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1 hour ago, Smokestack said:

Twitch made it sound like they may only do ship in translucent... but you can always paint it if you dont want translucent... That means it will be a pass from me. Not confirmed yet, but that comment did not sound promising... 

 

that’s a pity.

 

Still, I can understand not wanting to make multiple versions of such an expensive specialty item. Even if the production cost us the same for both versions, it introduces a bunch of downstream costs.

 

Two versions means two orders at the manufacturer, two SKUs to track, two items to have to stock in the warehouse, etc.

 

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1 hour ago, Chris Palmer said:


Glad  to hear the size isn’t final. It looks way to big to me. The wheels shouldn’t be as tall as man...

Allowing for camera angle/lens distortion those look to be in the 5 foot range for wheels.

Very good for going over just the sort of rough terain that would be prepared ground around a strong point that such weapons would have been intended to breach/reduce.

This looks to me to be a good size for representing a "Heavy" Weapon of this design.

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1 hour ago, Chris Palmer said:


Glad  to hear the size isn’t final. It looks way to big to me. The wheels shouldn’t be as tall as man...

If you have Netflix, go watch the opening scene of The Outlaw King

 

Ah, YouTube has the perfect 2 minute clip:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wx8X0yDD38

 

It was real, by the way: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warwolf

 

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Warwolf at Stirling

When disassembled, the weapon would fill 30 wagons in parts. It reportedly took five master carpenters and forty-nine other labourers at least three months to complete.[1]

A contemporary account of the siege states, "During this business the king had carpenters construct a fearful engine called the loup-de-guerre [sic., War wolf], and this when it threw, brought down the whole wall."

Even before construction could be completed, Scottish soldiers offered surrender, fearing the weapon's potential to destroy the entire castle. Edward sent the truce party back inside the castle, declaring, "You do not deserve any grace, but must surrender to my will."[1] Edward decided to carry on with the siege and witness the destructive power of the weapon. The Warwolf could reportedly accurately hurl rocks weighing as much as three hundred pounds (140 kg) and level a large section of the curtain wall.

 

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44 minutes ago, ksbsnowowl said:

Does Bones Black (or I guess whatever the plastic they made the dark chapel from... they stated the ship will be the same plastic as that) take spray primer well?  I know the original bones had issues.

I've never had any problems with Krylon on Bones.

Of course, I always soak and scrub in Simple Green to make sure that all of the mold release agent is gone and I live in a dry climate [Mojave Desert] so there are no issues with humidity to deal with.

GEM

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1 hour ago, ksbsnowowl said:

 

They just showed a printed off catapult (size not finalized disclaimer):

 

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Apparently it MIGHT come with two different arms, with different ammo (?)


Im good with that size. If it was custom made for me, it might be about 10-15% smaller, but I can work with that.


Is the arm supposed to bend that far? To my highly untrained eye it looks like it’s about to fail spectacularly.

 

Am I way off base here?

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Just now, Green Eyed Monster said:

I've never had any problems with Krylon on Bones.

Of course, I always soak and scrub in Simple Green to make sure that all of the mold release agent is gone and I live in a dry climate [Mojave Desert] so there are no issues with humidity to deal with.

GEM

 

Gotta love the desert weather. My girlfriend and I always joke about the Mojave and Death Valley when we drive through Beatty.

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9 hours ago, Doug Sundseth said:

Lousy air conditioning and gets 15 day blackouts all the time, plus the water is always out. And it's so dusty. It's a real fixer-upper.

Don't forget that the decor has no atmosphere. 
 

6 hours ago, Corsair said:

I am just glad that Ron did state yesterday that there was sci-fi/Chronoscope and the car planned.

He's been saying that for a bit.  
 

1 hour ago, ksbsnowowl said:

Ron just said the Chronoscope expansion isn't even on the next map... (so not until Map 6?)


I thought he said the Chronoscope expansion isn't until later on the next map.  If it's not until Map 6, that's discouraging, because they initially started this project planning on only 5 maps. 

