Part 1: Entering the Reaper's lair
Part 3: Minis galore
After seeing the rows upon rows of minis we were taken to see the area where miniatures are cast.
He rested it in a smelting pot, and waited for about 5 seconds before the whole thing shifted and slipped completely into the melting pot.
|A pile of recently cast Gloom Wraiths. If you think about it, this pile of metal is probably worth about $125|
|These were all metal, primed white. I personally prefer the heft and feel of metal, and it gives me hope that some of the bones I like will make the shift to metal one day.|
Next we visited the packaging area. Here, high-tech machines tirelessly printed cardboard backings and shuffled miniatures into their proper boxes.
Two guys were in charge of the boxing process while I was there. The wood boards had cutouts that held up to ten plastic box fronts. They placed the mini inside, and glued the back in place. The backs themselves were pre-printed by another company, but labeled in-house. (Matt inferred that that was going to change in the near future)
From there we went to see "Thomas," Reaper's new plastic casting machine.
|It took me far too long to figure out why they called it Thomas. My wife had to point out that it looks like a blue train engine (she might have been rolling her eyes at the time).|
We then stopped over in the corner where paint was being produced & pots filled. Matt made sure to point out that Reaper is the only game company that makes it's own paint.
|Apologies for the poor photo quality. This shot was far blurrier that I'd like to post, & I did my best to make it passable|
Here they also had walls full of their paints organized into tubs. I typically use Citadel & P3 for my painting needs, but I might have to give Reaper's line another shot.
Next: Sculpting & Gallery