Jump to content
Reaperbryan

Reaper Bones 3: Post-Kickstarter Discussion

Recommended Posts

I got mine in Ontario today (technically yesterday, Friday afternoon) after the second UPS update Thursday. I've had negative things to say about UPS in the past, but no issues this time.

 

One oddity was the packing slip. I like to use the packing slip to verify contents, but it only had the first lock in, which for me was just Core Set, Mythical Monsters and the Froghemoth. So, basically, missing the 33 other things I added on later. Fortunately, It looks like everything else is there, but I'll need to do a more detailed inventory. Still, it was worrisome at first.

 

I didn't even open all the boxes (except for Ma'aldrakar, I didn't get the retail box so I had to pull it out to dry-fit and see the size for myself). Ma'aldrakar looks great, I really hope to get around to painting it one day.

 

Particular stand outs for me are the aforementioned Ma'aldrakar and the awesome looking froghemoth (I also dry-fitted him, he likes being assembled so he's staying together for now, he can glare at me until I paint him). Sophie looks amazing, I bought two in case I ever wanted to paint up one without the wings, but I love the lantern on the wing, it's a great touch.

 

I really like the Solar as well. I remember almost passing on the Solar after seeing the first released render, but I'm glad I got one, it'll probably be one of my first paints. It is a little smaller than I expected, but a perfect size for a big angel. I had originally thought one might make for a good storm giant wingless, but it's closer to ogre sized. In fact, it looks fantastic next to Izzy's Oni, part of the great looking Pretty Deadly pack. They don't have the same number of toes, but their bare clawed feet do look similar enough that they could be king and queen of an exotic race.

 

The crusaders are a great looking group, I like that they share an emblem with Sir Forscale. I hadn't really noticed that when I ordered them. The Savage Avatars are nice, particularly the gorilla, I think he'll be high on my list to paint. The only issue will be whether or not to glue on the t-rex skull, he looks fantastic both ways. I'll probably end up with skull on, I'd like to paint up a colourful t-rex hide, this would be a perfect opportunity. I didn't spend much time with the dragons since they are in pieces, but Kyphrixis really caught my attention even in the bag, where I assembled the head and tail. The paints of course were another fantastic buy, and the sketch book looks great.

 

So yeah, consider me very happy I spent way too much money on another Great Big Box of Bones. I'm ready for Bones IV.

  • Like 15

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Pegazus said:

Okay, so, here's the pictures of Dagon for @NecroMancer :

 

  Reveal hidden contents

Dagon%203_zpszghtkguc.jpg

Dagon%202_zpsuutgck4n.jpg

Dagon%201_zpsnze1ez1y.jpg

 

And then the foo dog for @Humansquish:

 

  Hide contents

Foo%20Dog%202_zpsyoklxbjn.jpg

Foo%20Dog%201_zpsz6f5bnbc.jpg

 

Not only is it a Foo Dog, it's a Foo Pug! :wub:

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Solauren @Suden  Or any other Canadian Backers that have gotten their shipment from UPS

 

Just to confirm (or not?) there was no Duty or Import charges for you guys?

Seriously that is my biggest scare right now. My bones are apparently on their way (ETA May 30th), and the thought of having to pay Duties on top of the nearly $800 CAD I've already paid is getting to me.

But if there's even a slim chance that Canadians are getting their Bones without Duties... that'd be massive to me! :D

Edited by jaryth000
Fixed @ tags
  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I regret not getting  T'raukzul and while I skipped the cemetery expansion because I don't have space for terrain pieces I think it looks great.

 

 

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

*takes box for safekeeping from no-gooders and roving packs of wolves*

Totally unnecessary; I prefer to catch my own Bones, than you very much.

6 hours ago, lazylich said:

Ah yes, now swells the inevitable chorus of "why didn't I buy the ..."

Yup.

 

RE:--autographed boxes: Very cool!

I highly doubt I'll get one though. If it was being sent to 'ChaosWolf' then yes maybe, but I don't think anyone at Reaper knows me enough to connect my real life name with my forum handle.

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, jaryth000 said:

@Solauren @Suden  Or any other Canadian Backers that have gotten their shipment from UPS

 

Just to confirm (or not?) there was no Duty or Import charges for you guys?

