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40 minutes ago, JoeGKushner said:

E-mail sent and my package arrived. Great packing and no damage. Very pleased with them. The dire owl looks a little weird I think but that's the only one that I was scratching my head at. the Storm Giant was a missed opportunity as he should be the biggest of the big and is far from it.

 

The winter wolf? Oh momma! That's a fantastically huge beast.  I might have to get another.


As I didn't back Completionist, I hadn't noticed the oddity of the Dire Owl until you posted your unboxing on Facebook.

I'm hoping they get to follow up on this...we could still use a Stone Giant to finish off the classics!

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Got mine today.

 

The Cloud Giant is a bit more 'blocky' than I expected, but yeah, I like it.  There's MEAT on them bones!

 

The Wolf Lord is good, but... the piece of resin between the shaft of his weapon and his chest is... aggravating. 

On this size miniature it's just too obvious! 

This is going to take a lot of whittling...   

 

Casting quality is pretty good, though, and packaging is top notch. 

 

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Yeah, the cloud giant is an interesting one. I'm not sure if it's a rushed sculpt or a conscious style thing... I think it's pretty cool, but man, that is a huge amount of undifferentiated cloth to paint!

 

We got ours a few days ago and I'm inventorying them now. That owl is strange. I was not expecting the tiny little mantis-limbs in its chest. (Edit: I should note, they were there in the original art! I just wasn't looking for them, so I didn't see them. I didn't realize just how much of an arthropod the "dire owl" actually was.)

 

One of the strong suits of Stonehaven has always been their support for unusual races, and this was no exception. The kobold bard is wonderful and the gripplis are welcome additions.

 

The engineering on the gnomish titan is fantastic--if you look in the joints it actually looks as though someone took a few minutes to think about what combination of pistons and the like could result in this thing actually moving, as opposed to just jamming some gears and a joint in there and calling it a day. It's a pleasant surprise and I was looking forward to the piece already. It speaks well to Mike and, I suppose, the gnome pilot.

 

Speaking of gnomes, the gnome fits in the titan quite well--although I got a bit ahead of myself on that one and trimmed off her pseudo-slotta-base to see if she fit. Now I have to figure out some way to mount her temporarily while I paint her.

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Still waiting....Canada Customs better not be playing with my figs.....or worse, drilling into the resin to make sure it doesn't contain "foreign substances".....:wacko:

 

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29 minutes ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

Still waiting....Canada Customs better not be playing with my figs.....or worse, drilling into the resin to make sure it doesn't contain "foreign substances".....:wacko:

 


Canada Customs are crazy.  I was do a miniature trade of D&D pre-paints, and they inspected the package...replacing a Beholder Lich with a set of shoelaces from another package.  The fellow was quite understanding, and next time we traded, I included a note to customs with a list of what was in the package and to please not put shoelaces in the package instead.  Apparently they responded with a written apology before sending it along to the other fellow, proving every polite Canadian stereotype true.

I hope you get your package soon!

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2 minutes ago, Lidless Eye said:


Canada Customs are crazy.  I was do a miniature trade of D&D pre-paints, and they inspected the package...replacing a Beholder Lich with a set of shoelaces from another package.  The fellow was quite understanding, and next time we traded, I included a note to customs with a list of what was in the package and to please not put shoelaces in the package instead.  Apparently they responded with a written apology before sending it along to the other fellow, proving every polite Canadian stereotype true.

I hope you get your package soon!

 

Wow, that's pretty bizarre.....hope they were nice shoelaces :)

 

I'm not overly surprised at the delivery time yet.  Another week or so and I'll start to get concerned.  Was just hopeful yesterday when my wife said I had a package, but it was my secret Sophie package instead (which I've refrained from opening...so far....).

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14 hours ago, Serpine said:

Got mine in the same box with the adventurers. Was really confused at first. :)


The adventurers and "minions" were in such small bags in mine, I thought they had been forgotten!

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On 11/7/2017 at 7:33 AM, Lidless Eye said:


As I didn't back Completionist, I hadn't noticed the oddity of the Dire Owl until you posted your unboxing on Facebook.

I'm hoping they get to follow up on this...we could still use a Stone Giant to finish off the classics!

 

In addition to a stone giant, perhaps they could do a turtle without the saddle? That one received a lot of likes on my timeline when I posted.

 

And in addition to the elemental of earth, perhaps a fire, air, and water version?

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Got my package in as well.

 

Really love em with one exception. The treant is significantly smaller then I expected and feels really small for the huge base.

 

Good stuff. :)

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