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2 minutes ago, Rob Dean said:

On cavalry, ankles are going to be a problem unless they use a firmer plastic, I fear. The centaurs are not particularly sturdy/steady, and my pack mule from Bones 3 had ankle twists boiling hasn't been able to cure. And I say this as someone who would have liked to have seen enough mounted figure variety to do a nice small war band game like Dragon Rampant. As it is, I've gone back to vintage figures for that gaming niche. ::(:

 

I think it depends a lot on the sculpts.  I agree about the centaurs, but one of them was on only two legs and leaping forward.  Haven't checked the pack donkey, but my horse from Bones 2 has had zero issues.  And I mean zero, because I've removed the rider and test fit things multiple times.  Doesn't even wobble when I push on it.  Hasn't wilted in the sun or hot weather.  The biggest problem has been trying to paint the spots accurately.  :rolleyes:  

 

I definitely think they could make more cavalry in Bones if they wanted to.  They have a decent number of metal sculpts but they are pretty pricey.  It's also a lot more intimidating to modify them, especially for newbies.  

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20 minutes ago, Rob Dean said:

On cavalry, ankles are going to be a problem unless they use a firmer plastic, I fear. The centaurs are not particularly sturdy/steady, and my pack mule from Bones 3 had ankle twists boiling hasn't been able to cure. And I say this as someone who would have liked to have seen enough mounted figure variety to do a nice small war band game like Dragon Rampant. As it is, I've gone back to vintage figures for that gaming niche. ::(:

 

The big problem with cavalry figures is ejecting the horse figure from the mold. To simplify this while using a single-part horse mold, you need to use a fair amount of plasticizer in the PVC, so that the figure isn't locked in. And thin legs with lots of plasticizer mean very tired horses.

 

The way this is handled in hard-plastic horse molds is that the horse is normally molded in two parts: One part is half the torso, two legs, head, tail, and base. The second part is the other half of the torso and the other two legs. (Details can vary.) This allows efficient ejection while keeping the legs stiff enough to hold up both horse and rider.

 

Another advantage of two-part horses is that if you're careful about sculpting and mold construction, you can get multiple left sides that will each mate with the same right side (and vice versa), which means that with a limited number of parts you can get many visually different horses.

 

I'd love to see two-part horses in Bones.

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Use rigid bones for horses and mounts?

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Numbers Based on 1200-1300 Reaper time today:     
Total Gain Today:    $49,849
Total Gain 24 Hours:     $110,935
Current Goal:    $2,135,000
Total to Next Goal:     $12,756
New Backers This Hour:     20
Gain in last Hour:     $3,923
Current Average Pledge:     $157.23
Average Hourly Backers Today:     14.3
Average Hourly Backers 24 Hours:     15.2
Average Hourly Pledges Today:     $3,835
Average Hourly Pledges 24 Hours:     $4,622
Hours to next goal based on gains this hour:     3.3
Hours to next goal based on 24h Avg:     2.8
    
Current Total Pledges:     $2,122,244
Current Total Backers:     13,498
Previous Hour Total Pledges:     $2,118,321
Previous Hour Total Backers:     13,478

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23 hours ago, Crowley said:

Numbers Based on 1200-1300 Reaper time today:     
Total Gain Today:    $42,299

 

4 minutes ago, Crowley said:

Numbers Based on 1200-1300 Reaper time today:     
Total Gain Today:    $49,849

 

Still doing great, though actually slowing down now. Currently $4,131 behind two days ago.

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47 minutes ago, Ratmaster2000 said:

Now I feel bad that my pledge is so much lower:( Hope to correct that by July 2018:( Money just real tight at this point in time:(

 

BTW, is it just because the map is stretched out or do we have more maps then 3? ks3 had 3 maps, and ks4 has 5.

 

 

If you're saying that based on how much I pledged, then please  don't worry; I'm actually pledging for a couple friends as well as me, so that's a much lower pledge per individual being represented.  I didn't' even realize that showed in the photo. I would have cropped it if I had, but I was too excited about the milestone we hit, as this is the first Bones KS to surpass any of the past ones. 

 

Like others, I plan to add more as opportunity permits over the months to come. 

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Just now, Chris Palmer said:

but I was too excited about the milestone we hit, as this is the first Bones KS to surpass any of the past ones. 

 

Great to see a Bones Kickstarter passing another Bones Kickstarter!

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I can't believe the new map. It seems so ridiculously big and, right now, empty... And it's only 52 hours till its end. My pledges so far: 

 

- Core 

- Tree of dispair 

- Zombie Dragon 

- Rulers of hell 

- Frost giant riders 

- King of the jungle 

- Darkreach 

- possibly an extra set of the chibi heroes 

- Dance of death ¿? Eventually, I guess... 

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1 hour ago, Harrek said:

 

The graph doesn't take in account that at this point Bones 3 was IN the last 2 days at the point of the graph where Bones 4 is currently.  The Bones 3 shorter time stretched out puts the last 2 day total as seeming to happen sooner.  We really need to see when Bones 4 is into the last 2 days.

 

Bones 3 started pulling away at the 6-days-to-go mark... so several days prior to the 48-hour email. Although yes, there was another big jump at 48-hours-to-go!

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Was just admiring Adowyn, Iconic Hunter, and was wondering: Do you guys "string" your minis' bows with dental floss or anything? Or is the illusion good enough as is, without an actual string?

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Less than 10K to go before ding!

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The last two $5 scratch offs I got were winners so up $20. Going for the bigger score so I can up my pledge.

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1 minute ago, hungerfan said:

The last two $5 scratch offs I got were winners so up $20. Going for the bigger score so I can up my pledge.

 

Gamble on bones, not the lottery! D:

6 minutes ago, trappleton said:

Was just admiring Adowyn, Iconic Hunter, and was wondering: Do you guys "string" your minis' bows with dental floss or anything? Or is the illusion good enough as is, without an actual string?

 

I do not--I can never get the darned thing to look right. If you can it looks awesome, though.

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I know some people use fuse wire for now strings.

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12 minutes ago, trappleton said:

Was just admiring Adowyn, Iconic Hunter, and was wondering: Do you guys "string" your minis' bows with dental floss or anything? Or is the illusion good enough as is, without an actual string?

 

 

I paint mainly for gaming, so stinging bows is just a step too far for me when getting figures on the table is the goal.  I think I tried it once a couple decades ago when I was just starting out, and decided the effort wasn't worth the look.

 

 

And, in other news,  $10,000 away from DING. ::):

 

 

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