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  1. You know what would be a cool "thank you" add-on (and never happen, because I'm sure it would be a really bad idea for Reaper)? If you could pick one add-on (so no core sets, expansion sets, etc...) from Bones 1 or 2 and purchase it at the original KS price. A man can dream, right? Oooooo... Less than $5k from the next goal!
  2. I was hoping that the Alchemist and Druid from the Stoneskull expansion might make it into a "thank you" add-on.
  3. I think I may need to change my pants. This right here is the very definition of amazing! Really too bad I missed the other KS .. the bone dragon is waaaay more expensive now! I think that's my biggest regret for missing Bones 1. I'll get Kaladrax someday, but man how nice would it have been to get him that cheap? I"m so glad we can add stuff for such a long period of time for this one. It's going to enable me to get so much more from it.
  4. While it is best to get the money in before the kickstarter ends and it is fun to watch the end of the kickstarter, you can at least add it after the kickstarter using the pledge manager (when they are ready to accept money from people). There was talk of Ma'aldrakar showing up before the last day to give people time to find out about him. But I haven't noticed any confirmation that they decided to do that yet. I have seen a number of fans request it, but the official hints I have seen suggest that he will probably come quite late. Things change, and Reaper might change their minds, but I would guess that the original date was close to last-day. If it helps, you can always add him after the fact through the pledge manager. You could also make a guess at his price, and preemptively add the money. My guess*, is that he will be in the $30-35 zone. * - Do not take this as real information!! They've said he will be more than DDS2, which was $35.
  5. Great points! I saw the reveal last night and thought "cool! Those are great!" and I wake up this morning and apparently somebody somewhere is disappointed. I'm surprised that this seems to get forgotten when something doesn't appeal to somebody. Gee whiz! Do you really expect every single miniature in a set to be exactly what you would cherry pick? I don't. I think as long as they aren't ridiculously critical, "expressing disappointment" in the selection is useful for Reaper peeps. I mean when they have choices about what to reveal next, how are they going to be able to do that unless they have some sense of what people want. It's easy to cross the line of appropriate on teh webz, though, even when not intended. I've been pleasantly surprised by how much I'm interested in this time around - not everything, but enough to want the expansions and a few extras - despite planning on maxing 100$ less than I'm at now, with room to grow. One thing that disappoints me about the move to next goal reveals, is that if you hit a stretch where you just aren't interested in anything, it can take quite a while to see something new that you might want. As soon as I see something I want (as long as I'm not still under my pledged amount), then I've been upping my pledge. With timing being an issue, and me not wanting to do stuff from work/phone, there's no incentive for me to pay first and worry about reducing if nothing shows that I want. I don't know if I'm in enough of a minority for that to matter, so FYI, guys. I hope people (who can afford to), who have just pledged a minimum, start throwing in all the $ to unlock a few things more quickly. I wonder if anyone is holding back at this point who doesn't feel they have to. I hope not. This is kind of where I am as well. The reveal last night was disappointing for me. Like someone else said, the weapons are cool, but I don't feel like they stand on their own aside from being one of the surprise goals. And I'm in the camp of having wanted more monsters in the third tier of the Mythos expansion. However, I fully realize that the weapons are very popular. And also that a lot of people are pretty happy with the third part of the expansion. I don't think either are a mistake (I actually think they were both smart moves, as others have said, to help expand the line), it just kind of deflated my excitement last night. And part of that was just knowing that it would be a while before I see what the next goal is (waiting is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hard... )Watching these Kickstarters is almost like being a little kid at Christmas. You just want to tear through all the presents, and then you'll take the time to look at them more closely when you're all done. But overall I think this has been great! There's a lot of things that I want, and even though I probably won't be able to pledge much more than a core and a 5 headed dragon, I'll definitely be adding things after the campaign is over (most likely including the Mythos expansion). A lot of things (I wish I could afford to do it now to help out the unlocks). From one of the impatient ones, thanks for the ride!
  6. Congrats! When you get more into color theory, using green washes in the recesses of red works great too since it can both darken AND desaturate the color, making more effective shadows for certain applications. These are the kinds of things I've been reading through this forum to learn (and thanks to everyone else that has given similar replies). I don't really have any kind of artistic background (Most "artsy" things I try to do could probably be done better by a two year old), so the most experience I have is playing around with the costume creator in City of Heroes. I think I might try to find a "Color Theory for Dummies" type of book. For example, I didn't want to use brown for the straps or horns on Bloodhoof up there, because I didn't think it would show very well against the red/brown I want for the fur. But I really don't like the way the black turned out, so I'm going to try some other options. And I still haven't decided what color I want to paint his kilt. I'm also going to at least one mini painting class at GenCon (possibly two depending on if my friends and I advance in another event), so hopefully that will help some as well. I've been there with you about color theory. We had some nice discussions here on the forum, just need to use the search feature and spend some time going through the different threads. It is an adventure and I am sure you will soon find out knowing things you didn't know you where looking for. My own breakthrough regarding color theory after reading a LOT in the internet was Betty Edwards' Color book. Simple, sets the basics, and got my own ideas going regarding how to approach colors. I still don't know too much but at least when someone talks about color contrast, or using orange-brown in a base for a blue miniature now I nod in understanding... Good to know. I see that it's available on Amazon. Maybe I'll check the Half-Price Books near me as well.
