So... I guess that's 1 of my Jokers....
Beyond watching the kickstarter, I found myself helping out with it. A group of fans were keeping track of the hourly numbers, running various statistics on them, and sharing the results. The really cool thing about it was the fact that Bryan (from Reaper) actually was checking in on our numbers! Now that the kickstarter is over though, I still find myself wanting to check in every hour and update the numbers...
Further, I've created a Google sheet that lists each and every mini that comes in Bones 3 in case you want to keep track of them on a spreadsheet like I do.
This is the Google sheet with the Bones 3 minis.
This is my personal miniature tracking sheet, so you can see how I'm using it.
The other Joker that I've used was picking up a set of Enterprise (1701, A, and B) models in 1/2500 scale from Amazon. I was rounding out an order for free shipping (they always get you...) and I tossed it in, thinking that I could add them to my (as yet unassembled) DS9 model. Now, as it isn't really a gaming miniature, and I have no plans on ever actually gaming with them, maybe they shouldn't count. The general consensus on the FB group was that it didn't count.
I also got some computer parts to help my old e-machine limp along a little longer.
But here's the thing... Most of the miniatures I buy I don't have any specific intention on using in a game. Those 300 minis from Bones 3? Mostly, I just want to paint them. If they never see the table, I'll be 100% fine with that. So, while it might not be official, I'm counting it for my challenge.
I did do some further work on Anirion. I went really simple with the edging of his robe, only doing a basic slash pattern with orange paint. I still need to do a bit of work on the staff, and bring out some of the highlighting on the robe, but aside from that, I think I'm done with him. Expect finished pics next week!