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Marvel United - Return of the Kickstarter

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New Marvel United arrived! Unfortunately the sales model for Marvel United means, ALL of it arrived at once! I wish I could have been exploring the game for the past year but the expansions that were initially planned for retail never were released, and became available a second time via the Marvel united: X-Men Kickstarter project.  I decided to get it all and worry about how much that was later. Well - it was this much: Which is both exciting and daunting. :D HoLy CoW that is a lot of Marvel United. I started with some characters from Captain America: Civil War. This is because my wife and I started re-watching the MCU movies when the original base set of Marvel United was released, and we had just finished watching Ant-Man - so Civil War is up next. Black Panther makes his debut in MCU, along with Baron Zemo (who doesn't dress up for the part). Scarlet Witch and Winter Soldier are returning characters. I also have primed Nick Fury and War Machine who have previously appears in t

Paint bottle transfer project - replacing Citadel Pots

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Citadel Paint Transfer Project My experience with this project has been frustrating in the long run. Citadel paints, thinned with additional medium, were transferred into bottles during 2018-2019. This was a slow and messy process. I would open the Citadel paint, add medium and shake, then pour, then repeat to get the most out of each bottle. I then capped the bottle with a 'split' tip.   Split tip Open tip Flip and cap tips (too open for thinned paint) Results This worked great for a bit. But over a few months these tips clog up. They still work of for some washes, but even the washes eventually clog for  the most part. On the flip side, if I try to use an 'open tip' there is no resistance and the paint just dumps out. Looks great! Wish it worked so well. This worked great - for a bit. Thi sis a great tool - better than water. Clogged - again. So messy --- oh well. Bottom Line: I'm  currently transitioning to using Vallejo Model Color. In the future I will

Party Marker from Roll Player Adventures

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  Roll Player is a great euro game built on drafting dice to create your RPG character, an allusion to the original way you'd make a DnD character by rolling 3 6-sided dice (3d6). Roll Player Adventures lets you take a character through a Choose Your Own Adventure style adventure. This marker is used to show your location on various maps.

Star Wars Terrain

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 I picked this terrain set up to use with Imperial Assault, though it is sold for Legion. The scale is jsut slightly different, but it will be ok for my purposes.

Warhammer Underworld - Garrik's Reavers! (and skin tone recipes)

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These guys are your standard barbarian-esque blood-loving Chaos warriors. Great poses, and varied skin-tones really bring out the character of each one. Thank you to RobpaintsModels for that inspiration!  Robpaints Youtube viso I used for inspiration Great skin tone recipes I used (taken from a video on Youtube): (Instead of Cadian Fleshtone - used either Medium/Flat flesh tones??) Pale, sickly, demonic   1. Bugmans Glow basecoat, washed with violet 2. VGA Pale flesh mixed with GW Cadian Fleshtone top down layering 3. Highlight with Pallid Wych Flesh 4. Reikland Fleshsade (1) to Druchii Viloet (2) then 1v1 with Lahmian Medium wash Default GW skintone 1. GW Bugmans Glow basecoat 2. GW Cadian Fleshtone highlight l 3. VGA Paleflesh super highlight from above 4. Reikland Fleshshade mixed 1v1 Lahmian Medium for wash (used on next two skintones as well Slightly darker skintone than the default 1. GW Bugmans Glow (2) to GW Steel Legion Drab (1) mix 2. GW Cadian Fleshtone 1v1 mix with GW Ushab