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Joyboozer wrote:
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Wow, they really kept this under wraps, nothing on their site or FB, I assume they were waiting for Reaper Con to end.


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 Alpharius wrote:
Joyboozer wrote:
There's some really nice stuff there but the last two campaigns have really soured me on bones.


Same here - but I'll be in for terrain still!


Out of curiosity why?

For me it was seeing also those beautiful sculpts loose so much detail.
A lot of what I got in the first one droop no matter how often they were straightened.
Kickstarter 2 I bought a lot less, having to buy a "set" to get a few I wanted was a bit crap.
I'd go in for a big beastie or some terrain as they tend to be pretty solid and dont loose detail.
I do love metal and resin reaper stuff though and always will.


Pretty much the same for me - the smaller figures just aren't worth the time it takes to get them ready to paint, or really even the time it takes to paint them.

BobtheInquisitor wrote:
 Alpharius wrote:
Joyboozer wrote:
There's some really nice stuff there but the last two campaigns have really soured me on bones.


Same here - but I'll be in for terrain still!


That reminds me: did you get your Bones Thank You minis? What did you think of them?

And what soured you about Bones?


See above!

BONES is really, really cheap - especially in the KS.

But when 'cheap' is almost the 'best' thing about them, well...

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I wonder if people that are quicker, less precise painters like Bones more?

The smaller figs are... semi worth it, IMO. They make great knock around figs for RPGs, which is more or less the exact niche their targetting.

The bigger stuff is a different story. I think that the material does well with larger models, the detail stays fine, and the ease of assembly plus very low cost makes them attractive for monsters and other larger models.

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ced1106 wrote:
Reaper forum posters said to get rid of mold lines, you can use sanding needles. I use a jeweler's engraving pen, an X-Acto knife, and jeweler's files, myself.
I have had excellent results using an X-Acto knife to slice, not scrape, mold lines off.

The material is flexible and elastic enough that scraping can cause little ridges. But slicing works fine.

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Could another issue be when you have figures designed for the material versus old molds repurposed into Bones?

I've had a few mushy faced figures, but my Bones 2 stuff wasn't too bad that I've painted so far, especially so far figures designed with the material in mind.

I'm not a great painter though, so maybe that's why I'm happy with it?

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Same here.

I went all out on Bones 1, and pretty heavily on Bones 2.

I wasn't buying them for award winning display pieces to show off my painting skills.

I was buying them to give myself a much larger pool of monsters and heroes to throw on my Pathfinder games.

If you are looking for super-detailed models to paint to a high standard, buy the metals, or go elsewhere for your models. Bones can be painted pretty well, but it's harder to do than on models in another medium.

If you are looking for cheap, fairly tough gaming minis that you can incidentally paint, Bones is great.


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 Ascalam wrote:
Same here.

I went all out on Bones 1, and pretty heavily on Bones 2.

I wasn't buying them for award winning display pieces to show off my painting skills.

I was buying them to give myself a much larger pool of monsters and heroes to throw on my Pathfinder games.

If you are looking for super-detailed models to paint to a high standard, buy the metals, or go elsewhere for your models. Bones can be painted pretty well, but it's harder to do than on models in another medium.

If you are looking for cheap, fairly tough gaming minis that you can incidentally paint, Bones is great.

And for that they are awesome - aside from a few cases of flipper fingers and faceless menaces, I am happy with the Bones.

And in the case of the big figures it goes far beyond 'happy' and well into 'ecstatic'.

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Kilkrazy wrote:When I was a young boy all my wargames were narratively based because I played with my toy soldiers and vehicles without the use of any rules.

The reason I bought rules and became a real wargamer was because I wanted a properly thought out structure to govern the action instead of just making things up as I went along.
 
   
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I backed one and two and I didn't have any casting issues. Some of the thinner figures, mostly the skeletons, were a little warped, but the big stuff was all fine.

That's mostly what sold me on bones is the big stuff. In metal it's just too expensive to justify buying for a RPG game. Producing it in Bones Material brings it down to affordable, and the Kickstarter brings them down to kicking your self if you don't buy it prices.

During Bones 2 they did say they had no plans for a Bones 3 any time soon, and that future KS would be more focused around particular lines (fantasy, Scifi, terrain, dragons, etc..) Maybe plans changed.

I did notice that they seem to have to a hard time keeping the more popular ealier Bones items in stock. Miniatures Market, who offers Bones at a discount in the US, never seems to have the models I want in stock, although they have just added a bunch of the season 2 stuff to pre-order (T.A.R.D.I.S. models all gone already)

   
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I'll be in for terrain and select 'big stuff' - no doubt!

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They took the more focused approach with CAV and it didn't do very well.

Perhaps they changed their mind due to the difference in funding raised...

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I'm liking the golems too.

That underwater one with the starfish arms and coral head is kind of funky.

That graveyard one though! Crazy.

I'm hoping for all sorts of levels of crazy. Crazy sculpts, crazy deals...

I wonder if we'll see expansion boxes again, or if it'll just be a core pledge and add ons. Have Reaper ever said how the expansion experiment played out? I'm guessing it didn't do as well as planned. I'd rather just have the option of buying the specific pieces I want instead of huge bundles where I want 2 or 3 things, and the rest I'm indifferent about. The smaller bundles like the giants or the demons were more what I hope to see more of this time around.


Of course I've already started cherry picking items from the expansion boxes I didn't get...

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What grit is good for those sanding needles? Is 150 too coarse? I use the slice method on Bones, along with some micro files, but I am looking for a better solution. (Plus I think it would help with PVC too).


