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Wolf Munroe

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  1. Some of the other newer ones have dimensions too. I like how they now sometimes also have a picture of the miniature in the blister pack. Sometimes seeing it in the package really helps visualize the size.
  2. I like Reaper a lot, but I like metal miniatures. The new stuff Reaper has been putting out this year has been plastic, and I don't go out for plastic. They "released" some new Dark Heaven Legends earlier this year, but most, if not all, of those were just the existing products that had been in the metal Dungeon Dwellers line before they changed it to an all-plastic line. I don't have the old metal Dungeon Dwellers yet, so they're still on my shopping list, but they're not really new, just rebranded/re-SKUed as Dark Heaven Legends now. My wishlist for existing metal Reaper minis is multiple hundreds of dollars long, and I'm whittling it down here and there. I haven't been shopping much directly on the Reaper site this year because, as the manufacturer, Reaper has to charge their own MSRP for their products or they're undercutting their own resellers, and the Reaper shop freebies this year have been Bones USA plastic minis. I'd rather get a discount on purchased metal products from a reseller than get plastic freebies so I'm mostly buying from a Reaper reseller that has a good discount on MSRP. I'm hoping Reaper still do some metal seasonal miniatures though, as I've got a few of those now. If they had some metal limited releases, I'd be looking to order direct again, at least for those purchases. (Nothing like a limited release to get me to actually buy something instead of just wishlisting it.) The bulk of my miniatures are Reaper Miniatures, followed by Dark Sword Miniatures, older metal Bombshell Miniatures, and some Otherworld Miniatures. I'm really into MSP/MSP-Bones paints. Planning to order a Reaper paint set this week when my money clears. Sorry to sound like I'm complaining. I am, but only because I love Reaper stuff and their product offerings and my product desires are moving further apart. I'm still hoping they put out some more metal miniatures in the future. I've posted a few suggestions on the metal miniatures suggestions thread on the forum.
  3. Reaper announced earlier this year that there were plans to combine the MSP and MSP-Bones paints into a single paint line called Core Colors, with colors still using their existing product IDs/SKUs. I haven't heard more about that since it was announced though. If they're combined into one range, it might make it a little less obvious which ones were traditionally MSP versus MSP-Bones, but I guess you can still tell by the SKUs. (That's probably why they're being combined into one line, because people were passing up one product line in preference for the other.) On the website presently, MSP paints are listed as Core Colors, but the video indicates Core Colors will include MSP and MSP-Bones. (That may have changed since the video was posted though.) The combination of the product lines is mentioned in the YouTube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8sz7OGZSQk Another problem with trying to get ALL the paints in the product lines is that there are limited edition/special occasion paints. Like the holiday colors and ReaperCon colors. Some colors are only released in a specific FastPalette set now too, I think. For example, the six paints in the 9908 Cybergangs FastPalette set and the six paints in 9911 Darkreach Colors FastPalette set. Also, the six paints in the 9912 Gloom and Grave Colors FastPalette set. (That set is still listed as in-stock as I post this). From what I can tell, any paints with SKU in the 29000 series only appear in the new FastPalette sets. It looks like they're being added to the website list of MSP Core Colors paints but all the 29000 paints are listed individually as out of stock. Of course that could change later--maybe they just haven't done any batches yet outside of the ones that went into the FastPalette sets but there are still plans to do so (since they are listed individually). I've got the 09970 Starter Set (which has a mix of MSP and MSP-Bones in it) and the 09973 MSP Holiday Colors set (which includes one Bones paint). I'm planning to order the 09967 Pathfinder Colors of Golarion #1 set this week as I want to get both the Pathfinder sets.
  4. Just noticed there are six new Dungeon Dwellers plastic miniatures at the top of the list of metal miniatures again. I wasn't sure exactly where to report it so just posting here again.
  5. Oh, OK. Is there a blog or something somewhere where this stuff is posted? I kind of feel like I'm out of a loop somewhere.
  6. I know they're being sold in a set and in triads, but are the holiday-exclusive colors going to be available individually? I ask because I have three bottles of coal black already but only one bottle of sparkling snow, so I'd rather not buy more coal black at this point if they'll be sold individually. I've realized I really really like sparkling snow.
  7. So no case because no foam? Is that a temporary thing or is it just planned that the product will be without a case?
  8. Does Core Colors 2021 Holiday Paint Set (09969) include a case? I know many of the sets do include cases, but the description doesn't say there's a case. I know it costs more than the old Christmas paint set, which did include a case, but that doesn't mean it does, since it also has two more colors than the old set. So, yeah, does it come with a case? (I mean it's entirely possible that removal of the case to reduce costs is part of the reason there's a new set.)
