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Update #4 - Sisiutl, The Great Sea Serpent of the Pacific Northwest - Finished   https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2139148164/going-native-from-out-of-the-mists/posts/1894135 

So to sum up my thoughts on the two i have assembled, the Cloud Serpent and Phoenix:   Cloud Serpent: Not sure he came with the right base, he sits balanced on the lip of hte base rat

I just received mine along with a massive duty. The minis were valued at twice what I paid and tacked on 25$ in fees. I've messaged for support (just now, so this isn't about non-response). I'm not th

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I got Mixcoatl, Quetzalcoatl, the Phoenix, and Uktena, and I was honestly expecting them all to be somewhat larger than they are. Quetzalcoatl, particularly, and he's a monster compared to some of the others.

Don't get me wrong, I'm happy with them! I had this idea they would be larger, is all. I did find a tiny bubble in somebody's fang, but I'm pretty sure I can fill that and no one will notice.

 

I also got a handful of the smaller models (a handful of deities, some pack dogs and an Amarok pack), and I'm really wishing I'd had the funds for more.

 

My only big gripe; there were no labels! I ended up checking both my list and the kickstarter to be sure what I had. ^^;

 

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On 4/9/2019 at 12:18 PM, Sylverthorne said:

Got mine. Was, admittedly, expecting some of them to be bigger? But I'm liking the quality, I'm not going to quibble the size. 

Now all I gotta do is paint them and make little signs that say, 'RESIN. DO NOT TOUCH'. ^^;

 

Got mine today too and I see what you mean. I thought several would be bigger, but I think bones have skewed my perception. The casts are very nice, lovely detail, very few bubbles and mold lines, when visible, can be easily delt with. I am very happy with these and am still sad I could not afford everything I wanted. The human sized metal minis are small, like Darksword's stuff, and are very nice as well. They capture the concept art well. 

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Got mine in, still assembling to get an idea about them. The cloud serpent and phoenix look about the size i expected, I have not unpacked my big Cipaciti yet

 

initial perceptions is that wings will require some pretty hefty gap filling on the cloud serpent, and to a lesser extent on the phoenix, but something i can do so it's all good

 

the left wing of the cloud serpent doesn't seem to fit right, so i'll do some heavy green stuff there

 

looks like my phoenix is damaged however, one of the trailing flames off his left wing is snapped off

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Got mine. Posting pics to the Dept.of Acquisitions thread. Really happy about these, they have lovely detail and they are super useful for my current campaign.

 

Tetlcouatl's tail was broken, but it will be a very easy repair.

 

The ladies will be fiddly to assemble, but not any worse than PrivPress or DarkSword stuff. I'm really impressed with the facial sculpts on these; they look convincingly mesoamerican.

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So to sum up my thoughts on the two i have assembled, the Cloud Serpent and Phoenix:

 

Cloud Serpent:

  • Not sure he came with the right base, he sits balanced on the lip of hte base rather than the actual base
  • His left wing doesn't fit well
  • Other than that, he looks great and I look forward to painting him

 

Phoenix:

  • The delicate trailing flames came broken on my left wing
  • Great detail though, he looks great
  • He came with an base that at first looks the right size, but his flame insert that he sits on does not fit within the lip of the base (but i can use the base for cloud serpent instead)
  • He came with two heads, pewter and resin. Think i'll use the resin one 

Now to tackle the big croc

 

also some pictures.  

 

1. Cloud serpent on Phoenix base, with the base he came with beside

2. Broken Phoenix flames

3. Quick pic of both

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i have not been able to find the piece either, so i came to the same conclusion

 

so far the cipaciti croc is looking good, needed to clean some of the sprue remnants on his tail and body that were sticking out but so far it's looking good

 

he isn't quite like the concept art, he's more flat and horizontal instead of upraised. You can also tell that his head has rotated from facing towards his tail to facing forwards, and his arms are more neutral instead of upraised like he's rearing, as well as the water base being ironed out into a flat series of waves instead of the rushing splashes. He also lost the frog pelvis rear in translation from art to sculpt

 

Makes him a bit less dynamically interesting and i admittedly may not have pledged for him if the sculpt was what i was seeing instead of the concept art, because his pose is one of the things I really enjoyed about him

 

he is still a very nice sculpt, and i will still have fun painting him, but i favor the concept art's more dynamic and action pose over the one i got.

 

'so thoughts on him:

  • disappointed in the drastic change in pose and design
  • still a nice model with good detail
  • i do not like how he sits on his base, all the waves are hidden on the backside where you don't see them. I think i'm going to adjust how he sits on it to better display the waves
  • his parts fit well and need minimal greenstuffing

 

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8 hours ago, Sirithiliel said:

 

Cloud Serpent:

  • Not sure he came with the right base, he sits balanced on the lip of hte base rather than the actual base8162C508-96D3-4714-A829-9A24676DEB3B.jpeg

Yeah, I'm glad the bases were included, but several of the beasties don't seem to have been sculpted with the lipped bases in mind. Lots of close-but-not-quite fits to the included bases. As someone who enjoys building more scenic bases, I don't mind at all, but flat-top bases might serve these minis better. 

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hopefully i wasn't too harsh in my feedback, was just listing what i saw and thought. They are all great sculpts, and the Phoenix and Cloud Serpent match their artwork well and are very good indeed, and the croc is a good sculpt just not what i thought i was getting pose-wise

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I am getting allot of requests for more models. The pre-order store is still open. Please help your self.

 

Accouple of notes -  I only have a few restocks to do (I know I am a down to less then 5 of the Cloud Serpents, a couple of goddesses and Quetzalcoatl). I still several other monsters, pack llamas, Dog Travois (my wife calls them a dog cart). Please do not order any of the Aztec Commoner troops (warriors, Spears, Archers, and Slingers) or the Ahklut, the orca-wolf, I have discontinued these models and sold the last ones I had in stock. If you want to order something that you think might be out of stock

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