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1 hour ago, redambrosia said:

Well, it's still a race between the baby and the package. I'm scheduled to be induced on May 7. The box is scheduled to be here on May 7. 

 

Will the baby get here first or will the box? :ik_oops:

Ooh, should we start a baby/bones pool:rock:

I'll start:

May 7th, 10:43AM, 9.8lbs (you already know it's a girl, correct?)

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Great to see all those boxes arriving! Happy for you guys, and exited!

I'm still hoping (expecting isn't the right word atm xD) the EU shipment to be starting this week, eagerly checking this forum and my mailbox.

Here's to another new day, huzzah!

 

On the bright side, every day I don't have my bones yet gives me more time to finish my current projects who will undoubtedly be pushed way back in the painting order xD

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3 hours ago, Venun said:

Great to see all those boxes arriving! Happy for you guys, and exited!

I'm still hoping (expecting isn't the right word atm xD) the EU shipment to be starting this week, eagerly checking this forum and my mailbox.

Here's to another new day, huzzah!

 

On the bright side, every day I don't have my bones yet gives me more time to finish my current projects who will undoubtedly be pushed way back in the painting order xD

Given that I was one of the very last people to receive their bones 3 stuff, I'm hoping this year to reside towards the upper end of the bottom quartile

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27 minutes ago, Nimphona27 said:

UK dispatch yay arrives tomorrow!!!!! Squeeeeeeeee

 

Whaaaat? :bday: Don't play with us, my poor heart can't take it.

Did you get an e-mail? Is there tracking? Which service provider is being used for transportation?

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Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas! Can't wait for my mail, omg xD

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On 5/2/2019 at 7:06 AM, Nunae said:

 

Whaaaat? :bday: Don't play with us, my poor heart can't take it.

Did you get an e-mail? Is there tracking? Which service provider is being used for transportation?

yep email and tracking see below PM Update :)  DPD is who mine is with

 

 

 

 

 

my PM linkdoes not work in the UK as that is a US shipping link..

 

My email links to DPD just for clarity!!!!

 

On 5/2/2019 at 8:27 AM, Nunae said:

Hm, but no other reports of shipping notes from UK/EU backers so far. Maybe they're also doing a test run?

maybe, Pledge manager is updated .... along with email... i guess someone can ask in ReaperLive tonight? lol xD

 

The other person who last week said theirs was shipping has confirmed their PM was not updated and still isn't.... mine is, Capture2.JPG.234f06f69b58bc1d42f5d25dd4197f42.JPG

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Hm, but no other reports of shipping notes from UK/EU backers so far. Maybe they're also doing a test run?

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Now that I’ve had a chance to go through just about everything, I have some thoughts on the minis. Gonna go through them by expansion… hang on. This is gonna take a bit.

 

Chronoscape

My first hands on look at the new Bones Black material for standard sized figures. Overall first impression is WOW!! They managed to get a whole lot of detail in these minis!! Aside from the space-dino minis, these are all older figures from Reaper’s catalog. Thankfully there aren’t many repeats from what I already have in metal, so this set was worth it for me. I was very surprised that just about everything here comes with a blank integrated base. I’m gonna have to think about how I want to deal with this… likely I’ll just cut it off, which is a shame. If there had been some sort of detailing on them, it would have been great. 

 

Favorite Figure: Pudgy short alien dude with attitude

Least Favorite Figure: robot with big guns

Pleasant Surprise: Bulldog options!

 

Dreadmere

Once again, top notch for the Bones Black material. I already have a significant number of these minis in metal, but with everything else in the set, and the conversion potential, again well worth it. There’s some delightful characters in this themed set, from the turtle and alligator buddies to the various townsfolk. The monsters are creative, and well sculpted. The pack tortoise was a bit of a problem. The pack was miscast/warped. I’m going to attempt to get it into shape, but if not, I’ll have to ask for a replacement bit. 

 

Favorite Figure: Hard to pick, but the brain one is just a great sculpt

Least Favorite Figure: Guards - they’re okay, just kinda cartoonish. 

Pleasant Surprise: The herbalist came out way better than I expected. 

 

Darkreach

Another mix of old and new minis, but not a single figure I had in my collection. There’s a nice mix of underdark monsters, fungal creatures, and humanoids, perfect for an underdark campaign. I’m gonna need more of the little rock gnome/goblin dudes. I really like the new dark elf sculpts too. Such crisp detailing. 

 

Favorite Figure: Gloom Stalker and Burrowing Behemoth 

Least Favorite Figure: Dark elf queen on the throne? This is a great set and hard to pick a mini I don’t like

Pleasant Surprise: Stone Lurker has a lot more personality than I was expecting! 

 

Lost Valley

Dinosaurs and Cavemen! This was an interesting set that broke with my expectations. First, most noticeable was the Mumluk. He’s twice as big as I was expecting. Based on the graphic, I thought he’d be between 2.5” - 3” tall, in line with the various avatar minis from Bones 3. Instead he’s big enough to be going toe to toe with just about any of Reaper’s dragons. 

