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Just got my kickstarter Sophie, and she looks great - but how are her hands supposed to attach to the handlebars?

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#1 chris_valera

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:04 PM

Like the thread title says, I pledged the Reaper Miniatures kickstarter campaign (one of the most successful in kickstarter history) at the "Vampire" level, and I just got my Kickstarter Sophie the succubus in the mail. Sophie the Succubus is a bonus limited edition figure available to donors who donated at the "Vampire" level and above.

I opened it up (maybe that was a mistake, not keeping it in mint condition...) and it's a great little figure, let down by some unfortunate assembly quirks.

On the good side, the figure is very characterful. The wings fit very snugly, and want to stay even without glue, although obviously you'll need to glue it to join them to the body permanently, but the join is very snug.

Some complaints though; the point of contact for the wheel to attach to the bike forks is frustratingly small, and there's no good point of contact. I don't think the wheel will stay glued to the forks, You're going to have to glue this model to a base, it's not staying together any other way.

Sophie also doesn't seem to have a set point of contact to sit on the bike. I mean, you can make a good guess, but it's not exact. A small peg and hole to join the two parts would have been helpful.

Finally the handlebars. In a word, they stink. Sophie is waving her hands in two different directions, neither of which is conducive to getting her to grip the handle bars. It's not a question of turning the handlebars either. Either you have to bend her arms, or the forks, or something, Very disappointed.

A very good limited edition figure, let down by poor assembly.

What about you guys, how are your Kickstarter Sophies coming along?

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:32 PM

Got mine today as well. The box was kinda mangled thou which resulted in the bubble package being flattened but it appears Sophie & her bike are still safe. I haven't taken her out of the package yet.

Curious thou, is the bike the same one as the one in Chronoscope or at least a re-design? I thought about picking it up in the Boneyard this year during Rcon but the body was out at the time of my shopping.

Glad I went with getting Sophie vs trading in for credit!!!!
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:33 PM

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:50 PM

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:56 PM

I belive from what was said during the KS that the bike is based on the chronoscope one with some modifications (not sure if it was just by adding stuff, or if any of the original bike got resculpted)

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:28 PM

Well I'm sure the skull was added but the way the wheel connects to the forks is defiently pulled from the Chronoscope one. I don't recall the bike since that part wasn't in the bins.

Looking at the bike I see the designs on the gas tank (wings) might have been added & maybe the spine on the rear fender perhaps (both look like something for a demon would have on her ride)
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:21 PM

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Did you see the footpeg on the bike? Mine was bent upwards & I had no idea it was there until this afternoon + looking at the painted pic helps in getting her into the way its suppose to be. Best thing to do is clip off the tab & then dry fit her hands/handlebars to her arms & work from there.

Once you put her left foot on that peg, it's pretty easy to see how she goes. She'll have 1 foot (Right) on the ground. Also the wheel only goes 1 way. You can see if you've got it in wrong. The tire won't line up right. Sand/shave both the wheel & forks & it actually fits pretty good.

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You can barely see it here but the foot peg is near her heel.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:32 PM

Chris

Did you see the footpeg on the bike? Mine was bent upwards & I had no idea it was there until this afternoon + looking at the painted pic helps in getting her into the way its suppose to be. Best thing to do is clip off the tab & then dry fit her hands/handlebars to her arms & work from there.

Once you put her left foot on that peg, it's pretty easy to see how she goes. She'll have 1 foot (Right) on the ground. Also the wheel only goes 1 way. You can see if you've got it in wrong. The tire won't line up right. Sand/shave both the wheel & forks & it actually fits pretty good.

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You can barely see it here but the foot peg is near her heel.

that foot peg is a kickstarter >,< Gah don't you know anything about motorcycles? lol I couldn't resist saying something my biker nerd side kicked in when I noticed you called it a peg
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:32 AM


Did you see the footpeg on the bike?

that foot peg is a kickstarter >,< Gah don't you know anything about motorcycles? lol I couldn't resist saying something my biker nerd side kicked in when I noticed you called it a peg

I'm getting a kick out of imagining that it *is* a footpeg. Maybe Sophie likes riding her chopper like a sports bike?

I'm personally hoping to do a conversion to put her on a bike I find more attractive.
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:46 AM



Did you see the footpeg on the bike?

that foot peg is a kickstarter >,< Gah don't you know anything about motorcycles? lol I couldn't resist saying something my biker nerd side kicked in when I noticed you called it a peg

I'm getting a kick out of imagining that it *is* a footpeg. Maybe Sophie likes riding her chopper like a sports bike?

I'm personally hoping to do a conversion to put her on a bike I find more attractive.

Looks a little too much like a fury to me
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:09 PM

I think its appropriate that a succubus is riding a Fury. ::D:
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:13 PM

Just got mine in the mail. I am tempted to open it up and put it together right now. Alas the army of naked metal on my shelf o' shame needs to get completed before i paint this nude biker demon.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:03 PM

Just got mine in the mail. I am tempted to open it up and put it together right now. Alas the army of naked metal on my shelf o' shame needs to get completed before i paint this nude biker demon.


Being part of a board where someone can say "nude biker demon" and not be carted off in an "I love me" jacket rocks.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:30 PM

I now have mine and two friends' Sophies to paint.

Two nekkid, one in a bikini. (My hope for the future - a Sophie in jeans and a leather jacket on a bike - for the Urban Legend version have her leave her blouse off, if you want. I want more clothes, not less.... ::P: )

One is getting tan lines and maybe a Playboy Bunny patch.

The one in a bikini may end up popping a wheelie, legs and arms to be repositioned, a hand cut off of the handlebars, and a hand with a sword added to the appropriate wrist. (I don't want it as a collector - I have... plans....)

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:03 PM

I now have mine and two friends' Sophies to paint.

Two nekkid, one in a bikini. (My hope for the future - a Sophie in jeans and a leather jacket on a bike - for the Urban Legend version have her leave her blouse off, if you want. I want more clothes, not less.... ::P: )

One is getting tan lines and maybe a Playboy Bunny patch.

The one in a bikini may end up popping a wheelie, legs and arms to be repositioned, a hand cut off of the handlebars, and a hand with a sword added to the appropriate wrist. (I don't want it as a collector - I have... plans....)

The Auld Grump


Well since you have extras to play with, you could always give one of the nekkid ones a tramp stamp tattoo. Just sayin.........
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