I took part in the Reaper Miniatures “Bones” kickstarter for unpainted resin minis last August and they’ve been working away to produce them. I came home this week to find this jumbo box sitting on my doorstep!
Besides the “Vampire” level of funding, I bought a “starter paint kit,” two minis cases, a red dragon and six “deep dwellers.”The paint starter kit is ridiculous huge! So much paint! And I’ll need it…
There’s the dragon sculpt, right off the Pathfinder book. Pardon the graininess of my iPhone camera, but you get the gist. The wings and arm and head were separate components that snapped right on. Now, to the main event!
It took a long time to open all the little baggies. They’re not perforated or anything, scissors are required. I was careless once, and sheared off a spear-tip while cutting baggie after baggie. Here’s the figures from the first bag.
She wants me.First impressions – they are rubbery – very rubbery. This is good in that there were no broken minis (except the one I cut while de-bagging) but several of the minis (mainly smalls and skeletons) have trouble standing up. The scuplts are beautiful.
Bag two, now with ectoplasm!
- 246 minis (no pieces missing)
- 0 broken (except for my scissors accident)
- 5 that won’t stand up no matter what despite loads of bending (and many more that have quite a lean to them)
I’m quite pleased! For a decently low investment, a mess of minis, and all the scuplts are great. The Pathfinder iconics and goblins are my favorites!
I’ll have to see how the rubbery texture does with painting, it seems a little questionable. If Reaper’s reading this, I’d go a touch stiffer with the material in subsequent batches. You mainly want to surf the fine line between breakage and wobbliness. I remember Paizo’s first prepaints were too soft, and then the latest ones are really stiff to the point of some breakage. These are way softer than the Paizo/Wizkids ones even at start (or the D&D Minis), and could use a couple levels of stiffening.
If they could add perforations to the baggies it would be nice too, though probably in the future people won’t have to be opening them in such volume.
Anyway – thanks Reaper, and I hope this Kickstarter did well for y’all!