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  1. Skallabjorn

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Hers. Cadrith is obviously a bachelor, so his place is probably full of empty ale kegs, half-eaten dwarves, and a well past it's eat by date halfling.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    They only released 150 on the website, and it was a Reapercon '19 Item. I think you may be out of luck on that one.
  3. Skallabjorn

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    You make me regret that I can only like a post once.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    And honestly, intelligent male spiders would probably show up with a pig or cow or something to satisfy that post mating urge to gorge. We humans, for instance, don't ALWAYS fling poo and thump our chests at challengers. We save that for election years.
  5. Skallabjorn

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Would also be good to swap in for a gate section that was destroyed during a siege game. I have seen people repurpose cut up sprue bits as rubble piles, so very doable.
  6. Skallabjorn

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Cadrith is a demon spider. Demons don't die, they discorporate, return to their plane of origin for a variable amount of time and PLOT REVENGE!
  7. Skallabjorn

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    On the other hand, two points: 1) We don't know what else Reaper may be offering in this KS. For example, the ruined tower from "Dragons Don't Share is part of a Bones Kickstarter model, as well as the wall and door section in Bones 4 "Fantasy Scenics", and the "Mystic Circle" from Bones 3. 2) There will come a point with the plaster molds where the cost of the molds equals or exceeds the cost of a decent 3D printer. Given the increasing support for home additive manufacturing, and the decreasing cost of the printers, I would anticipate that point being reached in the next 5-10 years. This will relegate home casting to an enthusiast hobby, IMO.
  8. Skallabjorn

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Walls are easy, towers a little more tricky. Gates? Gates are hard to get right, IMO. The plaster molds recommended by earlier posters can get you as much wall as you will ever need, without the tech skills necessary for 3D print.
  9. Skallabjorn

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    HMMM. Wonder if that will fit the front of my old GW foam "Mighty Fortress" without modding? Oh well. Here goes another $18. Pledge <bump>.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    $1159 to go. In history: Tunis is reconquered from the Normans, by the Almohad caliphs. $541. Wow that went quick In history: Emperor Justinian I recalls Belisarius from Italy to handle the situation in Armenia. He arrives in Upper Mesopotamia and attacks the fortress city of Nisbis. After an unsuccessful siege he ravages the countryside. As a side note, one of the books in David Drake's "Belisarius Saga" is available as a free download in Baen's free library on their website. There are lots of others there as well, really good reads from top SF/Fantasy authors. Helps pass the time while waiting for an unlock.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Back when, we used sections of thin plywood or cut vinyl tile (which can have the advantage of being self adhesive, if you get place and press). Now, if I wanted something of that sort, I would purchase a unfinished wood plaque from a craft store, or a section of raw wood and rout the edges with my Dremel or a palm sized router. Takes a little practice, but nice results.You can also get thin sheets or shapes of PVC at most craft or model railroad stores/suppliers. Not really a question of CAN it be done now, just a question of HOW you want to do it and YOUR skill/craftsmanship level. I have even used transparent glass tiles for basing material (1"x1"x1/2"). For me, preformed plastic bases are a convenience, not a necessity. Note: if you choose to use glass or smooth ceramic tiles, the best adhesives I have found are the Lok-tite and Gorilla brand 2 part epoxies. For a recessed base, I would probably just pin a lip onto an existing base. Easier to build up than cut down, IMO.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    The plastic multipart sets I have purchased from the Perrys, Warlord, and other manufacturers average around 1 to 2 dollars a mini with 5-8 poses in the kit. I don't think we will see the combination of quality, variety, and affordability we saw in Wargames Factory products, as (IMO) they cut their margin a little TOO deep. I don't know the numbers, but it seems to me that a multipart set of 20 with 5 - 8 body types could be done in Bones Black for 40$ or so.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Closest I have seen to that in Bones as yet is the 6.99 3 packs of some of the fantasy (still a heck of a value, IMO). 2.33$ a mini. You can't beat that without dropping scale to 1/72 or lower. The other way to get good variety at low cost, both to manufacturer and consumer, is to go multipart. With Bones Black, this may be an option.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    My REALLY RIDICULOUS, secret dream I hold close to my flinty dwarven heart for a Reaper Bones KS? Squat equivalents sculpted by Bob Olley. I would have a massive geekgasm at that point.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Not to mention the metal IMEF Bulldog. Chronoscope was the only one of the 6 Bones 4 expansions I doubled up on. But my tastes are not everyone's.
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