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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 skeleton men, or some various PCs. --Chris www.chrisvalera.com
  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 Litko for a custom magnetic base, and those are expensive, so there's that. What say you all? --Chris www.chrisvalera.com
  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.com
  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 & Dragons and Mage Knight in past years. Legendary Encounters were pre-painted blistered figures where you saw exactly what you were buying. The line sells, but not hugely. It's costly to produce the moulds for the figures, so it grew pretty slowly compared to the metal lines. Then someone at Reaper had the idea of seeing whether they could produce the Legendary Encounters figures in a type of plastic that would take paint well, and so Bones was born. And then it took off running. Reaper didn't really push Bones. They had only 18 different figures or so within the first year or two, compared with the thousands in the metal. And by the end of that couple of years, those Bones figures were doing something like 1/4 to 1/3 of sales. -------------- P65 always seemed like a bad idea to me, although I see the reasoning. But all it would take is another lead scare and Reaper would look like the bad guys. And really, do you really want your lovingly painted figure to get prize fighter's nose after taking a fall from a shelf? Bones was a surprise, but a good surprise. In these tough times, money really does trump all. I'd be interested to know if they took a bite outta GW's sales. There's a lot of "on the fence" figures I'd normally pass on, but would take a chance on in Bones plastic
  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 the top sellers and do 10-man box sets? They said sales of the pirate sets went up dramatically when they included a carry case. What about the Warlord and CAV? I was an Outrider in the early 2000s and like Heavy Gear, I never saw a game of it being played. Does it have its fans? I'd like to see what the sales breakdown is for each line. I just can't see the lines getting any wider, it's almost too much stuff to stock as it is. Maybe switch to a two-figure pack and sell singles through Reaper's online store? It would compact the line. That's how Ral Partha did it, with the old D&D figures. Bones is great though, I can't say it enough. Being able to pick up three blisters for the cost of an old one, makes frivolous pruchases easy, you can easily taker a chance on a figure you might not normally buy. Or just buy multiple skeleton warriors or orcs or whatever. It would be great if they'd release the Warlord troop builders as a plastic sprue or in Bones. The cost of the cavalry is getting to be a bit much in metal. Still, what if someone wanted to buy in to Reaper? Would they ever apply for outside financing? Could they ever go public? --Chris www.chrisvalera.com I'm not going to address everything, and some of that is because some of the topics are confidential information, but I'd like to touch on a few things. Please do not think I'm rude, I'm going to be fairly direct. Price of metal - the wild variance in this commodity's price plays no small role in our decision to emphasize plastics more. Plastics have a much more stable price point for us than metal. We must balance the high cost of making the first mold for plastics versus the high price of the material for metals. This means that we try very hard to make sure there are no "duds" in Plastic - where with metal we can not only reclaim the cost of the raw materials, but absorb the cost of the mold very easily. Thus metal remains our material of choice for new product (unless we're doing something wild and crazy where metal is impractical, or introducing new sculpts to generate interest in the Kickstarters). As for some of the ideas you suggest - we spend a lot of time thinking about who to maintain stability and growth, and remain relevant to the changing industry. Plastics, 3-d modeling, digital prints, pre-paints, etc. It's something that we take very seriously. To be blunt, if we make poor decisions, my mortgage is jeopardized, and so are the mortgages of many of my friends. This includes deciding not to adopt a potent technology or resource, or deciding to adopt a process that becomes a failure. Using every data point we have and every tool we can is a huge priority for all of us, and good decisions are what keep us fed. We get a lot of fan suggestions that idea X is the wave of the future or plan B is the right way to do the thing, but in 99% of all cases where a fan presents us with an idea, we had either already talked about it and discarded it, or already