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  1. Oh wow these are so cute! I'm bummed I missed this KS. Does anyone know of they'll be selling extras after fulfilment, or where I might find a set of these? Also, does anyone have the old (iron wind?) hares for a scale comparison photo? I have those and would love to know they'd scale well together. Edit: found them on Facebook and was able to message them to get answers to all my questions, nice!
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    44002 Rock Troll somewhat modified...somewhat.

    Before I read your comments, I saw the pics and thought, "Neat, he reminds me of Mollog!" I really love what you've done with this guy!
  3. Thanks so much for providing your insights, Anne!! This is exactly the kind of info I love to have. I've been eying several of the colors you mentioned, so they'll be going into my cart for sure. (Lantern yellow looks like its gonna be sooo goooood!) And, you really have outdone yourself with the Bones line! Some of the colors are just soooo unique and smooth and just...*Italian chef kissy fingers*
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    Is there a Stegosaurus mini out?

    Came here to suggest the same. There are a few online sellers who still have the Thornback in stock.
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    Unpainted Minis from Wizkids

    Some of my faves for Tabaxis are the Horrorclix Pride Warrior and the D&D Tabaxi Bard (available unpainted in the Tomb of Annihilation board game). They look really good when repainted.
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    Unpainted Minis from Wizkids

    Some more amazing sculpts coming our way this year: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/42449/artillery-wild-beasts-coming-deep-cuts https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/42447/wizkids-offers-summer-smorgasbord-unpainted-minis (credit to FadeXIII on the minisgallery forums for the find)
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    Unpainted Minis from Wizkids

    Prepainted minis can be stripped with GooGone or acetone. Personally I've settled on acetone because you can buy straight acetone pretty easily and cheaply in any cosmetics section (as nail polish remover). You have to do it quickly, because the solvent will soften the plastic of the mini, and start to dissolve it after a minute or so. I've bought scores of cheapo Wizkids, Mage Knight and Heroclix prepaints and stripped them in this way. The paint and plastic formulations vary widely depending on when the figs were made. Some handle the solvent better than others. But I've only lost a handful of minis out of probably 100+ stripped. You find really nice sculpts under some of the glopped-on factory paint jobs. That said, it is messy and toxic and a hassle, so if you don't have a good mask, ventilation, and way to dispose of toxic solvents with dissolved plasticy paint chunks, I definitely would recommend just primering over the factory paintjob. On a related note, and going back to simple green: I tried using simple green to remove overdone primer on a Wizkids Deep Cuts hero character mini, and that was SO not worth the effort. The primer is a hassle to get off, and the details underneath were just not that deep. Nothing really improved. Some of the Wizkids prepaints have great details (monsters mostly) and some (mostly heroes) are sculpted pretty shallow, like the digital sculptor doesn't really "get" miniature painting at that small of a scale.
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    Unpainted Minis from Wizkids

    I think part of the reason they don't acknowledge the sculptors is that it's contracted from design/sculpting firms rather than individual artists. These guys' portfolio has stuff that's ended up as prepainted or unpainted Wizkids minis, for example: https://narrasoft.com/our-portfolio/ (Not that having a studio do your art means you can't credit them...I've certainly seen card games credit their card illustrations to a mix of individuals and design firms as appropriate)
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    Favorite Bones Ultra-Color paints?

    Wren, thanks so much for the detailed input and the link to the other thread (which, verbatim, also describes my situation. Must...experience...all the yummy colors ) Those swatches in your FB album are great. The only problem is that now I want nearly all those colors! Ack!! Thanks also for calling out the metallics. I was wondering about those, since I ended up giving away all my standard MSP metallics. The Bones HD metallics look much more enticing. Whelp, guess I will be putting together A LOT of $40 orders to get the monthly bones black mini.
  10. For those of you who have experience with the Bones Ultra-Color paints, are there any colors that you feel are must-have, or improvements over a similar color in the HD or even MSP lines? Any that you find yourself using over and over again? Also, do you feel that the colors in the monster and dungeon sets are unique enough to commit to buying all 6? The monster set seems very fresh/interesting/useful to me, but is there anything that really blew you away about the colors in the dungeon set? The main Bones colors I'm eyeing are the greens, because I'm forever searching for the "right" greens, and all of the utility colors like the leathers, stones, sands, and wolf grey. I'd also love to hear about all of the "dragon" colors. Dragon Black kind of looks like Brown Liner in the painted minis I've seen; what shade of black is it really? Finally, how's the consistency across the range? I have a few HD paints that are sooo satisfying to paint with, great coverage, rich colors; and then there are a few that I can't actually use as base coats because they are too...medium-y? Gooey? Umber brown is one of them; love the color but I just use it to shade the crushed-walnut-shell basing material on my bases. So I'm wondering if the Bones Ultra-Color line has a more consistent...consistency. EDIT: Actually, now that I've researched specific colors a bit more, it seems like there's a lot more info on the forums than I thought, like: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/75313-top-20-reaper-paints/ I didn't realize that these colors had been out that long; I though they were all relatively new replacements for the HD line. Now I'm wondering if they're actually any more opaque than the rest of the MSP line. Hmmm...
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I have 2 large wall-mount acrylic nail polish racks that I love. I think we're not supposed to post direct links but I can take a pic of mine if you're interested. To keep this on topic re B4: I too am interested in the paint set (B). I got samples of what are obviously the precursors to that muted pink and green, and I really like them. And I love the idea of another wood triad. I think I can pass on set A, since as far as I can tell they are already-existing SKUs, and not HD paints, just regular MSP. I don't mind having extra HD paint but I go through the standard MSPs much more slowly.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    So glad they added the 20mm! I love those for hordes of goblins and kobolds and was worried I might run out by the time b4 fulfills. Yaasss. NPCs. Monsters. Female monsters. Old/ugly female NPCs and monsters like hags. This bones 4 campaign was definitely great for all of the above, but I will always be happy to see more. Deep ones got bonesified B3. They're in the mythos expansion. I eagerly await their retail release since I didn't get that expansion and I really love those sculpts!
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Dark Sword frogs are also made of quite substantial/rigid pewter with feet that would need to be cut off of their broccoli base and legs that would need to be bent to get them into a riding position. It's quite a lot of work to get their feet off of the integral base (I've tried this, ended up just sculpting new feet).
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    SO MANY RAPTORS!! I'm surprised they went with that many unique sculpts on a fairly large model, but that's awesome! STONE GIANTS, FINALLY!!! **LADY** STONE GIANT CHAMPION!!!! She is so bad-elf and has all the same features of her male counterparts (bald head, lean and muscular, similar attire), LOVE IT, OMG!!!
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Yay blacksting! I still can't see images, so it's a good thing he's been previewed already.
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