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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    After about 24hrs of pain I was able to get up and open my package. I got through the Core Set and everything was there and I was impressed with the overall quality. My paint set is not right I ordered Set B and got half of it and half of A. Guess I'll send them a message once their done with fulfillment.
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    Terrain Essentials

    Mel Bose – The Terrain Tutor – has been building terrain for almost as long as he can remember. When he was five, Mel built playsets for his little green army men in the corner of the craft store his mother ran. He was often assisted by model railroaders who were regulars at the store and, by the time he saw his first White Dwarf magazine at age 15, Mel was primed for a life of building terrain. Mel has traveled the world, as a medic in the army, a physiotherapist, and even a salesman. He has worked with people from all walks of life, and looked at things from many different perspectives. It is this approach that he brings to his successful YouTube channel (The Terrain Tutor, click the image below to check it out). For the last fiveyears, Mel has been able to make a living from sharinghis passion – teaching people everything he knows about building terrain for tabletopwargaming, for hobbyists, clubs, displays, and for dioramas – and it’s that passion and knowledge that he is bringing to this book, TERRAIN ESSENTIALS. This Kickstarter campaign is to fund a printed version of the book – TERRAIN ESSENTIALS – a 96+ page book perfect to add to the collection of anyone with an interest in creating excellent tabletop terrain, regardless of purpose or the builder's ability. The Content of TERRAIN ESSENTIALS Mel has spent many years researching all manner of tools, materials and techniques, as well as experimenting and documenting his process. He’ll be putting it down on paper for the first time, and TERRAIN ESSENTIALS will include: • Theory – From inspiration and research to planning and set design, from colour theory and build types to workflow and longterm project management, this section will help you plan the best terrain for you before you even start building. • Materials & Tools – Covering all the most commonly used materials, from basic craft and DIY to specialist modeling materials – including how and where to use them in terrain making – along with an in-depth guide to the essential simple, professional, and custom tools specific to making terrain, this section is all about making sure you have the right tool and right material for the job! • Core Techniques – From cutting bases to sealing your finished terrain and a whole host of techniques in-between, this section will ensure you have a solid understanding of the core skills and techniques used across the spectrum of terrain building. Covering the essentials, from basics like cutting and gluing, to advanced washes, sealing techniques and combating warping, this section will not only give you the information and confidence to use these techniques but also troubleshoot them. • Base, Texture, and Paint – Good terrain starts with a good foundation and this section provides in-depth coverage of basing, laying down the ground, realistic texturing techniques, and a range of earth tone painting guides. From cheap and easy basing materials to perfect pigments, you will have the information you need to make sure all of your projects start with a solid, realistic foundation. • Grasses and Trees – This section is all about the greenery, from laying down beautiful and durable grasslands and pastures, to tufts, flowers, shrubs, bushes and hedgerows. As well as tackling the small stuff, this section will go into creating a range of trees; everything from armatures, to bark textures, painting and finally creating awesome looking foliage for your trees. • Hills and Rocks – As the most common feature on gaming tables, this section covers those rocks, slopes, hills, and cliffs. We look at everything from a number of different construction techniques to maximising playability without sacrificing realism, realistic painting guides, and more advanced techniques for modular and large feature hills and cliffs. • Buildings and Ruins – Buildings and ruins can be mini-projects in their own right, so this section breaks it all down and takes you step-by-step through building, painting and fine detailing for buildings from our history, or a dystopian, gothic, far-flung future. Covering multiple techniques for everything from the foundations to the roofs, this section will have you making the best buildings for your urban combat. • Water and Snow – Often seen as the more challenging aspects of terrain making, this section will demystify water and snow pieces, giving you a range of techniques, core colour theory, and guides to the most common pieces like ponds, modular rivers, and snowy terrain. • Terrain Kits – As kits, prints, and casts become more prevalent in tabletop gaming, this section not only equips you with the key knowledge to make putting your kit together problem free. But it’s not only about building kits; we will also take you through customising and tying your kits to your existing terrain collection, giving you what you need to turn each kit into a unique terrain piece. • Mel’s Top Tips – Throughout the previous sections, Mel will be giving his top tips, tricks and fixes, making sure you learn from his mistakes so your builds go as smoothly as possible. We are planning to cover each of these chapters in as much detail as possible, to give you as much information as we can. We have a number of stretch goals planned that will help us provide more in-depth knowledge on each of the techniques used and sample builds shown in the book. Why create a book? It has been quite a while since there was a great “Introduction to Terrain Building” type of book on the market, so after five years of helping the community build their terrain on Youtube, it seemed right for Mel to be