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  1. Dr_Automaton

    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I don't see anything linked to the first page of either Bones IV thread, but has anyone (like, say, @Reaperbryan) released a product code checklist yet for the new minis? I figure I ought to start getting ready for unboxing (i.e. Second Christmas).
  2. not-Shield Guardian -- sort of like a less imposing iron golem.
  3. Moar genies! Specifically, male and female elemental genies (e.g. daos, marids) to go with our new Bones IV female efreeti and djinni.
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    Greens

    Thanks for the suggestions. The Brilliant Greens triad is lovely, but has a bit of a "not found in nature" quality to it. When you're looking for a more subdued look for things like vegetation, do you have any quick mixing recipes to cut back on the, well, brilliance? Also, when highlighting green areas, are there any colors that are particularly suitable to use either straight up or mix with the base color? Like a particular shade of yellow or something?
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    Greens

    So the stars have aligned and Mudgullet has been released just in time for my group's Tomb of Annihilation playthrough. I'm planning on going for a simple, suitably froghemoth-y color scheme but have realized that my palette is lacking in the greens department. Oh, no! So, time to remedy this. What should I grab from the MSP and Bones paint lines to give me a good selection of greens, while limiting the number of colors I need to buy (maybe 3-5 bottles this purchase)? What are some of the colors you folk tend to reach for, with an eye towards versatility? The Power Palette is only as good as the swatches it pulls from, and it's been my experience that Reapers paint swatches are very hit or miss, unfortunately. Thanks!
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    Bones Black Questions

    I'm behind on the weekly videos. Has Reaper commented at all on the Bones Black models' pricing? The owl bear is listed at eight dollars a pop, which seems comparable to last year's limited edition figures but twice that of the regular Bones price point. I'm wondering what we should expect for the new models once they start appearing in the regular catalog.
  7. not-Aarakocra/Birdfolk - Male and Female
  8. Dungeon Dwellers Orcs - I wouldn't be surprised if this was already in the works, but I could go for those new orcs in bonesium, along with a couple of leader/champion types.
  9. Swamp Shambler (not-Shambling Mound) - sized for a 2" base
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    Bones Black Questions

    I was wondering the same thing about mine.
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    77451 Invisible Cleric

    UPDATE: Just a quick note. Since this was my first time playing with the transparent minis, along with using the Liquitex inks, I ran an experiment. The cleric spent the last year (along with a ranger friend who was meant to be green but came out looking like she bathed in mouthwash -- I named her Listerina of Freshburst Forrest) on my bookshelf while the wizard was sealed in a small plastic box, sandwiched between layers of that foam rubber used in some blister packs. Outgassing didn't seem to be an issue. No tackiness or anything. The finish on both groups feels smooth and solid. Additionally, I didn't note any change in the color of the inks. If there's any change in the color over time, it's likely to take years to be noticeable. So, yeah, TLDR; this method works for me and I'll be using it on other transparent minis in the future. Only thing I might change is that I might try doing some lining with a darker shade to bring out certain details before staining the whole figure.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I'm stoked that we're getting the other Julie-snake! I was sad that we didn't get it last go-around along with its big brother/sister, the giant cobra, and worried that there was something in the design that would make it difficult to translate into Bones. Assuming that the sculpt more or less fits a 1" square, I can see picking up 10-20 of them for a big snake encounter in a number of games.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Do we know if they'll be sold separately at retail? Given that the Fire Giant is holding his Hell Hound's chain, my guess was that each giant hunter variant would be sold as a set with his or her animal companion.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I'm pretty sure that it's just a Photoshop scaling error. Reaper would have to confirm, buy my guess is that the giantesses will be the same size as the previous Huge giants.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Those are going to be some great giant minis given the other we've had in the past. As stoked as I am to see some battle-ready giantesses, getting more Frost Giants kinda highlights the fact that the only Stone Giant we have is the metal-to-bonesium sculpt from Bones II, and the Storm and Cloud Giants are looking at the upscaled Fire Giants with envy. I'm crossing my fingers that the other Giant types will see some love this KS so we aren't stuck waiting a good 4-5 years for new sculpts.
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