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#781 Shakandara

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:12 PM

No, I don't have Cang, but I do have the Oracle dragon. Yes, those are bigger than Kaladrax; pretty much everything else is not. Obviously, since I don't carry my collection of dragons around in my car at all times, it's pretty hard to say that definitively, but my first thought at seeing it was "holy carp, that's big!" I think most of us were expecting Kally to be on the small end of the large boxed dragons that Reaper makes. Instead, he comes in larger than even the biggest of the dragons they make.

If you didn't get him during the KS, you will probably be kicking yourself when he hits the shelves in retail.

Also, Hyrekia looks nice too (though all I saw of her was a white as well).

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:04 PM

I think it is also worth noting that some of the pieces I saw were heavily "keyed" as Bones that were not that way as metal. From people looking for a quick assembly job, this will be handy for fast and solid glue up. For those looking to reposition, you'll have a little more work ahead of you. But since it is fairly easy to carve the Bones material, I don't think that trimming the key and pinning it in new place will be especially difficult or time-consuming.

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If you don't mind me asking, what exactly does it mean that some pieces were "keyed"?

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#783 Mistwalker

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:17 PM

If you don't mind me asking, what exactly does it mean that some pieces were "keyed"?


I suspect that it means that the attachment point(s) for the miniature have specific indents and tabs that stick out so that you can only put the miniature together in the "correct" manner (correct being a duplicate of the green). This means that you can't put the wrong piece in the wrong spot, and the orientation of each piece will be near perfect.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:40 PM


If you don't mind me asking, what exactly does it mean that some pieces were "keyed"?


I suspect that it means that the attachment point(s) for the miniature have specific indents and tabs that stick out so that you can only put the miniature together in the "correct" manner (correct being a duplicate of the green). This means that you can't put the wrong piece in the wrong spot, and the orientation of each piece will be near perfect.

I thought the Bones were to be pre-assembled?

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#785 Shakandara

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:56 PM

I thought the Bones were to be pre-assembled?


Remember, what I was looking at were prototypes and pre-production samples. And, we've been told that some of the larger models will definitely not be (completely) preassembled. Please don't read anything more into my comments than that. ::):

And, yes, Mistwalker is correct about keyed parts. Reaper already uses keyed parts on some of their metal models. Even the Bones you receive that are assembled may have been multipart for production purposes; I was commenting more about the differences between how Bones and metal versions are different in how they are chopped up for casting.

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#786 ApesAmongUs

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:34 PM

And, really, for the bones that are to be pre-assembled, keying them makes even more sense. That way, you aren't relying on an assembly line employee to get the alignment perfect.
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:12 PM

I personally prefer unassembled models. I'm not as... exacting... as I used to be when painting a miniature but I still like to have a choice in the matter. To be fair, however, for models like the Gnoll I can still get to all of the detail even if the arm is already attached.
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:20 PM

...thar be dragons...


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#789 Panzer_Engel

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:00 PM

I must admit to being quite surprised when I heard that the larger sculpts would have any assembly at all. Yes, I hear and understand the argument of convenience, and if ReaperBryan says there's a 'silent majority' who want pre-assembly, well, he's got the sales figures.

But. . .

There's a big difference between picking up a couple of gnolls and the likes of Nethyrmaul. These are not, in any way, going to be casual purchases. Besides, one of the arguments for pre-assembly was that people expected to put in no more preparatory work on their Bones than they would on a metal figure - Most of which are single-piece castings.

Now, how much work did you put in on your last (metal) Dragon?
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:26 PM

I'd be disappointed if the largest Bones were preassembled; I'm working on the assumption that the Chinese laborers won't assemble them as carefully as I will, and also assuming that preassembled larger Bones will be badly warped in transit.
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:33 PM

Well if they have pegs (keys?) like Shakandara said, the Chinese factory workers won't have much opportunity to do it wrong.

The warping would be something they'd have to build sturdy-enough packaging to prevent.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:52 PM

Problem with pre-assembly is it adds costs. People have to be paid to assemble the figs, bigger boxes cost more money and cost more to ship.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:30 AM

Closing thread due to poor behavior of a few posters.
Possibility of reopening after pruning and Mod Batting is slim.

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