Seriously that is my biggest scare right now. My bones are apparently on their way (ETA May 30th), and the thought of having to pay Duties on top of the nearly $800 CAD I've already paid is getting to me.

But if there's even a slim chance that Canadians are getting their Bones without Duties... that'd be massive to me! :D

This is also one of my concerns considering that it *is* UPS cross-border shipping we're talking about (they're notorious for their customs clearance fees). Worsened by the fact my shipping address is the post office itself.

 

Next week will be "One of those days." :wacko:

Edited by Cranky Dog
  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

oh the agony!  My package is IN my town, cruelly trapped at the local UPS hub... which is closed today so I can't go pick it up.  Sigh.  Must...practice...patience.

Say it again, Corporea: Patience is a virtue.

Not right now it isn't!!!

  • Like 16

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, jaryth000 said:

@Solauren @Suden  Or any other Canadian Backers that have gotten their shipment from UPS

 

Just to confirm (or not?) there was no Duty or Import charges for you guys?

 

 

The UPS truck showed up, we opened the door and he handed us the package (23lbs) and walked away. No import charges. I felt silly holding my credit card waiting for the import duties. I wasn't charged anything. 

  • Like 13

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

As funny as that sounds, you know you're going to stay up for as long as it takes, just in case it's true. ::P:

I have no idea what ever you mean.
window.thumb.jpg.1a9054bbd60bffa0daf0b28869205e37.jpg

  • Like 11

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, Corporea said:

oh the agony!  My package is IN my town, cruelly trapped at the local UPS hub... which is closed today so I can't go pick it up.  Sigh.  Must...practice...patience.

Say it again, Corporea: Patience is a virtue.

Not right now it isn't!!!

I'm with you in the same spot.  So close and yet so far...

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, jaryth000 said:

@Solauren @Suden  Or any other Canadian Backers that have gotten their shipment from UPS

 

Just to confirm (or not?) there was no Duty or Import charges for you guys?

Seriously that is my biggest scare right now. My bones are apparently on their way (ETA May 30th), and the thought of having to pay Duties on top of the nearly $800 CAD I've already paid is getting to me.

But if there's even a slim chance that Canadians are getting their Bones without Duties... that'd be massive to me! :D

I had no duty. A "small" box, though. I confirmed by confirmed by phone. The key is theorigin on the label - mine was Toronto. If yours was Texas, then maybe you'd have duty. If a Canadian order was missed in the original pull and sent later, they might have issues, but I dunno.

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Corporea said:

oh the agony!  My package is IN my town, cruelly trapped at the local UPS hub... which is closed today so I can't go pick it up.  Sigh.  Must...practice...patience.

Say it again, Corporea: Patience is a virtue.

Not right now it isn't!!!

Ditto!

My bones are gonna be sitting in Tri-City for two days...

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Corporea said:

oh the agony!  My package is IN my town, cruelly trapped at the local UPS hub... which is closed today so I can't go pick it up.  Sigh.  Must...practice...patience.

Say it again, Corporea: Patience is a virtue.

Not right now it isn't!!!

 

Same here.  And there it will sit until Tuesday!

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Carnacki the Ghost Finder
      Live Link:
       
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cmon/cthulhu-death-may-die
       
      Two week campaign
       
      Information is growing on Cmon page and BGG.  This rings all the right bells and is likely to mug me quite severely.
       
      From the Facebook announcement:
       
      "The ritual has started, and there’s no stopping it now. The only hope for the Investigators…and the rest of the world for that matter, is to disrupt it just enough so that when the Elder One arrives, it will be vulnerable for a split second. Just long enough to kill it!
      They’ll get their chance when Cthulhu: Death May Die comes to Kickstarter on July 10 at 3 PM EST. The new game from CMON and Guillotine Games combines the creative talents of Eric M. Lang and Rob Daviau. Stay tuned as we reveal more about the Investigators risking their lives and the unspeakable horrors they will face off against."
       
