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  1. A 2-inch base is too small for Velocithrax, he needs a three, or even four inch base. I don't have the figure but the undead skeleton dragon from the first game needs a five or six inch base - there were issues in production that led to the figure being produced way larger than it should have been. --Chris www.chrisvalera.com
  2. Awesome, thanks guys. I got mine all put together and I'd post s a scale shot of him next to a Mordheim Pit Fighter, but I'm not sure how to attach an image to a post without a URL, or get it into the My Media section. Anyway, the shot of him is on a 3inch base, which works, but honestly is a little small. A four inch base might work, but a five would be better. Considering he's supposed to be an earth-shattering dragon, that's probably best. --Chris www.chrisvalera.com
  3. Look for a pack of wolves, or anything with fur, or a figure wearing lots of chainmail. Learn how to spray primer black (or use black artist's gesso) and then learn how to drybrush. Drybrushing metallic silver is pretty forgiving, so there's that. If you pick up some skeletons, you can just drybrush the bones as well. If you play D&D, stick to Dark Heaven, if you want to get into Reaper's Warlord game, try that. If you're into sci-fi or moderns, Chronoscope has you covered. Also, the Bones models are cheap enough you could buy several blisters for nothing, and either get a ton of s
  4. Okay, so I finally cracked open my massive Bones box (I ordered a LOT of add-ons and aside from a thank-you note signed by everyone at Reaper, I proceeded to crack open Verocithrax. So here's my deal - he's a big guy, but also very tall, but his base is shallow. So really, in D&D terms, should he be on a 3 inch or 4 inch base? Is he H or G? His head is about as big as the GW dragons, which used to be on 40mm square bases back in the 90s, but are on chariot bases now. I want to make him impressive, so I'm erring on the size of going larger, but I'm also putting in an order with
  5. Bones II wan't that generous, but it was still a great deal. I don't know of any controvery over Pro Paint II (?) I'd rather have super-cheap miniatures based on popularity or size. I'm cool with it. I'm just wondering if having such a huge range is hard for game stores. Also CAV and Warlord, does anybody play these games? I used to be an Outrider for GW, and I never saw them being played at cons. I think CAV would get some love if the rules were better and they were in Bones. I know i won't get it, but I'd love to see Reaper's numbers. --Chris www.chrisvalera.
  6. The Legendary Encounters line Wren discusses on the previous page is a line of pre-painted minis. http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/LegendaryEncounters Forgot about these, but so few are available. There was another company (EM-4) that did pre-paints for $5-10 and it seemed like those never sold either. This was started before Bones, and since Bones is a more popular response to the problem, the P65 was canceled. Bones grew out of Legendary Encounters, which grew out of dissatisfaction expressed by consumers over the blind pre-painted miniature packages sold by Dungeons
  7. I watched all the Ed Pugh videos and they were great. I did not know about the airplane models, but knew the Magic counters were huge, back in the day. I knew about all the Dark Heaven figures but didn't pay attention, but I guess the line has grown tremendously. I just wonder where they're going with it. Has the copst of metal affected them? it must have, right? Otherwise they wouldn;'t be pushing Bones so hard. Also, the breadth of the line is super-huge. Most stores can't stock it all. Maybe a switch to plastics? Everyone is having their stuff fabricated in China nowadays. Maybe take th
  8. I watched all the Ed Pugh videos and they were great. I did not know about the airplane models, but knew the Magic counters were huge, back in the day. I knew about all the Dark Heaven figures but didn't pay attention, but I guess the line has grown tremendously. I just wonder where they're going with it. Has the copst of metal affected them? it must have, right? Otherwise they wouldn;'t be pushing Bones so hard. Also, the breadth of the line is super-huge. Most stores can't stock it all. Maybe a switch to plastics? Everyone is having their stuff fabricated in China nowadays. Maybe take th
  9. We know about Reaper Bryan, but we've never really gotten a good look at the owners or gotten a full history of the company, other than the fact the company was started in the early 80s casting miniatures out of someone's garage. How big is the company, what's it's net worth and who owns it? --Chris www.chrisvalera.com
  10. This looks great; how big is this figure? Can we get a pic next to a figure? How big is the base? --Chris
  11. I am not a fan of the translucent figures I got in my first Bones kickstarter. It makes them look too much like toys instead of figures I can paint to a high standard. If I paint over them, I feel like I wasting the translucent effect. Plus the wings of the Elemental girl were super-thin I'd rather buy them in regular white plastic. --Chris www.chrisvalera.com
  12. Less than 48 hours to go and I'm still on the fence with this kickstarter, and I'm giving it to you with both barrels. It's telling when I'm more excited about getting a deal on paint than the actual figures, which are supposed to be the main draw. There's no pleasing anyone, but they really should have just given fans a taste of everything, instead of catering to the hoary old fantasy grognards. Would it have killed them to add just one IMEF marine to the core set? Just *one* new pose? One guy actually aiming his rifle? Meh, it would also be nice of there was some consistency. Just add
  13. More pose variants for basic kobolds More pose variants for Orcs The bookcase from the Bones II kickstarter, but sculpted variants so we can have a room with multiple bookcases that don't all look the same More dungeon decor, more pillars of various types, candleabra and large candle stands, shield to mounth on wals, mounted fierce animal heads A desk with a spell book on it, and a desk with alchemical equipment, a desk with woodworking tooks, stuff to fill a blackmith shop Treasure piles of various types. This should have been an add-on to the Bones II kickstarter A bo
  14. Pretty much this. The car will be a little large, but not overly so. The base makes up for it --Chris www.chrisvalera.com
  15. Catgirl futuristic models Small techy bits that would be too difficult for us to sculpt on our own (grills hatches and vents) that we can add to a models base. Call them "futuristic base accents. Another pose of Nova Corp, and hopefully, even more poses, so we can make a squad with variation. Small robots about 1/2 inch high that we can add to bases general one human-sized robots, with interchangable arms. Maybe some Appleseed / Ghost in the Shell / Infinity style models, something very far future. --Chris www.chrisvalera.com
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