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  1. 19 minutes ago, Crowley said:

     

    Hirst Arts are great!! I miss casting them. Getting multiples of some core molds can be helpful, but not necessary.

     

    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.  :down:

     

    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!

     

    24838915879_cd85eb4ce2_b.jpgFactory_01 by Mckenna35, on Flickr

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  2. 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.

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  3. On 10/12/2019 at 10:22 PM, Doug Sundseth said:

     

    If you're doing short sessions and only rarely, CO2 can be a good choice for some folks. But it's expensive and has real problems with adiabatic cooling* when you use it, though.

     

    * As the pressure in the can drops, the can cools very rapidly, causing a major pressure drop. This can be ameliorated to some extent at least by putting the can in a bucket of warm water when it gets cold or keeping it in warm water while you use it.

     

    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.

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  4. 44 minutes ago, StarFyre said:

    I currently Dremel, prime, mix and pour resin all on my driveway. I have an airbrush but no compressor yet. Will borrow one to base coat and preshade my gojirasaurus. Will need extension power cord to do it on driveway with no booth. Should be a funny sight. 

     

    Should be a funny site. A 42 yr old man on the driveway in late October/November in Toronto, with a near 3 ft long dinosaur looking model trying to use an airbrush for the first time :)

     

     

     

    sanjay

     

    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.  ::):

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  5. 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.  :poke:

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  6. 4 minutes ago, Rob Dean said:

    That’s an average of about $130 per pledger, if I haven’t slipped a decimal place on my trusty slide rule. :poke:  So there’s plenty of scope for increase of pledge amounts as well as pledge numbers. 
     

     

     

    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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  7. 1 hour ago, Darsc Zacal said:

    They haven’t said anything about the material being used.

     

    I’m wondering if the manufacturer they use has a plastic injection machine that will fit something that is almost 3 feet long.

     

    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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  8. 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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  9. Just now, Evilhalfling said:

    wave 5  US for add-ons. 

    this is what happens when your 2 minutes late. 

     

    I have been wanting that dragon bust since it was in the MVP reapercon Bag. 

    my first must have. 

     

     

     

    I was lucky enough to have a good friend send that one to me after the Con.  Have to get it finished before this one drops!  :poke:

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  10. 20 minutes ago, Darcstaar said:

    Great start.  I would suggest keeping to human sized figures.  The big ones will soak up so much time...

     

    I would argue that it would depend on what the larger figure IS, especially with access to an airbrush.  You could knock out some monsters pretty quick using an AB and colored primers and laying in the big swathes that way, and just using a brush for details.  I knocked out the base colors on ~50 28mm Russians in a couple of hours one time (not that they qualify as monsters).  An airbrush is a great tool for knocking out a lot of color in a hurry.  ::D:

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  11. 18 minutes ago, StarFyre said:

    merfolk and sahuagan are nice.  the only thing that popped at me is the gozilla thing.  seems like it'll be around the size of the dracodile from privateer.

     

    In a way im pleased so far. not as much that i want so far. maybe can keep cost of this KS down...

     

    Sanjay

     

     

    Good luck with that!  :winkthumbs:

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  12. Big update from Yedharo today, finally explaining where they were at with production.  Turns out they've had quite a few issues with turning renders into production models/molds that have required multiple iterations before they have been able to get to a suitable standard.  Seems the bigger the model, the more challenges they're having.  Sounds like the 32mm stuff is pretty much what's gone out so far.  It's good that they finally came out with this information as it was getting frustrating seeing some folks getting models and them stating that everything was going to ship, and not seeing anything.

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