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1 hour ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Keep an eye out on the PM, there will be some extra stuff added they said.

 

 

My first thought as well.  There was a fair bit of, "maybe in the pledge manager," talk.  

 

I'm actually more interested in the fan favorites this time around, that balding rogue is really cool and the mephits, cockatrices, etc, are quite useful.  

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7 minutes ago, LittleBluberry said:

 

I’m actually more interested in the fan favorites this time around, that balding rogue is really cool and the mephits, cockatrices, etc, are quite useful.  


I like the rogue, the landsknecht lady, the cockatrice mini-encounter, and the wildfolk in particular. Guess we’ll see if it grows on me over time as the pledge manager remains open...

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Well. I just added up what I plan on getting from this KS while the PM is open. If I get everything on my want/maybe lists we're talking $1151. After I deduct what I've already committed during the last month and add in an estimated shipping fee then I should be able to add around $20 every couple of weeks to get everything. Provided we get a year of the PM being open that is. 

 

Thing is, my wife has been encouraging me to open a little storefront on Etsy to offload some of the 1000 or so figures I have painted up. Now I personally don't think the quality of my paint jobs is good enough that folks would actually buy them. But if I'm wrong, and some of these sell, then she is telling me I should just get 2 of everything I want to paint so I can sell some stuff. We shall see. This could go from being merely expensive to ridiculous.

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i wish i liked more in Fan Favorites, but i cannot justify it's price right now

 

since all i like are the very small things, like the axoloti, the spikeshell, the cockatrice encounter, mephits and the chicken swarm

 

 

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1 hour ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Keep an eye out on the PM, there will be some extra stuff added they said.

 

hopefully some of the stuff we didnt reach but they think will sell even at a slightly higher PM cost.

 

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13 minutes ago, Rob Dean said:


I like the rogue, the landsknecht lady, the cockatrice mini-encounter, and the wildfolk in particular. Guess we’ll see if it grows on me over time as the pledge manager remains open...

I think the Fan Favorites was pretty great.  I'll add another 50.00 to my pledge sometime in the near future to get it as well.  I finally bit the bullet and pledged some money to get some of these figures.  I got selected pieces out of the core set, then expansion sets and Sirens and Succubae. The quality of Bones Black seems so much nicer on the smaller pieces than originally the Bones stuff that I feel a lot more comfortable in buying them, plus I've been able to paint now some Bones Black and the quality is really pretty good!

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11 minutes ago, Thoramel said:

Well. I just added up what I plan on getting from this KS while the PM is open. If I get everything on my want/maybe lists we're talking $1151. After I deduct what I've already committed during the last month and add in an estimated shipping fee then I should be able to add around $20 every couple of weeks to get everything. Provided we get a year of the PM being open that is. 

 

Thing is, my wife has been encouraging me to open a little storefront on Etsy to offload some of the 1000 or so figures I have painted up. Now I personally don't think the quality of my paint jobs is good enough that folks would actually buy them. But if I'm wrong, and some of these sell, then she is telling me I should just get 2 of everything I want to paint so I can sell some stuff. We shall see. This could go from being merely expensive to ridiculous.

 

If you need or want to sell some minis, great. I'll warn you of two things from my experience (yours might well be different):

  • When I get rid of a mini, I'm immediately a bit sad. It's a piece of art that I put effort into and I never feel like it was a good choice. And I've heard much the same from many other hobby painters.
  • Painting for intentional sale is a job, not really a hobby. Again, if that's what you want or need, great, but having painting as a job can also make painting as a hobby much less fun.

As I say, your experience might be very different, so this is just a warning of what my experience has been.

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6 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

If you need or want to sell some minis, great. I'll warn you of two things from my experience (yours might well be different):

  • When I get rid of a mini, I'm immediately a bit sad. It's a piece of art that I put effort into and I never feel like it was a good choice. And I've heard much the same from many other hobby painters.
  • Painting for intentional sale is a job, not really a hobby. Again, if that's what you want or need, great, but having painting as a job can also make painting as a hobby much less fun.

As I say, your experience might be very different, so this is just a warning of what my experience has been.

For the little bit of commission painting I've done, if I go into it knowing that I'm going to be selling it, then I'm okay, but I have had separation anxiety a tad when I have somebody wanting to buy a figure from me that I hadn't anticipated selling.  This is when I usually give a ridiculously high figure (which in reality isn't so ridiculous when you think of the 10-15 hours that goes into painting something) and that either discourages them or they say yes.  This was how I was actually this time able to afford to pledge into Kickstarter!

