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Yeah, I went a bit crazy too on this one.

Only intended to get two giants Reaper had previewed, ended up with most of the expansions and a big chunk of the core set.

   
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UK

All those miniatures look great but I really want to get my hands on the Greek themed ones, That storm giant is amazing
   
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Incorporating Wet-Blending






> All those miniatures look great but I really want to get my hands on the Greek themed ones, That storm giant is amazing

Did you already pledge? The themed sets disappeared from the webstore in about a week. AFAIK, They only put on the webstore whatever they don't sell to backers.

IIRC, The deadline to for a late pledge is 12/5 or something? See their last update (?) or info posted on the previous page.

If you don't make the deadline and buy each piece individually... don't.

Everything is easy when you expect someone else to do it. 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut





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Has Reaper ever made their earlier Bones sculpts available as 3d models for sale? Were they even done in 3d or is it typically a mix of physical and digital sculpting depending on the model? Do they still offer all five Bones kickstarters for sale or have they retired the earlier ones like they used to do in the 90's with their Dark Heaven metal line?
   
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SoCal

I’ve seen the minis from the first Kickstarter restocked at the FLGS before the Corona. However, Reaper seems to have FFG wait times between print runs, so some minis effectively disappear forever.

They have never released 3D files of their miniatures so far as I know.

   
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 warboss wrote:
Has Reaper ever made their earlier Bones sculpts available as 3d models for sale? Were they even done in 3d or is it typically a mix of physical and digital sculpting depending on the model? Do they still offer all five Bones kickstarters for sale or have they retired the earlier ones like they used to do in the 90's with their Dark Heaven metal line?


A lot of bones 1 and 2 were traditional sculpts (most of bones 1 was if I remember correctly) and digital became the norm more recently.

I believe there are only 3-4 officially retired ones that I know were announced on the reaper forums from Bones 1 as they did not cast well and had lots of rejects. I haven't been to their forums in quite some time so there could be more but it wouldn't surprise me if they were really only focusing on getting fast selling figures remade as it does take quite a while to schedule the factory time, get things cast and shipped to the US (probably a 6 month lead). They also have to make a minimum order and warehouse what doesn't get picked up quickly by retail so it really doesn't make sense to keep everything in stock.

If you're fine with metal many bones do have metal releases (which they'll cast on demand) probably due to them being things that sell, but not sell well enough to keep in bones.

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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
I’ve seen the minis from the first Kickstarter restocked at the FLGS before the Corona. However, Reaper seems to have FFG wait times between print runs, so some minis effectively disappear forever.

They have never released 3D files of their miniatures so far as I know.


Glad to hear that at least they're restocking the initial Bones minis even if it's not the best result for my case. I understand if they're still selling them phsyically that they wouldn't undercut those sales with a 3d model offering. Suprisingly, I've actually not ever seen anyone offering up pirated 3d models but admittedly I don't actually look for them either as thingiverse and cults 3d satisfy that need legally.


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 Monkeysloth wrote:

I believe there are only 3-4 officially retired ones that I know were announced on the reaper forums from Bones 1 as they did not cast well and had lots of rejects. I haven't been to their forums in quite some time so there could be more but it wouldn't surprise me if they were really only focusing on getting fast selling figures remade as it does take quite a while to schedule the factory time, get things cast and shipped to the US (probably a 6 month lead). They also have to make a minimum order and warehouse what doesn't get picked up quickly by retail so it really doesn't make sense to keep everything in stock.

If you're fine with metal many bones do have metal releases (which they'll cast on demand) probably due to them being things that sell, but not sell well enough to keep in bones.


If it's only 3-4 officially retired ones then that is impressive. I used to make sure to pick up the Reaper catalog at Gencon for a decade and it was interesting to see which models were added and which disappeared from year to year. Whether that was due to contractual/licensing reasons with the sculptor or due to slow sales it definitely happened at a faster pace. I could see them prioritizing certain faster selling sculpts from earlier releases for reprints though as you said. They do the casting now in house, right? I thought I remembered seeing her on dakka news of them moving it from China though it may have been that they do the initial casts there and then ship the moulds over and do the smaller subsequent casts in house as needed.

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Bones are made in China and I'm sure they have a minimum order so once a given model is gone it is probably gone for a good long while until the next boat from China arrives.

 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Bones are made in China and I'm sure they have a minimum order so once a given model is gone it is probably gone for a good long while until the next boat from China arrives.


I think this is what my hazy memory was referring to. It's a three year old post but apparently only about a dozen moulds made it over by that time (Bones III?) according to one of the employees (judging from the username) on the official forum.

https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/29114-made-in-china/


Reaperbryan

Posted July 18, 2017

We have about a dozen Bones model figure molds in Texas, and are going to be growing that list over time.

