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I apologize if there's a better thread for this, but I can't find one....

 

I just did an inventory count of my Bones II add-ons.  The Kraken comes with 10 tentacles, but there are only 8 unique ones and 2 duplicates.  It's not clear which tentacles go in which sockets, so it's hard for me to tell if this is intentional.  The scales in many places of the body seem a lot larger than the scales on the tentacles, so it's not a smooth transition between the textures, leading me to believe that maybe I'm missing a couple.

 

It would also be nice to get a guide for which tentacles are supposed to go where.  The picture helps but not completely.

 

Also, Cinder has a rear leg that doesn't fit very well into the body.  It's clearly the right piece, but it doesn't go in all the way.  Is anyone else having this problem?

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I can't speak to these particular minis, but I can offer a bit of advise that may help.

 

First, I've had some Bones minis that didn't fit well. Sometimes trimming the end of the 'tab' part of the joint a little shorter makes it fit better into the receptacle.

 

Second, get some very hot, almost boiling water and dip the pieces in for a few seconds. This will usually cause the pieces to resume their intended shape which may make somethings fit together better, and may make it more obvious which tentacles go where in the case of the kraken. I would imagine pieces like the tentacles suffer some warp and misshape that makes them hard to even compare to box art.

 

Good luck!

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I have the Kraken and have put the tentacles in twice (different configurations). It was much better the second time. There are definitely intended to go in certain positions. I plan to use the painted images online to guide myself when I paint it.

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I have the Kraken and have put the tentacles in twice (different configurations). It was much better the second time. There are definitely intended to go in certain positions. I plan to use the painted images online to guide myself when I paint it.

Were each of the 10 tentacles unique, or were any of them the same?  Did you feel as I did that the textures on the tentacles all seemed too small compared to the textures on the body?  (I mean, they're supposed to be somewhat smaller, but they seemed too much smaller, too abruptly.)

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I want to say that the two duplicates were meant to go in the top two spots.

 

I do think some seem to get smaller abruptly, but not a huge issue. It was much better after swapping them around a little.

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I want to say that the two duplicates were meant to go in the top two spots.

 

I do think some seem to get smaller abruptly, but not a huge issue. It was much better after swapping them around a little.

That's how it seems to me as well. I think the spikey sides go on the inside? Like teeth.

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Yeah, spiky bits on the inside armorish ridges on the outside. After the post here I pulled out all 10 of my tentacles and they seem to be roughly pairs. I don't think any of mine were *exactly* identical, but they are definitely closely matched.

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All right, I took some reference photos.

 

Here's the tentacles lined up.  As near as I can tell, the two on the left and the two next to those are identical, aside from differences that seem to be due to the natural warping of Bonesium.  I haven't tried boiling them to see if they "snap" to the same shape.

 

kraken-tentacles.jpg?dl=1

 

Here's why this concerns me:

 

kraken-tentacle-body.jpg?dl=1

 

That tentacle is one I'm confident about where it goes, since you can see it clearly in the reference photos.  Although I did try the other tentacles, and none of them fit any better.  You can clearly see the misalignment between the two pieces on this side (they're aligned very closely on the other side).

 

Is no one else seeing the same thing I am with their own pieces?

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I just stuck the tentacles on there for now but I am having the same problem with Cinder's leg. It doesn't fit very well at all. That was really the only piece I found that didn't actually fit.

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