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  1. Yes, this update makes me very sad. I feel like this is going to be a long wait. It is really unfortunate how many obstacles have gotten in the way of fulfillment, but I'm excited to get my order and I guess I'll have more time to paint my bones in the meantime :P
  2. My number in the queue has moved up I think 5 spots since the 12th (I'm at 103 now haha). Glad to see progress moving along.
  3. Me too, hopefully I get it before too long, I can't wait to check everything out. Unfortunately I am toward the back of the queue, like the very end, because I mistakenly didn't finalize my pledge manager. Understandable with how life problems pop up and I really feel for the guy, but hopefully fulfillment starts picking up. Start of January he said he hopes to do 25 every 2 weeks, but the last update it was only 10. There have been 124 of the 389 basic sets shipped. With 114 orders left to go, it seems like the orders left comprised the majority of the product (Assuming it takes longer to get basic sets shipped than just accessories).. Well, hopefully we can all get our awesome, amazing, sets. It will be worth it even if I have to wait almost another 6 months, but certainly sooner would be better. I'm sure Itar wants things to get back to normal as well :D I've got 4 of the sets and about 7 accessories coming my way :D I'd really appreciate if anyone could share any pictures or their reviews of the product they've received. From the one picture I see in this thread it looks pretty nice, the painting seems like there might be an issue, hopefully we can figure out what works best for primer and such, but the grey looks pretty good unpainted to me as well.
  4. This is encouraging and surprising news. I actually never thought this would ship on the original estimated date and was likely to be arriving around Christmas/New Years time. Now that could still be the case, but it seems like they are pushing full speed ahead to get the product in our hands. One on hand, this is great, on the other I am really so invested in the future of this I realllllly hope they are doing what is best for them. This was a pretty big KS goal and we hit everything and raised quite a large amount of money. I know it's not unheard of amounts or anything, but it really seemed like this was a start-from-scratch, first-time, big-idea type of deal and I was really expecting there to be more hiccups. I wonder how much money is saved using the virtual sculpting/rendering aka the Reds than traditional green sculpts. With $130k raised, rendering costs, 3D printing costs, metal and resin costs, mold costs, production costs, etc. plus 8 full-time employees working 12 hour days it's really quite surprising they are able to get us the products in a fair time-frame IMO and then they are also splitting up the orders into two shipments AND including a bonus for every backer. With 560 backers (and they also allowed people to pledge post-KS IIRC) that is a LOT of extra shipping costs and bonus freebie costs. Since the items they are having trouble with seem to be VERY common ones that I expect a majority of pledges to include since the $$$/backer = $230.56 which is really high now that I look at it (I know I went in for something close to 400... really surprising myself TBH as it's more than I pledged for Bones !). So I am really wondering what this will mean for the companies bottom line and near success. I am pretty happy to hear they may do another KS. I have been very pleased with how they have handled this kickstarter and the way they have communicated with the backers and how they have listened to feedback (and taken steps before feedback) to insure that the model quality is as high as it can be, including completely scrapping models and starting over new (Rashaka Demon, Corbrulo, Saan Dragon however many times! probably others as well). It just shows that they care about the *entire* line and are really willing to make sure it's perfect even if it means more cost to them to fix it. They also all seem like really great guys and gals and I am excited for them to build their business, hopefully into a long-term successful venture, and grow their own personal families. They are people that I would definitely feel comfortable supporting via KS (and retail- which is important and not easy for most companies to sway me) to help out (although it's not like I'm coming out with the short end either as I amass huge armies, muwahaha). It will be interesting to see what exactly they have planned for this KS to help fund their worldwide distribution initiative as it seems like we will be paying them money upfront that they will be spending to get all the models out from KS1 to these countries and hopefully get back money from sales to expand their business infrastructure to be self-supporting (and profitable) while also ensuring that KS2 can be fulfilled. It's a pretty daunting thought when broken down like that, but I really feel very comfortable with AGM as a company. I have REALLY been behind on painting my Bones though and I'm going to need to kick some elf to get these Drake models painted! Especially since I have little experience with metal. I have enough models for 3x army so I think that's going to be quite a bit of painting lol. Anyways, I'm very excited by this news, but I really want the company to do what's right for them to ensure they can continue this game which I have really found myself enjoying and the setting as well which is very intriguing for the RP world standpoint. And to think I almost posted a comment on here yesterday about how I wouldn't read too much into their previous update about being ready to ship soon :P