But that changeover will be, from a consumer perspective, slow. The general expectation is something similar to "well the KS is done so you should get ALL molds delivered, right?" and that's not what we're doing. We are moving molds quarterly based on a variety of factors, which include sales data for revolving 3, 6, and 12 month periods. So from our side, this is a continuous process, it can appear otherwise.
   
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 warboss wrote:
They do the casting now in house, right? I thought I remembered seeing her on dakka news of them moving it from China though it may have been that they do the initial casts there and then ship the moulds over and do the smaller subsequent casts in house as needed.


No, they wanted to make some in the US so they bought a machine, that they call Thomas the Tank Engine, after Bones 1 or 2 but once they realized the cost of running it they use Thomas to make bases only. The factory in china owns the molds, to prevent you from going elsewhere, and to buy them or get an engineer in the US to make a new mold would raise the price of the bones to be almost the same as metal so it wasn't worth it. One of the reasons that most plastic production is done in china is what they charge to make the molds (100k) vs in the US (3-4x that).
   
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Reaper are starting to make some minis in the USA, The Krampus mini is being made in Bones USA

https://www.reapermini.com/

This year's 2020 Reaper Christmas Sampler includes an amazing Paint Your Krampus mini-paint kit, featuring 4 bottles of Reaper MSP Paint and a classic Krampus model injected in our all-new Bones USA material! Oh, and we threw in some candy, of course.


Bones V is the only Reaper KS I've backed as I wanted 3 Arakoth the Ancients for my Forest Goblins absolute bargain at $10 each vs. a €46 Arachnarok Spider. Got a War Mammoth for a Warshrine conversion and a few wall of thorns for scatter terrain. Opted not to get the pirate ship in the end.

Speaking of bases they've mentioned doing another base KS soon.

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Nice. Glad to see them finally reaching that goal.
   
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Adrift within the vortex of my imagination.

 Overread wrote:
Reaper setup an EU hub base - in the UK.


They did do this. IIRC they now have an EU hub and are keeping the UK one as they do a massive amount of trade in the UK.




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 Gallahad wrote:
 Orlanth wrote:
Confession time, I added to my pledge for Bones V over the weekend, it was the seventh time I had done this since the pledge manager opened. A little bit here a little bit there. I ran a total, and could not believe the numbers. I have paid $889.43 on Bones V, and have not as yet bought the pirate ship and might yet do so.. Now this does add in 20% VAT for the UK so I have about $700 of stuff.

Dang dude. At least you are getting great value for your money. I think it would be fun for you to post the pile of stuff you get from a Bones Kickstarter compared to the 80 citadel miniatures you could get for the same price.


This is what I got:

$889.43
Power Up: Dragonslayers x1
Power Up: Disapproving Hand Spell Effect x1
Bones 5 Core Set x1
Extra Kobold Swarm x1
Extra Featured Creatures x1
Extra Armory x1
Extra Walls of Stone x2
Extra Walls of Thorns x2
Power Up: Demonic Legion Option x1
Power Up: Henchwomen Option x1
Option: Valfuryx the Vile, Huge Dragon x1
Option: Dragon Folk Adventurers x1
Option: Hammerfist Catapult x2
Option: Townsfolk x2
Option: Aganzarax the Foul, Huge Dragon x1
Option: Encounter - The Bridge Troll's Toll x1
Option: War Mammoth x2
Option: Deathrattle Ballista x3
Option: Goroloth x1
Option: Farflinger Trebuchet x3
Option: Shavynra the Slayer, Huge Dragon x1
Option: Encounter - The Spiders of Emrith Kul x1
Arakoth the Ancient x1
Option: Elemental Scions x1
Option: Encounter at Gallowgard x1
Dungeon Dwellers x1
Option: Ildraedis the Devourer, Huge Dragon x1
Option: Song of the Sirens x1
Option: Encounter - Charnel Pit of the Ghoul Queen x1
Option: Encounter - Shadows of Ravenhome x1
Option: Kalanzar the Wicked x1
Option: Brinewind Extras x1
Option: Henchmen and Hirelings x1
Expansion: Dark Depths x1
Power Up: Nathavarr the Ravenous, Dragon x1
Expansion Fan Favorites x1

 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
How???

Those are KDM-splurge prices!

I mean
I mean
My god, man!

...and now I’m wondering what I missed out on because obviously I should have spent more...


I wouldnt touch KDM, I think Bones is a much better deal.
Maybe you should spend more, I bought the above over time and other than the ship which I am still debating with myself over purchasing I have everything I wanted, but only recently got to that point.

