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paint the fantasy minis and throw away the rest

 

Did a little math for the chronohaters. Chronoscope+IMEF+Nova+Zombie Hunters represent $165.85 in models currently available in metal. If you assume Bones MSRP will be between half and a third of metal prices, you'll be able to eBay them for $50-$80 quite easily. You're welcome.

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Just set them all up on the coffee table and MARVEL at them for a while, to begin with.

I'm going to dive into the box and swim around like Scrooge McDuck in his gold vault. Many of them are going to be NPCs in our ongoing enormous homebrew campaign. We're making up future encounters e

Pretty much decided that if I get a Vampire box with those faulty face moulds that people have pointed out, I can't be bothered reporting the problem to Reaper but am going to save them and paint them

I believe the BONES line is made from a vinyl based plastic which wouldn't be recyclable. The eBay option will be a good one eventually, but the market could be flooded in march with those particular minis. I do think the idea of someone throwing them away is humorous though, hope he wasn't serious. Until then the trade thread fills.

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It'll be interesting to watch eBay in March. I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of backers have stocked up on the large models for the sole purpose of selling on eBay somewhere between the option price and retail price. Getting something at 50% off retail which will have a future market demand pretty much guarantees that. Just how many people did it, and how long it will take to clear the backlog, is an open question.

 

I actually don't expect to see a glut of Chronoscope miniatures on eBay. They're not as popular as Reaper's fantasy minis, but I know a lot of folks are multigenre gamers, or collectors/painters, or are using these for board game proxies, etc. Keeping them around with all your other unpainted miniatures is easier than trading them or making an eBay listing, etc.

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Did a little math for the chronohaters. Chronoscope+IMEF+Nova+Zombie Hunters represent $165.85 in models currently available in metal. If you assume Bones MSRP will be between half and a third of metal prices, you'll be able to eBay them for $50-$80 quite easily. You're welcome.

 

I would also look on BoardGameGeek to sell mini's. *Many* boardgames come only with cardboard cutouts and their fans want mini's. Sell the mini's for $1 each or more if you can paint them.

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I haven't painted minis for 20 years, except for a batch last week where I found my painting skills were less than elite.

 

I have, however, been gaming for over 30 years steady every Saturday. We have use for everything in the Kickstarter Vampire level, as the group I game with plays all genres of homebrewed campaigns (and back to D&D and other classic games now that we have children to introduce to the hobby).

 

So ... I'm going to paint them, and I'm going to try my darndest to improve my painting, inspired by the incredible mini artwork that has arisen since I gave my huge collection of lead figures away.

 

Now I have plenty to practice on. :)

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I too will gladly take any unwanted minis - even pay for you to ship them to me (usa only) and a little on the top too :)

 

I plan on making armies out of mine, I'm trading for sets (like marines, nova, undead horde, dungeon attack, golems, goblins, etc) and will use for skirmish taletop battles (see trade thread for details). The individual ones and monsters will double for Pathfinder games. All of the buy in options will be used for the same (and for admiring, some of those pieces are just works of art worth looking at alone!)

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My kids are always asking if I have any miniatures they can paint alongside me; I'll have plenty I can share in March :)

 

I started to run a 3.5E campaign for my wife and kids, and we play less often than I'd like. I figure they'll be 8-9th level when the Bones arrive, and I'll just throw monsters and foes at them based on the miniatures.

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I plan to use mine to fill our mine & my sons armies for Vortex, a customizable skirmish game.

 

Actually, if I get them painted in time, you’ll probably see a lot of the Bones minis on the Vortex table in the minis hall at GenCon on 2013. I plan to bring everyone I can get painted.

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paint the fantasy minis and throw away the rest

 

Sucks to be you, then.

 

I grabbed a copy of Song of Blades and Heroes -- as well as two SoBaH standalone games that should work *well* with the non-fantasy miniatures. Fear and Faith has classic horror skirmish rules, including a modern-day zombie scenario, and stats for no less than 10+ zombie hunters, and 15+ zombies. Mutants and Death Ray Guns is for post-apocalyptic skirmish rules, similar to Gamma World. I have GW 4e, so figure I can use the SF figures for that game as well.

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Stare at them for awhile, I think. Then paint, and paint, and paint. I play D&D 4e, DMing currently, but only online so it's a bit hard to use them on a virtual table top. Perhaps someday there will be a group in person.

 

Right there with you, my only table top gaming these days in online but I couldn't pass up these minis. I will end up painting them, and hosting my own little paint and take out of my house with some of them, plus get more people into it by sending them free minis.

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