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  1. 4 hours ago, Dr_Automaton said:

     

    I wasn't going to say it, but yeah, that was my initial thought, too (well, "cave," not "kitchen," but same intent).  I would super excited for a $10-15 add-on that was a set of Hill, Fire and Frost Giantess warriors.  Not "queens."  Warriors.  Not looking regal, not posing or reclining, but instead engaged in dynamic combat just like their Y-chromosome counterparts.  General purpose minis for use in gaming when players happen to encounter a female giant (I'm, like, pretty sure they exist in most F20 games).  The current Giantesses are fine, but when my group rolls out the Chessex mat, at least, it's for combat, not court politics.

     

    It's not like I'm actually looking to fight for gender rights in my toys.  I don't need to see a 1:1 ratio or anything, especially when fantasy tropes usually depicts males as doing most of the fighting.  I would just like to see some more variety and more importantly, utility in the Bones giants' catalog.

     

    (also, new Stone Giants, please)

     

    Absolutely agree. We had TWO female hill giants in the campaign my huz is currently running (Storm King's Thunder) that interacted with the players. We used the female Ogre from Bones 3 for the second one but it's just frustrating to see three more sculpts get released and they are all so similar. I'm skipping all the hill giants in this but if Reaper made a female giant warrior add-on pack (maybe a hill, fire, frost, and storm or stone) all in dynamic poses I would definitely get it. I hope they do some day include that in their catalogue.

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  2. 3 minutes ago, Nunae said:

    One thing I didn't even realize yesterday before going to sleep, bc so many new reveals: we get an elderly lady mage for the core set.

    Estra is the lady in question. Can't wait to see her from different angles, as this one isn't the most flattering.

     

     

     

    I agree she is a fantastic addition. I also like Erasmus. I suspect he is doing more of a Gambit thing with those cards but I can also see him having just been caught cheating in a card game and is holding up his other hand trying to explain himself and stall until he can get out of there, so he'd make a really good rogue too. Really like all the heroes there in that pathfinder group.

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  3. 7 hours ago, Dr_Automaton said:

    I can't help but notice though that we're now 0 for 5 as far as female Hill Giants are concerned.  It would be nice to have at least one Giantess to slap around some uppity murder hobos. . . .

     

    Yeah kinda bummed we have 5 hill giants now, ALL male, ALL shirtless, ALL wielding clubs.

     

    Really wish if we were going to have 5 nearly identically dressed dudes maybe one of them could have been throwing a rock or something at least. I guess all the lady hill giants are in the kitchen making sandwiches. ::(:

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  4. 19 hours ago, Laoke said:

    If I can offer a suggestion for the armor - if you're looking for that "lacquered" look of Japanese laminate armor styles, consider either hitting them with a gloss varnish on the armor alone or, if you want a deep, vibrant affect you could use one of the Tamiya Clear paints to give a little additional depth to the color.  I'll try and remember to grab a figure I did this way years ago to show you once I get back home from work.

     

     

    Thanks maybe that's why the green doesn't look like I thought. Saw you talking about those Tamiya clear paints and something I need to look into.

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  5. 3 minutes ago, Pegazus said:

     

    For a second, I didn't scroll back up to look at the picture, just in case you were trollin'... but I looked anyway. I didn't notice Ms. Hexaboob the first time.

     

    So. Kobolds. I'll pass, but I'm already in for the core, so fine. But that Dreadmere expansion part 3. I was sitting at, by my estimate, at $36 of figures I wanted from the expansion so was waiting for retail. Was a little happy since it wasn't going to explode my pledge once again. I calculated I wanted about $39 worth of the Part 3 figures, and so that makes buying the whole expansion cheaper. Unless the small figures will retail for less than $3, and the bigger ones for less than $6. And I don't think they will, or, don't think they'll get low enough to not make it worth the $50. And I had to check. They'd have to retail for less than $1.07 before it wouldn't be worth it to me. *sigh*

     

    Then I did the same retail/kickstarter calc to the Paints B, since I hadn't yet. *sigh*

     

    I really was going to go lightly this time. Really. Honest.

     

    *kicks wallet, which yelps and huddles in a corner*

     

    Off to the Pledge Master, I mean, Pledge Manager.

     

    I did really similar math and that's why I'm probably adding dreadmere. The core is still on the "pick and choose" for me though because there's only 3 packs I'm sure I want at this point. And saving money on some figures might not be worth the pain of a bunch of stuff I don't want. Plus gives me retail to look forward to. We'll see though, huz says he'll decide at the end of the kickstarter when everything is pretty much revealed. He hasn't been real pro-core so far, but maybe he is thinking it over.

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  6. Dreadmere looks pretty good, no lie.


    Also for those looking for paint racks there's some european (or NZ?) company called Hobby Zone that makes paint stands of various sizes. I have two of their Large Paint Stands on my desk and love them. I believe they make a bunch of items for a system so you can get storage for accessories and such as well.

     

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  7. 3 minutes ago, dschumm said:

    What is really exciting to me is that outside the Dragon and possible left over Conan stuff there aren't a lot of teases left, but a lot of time left. I think they are keeping a little more guarded than last time and we will get some great surprises this week to keep the fires and wallets burning.

     

    I was just pondering if too many teasers does them a disservice. I see everyone asking for dragons but they want "more/different" dragons than the one we already have and the one teased (that presumably we'll get eventually). Everyone seems to want "new". As soon as it's teased or released, it doesn't remain exciting.

