Jump to content

Kickstarter Discussion Thread


Reaperbryan
 Share

Recommended Posts

Of course we're awesome. We're fans of Reaper, and Reaper is awesome.

 

ssssssSSynergy!

 

Plus I feel like this thing, now that it's done, was actually more of an event than it seemed during. I feel like I've been to, I dunno, Miniatures Woodstock.

 

And slowly over time my memory will blend myth and legend, and as a graybeard I'll gather all the young gamers to sit at my feet and tell them all about the time I saw ReaperClark play this absolutely ripping rendition of the Star Spangled Banner on his guitar.

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 4.1k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Sorry if this has been answered, I did 4 searches and read though 40+ pages of this thread.

 

Basically I am keen to see the results of the 5 Design Your Own Miniatures pledges that were made. The process from idea to concept art to miniature.

 

Will we be kept up to date and if so, short of the entirety of these forums, is there a good place for me to keep an eye out?

 

Seconded!

 

Third.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just listened to Bryan's appearance on the Nerdherder's podcast. As someone who asked for Halflings, I for one was very happy to see them! I like playing gnomes and halfling characters, and it can be hard finding good minis for them.

 

Also, about saturating your fan base: I had never bought a Reaper Bones mini before this KS. I don't buy metal minis because they are too expensive and can be fragile, so I hadn't bought any of them either. I did buy some of the Reaper Legendary Encounters pre-painted minis, and I liked them. The other people I know in real life that bought into this KS had never bought Reaper minis before either, so I think you have really expanded your customer base with this, and many people who were looking for good-looking minis that were inexpensive and also not randomly packaged (that's extremely annoying to me, I want to select my minis and buy what I need) will buy Bones.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you want to try to stretch your paint, here's a few tips. Search for wet palette in the craft section of he forums. You can make a simpe one with paper towel and parchment or baking paper. Dispense paint in small amounts as you need it. Put cfc bulbs in any lamp you paint under, incandescently and other hot bulbs dry paint out quicker. Keep a t pin around to unclog the bottle nozzles. Unclogging by brute force squeezing can lead to paint spurting out everywhere!

 

Good advice. Newbies can also use craft paints. They're not as good as hobby paints (craft paints use bigger paint chips and are not made for thinning), but new painters aren't as skilled as experienced ones. Paint compliments skill, it doesn't make up for it. Also, look up "magic wash" to create washes to thin out hobby paints. Don't forget the brush soap.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

>>3682

>Metal

>Fragile

 

lolwut

 

 

I gave that the triple-take, too . . . but it actually makes sense. Bend a sword one too many times and you're in snap country. Plus paint wears more on metals. That's a kind of fragility. Yes? No? I say yes.

 

However, Bones soft plastic, while more durable, is significantly less likely to deliver a satisfying "THWACK" when one of the players is slow learning.

 

Gotta keep 'em in line, and when it comes to asserting your authority via hurled trauma only metal will do. Or one of those freakishly big dice sets. I have a set. They're red.

 

 

I think they started off white, though.

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

>>3682

>Metal

>Fragile

 

lolwut

 

 

I gave that the triple-take, too . . . but it actually makes sense. Bend a sword one too many times and you're in snap country. Plus paint wears more on metals. That's a kind of fragility. Yes? No? I say yes.

 

However, Bones soft plastic, while more durable, is significantly less likely to deliver a satisfying "THWACK" when one of the players is slow learning.

 

Gotta keep 'em in line, and when it comes to asserting your authority via hurled trauma only metal will do. Or one of those freakishly big dice sets. I have a set. They're red.

 

 

I think they started off white, though.

 

Right, some of my friends long ago who had some metal minis often had weapons, arms, or other thin bits broken off. The fact that you need carrying cases with foam padding rather than just tossing them all in a ziplock bag, and tossing that bag into my backpack with my books and dice like I do my plastic minis, says that bendable plastic is less fragile than metal for daily use.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Now the excitement is over and my money's been handed over I thought I should actually get one of the existing bones and see if I like them..... maybe should have done that a month ago but I have faith.. I've ordered the Werewolf and will have a go at painting this weekend.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not to mention metal, and especially lead, is heavy compared to resin or plastic.

