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"We’re planning to have four Crates on the Kickstarter, including Gothic Estate, Modern Life, Occupied Town and Abandoned Village (all names TBC). Across these four Crates, we’re going to cover a load of different periods, settings and uses. What’s more, if you want to pick up four Crates (and who wouldn’t) there will be a great all-in deal during the Kickstarter."

 

The announcement on January 5th didn't have the start date of the KS, only that it would be "soon". Do take a look at the previous Reaper thread about the quality of the plastic. I think it's fine for tabletop and there look to be plenty of pieces that haven't been mass-produced in plastic. However, if you want highly-detailed furniture pieces, I would recommend Tiny Furniture's resin line. 

 

Mantic Blog : https://manticblog.com/2019/01/05/12-days-of-christmas-terraincrate/

 

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Hmm - very few of the pieces shown so far interest me, but I'll have to keep an eye on this one. 

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I have no interest in Gothic or Modern, I would have preferred to have them go the other way and do Ancient Greek, Roman, Norse and Egyptian terrain, I could use those in D&D either as regular terrain or as ancient treasures.

 

Oh well they, saved me money by doing Gothic and Modern.

 

The only one I like of the ones shown above is the grocery stand.

 

 

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I just happened to buy the market stalls from Mantics last kickstarter today.

Horribly bendy material. 

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3 minutes ago, Darsc Zacal said:

I just happened to buy the market stalls from Mantics last kickstarter today.

Horribly bendy material. 

 

I did not think those were from their first KS, I thought they were a after KS creation.

 

Either way sad to hear the market stalls are horribly bendy, I was impressed how straight my fences and ladders came from the first KS but my wagon needed the hot cold treatment like PVC minis do sometimes.

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20 minutes ago, kodiakbear said:

 

I did not think those were from their first KS, I thought they were a after KS creation.

 

Either way sad to hear the market stalls are horribly bendy, I was impressed how straight my fences and ladders came from the first KS but my wagon needed the hot cold treatment like PVC minis do sometimes.

You might be right. I didn’t follow the kickstarter that closely as I decided not to back it.

Heres a pic of the set. It doesn’t show as much but even the thicker pieces are bendy. The thin pieces are going to be a problem. I don’t think they’re firm enough to support the weight of the top.

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It does look like the new market stall from the upcoming kickstarter has a thicker design, so maybe it’ll work.1F1B334F-C5CC-4B9C-ACFF-2208CA3670A0.thumb.png.17ddf87e8132b39a32b3c3311954b657.png

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1 hour ago, kodiakbear said:

I have no interest in Gothic or Modern, I would have preferred to have them go the other way and do Ancient Greek, Roman, Norse and Egyptian terrain, I could use those in D&D either as regular terrain or as ancient treasures.

 

Oh well they, saved me money by doing Gothic and Modern.

 

The only one I like of the ones shown above is the grocery stand.

 

 

Yeah, I’m in a similar boat. I backed the first Kickstarter for all 4 crates, but I’m not sure the offerings on this Kickstarter will be of much interest.

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7 hours ago, Darsc Zacal said:

I just happened to buy the market stalls from Mantics last kickstarter today.

Horribly bendy material. 

That's not typical of other stuff I have. They are disappointing.

I am interested in gothic and modern life

 

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Darc's market stall looks awful. Nice packaging and presentation are obviously not everything. I haven't backed a Mantic KS since Dungeon Saga (which totally destroyed any good-will I had towards Mantic, even after the Basileans) and even resisted that scenery KS. I guess (especially since I now own a 3d printer) that I can resist this KS, too.

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7 hours ago, Darsc Zacal said:

You might be right. I didn’t follow the kickstarter that closely as I decided not to back it.

Heres a pic of the set. It doesn’t show as much but even the thicker pieces are bendy. The thin pieces are going to be a problem. I don’t think they’re firm enough to support the weight of the top.

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It does look like the new market stall from the upcoming kickstarter has a thicker design, so maybe it’ll work.1F1B334F-C5CC-4B9C-ACFF-2208CA3670A0.thumb.png.17ddf87e8132b39a32b3c3311954b657.png

 

The trick to models like the market stalls and the wagons is to base them after you get them straightened up with the hot water/ice water method.

 

Get them glued down, so they don't get a chance to bend again.

 

I used 2 inch and 3 inch MDF bases that I bought from Gale Force 9, way back when. (Econobases.)

 

The wagons were a pain in the butt, but come out fine once straightened and based. (Though I left one with a bad case of the wobbles - abandoned wagons not being all that uncommon, and warp with the rain and the sun.) I based the wagons using green stuff over the MDF - so I could put in some wheel ruts.

 

A similar method should work well for the market stalls - sinking them into the green stuff, to both give support and to make it look like they have been there for a while.

 

The same warping is true with some of the Bones minis - PVC is a great material, with some very noticeable faults. Be creative on making up for those faults and working around them, and you can get some very nice builds. (I had Deathsleet gripping a shattered tree - a more dynamic look, but it was there mostly because Deathsleet kept drooping forward.)

 

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Hmm. I'm curious. Depending on price and the models, this could be useful for my D&D world which is loosely inspired by 1600-1700s France. Plus undead and halflings and rampant polytheism. It is a city setting more than wilderness too and I lack building materials. 

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2 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

The same warping is true with some of the Bones minis - PVC is a great material, with some very noticeable faults. Be creative on making up for those faults and working around them, and you can get some very nice builds. (I had Deathsleet gripping a shattered tree - a more dynamic look, but it was there mostly because Deathsleet kept drooping forward.)

Much of what you said already occurred to me, but to be honest, there are some minis that I’m happy to spend a lot of time fiddling with to get them to look right, like dragons and giants, but then there are those minis, like the stalls,  I just want to buy and plonk down on the table after a very quick paint job.

These are going to require too much time and work for what they are.

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I brought the market stalls and the bigger one was bendy as well. I built a frame from match sticks and mdf sprues and stuck it to the vertical supports and then across the middle at the top and bottom. Not sure about how I feel about having to do that. These are effectively made out of cheap toy soldier material but they should still be designed in a way that means they stand up. They aren't that cheap... 

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The original KS doesn't have a market stall. It did have this "pole" sticking out of a tent, and this pole bent in my box. The KS box itself was "deep", much like a CMON base game box.

 

Sorry to hear about the bendy plastic. IIRC, One of the tables from Star Saga had a similar problem.

 

Tiny Furniture has a Market Stall in resin. While I don't have this model, I do have some of their other resin pieces, and the detail and quality is amazing. The set has about 50 pieces, although many of them are, of course, tiny!

 

 

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51 minutes ago, Darsc Zacal said:

Much of what you said already occurred to me, but to be honest, there are some minis that I’m happy to spend a lot of time fiddling with to get them to look right, like dragons and giants, but then there are those minis, like the stalls,  I just want to buy and plonk down on the table after a very quick paint job.

These are going to require too much time and work for what they are.

 

Welcome to Terrain Crate, its the same material throughout the whole range, im not too impressed with it which is a shame as the designs are cool but poor production materials imo

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