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  1. terminalmancer

    Reapermini New Site Layout

    Huh. Is the RSS feed expected to make a return? Between this and the forum notifications being broken I'm feeling weirdly disconnected from all things Reaper lately.
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    Secret Weapon Swag Bag O Crap

    The rollers from Green Stuff World are pretty good. The bag o' base o' crap was an excellent investment whenever I've gotten one, although my first one had an unusually large number of miscast turrets.(Not a standalone piece--just the top of a tank, without the tank.) It's really something that's better off purchased if you've got a few mini-painting friends who're willing to dig through what you don't want.
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    Happy Birthday terminalmancer!

    Thanks everyone!
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I know there's at least one shipped order where the shipping information didn't end up on the pledge manager--because ours didn't, but we got our bones just fine. It doesn't seem like it's very widespread, though. We got our order shipped as part of the test batch so it would make sense that some sort of API didn't feel like talking at that point.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    A wave one to Pittsburgh! A wave one to Pittsburgh! We're going to get our--wait. We already got our Bones. (I hope whoever is getting that box enjoys the goodies inside!)
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    Starfinder Masterclass Miniatures

    Another interesting detail is that in the Paizo post they note that Ninja Division retains a license for unpainted miniatures. Ninja Division has been selling prepaints as well to try to make some money to keep the operation afloat--makes me wonder what the status of those will be going forward. In my estimation, definitely all-new minis. The companies have different manufacturers, use different materials, are packaged in completely different ways... compared to the molds used for plastic production, sculpts are pretty cheap (from what I understand) so the advantages of repurposing the sculpts would be pretty small. But I don't know if we've seen anything official on that.
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    Starfinder Masterclass Miniatures

    Not exactly about this kickstarter, but it's very relevant nonetheless: https://wizkids.com/2019/04/24/wizkids-announces-enhanced-licensing-partnership-with-paizo/ https://paizo.com/threads/rzs2umu4&page=21?Miniatures-Kickstarter-Ninja-Division#1017 It looks like Paizo is starting to look elsewhere for Starfinder miniature production.
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    Unpainted Minis from Wizkids

    Hopefully the ship will become much much cheaper. This. Doesn't have to be a thousand times this cheaper, but I just can't justify it at the current price point either, no matter how awesome it is.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I would think any sort of acrylic rod... you might be able to get an acrylic straw for cheap with a good diameter that could support a good weight. Alternately, if you really want to make sure that roc has all the support it needs, you could repurpose one of the "plain" base rollers from GreenStuffWorld... wouldn't get you a lot of loft, but that bird could be made out of lead and the "flight stand" wouldn't care.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Same here, which is why I have avoided any of the sets and only went for add ons. (I cheat and try to buy characters from DnDs Icons of the Realms and Pathfinder Battles as they are usually only $2-$6 each, not a ton more than bones) We've got some definite Bones Fatigue here. We weren't going to get Core and we were only going to go in on the really exciting expansions. But then we priced it out and with the bits of Core we wanted we were at $98 or something, but for significantly fewer minis... and we ended up wanting a bunch of the extras. Knowing what I know now, I probably wouldn't have gotten Lost Valley, but that's about it. I can totally see why the roc isn't appealing for display. I'm just excited to have it for tabletop--I need one. Actually, I need at least three... but I got three, so I'm set, right?
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    Reapermini New Site Layout

    The idea is that it only returns valid combos based on the choices above, like the old figure finder. You can still free form search with the search bar at the top of every page. When the dust settles, I'll add the Bones 4 page back. Aha! I stand corrected. Thanks! You have my apologies for some unsolicited advice: you might want to usability test the new figure finder, if you haven't already. The functionality may be similar to the old figure finder, but it's not at all what I or my wife were expecting based on the "Search Filters" header or the overall design of the feature. I suspect you'd get similar reactions from other users. I'll definitely be looking forward to the Bones4 page's return. I need to finish my inventory! :). I already imported my account on the beta site just for kicks, and it looks like it's transferred over here no problem. The only thing missing are my old orders, but it sounds like that's expected and they're not coming back, and I'm okay with that. Thanks again for all your hard work on this. It's a really kick-broccoli site, and a big improvement!
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    Reapermini New Site Layout

    Any chance of getting the reapermini.com/bones4 page back? With everyone just starting to go through their Bones, it was a really important page and it's even time-sensitive. When you change one search facet, it clears all of the facets below it. Seems... unintentional at best? It would be nice to get a lot of the old tags back, too, like the Pathfinder Adventure Path tags, "child" for miniatures of kids, and so on. All in all, though, it's a nice improvement! I'm a big fan.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Yeah, 99% sure they were. When I get home I'll see if I can demo the assembly in a picture or three--it took some bending of the materials and more force than I was comfortable applying to the new Bonesium models. I was a little concerned I was going to rip the post off when I removed the head afterward.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I thought it was kind of clever, but then I almost couldn't get her head back off after dryfitting her...
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I agree, it's usually much easier to keep ahold of things and get inspired if you assemble them ahead of time. After having assembled most of Bones 1 and 2 ahead of time I've started keeping things in baggies and those in plastic tubs because I simply don't have enough space to have all these minis running around pre-assembled, though. If you're going to assemble something look at it as though you were painting it and see what sorts of awful nooks and crannies assembling it would create. Sometimes you can assemble things part-way to turn the thousands of tiny bits into a few larger bits that still grant you access but are less prone to being dropped and lost in the carpeting.