internally have a team working to make it reality. Remember - it's our collective job to make sure we collectively still have jobs, so we spend a lot of time discussing good and terrible ideas. I'm always personally surprised when fans say "you should totally do the thing!" because I feel it implies that we weren't clever enough to have thought of it, when the reality is that in most cases we have access to data that others do not, and we have probably already seen exactly why we should not do the thing. Having said that, I know that no offense is meant, and our fans usually are trying to be helpful, but I'm being honest. Re: Outsider involvement in Reaper - Obviously what follows is purely my opinion: I can't say no, because I'm neither the sole voice nor the one with the most shares (I'm just the one who reads the forums the most) but I am unaware of a non-employee ever holding shares, nor do I think it is something the current partnership would allow. As it is, it took almost a decade (9 years) for me to be allowed to join, and for some of owners, they were employees for longer than that when they were brought on. We have, internally, a family atmosphere, including the tension at Thanskgiving dinner and the crazy old uncle. If you want to someday be a part of it, one day we will announce another opening on the floor. Apply with us. After all, back in 2002 I started in the mailroom - literally packing boxes for orders. After 1 year I was a team lead, after 3 I was a Supervisor, and after 7 I was a Manager. In 9 I became an owner. It hasn't always been awesome, but it has always been interesting. This is awesome, thanks for sharing what you can. What there ever any talk in the office of doing pre-paints, when it was obvious that was huge (the MK / Heroclix era, which arguably hasn't ended.) --Chris www.chrisvalera.com
  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 the top sellers and do 10-man box sets? They said sales of the pirate sets went up dramatically when they included a carry case. What about the Warlord and CAV? I was an Outrider in the early 2000s and like Heavy Gear, I never saw a game of it being played. Does it have its fans? I'd like to see what the sales breakdown is for each line. I just can't see the lines getting any wider, it's almost too much stuff to stock as it is. Maybe switch to a two-figure pack and sell singles through Reaper's online store? It would compact the line. That's how Ral Partha did it, with the old D&D figures. Bones is great though, I can't say it enough. Being able to pick up three blisters for the cost of an old one, makes frivolous pruchases easy, you can easily taker a chance on a figure you might not normally buy. Or just buy multiple skeleton warriors or orcs or whatever. It would be great if they'd release the Warlord troop builders as a plastic sprue or in Bones. The cost of the cavalry is getting to be a bit much in metal. Still, what if someone wanted to buy in to Reaper? Would they ever apply for outside financing? Could they ever go public? --Chris www.chrisvalera.com
  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 a few figs to the core set, it wouldn't kill Reaper.It would be nice if there was at least some consistency. They went for mounted figures, then all of a sudden we got angels and tentacle-beasts. Uh... what? We got modern terrain, then suddenly sci-fi aliens and stuff. An all-terrain option or expansion would also be good. They'd get less orders, but it would be honest in its sales numbers. I missed Itar's Workshop kickstarter, though I would have only pledged for the accessories, so getting some dungeon accessories is nice. I really think they lost a lot of international backers because of shipping. I like how they're all "There's still more to come for the Core Set!" then they add in exactly one figure, the Sophie. Then they add on more paid add-ons while talking about how much better the core set is going to get. I'm smh. The Bulette and barbarians are nice, but when the majority of the figures are so average, I'm not fired up. I do give them credit, Since they added Sophie, they went up two grand in about 10 minutes. Adding more to the core set really is the way to go. If I buy the core set and some of the add-ons, it comes to like $200 or $300. But then I take a second look, and none of the figs from the core set are really that appealing. So it's like, why pledge at all? Bathalians where I have to get three I'll never use. They should make that big alien/demonspawn (14059) model in Bones. Or some big alien beatie. or a Tyranid beastie like a hormagaunt, or the Hudson's Bugs from Defiance Games. People would buy a ton of those. Maybe a big beastie like a RT/40K2-era Carnifex? People would buy that, in plastic. I salute