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About Schwarz-Brot

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  1. Pigments - pastel vs real stuff

    I have no experience but would absolutely expect the same behaviour since you fill up the structure of the surface you just created. I always thought pigments were simply applied onto a moist surface and left as is. Am I wrong there? This of course wouldn't work an models that are handled a lot after finishing. I think in this case after creating the structure and sealing it a touch up with paint is unavoidable.
  2. What miniatures did you purchase lately?

    Another miniature-heavy kickstarter for me: Cthulhu Wars Onslaught 3... Will arrive sometime 2019 I estimate. No worries yet. Around the end of this month the first of four waves of Kingdom Death 1.5 is about to land. This will keep me busy for quite a while.
  3. 1/10 Nuts Planet bust Mother of Dragons

    Eyes to fall in love with! Brilliant so far.
  4. Big BMW 1/16

    You do a great job there. Though I am really shocked to see how little detail Revell put into a larger scale model. I was tempted to get one, but this is ridiculous. So here's a double thank you for showing your work!
  5. What miniatures did you purchase lately?

    I moved on quite a while ago. I now mainly paint single miniatures for my personal display and the miniatures of some Boardgames in larger quantities. Revell did not suit my fantasy and sci-fi taste. Airfix was not available from the local stores.
  6. What miniatures did you purchase lately?

    Wow, you've got quite a lot to do there! My first adventures into miniature painting before that internet came around... Revell miniatures in 1/72 and 1/35. Took me quite a while to realize there were much better models out there...
  7. Strach building novice

    I'd file a channel in there and glue in a piece of stretched sprue of the right diameter. Then carefully cut and sand into the desired shape.
  8. I like those threads in the other areas. They often give me ideas of kits and manufacturers I did not know about. Also I just like to see what others add to their stash. So, let me start with my latest purchase, I bet some of you did not know about these miniatures. I got me some nice 54mm resin miniatures by Ouroboros Miniatures. Pictures are taken from the Kickstarter Campaigns, though I did buy them just now, not via Kickstarter. Ork Brave: Orc Shaman: Moon Man for being really weird: Hypno: And celestial. This one reminds me very much of the weird and dark style of Kingdom Death which I really like: I received the miniatures today and can say they seem to be of superb quality on first glance. The detail is very crisp so they are going to be fun to paint. I am really looking forward to do so. They sell the miniatures at kickstarter rates at the moment till 7th August. Contact is possible via Facebook or email, they respond extremely fast and are very nice folks, I can only recommend them. So, what did you add to your stash lately?
  9. Model parts scratch material

    I'd use fine Milliput. Easy to work with and very sandable. Fine Fimo would also work well after baking. It becomes very hard and is then easy to sand.
  10. Photobucket blues

    Imageshack works well but is not free anymore. I use it and I am happy with it.
  11. Finsbury Park attack

