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2 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

I went in for a dollar and am still waiting to up.

If Reaper would confirm the material of the ship and the price tag it would help.

Also when it is clear what's in the expansions I might up.

As of now, I'm waiting.

 

I am kind of in the same boat.... see what i did there? I am at $120 because I wanted Wave 1.... but not sure if I will stay in.

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9 hours ago, Inarah said:

I have just been over at another site looking at sci-fi terrain.  I think I know where my money is going this month. 

Do tell! I'm always interested in good terrain options...

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The talk about the Chronoscope Expansion?

Was it mentioned that it was an A-Ford?

Something like this?

 

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3 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

The talk about the Chronoscope Expansion?

Was it mentioned that it was an A-Ford?

Something like this?

 

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Hopefully it will be made in clear translucent Bones material so we don't have to paint the windows... 

 

 

...And come with a dino chauffeur.

 

 

...I'd also settle for green translucent so we can use it as a Scooby Doo ghost vehicle...   

 

 

... but we'll need an old caretaker in a dino mask...

 

:lol:

(Sorry just a little punchy this Friday)

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9 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

At some point I may pick up some UV hardening resin to add 'glass' to those windows.

Glad you've been getting some use out of them.  I've been using Gloss Mod Podge and a tooth pick to make the window panes.  I've also found that painting the resulting "glass" with Tamiya clears makes a pretty good looking stained glass effect. 
 

8 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

what most people would consider as Rural America but we view as just "barely out in the country", with the state Caital Complex barely 30 minutes away.

that sounds like Winterset. 

I got really discouraged about Bones 5 yesterday, and dropped my pledge down to a minimum.   The only reason I'm still in right now is the siege engines, and maybe the ship. I'm getting frustrated with Reaper's scattershot approach to Chronoscope - there are so many great ideas in that line that would be great for tabletop skirmish games, except for the fact that there is only one sculpt. One of the things that makes the Bones line great in fantasy is the inexpensive horde creatures like kobolds and goblins - but other than the NOVA Corp and IMEF, Reaper doesn't seem willing to do that for Chronoscope. 

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6 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Translucent Bones have always been more floppy, a ship like this needs to be of sturdy material or we will have drooping masts in no time.

They have stated several times that the ship will not be made from the same material as Bones or Bones Black, but rather the (ABS ?) plastic that was used for the crypt, so as to prevent warping.

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11 hours ago, Cyradis said:

 

This all depends on the shape of those darn crystals, not the color!

 

But yeah. Make them clear if they're going to be translucent material. Think they'd sell more, since then it could be whatever a person is looking for?

Nope!

 

Peoples can be DUMB!

 

A colored translucent model will sell better because the model will be prettier than a clear one.

 

Agreed on the shapes of the crystals.

 

Safer to just say it is a corundum dragon, with a wide range of colors that do not affect the stats in any way.

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1 hour ago, ironregime said:

Do tell! I'm always interested in good terrain options...

 

I'm a big fan of Hirst Arts.   Ive been eyeing the various sci-fi and spaceship molds for years.  A friend of ours likes to run Star Trek games, so I'm thinking it may be time to get back into it.  About $200 worth of molds ought to get me started. 

 

 

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8 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Just because it starts as one color of translucent does not mean that it has to stay that color.

 

True. But if it's going to stay translucent, it will be a color that can be mixed from that color. So you can push blue pretty easily to green or purple and red to orange or purple. But if you start with a secondary, it's much harder. A deep purple mini can be pushed toward something very dark, but red or blue is nearly impossible unless you're willing to go either very dark indeed or opaque.

 

8 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Judging from the recent remarks by Ron about "daily meetings" I would opine that we are very close to the point where "making it up on the fly" becomes a major part of the plan.

GEM

 

IIRC, they've had daily meetings in every project. Only the beginning of the projects is planned in detail, the rest can be moved around, added to, or removed for now.

