So I was supper excited to get these in the mail the other day.
I have always been a bit of a tool junkie -- if you have followed me for a while you may remember that I have built paint racks, have rearranged my work-space several times, made my own miniature holders and tons of other miniature related fiddling. When I saw these at ReaperCon last year, I have been wanting to try them out but never really found a chance to pick one out. I saw Jay Adan 3D print one and seemed to like using it. Seeing it in practice peaked my interest even more. Just as I was about to make one, I saw this KickStarter from Rathcore and jumped all in.
I've been using them for about a week now, and I have to say that I really like them. The bar doubles as a stabilizer for your hand as well as on for your brush when you are doing fine detail. They also make handling a miniature upside down while getting into the hard to reach areas a snap. Or more of a snap. There is really no good way to reach the hard to reach areas on a miniature in a snap, unless its a break with reality but that is a different sort of snap.
True to Jefferism philosophy (Read that as obsession), I now have it my head that I can make my own version of them using cork stoppers, brass wire, and wooden spools. Why? You ask. Simple. I can't leave well enough alone. I know that Rathcore makes the best holders around but somehow I feel that I will be more connected to the hobby if I make my own version. Sort of like the idea that a Jedi must forge his own light saber before he becomes a Jedi. If I am successful I will post some pictures of them.