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#56954
First impressions 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
I got my package Saturday, and i opened a couple of the boxes and look at them. I'm digging them. We are in the process of rearranging our house major renovations so i'm lacking the table space to fully pull them all out.

The Tote is nice and big, the boxes fit in it without a problem.

I went looking for some paints I'm going to look into the reeve's acrylic a bit more. I'm going to test out the Craft Smart stuff on a few pieces next weekend. The Liquitex is a bit pricey for the little amount i'll need for the small pieces like the chairs.
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#56966
Re:First impressions 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
Outside of DF line for the dungeon stone, I would highly recommend Vallejo or Reaper Paints for spare things like chairs, tables and misc items
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#56970
Re:First impressions 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
Legendox wrote:
Outside of DF line for the dungeon stone, I would highly recommend Vallejo or Reaper Paints for spare things like chairs, tables and misc items


Problem with that is there are no game shops in the area that sell them. Could only find Citadel, and with that many spare items i don't want to prime.
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#57012
Re:First impressions 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
So i unboxed everything last night to get the boxes out from underfoot and put them into a rolling storage container.

They feel solid, and grip the table pretty well so they won't slide around while using.

The dressing pack was a bit smaller then i expected, but in the grand scheme they are the correct size.

My 4 year old helped me unbox and put them away, the whole time she was building all kinds of layouts and designs without even having a clue as to what she was doing. She saw me put together the chamber of sorrows initially so i guess she knew what to do lol.

I wish i had taken pictures of her being my little princess geek. She kept telling me she was building princess castles.

Going to go hunt for paints at lunch today.
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#57021
Re:First impressions 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
As far as paints I read on one of the Reaper forums one of the guys goes to Lowes or Home Depot and gets olympic paints in quarts. They apparently even have colors like armor and dungeon grey I might actually try this since a quart is only like 12-13 dollars
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#57022
Re:First impressions 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
All those thinking of paints: just don't forget the checklist that went out from DF citing which paints seemed to work best without being tacky etc.

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#57025
Re:First impressions 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
Harneloot wrote:
All those thinking of paints: just don't forget the checklist that went out from DF citing which paints seemed to work best without being tacky etc.

:-)


problem i'm finding with the paints is that no one sells the miniature paints locally, and when i went to the arts store for those they are like $12a pop for a size i don't need. i've got the DF paints for the main coor,s but painting doors and chairs and beds and treasure and such i only need an OZ or two.

I'm thinking of just ordering straight from reaper for the handful of colors i'm looking for.
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#57027
Re:First impressions 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
I got my sets yesterday in Japan, and I was really surprised how small the individual set boxes were. I was thinking they would be larger. (First time DF guy here)

Everything was here, and I got a bonus wall section accidentally, so that is good.

Looking forward to painting some of them when the paint KS comes through.
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#57030
Re:First impressions 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
artcwolf,

www.miniaturemarket.com/ carries all the Vallejo and Reaper paints for quite cheap, delivered to your door. This is where I got my complete Vallejo Model Color and Panzer Aces paints anyway. They are of the "puny" size Stefan is referring them to in his funny painting tutorial videos. Reaper paints might be more user-friendly for new painters.
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#57062
Re:First impressions 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
Gliden sells a primer type paint, in quarts and gallons, called Gripper. It bounds to every thing including ceramic tiles. When I get my sets I'll experiment with it. It's a little more dense than normal paint but I've used it for years in theatre priming PVC pipe and glossy surfaces that need repainting.

It's tintable and holds paint well. My only fear is that you may loose some surface detail. I'll post once I check it out.
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#57075
Re:First impressions 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
Please, if anybody uses paints or primer not tested by us do so on 1 piece only before painting or spraying ALL your pieces....TEST it first!

let it sit for a few days to make sure it does not get sticky...and then for everyone's benefit, please post the results good or bad.

We tested many brands, but i am sure there are many other brands out in the world and especially in other countries.....please TEST first...or use the brands we tested and approved...

Thanks!

can't wait to see how folks paint their tiles!

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#57076
Re:First impressions 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
Stefan do you know if the manuf. washes them after?

to remove any mold release agents and such ?

speaking in regards to the unpainted sets of course.
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