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28 minutes ago, Crowley said:

They did say that some things weren't yet set on what size they'd be, and that the serpent/asian dragon shown was bigger than they expect the production mini to be. I think they're trying to avoid an Argent situation. 

 

Sorry to ask, but what was the "Argent situation"?

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55 minutes ago, Sanael said:

This. I think Reaper is doing an excellent job this time around of providing enough "new and useful" to keep old hands interested (even if not necessarily pledging as much, but *interested*), while really playing a very solid "so you're a newcomer" game that will attract more new hobbyists and expand the market. Miniatures can't cater to "people who used Testors Enamels to paint their Grenadier figures in order to play Chainmail*" forever. New blood!

 

*Hyperbole. That market hasn't been alone in this hobby for a looong time.

 

 

True. "Thanks" for pointing that out to those of us still running 3.5.... I'm not old, I'm "vintage!" (I'm not even that vintage, truthfully...)

 

(Although I'm not sad about the catoblepas' size. If I really want it on a 3" base, it's not too small to fill it.)

Watch it! Some of us are those Testor's veterans! Keep it up and I will hit you with my walker! Come close so I can get a good swing! 

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44 minutes ago, Cranky Dog said:

Better yet:

 

Combine the war mammoth with the catoblepas, and you get a War Snuffleupoblepas! [Bones Mashup at its best.]

Holding a Tickle me Elmo to beat someone to death with!

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6 minutes ago, Picheth said:

 

Sorry to ask, but what was the "Argent situation"?

they shrunk argent, i think due to the unexpected cost due to the wing size, but didnt mention it on any of the streams, or early enough if anyone wanted to a refund on it, etc so no one knew, but the argents that were shown on the streams were the larger versions from the resin SLA print.

 

@Darsc Zacal   slightly is subjective -  argent ended up being about 30% smaller.  (instead of 12 inches with base, its around 8-9). thats quite big IMHO

 

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3 minutes ago, Picheth said:

 

Sorry to ask, but what was the "Argent situation"?

 

During production for Bones IV, it became apparent that the announced size for Argent would not be something that Reaper could produce. Their choices were to either reduce the size or cancel the figure and refund the money pledged for it. They chose the former (which I'm personally glad about) but did not communicate the decision well at all. This resulted in some disturbance in the force ... maybe as much as a few dozen voices crying out in terror.

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6 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

During production for Bones IV, it became apparent that the announced size for Argent would not be something that Reaper could produce. Their choices were to either reduce the size or cancel the figure and refund the money pledged for it. They chose the former (which I'm personally glad about) but did not communicate the decision well at all. This resulted in some disturbance in the force ... maybe as much as a few dozen voices crying out in terror.

I think most people were happy they got their dragon, even if in reduced size.  It is far from a perfect model, though, even at the reduced size.

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1 hour ago, Sanael said:

Miniatures can't cater to "people who used Testors Enamels to paint their Grenadier figures in order to play Chainmail*" forever.

 

Yeah! We need more stuff for people who used Humbrol enamels to paint Minifigs figures for WRG Ancients 5th ed. and Column, Line, and Slaughter Square!

 

Wait, what?

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Does anyone know if it is still a common problem to be unable to pledge? I've tried repeatedly yesterday and on and off today without any success. I've tried with different browsers, different operating systems and different reward tiers, still no luck. Am I alone in this or are there more?

 

(I would post this on the kickstarter page but only backers can comment....)

 

(I have reached out to kickstarter and their initial reply has been (to paraphrase) "try again")

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Just now, Serenity said:

I think most people were happy they got their dragon, even if in reduced size.  It is far from a perfect model, though, even at the reduced size.

and it is cool i guess.  but again its subjective.

 

for me, argent (my planned Bahamut) was the main model i wanted in bones 4.  But shrinking it, for me drastically did affect its impact.  Now a lot of that is due to the other models i have.  FOr others, if you put argent beside maaldrakar, it is quite apparent the size difference, which does look  a bit strange IMHO.

 

But again, cause for me, it was my main wanted model, the impact of shrinking it was worse than for others where some ppl just like to know either way.  

 

Would i have still got it? yeah.  now for me, the head is goign to be resculpted to use  as a silver dragon.

 

Sanjay

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3 minutes ago, Patrik Strom said:

Does anyone know if it is still a common problem to be unable to pledge? I've tried repeatedly yesterday and on and off today without any success. I've tried with different browsers, different operating systems and different reward tiers, still no luck. Am I alone in this or are there more?

 

(I would post this on the kickstarter page but only backers can comment....)

 

(I have reached out to kickstarter and their initial reply has been (to paraphrase) "try again")

 

What browser are you using?  This is a known issue with Microsoft Edge and IE.  Chrome works with KS fine.

 

Edit: Sorry, my eye jumped on the different browsers thing. 

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2 minutes ago, Patrik Strom said:

Does anyone know if it is still a common problem to be unable to pledge? I've tried repeatedly yesterday and on and off today without any success. I've tried with different browsers, different operating systems and different reward tiers, still no luck. Am I alone in this or are there more?

 

(I would post this on the kickstarter page but only backers can comment....)

 

(I have reached out to kickstarter and their initial reply has been (to paraphrase) "try again")

I was able to get on with Mozilla Firefox without problem yesterday, evidently some systems are having more problems than others.

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14 minutes ago, Darsc Zacal said:

It became slightly smaller than originally planned.

 

Still a big mini though.

 

don't forget hsi detail. He has very soft details, and over all looks unfinished to me.

I regret pledging for him, because in his current state, i have no desire to paint him. he's still in his box, while most of my bones 4 minis i bought are now painted. I just have no enthusiasm for painting him. I don't mind his size decrease as much as i lament the fact he is very poorly detailed compared to other big minis that Reaper has done

 

his wings in particular are just huge swaths of un-textured plastic with the occasional vein here and there stuck on

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New Backers This Hour - 80

Gain in last Hour - $11,269

Current Average Pledge - $116.45

Average Hourly Backers Today - 78.8

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Average Hourly Pledges 24 Hours - $23,305

Hours to next goal based on gains this hour - 1.6

Hours to next goal based on 24h Avg - 2.1

 

Current Total Pledges - $1,241,802

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