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Re: Reaper Miniatures

Post by pae » 8 Jul 2013, o 20:33

I suppose I should have clarified what I meant when I said 'clean'. Trimming off the various mold lines and other stuff is more difficult on these than on pewter (or even resin, for that matter).

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Re: Reaper Miniatures

Post by Pandadosmares » 9 Jul 2013, o 10:44

pae wrote:I suppose I should have clarified what I meant when I said 'clean'. Trimming off the various mold lines and other stuff is more difficult on these than on pewter (or even resin, for that matter).
Must be the same material that SDE and soda pop minis are made, its hell to clean them up :?

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Re: Reaper Miniatures

Post by Ariakas » 9 Jul 2013, o 11:26

Same goes for Dreadball, Zombicide or Sedition wars minis, it seems that the kind of plastic they are lately using in all those China produced Kickstarters is awful (and one of the reason why i now avoid them.)

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Re: Reaper Miniatures

Post by Barton » 9 Jul 2013, o 17:25

Interesting, I understand the material is partially recycled PVC (stuff used to make white plastic waste pipes). I will try various methods to remove flash and mold lines (files, sandpaper, cutting) and see which is best and let everyone know.
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Re: Reaper Miniatures

Post by Pandadosmares » 10 Jul 2013, o 11:01

i tried them all and they all suck big time, my personal test was to use them all (except files with large grain, they damage the mini) and go from knife to small grain sandpaper

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Re: Reaper Miniatures

Post by Ariakas » 10 Jul 2013, o 11:47

McVey on his tutorial videos for the Sedition Wars minis literally cut the mold line with a super sharp blade (think surgery material, not hobby knife)...
I think that material is ok for board games figures, but really not for something that emphasize on the miniatures themselves.

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Re: Reaper Miniatures

Post by Pandadosmares » 10 Jul 2013, o 12:53

Ariakas wrote:McVey on his tutorial videos for the Sedition Wars minis literally cut the mold line with a super sharp blade (think surgery material, not hobby knife)...
I think that material is ok for board games figures, but really not for something that emphasize on the miniatures themselves.
yeah, no good for showcase/competition, since you need to spend too much time preparing the figure

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Re: Reaper Miniatures

Post by Barton » 13 Jul 2013, o 22:20

Kickstarter Bones minis have a interesting "feature". The copyright is RAISED on the base. Another thing to sand if want them to be level (or use putty to level).
See the photo below (the color of the photo is off, it should be white plastic).
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Re: Reaper Miniatures

Post by Demi_morgana » 14 Jul 2013, o 16:26

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Re: Reaper Miniatures

Post by Nameless » 14 Jul 2013, o 17:36

metal minis are cast in house :)
these new "bones" minis in china, though I think they have some plans to cast them in their own place too. or maybe I'm wrong?
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