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  1. While I like getting more mini for my money, that Reaper lets artist go this far off the... Concept just cements my decision to wait as long as possible to lock in. Honestly, I like the Toadhemoth over the concept, but such a change could be a dealbreaker to others.


    Like how if the sculptor takes away the leonine aspect from the Solar's face. I'd applaud the removal of teh "furry", but others would be miffed seeing it more of a Lion of Judah sort of thing.

  2. A 1.5" base will be fine. 5E rules allow for minis to have the bases appropriate for the mini, rather than the ruleset.



    If the miniature you use for a monster takes up an amount of space different from what's on the table, that's fine, but treat the monster as its official size for all other rules. For example, you might use a miniature that has a Large base to represent a Huge giant. That giant takes up less space on the battlefield than its size suggests, but it is still Huge for the purposes of rules like grappling.

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  3. yeah the dragons need repainting, otherwise you are just wasting your good work on the bases.  

    especially the red ecch. 

    Red ain't the greatest, true, but taking the effort to paint a fig then also requires even further effort to STORE the fig to protect the paintjob. Careless players are WHY I've invested in a horde of prepaints that dwarfs my unpainted and handpainted minis put together.

    For preprinted they're not that bad. Your bases are so cool though, the figures are begging for a repaint. 


    I think the steel dragon is just fine, but I eventually gave the red dragon a red magic wash.



    And a red drybrush to kill some gloss. Still left a lot of shine though, just the way i like it.


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  4. So I guess it comes down to if I want at least half of the minis in the set….. Damn, I'm still conflicted. >.<

    Half of the MASS of the minis. You have to factor figure size in.


    Also that's if you PAY retail + tax. If you pay less than that through online discounts, no tax and possibly free shipping, the set needs to be more than 50% worthwhile to you. 


    I don't need any more cultists, I dislike Reaper's Gug, I make my own terrain and I'm in no way interested in oversized (heroic scale) 1920's investigators, so the Cthulhu Myyhos expansion just won't be worth it for me.

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  5. I guess this qualifies for presentation? Just some cheap prepainted dragon toys on 50mm x 100mm pill bases. Lava base for the Red Dragon ( MojoFun 387214 ) and a ruins base with checker tiles for the Steel Dragon ( MojoFun 387215 ).






    EDIT: ARGH! Title is supposed to be PREPAINTED, not repainted. The figure's paintjobs are the sweatshop originals.

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  6. Thanks for the help.  I'll look into the Grey Horror.  Also after reading about checking the toy sellers; I've found 1 by Phil Seltzer on Amazon that is listed as 6".

    Be cautious as I've seen some sellers list length bases on tail tip to other end of the body FYI. EDIT and THAT is the one...


     6" from nose to tail (approximate)

    2" body length

    2.5" tail length


    GREAT CALL on the AMT Gigantics Brother Jim! Only thing is the legs were not that strong so base it carefully!

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  7. Check any Halloween shops around you. BIG scorpions are not as common as spiders, but if you find one, you'll pay 1/4th the price or less any mini manufacturer would charge for such a figure.



    Emperors Choice / Arduin miniatures made a pretty big scorpion called they Grey Horror. I've seen it mentioned it being 90mm. I think someone might be trying to unload one cheap on ebay.


    Here's a non-commercial archival web page showing the mini.



    Also there is an assortment of toy bugs that was recently (Few years ago) on the market that has a box of assorted enormous bugs for around $3 each. Another poster 'painted' one of the beetles that came in the assortment. The scorpion that was in the assortment was pretty much the same size as the beetle.

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  8. A small company starting a new KS when they have an outstanding project? No way then, I've seen this before. Let other folks get their money used to pay for a previous project's reward.


    Shame too, I do like that this one is 5 player co-op. Some of the figs are nice.

  9. I love the sculpts, I just wish they hadn't tacked on the 7 Deadly idea, I think "The Others" implies extra dimensional beings trying to take over this space... not personification of corruption from within. 


    I would have had no problem with the art, if they were naming it sloth and etc. So if they had wanted to set up the battle of good and evil between FAITH and SIN, I would have liked enemies and heroes to more embody that idea. (A vampire with FAITH? for example)



    But hey, what do I know?

    It's set up is spiritually close to Mike Mignola's Hellboy with the serial numbers filed off. FAITH is just the B.P.R.D. rather than anything to do with actual faith.


     I am glad they had the guts to do their own thing 

    Not sure I'd go that far.


    I'm not really feeling that Flesh Golem, which is too bad.  He looked a lot more dynamic in the concept art and was one of my favorite pieces from Stoneskull.

    *looks at concept art*


    *looks at mini of golem*


    I dunno, they look pretty much the same. I bet he looks much better when painted. I like to see painted version (especially of metal minis) because they're much easier to see all the details and whatnots. Not that I'm gonna paint them up as good as Derek Schubert :lol:


    Head was upsized a significant amount, which changes the whole feel of the model. In context of the image the golem was in made it look like it was meant to be large, the metal one looks like it might be medium, in so much that a Reaper miniature is ever medium anymore thanks to heroicscalecreep. Definitely looks like some details were left off and / or changed. The extended cylinder no longer has a positive terminal. Some of the plates look like they are missing.





    Locking in pledges now helps Reaper to know more precisely what they need to have produced now in order to be ready for shipping later.


    The more people lock in pledges early, the more accurate Reaper's orders from the manufacturers can be.


    Clearly you *can* wait to lock your pledge. It's just more helpful for Reaper if you take care of it early.

    If they said it like that, that would be one thing. Big bold letters shouting lock in now!, as if people missed some sort of deadline is another thing completely.

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  11. And what is with this bit of bullstuffery?




    Don't forget, if you have not finalized your Original pledge, you need to do so as soon as possible. How can you tell if your pledge is finalized? You'll see "COMPLETED ORDERS" in the upper right corner of the manager screen, in the Green bar. If you do not see that phrase, you have not told us which rewards you want for your original pledge.


    When we are to have at minimum six months to finalize our pledges, with mention of only having to lock in shortly before the boats are on the water or some such




    After that, there will be 6-8 months during which ALL BACKERS MUST use the pledge manager at least once to give us their shipping address, and to tell us which rewards they want. At that time, you may also add additional funds for more rewards.
  12. I'm sorry to say ... but I guess it was a mistake to "only" offer the Behemoth as a funding goal and the smaller riders as stretch goals. Many people would have liked to get those riders but seeing that the campaign will not reach enough different riders (if any at all), they are pulling out ... And I have to admit, I was one of them, as I was not interested in the Behemoth, but in the spider/bat/eagle riders.

    Yeah, those Horde backers will probably flee in the next few days. thats over $3000 off the top.

  13. Wow!  I think it's really amazing how far the industry has come in such a relatively short time.  I know some people love the "old school" minis and I respect that, but I look at modern figures and appreciate how they're leaps and bounds ahead of their predecessors in detail and quality.   ^_^

    Old school buyers were too accepting of figs being 5 heads tall, just as modern buyers are too accepting of figures being 5 to 10mm too tall.

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