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Yeah, those dragons were half the reason I wanted the asian chibis. The rest of it was the Baku (elephant!), which I am eternally grateful to IM for moving their goals around so that the goal for that one was attained. I still vow that once my car stops acting like a POS I'm gonna get me some more chibis from them!

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Got my asian chibis today. They're very nice, hardly any bubbles (they're all small bubbles, which can be filled in with liquid green stuff or the like), and no problematic flash. Some of the mold lines are kinda big, and will need to be filed and smoothed with green stuff, but there's nothing out of the ordinary.

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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.

 

And thank you because I really like Judge Chibi.   (we also made a mould of the original Judge Goblin as well).

 

And Wren ... normally our site if it phases out only stays that way for a few minutes.   Looks like it is fine now when I check.   IMHosted does a pretty good job of staying with their 99.7% uptime on sites they host.  But thank you for the heads up.

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Mo posted her unboxing of her order as well straight from the box without clean up... not a close as DaveC but a good focus on the image.

 

http://goblinhall.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/ks2unbox1.jpg

 

http://goblinhall.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/ks2unbox2.jpg

 

Her blog is here.

http://goblinhall.com/2014/03/21/impacts-2nd-asian-ks-asstd-pet-toy-store-finds/

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The worst two I had were the Baku (got a lot of flash between his hair and a huge mold line around his belly) and the tengu with two swords. He had a bunch of flash between his beak and belly, and some big mold lines on his feathers. But like I said, those will all be easy to fix (if I haven't already fixed them).

 

Also, this is my first large collection of resin minis. Do I prime with metal primer?

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The worst two I had were the Baku (got a lot of flash between his hair and a huge mold line around his belly) and the tengu with two swords. He had a bunch of flash between his beak and belly, and some big mold lines on his feathers. But like I said, those will all be easy to fix (if I haven't already fixed them).

 

Also, this is my first large collection of resin minis. Do I prime with metal primer?

 

Trollcast paints the same way as pewter.  You just need to make sure you wash the figures with warm water and a drop of dishsoap before priming and let them dry.   The mold release compound used by Trollforged can stay on the miniature and if not removed it can make it so the primer doesn't want to stick but a quick wash with a little dishsoap will completely remove it.

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Sweet, so it's just like all the other minis. Give em a bath!

 

 

Also, I swear I read that somewhere before, but I keep not having time to look it up... so thank you for indulging my laziness  ::):

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This KS is a bit slow despite two previous successful Chibi projects. :huh:

 

Before I dive in @impactminiatures, could you tell me how international shipping is going to be handled?  Is it just regular USPS or (hope not) UPS? Or if there are enough backers, will you do something for EU distribution?

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After seeing my concern about the quality of the chibi minis due to issues with the first Kickstarter's minis, Tom at Impact sent me a few sample minis from the Asian Chibi KS.

 

I have to say, they look nothing like the chibi from the first KS that I'd seen. They are really well cast needing only minimal prep, I am thoroughly impressed!. Thanks, Tom, for proving me wrong!

 

Having seen the current quality level of the minis I'll probably go in on this KS for a couple minis at least. Who doesn't need a chibi Cthulhu after all?

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Thanks Inner Geek!

 

@Godfather Punk ... international shipping is USPS.    To date ... I've never had a backer of any of our previous 14 KickStarter tell me that they had to pay customs on our packages.   I also always say ... if you do pay customs for some reason on a KickStarter reward from us ... contact me and I'll fix it.

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Though I'm not sure if I am going in on this yet (I'm overloaded with miniatures right now), I just want to say that if you are looking for this style of mini, Tom deserves your business.

 

I was in for one of everything in the 1st KS and was very disappointed with the quality of the casting.  I contacted Tom and explained the issues.  Since I was going to get some minis from the second KS, we decided to wait and send the replacements when this KS was being shipped.  I received the second package on time and the quality of the casts was a great improvement over the first KS.  At least for what I was sent, QC was very high and the casts were much better.

 

I wish them all the best and hope I find a need for their current offerings.

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I've got my asian chibis now and I'm happy with them. Unfortunately I've never been much of a Cthulhu fan and don't like the chibi style as much for the pulp figures so this doesn't really grab me, though I'm thinking about going in for the wagon... Still hoping for a superhero chibi project one day though. :)

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