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Probably not, but is it possible that the current sculpt is being 'tweaked' to look more like the art?

Not likely, sculpting and mastering costs money, though if there is a big enough stink anything could happen.

 

From the update, I don't think they've actually sent it off yet to make the molds. I sure hope they take a look at it and send it back for another try... As it is, I think it's doomed to be a chronic low-seller, which is sad because it could be much more popular. All of the individual bits on the sculpt look fine, it's just that the pose is wrong and he's missing a few neat details.

 

Anyway. I'll stop whining about the golem now. ::P: 

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I have rarely complained about a Reaper figure, especially my opinion of the concept art vs the sculpt. This one...well, you get the idea.

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So... now that I've locked in my pledge.. how do I get the PDFs? I'm sure it was said somewhere, but I've missed it. 

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Yeah, I need to know, too. I decided to wait for a while to let the initial 'gotta get 'em NOW!' to die down, and then kinda forgot about them....

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Personally I liked neither.

The figure is not to my taste, but I can see how the sculpt lost much of the effect of the concept art. The sketch is more dynamically balanced and suggestive of implied movement and menace than the sculpt, which is more firmly planted and stolid. The very small head on the sketch (even if the figure winds up man-sized) gives a feeling of unnatural inhumanity which is a large part of the appeal.

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Personally I liked neither.

The figure is not to my taste, but I can see how the sculpt lost much of the effect of the concept art. The sketch is more dynamically balanced and suggestive of implied movement and menace than the sculpt, which is more firmly planted and stolid. The very small head on the sketch (even if the figure winds up man-sized) gives a feeling of unnatural inhumanity which is a large part of the appeal.

 

The sketch is much more mismatched and misshapen, too. Look at the difference in size between pecs.

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So... now that I've locked in my pledge.. how do I get the PDFs? I'm sure it was said somewhere, but I've missed it. 

The download link to the files is in the pledge manager itself, where the files are listed as items.

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And the pose is quite different - in the concept art, his weight is settled back on the rear leg quite a bit, and he's crouched slightly. His shoulders also seem to be rotated slightly from the hips - it's a very realistic fighting pose. The actual sculpted mini has a very boring straight-upright stance that makes the arm positions look less like someone in the middle of a fight and more like... someone randomly flexing, maybe? Hard to tell what he's doing. Even aside from whether it matches the concept art, the stiff-legged, straight up and down body posture just doesn't work with the arm pose. It's dull and lifeless, and unnatural in the wrong ways. Combined with all the other subtle changes, it went from really fantastic concept art to a very "meh" figure. ::(:  Overall I'm still happy with Stoneskull, but this particular model just doesn't achieve what it should.

Well said.

 

The concept art only had me mildly interested. The sculpt leaves me completely uninterested.

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Initial Pledge locked in!! Heck even saved $2 bucks for later buys!! So I was on the fence about a full Core set or just piece out what I wanted from it. Ended up with like $58 for what I wanted out of the $100 Core so I'm glad I finally put some thought behind that one before hitting the Commit button. Among my initial pledge I went after Maladrakar, felt like since was the spendy item in this one get it out of the way with my initial pledge. Either way I'm gonna add more but still putting in 10s & 20s vs 60 sounds sooo much nicer.

 

Lastly, thanks to Reaper for allowing the later pledging that really helps. Its things like this that really make me say "They are really awesome people & I'm so glad that I've gotten meet a few of them in person of the years."

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Put in my October pledge. Got the paints out of the way previously so I went for those wickedly cute Mouslings and awesome Kyra & Lavarath. Ma'aldrakar will be added soon and I'm looking forward to seeing the Shipwreck Revenant and Solar, Angel prior to adding those.

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I just want to say that I appreciate that the total I have spent is not listed on the same page that I have the opportunity to purchase more minis. The shock of that total would likely deter further purchasing.

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