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  1. Love this thread, thank you. I think the concept art for these was brilliant (and it's a tricky subject I think) and it is fascinating to see the sketches turn into the 3d models. And the see those printed or cast.
  2. Did a fair amount of painting in January, about 35 minis painted and a bunch of terrain as well. I didn't do very well at focusing on projects though. This month and next I want to paint a 6 point warband for the Saga wargame. I have some really nice (but quite small) minis from Artizan Designs. I separately have some much larger Reaper vikings that I am painting for Ragnarok or other fantasy games. In Saga a point is a unit, effectively, of between 4 and 12 troops, so this should be a 40 - 50 miniature project. I have painted 1 point (8 warriors) and 2 characters so far. I also have lots of victorian and western horror miniatures and a bunch of fantasy pirate miniatures which I want to get out of the lead pile.
  3. The doxies (human half orc and halfling) from the Brinewind expansion, brought forward as metal release now. Actually any of the human sized Brinewind.
  4. A nice collection to look back on - well done. I like that there are some over all themes. The Naga is my favourite, if I had to pick.
  5. The foot soldiers run quite small. True 28mm. The leader and the sorceress are taller. As a guide the soldiers have 25mm round bases in the attached and the leader is on a 30mm round.
  6. I was thinking of knights but would need to find the right base kits. Maybe Perry again...
  7. Good point. I was going for a saga unit (so 2 points hearth guard or 1 point mounted warriors) but really enjoyed making them so keen to do more.
  8. Finished off 9 cavalry figures. They are all kitbashed from the Frostgrave female soldiers and wizards. They have been combined either with Gripping Beast Arab cavalry or with Perry Miniatures late medieval light cavalry or French dragoons. Some of the arms (in particular spear arms) are from the Oathmark elves. The Frostgrave minis have narrower waists and go well with Perry miniatures and with the gripping beast kit. The Perry napoleonic kit has a lot of blankets and furs on the horses, and the legs are separate to the torsos and have high boots. I was scared of painting horses but just went for ultra simple coloured undercoats and washes. I need one more lancer to have a unit of 10. May go for a bloke for balance, and to have someone who can tackle spiders and open jars.
  9. I realised that I had so many Frostgrave soldiers painted up that i had quite a big army for games like Saga, Warlords of Erehwon, Or even Kings of War. Am going to have a war machine with Frostgrave soldier crew, and these lancers /light cavalry. These are the Frostgrave females, mainly, mixed with the legs and horses from Gripping Beast's Arab heavy cavalry. I cut the FG minis in half with a razor saw at the belt line and they fit the bodies perfectly. There is a Victrix cloak in there and the armoured rider has Oathmark elf arms, but essentially everything else (including the bits and pieces of luggage stuck to the horses) is from the Frostgrave females sprue. I will probably do a black wash on the riders (not the horses) and a couple of highlights. I need to do a snow effect base and then make up 5 more. The idea is to have a 50/50 male female unit but keep the light armour/wrapped up look.
  10. Phew, what a ride! Am in for usd 320 and will probably top that up and be tempted by things before PM closes. It is hard to know if I will want duplicates of anything. I was disappointed by Chronoscope, was really looking forward to it all being 20s era investigators with a vintage car. Oh well. Fan Favourites the usual mixed bag but there is probably £50 plus of things I like in there. On the other hand it is always the first one to be released to retail so maybe I will wait. Brinewind looks ace. A good tie in to Dreadmere and a distinctive style. A good value as well with lots of characterful minis. Those last encounters were cool as well. I just like the encounter idea generally and when you bear in mind that each bones mini is likely to be about 4usd or 4gbp when it gets to retail (or higher) the value becomes clear. Roll on Bones 6...
  11. Am loving the Dwarf encounter. If you brought 2 you'd have a 12 man dwarf unit for wargames and paired statues and gates. And also 6 zombies/8 ghosts to fight against. Am really looking forward to the pulp encounter or add on or expansion. Also keen to see where they go with Brinewind. They havent yet done the dire badger that I carefully spammed them about, half orcs, or the ogre that got raised by elves...
  12. I wasn't mad on Chronoscope last time. It was a very particular style of space opera/comic book science fiction. I think it is hard to have generic Sci fi that is sufficiently popular and that might make it unattractive to make too many SF bones minis. Because of the cost of Bones they need to be sure of selling a ton of them. Also, the big SF influences all now have their own plastic mini ranges. I don't think a space marine with a bolter and 50 skulls sits well with a 'grey' with a Ray gun. Or an ewok with a cyberpunk. Compare that to DnD where, in a single world you have influences from Tolkien, medieval, ancient, Renaissance history, pirates with guns, monsters from horror films, etc. Buyers of those minis are more tolerant of different styles and periods, so people backing this KS for example probably aren't thinking 'how can that Greek soldier ever face a samurai'.
