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  1. cmorse

    Relic Knights 2nd Edition

    Here is a repost of what I posted in the Starfinder thread for those who missed it. From a facebook post by Jared Ewertovski of Archon "In the spirit of the article below, as a manufacturer of miniatures for Ninja Division, I can officially state that Starfinder and Relick Knights 2 will NOT be delivered. Ninja Division owns Archon money for entire! Starfinder manufacturing (delivered and what's in the warehouse) Relics Knights (entirely manufactured and stored in our warehouse) and a few more delivered projects like Humble Bundle (entirely delivered). At this stage, we are searching for legal advice in the USA to help us out in recovering at least a fraction of costs we accommodated with manufacturing for Ninja Division. We are also, speaking with Paizo about finding some solution for backers but I would not count on it as Ninja Divisions stated to us that their bank account is dry as a desert. Anyway, an official Archon statement will be out within a few days. Sorry for the bad news."
  2. Keeping problems secret until they are fix (or forever) if they think it won't effect the delivery deadline beyond what they can pass off as standard production delays from dealing with China is pretty common with kickstarters. It's come back to bite more than one company.
  3. There is also the trick of getting it loaded and on a ship even if manufacturing is technically done in time for it to ship before CNY.
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    Zest-it Brush Cleaner

    The Master's your talking about is a soap, typically used every time you're done painting. Winsor and Newton Brush cleaner is more of a deep cleaning solvent for acrylics meant to remove dried paint that builds up over time, it's an occasional use thing. I don't know where the Zest stuff falls, but Buglips is using it in place of the Winsor and Newton, so probably an occasional use cleaner?
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    Starfinder Masterclass Miniatures

    From a facebook post by Jared Ewertovski of Archon "In the spirit of the article below, as a manufacturer of miniatures for Ninja Division, I can officially state that Starfinder and Relick Knights 2 will NOT be delivered. Ninja Division owns Archon money for entire! Starfinder manufacturing (delivered and what's in the warehouse) Relics Knights (entirely manufactured and stored in our warehouse) and a few more delivered projects like Humble Bundle (entirely delivered). At this stage, we are searching for legal advice in the USA to help us out in recovering at least a fraction of costs we accommodated with manufacturing for Ninja Division. We are also, speaking with Paizo about finding some solution for backers but I would not count on it as Ninja Divisions stated to us that their bank account is dry as a desert. Anyway, an official Archon statement will be out within a few days. Sorry for the bad news."
  6. There are also companies like Zvezda. It wouldn't surprise me if they sell more minis each year than Reaper, though maybe not. Fantasy and Scifi are definitely taking over though. I think 10 years ago historical minis were probably ahead. It's a hard thing to gauge well though since they don't quite overlap. When I was in high school if you went into a non-game hobby shop a wall of historical war gaming stuff wasn't uncommon, fantasy was limited to the couple boxes of Caesar miniatures sitting next to Caesar's historical stuff.
  7. This is probably one of the biggest factors, why would Sam Lenz (mentioned in the OP) go out and buy a large set of Reaper paints when Vallejo gave him a full set of every paint they make?
  8. cmorse

    Myth Explorers III

    It's not like Games Workshop has the licence for Lord of the Rings miniatures... oh.
  9. cmorse

    Advice for Choosing a Detail Airbrush

    As long as it ships in a box with some packing material and not a padded envelope that should be fine.
  10. Looks like Impact Miniatures made a kangaroo in boxing gloves. Though it looks discontinued.
  11. cmorse

    Advice for Choosing a Detail Airbrush

    The Sotar will probably be available for $66 next year.
  12. I add one other step to that. Before I do the airbrush cleaner I shoot the cup out with water from a spray bottle.
  13. Straight out of the bottle. As far as adding thinner, there isn't really a how much since different colors and brands behave differently. My suggestion would be getting a bottle of airbrush paint that is meant to be used without thinning, like Vallejo Model Air, and use that to get the feel of how much to thin other paints. Your problem with shooting all the paint out too fast is probably just a control issue. For that do some cheap practicing with food coloring and water on paper towels. First press down for air, then start slowly pulling back until the smallest amount comes out and draw lines. Pull back more and make thicker lines, then start messing around changing thicknesses as you spray. Make shapes, sign your name a few times, then go back to paint.
  14. cmorse

    Advice for Choosing a Detail Airbrush

    I think airflow control is what it's meant for, the screw is just a bit too loose to stay in on mine no matter what I put on the threads, I haven't seen many other complaints about it so maybe they messed up the threading on mine. My regulator/filter combo is right on my desk so I just do adjustments directly with that.
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    Kickstarter failures and moral/financial choices.

    On Sedition Wars Studio McVey actively took the blame for a lot of the issues themselves, so CMON didn't have to do much to shrug of the fault with anyone other than the people who got actively burned. Relic Knights with Ninja Division/Soda pop was definitely messier. A lot more people were taking sides with one or the other. If CMON hadn't had Zombicide with Guillotine Games sitting at the front to point at as a partnership that worked right they probably wouldn't exist today. The huge amount of money they made off Zombicide (they said at one point it's retail sales were many times higher than the kickstarter sales) to cover their other losses probably also didn't hurt.
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