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 Pacific wrote:
I've also noticed that the ref is included in the standard box, don't know if that was the plan all along?


First stretch goal was to add the Ref to every copy of the game

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 Pacific wrote:
I've also noticed that the ref is included in the standard box, don't know if that was the plan all along?


Yep, as indicated in the first Dreadball update (though obviously I had to go looking to confirm that as it was months ago).:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1744629938/dreadball-the-futuristic-sports-game/posts/294684

She’s a real beauty of a figure and if we pass through this goal, we’ll add the Ref to every copy of DreadBall – The Futuristic Sports Game, ever (yes that means even non-Kickstarter sets!)


It's one of the product enhancements that the KS backers made possible for everyone.
   
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 Baragash wrote:
 Pacific wrote:
I've also noticed that the ref is included in the standard box, don't know if that was the plan all along?


First stretch goal was to add the Ref to every copy of the game


Yup the KS put the restic Ref in the box

(although it sounds like they cast a lot of metal ones so they would have probably been the 'pre/early order' bonus for shop buyers who now get wildcard instead)


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I like, but the feet seem to work a bit odd with the Mantic base

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Fairly certain that whoever put the sculpt on to the base was unaware that the toes are supposed to be touching the ground, not the heels.

It's quite clearly falling backwards when it isn't supposed to be.
   
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Aside from SS's comments, it looks a wee bit static to me. Probably a joy to repose though; all those thin bits bend/twist just fine with some judicious application of heat and only the arms might give a little trouble (but even those are relatively easy to chop up and just sculpt parts of back on ).
   
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You know when you hear someone talk with a scratchy voice and you feel the need to cough? Or when you see someone hurt their arm, so you need to stretch and flex your own arm?

That Judwan just saw Wildcard's go-go boots.

   
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 scarletsquig wrote:
^ That's an interesting couple of blog posts there. I didn't realise that almost none of these wargaming Kickstarters are hitting their shipping dates on time, and that out of those that do have problems, the majority don't even bother with regular updates. Makes me kinda glad I haven't gone too nuts with buying into all of them. Going to keep ignoring them next year and just save up for the Warpath KS (either April or June next year).

I'm really glad Mantic are the only one on your list that you're happy with, their customer service and good attitude is one of the things I've always tried to highlight, but it hasn't been until the kickstarter craze took off that people have seen just how dedicated they actually are at coping with high demand and tons of pressure. The reaction to things going wrong is definitely really important, as you say, it only takes 5 minutes to post a KS update to let people know what's been going on in the warehouse that week or what the latest word from the printers is.

As a counter to my earlier comment, this is probably an example of one of the good things about having a businessman (Ronnie) running the company rather than an artist. Stuff gets done, and it gets done on schedule.

Oh, and they've moved out of their old offices that got completely flooded a couple of Decembers ago (there weren't any order delays as a result of that back then either :p) , so the flooding across the UK at the moment won't slow things down either.
I hear Impact! are pretty good with Kickstarter too, they've built up a good customer base with about 5 different kickstarters that haven't ran into any problems.


As you've said here, their willingness to step up has shone through here. I'm also pretty happy with Mongoose, I just haven't written their post up yet, as I'm doing them sequentially in order of backing. (and I don't get to do much during the week anymore.. need the weekend before I can really think). With others, I'm sure I'll be happy with the product when it finally arrives - but I might not ever go in for another KS from them again either.

I'm sure there'll be more KS I go in for next year, but I won't be in anywhere nearl the way I was this year, when it was new and shiny, and I was yet to be disappointed by almost all of them and their projected shipping dates...

   
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...That will positively need a hex base to stay upright
   
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Two steps forward, two steps back. But am I talking about Mantic or Nightshade?

   
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looks pretty much exactly like the concept art


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Well i'll say I dislike the GW style giant shoulder pads that block side vision, but that's a style thing

The face is interesting, but comes off more as a muzzle than a humanoid jaw, again a style thing

but the feet are just plain bad : the heel on the raised foot is the same as the heel on the planted foot. And the armour 'scale' on the top of the foot is just as bad, the just arn't the same size

 
   
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Riquende wrote:


Nightshade (the Warpath universe's first Asterian model)




Two steps forward, two steps back. But am I talking about Mantic or Nightshade?


Wha? That model looks pretty nice. Yes, it'll need a hex base, but it's very action-oriented. I happen to quite like it. More than the recently shown Judwan model.

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I quite like him as well. The action pose works for me and it is very true to the artwork. Pretty good job overall!

   
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i think the miniatures look great, its just they keep getting poor angles on the pictures.

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Maybe it's a poor angle, but he really looks like he's dancing, Ted Stryker style. If he was leaning forward more, it would look exciting, but as is, it reminds me of Gary Larsson's dancing cows.

Then again, if he was photographed from the "front", the pose might look very dynamic. Hmmm.... The more I think about it, the more it does just look like a bad angle. A really, really bad angle.

   
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Come on man, that was totally not a justified use of the Picard face-palm! There are rules for this kind of thing

Think he looks OK, bit of an action pose and looks like he is about to throw something Tron/discus style.

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 Pacific wrote:
Come on man, that was totally not a justified use of the Picard face-palm! There are rules for this kind of thing

Think he looks OK, bit of an action pose and looks like he is about to throw something Tron/discus style.

Agreed

Not a huge fan of the pose, but these 2 sculpts aren't terrible. My fave is still John Doe... can't wait for the Nameless!

My local group is doing a Bloodbowl league soon- I'd rather try Dreadball, but my Nameless won't be coming for a long time.
   
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I really like that mini, and I think the pose is a very natural athletic crouch that you would see in a "sport" such as DreadBall.
   
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Mantic's first ever digital sculpts, an interesting development:

   
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Whoa, I rather like them.

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There pretty cool, I like!
   
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Yep I like it it makes sense for the Robot team you only really have to digitally sculpt 1 then you manipulate the pose and the details to get multiple versions - they are all Jacks if I recall so no need to bulk them up for Guards or stream line them for Strikers.

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Looks cool,

hope they're able to carry to look through to the finished models

 
   
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SoCal

I may have to buy that team, too. Very nice work.

   
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Found a better pic:

   
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Sweet robots! Will be hard to use for Bloodbowl but I'm hoping folks around here get bitten by the Dreadball bug, in time.
   
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i think they're in different stages of transformations the shoulder pad on that third one is much bulkier and covers the gear edges on the one of the left that aren't present on the one is the middle. jack - striker - guard? wonder if firewall will be done the same way.
   
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 scarletsquig wrote:
Mantic's first ever digital sculpts, an interesting development:



Everybody Dance Now!


In other news, my copies arrived today. Checked one out properly, the miniatures are tiny! Even the dwarves who look all bulked-up Warmahordes style, just aren't. Will check the other one properly for the extras later, but I think at this stage all the exra MVPs are the ones everyone gets, not the purchased ones, yeah?

Also, they forgot to include my MDF pitch (though it's listed on my invoice!) Not in the boxes they shipped in, not under the tray inserts... I rang them and they're sorting it out for me, so while I doubt it'll be here by Christmas, it should be not too long afterwards. Gonna make myself a steel SpeedBall pitch!


   
 
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