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Stephen

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  1. Volunteer Squad - Stand Down! We had some grey area before but we can't defy explicit orders. Return the black pyjamas, truncheons, rubber hoses, and official Model Assembly Enforcement Squad badges immediately. Next time... maybe next time they'll unleash us on the unsuspecting modders. Our time will come. Nobody expects the Mod Squad! [Puff of smoke] [Lurk Mode: On]
  2. For anyone interested Mantis has launched his new KS. Foam trays in a fancy cardboard box. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/932371889/mantis-creations-storage-for-zombies £27 per case + up to £22 for shipping. The single Horde case could store 144-300 standard size minis depending on the config chosen. Those who have theirs from the first KS report being happy with them, I can't vouch for them as still waiting on mine. :-( Yes, fancy cardboard box with a wide range of foam inserts to choose from. I believe he's looking at cardboard alternatives - I didn't pay too much attention that that conversation. Mantis is a one-man start-up operating from his garage and rented space and struggling with delivering his first KS on his own while coping with life and work to pay the bills (commas removed from that sentence - solidarity!). He is intending to offer the cases for sale online and is even mad enough to be considering another KS. Good on him and good luck, I hope he makes it work and I encourage you to support him with your business. But fair warning not to expect the Reaper-level-customer-service-awesomeness yet. His web page (mantiscreations.com) is just about KS fulfilment but he has a twitter page which gets occasional love twitter.com/MantisCreation I can't comment on the quality of the cases as I'm still awaiting mine. His KS is only 5 months late so far, barely even worth mentioning. :-)
  3. Me too, except I did the shadow creatures. Was just going to deploy them as is but thought I'd quickly experiment first. Tried applying a wash directly but it pooled in the wrong places. Then applied an acrylic medium to get a clear base followed by an 'armour wash' (mostly black) to enhance the features. The result is ok, not great. But it was quick, simple, and added some contrast. Didn't photograph well.
  4. Keeping in mind that this is the opinion of a complete amateur... They look too clean and perfect. Maybe this comes later but they need some character, scars, dirt, imperfections, grit. Maybe they're the type of giant that soaks in underground mineral spas and never lets the sun touch their skin but my feeling for giants is that they're a bit more earthy, gritty, dirt, blood and hair under their fingernails. A bit of yesterday's Halfling roast between their teeth. The best figs I've seen imply a story. I wonder how they got that scar, how did they lose that hand, what is that smeared over their legs.
  5. Quantum tunnelling has occurred, my box has moved in both space and time. New Zealand 02/26/2015 10:29 A.M. Package arrived at international carrier New Zealand 02/22/2015 10:48 A.M. Package departed international carrier facility I'm assuming this means 4 days to fly to NZ and get checked-in to a warehouse. I'm hoping they mean 'local time' of the scan (3 days transit +1 day crossing the dateline) which means this was Thurs NZ time which is yesterday! Which could mean I have a box or failed-delivery card waiting at home... If not, the airport is close, only a few hundred warehouses out there, can't be more than a few million square meters of storage to search using my mad-ninja-goat skills... let me know if anyone hears me trip a silent alarm. They're here! W1 and W2 to Auckland, New Zealand. Both arrived at the same time. Both showing delivered (after the fact) on UPS-MI Tracking, last status before that was "Package arrived at international carrier". No tax or duty issues (huzzah), both packages were borderline for the duty free threshold - hence two pledges/shipments. I'm just going out to open my bones now, I may be some time... EDIT: Some time later... Thank you ReaperClark and Shannon! All checked off and looking great. Danel's hand is a feature! Have an extra I can't account for, 50mm circular base with bits of broken columns in Exp 2. It's lovely but I've no idea what it goes with. Suffering from bonechitis/miniadhd/minifugue bones overload - I don't know where to start. And I only got about 10 lbs, for those with bigger orders, start investing in bones-counselling, maybe join a support group, Reaper help you all!