 

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1 hour ago, Sirithiliel said:

 

see we need to get our forum personas all sketched up and plastered all over reaper forums! gotta get them in view!

Already have mine in several pics, and nope, not linking or showing any of them. ::P:

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1 hour ago, Sirithiliel said:

I wouldn't consider freebies either, that's not real retail releases. That's spend $40 to get one, then they're gone until they actually get released to retail

 

Both the Dark Dwarf Pounder & the Maggotcrown Ogre Juggernaut are in the Reaper on-line store right now. You could make an order composed entirely of Dark Dwarf Pounders & Maggotcrown Ogre Juggernauts... And get a free MOJ on top of it. 

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Reaper, not Eeaper, you stupid phone...
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1 hour ago, PaganMegan said:

I want cheap.

 

I want plastic.

 

And I DON'T want trees or stalagmites.

 

If I am buying stirges it will be Otherworlds, which at least don't have trees and stalagmites attached to them.

 

Since Reaper isn't making them, I hope WizKids does.

 

What about on wisps of air? if they were done in translucent? I just *hate* the rod up the broccoli thing.

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13 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

If you need or want to sell some minis, great. I'll warn you of two things from my experience (yours might well be different):

  • When I get rid of a mini, I'm immediately a bit sad. It's a piece of art that I put effort into and I never feel like it was a good choice. And I've heard much the same from many other hobby painters.
  • Painting for intentional sale is a job, not really a hobby. Again, if that's what you want or need, great, but having painting as a job can also make painting as a hobby much less fun.

As I say, your experience might be very different, so this is just a warning of what my experience has been.

 

Thanks for the advice. Those are both real concerns of mine. On the one hand, I really have no financial need to sell this stuff. And it really is a hobby I participate in to relax. So all the selling stuff could be stressful. On the other hand I'm running out of storage space. And some of these figures haven't seen the light of day in years.

 

I'll likely give it a try between now and bones 5 delivery. Who knows, maybe I'll get a kick out of it. 

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14 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

If you need or want to sell some minis, great. I'll warn you of two things from my experience (yours might well be different):

  • When I get rid of a mini, I'm immediately a bit sad. It's a piece of art that I put effort into and I never feel like it was a good choice. And I've heard much the same from many other hobby painters.
  • Painting for intentional sale is a job, not really a hobby. Again, if that's what you want or need, great, but having painting as a job can also make painting as a hobby much less fun.

As I say, your experience might be very different, so this is just a warning of what my experience has been.

 

outside of when i used to do commissions, i ended up selling my 50% painted lizardmen army (about 3k painted, 3k unpainted) for warhammer. just kept a models i liked. 

 

also, i sell models if they get replaced with something better, since the painted models helps fund the newer one. for example: i painted the metal reaper griffon many years ago.  I ended up getting the CMON limited resin one, which IMHO is a much nicer, finer sculpt.  I sold the reaper one to help cover some of the cost of the resin one. (and i ended up covering almost all of it).

 

i can be sad, but it depends on situation. if i'm selling to 'upgrade' in my mind, its not an issue. if selling cause you have a rare expense and need the cash, thats' a different story.

 

Sanjay

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1 hour ago, AuralEntropy said:

 

  • If you see any errors, or note discrepancies in sizes I have assigned minis for each set, please let me know.

 

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How are you getting a count of 159 mini's in the Core set?  I and someone else here in the thread both only came up with 152...

 

Unless you are counting each individual die in Sophie's Lucky Dice set as its own miniature? I'm betting that's what you did, but I just want to confirm. 

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15 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:
On 11/3/2019 at 9:43 AM, TGP said:

 

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Great idea, thanks. I put your art in my reference file. I think it will actually solve an issue I’m having and meet one of Ron’s requirements in that the maid is supposed to be a bit tongue in cheek, like a Bigmouth Billy Bass. I’ll run it past Ron. 

 

I am glad it helped. Was the issue figuring out a way to avoid undercut zones on the Mermaid?

 

If you and Ron decide to be super-awesome you could include three or four different optional planks. Each could have differently shaped ends, such as:

~snapped off, ragged, and splintered 

~diagonal chamfered

~elliptical ends like the ones I sketched

or

~authentic Big Billy Bass shaped, which was apparently circular scallop cuts out of each corner. (I really thought it was the elliptical ends... :unsure: ...good thing I did not make any wagers on that point.)

 

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For our Euro, NZ, or Brit friends who might not know about Big Billy Bass...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WC6EbRQmJ0

Bill's rendition of Take Me To The River> about a 45 second clip.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RHZEzVUBPk

The Talking Heads doing their perhaps more familiar version of the song> 4:53 seconds

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