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  1. 4 hours ago, plaul said:

    I've shak'n the heck out of them and still watery.  I live in a condo and the package sits, when it sits inside before I pick it up.  I'll try the toothpick test.  Thanks everyone.

     

     

    Unfortunately even in it doesn't freeze on your doorstep there is still the loading dock and the back of the truck. It's pretty hit and miss what might happen to the package before it's dropped off with you.

  2. 23 hours ago, Ducknuck84 said:

    can also confirm that acrylic base coat then oil based enamel washes over that will work. i've done it on tanks, figure and Gundam models with out any problem. You just have to put a clear coat over the acrylic first.

    my usual workflow is

    acrylic

    spray on gloss clear coat

    Ak brand wash's

    (another clear coat then decals) skipped if there are none

    Final, Matt/semi mat finish clear coat

     

    You don't actually need a clear coat between the acrylic and the wash. Not using one just makes the effect slightly muddier, similar to using an acrylic wash over matte acrylic paint. Enamel solvent won't react with the acrylic so you can even clean it up to an extent that you wouldn't be able to with an acrylic wash. Though generally enamels aren't what I think of when people talk about oil paints as they behave quite a bit differently than artist oil paint (and are usually referred to as enamel paints rather than oils paints despite being oil based), particularly in their cure time. Oil based enamel paints generally being fully cured within 3 days or so while artist's oil paints take considerably longer.

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  3. 6 hours ago, Darsc Zacal said:

    Interesting. When kickstarter has suspended previous projects, they basically removed the project and the link would go to a simple statement saying the project had been suspended.

     

    With this project, kickstarter has allowed continued full visibility to the project and the comments section remains active.

     

     

     

    I think that's an IP thing. If they don't take everything down they'd still be infringing.

  4. 7 hours ago, vulture said:

     

     

    Edit: I Just watched as much of the gameplay video as I could stand and was....bored. Seems pretty fussy. Maybe I’ll still back for the minis.

     

     

     

    I don't think I'm backing this one, but as a rule CMON's play through videos are horrible. Blood Rage is supposed to be great, but even now I can't bring myself to try it due to the bad impression the kickstarter play through left.

  5. 21 hours ago, Doug Sundseth said:

     

    The good news is that if you're not smelling the solvent, you're probably not inhaling significant amounts of dried paint dust either.

     

     

    That's definitely not true. Try wearing a white n95 dust mask for a while and you'll probably see it's not all that white anymore by the time it needs replacing if you are using colored paints. 

     

     

    An alternative for skipping the mask is holding your breath while spraying, then taking a couple steps back before you breath. Outside that should work well enough.

  6. 12 hours ago, Carnacki the Ghost Finder said:

    I want to like this game a lot.  I will no doubt stay in because its solo play doesn't require you use more than two investigators (which is preferably to Zombicide's solo play).

     

    I don't know anything about math, but I am going to go out on a limb and wonder if Big Cthulhu is actually what is holding this project back right now. 

     

    If it is really that expensive to produce then it is not like their typical add-ons, which boost the money totals but don't cost them that much.  So those add-ons typically help unlock stretch goals.

     

    Maybe this thing isn't going to be as profitable for them, so they are reticent to count it towards stretch goals. 

     

    Currently (according to my mathing) the pledges for Big Cthulhu account for $724950.

     

    If you subtract that from the total you get $1,061,483.   So maybe that's the de facto total for CMON right now.    And that accounts for the broader gaps between stretch goals in this project

     

    Please feel free to disagree as I don't know numbers or crowdfunding.

     

    CMON always tries to pace their stretch goals to hit the last goal at the end of the campaign. As long as it hits a certain minimum, which I suspect this project already passed, all the planned stretch goals will be included. If funding is faster than planned the stretch goals get further apart, if funding is slower the goals are closer together.

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  7. 3 hours ago, Doug Sundseth said:

     

    Since it's dry, it's just another kind of dust. Not a problem, IMO.

