Emphasis on the Multi-part!... IMO, these mini's will have excessive parts, 8+ parts, per figure! Anyway, here is a link announcing it.
I expect this venture will fail: too complex, lack of interest on the part of RPG customers; war gamers (like me) will find them too complex, too much work, too delicate (maybe). Time will tell.
I wish them the very best with this uber investment (each injection mold will cost them $50,000+!!!). I think they are trying to get the money from the Reaper Bones customers, along with the Dwarven Forge customers, after those customers, collectively, have spent, literally, millions of dollars on each of those multiple Kickstarters for each of those company's products (Bones miniatures, and DF terrain). Cheers!
Years ago, I bought some Roman Skeleton Soldier figures, similar in that each arm was made of two pieces, each leg was two pieces (I think), a separate head, and bits and bobs to glue on like weapons and/or a quiver! They took a long time to glue together, and they were very delicate, when finished -- thin, small plastic bits that stuck out, waiting to be mashed into pieces!
I don't think they sold well. I made mine up, glued them to plasti-card bases, but I never even primed them. I think they all ended up in the trash.
These remind me of those figures. I will grant you the Roman Skeletons would have looked quite impressive -- until you picked them up, and they broke apart in your hand, even with delicate handling... They had separate feet, which needed to be glued to the lower shins. All parts were injection molded, hard plastic. Modeler's Glue worked well, but the bits were small, and fragile, making the whole fragile, and delicate.
In my High School history classes, they always had the same poster hanging: "Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it." I fear this is their situation: they do not remember what happened with that company's Roman Skeletons, so they are repeating their expensive mistake. Sad, really. Cheers!
I could see something like that working for larger figures, but medium size and smaller, you're right to much complexity. I've got to many Bones figures to paint already, so I'm not going to be buying to many of them it I buy any at all.
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT
nightshade: Been away for a bit ,back now
Oct 3, 2021 19:42:30 GMT
nightshade: Made it to Gencon on Sunday, mainly vendor/ purchasing day. Found my gral, a copy of TSRs Escape from New York boar dgame!
Oct 3, 2021 19:45:07 GMT