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  1. Mckenna35

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I was doing terrain for a friend to use at tournaments and I ended up getting double molds for the core stuff I was working on in order to cast pieces fast enough to be useful. Ultimately felt it's too heavy and fragile (even with the dental stone) for travelling with. That and it really takes thick superglue, or something like it to get it to stay together. Used a lot of the Eileen's that he recommends, but I'd still have stuff coming apart. Wife went out of town for a weekend and I took over the kitchen to cast for a whole weekend. Made a LOT of pieces in three days! Factory_01 by Mckenna35, on Flickr
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    Your Kickstarter list. How you doing?

    Delivered from the last update: Tabletop Village. Still going: Antenocities Workshop IMF vehicles: a year+ late. Still posting occasional updates, and the retail side of the company is still limping along. Last update a month ago said they were going to start shipping partial orders of completed molds so they could then start selling those on the retail side to pump more cash into the company. Haven't seen anything yet. Gangfight: generic rules: eight months late. Supposedly have buttoned down the sci-fi rules set and sending out modern rules for playtesting?! Getting to the point where I'll write off my $20, and if something shows up eventually, swell. Orc Warband by Yedharo - 3+ months late, finally got shipping notification last week. Hopefully I'll have my busts next week. Dwarf Miniatures by Yedharo - Dec 2019. Only backed for a few figures. Hopefully they have their stuff more together and deliver better than the Orc KS! Gatefall: Chapter One - Jan 2020. Got this for the figures. Latest update stated they're having some issues with the figures and delivery will get pushed back to probably April/May 2020. Mantic Terrain Crate II - Jan 2020. Still on track as far as I know. Desert of the Dead - March 2020. Backed for the minimum, but expect to add more in the PM as funds become available. Dynamic WargameBuildings - Feb 2020, KS just concluded. Bones V - Only in for the Core right now. Suspect I'll order more in the PM. Cigar Box 2 Sided battle mats - Organizing a group order for these. They've been a pleasure to work with in the past and I don't expect that to change for this KS.
  3. Mckenna35

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Uh Doug, I'm using a 20lb CO2 Canister, NOT one of those little cans from the hobby store. Cooling isn't an issue, and I REALLY don't want to have to find a bucket big enough to put it in.
  4. Mckenna35

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    FWIW, if you go with a CO2 tank, you don't need to worry about a power cord (or a moisture trap for your line, or noise). Your choice.
  5. Mckenna35

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    A lot of issues/solutions come down to how many pieces you want to deal with. While it's possible to make a mold to do the deck as a single piece, it makes it a lot easier to deal with if it's in sections. Likewise, if you split the hull into left & right sections you can get detail on the inside and outside with a traditional two piece mold. If you try to do that with a single piece lower hull it's going to be a slide mold and that's going to get spendy. Once upon a time the guesstimate for costs for molding traditional plastic models was $1000/piece. I have no idea what Reaper's actual costs are, but I'll bet that's going to play into things. The more pieces you have = better detail and flexibility in use and building but = greater cost for the product. Pretty much anything is possible if you want to throw enough money at it.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I'm only in for the core box amount right now. Got a couple of other KS going right now so it's looking like an expensive month. Much as I'd like to up it, it'll probably wait till later in the PM for that.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Just picked up the Trumpeter 1/200 scale USS Hornet the other weekend, and the lower hull is one piece and it's about 4.5 feet long. Whether or not Reaper would have access to the same manufacturer in China that Trumpeter uses, obviously I have no idea. It's certainly going to be an expensive set of molds, that's for sure! I suspect it'll get broken into quite a few sections. I seriously doubt it'll be a 'pull out of box and play' option.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I have to wonder how many backers are stores who don't want to wait for retail? There sure seemed to be quite a few of them flipping sets on EBay after B4 ended...
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    OoooH - Mouslings!!
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    With what's been added to the Core set so far we're at $1.09/figure including the "bonus" Kobolds.
  11. Mckenna35

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    A couple of days/wave usually. Wave three will probably ship within 4-5 days of Wave one starting
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Blowing through goals almost faster than they can post them! Not sure we'll make it off the first map page in the first hour, but I wouldn't bet against it!
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Anyone else read the fine print at the bottom and see this: YOUR BACKER RESPONSIBILITY IN THIS KICKSTARTER If you do not log in and confirm your pledge in the Reaper Pledge Manager by August 31, 2020 you agree that we have fulfilled our obligations to you in full for payment or donations received. However, we may, at our discretion, refund or ship your pledge if you contact us and confirm your pledge after August 31, 2020. Now we know how long the PM will be open...
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    and there's the spell effects! Only three more items on this map!
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Interesting that it's "Kid Hero's ONE" Also wonder if they'll have an option to just buy the Plinth, and/or other plinths from the Dragon bust.
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