them for making the big stuff in Bones plastic, but why three Bathalians? How many Bathalians do you need? Are they like a race from some Reaper sci-fi game I'm not aware of? Are they a proxy for anything? A big mutant mind flayer? Who's clamoring for all these Bathalians, so much so, that they had to make three of them. If each figure was available alacarte I could add one to my sci-fi collection just for fun, but three? What the #### am I going to do with three of them? It's just that that's a lot of Bathalians they're making, for no real reason. Three variants of a race? Making big figures and Tyranid stand-ins I understand, but three variants of the same figure? It reminds me of the "crates" dialogue from Destroy all Humans 2 "Hey, Pox, do you ever notice? There seems to be a lot of crates lying around. Just random crates. I mean, what could they all be for? You can't tell me anybody needs this many crates, just lying around. I guess if they were being used for something, then... then I could understand. So many crates..." You can't tell me anybody needs this many Bathalians... If Reaper flat-out said they were starting a sci-fi game, I would applaud them. If they're doing it because these are big figures and it makes the most sense to do them now, I have no problem with it. But it's the fact that all three are taking up spots that could be held by other things. I'm not into these new grey alien figures, but at least it's not another giant Bathalian. They couldn't do a medium-sized Bathalian troopers, and a giant-huge sized Bathalian, the size of a dragon or Mashaaf? No giant Bathalian tank that's like the old Reaper 40K2 Carnifex? No psyker Bathalian? No flying Bathalian jump trooper with wings? No royalty Bathalian with giant head crest? Even the 14059 Darkspawn makes a better, and varied alien horror. They can't release *that* in Bones? I'm not against variants, but variants that are so similar is annoying. And the Exarch and the Centurion? Which one is the basic fighter guy, and what is the other one? A sergeant or squad leader? Could you even tell me what the difference is? As an aside, like everyone else, I am not excited about the grey aliens. They ok, and the saucer is great, but not anything I need to add to my buy pile immediately. Especially when I have to order $50 worth of stuff to get them. I can get them on ebay after the kickstarter is over for a decent price, I'm sure. The bullete looks average and the barbarians look great, but if you could that bulette as four/eight miniatures, that's really only six/ten (seven/eleven if you count Sophie) miniatures added to the core. And what's in the core is a 50/50 mix of good/bad. It's worth noting, I just bought a box set of The Hobbit: Escape from Goblin Town on ebay this morning for $64.99, with free shipping. Costs more, but I get figures I know I'll love and some great terrain. Not misshapen 1950's police call boxes and shipping containers that probably won't hold their shape. Unless they release something huge like Gauth in Bones plastic, and add it to the core set, I'm still on the fence. I don't begrudge Reaper trying to make a profit, or improving on the mistakes they made last time (being bit by that ROW shipping increase must not have been fun...) but I think the previous kickstarter was better in that it gave you a sampler platter of everything. But internet D&D grognards woofed about getting moderns and sci-fi figs in their fantasy. If Reaper was smart, they should have ignored the fantasy die-hards, and added a CAV figure to this kickstarter. Just one. Everybody loves the Dictator, so just give away one. Because if you give away one, then there's no reason not to try the game. I mean, the rulebook is free, right? There's a lof ot D&D nerds who play nothing but D&D, but I think they could have turned a lot of gamer nerds onto Cav. Or Warlord. Or whatever. They should look at this as promotion. They got a push of Penny Arcade last time precisely it was such a good deal, you simply had to get in on it. I don't blame them for trying to make money this time around, but promotion in mainstream news sources counts, and turning people onto your game counts too. I don't begrudge Reaper trying to make a profit, or improving on the mistakes they made last time (being bit by that ROW shipping increase must not have been fun...) but I think the previous kickstarter was better in that it gave you a sampler platter of everything, and was a better value overall. --Chris www.chrisvalera.com