I first heard of Bones during the Bones 3 campaign, I foolishly didn't buy the not-Tiamat and the Froghemoth, the Froghemoth didnt look like much on the KS page but is a hefty monster that I regret not adding to my collection, it would cost 5x the backers price now.
During Bones 4 I avoided my previous mistakes and got lots of stuff, I went the other way just as I did with Bones 5, but I was happy when it arrived. Yes, most is in my pile of shame, but The Madness does not end.

 rayphoton wrote:

You are not alone. the amount of money Ive spent on Bones KS 1-5 is....significant


I missed Bones 1&2, caught Bones 3 and was ready for Bones 4. My 'investment has roughly doubled each time.

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 DaveC wrote:


Speaking of bases they've mentioned doing another base KS soon.


Oh that's good news.

Textured bases please! Once I started getting those I never went back to plain ones!

 
   
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Teesside

I was only really planning on getting the pirate ship and some bits of terrain, but have accidentally ended up with most of a core set too.

I don't know how you folks keep up with your painting... I definitely have a fair few Bones 3 minis still in the boxes.

My painting & modelling blog: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/699224.page

Serpent King Games: Dragon Warriors Reborn!
http://serpentking.com/

 
   
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America

 Ian Sturrock wrote:
I was only really planning on getting the pirate ship and some bits of terrain, but have accidentally ended up with most of a core set too.

I don't know how you folks keep up with your painting... I definitely have a fair few Bones 3 minis still in the boxes.


HAHAHAHAHAHA keep up with my painting? oh ..your funny. None of it is painted...

-weeps-

Age Quod Agis 
   
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California the Southern

This was the first time I didn't get a core.
It wasn't like it was a bad deal, there's a lot of value there. I just have so much stuff, have gotten rid of so much stuff, and if I want to I can print an often lot of it nowadays...

Didn't stop me from hitting triple digits spending anyways. Mostly grabbed the expansion boxes.

I'll totally be cherrypicking models from the core pledge when the time comes though!

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/627383.page#7436324.html
Watch and listen to me ramble about these minis before ruining them with paint!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmCB2mWIxhYF8Q36d2Am_2A 
   
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 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
This was the first time I didn't get a core.
It wasn't like it was a bad deal, there's a lot of value there. I just have so much stuff, have gotten rid of so much stuff, and if I want to I can print an often lot of it nowadays...

Didn't stop me from hitting triple digits spending anyways. Mostly grabbed the expansion boxes.

I'll totally be cherrypicking models from the core pledge when the time comes though!


This is what I did with Bones 4. Worked quite well and saved me a bunch of money (even though some things I got quite long after bones shipped due to Reaper's release schedule). Did the same here.
   
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UK

A heads up from the latest update on the KS, Reaper are steadily removing things from the extended Pledge Manager opening time. This is basically them removing things as they cast them up to order.

From the KS update
Some of the items in the RPM are already turned off. If you did not pledge for these items, you will have to wait until these items hit your FLGS to get them. Items OFF so far are:

Option: Yokai
Option: Dragon Folk
Option: Rune Wights
Option: Demonic Temptation
Option: Yog Sothoth
Option: Henchmen
Option: Brinewind Extras
Option: Elemental Scions
Option: Encounter in the Dwarf King's Crypt
Power Up: Dragon Slayers
Power Up: Henchwomen
Power Up: Full Moon Fever
As December and January roll on, more and more items will be removed from the RPM, so get them now!

The next two items that we are turning off will be:

Option: Pirate Ship

Option: Ghost Pirate Ship (Glow in the Dark)




So in general if you want something specific better to pay sooner rather than later for it because it can and will vanish as an option at some point. Meaning you'll only be able to get it later at retail

   
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Highlord of Terra






Adrift within the vortex of my imagination.

Well that answers my question about whether I want the Demonic Temptation and Dwarf King's Crypt or not. Though I was only really considering the latter.

I finally bought the Pirate ship, about turn of the month and broke the $1000 barrier. The last maybe on my list is Brinewind Expansion, to go with the pirate ship.


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 rayphoton wrote:
 Ian Sturrock wrote:
I was only really planning on getting the pirate ship and some bits of terrain, but have accidentally ended up with most of a core set too.

I don't know how you folks keep up with your painting... I definitely have a fair few Bones 3 minis still in the boxes.


HAHAHAHAHAHA keep up with my painting? oh ..your funny. None of it is painted...

-weeps-


rayphoton weeps at his Pile of Shame.

You have only one Pile of Shame?

 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
This was the first time I didn't get a core.
It wasn't like it was a bad deal, there's a lot of value there. I just have so much stuff, have gotten rid of so much stuff, and if I want to I can print an often lot of it nowadays...

Didn't stop me from hitting triple digits spending anyways. Mostly grabbed the expansion boxes.

I'll totally be cherrypicking models from the core pledge when the time comes though!