Dropping that stuff pretty much guarantees chipped paint, and usually entails bent/broken stuff unless it's a very solid figure.

And if it's a very solid figure, damage to whatever it was dropped on, which sometimes is even worse :P

 

If you're using them for tabletop abuse (MINIATURE FIGHT!) I'd pick plastic any day. For display/maximum detail fidelity, nope.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The other good thing about metal is the low mold costs mean there are metals of the WEIRDEST THINGS out there if you look. I love that.

 

But if you bump 'em they fall over and if they hit another metal the paint will chip. Drop 'em off the table and they bend or snap. I've had minis where the bending in the package (it's mail order or nothing out here) stretched components such that they were no longer strong enough to hold shape, or were impossible to straighten.

 

I'm really looking forward to some minis I can play with with my kids without nagging them about not damaging the model/paint. I was putting off buying random CMG stuff... and then POW! Reaper to my hobby rescue, again.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Now the excitement is over and my money's been handed over I thought I should actually get one of the existing bones and see if I like them..... maybe should have done that a month ago but I have faith.. I've ordered the Werewolf and will have a go at painting this weekend.

 

I had the exact same thought! Sadly, I was at Reaper on Saturday for the shin-dig and didn't think to pick one up then. I was too distracted by friends and caeke... mostly friends... but also caeke.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Similar Content

    • By RouterMike
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/johnbearross/the-28mm-scorpionmech

      Story

                 Eerie in the contrast of their lethal size and silent movement, ScorpionMechs are deployed on the orbital and planetside battlefield when no quarter is to be given to the enemy, and none expected.  
                  They're colony killers.  

                  You send them in when you want the enemy base and any feeble defenders protecting it razed to the ground.
                These scuttling terrors can chop enemy armors in half in close quarters or pound them to pieces from a distance.  Using a variety of modular payloads, the ScorpionMech can tailor its weapons suite to the mission, whether it be cold, quiet up-close killing, napalm and gatling cascades at ballistic distances, or missiles beyond the horizon.
      (Pre-production 28mm ScorpionMech sample shown with additional Viper Suit weaponry.  Waldo and PugBots shown for size ref)

               Though they usually make their way overland to the target, there are rumors of ScorpionMechs deploying from orbit with bolted-on belly packs containing fuel and maneuvering thrusters.  The thought of an orbital insertion of these lethal machines is terrifying, but not beyond reason.  There is even a confirmed case of a jetpack-equipped ScorpionMech being used to rip a pirate raider's ship to pieces during an attempted boarding action.  Needless to say, scratch one pirate ship.
                Viper suit pilots may try and put a brave face on it, but when faced with a ScorpionMech, they know that the best place to be is somewhere else.

       
    • By Gantrell
      Coral Golem for my local paint club entry.
      I wanted to do something different, It seems the norm to paint everything in bright colors do I wanted to simulate all the coral being dead.
       
       

    • By Glitterwolf
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/amini3dworld/egyptian-themed-3d-printables-pay-what-you-want-mummy?ref=ksr_email_user_watched_project_launched
       

    • By Goddesstio
      Got a prelaunch notification for Steamgforged's next project, Local legends
      There’s more to a tavern than just beer and brawling… Create unforgettable RPG campaigns with Epic Encounters: Local Legends!
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/steamforged/local-legends-1
       
      I thought I could pass but then I saw this:

       
      Hit me right in the pirate needs
       
      I don't see a launch date yet though
    • By Pharaohs Workshop
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pharaohsworkshop/wasteland-container-house-1-pay-what-you-want?ref=6dz1m2
       
      Great fit for all post-apo games and TTRPG and already funded. Check it out!




×
×
  • Create New...