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  8. Trying to paint up some of my Bones I stuff as well as get more heroes done and intersperse them through my bigger painting projects. I didn't have a lot of halflings painted so decided to paint this little bard fellow. I always try to mimic the official art on at least my first one if they are pathfinder iconics. His coat is burgundy wine/violet red and his hair is the blonde hair triad. I'm mostly happy with the way his pants turned out though someone better could have gotten more detail on the scarf around his waist. He's lazily pinned to a base from Dragon Forge Design. Anyways, thanks for reading!

     

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  9. Finished off my congress of bugbears (murder of bugbears?). Like the last set, had to cut them out of their broccoli then glue them to these wooden 1" squares I have diagonally so they'd sort of almost fit in 1". Skin/fur is a base of russet brown and highlighted with mixing that with blonde shadow. Hair/fur is russet brown mixed with auburn shadow. Anyways, they were all fun and expressive. Thanks for reading!

     

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  10. Added in the tree. Still on the fence on core and dreadmere. There's just a lot extra I don't want to the point where it would be cheaper to get just what I want from the core and just what I want from dreadmere at retail. But who knows, may end up going all in on both before this is over. I suppose that's why $$ goes drastically up near the end. I'm going to need the box of good will to come by my house after receipt of this Kickstarter if I do end up getting either one of those. Would love to trade minis for basing bits...

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  11. 22 minutes ago, LittleBluberry said:

    I'm so conflicted with the Dreadmere expansion...  Some of the human-sized ones I might have in metal but then they had to include a boat.  I really want that boat. 

     

    I'm in the same boat (har har). I already have the fish wives and those three dreadmere dudes in metal (because they are awesome). Dat boat tho...

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  12. 2 hours ago, Harrek said:

    I think part of the problem with SOME of the complaints people have is that they are not considering that this is the 4th Bones Kick Starter,  and in the first 3 there were a lot of the things that people are asking for now.  Unfortunately many missed those and this might be the first or even second one they are backing.  So they didn't get in on the "bread and butter" kind of figures that people want in the previous KS projects.  But Reaper does already make many of these and you can get them in retail of course.  To fill this Kick Starter with more of that probably does not make any sense to them for financial or marketing reasons.  It seems to me that they are using this one more to do things they have not done yet and to expand and fill in the Bones product line more.

     

    I stand by my statement Reaper would make a boat load of money off of a "Bones Classics" kickstarter. I agree it's a huge problem everyone asking for things that are already available in Bones. And Bryan already kindly responded to me as to why they would never do a KS that sold existing models (don't want to compete with their retail whom they are trying to support). But it still remains a problem, I get for some foreigners buying from the online store is costly, but buying from a Kickstarter can't be much better, can it? Hopefully with their foreign shipping stuff Reaper gets online sales sorted out for other countries too to make it easier for them to buy stuff online.

     

    And honestly, for all the people complaining about not enough basics, this KS has a lot of repeats (even if new models) so I feel like it's plenty of basics included (another owlbear, another griffon, more goblins even though they are the B3 sculpt, a conan-y looking guy that looks identical to the B3 Conan-y looking guy, more old wizards with beards, robes and pointy hats, plenty more PCs wielding swords, more kobolds, more wraiths, more hill giants that are similar to existing in that they are topless and swinging wooden clubs, a fire giant that while cool is pretty similar in appearance to the jailer from the last KS, trolls that are similar to existing trolls, a dragon turtle that is near identical to the existing dragon tortoise). So in my mind, this KS already has plenty of "classics" and "repeats". I wouldn't have minded more of certain things if the sculpts were a bit more different. Like a hill giant holding a rock he's about to throw, or a few lady hill giants, or a combat ready lady fire giant.

     

    I hope we can get some more big animals and maybe some more giants (ladies too please! fighting ladies not weird "sexy"/"submissive" giants!). I think I am a weird person that that crab remains one of the things I am most excited about in this Kickstarter.

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  13. 12 hours ago, Nunae said:

    Also, more ugly women. The female ogre from Bones 3 is a great example for that, she does look ogre-ish and frightening and is suitably not sexy at all. 

    More of that fitting the already existing hordes like Orcs and Hobgoblins and I would be such a happy pumpkin.

     

    Just wanted to say I really loved this sculpt. We used her for a hill giant in a recent game (even though she's way too small) because a) there weren't any female hill giant miniatures and b) she's so much awesome. Would love to see some female giant sculpts that have the chutzpah she does. She would have made a perfect hill giant if only she was bigger.

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  14. 1 hour ago, TaleSpinner said:

     

    I have to say all the angst and what not over each reveal is a bit unsettling from my perspective.  I keep wondering how Bobby is taking all the haters on his dice or Gene on the others.  Artists tend to focus on negative comments and forget the positive.  I'm cringing knowing that when/if my stuff comes up some people will love them and others not.  I think I will stay away from reading anything but here at that point.

     

    Dice and Rocky are the only things I've locked in so far! All the sculpts are great. Even the third set of gobs I didn't want or the new owlbear and griffon I didn't think we needed, they still LOOK great. I'm not posting on KS (only here) but I'm sure I'm also guilt of forgetting there are humans with emotions behind all these miniatures.

     

    Also speaking of Gene I am kind of hoping for more mouslings. I got some in Bones 2 that I never knew I needed but now I know I need. Some interesting new twist (like the space mouslings were) maybe steampunk or aboriginal (Zulu? Maori?) Warriors or Lovecraftian or underwater or something themed would be cute. It can be an add on so it doesn't affect anyone's core.

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