On the flip side, the long house was smaller than I expected. Still a nice sculpt, but…

Casting /Sculpt quality was a little off on the Raptors. Not terrible, but softer than I was expecting, especially given the quality of everything else so far. They were also a tiny bit bigger than I thought they’d be. Maybe scaled down by 1/3 the detail would look less soft? 

 

Favorite Figure: Jade Fire Tribe

Least Favorite Figure: Mumluk - Probably gonna turn him into a terrain piece. 

Pleasant Surprise: the Clubtail is both a solid sculpt and a SOLID mini! You could really hurt someone with it… 

 

Fan Favorites

This hodgepodge of a set suffers from a lack of a theme, and works best as a complement to the other expansions. The flail snail, dark dwarves, demon toads, and beetle all fit in with Darkreach, the mimic bed, undead shark, bog skeletons, Izzy, skeletal ogre, and tidal lurker all fit in with Dreadmere, and the mammoth and penguins in with Lost Valley. Then there’s the portal… which is even better than was promised! 

 

Favorite Figure: Tidal Lurker and Ogre skeleton

Least Favorite: Demon toads. They just don’t do it for me. 

Pleasant Surprise: Isobael and her dog. 

Unpleasant Surprise: Cavalry… Clearly this is still an area that Bones doesn’t handle super well… 

 

Core Set

Unlike the expansions, the core set was made from traditional Bones material, and after spending all the time I did with Bones Black these feel…. rubbery. They’re also largely not assembled, and since they store better that way, I didn’t glue anything together. I did dry fit a few things to make sure that I had all the bits, but, as compared to the other sets, inventorying this one felt more like a chore. 

 

Favorite Figure: Duelist 161 

Least Favorite: Greybeard wizards… 5 old style classic robe and pointy hat type wizards was 4 too many. Old wizard and apprentice plus a coven of 3 witches would have been a better use of those slots. 

Pleasant Surprise: The dragonman has a sprue of hands to choose from! 

 

Add Ons

 

Baba Yaga’s Hut is a SOLID hunk of plastic. I’d planned on and expected it to have removable legs, but apparently that wasn’t to be. Due to issues at the factory, it was determined that the legs needed to be attached. I’m probably going to cut them off. I might still try to make it so I can add them back on later, but it’ll be much more of a project than I was planning on. The giblet will be used elsewhere. 

 

Barge of the Dead

Not as solid as the hut, but BIG and so many parts. I love the ghosts and Charon that comes with it. Not sure when I’ll be able to build and display it. The sucker needs a mantlepiece to sail around. 

 

Fantasy Scenics & Statues

The astrolabe is gonna need some work to assemble. It’s also a little bigger than I was expecting. I wonder if there was a scaling issue with it? 

The ruins, well, summoning circle, etc. are all solid bits and will see a lot of use, as will the statues. 

 

Dinosaurs

I got both the tric and the carnosaur and they’re both great. The back plate for the carnosaur is kinda weird, and will need some greenstuff, but that’s totally doable. 

 

Wraiths

The Nine… sorry, what? Six… the Six are out ring shopping, and wearing their sunday best. Fantastic set, and one of the first things I added on. No regrets, only a wish that there were 3 more… plus some mounted versions… 

 

Tree

Love it. Not sure what I’ll do with the spare torture victim. Hope the buzzards will be available separately. 

 

Rulers of Hell

Their wings are thicker than I was expecting, but they’re gonna be great additions to the demonic legions. 

 

King of the Jungle

Solid mini. The bottom of the throne suggests that there should be a base that goes with it… He’ll go well with the Mumlak as a terrain piece. 

 

And that’s my review! 

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Made an account (after lurking this thread specifically for weeks) just to say I've got a tracking # & shipping email in the UK :) My tracking number doesn't 'work' yet, and it doesn't look like DPD like Nimphona's.

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@Nimphona27 I don't doubt your stuff has been send, I meant maybe they sent a more limited number of orders out today, and will pick up the pace tomorrow. I hope it won't be as slow as Bones 3 fulfillment, where the UK warehouse took ages to send everything out.

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2 minutes ago, Ace Jon said:

Made an account (after lurking this thread specifically for weeks) just to say I've got a tracking # & shipping email in the UK :) My tracking number doesn't 'work' yet, and it doesn't look like DPD like Nimphona's.

yeah my UPS link doesn't work on the PM, but my email says DPD all very odd... as long as it arrives i am not fussed lmao... depends who is the local courier i guess :) glad someone else has received a shipping notice though... PHEW :D

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1 minute ago, Nimphona27 said:

yeah my UPS link doesn't work on the PM, but my email says DPD all very odd... as long as it arrives i am not fussed lmao... depends who is the local courier i guess :) glad someone else has received a shipping notice though... PHEW :D

Same for me with the UPS PM link, my email link is to EasyPost (never heard of them...) which currently says 'No Estimated Delivery Date'.

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11 minutes ago, Ace Jon said:

Made an account (after lurking this thread specifically for weeks) just to say I've got a tracking # & shipping email in the UK :) My tracking number doesn't 'work' yet, and it doesn't look like DPD like Nimphona's.

 

Welcome to the forum!  May your Bones arrived before Beagle's.  :;):

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