    So lately there's been a number of posts regarding attacks and catastrophes. We live in strange times and one can't help thinking about what's wrong with this world. In this sense I post a very contentious question. I do not expect any of you to answer the question. It is more rhetorical in nature. I want people to think about it, not to brag. If I think about recent news the London bridge attack comes to mind. It was deemed a terroristic act and many around here gave their condolences and concerns a voice. I didn't, though I obviously took my time thinking about it and the victims. The topic was opened hardly two hours after the attack. Not soon after there's the fire at Grenfell Tower. Many die and again many voices of condolences. Again, the topic was opened the very same day. This time there's no terrorism involved, at least as far as we can tell. Again, my thoughts were with the victims and those related to them. I did not read through all those repeating posts. So I do not know, if anyone from around here was involved or not. The topic starters clearly were not in both cases, which is what I want to point to. Which leads us to the latest incident, Finsbury Park attack. It's been a few days now, but still no topic on this. NO CONDOLENCES. And I ask you - every single one of you - how comes? Please take the time and think about it. Finsbury Park Attack. It ticks all the right marks: many injuries, one man dead, deemed a terror act WITHIN MINUTES. Media coverage was enough for the last of us to note the incident. While I am sure many of you are like me and do not voice their condolences via this forum some around here usually do. Since no one raised his voice I ask myself what might be the reason. I take there's very few to no Muslims on this forum, which for sure will feel more offended then the rest of the world does, and they are right to do so. Still, at least those of you who live in or around London or any other larger city for sure deal with Muslims regularly, if not on a daily basis. Heck, I would be surprised if you did not have any in your circle of friends or at least in your chess- or sports- or whatever-clubs, in classes at school or university or wherever. You don't? I ask you, why is that?! To me, there is ZERO difference between any immigrant, any refugee, any visitor, any native and any locale, between Male or female or anything inbetween, atheist, Christ, Muslim, Jew, Hindu, whatever, between homo- or heterosexual, between me and any of you. Though the refugees story of life might be more interesting to hear than yours or mine. I admit, I am very open minded, more than most of the folks surrounding me and I of course understand if someone doesn't want to try homosexual relationships. But I really do not understand why a gay wouldn't be allowed into my sports team. This would be a reason for me to IMMEDIATELY leave that team forever. And I would brag about it loud enough for others to realize. Same goes for any other group. The point is - I do not care about groups. It's all people. So why would I be less shocked by an attack on Muslims conducted by a Locale than by an attack of a (not really) Muslim on Locales. Not reacting to this latest attack like to any other attack is like approving what happened, even if we do not intend to do so. Which is why I took the time to post this. I want to live in peace and wealth and I am lucky I was born here. I want everyone anywhere in the world to be able to do so, too. Think about it. I repeat, I JUST WANT YOU TO THINK. If you feel offended, there's obviously a reason to do so. The next time I visit London I'll lay down a flower at Finsbury Park Mosque. Maybe you should, too. I offer my condolences to any victim any relative and any friend of Finsbury Park. Jan. Moderators, Admins: Please feel free to close this if necessary. I understand I chose some harsh words in places and I did so deliberately. This post of mine might very well provoke some harsh answers. If you feel the need to delete this post, this is fine with me. I just felt this was important to put out here.
  12. DIY photoetched parts: some questions

    They work. Tubes give better light coverage, LEDs might get you blind spots. Didn't look at the actual products you linked, just general knowledge.
  13. 1/9? Scale harley quinn figure

    Try e2046.com vor anything comic/anime/manga related. Not my kind of stuff, so I never ordered there, but I know folks who did. Everything went smooth all the time afaik. http://www.e2046.com/advanced.php?search_keyword=harley quinn&cat=0 If it's out of stock they list the original manufacturer usually, so there's ways to hunt things down.
  14. What have you purchased 8

    A literal truckload of tools. A small and a large wood turning lathe with LOADS of tools and additional gear, Welding stuff, about 50 files, huge 200mm(!) bench vice, drill press, a heavy duty press, And best of all - a super small lathe for metal work. This is going to aid my modelbuilding AND metalwork greatly. Most tools are lower-end industrial grade or better hobby stuff. Basically I paid the guy and have the opportunity to take whatever I want from a garage filled to the roof (literally!) with all kinds of wood and metal tools. Next week I'll haul home the next load. I know there's a belt saw in there and I bet there's even more metal working tools in the back of the garage... We only managed to dig about halfway in because it is just full of stuff, accumulated over a lifetime of a passionate DIY-guy. Please tell me, who needs 4 presses of about the same capability in his diy workshop?! This is going to kickstart my own workshop, that I am working on at the moment. Most of these tools are pretty old and need a good service, but that is fine, after all these are used tools. Really looking forward to polish them up. And the seller is happy as his passed away dad would have loved to see his tools getting even more use by someone who cares.
  15. hiroboy.com fuel line

    Never worked with it. First try would be flaming the ends with a lighter. If it does not work an alternative might be soaking the place to cut in a drop of super glue first. Let dry, cut. Good luck.