Only a few days left on the Reaper Minis Kickstarter!

Reaper recently started up a line of polymer miniatures that are cheaper to purchase and easier to modify, but just as detailed as their line of metal miniatures. They call this new line Bones. And it’s becoming very popular. Because it takes quite a bit of time and money to add new figures to this line, as well as creating new molds for polymer versions of their existing metal minis, they decided to take it to KickStarter to raise $30,000 in order to get out about 30 models as soon as possible  (check out the Bones KickStarter Project video here).

Guess what.

Turns out that won’t be much of a problem. As of 7:30 AM (central) this morning,  they were up to $1,718,968. And there’s now a hell of a lot more than only 30 new Bones minis coming out.

The most popular pledge level is Vampire for $100. Here’s a list of rewards for the Vampire level:

I'm so sorry about grabbing the file for this image, but you keep updating the original. I love that you do it, but it messes up the post.
I had to update the image because I forgot they replace it every time more content is added to this pledge level. So two of the sets from the updates below are included in the image.

 

And each time a new goal is met, new minis are unlocked and added to the list. It also unlocks new larger minis for an additional charge. I know Steve isn’t thrilled about the idea of more unpainted minis floating around the house, but I really want the Clockwork Dragon.

Right now it’s only concept art, but in March 2013 it will become my new baby. Bwa ha ha hah!

As of 7:30 am this morning, the new stretch goal is $1,790,000. Once that’s reached, it will unlock a Griffon and an Owlbear to be added to the Vampire level.

Check it out now. There are only 56 hours left to get in on this.

Please hurry… I’d really like a Griffon.

UPATED AT 12:45 PM

Woo hoo!!! I got my Griffon!

Now the new stretch goal is $1,920,000. Once that is met, all Vampire level pledgers (pledgees?) will also receive a Grave Danger set with the Vampire Lord Judas Bloodspire, a Ghast, a Death Knight, and a Lich Lord. Gee, several items that would come in handy during our current campaign.

52 hours to go!

 

UPATED AT 8:00 PM

Wow… the goal has been reached and the Grave Danger set has been added to the list. Next up are:

These would be fun to paint.

 

I’m in love with these.

The new stretch goal is $2,060,000, and I’m amazed they haven’t run out of ideas for new content yet. I’d really like to know how far ahead they planned when they realized they’d hit the original goal sooner than expected. In fact, how far in advance do they plan out either of their product lines? If I had the money, I’d have pledged $2000 in order to spend some time at Reaver and find out, but I had to do some some serious shuffling just to cover my small pledge.

They’re at $1,980,371 right now. I wonder if they’ll be able to continue upping the ante, although it could slow down now that there are less than two days left.

I hope not.

 

UPATED AT 5:15 PM ON FRIDAY

Only about 23 hours left. No more stretch goals are being offered, which is probably a good thing with the time being so short. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still get a hell of a deal. Seriously, the Vampire pledge level now has a shit-ton of minis. You can have paint parties and not worry about cutting them apart to experiment with modding your minis because YOU HAVE SO MANY OF THEM ALREADY! That’s where I’m going to have the most fun. That, and sending whole batches of them to my nephews to spread around the D20 love.

Take a look, you still have a few hours left.
 

UPATED A FEW MINUTES LATER

My mistake, there IS a new stretch goal. I’m not posting it here because I need to run and feed some cats, so do yourself a favor and CHECK IT OUT!

2010 Cake Show: Adult Advanced, part two

Adult Advanced Division: More refined skills. 4 to 6 years cake decorating experience; 60 to 90 hours of cake decorating or sugar art instruction. Open to all styles.

(There were too many entries to show to show all of them for these two categories, so the photos below are the ones I either liked, found interesting for some reason or another, or they placed in their category.)

  • Special Techniques Not-On-A-Cake
    These are entries made of fondant, gumpaste, sugar molding, color flow, royal icing, etc. Displayed as an individual technique and NOT as a decoration on a cake. A combination of techniques and mediums may be used, but it must be presented alone and not as part of a cake. Once again, no cake.Sushi Anyone? By Jessica Meza
    Third Place for Special Techniques Not-On-A-Cake
    Sushi Anyone? By Jessica Meza

    Miniature Rose Bouquet by Terry Martin
    Second Place for Special Techniques Not-On-A-Cake
    Miniature Rose Bouquet by Terry Martin
    (this entire bouquet is a touch larger than my fist, but not by much)

    Faberge Egg by Sherry Brown
    First Place for Special Techniques Not-On-A-Cake
    Faberge Egg by Sherry Brown

  • Confections Not-On-A-Cake
    These are cupcakes, cookies, candy, chocolate, etc. An individual entry, not on a cake.Butterflies by Ashley Atkinson
    Third Place for Confections Not-On-A-Cake
    Butterflies by Ashley Atkinson

    Brown & Turquoise Floral Fantasy by Debi Smoot
    Second Place for Confections Not-On-A-Cake
    Brown & Turquoise Floral Fantasy by Debi Smoot

    Seasonal Windows by April Farnum
    First Place for Confections Not-On-A-Cake
    Seasonal Windows by April Farnum
    (each window is a cookie that represents one of the four seasons)

    Seasonal Windows by April Farnum - Summer
    (The detail work on such a tiny scale is amazing)