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    Nereids

    Nevermind I found out it isn't a bust... See what happens when you don't read the fine print
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    Nereids

    TL;DR I can only hope the bust previewed is an option and is in Bone Black! My girls would love it if I painted a few of these for them! I have 3 daughters
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    Atlantis Miniatures Ogres

    Now live: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atlantisminiatures/atlantis-miniatures-ogres/description Atlantis Miniatures is dropping a new Kickstarters campaign next week. Looks like ogres this time. I have yet to get anything from them but I might have to bite this time as I've heard great things.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I got in for $1 just to be in on some of the fun. I am definitely not going to go big on this one as I have too many minis and I am still struggling with getting back into painting. So far the only thing that interests me is the dragon bust.
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    Pre-Launch Bones 5 Excitement thread

    I have been dealing with some major personal issues over the past 5 months and as such have not touched a paint brush or payed any attention to the upcoming KS. Getting the email that it is coming was a nice surprise. Not sure I will take part in it but I might jump in for $1 just to be part of the action and maybe help get my mind off stuff. Maybe tonight I will watch some of the Reaper Lives to get caught up on any previews. Have they said anything about the chance of Bones Black busts?
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    Scalecolor Artist Scale75

    Looks like Scale75 is about to drop a new paint line on Kickstarter. Not too much to know right now all they have is a teaser video on their FB saying a new "smooth acrylic" is coming soon to KS. I'm not going to post the link because I'm not sure about linking to FB. I will keep an eye on this and post more once they do. I really don't need more paint but if this is decently priced then I may not be able to pass it up. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2025694581/scalecolor-artist-smooth-acrylic-paints
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    Lost Kingdom Miniatures: Cuetzpal Empire

    Got mine Friday! Great sculpts! I got the Sun Guard gift as well. He had lots flash! But I can't complain too much its an awesome piece and it was a nice surprise. The actual pieces I purchased were quite clean.
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    Lost Kingdom Miniatures: Cuetzpal Empire

    Received my shipping notice
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    Scale75 - The Chronicles of Run

    Mine arrived yesterday. Had a quick look through everything and it all looks good to me. The skull on Aruh'Ka's(?) shoulder had a broken horn but the piece is in the packaging but I kind of like the look of one of the horns being broken. When the package arrived I didn't have high hopes as it sounded like all the pieces were just dumped in a box as it was making a terrible rattling sound. Turns out the bag holding the agitators broke open and they were what was rolling around. Everything else was decently packaged. The free figures are TINY but they still look nice and will be good practice.
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    Raid on the Temple of Serpent

    Agreed! I also feel the pose is bit awkward, leaning way forward and I think that it looks odd that the dragon head is turned so far but she is sitting cross legged and facing straight forward. I do kind of like the raptor patrol and Cpt. Bone Cutter
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    Ouroboros - Exquis: modern day women busts.

    I'd like to paint the first one as a pyromancer with glowing hand and the cuffs of her sweater and where she is grabbing her hood being charred. I'll keep an eye on this one.
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    First Bones 4 painted figure

    Wait I thought you were supposed to just buy minis and then store them away for months/years before you paint them. Are we sure its even legal to buy new minis and paint them right away?
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    Athena, Commander of Tenebris Division - Dark Whispers

    Awesome! What time zone?
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Well I'm finally back after my kidney stone and some other unfortunate stuff at home. I was finally able to get through everything. My favorites are Dance of Death and Nyarlathotep! Beautiful stuff! Quick question: is help@reapermini.com the correct email for me to use to let them know I received half of the paint set I ordered and half of the other? Have they mentioned anything about this? I ordered paint set B and received half of B and half of A, I am hoping I can send them a couple bucks to keep the half of A I got because I really like the colors that I did mistakenly get.
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    Athena, Commander of Tenebris Division - Dark Whispers

    Awesome! I really like the bust of Athena with the sword! I love the Samael I got in the fist KS and I will most likely back this one as well (unfortunately I don't have FB so I can't enter the give away). @GreenArtofColors I am glad to see you are already ready to keep this awesome project going! I really love the story so far and can't wait to see it develop further and see where it goes. U
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    After about 24hrs of pain I was able to get up and open my package. I got through the Core Set and everything was there and I was impressed with the overall quality. My paint set is not right I ordered Set B and got half of it and half of A. Guess I'll send them a message once their done with fulfillment.
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    Terrain Essentials

