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  1. Warhammer 40k has a pretty unique style, lore and world, while Fantasy was a more "typical" fantasy setting with knights and dwarfs and elves and what not. Apparently WH Fantasy was also pretty expensive and complicated to get into. Sales might also have been lower for Fantasy since it's easier to proxy a knight than it is to proxy a space marine. Companys like Reaper that don't mainly support their own game are at least somewhat bound to the trends within the rest of the industry. The rise in popularity of D&D surely brings people into the hobby who want D&D miniatures. At a certain point the lack of Sci-Fi might also be a self-fulfilling prophecy: Bones is mostly known for Fantasy, so people who are interested in Fantasy pledge, bring in their Fantasy friends and so on, while people who are waiting for Sci-Fi don't get that boost in backer nummers, so the Sci-Fi stuff doesn't sell as well, leading to Reaper producing less Sci-Fi because if something doesn't sell it's kinda silly to double down on it. I'm just happy they didn't have Sci-Fi in the Core Set in Bones IV or V. The Sci-Fi people wouldn't need most of the Core Set, and us Fantasy people would just throw it into a corner, resell or regift it. At a certain point seperated kickstarters or at least marketing offensives might be the way to go to recatch that Sci-Fi crowd. If that's a goal, of course.
  2. The treasure golem and the gem dragon really hit a sweet spot for me. Many of those social media or backer goals were more "fun" sculpts (in Bones IV as well), but these seem to be unique enough for painters while at the same time useful for RPG encounters. I also like the pirates, while I have enough skeletons these look really unique. And it's the perfect amount to make an encounter out of, without buying loads of duplicates or leaving half of them in the box. Hoping to see the otters and cats and humans all in there, for tons of variations in our ship crewing needs. I'd also really, really prefer a solid ship. Details might be there after painting, but it'll just look like a big green blob in the shelves. And it risks potential customers going "oh, a ghost ship! Neat, but I don't need one of those." If the argument for green vs clear is "otherwise people might think it's an invisible ship and not buy it for their ghost ship needs" the argument against translucent generally would be that people might see it as a pure ghost ship. While ghost ships are great and all, I still think "normal" ships are the thing people are more likely to spend that amount of money on. And given the cost of that big item, I wouldn't buy a green blob in a store on the hopes of it turning into the "normal" ship I want after a paint job. Also, our undead pirates this go around are themselves skeletons and not translucent ghosts, so a rotting, disgusting ship diving up from the seas seems to fit better than a ghost thing blinking into existence.
  3. Wizkids announced their unpainted ship last friday or so, so there is direct competition now. It's 100$ cheaper than the painted version.
  4. Ok, thank you all again for answering, I read everything and then forgot to answer again. Moving the airbrush closer to the model really helped me and I was cleaning all the visible parts as I moved along, including the tip. Now I did a deep clean over the weekend (and it sure was necessary), but afterwards the airbrush blows air out of the trigger hole instead of the front. Thank god I tested the air stream before filling in paint again, but it sure is inconvinient. Any ideas on where we went wrong in putting it back together?
  5. Quite a few people have included fey in their wishlists now. Might be that they were always there and I didn't read all the comments, but it sure helps to boost the signal. I guess posting wishes in the comments instead of the forum thread has the advantage of more people reading and reposting it, which gives Reaper more of a reason to include it in a Fan Favorites expansion (e. g. Dire Penguins from Bones 4).
  6. I'm still really looking for fey. In the Bones we'd like to see Thread that took off with people coming up with ideas for a whole fey expansion, but expansion slots seem to be full. I hope in a Fan Favorites expansion we'd see a few of the smaller, pixie sized fey for summoning and general decoration in Bones Black. I have a soft spot for everything fey, I really need to run a campaign in the fey realms (along a coast most likely, got a ship to justify )
  7. In reality, yes. In people's heads, no. Sure, they can hit it with a green transparent paint for the same effect, but a translucent green ship will be seen as ghostly, while people will think a clear ship is invisible. Must be a cultural thing, to me ghosts are relatively white with maybe a hint of blue and I've even gotten the question if it's some sort of poisonous ghost with the green translucent ghosts from my players in the past.
  8. Were there any indications that the ship might be translucent? I've only seen backers wish for that, nothing from Reaper themselves. Ron was talking about making a ghostly ship by painting it grey in Reaper Live. I've to agree with Glitterwolf, I'd vastly prefer the ship in a solid, light grey material. For the more casual customer looking for a ship for D&D or Pathfinder or whatever it'd be an advantage to see all the details directly and have a material they have more likely already worked with in the past. Not everyone knows how well translucent plastic paints up. Also, imho, unpainted translucent Bones kinda look like children's toys to me. You can do cool things with them ofc.
  9. I like the Darkelfs. They fit with the ones we got from Darkreach, and I really liked those. I have 12 or so Elves painted up, so they haven't jumped to the front of my painting queue, but they're a solid addition to the core. There were a lot of options and Add Ons revealed recently, so it's nice we're back on to core unlocks. That's money I already spent
  10. Nunae

    Unpainted Minis from Wizkids

    Anyone else finds it funny that the unpainted version of the big Wizkids ship got announced the day after the KS one? Not saying they wouldn't have released it otherwise, but we've gone from 0 big and somewhat affordable ships to two within two days.
  11. So, waking up again, some more thoughts on that ship: I love that they listened to one of the most requested things in the community Even though the chant was "pirate ship! pirate ship!" in some places, this ship seems really versatile with nothing screaming "PIRATE" at me. Which is good. It's too big for the one-off sea battle the DM throws in to mix things up. But I like it for a chapter or campaign center piece. The size means it can be boarded by different creatures, even larger ones like dragons, and still have enough room to move the crew NPCs and the PCs around. With a minimum of 6 PCs and even a skeleton crew (ha!) that ship will full up fast. I was joking yesterday, but I could see that ship be used as wargaming terrain. WH: AoS has aquatic elves, so a beached ship close to the shore line could be an importanz defensive position and might get interesting with all the climbing and cover. I wouldn't buy the ship just for that purpose, but if it's already here, why not? Ron seems to really love undead ships. He suggested multiple times that with the right paint job this could be an undead ship as well. We already have the barge, Ron! Leave something for the living.
  12. Hanging it from the ceiling sounds interesting. It'd become a cat hammock at that point though, and I'm not sure I'd want that. Seems like a problem for future Nunae though, no good decisions are made at 2:30 AM.
  13. They also said everything was subject to change. It's a very big project and currently it's in its render stage. Hinges or removable decks might not work out in production, similarly to the chicken hut problem from Bones 4.
  14. So, ehhh, boyfriend told me to take storage space into considaration after the last kickstarter shipped. Any ideas on where to inconspicuously store that ship? Edit: Probably best to say it could be used as WH terrain. Or finally get that glass storage thing and put it on the wall. Anyhow, I'm happy and my PCs will have some seafaring to do soonish.
  15. I think some people fall into the trap of „it doesn‘t appeal to me, therefor it‘s an unappealing offering“. If you only count the miniatures you actually still need, the core set might be weak to some. I‘m only on my 2nd kickstarter and I‘m already a lot more picky. The core set doesn‘t feel as amazing value if you don‘t have use for every single figure. There is a way to say this more nicely though.