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  1. 1 hour ago, Peithetairos said:

    Superb cell shaded look. Love the idea and the execution is top notch. I also saw it with cross hatching. Pretty cool trend.


    Yeah, the cross hatching works for the old comic book style (and I remember some really nice busts at Reapercon last year painted this way). Since I was going for '90s cartoon, I didn't do that.

    What I'm mostly wondering about is how much contrast can the technique take before it stops working. These minis were all done with relatively low contrast areas so that they'd appear more flat (not completely flat, but more than what is expected). I've seen some done with obvious layers in their shading instead, and that works well too so long as you get the lines super sharp.

    I've got a few Starcadia minis that I'm doing right now with lots of really dark black lining and edging, but with my normal high contrast, so we'll see how that turns out.

    12 hours ago, GBPrime said:

    look up “Battletech the Animated Series” on YouTube.  Someone always has all the episodes up somewhere, but certainly not with license...


    And yeah, great paint jobs, they’re right out of the show, from the cheesy colors of the Bushwacker down to the ray traced green.  Excellent idea to fade between the two, by the way.


    No guts, no galaxy!

    That idea goes to my client, actually. When he first described it to me, I told him it wouldn't work, that the two styles weren't compatible enough for the transition.

    But when I got the minis in hand, I realized I was wrong, so I went with it. We were both happy with the results.

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  2. There is a common argument about whether 28mm is a measurement of the height to the top of the head or to the eye. This leads some miniatures to be called "28mm" when they're taller than others.

    But the real issue is that scale creep is a very real thing. This is why so many lines claim to be 30mm, or 35mm but end up the same size as supposed 28mm minis.

    Privateer Press' Warmachine game started out claiming 28mm, but later claimed 30mm (I don't think they've shifted from there).

    Games Workshop claims 28mm, which is pretty bonkers. Also, they've taken to writing the scale creep into the fluff (Orks are bigger than they used to be, and so are Space Marines).


    As for the size in heads, you'll find that they vary quite a lot more these days. A lot of lines are heading for less heroic proportions, but keeping some of the exagerations like the weapons sizes (like Infinity or most CMON games).  Some are exaggerating in completely different ways (like Malifaux or Kingdom Death). And Dark Sword remains a bastion for close to true scale minis (though some exaggerations are still present).

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  3. I've got a couple more older ones that I missed posting for some reason..  Neither of these are super new, but I hadn't realized that I missed posting them.

    The Warrior of the Sun has always been one of my favorite characters from KDM.  I entered this at Reapercon last year and got a gold medal for it:



    And while Cola's presence in Kingdom Death is usually as an accessory to the Candy miniature, I decided that he'd do fine as his own survivor.  I started painting this at Reapercon last year as well, but I didn't finish it until I got home.



    I've got more recent ones to post, I just need to get all the photos sorted out.

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  4. 21 hours ago, Tasso said:


    Add to that the fact that even for the KS, if your package gets lost or stolen (as is increasingly common these days), CMON’s official policy is to tell you to pound sand. This despite the fact that they choose the carrier, the terms of carriage, and the level of insurance (presumably none), leaving you with no way to mitigate your risk of loss. 


    This is what happened to my time machine pledge, which was supposedly delivered (though there was no knock or bell) but wasn’t there ten minutes later when I got an email from FedEx (which only happened because I’m independently signed up for them, not because of CMON’s notoriously tardy shipment notification system).



    That's sad to hear. I've had experience with their customer service for screwed up orders and lost packages in the past, and while they took a long time, they did get me or my friend what we ordered.

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  5. 5 hours ago, SamuraiJack said:

    Does anyone think there needs to be more discussion on this or can I lock the thread?


    There may yet be more.


    The project and company are dead.  Some backers are sending their claims to the lawyer in charge of the company's liquidation, and I'm honestly interested to find out whether any of their claims are honored.

    I expect the lawsuit that backers were forming will fizzle out now that the company is gone.

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  6. Here's something interesting:

    - Frosthaven set a record for the first day in games (and probably for the first day on Kickstarter) since it brought in 5 million in its first 24 hours.

    - If Frosthaven follows the thirds funding pattern, it will top Kingdom Death 1.5 and be the top funded game ever.

    There are reasons Frosthaven might not follow the pattern- mostly because it lacks add ons which usually fuel most of the end spike.  However, Gloomhaven 2 only came short of tripling its initial funding by 10%.  If the same thing happens here, Frosthaven will end up very close to the funding total that Kingdom Death 1.5 brought in, and it is impossible to say whether it will end just a little higher or lower.

    - So far, Frosthaven is bringing in enough to make it (ie- the slump is still being strong enough to bring in another 5 million before the end spike begins).

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  7. They're doing the big monsters in resin- but they're also doing the 'alternate' monsters in resin, right?

    I don't have a whole lot of experience with Awakened Realms PVC.  Right now, I'm feeling confident enough in my PVC-fu to try them out.

  8. On 3/5/2020 at 12:50 PM, haldir said:

    One thing I remembered the most about this show was at the time I thought the artwork suited Superman more then Batman, at least the characters, I mean come on that chin was definitely a Superman thing. After awhile I really started to like the style & fondly remember watching it if I got home from school in time.


    IIRC, didn't Supes get a show with similar art style later?



    Yes.  I have heard that it is less watchable simply because for Batman, the solutions are usually about Batman being clever and outsmarting his opponent, while for Superman, his solutions are too often being more super than we previously thought.

    That tends to be true of Superman films as well (like when he flew so fast it turned back time, or when he picked up a continent made of Kryptonite and flew it into space, etc).

  9. 3 hours ago, Iridil said:

    These are all gorgeous - my favorite is the first one (my favorite sculpt too) as it mixes a bird/lizard demon look and there is the disjunction with the white clothing and almost human flesh tone. 



    I love almost everything about the first sculpt.  The only issue I have is that I kind of want the wings to feel a little more dynamic.

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