Experts wanted - the 4000 bucks question

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Re: Experts wanted - the 4000 bucks question

Post by GattoNero25 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:32 am

Also would like to start with the RS - cause it seems to be such a good shipping deal, so we are looking at the following:

Royal Stronghold - cause it seems the best value for Money deal for international backers ...
Modular Wall of Doom - Expertly Hand Painted - for my CBS stuff
Batter Base - one will do
Castle Roof Mega Pack
Stone Bridge Pack
Square Tower Balcony & Bridge Base - for my CBS stuff
Large Tower Balcony & Bridge Base
Stone Advanced Builder Set - add a ton of modularity to CBS, right ?
Suspended Parapet Pack - simply like the look of it
Tower Bridge
Motorized Drawbridge Upgrade
Runic Theme Mega Pack - if a throne pack is coming i may drop that
LED Illuminated Floor
Erinthor Mountains

I know i need small Towers to make it modular, but from here good it get´s to complicated for me and blows my mind ....

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Re: Experts wanted - the 4000 bucks question

Post by GattoNero25 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:54 am

@geekjeff - already seen your CountsCastle build in the Forum, and it´s also very interesting cause it seems to be cheaper, so i´ll give it a second look compared to my first two builds.

Whats bothering me, it has so many add-ons, so I´ll have to pay way higher shipping costs, right and if you compare the shipping for the 4 watchtowers - it´s 320 - shipping the RS would be 340 so the RS is the better shipping deal for much more stuff.... this KS is so confusing to me ... it like a puzzle for grown-up children :-).

Waht about this huge build ?:

Pledge Total: $ 5969

The shipping destination will be within the EU.

Main Pledge
•1 X Citadel - Expertly Hand Painted ($745)
•1 X The Count's Castle - Expertly Hand Painted ($1007)
•1 X The Royal Stronghold - Expertly Hand Painted ($2290)

Seems like Overkill on table space, but i try to get Stretch Goals and to avoid costly add-ons ...

Add-ons
•1 X Castle Inside Wall Pack - Expertly Hand Painted ($106)
•2 X Modular Wall of Doom - Expertly Hand Painted ($58)
•1 X Batter Base - Expertly Hand Painted ($79)
•1 X Castle Roof Mega Pack - Expertly Hand Painted ($265)
•2 X Stone Bridge Pack - Expertly Hand Painted ($58)
•2 X Square Tower Balcony & Bridge Base - Expertly Hand Painted ($76)
•2 X Large Tower Balcony & Bridge Base - Expertly Hand Painted ($80)
•2 X Small Tower Balcony & Bridge Base - Expertly Hand Painted ($80)
•1 X Stone Advanced Builder Set - Expertly Hand Painted ($108)
•2 X Suspended Parapet Pack - Expertly Hand Painted ($92)
•2 X Tower Bridge - Expertly Hand Painted ($52)
•1 X Motorized Drawbridge Upgrade - Expertly Hand Painted ($119)
•1 X Runic Theme Mega Pack - Expertly Hand Painted ($265)
•1 X LED Illuminated Floor - Expertly Hand Painted ($39)
•1 X Erinthor Mountains - Expertly Hand Painted ($450)

It´s $1037 shipping cost but most add-ons are shipping cheap add-ons and it seems to be a very modular setup with a lot of bridges, small and big Towers and more table space i really need, but if i let out the Counts Castle, i have to buy a lot of small Tower add-ons which is a huge shipping indicator i think. With this build i also have 3 gatehouses which i don´t really need but i try to minimize shipping, so let´s nail down what is really set in Stone:

Must have´s for me are:

Modular Wall of Doom - Expertly Hand Painted - for my CBS stuff
Batter Base - one will do
Castle Roof Mega Pack
Stone Bridge Pack
Square Tower Balcony & Bridge Base - for my CBS stuff
Large Tower Balcony & Bridge Base
Stone Advanced Builder Set - add a ton of modularity to CBS, right ?
Suspended Parapet Pack - simply like the look of it
Tower Bridge
Motorized Drawbridge Upgrade
Runic Theme Mega Pack - if a throne pack is coming i may drop that
LED Illuminated Floor
Erinthor Mountains

Thoughts and suggestions ? Really appreciate that you´re sharing your time with me to figure out my ideal pledge ...

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Re: Experts wanted - the 4000 bucks question

Post by GattoNero25 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:11 am

@geekjeff and @vegomatic - my Budget is still limited, just playing around to see what can be done for which Price - will figure out how to pay for it in the next weeks ;-)

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Re: Experts wanted - the 4000 bucks question

Post by geekjeff » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:23 pm

OH DON'T FORGET to save money for definitely Alleys and possibly Ruins in the pledge manager.

We are all so gloriously screwed.

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Re: Experts wanted - the 4000 bucks question

Post by geekjeff » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:13 pm

Ah I missed that you had blown past your $4500 in the most recent build to bundle in another Citadel. :D

Still it's a good starting point, add your Citadel and extra MWOD inside walls and you're still cheaper with more parts - and 7 sets of stretch goals. Unless the Citadel was mostly there to get you stretch goals and you don't want it as much with the Watchtower stretches.
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Re: Experts wanted - the 4000 bucks question

Post by geekjeff » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:10 pm

Man those EU shipping costs do get brutal. Seems like the way to go is pile as much into base pledges as you can, and whenever there's a Mega pack option take it since the shipping ends up lower.

