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  1. 1 hour ago, Auberon said:


    Some of the paint sets are being produced after the kickstarter.  If you ordered only the existing paint sets then you don't need to worry about it.  If you ordered all of the paints you can either have them all shipped once they are made, in which case there would just be one shipment, or you can pay to get some now, some later.



    Good catch.

  2. 13 hours ago, Auberon said:

    The pledge manager invites went out earlier this week.  The "get some paint early" shipping is $16.  There are also several painting videos I wouldn't mind watching, but probably not for that price.

    Did I misunderstand that paint early bit?  I thought the extra shipping charge was ONLY if you weren't just getting paint?

  3. 18 hours ago, BlazingTornado said:

    What did you get, and how're they working out?

    I picked up several but how they're working out?  Sitting on a shelf for now.  I have a lot of Reaper minis already primed.


    I opened the human fighter and the ghouls (ghasts?) to look at.  Very fiddy.  Will have to have a towel or something under me when I'm sniping them for sure.

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  4. Games Plus, a Mt Prospect store in the 'greater Chicagoland' area, had all the frameworks in this discontinued section.  It's a part of the store they mark down things not selling or that they don't plan on ordering again.  About 30% off.  I picked up a few of the frameworks.  Was never going to buy them at full price.  Not a fan of the 'true' 28mm size for one thing and the prices seemed out of line.

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  5. So I just finished a Star Spawn from  Bear's Head Miniatures and went to tag them on Twitter.  No such user found.


    Went to the old KS.  Checked their FB page.  No longer there.  Checked their webpage, 404.


    Anyone know what happened?

  6. 17 hours ago, haldir said:

    Went ahead & sent what files I needed printed up with my outside printer. It's one of those things I didn't want to do it cause well I have a printer & I'm suppose to print them myself but I want them printed. I made up pregens based on the minis, so not having the mini kinda defeats the reason I made that particular character. It's around 40 minis (with about 11 of them being the same one & then x2 on around 6 of them. So quite a few files.


    I know my printer guy will do a great job, he hasn't disappointed me in the past with the work he has done, so looking forward to seeing what comes my way.


    Is it a specific service you're using or just a friend?

    I'm an apartment dweller and I don't think 3d printing is for me after doing it for a while.  The smell is a real problem with no where to really vent it.  Not as bad with some of the 'eco' friendly resins.

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  7. On 5/4/2022 at 11:53 AM, Pancakeonions said:

    Hmm.  OK, not just me.  It irks me enough that I'll reach out to the team, and ask them to knock it off (or give us a warning or something!)

    Who knows if it'll make a difference, but if enough folks tell them it's annoying, maybe they'll cut it out. 

    Maybe they'll update their page?


    Dark Heaven Legends

    25mm Heroic Scale Fantasy Miniatures


    Hasn't been 25mm Heroic Scale for a long time.

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  8. On 5/14/2022 at 2:09 AM, BlazingTornado said:

    Nobody's saying they're bad.

    We're just saying they're not exactly worth paying 30-40% more than comparable models by Games Workshop. Especially since GW stuff was already considered pretty high-priced.

    I'm also not a fan of the scale.  They're more 'true' 28mm as opposed to Reaper's 'Heroic' 28mm.  Kinda of like Hasselfree or the old Red box Games.  Bigger.  Especially for for those prices.

    On 5/19/2022 at 6:49 AM, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

    So apparently this was announced as an upcoming release by WizKids:



    these color renders should die in a fire and be declared illegal for selling purposes.  The models often don't look like the renders.  Lots of small differences.  False advertising.

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  9. 1 hour ago, Illithar said:

    Yes. Yes they are. I guess they really wanted me back next month :P.





    That's hilarious because I told them to cancel my membership for next month.  The not 'Modenheim/Crused City' got me this month but zero interest in steampunk.

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  10. Who thinks the next 'big' thing in 3d printing is some type of centralized service that shows you where to get your stl files printed and shipped to you?  Something where you can upload your own files or take files form an existing company like Gumroad, MMF, Mini Hoarder, etc... and link it to the printing service and have them print it and send it off to you.

