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  1. Versatile models can be hired within faction at no penalty.
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    2019 Monthly Painting Challenge

    Sign me up at Emissary please!
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    How do Alley Cats work?

    That's really good to know and I'll have to keep that in mind!! Goodness this sounds so awesome and also so out of my knowledge pool! How would you make sure the magnets worked? How would you magnetize it for that matter? I'm admittedly still pretty new to minis and I had no idea this was doable! That's adorable tbh. The only better choice is obviously a cat condo!
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    How do Alley Cats work?

    Ok, so @anyone who plays Hamelin, how many Malifaux Rats are the top end of the engine? I bought 2 Cat Princess bundles in addition to the box so I can have 12-21 depending on how I base them, but I definitely don't want any rats so I want to be sure I base them right, lol!
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    How do Alley Cats work?

    I got my Black Friday order (part 1/2) in the mail today, which was awesome, but was shocked that the four alley cats (count as Malifaux rats) are actually seven models a piece. How are you supposed to base them? Do multiple cats fit on one base, or are you supposed to pick which cats you like and use those? I'm unsure of how this works and don't want to mess it up!
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    Distribution / Restocks?

    In fairness some items "stocked" online aren't in stock there either. I'm not sure why, but kits like Collodi's box kit aren't available despite being orderable. I'm pretty sure Wyrd's just having a hard time trying to juggle production for M2E, M3E and TOS.
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    Thedeadclaw's Painted Crews

    Thanks! I wanted to give them that cartoonist look their models invoke and I was pretty happy with how largwr than life they turned out!
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    Curiosity Killed the Cat advice needed

    Plus there's next to no way the BOTR set isn't going to be part of Hamelin's thematic crew, and wpuld you really be sad to have lots of cat minis around for you to use, even if they aren't summonable next edition?
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    Curiosity Killed the Cat advice needed

    You honestly shouldn't need all three stolen most games, just ny Hamelin gameplay I've seen at my store. If you're trying to get some 2E games in get two each of Cat Princesses and Cat Herders, since that's analagous to BOTR but honestly since Hamelin isn't a summoning master in 3E I don't think you'll need both then. I personally only bought one of each, and if I find I need more hopefully they'll have them next time a sale pops up!
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    Thedeadclaw's Painted Crews

    I have fairly severe tremors, sometimes localized to my hands but more often borsering on seizure territory, which is a lot less fun to talk about, but honestly despite being pretty sucky is something you learn to work around. I have meds that help to minimize them somewhat which is awesome, but I have to paint minis separate from the bases even because otherwise some of the worse tremors cause streaks of color that the base gets in the way of fixing. I try to minimize it by working with both hands so that the tremors sometimes even out, but as you can see with Reva's crew, it just doesn't turn out the way I want sometimes! I've actually thought about using the dip method, but I'm worried it'll muddy my colors too much. I love having bright colors (one of the world hooks for me is that brighter colors under the other Sun) and I'd hate to sacrifice that to have more realistic models. It's been a connundrum because there just isn't much of a different effect with the way I'm washing my models right now, so I might end up buying some tester minis and trying the dip method on them! Thank you both for your kind words, they mean a lot!!!
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    Thedeadclaw's Painted Crews

    Hey! I haven't posted any of my crews before because they're not great painting(I have bad tremors and have never done much art before, which when combined make my minis look a little more shaky than I'd like), but I still am very proud of how they look because I've been able to make them look decent despite how hard it is for me to paint them. I guess I just want to show them off, even if they're not as good as most of y'all's work! They're just crew boxes with no additional models, except Zoraida who I've paired with Amphibious Assault because... Silurids. Please be nice about them and I hope you enjoy seeing a more amateur experience in painting Malifaux! This one was my first crew and I think it shows, but there's still a lot I really like about it! I don't like that this crew feels as disjointed as it does, but I like all of the individual pieces so I'd probably do it again the same way if I had to paint it again. This one was big for me because it was my first time using a basing grass, first time using epoxy resin for water, and my first time realizing you can blend paints together on the mini to make a more cohesive color scheme! I tried drybrushing for the first time here with Molly and I really didn't like the result. Thankfully I went back and tried it with later crews to better effect, but the experience soured me from drybrushing minis and I only drybrush the bases now. Also you can see the start of my addiction to metallic paint here. I had a lot of problems with this crew. I had particularly bad shakes while I was painting it, and a lot of the lips show that, plus much of the skin and white cloth have a dirtier look than I like usually. I still like this crew a lot and the bases I painted for it are some of my favorite that I've done for the game to date. This crew was the worst for me, hands down. I struggled a lot with the alternative parts on two of the models, I struggled with getting the colors smooth, and one of the minis wouldn't stay based with superglue and so I resorted to hot clue, which just sucks. I don't like the way that part looks and I'm thinking about getting minor terrain to mask it with. I love the color selection I made still, and Lynch himself turned out alright, but this is my low point as of yet. Despite getting this crew last I actually painted it before Titania because I wanted Titania's crew's colors to match and so I painted the whole crew at the same time. Ironically, despite not intending to, I did the same thing here. I really like how these turned out, especially the stained wood stages I made for them and the multicolored fluff for the wicked dolls. It's nice to get to play with Collodi before he goes away for a while. I really enjoyed painting this crew, and even though it looks pretty simple I think it's technically one of my better ones. And finally Titania, my favorite master in the game! I wanted everything to be perfect for her. I modeled the coloration of the Gorar after the red spitting cobra, since they're incredibly fast nocturnal snakes who spray venom that isn't usually enough to kill humans but is very painful and look somewhat similar to the model. I based the rest on Victorian ruins because of the whole Nythera/fairy queen aspect. I had a copious amount of blood on Titania, but I wanted her wings to be more crisp, so I put a black base coat and messily gilded them, allowing her black wings to show from underneath. I'm actually going to put a "stained glass" window behind her once I can find a good price on a printer with transparency features. Anyways, that's it! I hope you guys enjoyed seeing some less awe inspiring pictures of crew, and I hope maybe someone else with bad tremors can see that even if it's harder to paint well, your minis can still look pretty okay!
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    Waldo's Weekly - Serving Up Summons

    I'd love to get a sneak peak at Euripides! Or maybe some of the new modelling process if that's something you're ready to share? I know some things are getting new sculpt and I'd love to hear how exactly that's being handled! Or maybe more Dead Man's Hand details? Like for instance in a tournament that allows them what faction the masters count as, since I don't think we've seen a faction marker on them yet.
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    Black Friday & Birthday Sale is Live!

    Yes!!! I finally bought my Curiosity Killed the Cat (plus Cat Herders/Princesses), Dr. Dufresne, Miss Ery, Emiline Bellerose and grabbed a Ross Jebsen for my partner's pig crew! Yeah, it's a good day
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    Black Friday 2018

    Honestly I'm still torn between picking up Nightmare Tara during the sale and picking up normal Tara at the end of the year when I have a little more spending cash. Decisions, decisions...