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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Got Twelve Rats With My Reaper Bones, Still Looking For the Pile of Coppers


I finally got around to unpacking my Reaper Bones tonight. There literally is a crap-ton of minis.

I still need to cut apart the ones that are still one their sprue - bought the hobby knife last week while on vacation along with some brushes. I also need to glue together the bigger pieces.

Overall, I'm very happy. There are, however, a significant number of minis that are bent to the point they can't stand up. I've heard rumors of a 1 sec boiling water dip, bend into place and than ice water to lock, but I think I'll wait for others to work the kinks out of the process ;)

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  1. The boil method works great. I bought several of the pre-kickstarter bones to play around with until my box arrived (last week!) About 3 secs in water I brought to a boil then turned the burner off and then a quick dunk in the ice bath. Straightened right out.

    Dipping them in hot water is also a great way to add a touch of bend to modify the bones figures too.

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    1. Yep. This works like a charm. Many of mine were bent over parallel and they straightened out no problem with hot bath/cold bath method. Bent swords, warped spear shafts; all can be fixed permanently in seconds.

      Like Fred says, this is also an excellent way to modify the minis if you'd like to change their poses.

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  2. Here a video on the boiling water fix
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1IOgim6sRs

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    1. awesome find with that video Rob

      i actually got 2 owlbears - one assembled and bent, one unassembled and theoretically unbent

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  3. I'm glad you are happy with them, but the scale is just way off and the aesthetic is all wrong for my style of game. The box looks good though.

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  4. I intend to make a pile of 2000 copper pieces using Sculpey.

    Haven't decided if I'm going to make 2000 little disks (roll cylinders of Sculpey, cut into coins) or if i'm going to sculpt a lump to look like a pile of coins.

    I should note that I use the term "sculpt" loosely as it's not something I'm particularly good at.

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    1. Might be easier to track down someone with one of the Hirst Arts molds that have coin piles on them (#85 & #282, specifically) and see if they'll cast a number of them for you. While each pile is rather small - maybe 50-100 coins each - with a touch of sanding, stacking and gluing, they can be layered together to make a larger pile.

      I think I still have a good number of those piles in my "throw away" bin in the craft area downstairs if someone wants to sweet talk me into throwing a few into a USPS envelope for them. Combine a few of those with some Magic Mold from Fat Boy Games, and you can make all the coin piles you'll ever need.

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