     

    Yeah, if it's not right by a car it shouldn't be that big of a concern. On the other hand that spray box is pretty much designed to make sure you inhale as much of that fine paint dust as possible.

  8. 1 hour ago, Doug Sundseth said:

    It's entirely possible (I haven't read either of the rulebooks in question), that copying the rules is entirely legal. Game rules (other than creative elements that are not necessary for the play of the game) are limited in their copyrightability, at least in the US.

     

    Here's the document from the US Copyright Office:

     

    https://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl108.pdf

     

    None of which is to say that I'll be giving them money, just that the outrage here might be misplaced.

     

    How a game works isn't copyrightable in the US. The text of the rules is however copyrighted the moment it's written.  So you can have games with the same rules as long as those rules are expressed differently. Overturns issue is that they seem to have copied the text of the rules.

  9. On 7/10/2018 at 6:33 PM, NecroMancer said:

    You dont get the giant Cthulhu and I think there is some exclusive content as well that you would miss out on. 

     

    Looks like they are talking about doing something to make the game content for the giant Cthulhu a separate add on for people who don't want the big mini. Apparently the miniature doubles as the game board for that content so they'd have to do some other game board to make it an add on.

  10. 1 hour ago, TGP said:

    Fascinating. Why did the internet think bugs would be unsafe for my (hypothetical) pet lizard? You’d think the bugs would be like little boxed lunches for lizard. :upside:

     

    I didn't read that far, but my guess is that some of the bugs are parasites, turning the lizard into the lunch box.

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  11. 8 hours ago, Ratmaster2000 said:

    What about the opposite? It was in the low to mid 90's yesterday when it arrived (luckily I was home as it got here, but I am sure it was not all that cold in the delivery van)

     

    Probably fine. The freezing separates the water from the binders and allows it to start curing. It's also very noticeably bad with large gooey chunks that can't be mixed back in. If what you have looks good and seems to work then it's almost certainly good.

  12. I've used it and had no problems at all. It goes on easily and on bones stays on very well. I haven't tried it on anything other than bones yet. I've used it through a super fine needle on a badger 105 extreme without trouble.

    7 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

    Such would be an awesome partnership! 

     

    As for the Badger 105, that's the one I'm contemplating.  Downside will be an air compressor that's relatively quiet, since I live in a sixty year old apartment and would like to be able to use an airbrush almost anytime if need be (aka at the moment I'm looking at and contemplating Silentaire compressors, and they aren't cheap) 

     

    Probably a bit louder than what you want, but I went with a Kobalt QUIET TECH 2-Gallon from Lowes for a bit over $100. It's about as loud as an older fridge. If the dishwasher is running you can't really hear it over the dishwasher a room away, but you wouldn't want it on at night in an apartment building. On the other hand it has a 2 gallon tank, can fill tires, and power a brad gun. 

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  13. 1 hour ago, NecroMancer said:

    Laura Bailey:wub::wub:

     

    For those worried about PVC I feel the finer details is a little nicer than Bones.  I dont know if that goes for all PVC or if CMON just has the process down. 

     

    The quality of PVC is completely across the board. Anything from CMON's best to squishy featureless lumps depending on the exact blend they use.

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  14. 2 hours ago, Knight of the Dinner Table said:

    I'm down to $1. It might not be a scam, but to me they lack the skills to make it happen (not enough communication, calling backers "rude", breaking promises) ... they lack social skills, they don't take their backers seriously etc ... they totally underestimate the work still to come (honestly, they claim their English is good enough to produce an English version without a native English speaker).

     

    And if they are poor (as they say themselves), how come they have three prototypes and lots of miniatures that seem to be production miniatures?

     

    Where are you getting the idea that the minis are in production? I thought they said the ones they were showing so far were 3d prints.