  9. I have a couple earlier suggestions in this thread, but I'd like to add... Gisele the Sorceress, sculpted by Bobby Jackson. She's in the Bones USA plastic line (30036). I'd love to see a metal version of her in Dark Heaven Legends.
  10. Huh. It's not listed on the New Releases page anymore, nor am I finding a listing for 09910 or when I search for it by name. I guess it wasn't supposed to be posted yet. Oh well, I guess I'll look forward to finding out what colors are included when it is released.
  11. The product listing for Reaper Fast Palette: Fantasy Flesh - Dark Skin (Dark Skintones) sku 09910 indicates it is out of stock. I'm guessing it's a repackage of a pair of existing triads, but I don't know that. Its product listing page doesn't list what paints are included in the set. I'd guess it includes the Dark Skin Tones triad (09714), but if that much is right, that's only half the set, so what's the other half?
  12. Update: I bent my Bat Demon's legs so he stands straighter. They crackled twice while I was bending them, and it was very concerning. I did not want to risk a third crackling as his ankles look pretty thin and I've had metal minis break at the ankle before. But he's straight enough now that I don't plan to base him at an angle to off-set.
  13. I wasn't suggesting that my Reaper miniatures have lead in them. I know they're lead-free. I was actually saying I wasn't sure if it was "lead-free pewter" because I don't know what exact metal composition qualifies as "lead-free pewter." I know Reaper miniatures are a lead-free white metal alloy, but their product listings do not specify the alloy. I was just being pedantic about the distinction of "lead-free pewter." I do sometimes buy Reaper miniatures through retailers, as I did in this case, but they're not P-65. 🙂 Anyway, I bent the axe into proper shape relatively easily while I washed the miniature under hot water as part of the general miniature pre-prime cleaning, so I was like, "Well, I didn't need to ask on the forum after all." But then I tried to bend the legs of Bat Demon (#03747) so he wasn't leaning back so much, and I heard that crackling noise so I stopped. If the crackling noise is normal, as @haldir said, I'll try again. My Bat Demon leans back so much on his built-in base that he looks like he's surfing. I'm planning on putting him on a round base anyway though, so if I get worried about breaking his legs while bending them, I'll just angle the base when I mount it so he's standing up-right instead. I'll try bending Bat Demon again before I chicken-out though.
  14. I just got Frulla Krung (02622) and her axe is bent. (I've seen her for sale in a shop years ago with the same condition so kind of expected it.) She's Reaper's white metal (which I know is mostly tin but I'm not sure if it's technically "lead-free pewter" or not), so is there any advice out there on how to bend this tin alloy back into shape while reducing the stress on the metal? Like boiling it or rubbing it or using a hair dryer, or anything like that? I want to reduce the chance of breaking as much as possible when I straighten it out. I've bent a few pieces back into shape in the past with general applied force, but I'm always worried about breaking. I wasn't quite sure where to put this question. It seemed general enough though, and seems like it would be a frequent question, but I didn't find a topic about it.
  15. I know Reaper already makes a "gug, eldritch horror" in the Chronoscope line (and it's duplicated in the bones line), but I'd like to request a Pathfinder-style gug in the Pathfinder Miniatures metal line based on the Pathfinder artwork for the gug. I can't look at the current Reaper gug without thinking it looks... well... a little vulgar.
  16. So does that mean some of the sets had all white caps and some of them had a bigger mix of white/black caps, or would all of a color, such as frosty blue 09692... I just noticed the label on the frosty blue included in the set says it's a Bones paint. It's the only one in the set labeled as a Bones paint. Its number does follow the numbering sequence of all the other paints in the set though, which is weird as none of them are labeled as Bones paints. OK, well apparently the one with the black cap is labeled as a Bones paint. So that answers that. Kind of weird that one of the paints in the set is a Bones paint, but it is labeled as such.