  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 bones pack of skulls, and another sprue of weird skulls like orc and ogre skulls. The Jock/Chick/Nerd from Chronoscope,re-released in Bones. Modern zombies, a sprue of 5 on a sprue, or even more poses The larger cavalry figures from Warlord, released in Bones 14059 Darkspawn Spawn released in Bones, if only because it makes a good sci-fi monster for futuristic games. More large Bathalians, or figures like it. They also make good sci-fi baddies. More IMEF marines. I was upset to see none were made for the Bones II kickstarter. --Chris www.chrisvalera.com
  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
  16. More evil clowns, we need to have like six or seven, plus an evil ringmaster, carnival barker, strong man, etc. More zombie survivors, although I worry, when the Reaper metal figures are so expensive and Wargames Factory has two boxes of Zombie survivors (men and women) More geek and nerd figures. More lovecraft-esque monsters We need an IMEF medic, comms trooper, and standard bearer. Seconding the request for High School Kids. Letter Jacket, Cheerleader, Nerds, school Bully Etc. More anime school girls like Candy, Anime Heroine More anime-esque figs in general. British punk rock guys with mohawks, like five of them, maybe with interchangable heads, so you can make many of them Second thing the sprue of open hands, or hands holding pistols, rifles, etc. Open hands are hard as hell to sculpt. Larger scale zombies, in Bones plastic. Something on par with what GW and Mantic are putting out, something we can collect a ton of. A smaller astral mauler-type alien, just a bug in Bones plastic that fits into a 25mm base, comes in different poses, and we can collect a ton of. All the anime heroines released in Bones plastic would be awesome --Chris www.chrisvalera.com
  17. Since I'm thinking about building one... IMEF Dropship Since the IMEF employs ground forces in combat, its needs a shuttlecraft for soldiers and troopers descending from orbit onto the battlefield. Their typical dropship is typically little more than a large pasenger space and a cockpit, with a few defense weapons on board to keep the ship from being blown out of the sky by enemy fighters. All dropships transport IMEF troops to and from orbit with speed and precision. The drop ship is capable of making orbital instertions, as well as landing in hangar bays. Type: Ultralight Subtype: Dropship Defense: 15 Flat-footed Defense: 11 Autopilot Defense: 8 Hardness: 20 Hit Dice: 8d20 (160 hp) Initiative Modifier: +4 Size: Gargantuan (–4 size) Tactical Speed: 5,000 ft.(7 sq.) Length: 56 feet (12 squares) Weight: 132,000 lb. Targeting System Bonus: +2 Crew: 2 (expert +8) Passenger Capacity: 20 Cargo Capacity: 6,000 lb. Pilot’s Class Bonus: +5 Pilot’s Dex Modifier: +4 Gunner’s Attack Bonus: +4 Grapple Modifier: +12 Base Purchase DC: 52 Restriction: None Attack: 2 fire-linked lasers (9D8 damage) Attack of Oppurtunity: Point defense system +2 ranged (1D12x10) = 70 average Standard PL 6 Design Specs: Power core: Fission generator Engines: Ion engine, Thrusters Armor: Polymeric Defense Systems: Chaff launcher, point-defense system, radiation shielding Sensors: Class III sensor array, targeting system Communications: Laser transceiver, radio transceiver Weapons: 2 fire-linked lasers Grappling Systems: Grapplers
  18. Here's your background: Intergalactic Marine Expeditionary Force Overview The Intergalactic Marine Expeditionary Force, or IMEF, is a Marine Task Force of the United States Marine Corps primarily composed of the 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Spacecraft Wing, and 1st Marine Logistics Group. Among Marines, it is common to pronounce IMEF as "eye mef." The IMEF, along with the United States Army, are part of America's United Space Command. The primary duties of the IMEF are to maintain security for all American interplanetary signatories and at all extraterrestrial colonies that fall under United States of America's control, and serve as the vanguard of any major combat operation in space. They have fought on more than four dozen worlds, such as Valera-123, Garrity-426, Jackson-329, and Stiltz-228. Mission When directed, IMEF deploys and is employed as a task force in support of Combatant Commander (COCOM) requirements for contingency response or Major Theater War in interplanetary environments; with appropriate augmentation, it serves as the core element of a Joint Task Force (JTF); prepares and deploys combat ready forces to support COCOM presence and crisis response; and supports service and COCOM initiatives as required. In practice the IMEF is America's primary "force-in-readiness", who are at all times ready for immediate deployment without any additional reinforcement, training or provisioning. They specialize in force projection, being able to operate independently in space-bound environments far from home for extended periods thanks to their technological prowess and sizable space fleet at their disposal.