Yes there ias a LOT of junk in a Bones set, but I tend to ignore that and total up the miniatures I like. Still enough to buy a Core IMHO, and I do buy more Core Set extras of specific items, I find those reasonably priced and easy to overlook. In Bones 4 I bought only a n extra set of crabs and crocs, this time I have a lot of Core Set extras, kobolds, spell walls, armour scenery and some monsters.

Anyone else buying multiples of anything? I am fairly invested in the artillery.

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n'oublie jamais - It appears I now have to highlight this again.

It is by tea alone I set my mind in motion. By the juice of the brew my thoughts aquire speed, my mind becomes strained, the strain becomes a warning. It is by tea alone I set my mind in motion. 
   
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The pirate ship is likely to be gone by Monday so last chance to buy (possibly ever)
   
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UK

IMPORTANT DATES for the next models coming off the pledge manager and also coming up soon to come off


Monday, December 21 is the last day to add the Pirate Ship and the Ghost Pirate Ship (Glow in the Dark) to your pledge. If you were thinking about adding these items to your pledge this is the last opportunity to get these items.

The following items are very limited and we will only be available on the Reaper Pledge Manager as long as supplies last: Option: Townsfolk, Option: Brinwewind Expansion, Option: Chronoscope Expansion, Option: Song of the Sirens, Power Up: Beastmen, and Power Up: Demonic Legion.

Friday, December 25 is the last day to add Extras to your pledge. Extras are items that are in the Core Set that you're able to order multiples of. Please make any last-minute selections for Extras as soon as possible.



In addition the recent update has some really nice photos of the dragons in the resin er bones stuff!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/reaperbones5/reaper-miniatures-bones-5-escape-from-pizza-dungeon/posts/3052706

Spoiler:




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The picture of a painted Valfuryx the Vile pulled me back to the pledge manager, where I dropped another $120 on top of the prior $75. I'm gonna have a big ol' box of dungeon fantasy showing up in April, now.
   
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UK

Just how many Valfuryx did you buy?!

That said my own dragon weakness is showing - Kalanzar the Wicked is one of the best "standing on hind legs" designs I've seen in a long while - many of them have that old T-rex style of a bolt upright pose that looks unnatural; but Kalanzar the Wicked has just the right pitch forward and angle of tail/body to make it work

   
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The expansions are always a bit tricky for me. They're always tremendous value, but there's never $50 worth of miniatures I am absolutely sure I want. Still, I regret not getting the stone age one quite a bit. I'm pretty tempted by
the Pirates, Underwater (my wife likes that kind of stuff) and even the Greek one.


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Probably should get them and sell off the stuff I'm not fond of.

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Adrift within the vortex of my imagination.

 kestral wrote:
The expansions are always a bit tricky for me. They're always tremendous value, but there's never $50 worth of miniatures I am absolutely sure I want. Still, I regret not getting the stone age one quite a bit. I'm pretty tempted by
the Pirates, Underwater (my wife likes that kind of stuff) and even the Greek one.


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Probably should get them and sell off the stuff I'm not fond of.


I regretted not buying into the expansions I half wanted. I miss the expansions I do not like the theme of or reject to prevent my collection from getting too put of hand, but I tend to find that the miniatures I overlooked tend to grow on me, and I have regrets if I did not buy.
After experiences from Bones 3 and 4 I have a good idea of what I want, think I will want later or do not want, and prioritise accordingly.
Even so I will not buy everything I want from Bones or my costs will get out of control.

I bought the five chromatic dragons and like them more than most earlier Reaper sculpts. I did not buy the shadow dragon, but on reading up on them and seeing the sculpt I will add that also. However I have plain run out of money and will have to hope it is still available early in the new year. If not so be it.

n'oublie jamais - It appears I now have to highlight this again.

It is by tea alone I set my mind in motion. By the juice of the brew my thoughts aquire speed, my mind becomes strained, the strain becomes a warning. It is by tea alone I set my mind in motion. 
   
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 Overread wrote:
Just how many Valfuryx did you buy?!


8.6, obviously.

Valfuryx was just the "come back in and look around" hook...right after my Xmas bonus had come in. I already had the Dungeon Dwellers, Ghost King, Cat People, and Catapult ordered from the pledge manager opening. This trip convinced me that in addition to Valfuryx; Extra PCs, Fan Favorites, and Demonic Legion had enough stuff I wanted in it. Plus, the renders on Shadows of Ravenholme landed that in the cart. Oh, and a Loot Golem for $3? Why not?
   
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Sorry, wrong Reaper thread. Thought this was the general one.

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Glorious Nation of U.S.S.A!

Hey, I was just asking about that a little while ago. Glad to hear it! I wonder how much of the current line they're planning on producing locally.

@Monkey: Well, now my post looks odd as you've deleted the part I was referencing. Basically for those wondering, Reaper announced US production of some new and improved Bones minis.

https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/94129-bones-usa-new-plastic-line/

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