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2 minutes ago, Inarah said:

 

I think the issue is whether or not the Bones version will have the crisp detail that the resin does.  I know Reaper thinks Bones is just as good and their house painters can do a marvelous job with them, but I have handled some that look like they were cast in marshmallow and not plastic.

 

Oh, that's fair. Some of the basic Bones, especially from Bones I were really soft on detail.

 

Currently really looking forward to getting the Shadows of Ravenhome and the vampire brides that come with it.

 

Also, Kalanzar the Wicked. He'll probably be one of the first things I paint up. I need an ancient red dragon on my shelf, and that sculpt is my favorite. :wub:

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something i drew many many many years ago   seems fitting

I totally agree with you in that those particular exaggerations are not very realistic in function. This was a challenging character/figure to create because I wanted her to read as feminine but als

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On 7/22/2020 at 12:54 PM, Disciple of Sakura said:

I do this often. I got a second set of villagers in Bones 4, and swapped heads and/or arms on the second set so that no two are identical. I got 2 sets of the dire critters, and gave one set drastically different bases and/or paint schemes, as well as with the wyverns, beast skeletons, griffons, etc. I hate identical duplicates, because it's easier to track multiple models in an encounter if there's some way to differentiate them.

 

I totally solves this with a KS that had small numbers with blue-tac on that back. They look like fezzes on the minis thou, if you stick em on their head. Included was a small quantity of X ones as well. I use those for boss figures. WIth our current gaming situation at the FLGS (when we are going) this is perfect for the web camera or for people that can see the map/figures. We observe social distancing rules when we game, so everyone is spaced out in a room with me pretty much in the middle.

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56 minutes ago, Crowley said:

 

Currently really looking forward to getting the Shadows of Ravenhome and the vampire brides that come with it.

 

Also, Kalanzar the Wicked. He'll probably be one of the first things I paint up. I need an ancient red dragon on my shelf, and that sculpt is my favorite. :wub:

 

 

 

I'm looking forward to the Sea Giant from Dark Depths. He's got so much character and fun details.  I'm getting two Dark Depths expansions for unit building purposes, so I think I might cut one of the Sea Giants in half to make it a waterline figure.

 

Also looking forward to doing up a unit Merfolk, and the Brine Goblins... those Goblins look like they'll be a ton of fun to paint.

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2 hours ago, Inarah said:

 

Brilliant! I need to do this. I have multiple sets of villagers in metal and bones. 

 

 

I think the issue is whether or not the Bones version will have the crisp detail that the resin does.  I know Reaper thinks Bones is just as good and their house painters can do a marvelous job with them, but I have handled some that look like they were cast in marshmallow and not plastic. 

 

 

That's pretty much my worry, and why there's a preference for Bones Black for such - the knowledge that the details will be crisper due to the material itself.

 

As for busts, I originally wanted to pick them up because I was one of the voices that wouldn't shut up about busts (I really did want some cheaper but good "entry" ones from Reaper), but none of them truly grab my attention - then again, the ones that keep grabbing my attention are €45 or more (Tiger Soldier from LuxUmbra comes to mind, as does like half of Legendarion's set), so such is not exactly a fair comparison. 

 

But yeah, a Sophie bust would be icing on the cake, to say the least, especially a nice pirate Sophie! 

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1 hour ago, Chris Palmer said:

I'm looking forward to the Sea Giant from Dark Depths. He's got so much character and fun details.  I'm getting two Dark Depths expansions for unit building purposes, so I think I might cut one of the Sea Giants in half to make it a waterline figure.

 

Also looking forward to doing up a unit Merfolk, and the Brine Goblins... those Goblins look like they'll be a ton of fun to paint.

There just wasn't enough in the Dark Depths set that I wanted, but those brine goblins... I'll definitely be getting them later!

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10 hours ago, redambrosia said:

I’m still salty that they didn’t do a Sophie bust. It makes no sense!

Agreed.  I KNOW Ron said that Talin got him concept art right around the time the KS ended for a Sophie, but as far as I know we've never seen it or anything else to let us know that this isn't going to be the first bones kickstarter without a Sophie.... :down:

Bones 1 was Sophie on the bike (I think she was metal though, not bones, but part of the KS.  Also not re-released with the rest of the Sophies), Bones 2 was Trollslayer Sophie, Bones 3 was Sophie the Sage, Bones 4 was Innkeeper Sophie (haven't seen her released in bones yet?)

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4 hours ago, Cygnwulf said:

Agreed.  I KNOW Ron said that Talin got him concept art right around the time the KS ended for a Sophie, but as far as I know we've never seen it or anything else to let us know that this isn't going to be the first bones kickstarter without a Sophie.... :down:

Bones 1 was Sophie on the bike (I think she was metal though, not bones, but part of the KS.  Also not re-released with the rest of the Sophies), Bones 2 was Trollslayer Sophie, Bones 3 was Sophie the Sage, Bones 4 was Innkeeper Sophie (haven't seen her released in bones yet?)

Bones 1 Sophie is a nightmare to put together, probably why they didn’t release her. Everyone hates it. 
 

I woulda done the art for a Sophie bust before the KS even happened. Of course, I’ve wanted them to do a Sophie bust for a long time. :shrug:

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17 hours ago, SamuraiJack said:

I wish they would re-do the Bones 3 librarian sophie.. it didnt translate well into regular bones, and probably should be scaled up some

Maybe when they do a Bones 6, they’ll do an add on which would include the previous Sophie’s re-done for Bones Black, including the biker one and then they could also throw in a pirate Sophie bust. That’d be a very popular add-on, I imagine. 

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5 minutes ago, ttuckerman said:

How many times have we heard that?

Exactly. 
I know some people buy lots of duplicates as they have previously indicated in posts, but you’ll notice that much of the same type of stuff keeps coming up as each KS unfolds. So if you just paint what you’ve got and wait, other minis will come along to fill out your variety. 

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34 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:
47 minutes ago, ttuckerman said:

How many times have we heard that?

 

5 times so far!!! ::P:

 

 

After Bones 4 was delivered, before Bones 5 launched,  I thought to myself that I have so many Bones now, I'll only pick and choose a few things from Bones 5 this time...   Several hundred dollars later invested in 5, and I'm thinking that surely after I get Bones 5 in my hands there will be very little that Bones 6 can have that I would need so I'll just be able to pick and choose...  And I laugh and laugh at the joke... :lol:::P:

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