  7. Congrats! When you get more into color theory, using green washes in the recesses of red works great too since it can both darken AND desaturate the color, making more effective shadows for certain applications. These are the kinds of things I've been reading through this forum to learn (and thanks to everyone else that has given similar replies). I don't really have any kind of artistic background (Most "artsy" things I try to do could probably be done better by a two year old), so the most experience I have is playing around with the costume creator in City of Heroes. I think I might try to find a "Color Theory for Dummies" type of book. For example, I didn't want to use brown for the straps or horns on Bloodhoof up there, because I didn't think it would show very well against the red/brown I want for the fur. But I really don't like the way the black turned out, so I'm going to try some other options. And I still haven't decided what color I want to paint his kilt. I'm also going to at least one mini painting class at GenCon (possibly two depending on if my friends and I advance in another event), so hopefully that will help some as well.
  8. I hear ya on the small details, having just started myself. The funny thing is, I actually don't (or haven't so far, not haing done much) have too much trouble on the really small stuff, using a 10/0 brush, but the "kind of small stuff" (belt straps and the like) really give me problems. Of the four Bones I've done so far, I've tried using liner once (I used grey, because the only store near me that carries Reaper didn't have brown), and I wish I would have watered it down a little (I know you can't do too much with Bones). Maybe I put too much on, but it came out almost looking like a black coat of paint. From a fellow noob, good luck to you! That skeleton doesn't look too shabby to me!
  9. Thanks for all the replies! I do actually have a deep violet, so I'll try mixing that into the Earthshade and do some experimenting with that.
  10. Hi all. I've just recently gotten into painting, and one of the things that is difficult for me (aside from the whole small details/paint in the lines thing... yipes!) is the color theory aspect of it. I've started on the Bones version of Bloodhoof, and I'm not sure what I should use to shade. I would like the fur to be a reddish/brown (maybe just a tad more brown than what is in the photo). I don't have a ton of paints yet. I have the LtP Bones set, and some Game Workshop. I have the Nuln Oil and Agrax Earthshade washes (as well as their red, blue, and green washes), and I was thinking of using the Earthshade since it is brown. Would this be a good option? Would something else be better? Sorry for the less than great picture. Thanks in advance for any help!
  11. Yeah, I was kind of disappointed they didn't show up. I'm going to hope that maybe they'll make it into the core set somehow. I'm a little disappointed with the 3rd part of the expansion, but I'll still be getting it because there's enough really cool stuff in there. It will most likely be a post KS addition for me. I agree that the bandits seem like they would have been a better fit in the core. The naga and golems are cool, though.
  12. Remember, as long as you pledge, you've got up to the time things are put on a boat to add things to your pledge. So if you see an expansion you like, you've realistically got a year or more to save up for it. The only downside is it doesn't help unlock stretch goals. But that's what I'm going to have to do for a bunch of stuff as well. The ability to do that will probably result in me getting a significant amount more than I would have otherwise,
  13. I've also just recently started. The first thing that I got was the Reaper Learn to Paint Bones kit, as I had a bunch of Bones from the 2nd Kickstarter. That gets you 11 paints, 3 minis, and 2 brushes. Order it from Reaper's site, and throw in an additional paint (or something cheaper, if necessary) to get $35 for free shipping. I also found a discounted GW set at the Hobby Town USA near me that came with 8 paints, 5 minis, and a brush for $25. That got me a pretty good set to start with. You might also want to look at the Bones 3 Kickstarter, as there should be at least two sets of paint as add-ons. They are sets of 12 paints each for $20. I bought some additional brushes from Rosemary and Co. on the suggestion of some people on the forums and one of the YouTube channels whose tutorials I've been watching. $40 got me 6 brushes (would have been cheaper, but shipping to the US is $11). Good luck! I feel your pain, having just started, and wanting my stuff to look better!
  14. Mine did that for a couple of minutes, but then went through.
  15. Along those lines, how much difference is there between the Krylon primer vs. Krylon Paint & Primer? This would mostly be used for Bones and plastic minis (Star Wars Imperial Assault / Monolith's Conan game).
  16. Happy Birthday from a lurker that's just started to post a little...
  17. I've only pledged a few Kickstarter campaigns (Bones II being my first), but I'm amazed at the number of people that don't seem to grasp the concept of "estimated shipping date," seeming to think that because a date is on the pledge (even though it clearly says estimated) means that it's written in stone, and if shipping slips past that date then the company is terrible, lying, owes you something, etc...
  18. For those of you that use Krylon, do you use the type that is just primer, or the paint & primer type? Does it make a difference? I've only done a couple of Bones minis so far (the LtPK ones), and didn't prime them. But I am looking at doing more, and want to paint my Imperial Assault minis as well. I bought some Krylon primer based on the thread in the Bones forum, but got the straight primer type. I noticed in Wren's thread that she suggests the paint and primer type. Just wondering if maybe I should exchange one for the other.
  19. Good to know. I actually like this one more, it seems like there's some more ability to do some customization on it. I think some of those smaller details might have to wait until I get some practice in, though. Thanks for the reply!
  20. Hi all. I just got my Bones Learn to Paint Kit, and am eager to get started. I had a question, though. Instead of the mini for #77148 Mangu Timur, mine came with the one that I have attached a picture of. It's similar, but there are a lot more little details on it (in other words, I probably won't be attempting this one until I get some experience under my belt). The orc and skeleton are the same, so I was just curious if anyone knows if they've swapped this one to a different mini, or if I just got an oddball. Thanks! Also, I wasn't sure whether to post this here, or in the Bones forum, so if it needs to be moved, please do so.
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