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Numbers Based on 1500-1600 Reaper time today:
Total Gain Today: $30,012
Total Gain 24 Hours: $45,773
Total to Next Goal: $4,800
New Backers This Hour: 10
Gain in last Hour: $1,789
Current Average Pledge: $115.98
Average Hourly Backers Today: 5.2
Average Hourly Backers 24 Hours: 5.8
Average Hourly Pledges Today: $2,127
Average Hourly Pledges 24 Hours: $1,907
Hours to next goal based on gains this hour: 2.7
Hours to next goal based on 24h Avg: 2.5
   
Current Total Pledges: $1,205,200
Current Total Backers: 10,391
Previous Hour Total Pledges: $1,203,411
Previous Hour Total Backers: 10,381
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I just posted about this in the Minis Request thread, but it occurred to me that if we could buy a metal Cyclops head that fit either of the existing Krug or Golan Hill Giants, we could have a Huge-sized Cyclops without having to produce a second Bones mold. 

 

The engineer in me says that the idea's a winner, but my internal marketing exec doesn't agree. . . .

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29 minutes ago, Dr_Automaton said:

I just posted about this in the Minis Request thread, but it occurred to me that if we could buy a metal Cyclops head that fit either of the existing Krug or Golan Hill Giants, we could have a Huge-sized Cyclops without having to produce a second Bones mold. 

 

The engineer in me says that the idea's a winner, but my internal marketing exec doesn't agree. . . .

 

Would it be easier to carve out the eyes of  "...Krug or Golan Hill Giants..." and then replace the gouged out area with a new single eye sculpted from green stuff. 

 

Joining a new metal head to the body is likely to involve some greenstuffery sculpting anyway...to clean up/disguise the severing at the neck. 

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3 minutes ago, TGP said:

 

Would it be easier to carve out the eyes of  "...Krug or Golan Hill Giants..." and then replace the gouged out area with a new single eye sculpted from green stuff. 

 

Joining a new metal head to the body is likely to involve some greenstuffery sculpting anyway...to clean up/disguise the severing at the neck. 

 

And/or make it top heavy enough to tip.

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13 minutes ago, TGP said:

 

Would it be easier to carve out the eyes of  "...Krug or Golan Hill Giants..." and then replace the gouged out area with a new single eye sculpted from green stuff. 

 

Joining a new metal head to the body is likely to involve some greenstuffery sculpting anyway...to clean up/disguise the severing at the neck. 

 

Yeah sometimes wargaming companies go with plastic/metal or resin/metal hybrids to allow more varieties of troops but generally they are not well liked.

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Numbers Based on 1600-1700 Reaper time today:
Total Gain Today: $32,453
Total Gain 24 Hours: $46,490
Total to Next Goal: $2,360
New Backers This Hour: 10
Gain in last Hour: $2,441
Current Average Pledge: $116.11
Average Hourly Backers Today: 5.5
Average Hourly Backers 24 Hours: 5.9
Average Hourly Pledges Today: $2,144
Average Hourly Pledges 24 Hours: $1,937
Hours to next goal based on gains this hour: 1.0
Hours to next goal based on 24h Avg: 1.2
   
Current Total Pledges: $1,207,640
Current Total Backers: 10,401
Previous Hour Total Pledges: $1,205,200
Previous Hour Total Backers: 10,391
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1 hour ago, TGP said:

 

Would it be easier to carve out the eyes of  "...Krug or Golan Hill Giants..." and then replace the gouged out area with a new single eye sculpted from green stuff. 

 

Joining a new metal head to the body is likely to involve some greenstuffery sculpting anyway...to clean up/disguise the severing at the neck. 

 

Would it be easier to remove and re-sculpt half the face?  Not for most people, I imagine.  The point of using one of those models is that the head is already a cast as a separate part, making it a natural piece to replace.  There's nothing to greenstuff that wouldn't be necessary with the stock model.

 

I could see weight being an unwanted factor with Krug.  When it comes to Golan, however, he's stable as a (three-legged) table.

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Well, after how many people claimed they needed this tree (or even multiple of it) we should be moving along quite through the weekend. 

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Numbers Based on 1700-1800 Reaper time today:
Total Gain Today: $35,126
Total Gain 24 Hours: $47,644
Total to Next Goal: $39,686
New Backers This Hour: 4
Gain in last Hour: $2,673
Current Average Pledge: $116.32
Average Hourly Backers Today: 5.4
Average Hourly Backers 24 Hours: 5.5
Average Hourly Pledges Today: $2,172
Average Hourly Pledges 24 Hours: $1,985
Hours to next goal based on gains this hour: 14.8
Hours to next goal based on 24h Avg: 20.0
   
Current Total Pledges: $1,210,314
Current Total Backers: 10,405
Previous Hour Total Pledges: $1,207,640
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    I'm thinking  a couple of small rare earth magnets; one in the tree, and one in the back of each victim will give a nice bit of flexibility to the Tree of Despair.   I wonder if the vultures could be mounted that way to...

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The Tree is already in the pledge manager. I checked before I finished reading the update. Added it and upped my pledge right away. I feel unreasonably excited about that tree. *squee* ( ◕ヮ◕)/\(◕ヮ◕ )

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