  5. This thread is very interesting in that it is informing me of some of the stuff I missed out on. I have been very busy with work, school, and life... of course! So I wasn't able to follow the KS all that closely outside of the last couple days. I didn't even find out about it until I luckily decided to randomly check KS one night. I had pretty much imposed a self-ban on KS for the time being until my two biggest investments are received (Drake: The Wargame and Itar's Workshop, fyi) and I had stopped spending so much (ha funny compared to how active some people are here) time on the forums. Needless to say I was shocked as all hell that I never received an e-mail about it or anything. I suppose this could be because I only got in on the 1st kickstarter after it ended officially and so I don't get a cool Bones Supporter badge (I mean really... it's so disappointing.... sigh....) and it doesn't show up in my Kickstarter account history. I'm assuming that's how the mailing list was selected... Anyways. I had no idea that there was some big bad reaction about the nipple. That's freaking crazy. I am one of those people who doesn't mind nudity (as long as there are also kick elf realistically armored models too- like my favorite Trista, The White Wolf or Deenah, Devona, and Janan to call out some other great portrayals of armored women. I am totally cool with the male nudity as well. Frankly, it's embarrassing to think that there was such a response to that model. I remember when I first noticed the model. It was in the pledge calculator where you can click on an item and a nice big pic of it pops up. I clicked on that and noticed their lack of clothing and "heh, she has a boob showing!" before I moved on, unscarred and fine. I do like the model (both of them actually) and I definitely am having a hard time deciding on 2 or 3 core sets LOL! Anyways, my apologies for the mass of whiners, complainers, and frankly trolls (not saying anyone complaining is, but I SURE did notice a lot of ridiculously inflammatory behavior on the KS comments). Now I forgot what I was going to say. Thanks though.
  6. The thing is, I think Tre Manor's Red Box miniatures look really nice. But the miniatures he does for Reaper are my absolute favorite!!! His Monstrous Humanoids are brilliant. I would love if he didn't do stuff in the 20mm scale though.
  7. I agree. In all practicality, they have given us quite a good number of warlord models including some of the most important ones like the solos/huge/unique guys. Not really even close to all of them, but a good number that would be hard to proxy. Like the Sokar avatars and the Dragon Turtle. Really all the Nefsokar models are hard to proxy effectively, so it's good to see some "official" support. As someone else said, and as the rules really encourage, you can absolutely proxy different miniatures for a certain creature. The good thing about this is that there are so many wonderful Dark Heavens and brand new sculpts that you can put together a good looking army that does a good job of looking like it could be the original models. Also, with the ability to easily mod Bones, it really helps to make your army further stand out or even better approximate the model you want it to proxy. There are definite drawbacks in that there are few official models and that doesn't exactly help make the game accessible or easy to get comfortable with when you are seeing 3 different models from different people that are all proxies for the same creature. It adds a level of difficulty in assessing what the actual capabilities of the model are if you are unfamiliar with the looks of it. It definitely doesn't help stores market the game either since they can't say here's Dark Heavens model X, but did you know it would make a good proxy for Warlords model Y or Z? Plus I think it's clear that the rules need revising/updating. Not that they are bad, but they need to be consolidated, ideally into one "ultimate" Warlord book. Really, I agree that it's probably best left for a kickstarter of it's own, but I really hope we get to see that kickstarter before too long. Bones are in right now, they are definitely becoming a widely accepted and applauded line. Warlord's presence is next to nil in my local area even while Bones are all the craze. There's really a wide base of support for Reaper and I think the two KS have shown that. But there really isn't much focus to the models other than them looking great and being useful for tabletop RPG. I think that shows when you look at the core package as it's all over the place, then you get to the expansions and again the themes and contents are all over the place. I know that was a point of disappointment with some people- they really wanted a model or a few models, but not the entire expansion. For instance I would've definitely bought some Bathalians, but I was not interested in the rest. I think having a warlord KS would lend itself to much better "expansions" depending on how much money they needed to raise I could see them knocking out entire factions and really a huge part of the line. The downside would be figuring out how to set everything up so that you don't end up with 10x as many Kargir orders as Reptus, while the molds are the same cost. Anyways, I think the misc Bones line is really filled out very nicely and a Warlord KS next (or CAV, but that really has limited cross-appeal to players that don't want to wargame and just want the models for rpg or painting) would be a really good move for everyone involved. Revitalizing Warlord could do a lot for Reaper besides just income from selling the models. Man I'm tired and this prolly doesn't make much sense.