    Mel Bose – The Terrain Tutor – has been building terrain for almost as long as he can remember. When he was five, Mel built playsets for his little green army men in the corner of the craft store his mother ran. He was often assisted by model railroaders who were regulars at the store and, by the time he saw his first White Dwarf magazine at age 15, Mel was primed for a life of building terrain. Mel has traveled the world, as a medic in the army, a physiotherapist, and even a salesman. He has worked with people from all walks of life, and looked at things from many different perspectives. It is this approach that he brings to his successful YouTube channel (The Terrain Tutor, click the image below to check it out). For the last fiveyears, Mel has been able to make a living from sharinghis passion – teaching people everything he knows about building terrain for tabletopwargaming, for hobbyists, clubs, displays, and for dioramas – and it’s that passion and knowledge that he is bringing to this book, TERRAIN ESSENTIALS. This Kickstarter campaign is to fund a printed version of the book – TERRAIN ESSENTIALS – a 96+ page book perfect to add to the collection of anyone with an interest in creating excellent tabletop terrain, regardless of purpose or the builder's ability. The Content of TERRAIN ESSENTIALS Mel has spent many years researching all manner of tools, materials and techniques, as well as experimenting and documenting his process. He’ll be putting it down on paper for the first time, and TERRAIN ESSENTIALS will include: • Theory – From inspiration and research to planning and set design, from colour theory and build types to workflow and longterm project management, this section will help you plan the best terrain for you before you even start building. • Materials & Tools – Covering all the most commonly used materials, from basic craft and DIY to specialist modeling materials – including how and where to use them in terrain making – along with an in-depth guide to the essential simple, professional, and custom tools specific to making terrain, this section is all about making sure you have the right tool and right material for the job! • Core Techniques – From cutting bases to sealing your finished terrain and a whole host of techniques in-between, this section will ensure you have a solid understanding of the core skills and techniques used across the spectrum of terrain building. Covering the essentials, from basics like cutting and gluing, to advanced washes, sealing techniques and combating warping, this section will not only give you the information and confidence to use these techniques but also troubleshoot them. • Base, Texture, and Paint – Good terrain starts with a good foundation and this section provides in-depth coverage of basing, laying down the ground, realistic texturing techniques, and a range of earth tone painting guides. From cheap and easy basing materials to perfect pigments, you will have the information you need to make sure all of your projects start with a solid, realistic foundation. • Grasses and Trees – This section is all about the greenery, from laying down beautiful and durable grasslands and pastures, to tufts, flowers, shrubs, bushes and hedgerows. As well as tackling the small stuff, this section will go into creating a range of trees; everything from armatures, to bark textures, painting and finally creating awesome looking foliage for your trees. • Hills and Rocks – As the most common feature on gaming tables, this section covers those rocks, slopes, hills, and cliffs. We look at everything from a number of different construction techniques to maximising playability without sacrificing realism, realistic painting guides, and more advanced techniques for modular and large feature hills and cliffs. • Buildings and Ruins – Buildings and ruins can be mini-projects in their own right, so this section breaks it all down and takes you step-by-step through building, painting and fine detailing for buildings from our history, or a dystopian, gothic, far-flung future. Covering multiple techniques for everything from the foundations to the roofs, this section will have you making the best buildings for your urban combat. • Water and Snow – Often seen as the more challenging aspects of terrain making, this section will demystify water and snow pieces, giving you a range of techniques, core colour theory, and guides to the most common pieces like ponds, modular rivers, and snowy terrain. • Terrain Kits – As kits, prints, and casts become more prevalent in tabletop gaming, this section not only equips you with the key knowledge to make putting your kit together problem free. But it’s not only about building kits; we will also take you through customising and tying your kits to your existing terrain collection, giving you what you need to turn each kit into a unique terrain piece. • Mel’s Top Tips – Throughout the previous sections, Mel will be giving his top tips, tricks and fixes, making sure you learn from his mistakes so your builds go as smoothly as possible. We are planning to cover each of these chapters in as much detail as possible, to give you as much information as we can. We have a number of stretch goals planned that will help us provide more in-depth knowledge on each of the techniques used and sample builds shown in the book. Why create a book? It has been quite a while since there was a great “Introduction to Terrain Building” type of book on the market, so after five years of helping the community build their terrain on Youtube, it seemed right for Mel to be the one to do it. On The Terrain Tutor YouTube channel, Mel presents a lot of great ideas, techniques, materials, and tools in a handy, episodic fashion, but we know that not everyone learns in the same way. The written word (particularly when accompanied by great photographs) can help many terrain builders connect with the material covered in Mel’s videos. Helping others enjoy their hobby is one of the key drivers behind The Terrain Tutor, and Mel finds there’s certainly a lot of job satisfaction when helping others be happy is your living. Mel is partnering with Dave Taylor, of Dave Taylor Miniatures, to bring this book to life. Dave has been involved in tabletop miniatures wargaming for almost 30 years, has worked in "the business" for 25 years, and has known Mel for a decade. Dave recently delivered his own book aimed at helping wargamers complete more of their wargaming projects more often – Armies & Legions & Hordes – which he successfully funded here on Kickstarter last year. Dave is running this campaign, and will be coordinating the layout, editing, publishing, and distribution of TERRAIN ESSENTIALS. Of course, this campaign is also a bit of an experiment. If things go well, we may look into a series of more detailed books for a future campaigns. Rewards Stretch Goals
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    What time does UPS stop delivering for the day? Its only about 3:30 here but I'm getting impatient.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Out for delivery!
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Thanks everybody! Hope I didn't bring anybody down. Even though I'm in a lot of pain I'm back home and still excited for my package tomorrow I may have to have the kids open everything which they would love.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Well I got great news! Here it is the day before I'm to get my Bones and I am making this post from the ER. Turns out I have a 4mm kidney stone. I'll be going home tonight so I should be home for my package but it might hamper my unboxing experience.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    This is getting a little weird, my package was 16.3 lbs. My will be here tomorrow.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    UPS picked up the package and according to them and the easypost tracking from Reaper both say Saturday. Not sure if I believe it but its hard not to get excited.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Why won't UPS pick up my package?! What can Brown do for me?! They can pick up my elfing minis is what it can do for me!
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Did you check your email from Reaper? The link to UPS on the pledge manager doesn't give me a date but the email from Reaper has a link that shows my estimated delivery of Saturday
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