  6. Or someone else got in at her regularly scheduled time, finished her desk work and moved on to filling orders ... Sorry LS, Forum Rule 19b: Bryan always steals gets the credit for everything positive. It's written on the bottom, in red crayon, I hope it's crayon. And we never always follow the rules.
  7. Quantum tunnelling has occurred, my box has moved in both space and time. New Zealand 02/26/2015 10:29 A.M. Package arrived at international carrier New Zealand 02/22/2015 10:48 A.M. Package departed international carrier facility I'm assuming this means 4 days to fly to NZ and get checked-in to a warehouse. I'm hoping they mean 'local time' of the scan (3 days transit +1 day crossing the dateline) which means this was Thurs NZ time which is yesterday! Which could mean I have a box or failed-delivery card waiting at home... If not, the airport is close, only a few hundred warehouses out there, can't be more than a few million square meters of storage to search using my mad-ninja-goat skills... let me know if anyone hears me trip a silent alarm.
  8. Re-posting this from Cycnet, our uber-loot may actually still be sitting in the international outbound warehouses in Bensenville. Or they could be anywhere in the world - gotta love the information-vacuum powers of modern track and trace systems. After shipping from Reaper around the 13th, mine is also in schrodinger-ville. New Zealand 02/19/2015 1:46 P.M. Shipment Acceptance at international carrier Bensenville, IL, United States 02/18/2015 2:29 P.M. Package received for processing by UPS Mail Innovations
  9. Obscure Princess Bride reference. Gotta keep reminding you young people of the classics! :-)
  10. Take it all out, wrap DDS2, re-pack with DDS2 back on the bottom, reseal the box, then hide it until next week and open it with her. Surprise DDS2 - that's love. Having your bones for a whole week and not playing with them - That's Tru Luvv Farm Boy!!
  11. There is a simple and obvious answer - robots! You should have some awesome-cool-robots to do the actual picking while you sit at home with a VR helmet and some gloves with lots of LEDs and wires remotely controlling the robots. This is an issue of staff safety, budget should not even come into it. That it is only required 2 or 3 days every year is immaterial. M: "Byran, why did you add 10 DDS2 to that order?" B: "My kids were trying to change the TV channel by pressing buttons on my VR glove."
  12. W1 ROW Reaper and UPS Emails came through this morning. Yay! Thanks Bryan and Kit for successfully negotiating the techno-maze-of-email-doom. The smoking corpses of your opponents lie behind you now. UPS Tracking Oddness: Some time late last night the UPS Tracker updated to say my parcel had been handed off for NZ Delivery 14 hours earlier. Makes sense, overnight batch updates are a common feature of modern 1990's programming.
  13. I'm now facing Bensenville and praying, 48 hours from yesterday would mean a very happy Saturday. Of course my wife may not be quite so happy covering for my sudden onset of Bonesitis and have to do all the parental taxi duties.
  14. Looks like there were 77 new confirmations today, only about 900 unconfirmed to go.
  15. Me too. 6 days after the UPS MI email it has finally changed... to Bensenville. 930 miles in 6 days is making pretty good time for an Army Surplus WW2 truck, especially when they can only travel at night without lights in case of air-raids. A pity they didn't have a compass. New Zealand is south-west of Texas across the pacific, last I checked Chicago is north-east of Denton. Maybe it's a zen thing "To travel toward ones destination, first one must travel away". I enjoyed your write-up. But realistically Chicago might be where they are flying out of. They are a big, international airport and the carriers probably consolidate their shipping somewheres for convenience sake. Looks like you can get a direct DFW to NZ flight for passengers, but maybe not a ton of cargo going direct. "Your blind adherence to facts and market research reason is stifling my creativity." I'm guessing that Chicago is the handover from UPS MI to USPS which is why UPS scanned it - the "Not my problem any more" scan. If I recall correctly, my KS Bones I went to New York before leaving the country towards NZ - which makes sense because that is almost the furthest most point in the US from NZ. USPS scanned it NY for International (or something like that) and gave me a NZ Post tracking number, then nothing for a few days until NZ Post Tracking popped up with "Scanned into Depot, out for delivery.". The following morning I may have been a little late for work.
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