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  1. Ronald X

    BASIUS 4 - COMMUNITY

    I was a 4-pad backer, got mine a couple weeks ago.
  2. Ronald X

    Zealot Miniatures Minotaurs

    I backed Twisting Catacombs with a pretty substantial pledge.. around $250. Was a bit delayed but did deliver, and had amazing quality casts. Not sure I'll be in on this one, depends on the price point, but I would have no doubt as to their ability to fulfill. Twisting Catacombs was maaaasssiivve, and they got through that. Something like this with a much tighter offering should be no problem.
  3. Ronald X

    BASIUS 4 - COMMUNITY

    I'm looking at "The Stage", which looks like (finally) a nice, flat wooden plank surface. I've already backed two other Basius campaigns so I have pretty much everything I want at this point. They're a very nice product, heavy duty. Takes a little bit of practice, but once you get used to it you will get insanely high quality impressions. I highly recommend the Endless Halls and similar pads. The ones with extremely fine detail can be tricky, it's difficult to prevent little bits of GS/ProCreate/Etc. from getting caught in the pad I had some issues with my "Damaged Runes" pad with epoxy getting stuck in the lettering, and sometimes in the moss, even using a release agent. Bit of a pain to get that out afterwards. The flagstone-y ones are the easiest to use and work the best.
  4. Been a long time since I've posted anything, been going through my collection of Battletech stuff. A lot is old Ral Partha unseen, these ones are the newer Iron Wind resculpts. I really didn't like the 1st Marik Militia color scheme when I started, I just wanted to do a "purple" Marik unit, but it grew on me and now these are some of my favourites. Currently working on a Comstar company. Having a lot less fun with that. Flat white color schemes are not a strong point of mine. ;P Getting better though.
  5. Ronald X

    Fog Monster: Mini Fog Machines For TableTop Games.

    Probably an atomizer, otherwise the fog would rise rather than slide along the ground. So, this is a project you could build yourself for around $15. Small plastic jar, an ultrasonic atomizer from ebay, a little bit of tubing, and some hirst arts or Dwarven Forge walls to pretty it up. Or just paint the whole thing black and call it a day. A $5 atomizer will give you enough fog for a small table using plain hot water, no need to buy fog juice or dry ice. Obviously these ones are going to look better, and likely work more efficiently than a home-brew project. It does look like they pump out quite a bit of fog, so if you have a big table it'll probably give you better coverage than a cheap atomizer. Also it's got the nice pre-sculpted terrain pieces that fit in with Dwarven Forge tiles, so you wouldn't have the hassle of making that up for yourself. For me, price point for this is about $30. If that's where it's at, I could see myself picking one up. Otherwise I'll pass. Edit: Eek, $80 for the basic model. Going to have to pass on this one.
  6. Ronald X

    V-3 series miniature holders

    I like the look of this thing, with but shipping level 6 is $55CAD. Pretty sure I can rig something up for less than half that much, which would be admittedly not nearly as attractive, but just as functional. I've got it starred but I'll probably pass.
  7. Ronald X

    Ogrun Bokur

    Damn. That is staggering.
  8. Following this. I'm interested, and they are certainly very nice looking, but shipping cost for stuff that big is never nice, and even though it's decent value, it's still a good chunk of change. We'll see what they can do with freebies to sweeten the deal down the road. Edit: Shipping cheaper than I thought it would be, I'm in.
  9. Worth mentioning as well, Hirst Arts floor tiles are about 0.5cm thick, and walls are just under 4cm high (3 x 0.5" pieces). So it sounds like these will match up very well with Hirst Arts, and be a little bit shorter than Dwarven Forge, but not too far off.
  10. What makes me not 100% sold is the uncertainty of scaling and compatibility. Just eyeballing it, and the conversions are approximate here, it looks like the floors are about the height of a Hirst Arts floor tile, a little under 1cm (1/4"). Wall thickness appears to be around 1cm (just under 1/2"), and wall height is about 4cm (1.5"), so total tile height is about 5cm (2")? If you could provide photos beside a ruler, or even a text description of exact dimensions that would be very useful in making sure this fits with people's existing terrain. Lastly, it's always a little sketchy backing a first-time creator. Especially when the campaign is looking like it will overfund by a good margin. I'm pleasantly surprised by your approach though. Not a lot of pledge levels, not a ton of freebies, and staggered delivery says to me that you understand your production capacity, understand your expenses, and have a solid plan in place for fulfillment. As long as things don't fly off the rails during the rest of the campaign I've got no reason to doubt your ability to come through. Now, as to suggestions for add-ons, maybe some accessories. Statues of pharaohs or gods - standing and/or seated, some kind of fountain or pool, and maybe floor tiles with inscribed decoration or geometric patterning. Best of luck with the rest of the campaign.
  11. I'm in for 2 sets right now. I'm Canadian so the pricing/shipping are reasonable, and I'm usually motivated to help out small businesses in the country. Not 100% sold yet but still have three weeks to decide.
  12. Ronald X

    Looking for Cang.

    Fair point.
  13. Ronald X

    Looking for Cang.

    I spent a little over $300 on Viszeralyn after shipping and duty, I'd be willing to spend about the same amount for this. I'm not concerned about the morality of it as much in this case, as bad as that sounds, CMoN released it "once and never again", so it's not like they're losing anything by people making copies. If they were planning on selling more, then I'd wait and buy one legit, but it doesn't appear that they will. My concern is the quality. Photos they give are all of the original, not necessarily the recast version. I suppose you get what you pay for, but even at a reduced price, that's a lot of money to risk on something sight unseen. If I'm wrong and they're going to re-release, then I'd much prefer to buy direct from CMoN even at double the price of a shady Chinese recast.
  14. Ronald X

    03763: Aravir, Elf Ranger

    Gorgeous. The face is incredible, and I love the color selection. The emerald-ish armor gives some unique panache to the typical "green and brown" ranger gear without being garish or overstated.
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