      Or as Mr. Lang says in interviews, the game where you "shoot Cthulhu in the face." 
    • By Gadgetman!
      https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/earthworm-jim-the-comic-book/x/10803452#/
       
       
      Overview Earthworm Jim has been a beloved character in video games since his launch in 1994, but due to the limitations of cartridge space, his epic story was never properly told. I'm not only the creator of Earthworm Jim, but I've spent the last 20 years making 18 graphic novels! EARTHWORM JIM is about the world's most unlikely hero... a worm! The evil Queen of Insectica has a super-suit invented that is capable of altering the universe when it is stolen by her ugly sister, Princess What's-Her-Name... Earthworm Jim... from the creator of Earthworm Jim!
      My name is Doug TenNapel and I created Earthworm Jim 26 years ago. Though "EWJ" appeared in award winning video games, an animated series and a toy line, his epic story has yet to be told! We all know the character, but none of us know the story. This deficit in the universe ends NOW!
      (P.S. Do sign up for the Earthworm Jim Comic mailing list! http://earthwormjimcomic.com/ )

      For the first time in 27 years I am crafting an epic graphic novel worthy of the true fans of Earthworm Jim in a multi-book set! Let's launch the cow!
                        

      My last Indiegogo campaign was for a comic book called Bigfoot Bill and my backers blew me away by providing $196k in funding! Together, we were able to make a hard bound, giant book with over-the-top gold-leafing and embossing on the cover. With your help, we can make Earthworm Jim: LAUNCH THE COW a beautiful volume that is a work of art unto itself. It goes on the coffee table, not some box of wrinkled, floppy comics in the basement. This story will be a sprawling love letter to the fans of Earthworm Jim!


      YOU are my Plan A. There is no other plan!
      Making a big, beautiful book requires a lot of funding. Paper costs go up every year, and I only use top quality end sheets, cover stock and print work. It's made in America in my state so I can oversee every step of production. 

      The book will start as a handsome hardbound edition, oversized at 9" x 12" and 160 pages long! It documents the origins of the super suit and how it got to earth to make our favorite hero. You'll see some familiar characters ripped straight out of the video game like: Peter Puppy, Princess What's-Her-Name, Psycrow, the hideous Professor Monkey for a Head, Queen Slug-for-a-Butt and Evil the Cat!

      The Making Of EARTHWORM JIM Book!
      Your Earthworm Jim: Launch the Cow comic is lonely and needs a companion...

      The "Making Of The Earthworm Jim Book" is a perfect companion to the comic bookk. It will also be hardbound, 9" x 12" and starts at 64 pages (But I KNOW we can do a lot better than that!). It has a comprehensive backstory on all of the main characters and villains. I think it's tacky to have too much expository dialogue on everyone's past, so it's better to unfurl that in this book. I give you the why behind the entire Earthworm Jim universe... and yes, I'm building a universe!

      I recently had a reunion with the whole Earthworm Jim game team and I got to interview everyone. We talked about how Earthworm Jim came to be and I will document that many close calls and freak accidents that had to fall into place for it to happen. There will be team bios, and a catch up on what everyone has been doing over the last 25 years since we got together.

      The Shiny Team section of the book has portraits of the talented artists, programmers and musician and the photos were even taken by David Perry the Earthworm Jim programmer!

      I'll show every step of the comic book's production, from raw ideas on the white board to printing every notecard I used in breaking down the story. You'll see the raw pencilled pages, inked pages with washes applied and I even scan my script pages that are covered in pencil re-writes!

      Who remembers this cartridge and packaging art by Mike Koelsch...?



      I've asked Mike Koelsch to paint a new "90s-style EWJ cover" for the Making Of book! Koelsch will give a step-by-step story on how he illustrated EWJ including a sneak peek into his studio madness. (Check out Koelsch's website here: http://www.sporkunltd.com/) He has also allowed me to make prints of the cover and the original is available on our highest backer tier. I'll put it in a beautiful frame with matting so it's ready to hang in your home!
      Here's Mike giving step by step progress on the cover:



      I've got perks where you can own the original comic pages, the book covers and enjoy frame-worthy prints plus a perk where I will draw you an original signed Earthworm Jim head-sketch in your book!




