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  1. ferret

    [SPLIT] RC2017 Rooms thread

    Since it appears there are no more rooms available at HGI during Reapercon, any recommendations for alternative hotels in the area?
  2. You could also ask around to see if there is a miniature painting group in your area. Some of us who have been it the hobby for a long time have accumulated a large surplus of figures that we will probably never get around to painting. Also as much as I enjoy painting miniatures, I really have no use for them once they are painted so I often give them to someone who can use them in a game
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    Issues with Reaper Paint Packaging

    Umm: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/67482-issues-with-reaper-paint-packaging/#ehe ry1325396 OOPS....I missed that comment. Maybe the problem has been fixed, The labels that have faded the most are from the Bones II Kickstarter and the Learn to Paint Kit so they could well be from production more than a year ago.
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    Issues with Reaper Paint Packaging

    I have done that and the absence of information on the label certainly does not stop me from using the paint. I will be using a sharpie to go over the information on those labels that are still readable. I confess I am puzzled that the problem of information on labels rubbing off or fading to the point they are unreadable has apparently been around for several months. but none of the comments suggest it has been corrected on recent production. That seems odd given how quickly and effectively Reaper has always resolved issues with their products. If it was just a matter of a bad batch of labels, I can't understand why it apparently continues.
  5. I am getting ready to replenish my supply of paints, I really like Reaper MSP and HD paints but have experienced issues with packabing of those I have purchased over the last couple of years. The printing on the labels rubs off and becomes unreadable after little handling so I have a number of bottles I am not sure exactly which color they are. By contrast bottles I have purchased several years ago have labels that are still very clear, I assume there has been a change in the way labels are printed. Additionally, the newer paints seem to lose water much faster than the older MSP paints. When I was adding water to refresh paints I noticed many of the new paints had lost up to 1/4 of their volume while the older paints only needed a few drops of water. I wonder if Reaper has switched the type of plastic for their bottles. I don't consider the issues I perceive with packaging significant enough to discourage me from continuing to buy Reaper paint since I am very happy with its quality. However, I was wondering if others have experienced similiar issues and, if so, whether they are present in current production.
  6. ferret

    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    Option 1 - I liked the shorter KS. The stretch goals seemed a lot closer together both in time and dollar amount.
  7. ferret

    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    Reaper said pledgers can add new items using the pledge manager even after locking in some items. Have they indicated if this allows an increase in the quantity of a locked item as well as new items? E.g., could I lock in a core set, then add a second core set later? Would I remain in the same shipping wave or would adding a new core set send me to the back of the line?
  8. ferret

    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    The problem with adding walls is it is so easy and cheap making a variety walls using the Hirst Arts molds, So adding walls would actually make it less likely I would pledge for the expansion since I have LOTS of walls. The fences are great since they will be a lot more sturdy than those made by casting plaster,
  9. ferret

    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    I keep hoping for another add on for new paints so they will have a 2016 expansion as Reaper previously did for the 2014 expansion. IMHO a very significant portion of backers would pledge for some new paint colors regardless of what type of minis they prefer.
  10. ferret

    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    I plan to pass on the giant worm and five headed dragon and maybe pick up multiple sets of the undead lords., One thing I learned from the first two kickstarters is the size range of figures I enjoy painting, Anything smaller than a Halfling or bigger than an ogre is probably destined to take up permanent residence in my box of shame., Most of the dragons I bought remain unassembled, but I have painted several of the young fire dragons which are much smaller. Nonetheless I will undoubtedly pick up a few of the dragons on this KS to add to my "I will eventually get to it" dragon stash.
  11. ferret

    pumpkin orange

    Yes. I think few of us have all or even most of the LE colors and would jump at the chance to pick them up as part of the Kickstarter.
  12. ferret

    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    Autoloading video may not be the norm on Kickstarter. It had been a while since I looked at projects, Still sucks for those few of us who do not have access to unlimited internet data,.
  13. ferret

    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    I have pretty much abandoned checking the KS project page on my computer because there appears to be no way to keep the video file from loading EVERY time I access it. I live in a rural area where the only available internet is wireless which charges based on data usage and that video takes a lot of data to download, I can check on my phone without the video loading and I do receive the updates via email so not totally off, but will wait until near the end of the project before signing in on the computer to up my pledge or may just wait until the pledge manager goes live.
  14. ferret

    Reaper Miniatures Bones 3, Launches July 7th

    Bryan, thanks for your response! It is indeed great news and will allow me to once again complete the pledge manager promptly. I don't have a problem pledging and paying for the figures I know I want but last time was there were some minis that looked a lot better when the pictures of the green sculpts were posted than I expected so I regretted not getting them, I really appreciate the new system. Another example of Reapers outstanding support.
  15. ferret

    Reaper Miniatures Bones 3, Launches July 7th

    I noticed some posts in this thread have suggested pledging for a relatively small amount then adding items when the pledge manager is completed. In effect, this would allow a person to delay being billed at the close of the project until the pledge manager is completed. In the last two Bones kickstarters, I promptly completed the pledge manager as soon as it became available. However, on Bones KS2 those who delayed filling out the pledge manager for several months were able to wait until then to decide what they wanted while those that completed the pledge manager sooner were not able to change their selections since the order was locked in. That left me feeling it might have been a mistake to fill out the pledge manager quickly since there were a few things I would have added later if I could have, Although I realize it helps Reaper plan production if people finalize orders early in the process,. is there any downside for the buyer to delaying filling out the pledge manager for several months to maintain the flexibility to change the order?