Jump to content

Stephen

Bones Supporter
  • Content Count

    66
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Stephen

  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
  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
  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 wareho
  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 wareho
  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, internation
  16. Don't take it personally if I hate you all. :-) Still waiting on my Reaper Email with tracking numbers for W1 ROW.... Edit: Oh No! This post changed me to a Rabble Rouser! I liked being Mostly Harmless. I take it back, I'm sorry! :-(
  17. I was slightly concerned by "Ville Platte, LA" - I can't see their restaurant trade booming unless they are very careful with pronunciation and accents... "Would you like to try our Vile Plate special sir?"
  18. Remember that tracking numbers can take 24-48 hours to become active. UPS had to pick up the pallet, break open the pallet, and then scan the boxes. Don't forget that they also have to break open our packages, play with OUR toys, re-seal them with their ninja-skills so we'll never know and then, maybe send them on - if their game finished before their shift ended. For those with warped, crushed or missing pieces - my sympathies. It was bring-a-kid to work day at UPS - some of those kids are a bit rough and still developing their ninja skills.
  19. 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".
  20. I'm feeling a True Blood theme to the current batch: Lafayette, Shreveport, ... Did they order extra Undead or Weres? Or ask what flavour the Fae were?
  21. 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 supp
  22. Kovbasa - Yes! Unidentifiable - No need to worry yet. By the end of this week you should have the shipping email from reaper with a USPS tracking number that is actually meaningful. And possibly the boxes may arrive before the emails. Not ideal, not what anyone wanted or anticipated just the influence of Murphy and the real world. Unless there are further updates from Reaper to say otherwise, hang in there and assume the best until Friday. If you don't have an email by then, let Reaper now via the help email address.
  23. I have a Bones I case which is great for the smaller figures, a Mantis case on the way - maybe - one day.... and a cheap stackable plastic tray from the local hardware mega-store which is great for the large figures. Only issue with the plastic tray was that the painted bones sliding back and forth on the plastic had some of their paint sanded off the the texture of the plastic. Now fixed by lining the bottom with some of the cheap rubbery-weave cloth that's used to line kitchen draws.
  24. I can't believe I'm saying this but I think we should sacrifice grammar for the sake of functionality... remove the commas, let the emails flow! Gra'mar was always a fan of written correspondence I don't think she'll mind too much. I promise to do my best not to wince when I read "Mashaaf the Great Old One".
  25. RE ROW and Emails - it sounds like it will be ok. Many/most of us didn't get the proper emails, some of us got UPS tracking emails. It seems the UPS tracking emails are of little use as UPS doesn't update the status when they hand-off to USPS. As per the comments from Bryan, the email issue has been fixed and they are working on re-sending all emails, these new emails will have useful tracking codes for USPS. Also as per the above, please give them until at least Thursday night US time before emailing Reaper about not getting the emails. W1 & 2 ROW mostly got packed on Thurs/
×
×
  • Create New...