (5% finished), a 3D-printed toad (too small for use), some Wizard Eyes (95% finished), jetties (50% finished), Reaper bones (25% finished), Perry ACW converted to 2nd US sharpshooters (25% finished), Galsands terrain (25% finished), a stone wall made from left-over putty (never ending).  One of those things was on the to-do list written in January.

    I might finish those Wizard Eyes today.

    in reply to: Welcome to the General Forum #140347
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    Thanks Shaun! A welcoming place already.

    in reply to: Welcome to the General Forum #140272
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    Hi all,

    I’m located in Australia and try to stick to 28mm, which I paint at a glacial pace. Hence I enjoy skirmish games like Advanced Song of Blades and Heroes, Frostgrave, Rogue Stars, Fistful of Lead, Gaslands, or at the largest figure count, Saga and Blood & Plunder.

    This seems like a nice place. I might pop in occasionally and ask silly questions or give my 2 cents worth.

    Cheers!

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