  13. Army Painter primers are great - I normally go for grey or cream rather than black or white but that's just me. Also, the Vallejo coloured airbrush primers are brilliant even if brushed on. Leather brown is a favourite. They can be used a bit like contrast paints as you put a layer straight down onto a bones mini (that has been washed in dish soap and water first) and then follow up with a sepia ink wash. That brings out all the details. Am loving the idea of Brinewind. Those skeletal pirates look cool and the human and otter ones they have teased previously look good as well. Although Reaper don't produce much 'fluff' or background material I really like the idea of Dreadmere as a setting so the more they do that kind of thing and have a cohesive, slightly different setting the better.
  14. I haven't upped my pledge yet, am just in for the cost of a core set. May add in the funds for the expansions before it ends. Progress seems steady. Lots of the big boardgames kickstarters get stuck in the doldrums at this stage. The rune wights are cool. If you brought two sets you would have a brilliant skirmish warband or unit for a slightly bigger scale game like Saga or Dragon Rampant. I would be interested to see how the two current expansions fill out. It is generous obviously to have so many big minis in the box but you want goons, npcs, human size models as well. For example, I know that you can buy ninja, samurai, geisha elsewhere but it would be good to have had some in the Reaper style and scale in the KS. On the other hand there is this really cool skirmish fame called Daisho and this expansion essentially provides all the monsters you need for that game. It is hard to get sharkmen so I could see an add on set of those being popular, as well as there being 2 or 3 in the deep depths expansion. I love pulp and victorian science fiction/fantasy so am really looking forward to anything like that. The picture thread from Reapercon suggests that if unlocks continue there will be a set of 5 dwarf axemen, a group of succubi, werewolves, and some more adventurers. Also a trio of otter privateers. All good stuff to look forward to and support. I won't repeat my long wish list from elsewhere but would also love to see a set of half orcs (that don't look evil), captives (that don't look creepy), ogre with crossbow or cannon, and something like a kobold or goblin war wagon.
  15. Am nearly done with a favourite mini of mine, the female plague doctor from Dungeon Dwellers. Part of the Bones 5 kickstarter in plastic but available now in metal. Base coat was Army Painter brush on primer with an umber wash. That left a great grey brown canvas to build up with thin paints from Scale 75. I need more highlighting on the hands (she is wearing Gloves of Heat Water and Soap Resistance + 1and they need to look more orange) and some attention to the metal areas and potion bottles.
  16. Nearly finished with this mini, a male necromancer that I have converted to a female with a head swap. The mini is like a fishing weight, really heavy, and the flow of the robes and skirts in my view helps this look OK as a gender swap. Also, the original Callus mini has a long sculpted pony tail which would have been hard to file off but was easy to connect to. I have no idea how I got a large hard to disguise paint blot on the scroll...
  17. Brianuk

    Chaos Cultist

    Another evil fighter. She is quite a small mini, but nice pose and details.
  18. This is part of the cultist/evil NPC collection I am putting together for Rangers of Shadow Deep. Enjoyed painting him but went for a simple scheme.
  19. Am putting together cultist looking models for Rangers of Shadow Deep. I went with the dark pallette I use for orcs on this mini. Copper armour details, dark grey brown cloak, and everything given a Vallejo Game Wash black wash.
  20. I don't play Pathfinder but really liked the idea of Kul Inkit being a barbarian outfitted from a crashed spaceship. I tried to include spaceship grey and bright orange to suggest this.
  21. Still liking this KS. I do miss the news section on the forum and the page trailing upcoming releases. Twitch/YouTube is fun but as people have said good to get basic/flat info as well. Overall though I'd rather have people designing and making new minis (like a pirate ship wreck) than responding to comments. I really like the Goroloth. The old one was a bit skinny and this one is more versatile. Am looking forward to the pulp investigators, Ford model A car, and dark elves that they mentioned on Reaper Live. Also keen to see what they do with Chronoscope expansion again mentioned on Twitch/Reaper Live.
  22. Am liking the Thing in the Well! Female NPCs were another favourite. The Daimyo expansion has some way to go and yes it would be good to see some more classic Japanese tropes in there (ashigaru, samurai., ninja, geisha etc) even where some of them are orcs or elves or halflings. Am loving the orcs though. Apart from the wreck of a pirate ship would love to see more warmachines/armoured beasts and monsters. They really work well in Bones. And orcs with muskets obviously.
  23. Have pledged and got in as Wave 1 in the UK. Am enjoying this and looking forward to the expansions. Impressed at how quickly the goals are being filled in. First impressions, I like that the swamp dragon looks like a bit of an a hole, rather than ferocious. Am glad to see the Dungeon Dwellers in Bones, even though I've brought the ones I liked... The young adventurers are cool and I can see the attraction if you were bringing young ones into the game. And was really pleased to see 5 elf archers in a unit. Hope they do more like that as really useful for wargaming and I think bones would be brilliant for armies/skirmish games as well as for rpgs. I have a thing for pulp and victorian minis, so have fingers crossed for those in a chronoscope expansion or add on.
  24. I do like this core set over all but do already have some of the minis. It is a bit disparate but presumably they already have digital masters for their newer metal figures. If this KS goes like the last ones though the real 'cool' stuff is in the expansions and the sets and add ons. Some of the styles and concepts get really interesting when applied to a box of 50 minis or a set of 6. I really like the look of the undersea and Greek expansions for example. No dire or were badger yet though... An opportunity could be missed.
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