  17. I have three bottles of Reaper paints with black caps, all the others have white caps. The first ones with black caps were a free sample (spruce green 29846 from the discontinued MSP-HD line) and a Pathfinder-branded adamantine 89556 metallic. So I thought "OK, the black caps are on the other product lines, not the main MSP line" That made sense enough to me, and I don't have any other sample paints or Pathfinder-branded paints to contradict that theory. But then I got the holiday paint set (09973) and of the ten colors in the set, one of them has a black cap. It's Frosty Blue 09692. It's a Master Series Paint that is like all the other paints in the set as far as I can tell, so why does it have a black cap while all the others in the set, and all my other MSP-branded paints have white caps? Sorry if this has been asked before. I tried searching "black caps" on the forum but just saw a bunch of results about black paints. (Maybe I didn't look deep enough.)
  18. I already have two bottles of Coal Black that I bought last winter, but I put my order in for the set this past weekend. I particularly want Sparkling Snow and, based on that swatch, Hearth Fire.
  19. In the case of the plastic miniatures that are showing up when I searched for the metal as the material in the Figure Finder, the plastic figures literally have "metal" as one of their tags. Uh... The Bones miniature Sansavar Chung, Viceroy (#30015) is not only tagged metal, but he's also tagged 54mm. At $3.99 I doubt he's 54mm. It's like someone got a bit overzealous with the tagging. Using the Figure Finder to search "Metal" this week, I see all the same plastic figures are still showing up, but it appears three new metal catfolk miniatures have been added, so that's a nice bit of variety. (No money budgeted for minis this month, but it doesn't matter since they're all listed as out-of-stock anyway.) Also, the new metal catfolk miniatures all have little tables indicating their sizes in three dimensions, but according to the tables they're all over 65mm tall, which doesn't track with their $8 prices. So something is very off...? Somebody bothered to put dimensions but none of those could be right... But, yeah, if there's a Kickstarter happening, and an upcoming Con, I can see how it might take awhile for corrections.
  20. I'm not sure if Reaper has made any new metal miniatures this year. Looking at the new product list, it looks like all Bones USA stuff now. Is Reaper making any metal minis this year? When I select to browse metal miniatures or select metal material in the Figure Finder, with newest first selected, the top two rows are populated with Bones miniatures and a Reaper Virtual Expo mixing palette. All of these miniatures are tagged 'metal' but noted as Bones miniatures.
  21. Just got this guy as my freebie. Not sure what I'm going to do with him yet. I found your picture while doing a Google Image search to see a size comparison after I placed my order. I might end-up using him as a bogeyman that keeps coming back from the dead and hounds the party. Really depends on whether I decide to treat him as a Medium or Large creature when I compare him to some of my others, as that particular reoccurring villain is Medium. I particularly like the red eyes on him in your pictures.
  22. Oh, man, finally got my money in the bank today and came here to order, only to find Krampus (2019) was no longer in my cart. I emailed customer support, but I see the promotion has ended. I guess I'm not placing my first order with reapermini.com just yet. I turned to other avenues since this one was exhausted. (I am aware that mentioning where is not allowed, so my lips are sealed.) Anyway, there's still a lot of stuff I want at reapermini.com, but it's not so strictly time-limited, so it will have to wait. But anyway, thanks again for your help with the size details. I just wanted to give a quick update on the saga of this purchase.
  23. All of this is good information. Thanks again, guys. Haldir, that is, of course, exactly what I needed. And yeah, Pathfinder uses the same sizes as D&D, but I don't know if there are Krampus stats in D&D (I assume they're in there somewhere) so don't know if his size category is Large in both systems. In D&D and Pathfinder, 2-inch cubes are Large, with 1-inch cubes being Medium (human-sized). I asked eye-height because it's my understanding that miniatures are measured to the eyes rather than the extremes since things like horns or big weapons or raised arms will cause variance. I am hoping to order Krampus some time next week (once I deposit some money in the bank). I did just see on the reapermini.com front-page that the holiday miniatures are only available until 31 December, but he's still for sale presently so I'll see what's available when it comes time to order. He's the right size and I already have one of the older Santa miniatures painted so looking forward to having the duo together too.
  24. As subject says. How big is Krampus (2019) (sku 01646)? The Chronoscope Krampus (sku 50207) looked standard ~25mm humanoid scale to me, but this new 2019 one looks "bigger" to me, perhaps based on the $16 price tag, and I'm hoping it is actually bigger and not just my wishful thinking. (I play Pathfinder, which lists him as a Large creature so I'm hoping Reaper has him in a ballpark that suits that size.) I don't see any way to tell in the current preview picture. Can anyone give me an eye-height on the new Krampus? Apologies if this is in the wrong sub-forum, I was having trouble figuring out which product line this Krampus was in. (I'm assuming Dark Heaven Legends due to the built-in base.)
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