the one to do it. On The Terrain Tutor YouTube channel, Mel presents a lot of great ideas, techniques, materials, and tools in a handy, episodic fashion, but we know that not everyone learns in the same way. The written word (particularly when accompanied by great photographs) can help many terrain builders connect with the material covered in Mel’s videos. Helping others enjoy their hobby is one of the key drivers behind The Terrain Tutor, and Mel finds there’s certainly a lot of job satisfaction when helping others be happy is your living. Mel is partnering with Dave Taylor, of Dave Taylor Miniatures, to bring this book to life. Dave has been involved in tabletop miniatures wargaming for almost 30 years, has worked in "the business" for 25 years, and has known Mel for a decade. Dave recently delivered his own book aimed at helping wargamers complete more of their wargaming projects more often – Armies & Legions & Hordes – which he successfully funded here on Kickstarter last year. Dave is running this campaign, and will be coordinating the layout, editing, publishing, and distribution of TERRAIN ESSENTIALS. Of course, this campaign is also a bit of an experiment. If things go well, we may look into a series of more detailed books for a future campaigns. Rewards Stretch Goals
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    What time does UPS stop delivering for the day? Its only about 3:30 here but I'm getting impatient.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Thanks everybody! Hope I didn't bring anybody down. Even though I'm in a lot of pain I'm back home and still excited for my package tomorrow I may have to have the kids open everything which they would love.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Well I got great news! Here it is the day before I'm to get my Bones and I am making this post from the ER. Turns out I have a 4mm kidney stone. I'll be going home tonight so I should be home for my package but it might hamper my unboxing experience.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    This is getting a little weird, my package was 16.3 lbs. My will be here tomorrow.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    UPS picked up the package and according to them and the easypost tracking from Reaper both say Saturday. Not sure if I believe it but its hard not to get excited.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Why won't UPS pick up my package?! What can Brown do for me?! They can pick up my elfing minis is what it can do for me!
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Did you check your email from Reaper? The link to UPS on the pledge manager doesn't give me a date but the email from Reaper has a link that shows my estimated delivery of Saturday
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Grrr... looks like UPS doesn't want to pickup my package and get it on the road. (half of that is in purple because I am only half joking)
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    So is it too early to start F5ing the tracking page?
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Now I get to complain about UPS not getting me my toys instead of Reaper When does UPS pick up the stuff? I know it used to be at the end of the day but I am hoping since they are doing the half day thing that UPS will pick them up earlier in the day!
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Yeah I know I was just telling him that even if you are early to the launch that the wave 1 spots go fast. Found this on the internets (I didn't want to link the article so I just grabbed the important part) By ARIC JENKINS February 22, 2017 UPS will start making ground deliveries on Saturdays in order to further adapt to the spread of online shopping. The package delivery service plans to launch the service in April with a goal to cover half the U.S. population by the end of the year, according to the Wall Street Journal. This is from 2017
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Not sure. When I checked out the Easy Post link in the email from Reaper it says Saturday but when I check the UPS site it doesn't give a date. Trying not to get too excited about it
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Its still tough at first though too! I was on right when it launched but I hesitated for like 4-5 minutes (I wasn't quite sure how it worked since it was my first KS) and I ended up as backer #427.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    THEY DID IT!!!!!!!!!!! Got my tracking! Only 16.3 lbs which I feel doesn't sound right but I guess I didn't get any expansions and was picky with the large items I bought. The best part though is that it is scheduled for Saturday delivery!!
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Come on Reaper 20 minutes! Its crunch time lets get through a few more!
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Looks like they will be done soon but got through some orders so I think I still have a chance at getting mine sent tomorrow.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Ummm... I can't wait one more day!
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Ugh! When are we going to get past all the 9/10 lock ins?
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    What day did you lock? I think you said somewhere but at this point it was probably 20-30 pages ago
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I really hope my boss doesn't expect me to work today
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I was more worried about the day you locked in. I locked in early on the 11th so I am hoping they will get to me today. I also think someone is playing a joke on me because my email is blowing up today but it has been all junk mail. Actually I can't confirm its junk mail but if its not from Reaper then its junk and get deleted immediately!
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    When did you lock in? Just trying to figure out where we are at
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