      3 ART PRINTS!
      I hope to make three collectable prints with each Earthworm Jim book by guest artists, and these are the first three. Note: They will only be offered on this campaign and won't be offered on any future campaigns. The first is by Mike Koelsch, the artist who did all of the cartridge and packaging illustrations for Earthworm Jim 1 and 2. The next two are from the CreatureBox boys Greg and Dave!


      Click here to learn more about CreatureBox: http://creaturebox.com/

      FUND THE TEAM:
      The funds will go to a costly print run, my letterer Eric Weathers, flatter Radka Kavalcova, my colorist Katherine Garner, book designer Joe Potter and shipping fees. Here's a sampling of the team's test pages so far:



      The Art of Bookmaking
      I've spent years making graphic novels and Earthworm Jim is probably my most well-known creation, yet his story hasn't been told. This is my chance to do the best job I can to entertain you and your backing will make this book a fantastic work of art.



      I don't see comics as disposable rags made to read once then toss aside. I spend a lot of time writing and story and crafting every page and merely reading some thin floppy or a PDF isn't the experience I'm going for. This book will be something you can enjoy for a lifetime, it's literature, not pop-garbage and I want to stand on the tip-toes of my ability to reach for the highest possible craft I can accomplish! 

      My track record in this arena has few peers. I Kickstarted two sketchbook archives where we managed leather covers, gold gilded edges and the best printing money can buy. These are one-of-a-kind collector's items that are not available in stores. The book honors the backers who made them happen. I write for the most diverse audience imaginable, and the backers constantly tell me, "I got more than I paid for!" 

      If you look at my books that are made outside of Indiegogo, you'll see that they don't have the over-the-top printing production I can pull off through crowd funding. Only through Indiegogo will you find foil-stamped gold cover art, UV gloss coatings, embossing and de-bossing! I hope to explore new printing techniques that make these hard bound books the kind of items you show off to your friends with a durability that ensures a great re-read for the rest of your life!


      For more on the Bigfoot Bill campaign click here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/doug-tennapel-s-bigfoot-bill-graphic-novel/x/838702#/
      I spend a lot of time putting these books together, it's time away from my family and I've dedicated my art philosophy and have the highest commitment to being transparent to my backers, include them in every step of the process and take the moral contract between backer & creator seriously.

      Why Beale Air Force Base?
      When Crew Chief Matt Konar was allowed to choose any artist to paint the nose art on his KC135 refueling plane he wanted something like his favorite character Earthworm Jim! A friend put us in contact, and I designed the artwork for the plane and attended the commissioning ceremony on May 5th. The whole base came out and I felt so humbled to get to help America's finest that I wanted to do something special for those folks and give YOU that same feeling. 



      By backing the Beale Air Force tier, I hope to send one copy of the Earthworm Jim comic to all 800 people on that base just in time for Christmas! As a thank you, I will send you a signed book!

      Here's a sample page from the comic:

         
       
    • By pcktlnt
      Godtear, via @Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/steamforged/godtear
    • By Darsc Zacal
      I’m interested in what people here think of this.
      It seems like a great idea, but I’m wondering if there might be some unforeseen drawbacks.
       
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atlasmundi/immersive-battle-maps-for-tabletop-roleplaying-gam/description
      -
       
       





    • By SamuraiJack
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/859512613/cyber-belles?ref=discovery_category_newest
       
      About
      Hello everyone,
      A warm welcome to our latest Kickstarter called Cyber Belles!
      These fairies have survived the eons and have adapted to modern times. We've placed them in an apocalyptic setting where mankind has all but destroyed the world and... itself! The fairies have evolved and have adjusted to the needs necessary to survive in this dangerous place! 
      The campaign will help us fund the production of three 75mm miniatures and maybe something else... which is small... and cute... ;) 
      The campaign is about three 75mm scale miniatures. Red Belle, Blue Belle and Yellow Belle.
      The artwork
      Red Belle Blue Belle Yellow Belle Note: the sculpts are a little bit different from the artwork shown. We mostly chose to do this to make them a little bit more realistic and also to make sure that the casting were strong enough in the end.
      The artwork
      Red Belle 
       Blue Belle 
       Yellow Belle  
       (see more angles at the bottom!)
       

  • Who's Online   35 Members, 2 Anonymous, 34 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...