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Re: Miniatures

Postby southwestforests on Thu 22 Mar 2018 19:55

Success is good! 8-)
Cralis wrote: I remember waaay back that it was too easy to get too much primer and have problems.
Still is. But I can't reveal how I know that.
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Re: Miniatures

Postby coldsteel on Fri 23 Mar 2018 09:36

Cralis wrote:Everlasting wet pallette? *looks it up* I wonder how well it works? And I wonder how often you would have to change out the foam part?


Supposedly, since it'd mold-resistant, there's no need to swap it out. I did get extras just in case though. I use a jury-rigged Tupperware container that works for a couple-3 days; then you have to swap out the paper towels and wax paper.
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Re: Miniatures

Postby nukesnipe on Fri 23 Mar 2018 19:41

Bwhahahahahaha!!!!

In San Antonio for the State Science Fair. Volunteered today. Wife's judging tomorrow. I don't judge. Have the whole day and perhaps most of the evening to myself. Brought my painting gear and my entire TFN fleet that has yet to be painted.....
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Re: Miniatures

Postby southwestforests on Sat 24 Mar 2018 02:42

Ask wife to let us know if anyone has done a project on reactionless drives or force beams.
Here's to successful painting 8-)
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Re: Miniatures

Postby nukesnipe on Sun 25 Mar 2018 19:25

No drive projects, but some of those kids are scary smart. My son placed 3rd in Energy and Transportation at state in 2012.

Finished (mostly) the stripes on my ESs, CTs, FFs and DDs; I consider that a good day's work. Took tomorrow off, so hopefully and can get some more accomplished.

Beginning to feel ever so slightly guilty about all the unpainted miniatures.... :oops:
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Re: Miniatures

Postby coldsteel on Mon 26 Mar 2018 13:28

nukesnipe wrote:Beginning to feel ever so slightly guilty about all the unpainted miniatures.... :oops:



Don't get me started on my backlog.....
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Shapeways price change

Postby nukesnipe on Wed 05 Sep 2018 12:24

I saw a post on The Miniatures Page that spoke of some new Shapeways "pricing algorithms" and was wondering how that was going to impact the Starfire miniatures.

Also, how does "Smooth Fine Detail Plastic" compare to Frosted Ultra Detail?
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Re: Shapeways price change

Postby Cralis on Wed 05 Sep 2018 12:59

nukesnipe wrote:I saw a post on The Miniatures Page that spoke of some new Shapeways "pricing algorithms" and was wondering how that was going to impact the Starfire miniatures.


That happened a while back (unless I missed something new, and it had very little impact on our miniatures. Basically the big change was that taller models will cost more. Ours are set to lay flat so the prices didn’t hardly change at all.

Also, how does "Smooth Fine Detail Plastic" compare to Frosted Ultra Detail?


They changed a bunch of names but the materials remain unchanged. I guess it was time to rebrand or something.
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Re: Miniatures

Postby nukesnipe on Wed 05 Sep 2018 14:10

Cralis,

Thanks. The TMP post ( http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=489027 ) was dated today, but links to a Shapeways forum thread that started on August 27th: https://www.shapeways.com/forum/t/pricing-changes.97888/ .

I noticed the Starfire prices had increased a bit, and that the materials were all different from what I remember. I just wasn't sure if the price increases were the result of the topic of the post I saw or something else.

Still working on my TFN fleet. Made some progress this past weekend....
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Re: Miniatures

Postby Cralis on Wed 05 Sep 2018 16:23

nukesnipe wrote:Cralis,

Thanks. The TMP post ( http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=489027 ) was dated today, but links to a Shapeways forum thread that started on August 27th: https://www.shapeways.com/forum/t/pricing-changes.97888/ .


Ok that is new. But it says that shop owners are not part of the new deal yet and will be informed. That’s why I haben’t heard of it yet.

I noticed the Starfire prices had increased a bit, and that the materials were all different from what I remember. I just wasn't sure if the price increases were the result of the topic of the post I saw or something else.


What has changed? I’m not seeing anything that has obviously changed on its own. Of course, the post said that the changes right now are on the customer’s side.

Still working on my TFN fleet. Made some progress this past weekend....


Jealous! I had to spent my fleet income on medical expenses the last few months...
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