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I just don't understand the chibi thing. Mouslings, yes, chibi, no... Awww...the flapper is winking at me, and look at those teeny tentacles on the little cthulu.  :wub:  :rolleyes:

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I just don't understand the chibi thing. Mouslings, yes, chibi, no... Awww...the flapper is winking at me, and look at those teeny tentacles on the little cthulu.  :wub:  :rolleyes:

That's exactly how the Mousling infiltration started.

 

Well... Except for the tentacles.

 

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Nope I lied. The space Mouslings were fighting a tentacled beastie.

 

So, yep. That's exactly how the Mousling infiltration started.

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I just don't understand the chibi thing. Mouslings, yes, chibi, no...

 

Hmm... kind of makes me wonder what would happen if we mixed them and got Chibi Mouslings...

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Hmm... kind of makes me wonder what would happen if we mixed them and got Chibi Mouslings...

Poorer miniature collectors .

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DaveC posted a couple of shots of the Asian Chibi's he just got (no clean up) on the KS comments so those wondering about the improvement in quality over the first chibi KS he siad

 

"Some quick pictures of the Chibi Asian casts as promised, I did nothing other than take them out of the bag no prep work I wanted to show them as they arrive. Some clean up work is required there are 1 or 2 small air bubbles mostly on the undersides they should be easy to fill with liquid greenstuff - they are to be expected in resin casts. There's some mold release on one or 2 to clean off. There's a little graining on the type 2 figures mostly on flat areas should be easy to file smooth. Overall nice improvement over KS 1"

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/98p6zkjr0b2alpf/CA1.jpg

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tq0vybyaap8f8md/ac2.jpg

 

(sorry the forum won't let me post the images

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Good grief. Chibi minis projects on kickstarter are like fleas on a dog.

They're getting to be worse than zombies, C'thulu, and specialty dice projects.

 

However I do like that Flesh Golem... And the Mummy.

Also liking that Archaeologist. The Flapper. The Gangster. And the Scientist.

Or like dwarf KSs....

 

Cthulhu was never meant to be adorable...

You've obviously never seen "Hello Cthulhu"

 

In their comments section, the creator seems to imply that the quality of their minis from their Asian Chibi kickstarter was vastly improved from those of their original kickstarter.

 

Does anyone here have any firsthand knowledge as to how true that is?

Not yet... I haven't gotten mine yet /pout

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In their comments section, the creator seems to imply that the quality of their minis from their Asian Chibi kickstarter was vastly improved from those of their original kickstarter.

Does anyone here have any firsthand knowledge as to how true that is?

I can attest to that.

 

I have minis from both of their Kickstarters so far.

 

On the first one many of the sculpts had QC issues, bubbles and flash and odd missing bits (the wolves were the biggest disappointment).

 

I got a modest handful of minis from the Asian Chibis Kickstarter, their second one, and they are great. The sculpts are as cute as ever, with little to no sign of the casting problems of their first Kickstarter.

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Oh my!

My "fleas on a dog" comment from earlier in this thread has been quoted on the projects KS comment section, although I don't believe they quite understood my meaning.

So in case anyone else from the kickstarter happens to pop in here, here's a few points I'd like to make.

 

- I've seen a number of Chibi minis and designs I like although the closest I have to owning any are a couple sets from the Warheads Medieval Tales line. I'm not knowledgable enough to know whether they actually qualify as chibis. I also backed the Rivet Wars KS. Again I'm not sure if those qualify as Chibis either.

Point is if the characters are well done, especially if they're recognizable as a genre stereotype or someone/something from pop culture, then the appeal is bound to be broader .

 

- The big Chibi kickstarters haven't appealed to me as I wasn't interested in obtaining duplicate minis and the gameplay I've seen of them have left me meh. I actually like that in this current KS I would be able to pledge for only the minis I want and as a painter/collector I wouldnt have to pay for a game I'll never play. However I still haven't seen a dungeon explorer type of game with real appeal, so don't discount those if designing a game is being considered.

 

-Also don't discount the nongamer mini painter/collecter. I believe there's a lot more out there than most folks realize.

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Darsc Zacal ... from reading your comments directly ... I knew it was misunderstood.  Thanks for the followup comments.

 

Inner Geek ... okay I've written two long responses and deleted them.   The short version which is probably best is ... yeah the first KS has severe issues ... no excuses ... I understand your comments fully.  We have a lot of bad karma to work off from it.   I'm doing everything I can to make sure that we fix all the problems of that first KS (both with any backers I hear from directly) and paying to redo the moulds for anyone buying them new.  And as well ... learning from those errors and making sure all our new product (like the Asian Chibi KS) are figures that I'm proud to have my company's name attached.

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I'd still like to pledge for this. Hubby wants the big monsters, I want the sci-fi guys & gals. Particularly Judge Frowny-Face  ^_^

 

But we have to figure out how to spread our money around, what with the SDE KS. Because I want that too. The Goro is cute  :wub:

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In their comments section, the creator seems to imply that the quality of their minis from their Asian Chibi kickstarter was vastly improved from those of their original kickstarter.

Does anyone here have any firsthand knowledge as to how true that is?

I can attest to that.

 

I have minis from both of their Kickstarters so far.

 

On the first one many of the sculpts had QC issues, bubbles and flash and odd missing bits (the wolves were the biggest disappointment).

 

I got a modest handful of minis from the Asian Chibis Kickstarter, their second one, and they are great. The sculpts are as cute as ever, with little to no sign of the casting problems of their first Kickstarter.

 

 

I did get some replacements from the first kickstarter.  As I understand it, the watermage was remolded and is a vast improvement.  I still see graining that needs to be fixed, which isn't going to be solved no matter how much better the casting is without new masters, but the casting was much better on my replacement models, far less pitting and void space.  Now that I'm hearing that the asian chibis improved in quality significantly, I might pick up a few next time I'm mini shopping.  The theme to this one is not to my taste so I'm going to skip it.

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DaveC posted a couple of shots of the Asian Chibi's he just got (no clean up) on the KS comments so those wondering about the improvement in quality over the first chibi KS he siad

 

"Some quick pictures of the Chibi Asian casts as promised, I did nothing other than take them out of the bag no prep work I wanted to show them as they arrive. Some clean up work is required there are 1 or 2 small air bubbles mostly on the undersides they should be easy to fill with liquid greenstuff - they are to be expected in resin casts. There's some mold release on one or 2 to clean off. There's a little graining on the type 2 figures mostly on flat areas should be easy to file smooth. Overall nice improvement over KS 1"

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/98p6zkjr0b2alpf/CA1.jpg

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tq0vybyaap8f8md/ac2.jpg

 

(sorry the forum won't let me post the images

 

Thanks for posting these pictures, very helpful!

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What the heck is Judge Dredd doing in there?

That's my fault. I offered the Judge Goblin mini from GoblinAid (which I won the eBay auction for) to Tom and he made it into a Chibi.

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Ooo, I hadn't seen the dragon that Orlando posted before. I will have to try to remember to pick one of those up at Gen Con.

 

I went to the Impact Miniatures site to look for additional pictures of it, and I got an Internal Server Error page. Just mentioning in case impactminiatures comes back to this thread and hadn't realized there was a site issue by then.

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