  8. Does anyone have a link to those pictures that had Nethyrmaul, Cthulu, Kaladrax, Pathfinder Red Dragon and whatever the new stuff was all together? I cannot find it at all using the search, I may have actually seen it in the KS comments though. Thanks in advance. I am just trying to see what the scale of Khanjira and DDS2 is like in comparison, from what I recall K was about as tall as Cthulu, but much thicker.
  9. I love translucent miniatures, That is all. :)
  10. Hello Sirithiliel, I just wanted to say that as I stumbled upon this thread I immediately saw a lot of painting talent! It's very obvious that you have a good level of skill with painting and a very creative mind in putting together these fabulous color and pattern schemes. My painting is on an amateur level when compared to yours, for sure. So in that regard I can't really offer any helpful criticism except to say that they look great! When I look at your miniatures I wouldn't guess you were using craft paints for the most part, you do a very good job with them. There are a few miniatures or at least spots that I think suffer a bit because of the paints and not your skill. For instance I think the sea lion and griffon are amazing from start to finish and look like top quality jobs- I wouldn't give any thought to the type of paint used. The same goes for the Paladin and Knight on page 2, very well done (especially since they are some of your early work!), but the Elf King doesn't look like it's on the same level to me. I love the sculpt and I love the scheme you were going for and there are some great parts (especially the falcon/hawk/eagle/etcs eyes). Maybe it's the picture, the miniature itself or something else, but the paint seems to have really suffocated a lot of the detail to the point where I can't really tell what's underneath on a good portion of the miniature. This is most definitely NOT the case with your other miniatures as the detail on the Knight and Paladin looks perfect. But it seems to me that the paint failed you in that one instance. I don't know a lot about craft paints, I use liquitex basics for painting on canvas but I've never tried anything besides Reaper paints on miniatures. I do think they are well worth the investment though, the way I started building up my collection was with the Learn To Paint Kits which come with about 10 full bottles of Reaper MSP. I bought all 5 and some colors certainly overlap, but they are the most commonly used ones like browns and tans. I also have a few HD paints and I really love them. I still kick myself in the elf for missing out on the paints in the last kickstarter and I think I will definitely buy the 2 sets in Bones II. Now that really wont help you in the meantime, well at least IDK if Reaper will be sending paints before the bones miniatures like last time. But it's a very good investment. I know I haven't gotten through a single dropper of any color since I received my Bones and I've done a decent amount of painting with my girlfriend. They really last quite awhile and I find myself wasting almost no paint at all (especially compared to liquitex basics- which I did actually try on a miniature once to much worse results, just personally of course). Anyways, I just want to say that your work is very good and you don't appear to need better paint to achieve good results. But I am positive you wouldn't regret buying any reaper paints if you have enough money either, it's a great investment to just buy a color here and there. Like I said, the L2PK are a great value as well since you get about 10 bottles of paint ($3 each) 2 metal miniatures (at least $4 each) and a couple cheap brushes (that apparently work pretty good for some people- I never used these as I heard the durability is really bad and I just wanted to keep them new looking in my set lol) plus a good guide to some different techniques that may or may not help you. For $25.95 direct from Reaper that's a solid deal, but you can also find them for $19.33 through another online store. Anyways, keep up the great work!
  11. Wooo a reply! Thanks, yeah I think we are going to hit the L2PKs next or maybe a few more bones. We knocked these out in an hour or two tops without priming or anything. I thought the L2PK might take a little longer and we didn't have much time. Excited to keep it going though. Thanks for checking it out everyone and for commenting Kay. BTW: I painted the red one :P little messy, needs better brush control and a better eye I guess ( couldn't tell that bottom part was part of the rope lol).
