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  1. 16 hours ago, Ratmaster2000 said:

    I hadn't even got the printer yet and already dropped like $120 on two kickstarters:)

    I would have, had I known I was even going to entertain getting one. Up until I sold those football cards, it was going to be a "maybe in 12 months" type of thing since it wouldn't fit into my current budget. Once I knew how much I was bringing in, I knew I needed the tools and headlights, and I thought I COULD use the rest of the money to pay off some debt, but that's all I've been doing for a while now with most of my extra money and wanted to do something fun part of it. I still have a few hundred extra to throw towards debt, so it's not like I'm being completely irresponsible LOL Once I get everything all set up, and a little more free money, this is my current list of "have to buy":

    Cold Giant



    Dark vs. Gray Dragon:






    Green Dragon



    Blue Dragon



    Ancient Red Dragon



    Tiamut (because who wouldn't want this bad boy sitting next to Reaper's version???)









    Asian Fire Dragon




    Mind Flayer Dragon



    Just noticed that's going to be a LOT of resin LOL And, with all of the Reaper (and other) dragons I already have, I'm going to need more space to display them when they're painted! I'm sure my wife will love that :rolleyes:


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  2. 36 minutes ago, Ratmaster2000 said:

    WOW! OnTrac just came to the door and dropped off this huge package of two boxes taped together::o: I think it came from Chino,CA??? I was not expecting it to come in so quickly. Definitely have to get the garage going now:rolleyes: Weird though, I am hoping they just use the same packing boxes and just put a sticker on for US. on one side it says EU, but on the opposite side, they both have US strickers. Maybe I'll make a quick unboxing just showing them and verifying power:) They actually got here before the used Mars from Texas!


    Great! Mine are in route to me and will be here tomorrow. I even bought about 30+ bucks worth of STLs to start with :lol: 

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  3. 15 minutes ago, Gadgetman! said:

    Just 1Kg of resin?   

    That won't last long when you start printing. You may just as well order another bottle the moment the printer arrives. 


    One thing you can design pretty quickly is knobs for cabinet doors. 

    Clear resin and a brass screw should look nice. 

    And there's the 'look, it's useful' aspect, too.



    Well. gotta start somewhere LOL Yeah, I'll probably end up getting more. As to what to design, I have actually been working on sculpting some tokens to print that are for the Marvel United game from CMON. The cardboard ones just don't seem like they will be super durable. I have the first one figured out for the main token, but have to put the design on the top and bottom for it, and that will be the challenging part. Of course, I'm using AutoCAD for it, since making proper angles for corners doesn't seem to be super easy in Blender and Mudbox.

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  4. 3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

    @bojesphob congrats on the sale and the acquisition of a printer!

    Have fun and don't forget to watch youtube videos about supports/settings/cleaning and such.

    3Dprintingpro is a good one but there are more.

    I learned a lot from watching those before tinkering with it.




    Thanks for the tips!! Been doing a bunch of research before I finalized the purchase, and I feel pretty confident in my choice, and I am looking forward to a new challenge :) Not like work, taking classes for another degree, raising a 5 year old, working on house projects, and still trying to paint everything wasn't enough challenge, right? :lol:

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  5. 1 minute ago, NecroMancer said:

    @Ratmaster2000 you'll have to let me know how the AliExpress works.  It seems legit as Elegoo has their own store on there but I have always been a bit skeptical of AliExpress.  Plus they offer free shipping.



    I personally try not to go directly to China. I know there's not much that you can get that doesn't touch their production facilities in some way shape or form, but at least going with Amazon I could get mine and pay someone at the Amazon shipping centers instead of someone in China. That and I only have to wait until Thursday to get mine LOL My wife has Prime, so just ordered through her account.

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  6. 1 minute ago, Ratmaster2000 said:

    Congrats on the sale of the cards. Yah, sometimes Ebay surprises you. Things you think will sell, just sit there while other things just blow up:) I know when I sold my Earthbound super nintendo game (which was all original and pretty prisitne), it had a nice bidding war and I was able to finance a Christmas trip with just the sale off that one item:)


    I actually just purchased a Elegoo Mars 2 Pro and the mercury wash and cure station from aliexpress (hopefully get here before the garage is clean haha) so I am super excited to get in on the printing. 


    You'll have to let me know how the Mars 2 Pro is. I thought about getting that one,  but Amazon and other US sellers didn't have it in stock. I've never owned a 3D printer, and from what I've read the Anycubic is nearly as good as Elegoo (with some minor cons in comparison to it) and I don't know enough about it to really care about marginal increases in speed or resolution... anything will be better than what I have right now LOL I also liked that the tray for the Mono can be used to wash and cure in their wash station.

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  7. 48 minutes ago, NecroMancer said:

    Yeah I started selling some figures that I know I won't paint to try to earn some extra money to buy a new laptop and 3d printer.  I'm not going to make $3800 but so far I'm up to about $200 so I think I can make enough to make a dent in the cost but probably not enough to cover it all.


    I do have a bunch of old baseball cards (from the late 80's-90's) but last I checked those didn't gain much in value.  Maybe I'll go back and check just to be sure.


    Yeah, the values of cards depends on the player and the rarity. A lot of the stuff I sold was very low numbered and hard to come by, and Adams is a high profile player this year (with the records he broke for the team). Still, I can't believe it sold for so much, so I'm still in shock. Turned out to be a perfect storm of timing for it: COVID stimulus, Adams doing fantastic, Packers getting first seed in the playoffs, the COVID price surge, and people getting money for the holidays. Heck, I even accepted a promo for selling when listing them without paying attention to what it was, and it limited the final selling fee for 10 auctions to 1 dollar, and those ended up being the most expensive of all the cards LOL Only pad 119 dollars in eBay final price fees for 3800 in sales! Seems that eBay chose poorly when giving me that promo :lol:


    I think the printer, wash station, and the resin came to about 460 total, which isn't too terrible. Did a bunch of research and had long discussions with a friend of mine who also wants to get into it, and that combo of the Anycubic stuff seemed to be the best combination of value and quality of prints. I'll definitely have to post stuff as I get it printed. I have a number of things I HAVE to print and paint! LOL

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  8. I've thought about getting a resin 3D printer for a while, but finances the way that they were it just wasn't something I wanted to spend money on. Here before Christmas, though, I decided I was going to list some football cards I thought I would get decent money for on eBay and see if I couldn't free up some spending money that didn't affect my budget. They were Davante Adams rookie year cards (Packers WR) and were in a set that has a high demand. Since COVID hit, the sports card market has skyrocketed, and I figured I'd be able to hopefully get about 1000 bucks for the 22 cards that I had, which I figured I would use towards new headlights for my truck that I need. Boy did I underestimate the demand on those! Ended up pulling in almost 3800 for them before eBay fees and shipping costs! I was flabbergasted! Anyhow, so not only am I going to be able to get the headlights for my truck, I paid for new brakes for it (they're not quite bad enough to be replaced, but getting close), a new ceramic water bowl fountain for the cat (old fountain is getting long in tooth), some new Dewalt 20V power tools (old Ryobi stuff needed replaced), stuff for my college courses, and I decided I would get a 3D printer for something fun! All that and I'll still have about 500 bucks left to play with!  Anyhow, I got the Anycubic Photon Mono printer and their wash and cure station, and a 1 kg of clear resin. Amazon had a 40 dollar off coupon for the printer. Should be here on Thursday! I already have a list of things to print with it, and have even decided that I am going to find an online tutorial for 3D sculpting that I'll sit down and do with my 5 year old, and we'll get her sculpting her own minis to paint :) She's already told me that she would love to do that, I just need to find some stuff to teach us.


    Sorry for the novel LOL Just really excited to be able to say I got something (besides just minis) fun to play with which didn't kill my budget or my credit card balance to get!!

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  9. 29 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

    At this point, I have nearly everything being sent to me except Ron. I was able to get Ed and Jon, but Ron would have bumped up the shipping cost. Sorry, buddy.


    I've heard you could sell Ed on eBay for a decent price, and it would be worth the extra shipping. Might even pay for the rest of your pledge :lol:

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  10. 3 hours ago, Venun said:


    Aw, sadly the images are broken on your linked post :( 

    I had skipped on that one, his size was incredible, and I could not foresee a use for him within our D&D games.

    Though that model is bloody amazing aswell!


    I think I have an idea of why, but I added some links to the main post. You should be able to click on those to see the pics (I've had other people have the same issue and the links work for them). He was EXTREMELY fun to paint! Yog I anticipate I'll spend more time on (more eyes LOL), but the sculpt is just so darned intriguing! Models like Narl and Yog are exactly why I am so enamored with what Reaper has done with Bones. Ok, and I admit, I LOVE the dragons they do as well! Julie can't make a bad dragon in my mind! Also why I can't wait to get my grubby hands on the Pirate ships. Ugh, is it time for fulfillment yet? :lol:

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    17 hours ago, Evilhalfling said:


    It started as a race to finish the first core set with a small number of us seeing it all the way through (6?).  I think Buckyball won.

    but 639 is considerably more, and lots of it large. I still set finishing each core set as a goal, but I leave time for painting some metal or trying a diorama or cool dragon along the way. It takes me about 2-2.5 years to do each core.  I am uncertain of the future but I will start Bones V at the same pace.


    I would suggest a smaller goal Like the Core set in 3 months - and see if you want to fully commit to the project .


    The Forum Mods asked us to stop just putting all out minis into a massive thread here but if you make a blog somewhere ill come follow you progress. 

    I do a final photoshoot rather than an in progress thread, Bones 3 core  but individual minis and small groups get threads as I go. 



    My goal was to paint through my Bones I stuff really quick. Life seems to have not wanted that to happen LOL I STILL have a few Bones I minis that I haven't painted yet! A bunch of Bones II, missed Bones III because of my daughter being born, then got a bunch of stuff in Bones IV. Still have a bunch of stuff from IV to paint still. Now I have a BUNCH of minis coming in the spring... Once i get done with my second degree that I'm working on I'll have far more time to catch up on them, but that's what I get for deciding to go back to college when I'm in my 40s LOL


    3 hours ago, Venun said:

    With these extentions I have lured 4 more people in the kickstarter, and generated almost $500 more towards Reaper.

    Seeing all these amazing models in the actual print form, and the relatively close distribution date, has pulled people over the finish lines :D

    Almost everyone wanted a Yog when they saw that amazing model! I dread the paintjob though, with all the tentacles, but it's bound to be amazing.


    The total of my order, which is shared with friends, is the following:


      Reveal hidden contents


    Your Selected Rewards

    Power Up: Rocky Brush Holder Option x1
    Power Up: Disapproving Hand Spell Effect x1
    Bones 5 Core Set x3
    Dragons x1
    Extra Living Dead x2
    Extra Gem Dragon x3
    Extra Halloween x2
    Extra Wraith Dreadnights x1
    Extra Loot Golem x2
    Dragon-Lion x1
    Extra Overgourd x1
    Power Up: Beastmen Option x1
    Option: Valfuryx the Vile, Huge Dragon x2
    Dragon Folk x1
    Option: Dragon Bust x2
    Fire Giant Hellbringer x2
    Option: Aganzarax the Foul, Huge Dragon x3
    Mouslings x1
    Option: War Mammoth x3
    Yokai x1
    Goroloth x1
    Option: Shavynra the Slayer, Huge Dragon x3
    Krateryx, Shadow Dragon x2
    Option: Arakoth the Ancient, Colossal Spider x1
    Option: Elemental Scions x4
    The Dwarf King's Crypt x1
    Expansion: Dungeon Dwellers x1
    Option: Ildraedis the Devourer, Huge Dragon x3
    Option: Song of the Sirens x1
    Demonic Temptation x1
    Option: Yog-Sothoth x5
    Option: Kalanzar the Wicked x4
    Kaiju Choas x1
    Expansion: Greek Odyssey x3
    Dark Depths Expansion x1
    Base Boss 1" Round RPG Bases x1
    Base Boss 2" Round RPG Base x1
    Base Boss 3" Round RPG Base x1
    New MSP Paint Colors x1
    MSP: Foerster's Favorites x1
    Expansion Fan Favorites x2



    Yog is going to be a BLAST to paint :) You just need some inspiration when you do it. It was like Nyarlathotep from Bones IV, I didn't know what I was going to do with him until I had him mostly assembled and primed.

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  12. On 1/2/2021 at 10:42 PM, MoonglowMinis said:

    Been feeling this way as well.  It seems like it was obvious to me, but hopefully next time they will learn from this and announce in big flashing letters "CLOSE YOUR PLEDGE TO GUARANTEE THE ITEMS YOU WANT" just to avoid the flack.


    Well, they DID say things were going to be turned off in multiple updates. So much so that I ended up buying a third ship because I decided I wanted to keep 2 and sell one to help take the sting out of buying 2, knowing they could be turned off. That said, there would be people who would still complain and Reaper would still get some flack if they did the flashing letters. Heck, one other campaign I'm waiting on rewards for gave free minis to people for a mess up from Wal-mart because they didn't care what the release date was, and lo and behold there were people complaining that we're getting 2 free minis because Wal-mart screwed up. Reminds me of working at Wendy's in high school (what seems like a lifetime ago) and people would complain about promotions that were going on where they got free food, or would complain because something was wrong with their order and the manager gave them not only replacement for their food but vouchers to come in and get another meal for free.

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  13. I realized when I looked up this mini in the store that I didn't make him very crimson.... LOL

    My wife and daughter both told me he is sufficiently creepy looking, especially the eyeballs (see if you can find the one that's NOT on the staff LOL). I particularly enjoyed painting the staff and the book :)





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  14. I apologize for the lack of focus in the pictures, for some reason my camera wouldn't focus on the whole miniature instead of either the lightning bolts or the body.... I'm pretty happy with this, and I think my wife is going to love getting it along with the shieldmaiden! I contemplated doing an additional drybrush of white on the lightning, but after testing a small area decided against it as it sort of cluttered it a bit too much. I tried my hand at some freehand on the base where the lightning touches the ground, and I also made the eyes yellow like they were glowing, although it doesn't show very well in the pictures due to the light washing it out. I've got some other minis I got from the person who printed this for me, like Set (Egyptian god), a wizard, and a dragon, but those I'm going to paint after I finish Dance of Death. Critiques always welcome!









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  15. Thanks! Was a lot of fun painting them! Thor is going really well now too, and hopefully will have some pics of him tonight (as I need to package him and the shield maiden up so I can wrap them for Christmas!).


    16 hours ago, Morihalda said:

    I love those tentacle colors! My husband just printed that same captain for himself and his brother bought the pirate girl from him to be printed too haha. I also like your golds and browns on the shieldmaiden.


    I wasn't sure about Quidd until I got him in person, the render was intriguing, but I could see when I bought it how it might not translate to mini form very well.... man was I glad I was wrong! So far it's the best mini I feel I bought from this batch to be honest!


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  16. I took a hiatus painting Dance of Death to start painting some minis I had printed for me from Etsy. The Sheildmaiden is for my wife for Christmas (along with a Clay Cyanide Miniatures Thor). The Captain Quidd is from RN Estudio's patreon. I actually didn't know if I liked the Captain Quidd from the renders, I saw it had potential, and for the price to have it printed for me I figured it was worth taking a chance. I got the minis on Thursday and was absolutely ecstatic about the Quidd once I saw it in person! Was one of those minis that when I saw it for the first time I knew exactly how I wanted to paint it! The only thing I wasn't sure of was the beard and hair, but after painting everything else, I noticed that I actually liked it as the white that I used for the primer, so I went with that. The dark skin and red eye really works well with the rest of the colors!'






    Shieldmaiden Chieftain




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  17. 2 hours ago, DragonWyrm said:

    Antimatter Games seems to have a decent range. Including some sharks and prehistoric fish. 


    But yeah, the Dark Depths expansion is amazing in what it offers. It has a consistent theme and a variety of unique and interesting sculpts. I really wish that all of reaper expansions had such a consistent theme (Cough Cough *Chronoscape* Cough Cough), with the possible exclusion of fan favourites (whose theme is being random).


    I got dark depths specifically for the giant, dragon, the beholder thing, nessie and the (ahem, appropriate) merfolk for my daughter to paint. The rest I'll probably pass along to someone else who wants them on one of the auction sites or through here depending. I'm odd, though, I have hundreds of painted minis and don't actually use them to play games :lol: I just love painting them and displaying them in my mini mancave in the basement.

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  18. Thanks! Yeah, I like the way the stone turned out, wanted it to sort of have the layers like what I've seen in places like the Mount Rushmore area and at Pike's Peak. I think I was a little heavy handed on the lighter drybrush I did to top it off, but it still looks like approximately what I wanted. I was using a new drybrush that I hadn't used before, and it seemed to have held more paint than I was expecting :lol: Might have some more time the next couple days to continue. I won't do the tree or the snow until after I finish the dragons, but figured I'd like to visualize it before I did it so I had some sort of plan. I gotta try to find those scenic trees somewhere in my computer desk lol

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  19. After completing T'Raukzul, and currently waiting on a batch of minis I ordered from Etsy to paint for my wife for Xmas, I decided to start my Dance of Death from Bones IV! I have the mountain top painted up, and put the base coat down for the green I'll be doing for the top dragon. I think for this I am going to name this "The Female of the Species is more Deadlier than the Male". The lower one will be the combo of green colors you see on it's shoulder, and I will make the wings brightly colored, almost like what you see in birds or reptiles where the males are colored in a way to attract a mate. The second picture is my plan for the base, made using the original image and photoshop. I am going to put snow effects on it, and I have some Natural Scenics trees and one will go under the dark green dragon on top. Will sort of make it feel like they are "dancing" on the top of a mountain. I'll get better pictures as I go along, I couldn't get the lighting quite right with the second dragon being bright white!






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  20. 3 hours ago, Reaper_Jon said:

    Last Fridays Bones 5 live is up on YouTube! 


    Not sure if you can answer this, Jon, but do you know how the anchor on the ship compares in size to the anchor in the Brinewind expansion? I was thinking about doing some modifications on one of my ships and making the anchor on one of my ships have the skeleton from the expansion replacing it. Do you think this would be feasible? Since part of the brinewind anchor is covered by the base, I wouldn't probably be able to replace the whole thing, but the shaft and eye for the rope I could if the sizes line up. If you can't answer that easily, that's ok, I'll find out when it all arrives, but was curious :)

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  21. 6 hours ago, StarFyre said:

    do people know if we update our shipping address now, will that mess up our estimate shipping date/phase?




    I would say you'd probably want to have it updated with them by the time they started shipping stuff. As long as you do it before then, you should be fine. If you need to change closer to the actual ship date, I would imagine your best bet at that point would be to contact Reaper directly, as they may still be able to do something for you.


    Are we REALLY virtually half way through December? With how quick this year went, we'll be getting our boxes of stuff before it feels like 2020 should be over!

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