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 Polonius wrote:
I wonder if people that are quicker, less precise painters like Bones more?

The smaller figs are... semi worth it, IMO. They make great knock around figs for RPGs, which is more or less the exact niche their targetting.


Yeah, they make good faceless mooks. I got the orc pack from the first one (20 orcs for $25) and did just a basic tabletop on those. I find I can knock bones out quickly - the fact that I paid so little for them tends to make me feel better about doing just an average job, and I fuss less over each one.

The big stuff is awesome. I saw liked the new ogres, but at a $20 a pop, who can afford them? In D&D you fight a group of ogres, so its good to see they will be bones-ified.

   
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I may buy in.
   
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Kronk has Reaper Bones I and Reaper Bones II. Mrs. Kronk has told Kronk to paint his gak. Kronk will, but Kronk might accidentally pledge for this...


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I liked the smaller bones pieces as a cheap way to help me get better at kitbashing/scratchbuilds and painting.

I'd definitely go nuts on this KS if some terrain is involved.
   
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I´m tempted, but if they cant find an EU distributor I´m probably gonna need to stay out. shipping and taxes really spoils the fun
   
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 kronk wrote:
Kronk has Reaper Bones I and Reaper Bones II. Mrs. Kronk has told Kronk to paint his gak. Kronk will, but Kronk might accidentally pledge for this...



Just tell her it's from Bones II but shipped really late.


 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 kronk wrote:
Kronk has Reaper Bones I and Reaper Bones II. Mrs. Kronk has told Kronk to paint his gak. Kronk will, but Kronk might accidentally pledge for this...



Just tell her it's from Bones II but shipped really late.



Wave shipping is the best!

   
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Yep told her that you choose wave shipping since it was cheaper like that and you care about house budget.
I would like to back this one if they find some EU distributor since shipping and taxes kinda kill the cheap/affordable part of bones.
And question for you previous backers: is that bones material suitable for conversions and how does it mash with other materials like "normal" plastic, resin even metal?

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Very suitable. It's a vinyl-ish plastic, easy to cut.

If you're going after display-level stuff, buy metals individually. Heck, Reaper has plenty of metals to choose from.

Let's hope for more terrain!



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Victoria Lamb did a Bones Orc a while back. It looks phenomenal. Yeah, some of it definitely turned out soft but some of it looks softer than it is because white does not do particularly well for showing details.

   
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dubovac wrote:

And question for you previous backers: is that bones material suitable for conversions and how does it mash with other materials like "normal" plastic, resin even metal?

Yep, it works fine. Weapon/hand/head swaps are all easy, as it cuts very cleanly with a sharp blade, and being light, is easy to balance. You can also heat the minis in hot water, bend them slightly, and dunk them in cold water to set them in a new pose (also handy for straightening any bent components).

It's great stuff, I just wish it were easier to get in the UK at decent prices.

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For people who are collecting miniatures, Bones is on the fence, but for populating RPG dungeons, bones has been a gamechanger. Considering some DMs use abstract items for campaigns, having literally all the common monsters in cheap form is huge for gamers.

Miniature people may Poo-poo, but it is really nice when you need a special monster for a session and you can get them in bones for 3-4$ opposed to 15$.

They are 'knock around' figures. They can be painted easily, look good on a table, can be stored in a shoebox and elevate a D&D game. But for miniature gamers, who are into the painting of minis and want excellence, they want metal versions... and I get that.

I am excited to see what comes of it.


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 Paradigm wrote:
dubovac wrote:

And question for you previous backers: is that bones material suitable for conversions and how does it mash with other materials like "normal" plastic, resin even metal?

Yep, it works fine. Weapon/hand/head swaps are all easy, as it cuts very cleanly with a sharp blade, and being light, is easy to balance. You can also heat the minis in hot water, bend them slightly, and dunk them in cold water to set them in a new pose (also handy for straightening any bent components).

It's great stuff, I just wish it were easier to get in the UK at decent prices.


Miniature Heroes UK

http://miniature-heroes.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=653_748&zenid=36496c376b93532fd08f5cdc4e28bd31

they do a bunch of Reaper stuff and order regularly so if you want something they don't have they can get it fast

Edit: I've had great service from them both for in stock and ordered stuff

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Yeah, they look decent, and a few eBay stores carry some of the stuff, but I wish there was just a way to get the full Reaper range reasonably quickly and at the price you'd pay in the US.

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One of my buddy's girlfriend has painted two miniatures in her life. She painted one of his Rohan dudes wearing all pink late last year... Then two weeks ago she painted a Bones Minotaur, painted it well, in like two hours, and now she can't wait to paint more Bones minis.

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Just got 2 shipping crates, very happy.

they're a very hard plastic, more like sheet styrene than soft bones stuff.

they also come with tops and bottoms! The inside is blank (not even textured) but could be detailed if you want.


 Paradigm wrote:
dubovac wrote:

And question for you previous backers: is that bones material suitable for conversions and how does it mash with other materials like "normal" plastic, resin even metal?

Yep, it works fine. Weapon/hand/head swaps are all easy, as it cuts very cleanly with a sharp blade, and being light, is easy to balance. You can also heat the minis in hot water, bend them slightly, and dunk them in cold water to set them in a new pose (also handy for straightening any bent components).

It's great stuff, I just wish it were easier to get in the UK at decent prices.


What glue do you use? Superglue or plastic cement?

 
   
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Superglue, with needle since its much easier to get my hands on and price is also big factor. Never had problems with it.

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