Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly, laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile. - Samuel Longhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Kickstarter; Reaper BONES inventory

If you read the continued comments on the Reaper BONES Kickstarter or visit their forum with any frequency I'm sure you have heard about issues that have cropped up. As previously reported I received mine on Thursday and I just spent a rather pleasant afternoon running through the inventory. 

Add Ons: All mine were present and I figured out that I made a mistake and ordered the Storm Giants, which actually come as part of the Vampire box. Oops, now I have extras.

Vampire Box: I really couldn't quite believe it but my box is 100% correct so it certainly is possible. You would think that with as many miniatures in that box there would be one mistake but not in my box.

Kaladrax: I'm sure everyone has seen the pictures by this time but it just doesn't do him justice. He will be massive when he's built up and I'm thinking he may be the first mini I paint out of this. Again this box was 100% correct. I think I dodged some serious bullets with everything in these boxes.

Just wanted everyone to know perfect Vampire and Kaladraxes (ie?) can and do happen.

Vampire Pledge



Reaper BONES Sunday (and Wargods of Olympus)

The rewards for my participation in the Reaper Kickstarter arrived on Thursday. Its been so busy that I didn't have time to really get the box open and snap a few pictures till Saturday and this morning may be my only chance to post them. There have already been a lot of Vampire Pledge opening threads and posts out there so I didn't really focus on that. I didn't get a lot of add ons either, mostly giants, the red Pathfinder Dragon, the Jabborwock and, of course, Kaladrax.
But before I move on to the Reaper BONES pictures I need to put in one last plug for Wargods of Olympus.
The Crocodile Games; Wargods of Olympus closes out today. I still need to get my pledge in or at least decide to pledge. I may have to buy a whole new wardrobe for work this week so I may have to skip this one, which is killing me at this point. They blasted through a number of levels yesterday including unlocking Helen of Troy at the $125,000 level. If you have been on the fence with this one I recommend that you get over there and jump in. Wargods of Olympus

Here is some concept art for Helen of Troy (which should be stunning Fitz does amazing work Sculpting females) and the final stretch goal; Medusa.

And now on to the BONES:

Friday, June 28, 2013

Kickstarter; Hanger 18 Pinups - First Stretch Goal

So the Hanger 18 folks hit their first stretch goal which adds a photo backdrop to pretty much everything. Although I haven't used their backdrops yet, they have gotten some excellent reviews on them so this is a good freebie add to the miniatures. Its not moving as fast as I would like it to. I'm not surprised as larger scale miniatures like this are just not as popular amongst the audience that was likely to see them first. However, I think once we get the word spread to more miniature painters things will start to take off. I really want that next miniature unlocked at $25,000, its definitely one of the six that I want.

They have also posted the initial 3D render for the Hot Rounds Sniper and have a picture (which I snagged) that shows their remarks back to the sculptor. 

Again you can find the Kickstarter here: bawidaman

And some pictures here:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Kickstarter; Hanger 18 Pinups - Bawidamann Style

It seem to be my month for pushing Kickstarters. This one is for a new 54mm line from some friends of mine and members of my painting group the CMPA (Colorado Miniature Painting Alliance). Unlike other Kickstarters I have had a chance to actually see the prototype 3D sculpt in person, pretty darn cool.

Andrew Bawidamann definitely has a style all his own and I quite like his artwork. To see some of it come alive as a miniature is truly amazing. These are definitely display pieces not gaming pieces but I think even my gaming and model railroad followers can appreciate these.

I have some snagged some pictures off of Kickstarter to show here but to really get involved head on over to Kickstarter and take a look. If you are just looking for more miniatures to add to your collection head on over to the Hanger 18 webite.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Kickstarter - Wargods of Olympus - Final Week

Crocodile Games is into the final week of their kickstarter. Its been a pretty good ride so far with all four factions released and a number of stretch goals hit. You will now be able to receive pdf copies of all three of the rulebooks with Aegyptus and Hyperborea being free adds. They hit the reinforcement level this past week which will be adding two additional peltast miniatures to each of the skirmish + levels. Last night they hit the Automaton stretch goal so a good chunk of those are now available as an addon. If they can get to $100,000 the Trojans will pick up another wave of miniatures and if we hit $115,000 there will be Amazon Cavalry! Looking forward to that. There has been some new concept art which I have lifted directly from the updates to show you what they have planned.

Remember head over to: Wargods of Olympus to jump on to this kickstarter.

And some pictures that will launch a thousand ships:
First up; some painted Amazons.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Game of "Clue"; Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition

Its been a tough month, far busier than I expected it to be and I just haven't had the time to really sit down and paint or really do anything gaming or railroad related. I still need to box up and ship out the loot from my birthday giveaway. However, I did find time to acquire a new copy of "Clue". Well a friend acquired it for me. He was very excited because he know that I have been searching for the Dungeons and Dragons edition of Clue. We met at my 2nd Saturday painting workshop and he proudly displays it and I burst his bubble  by saying "that's not the right one"! However, it is a revamped edition and I didn't have it so I was happy to take it off his hands. The first licensed "Clue" variant was the Alfred Hitchcock Clue Game in 1999, followed quite quickly by the Scooby Doo version also in 1999. The Simpsons edition first appeared in 2000, making the Dungeons and Dragons edition the 4th in the licensed lineup in 2001. Now, 12 years later we get a new edition. As far as I can tell there are no major changes to the game itself or the components, just the box size has been changed. I still need to a 1st Edition Dungeons and Dragons clue at a reasonable price for the collection.

Here are the picture of the Dungeons and Dragons "Clue" game: