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In the last update FF said SoBS was their first game using harder plastic which made the molding process more expensive. I'm just curious why they may have went with the harder plastic. Does it allow for more detail in the miniature? Is it lighter overall allowing for bigger miniatures? Any one with experience in this?

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It allows the minis to hold more detail and is better for painting. They've said they want this to straddle hobby and board games, which is why they went with the harder plastic to aid the hobby aspect.
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Harder plastic means less droopy swords, gun barrels etc.
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turtleback wrote:

Harder plastic means less droopy swords, gun barrels etc.

It's like model Viagra.

Which brings up the question, what happens if the barrel is less droopy for more than four hours?
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Bobby4th wrote:
turtleback wrote:

Harder plastic means less droopy swords, gun barrels etc.

It's like model Viagra.

Which brings up the question, what happens if the barrel is less droopy for more than four hours?


Same thing as the viagra commercials tell you to do; you call a doctor.
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Bobby4th wrote:
It's like model Viagra.

Which brings up

I don't think you needed to go past there...

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So we won't have any Smooth Criminal cowboys...

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So we won't have any Smooth Criminal cowboys...

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I paused for a second to figure it out.

Then I remembered all my Mansions of Madness investigators.

Now I can't stop laughing.
 
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Hard plastic allows those who are interested in modifying/customising figures the chance to do so. Soft plastic does not give you that ability.
 
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shnar wrote:
So we won't have any Smooth Criminal cowboys...

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Thriller still in?
 
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Will painting these minis end with them being tacky for years like my LNoE minis?
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It's been years since I've done any painting, but the only tacky figures I ended up with were the ones I used gloss finish on.
 
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just remember how stupid is the ghost stories minis look like when they went with soft plastics

the sword never straight
 
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senorcoo wrote:
Will painting these minis end with them being tacky for years like my LNoE minis?


A: Remember to prime.

B: After you finish painting, cover the minis with a clear matte spray finish.
 
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I did both of those things with the original LNoE minis as I always do, but there was an issue with the plastic. Just wondering if that's been corrected.
 
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I've got first printings of A Touch of Evil and Fortune and Glory and neither one of them had tacky figures problems. I primed the figures, used acrylic paint, and sprayed them with Citadel Purity Seal.
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senorcoo wrote:
I did both of those things with the original LNoE minis as I always do, but there was an issue with the plastic. Just wondering if that's been corrected.

Did you give the minis a good washing with soap and water before painting them? Something you have to do with the soft plastic minis or you wind up with the tacky paint problem, or sometimes paint running. My Descent 1e heroes are all a mess due to not knowing that.
 
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Bobby4th wrote:
turtleback wrote:

Harder plastic means less droopy swords, gun barrels etc.

It's like model Viagra.

Which brings up the question, what happens if the barrel is less droopy for more than four hours?


Then you have to visit one of the Saloon Girls
 
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StormKnight wrote:
senorcoo wrote:
I did both of those things with the original LNoE minis as I always do, but there was an issue with the plastic. Just wondering if that's been corrected.

Did you give the minis a good washing with soap and water before painting them? Something you have to do with the soft plastic minis or you wind up with the tacky paint problem, or sometimes paint running. My Descent 1e heroes are all a mess due to not knowing that.


Sure did. I know that the original run of LNoE had this issue so I'm hoping they've corrected it since then.
 
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senorcoo wrote:
StormKnight wrote:
senorcoo wrote:
I did both of those things with the original LNoE minis as I always do, but there was an issue with the plastic. Just wondering if that's been corrected.

Did you give the minis a good washing with soap and water before painting them? Something you have to do with the soft plastic minis or you wind up with the tacky paint problem, or sometimes paint running. My Descent 1e heroes are all a mess due to not knowing that.


Sure did. I know that the original run of LNoE had this issue so I'm hoping they've corrected it since then.


I don't think it's even using the same plastic as LNoE, so I doubt you'll have the same problem.
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senorcoo wrote:
StormKnight wrote:
senorcoo wrote:
I did both of those things with the original LNoE minis as I always do, but there was an issue with the plastic. Just wondering if that's been corrected.

Did you give the minis a good washing with soap and water before painting them? Something you have to do with the soft plastic minis or you wind up with the tacky paint problem, or sometimes paint running. My Descent 1e heroes are all a mess due to not knowing that.


Sure did. I know that the original run of LNoE had this issue so I'm hoping they've corrected it since then.

Yes, that was an isolated thing that's not been a problem in any of the other Flying Frog games.
 
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Not to thread-jack (too late), but does anyone know if I re-ordered the base game / Growing Hunger minis directly from their site if I'd get ones made of better plastic.
 
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