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  11. On 5/16/2022 at 10:29 PM, Evilhalfling said:

    I paint a lot of bones. 
    what has worked well for me is a goal (paint the entire core set)  and a spreadsheet to track my progress on that goal. 
    It also keeps track of everything I ordered in the each KS  (it falls apart when it comes to retail purchases) 

    The Reaper Challenge League (on discord)  has helped me to find new and interesting ways to paint the figures that are on my list - 
    either through a long running Trio group,  and challenges like limited pallet, themes, OSL or  April showers (paint something as wet) 
    last year I painted 120 figures, higher than my usual total. 

    offers to trade miniatures probably violate reapers buy/sell policies on the forums.  I use a facebook group titled buy/sell reaper and other ... 


    How about a link to that Reaper Challenge League on discord?

  12. 4 hours ago, Fnordlover said:

    I'm sure they'll break $2 million in the PM this time, but I think that Reaper's multi-million dollar Kickstarter days are dwindling away. Between disappointing Europe, the dropping of old hand Bones backers faster than new ones are coming in, and the state and direction of the world these days, I don't hold out hope for strong showings anytime soon.


    I think one bit not mentioned is online game play.  Thanks to COVID, many people discovered Roll20 and Fantasy Grounds and other bits.  We probably have more active players than ever before but if I'm playing on Roll20, I don't need physical miniatures.


    There's also 3D printers which allow for a ton of options in the market.  None no single publisher could ever keep up with.  I know Reaper changed the were bear to a void looking too much like one from Arch Villain Games for example. 

    9 hours ago, GoldenPiggy said:

    This is exactly the issue that makes a Bones Chronoscope Kickstarter tricky.  Maybe if they had several "core" sets separated by theme (horror, cyberpunk, modern, for example), there would be enough buyers to cover costs of production.  Or, even better, skip core sets entirely and make them all encounter-based.  Start at 8-10 miniatures for $20 in each set, then add a few as stretch goals are reached.  Try for add-ons that would be useful across genres, or at least that will sell really well for one genre.  It won't be a multi-million dollar Kickstarter, but I think there are a few hundred thousand dollars out there for Chronoscope.


    And what type of 'horror' theme?


    For example, let's say you have 1920s Pulp.  I'd pass on that.  But let's say it has a bunch of monsters in it.  Now I want the monsters but not necessarily anything else in it.


    Ditto for sci-fi.  Monsters of sci-fi?  Absolutely.  Alien species?  Not so much.

  13. 8 hours ago, Gadgetman! said:

    The reason they're on the MMF store at all is to entice new Patrons. 

    It also means they can 'reward' their Patrons wih 50% off codes so they can buy those .STLs they missed before they joined.   


    Some do it right IMO.  Like One Page Rules when they do their 70% off or companies who aren't charging more for a single model than a month's worth on the Patreon.


    Like I said, maybe I"m an outlier but I'm not paying more for a single model than a month's worth of releases that I didn't support.


    We'll see if more supply drives down the prices as there are quite a few Patreons/Tribes out there.

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  14. On 5/13/2022 at 12:03 PM, mikem91 said:

    I backed vol 1-3.  


    there's a lot of text on techniques, lots of finished examples, and some step-by-step.  Step-by-step is definitely not the most prevalent in the books.

    Thanks.  I like 'art porn' as much as the next guy but I'm not in the market for it at this time.  If it was more 'here's instructions' next to the step by step for the majority, I'd be interested.  Thanks again!

  15. 2 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

    Took advantage of a 50% sale on MMF to get these from AVG,

    Lesson learned.


    If you like at least a few of a monthly set, just take the Patreon, even on sale for 50% off, the Patreon was a better deal.

    Oh well.

    I got these, wanted them to join my other Bears and some..





    Also Ghamak's Set for May:



    The aftermarket prices post Patreon are not going to convince me to support all patreons I may think have an interesting sculpt.


    I just stop buying.


    Either those post Patreon prices will come down or they'll go unbought by me.


    I've supported enough Patreons long enough that it's highly doubtful I'll ever print everything I already have a stl for.


    I appreciate that there's some fantastic art and style coming out of these but the prices are just not worth it IMO.  I hope that they are doing SOME sort of post Patreon business because if too many other customers are like me, well, you might as well NOT sell them after your monthly Patreon.

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