  12. Hello! So I received my Kickstarter package a week or two ago and after enjoying the rather later mass of miniatures I decided I better get painting. My girlfriend isn't a gamer and wasn't really into miniatures, but I surprised her with a decent order of paints and all these Bones and she was down to paint! I started with the L2PK 1-5 for paints and then added in another 10-15 to try and round out some of the colors. I realized that I don't really have a grey though so I will be ordering some more soon. She has a good amount of experience and talent painting with acrylics on a canvas medium (and I've tried once or twice as well) but other than that, this was the first attempt at painting a miniature for both of us. I never started the L2PKs, I really just prefer the Bonesium over metal I think. It was hard to figure out what miniature to paint first, we looked over and through the pile and found a few simple miniatures, some of the hooded elves and townsfolk looked easy enough, but in the end we decided what better miniature to start with than the Kickstarter mascot himself, Mr. Bones! I was very thankful to find that I ended up with about 8 Mr. Bones miniatures when I only ordered 2 or 3, so it seemed perfect since we would have extras and would get to paint the same miniature. -We cleaned the miniature. -Picked our colors. -Started painting, I used a #1 W&N 7, she used a #0 Da Vinci and a #0 W&N 7, she wanted a smaller brush though so I might be ordering a 00 or 000 even. -I only basecoated and then painted on Army Painter Quickshade soft tone. -She painted basecoat, then painted on shading (we didn't thin our paints this first try) I think it looks a lot better than mine. I don't think she did the highlighting step, we plan on working on the L2PK and our shading and highlighting and drybrushing, but didn't get into it for this try. Then she thought it needed some gloss finish, I don't have any gloss sealer, just the AP matte and the sealer that comes with the L2PK. She ended up using the Reaper brush-on sealer. She liked some parts of mine better so she then used a little bit of quickshade to help with the smaller details like the fingers and stuff. I don't think I need to point out who painted what, because it's fairly obvious I think, lol. Thanks for your time and interest, any and all comments are welcome! We looked through the show-off forum a bit and she liked it so I think she'll be joining at some point lol. We also looked at Anne Foersters paintjob of the metal version Mr. Bones is based from and she couldn't believe the detail lol. If anyone else has any Mr. Bones pictures we would love to see them as we couldn't find any anywhere!! Pictures were taken with an iphone 4 with and without flash. No lightbox or anything fancy, I think they turned out decent enough, but we will definitely look into making a lightbox as we get more into the hobby and pile of bones!
  13. Wow that was an adventure. I poured all my bones into a big pile LOL before checking the contents of course :) After going through and checking everything I am very happy to say that my order is 110% complete. Now I see a few people have gotten some extras which is cool and I wound up with some as well... I actually got into the KS late. I found it right after it had ended (of course >:( lol) but I was still happy to be able to pledge. Of course this came at a premium and I was pretty miffed about that. I wrote in my comments how I thought the markup on Vampire was excessive and that 20% would have been more reasonable etc. I also said a lot of nice things though ;) anyways so when I got my package I was excited to find that I scored some extras woot. I had vampire plus I ordered Cthulu, Kaladrax, Nethyrmaul and some other stuff. What I ended up extra was nice: 1x Bedeviled (I actually ordered an extra set, so I ended up with 3.. not bad, especially because of the Marilith-ish mini) 6x Mr. Bones - seriously... I ended up with 8 and I only ordered 1 extra 2x Wyrmgear - I was stunned when my girlfriend pulled this from the box, very nice. I am still disappointed in how Nethyrmaul turned out. I know there was a mix-up with Kaladrax's size and Nethyrmaul suffered as a result, but it's very underwhelming especially for the $30 I paid for it. Still a discount from the $40 MSRP but he can be found cheaper online than what I paid now. Anyways I'm very satisfied with what I received and you can bet I won't miss out on the next kickstarter if there is one. Hopefully Reaper will have one and will be able to bring all manufacturing to the US, not sure if they need another machine or not.
  14. This is how I want to start off. I am waiting to see if the Lone Star near me can get it from Reaper and if not then I will just order it straight from them. The problem I have is the images on the Reaper site look like the old kits I heard about. Don't they now have all bottles in them and no sample paints? I have been confused on what I am seeing and reading so it has taken me a while to decide where I want to get it. I ordered all of them from Miniature-GIANT.com and they told me that all stock from the past 6 months or longer (they said over a year actually, but I've heard 6 mos. too) will be the new full size bottles. I ordered from Miniature-GIANT.com because it saved me 27% off MSRP and they have a referral program that gets you 5% back in store credit. I like reaper a lot, but I'm going to go for the best deal every time (and they are still making their money).
  15. Some of us are just getting into the hobby because of the KS. So, yes, it is empty. LTPKs are the way to go. I already got all those and a few more Bones hehe.
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