  19. Miore IMEF marines, just holding the basic boltgun, in various poses. Maybe a comms IMEF one checking his vox Maybe one with a grenade, or a demo specialist, holding a grenade or melta-bomb, about to theow it. Maybe one taking cover behind a wall. But definitely more basic pose guys, like the way the GW Space Marines are posed If they were in Bones plastic, so much the better. I got in on the Bones kickstarter, so I'm not afraid to drop money on Reaper. Also, a generic bug alien, that HAS to be in Bones plastic. Something like a Hormogaunt or a Defiance Games Bugs. Something we can collect a ton of. --Chris www.chrisvalera.com
  20. With the new Bones rust monsters, you can! Just wait until they are available. I don't get it... you want it in white but then say it's a shame to paint over it, when you aren't really happy with it anyway. If you aren't interested in using it why don't you just undercoat it white, rather than hope for a factory white, I don't seeeee the diff. It seems nit picky. And the "selling point" as you put it is to be able to use it straight out of the packet, whether you intend to or not. You can paint it or leave it, it reaches both audiences. Games like Castle Ravenloft come with blue translucent miniatures for things like wraiths. They're probably also good for people who use pre-painted plastics. It'd be a shame to paint over the translucent red/green, which is why I'm asking for it in white. I may be able to flip the translucent pieces on ebay. Glad to see others are getting some use outta their BONES kickstarter figures. For mee it was worth it, for the sheer amount of figures you get, but the lost detail kinda kills it for me. --Chris
  21. Just checked the SRD again. You're both right, he's medium
  22. If all the figures from Bones will be available later, can I get the Fire It Up and green figures in regular white Bones plastic? Because as I examine these figures, the translucent plastic isn't much of a selling point. If I was a young child it would be cool, but it actually obscures the detail and makes it difficult to focus on the figure. It seems a shame to paint over the translucent red/green, can I get a regular figure version? Eilif, the Nova Corp guys are 31-32mm to the eyes, discounting the height of the base. The Gears of War looking guys are a touch larger. Also, the Rust Monster is very small. The one on the site seems much bigger. Certainly not the large monster the Monster Manual says he is. You can put him on a 40mm base, but he's a little small for it. Some of the facial detail does indeed seem washed out. A little disappointed. Great for baddies, large monsters, and figs you need a ton of, not so great for PCs. --Chris
  23. The NOVA Corp and IMEF marines are very tall, like 1/3 to a full head taller than even a Space Marine. Is Reaper going to 32mm now? The girl with the heavygun thing she's holding upright is a full head taller than even a Space Marine Like I said the shovel grim reaper guy is very small. I'm regretting not getting any add-ons, they give enough that you get a taste of everything; rats, skeletons, zombies, scorpions, etc but not enough to run an encounter. I wish I had added a few add-ons, but $100 was stretching it enough as it was. I hope Reaper does another kickstarter, and give us another chance to get these figs as they expand their range. Now that people have had a chance to test-drive the Bones plastic, the should be eager to buy more, or buy stuff they missed out on. I know I'd welcome the chance to buy a horde of zombies, some dungeon vermin, and some of the big models I missed out on last time. Maybe some Giant Spiders as well. Some of the figures arms and limbs still seem too bendy to me, like bendier than Mage Knight plastic How so? Just super bendy, although I haven't tried the hot water trick
  24. Reaper doesn't usually use decorative bases; they're generally broccolis. This is nothing new. I'm not sure what that second line is supposed to mean. These are plastic, so how does the wizard have better detail than plastic minis? The figures I've seen have like textured rock bases, where I know it should be there, not broccoli. There's detail I klnow should be there, but isn't These are plastic, but it's a soft plastic that doesn't hold detail well. Some of the faces are washed out. I'd accept it because it's better for horde monsters; giant spiders, zombies, rats and dungeon vermin that you need a ton of, and detail isn't a prime concern. But it's not so great for player character figures, or if you're a painter, and really want to go to town on your PCs. I will say the detail on this like the Eye Tyrants mouth is just incredible, although the thinness on pieces like the is-zrmed snake woman's arms are like bubblegum, just very flexible -- TOO flexible. BONES plastic has its ups and downs --Chris
  25. There's like NO detail on some of the fantasy guys bases. The big orc/half-ogre with sword and shield with spikes has like NO detail on his base. There's better detail on stuff there a gandalf-like wizard witha scroll and a big floppy hat - his detail is much better, and in a way you couldn't get with plastic or metal miniatures The staff on all the models are screwed. Hope you like replacing them all with 1/16th brass wire, cuz that's what you'll be doing on all of them swords are elfed as well.
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