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  15. 1 hour ago, green_lumux said:

     

    I think part of the copyright infrigement claim stems from the fact the creators of Legends of Signum run a website that SELL confrontation bootlegs/recasts? The Legends of Signum minis first started here before branching off onto their own website and subsequent kickstarter...

    https://cadwallon.com/

     

    That's definitely where some of the animosity comes from, I think the infringement part is at least somewhat settle in that they stopped selling the recasts. If it were in the US there would likely still be a case for monetary damages, but the international nature makes it hard to guess whether they'd try. Signum claims they have nothing to do with Cadwallon, but the claim is questionable.

     

    For current infringement there is at least one fairly questionable mini they sell on their website, but isn't part of the kickstarter. My guess would be any of the Signum minis that are on their website but not part of the  kickstarter have some degree of IP risk that Signum recognizes. Whether any of them infringe enough that SD could win a case debatable, but there is the risk of them attracting a lawsuit. Signum could probably eliminate almost all the risk of a lawsuit by dropping the the minis they didn't include in the kickstarter from their website. If they did that the only remaining risk would be SD's grudge.

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  16. 10 minutes ago, Smokestack said:

     

    Yeah I read that. Doesn't really help me though. I am more visual with this stuff. If I saw Sir Forscale next to Solomon I would know. But just raw numbers like that I have no idea how they would look next to other ranges.

     

    I believe Forscale is 28mm from feet to top of head and 47mm from feet to tip of sword.

  17. 58 minutes ago, Smokestack said:

    I'm still in.... but am like 99% out... The value thing is not a big concern for me.  The question about scale does and they haven't really addressed it or shown any scale shot that I am aware of. 14 more days though so I am still waiting and watching.

     

    "Solomon Kane includes a huge selection of beautiful 35mm scale miniatures, ranging from the man himself, through dastardly foes and innocent bystanders, to the towering Virtues who aid him. Although nominally 35mm (the height of an average man), the miniatures are all different sizes depending on the individual they represent. This gives us a range from 27mm tall children to the 90mm tall Virtues."

     

    I believe those measurements are from the feet to the top of the head.

  18. 6 minutes ago, Glamberry said:

     

    I'm not sure if I would call it a high risk. If they were only showing renders and were a new start up company I would agree. But the game is already pretty much done as well as most of the minis, the ones that are not finished yet, they have been showing sculpting wips on and they posted a lot of the concept art on facebook. The company has been around for a good while and I have seen people ordering Minis in Retail and getting good quality Minis. Was the whole freeze thing shady?100% but I do believe Kickstarter would not risk any lawsuit which is why I do believe SD didn't specify any of their claims. Like Odinsgrandson said, going through with a lawsuit would mean that SD likely wouldn't be able to deliver on their own Kickstarter project, which seemed a lot more questionable in some regards than the Signum one (not sure how that project will be profitable). That being said, I did definitely no pledge for all in. That's just too big of a spend for me personally on my hobby to justify. 

     

     

    Any first time project is a risk, if this one was just the resin minis it would be a relatively low risk since many of them are already in production and for sale. That shows they know how to do it and can deliver. Adding the board game on top of that, which is something they haven't done before, moves the risk up. Adding a collectible card game on top, again something they haven't done before, moves the risk up.

     

    As far as the possibility of a lawsuit goes, it is absolutely there. Whether SD is in the right or not doesn't matter. What matters is that SD feels like they've been wronged, that's enough for a lawsuit to happen. SD doesn't need to win be able to actually win for Signum to never fulfill. SD not suing because of their own kickstarter isn't something I'd bet money on, particularly if they are low on money. That increases the odds of them trying a lawsuit. And while you're absolutely right that SD's project has far more risk of not fulfilling that does nothing to lower the risks for Signum. There are definitely some questionable Signum items for sale that aren't part of the kickstarter that SD is likely eyeing.

     

    So yes, I'd definitely rate this fairly high risk. 

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  19. 20 minutes ago, Glamberry said:

    I'm still in and still thinking I get good value for my pledge. It's a shame so many people are dropping.

     

    Even with the kickstarter unfrozen there is still enough of a risk of the company getting tied up with a lawsuit. Between that and the risk that comes with this being their first project as well as first game, this is a fairly high risk project to back.

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