I'm getting really discouraged about sci-fi in Bones 5.  In Bones 2, the Chronoscope expansion was revealed before the mid way point, and the first unlock of it was on Day 19 at $1,965,00. In Bones 3, we had the Blackstar Corsairs revealed AND unlocked on day 1, and the Sledgehammer unlocked on day 12 at $1,310,000. And in Bones 4, the Chronoscope expansion was revealed on Day 2 and fully unlocked by Day 12 and 1,210,000.  And here we are at day 17 and $2,031,000 and no sci-fi in sight. 

Not going to stop me from backing, because there is stuff I want, but I was really looking forward to some new sci-fi stuff this time. 

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14 minutes ago, ksbsnowowl said:
1 hour ago, Chris Palmer said:


Glad  to hear the size isn’t final. It looks way to big to me. The wheels shouldn’t be as tall as man...

If you have Netflix, go watch the opening scene of The Outlaw King

 

Ah, YouTube has the perfect 2 minute clip:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wx8X0yDD38

 

 

Well, that was one of the biggest trebuchets ever built.  I was was just hoping the Kickstarter siege stuff would be more "normal" sized.  Especially since they all have wheels; things as big as that trebuchet (Warwolf) in the clip, weren't designed to be moved about on wheels; smaller ones were.

 

 

But I'm looking at it from a historical perspective.  I guess for Fantasy purposes it's just fine, as you can always get a few trolls or ogres to push it around. ::):

 

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3 minutes ago, Chris Palmer said:

 

 

Well, that was one of the biggest trebuchets ever built.  I was was just hoping the Kickstarter ones would be more "normal sized.  Especially since it has wheels; things as big as that trebuchet (Warwolf) in the clip, weren't designed to be moved about on wheels; smaller ones were.

 

Smaller ones in the real world had to rely on human and oxen power to move them, aim them, and crank things down. 

Militaries using this thing have access to ogres and giants and orogs and such. 

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2 hours ago, Darsc Zacal said:

This is exactly how I feel as well.

 

Including the part about being an old lead head.^_^

 

I have to admit Bones Black has helped pushed the overall Bones line up for me. I'm a metal head but with 2 weekly D&D games now, price has become more of a important issue if I don't have what I need for a upcoming game. I still can't stand floppy weapons so that will always be metal but BB does help with that.

 

Thou I will admit, lately prepainted minis have overtaken my Reaper purchases by a tad bit. Is it a trend for me, who knows. I just buy what is needed for my games.

 

I'm not sure how I feel about the Reaper ship if it's just in translucent. I've dealt with trans-plastic from Reaper but only as what they've intended them to be (ghosts, spirits, etc etc) & it works out fine. If anything, depending on the price, I might get 2 & just paint one up as a regular ship. Thou, at the FLGS last night I did pre-order the Falling Star Unpainted, so I do have a regular ship already (or will). :B):

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2 minutes ago, haldir said:

Thou I will admit, lately prepainted minis have overtaken my Reaper purchases by a tad bit. Is it a trend for me, who knows. I just buy what is needed for my games.

This has always been me.  I have thousands of dollars in PPM, mostly things I needed for the games I was running.  I only got into painting mini's 18 months ago, and life has kept me from getting very far.

11 minutes ago, ksbsnowowl said:

I may have misheard exactly what he said.  Ron was speaking from off-screen (not the best mic pick-up), and it was Twitch, so I couldn't rewind to make sure I heard it right.

Baphomet in the KS comments apparently heard it the same way I did.  Sounds like Chronoscope won't be until after Map 5.

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Just now, ksbsnowowl said:

This has always been me.  I have thousands of dollars in PPM, mostly things I needed for the games I was running.  I only got into painting mini's 18 months ago, and life has kept me from getting very far.

 

When I was just a ReaperCon DM/GM (ie my once a year chance at sitting at table for rpgs) I was stickler to get everything painted for the games. I mean, your at RCon, a Con from a mini company, you better have those minis painted!! Now, there is just not enough time for me to get paint on everything, & I've except that. That & my players don't care either way, they are just there to play the rpg. The minis are just a bonus, but are appreciated.

 

If I can make it back to RCon next year, I'll still keep to my have everything painted mantra for that Con thou. :winkthumbs:

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