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The figures I can identify in the new pictures are all stretch goals.  I can't quite match the middle one with any of the concept art.

 

Edit: Maybe that's the male dwarven fighter from the Heroes of the Iron Hills set.

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20 minutes ago, Xiwo Xerase said:

The figures I can identify in the new pictures are all stretch goals.  I can't quite match the middle one with any of the concept art.

 

Edit: Maybe that's the male dwarven fighter from the Heroes of the Iron Hills set.


For sure:

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So an update. From Petra. Reading between the lines it seems Mike doesn’t like doing updates.

 

25 of the traditionally sculpted minis have masters made. The masters for the rest are currently being worked on.

 

The printed masters of the digitally created minis, appear to have been lost in the mail enroute to the caster.

At worst Mike will have to reprint them and send them out to the caster again.

 

I’m really disappointed. Not in the fact that theyre coming up to 3 months delayed, that’s not unusual for kickstarters, but it isn’t the norm for Stonehaven.

 

No what disappoints me, and it’s not just Stonehaven, it’s happened with other trusted companies I’ve backed in the last year or two, is that they haven’t been up front to the backers that they were trying something new, something different from what they’ve done before, that could affect both the quality of the minis and the time frame for delivery.

 

Its a trend that is very worrisome and has affected 4 kickstarters from companies that I trusted, including Reaper. 

However Reaper is lucky in that for the most part it worked out for them and the backers. 

As for the other three projects... Not so much. 

 

And it’s become very clear that while Mike is a talented artist and sculptor, he isn’t a business man nor does he have the communication skills to run a kickstarter on his own.

 

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5 hours ago, Darsc Zacal said:

Its a trend that is very worrisome and has affected 4 kickstarters from companies that I trusted, including Reaper. 

 

Which companies?

 

I've sorta noticed this as well (eg. boardgame creators switching manufacturers).

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2 hours ago, ced1106 said:

 

Which companies?

 

I've sorta noticed this as well (eg. boardgame creators switching manufacturers).

Besides Stonehaven and Reaper, Gangfighter Games  Black Water Gulch, Jackalopes War in Christmas Village, and Mantic in general.

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While I'm happy with the figures I purchased in his last KS, I'm so glad that I didn't back this one. Thou, with the severe spike in retail prices for existing Stonehaven minis, I've come to forget Stonehaven even exists anymore.

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On 6/27/2019 at 12:39 AM, Darsc Zacal said:

So an update. From Petra. Reading between the lines it seems Mike doesn’t like doing updates.

 

25 of the traditionally sculpted minis have masters made. The masters for the rest are currently being worked on.

 

The printed masters of the digitally created minis, appear to have been lost in the mail enroute to the caster.

At worst Mike will have to reprint them and send them out to the caster again.

 

I’m really disappointed. Not in the fact that theyre coming up to 3 months delayed, that’s not unusual for kickstarters, but it isn’t the norm for Stonehaven.

 

No what disappoints me, and it’s not just Stonehaven, it’s happened with other trusted companies I’ve backed in the last year or two, is that they haven’t been up front to the backers that they were trying something new, something different from what they’ve done before, that could affect both the quality of the minis and the time frame for delivery.

 

Its a trend that is very worrisome and has affected 4 kickstarters from companies that I trusted, including Reaper. 

However Reaper is lucky in that for the most part it worked out for them and the backers. 

As for the other three projects... Not so much. 

 

And it’s become very clear that while Mike is a talented artist and sculptor, he isn’t a business man nor does he have the communication skills to run a kickstarter on his own.

 

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I'm a little confused as to why he mixed it up, he's traditional sculpting has become noticeably better. Honestly, some of the 3D sculpts I have seen have some qualities I'm not crazy about. Not exactly soft details but... soft lines? Transitions between areas? It is hard to describe. I'm not discounting them, but difference between them and traditional sculpts is noticable.

 

Anyway, I hope Stonehaven comes through in the end, I feel they will, but...

 

1 hour ago, haldir said:

While I'm happy with the figures I purchased in his last KS, I'm so glad that I didn't back this one. Thou, with the severe spike in retail prices for existing Stonehaven minis, I've come to forget Stonehaven even exists anymore.

Yeah, it makes me regret skipping on some of their Kickstarters, partly due to them coinciding with Bones KS's and partly due to just not having the funds at the time. I remember splurging to get in on this one and now well... 

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We have a new update, with some more cast examples and word of a bonus mini to make up for delays

 

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Looks like we are getting closer to shipping, with more updated shots of the masters:

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The added Human Blademaster reminds me of Olgierd von Everec from "The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone"

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I like that Mike tried to give the blademaster a sense of movement. He appears to be caught in mid stride.

I’d have to see him from more angles to tell if Mike was successful.

 

Mostly I’m just happy to see Mike attempt something other than a static pose.

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That Blademaster is a really nice freebie!

 

But it now has me curious about why he was sculpted, is there a Human Adventurer Kickstarter on the horizon?

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12 hours ago, aku-chan said:

But it now has me curious about why he was sculpted, is there a Human Adventurer Kickstarter on the horizon?

Good question.

 

If that mini is an example of Mike trying to branch out from his usual sculpting style, I’d be interested.

I really do believe this is one of his better sculpted minis.

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I only saw this tonight because Stonehaven didn’t create an update for it, they just posted in the kickstarter comments 3 days ago.

 

We just got the last 15 products yesterday. I'll be inspecting and packaging them through the next week. Then we'll be shipping them out! So excited for you guys to get these. They are seriously the best minis we've done so far!

 

I’m just glad to see the end may finally be near, well except for the however many weeks long wait for this to ship to Canada and be processed by customs.

Looking forward to finally seeing these minis in person.

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Stonehaven posted an update today that they’re starting to ship out pledges today.

Plus they’re adding a second Bonus random mystery mini 1 of 3 to make up for the delays.

 

Apparently they’re new never before seen sculpts, so I’m curious to see what Mike has been up to. 

 

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