 

4 hours ago, lexomatic said:

My translucent bones have always been firmer than regular bones. That isn't the norm?

 

There is no inherent correlation between opacity and rigidity. You can make rigid or floppy clear figures in PVC as easily as you can make rigid or floppy gray or white figures. The difference is how much opacifiier (and to a minor extent how much dye) is included in the plastic mix.

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29 minutes ago, kristof65 said:

Glad you've been getting some use out of them.  I've been using Gloss Mod Podge and a tooth pick to make the window panes.  I've also found that painting the resulting "glass" with Tamiya clears makes a pretty good looking stained glass effect. 
 

that sounds like Winterset. 

I got really discouraged about Bones 5 yesterday, and dropped my pledge down to a minimum.   The only reason I'm still in right now is the siege engines, and maybe the ship. I'm getting frustrated with Reaper's scattershot approach to Chronoscope - there are so many great ideas in that line that would be great for tabletop skirmish games, except for the fact that there is only one sculpt. One of the things that makes the Bones line great in fantasy is the inexpensive horde creatures like kobolds and goblins - but other than the NOVA Corp and IMEF, Reaper doesn't seem willing to do that for Chronoscope. 

 

I think a part of the problem is popularity. Historically, and from what I have personally seen, the clear majority of miniatures gamers are historic, followed by fantasy, followed by science fiction, with moderns bringing up the rear (my definition of "modern" is post WW2, YMMV). Having a significant part of the science fiction gamers trapped in the Grimdark Citadel of the 40,000 Warhammer Overlords does not help, either. I, and others like me, have been struggling to free them, but it is a long hard road.

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1 minute ago, Inarah said:

I'm a big fan of Hirst Arts.   Ive been eyeing the various sci-fi and spaceship molds for years.  A friend of ours likes to run Star Trek games, so I'm thinking it may be time to get back into it.  About $200 worth of molds ought to get me started. 

 

If you're willing to spend the time making bricks, the results can be amazing. I know some people pour plaster and demold bricks while they watch TV or YouTube or whatever, and manage to make thousands of parts in very reasonable amounts of time.

 

I keep looking at those molds too, but so far I haven't been willing to pop for what amounts as almost a new hobby. Really tempting, though.

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8 hours ago, Darsc Zacal said:

You’re the second forumite regular in past few hours to recommend Army Painter spray primers for Bones.

 

I have painted Bones without a primer, and with the Reaper brown liner, but I like to thin my paints in many cases and that really needs a primer with Bones, so I’m going to give Army Painter primer a try on them.

 

You can make me a third person. I prime mine with base white all the time.  No problems so far.

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3 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

If you're willing to spend the time making bricks, the results can be amazing. I know some people pour plaster and demold bricks while they watch TV or YouTube or whatever, and manage to make thousands of parts in very reasonable amounts of time.

 

I keep looking at those molds too, but so far I haven't been willing to pop for what amounts as almost a new hobby. Really tempting, though.

 

We dropped a lot of money in the years when they first came out.  I have the gothic, fieldstone, cavern, and egyptian already and can put on quite a spread when given motivation.   I did an egyptian temple complex terrain set for my Nefsokar army back when Warlord was still a thing.  

 

The learning curve can be steep, and it's messy, but yeah once you get the hang of it the process can go relatively quickly.  I was doing 2-3 pours a day of multiple molds and building on weekends. 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Inarah said:

 

We dropped a lot of money in the years when they first came out.  I have the gothic, fieldstone, cavern, and egyptian already and can put on quite a spread when given motivation.   I did an egyptian temple complex terrain set for my Nefsokar army back when Warlord was still a thing.  

 

The learning curve can be steep, and it's messy, but yeah once you get the hang of it the process can go relatively quickly.  I was doing 2-3 pours a day of multiple molds and building on weekends. 

 

 

 

Would it make sense to buy multiples of the same mold to increase throughput or is one of each a better way to go?

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