Give this build a look - this ends up less than your last build above, gets you pretty much everything you have above, PLUS it gets you 4x stretch goals. Instead of starting with a Royal Stronghold, this starts with a Count's Castle and builds out the walls to citadel size (a more flexible build anyways) and gets you the 4 big towers via Watchtower base pledges (lower shipping, plus stretch goals.)

Pledge Total: $ 4509
The shipping destination will be within the EU.

Main Pledge
4 X Watchtower - Expertly Hand Painted ($1360)
1 X The Count's Castle - Expertly Hand Painted ($1007)
Add-ons
2 X Straight Walls Pack - Expertly Hand Painted ($196)
1 X Corner Walls - Expertly Hand Painted ($120)
2 X Modular Wall of Doom - Expertly Hand Painted ($58)
1 X Large Tower - Palace - Expertly Hand Painted ($119)
2 X Tower Transition Pack - Expertly Hand Painted ($80)
1 X Castle Roof Mega Pack - Expertly Hand Painted ($265)
1 X Square Roof Platform Pack - Expertly Hand Painted ($63)
1 X Large Tower Balcony & Bridge Base - Expertly Hand Painted ($40)
1 X Small Tower Balcony & Bridge Base - Expertly Hand Painted ($40)
1 X 8x8 Floors - Expertly Hand Painted ($36)
1 X Stone Advanced Builder Set - Expertly Hand Painted ($108)
2 X Suspended Parapet Pack - Expertly Hand Painted ($92)
2 X Tower Bridge - Expertly Hand Painted ($52)
1 X Motorized Drawbridge Upgrade - Expertly Hand Painted ($119)
1 X Runic Theme Mega Pack - Expertly Hand Painted ($265)
1 X LED Illuminated Floor - Expertly Hand Painted ($39)
1 X Erinthor Mountains - Expertly Hand Painted ($450)

This gets you a bunch more 4" towers, enough bridges to build the Sorcerer's Sanctum more than twice over (you already have the Runic Megapack to decorate it.)

This is missing - the little building on top of the RS keep. It's short a few Crenellations and floors, but if you've backed KS1-3 you can probably fill them in. No Battlements or Batter Bases (whereas you had 1 from the SS.)

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Re: Experts wanted - the 4000 bucks question

Post by Vegomatic » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:19 pm

GattoNero25 wrote:Ok, so what about this dream pledge ?

Pledge Total: $ 5592

The shipping destination will be within the EU.


Main Pledge
•1 X Citadel - Expertly Hand Painted ($745)
•1 X The Sorcerer's Sanctum - Expertly Hand Painted ($790)
•1 X The Royal Stronghold - Expertly Hand Painted ($2290)

Add-ons
•1 X Castle Inside Wall Pack - Expertly Hand Painted ($106)
•3 X Modular Wall of Doom - Expertly Hand Painted ($87)
•1 X Cutout Corner Wall - Expertly Hand Painted ($24)
•1 X Large Tower Breakout for Grand Citadel - Expertly Hand Painted ($66)
•1 X Castle Roof Mega Pack - Expertly Hand Painted ($265)
•2 X Stone Bridge Pack - Expertly Hand Painted ($58)
•1 X Square Tower Balcony & Bridge Base - Expertly Hand Painted ($38)
•1 X Stone Advanced Builder Set - Expertly Hand Painted ($108)
•1 X Suspended Parapet Pack - Expertly Hand Painted ($46)
•1 X Tower Bridge - Expertly Hand Painted ($26)
•1 X Motorized Drawbridge Upgrade - Expertly Hand Painted ($119)
•2 X Small Round Crenellations - Expertly Hand Painted ($70)
•1 X Runic Theme Mega Pack - Expertly Hand Painted ($265)
•1 X LED Illuminated Floor - Expertly Hand Painted ($39)
•1 X Erinthor Mountains - Expertly Hand Painted ($450)

Don´t really know if i need the Cutout Corner walls but ist somehow seems right to add them.

Also the Sorcerer´s Sanctum simply doesn´t feel right - all of you said it´s a great deal for international backers, but i get a lot of double pieces i already have from the Runic Mega pack and all in all it´s more expensive than a full Citadel pledge - did someone do the math what it would cost to build the Sanctum out of add-ons ?
To have your budget... <sigh>
Do you want wall toppers (battlements/crenellations) for your citadel?

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Re: Experts wanted - the 4000 bucks question

Post by Vegomatic » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:15 pm

GattoNero25 wrote:@Vegomatic, so not go with a citadel inside walls, but with Castle inside walls and 2 MWOD´s, right ?
That is my current plan. If you do this remember that you will have 8 walls that will need to be filled with CBS walls... otherwise they are a big hole.

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Re: Experts wanted - the 4000 bucks question

Post by bernyleung » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:13 pm

Remember, the parapets only work with 4" towers, and all the towers in the RS are 6" except for those two Wizard's Outposts peaking off the top of the rear main towers.

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Re: Experts wanted - the 4000 bucks question

Post by GattoNero25 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:58 pm

Ok, so what about this dream pledge ?

Pledge Total: $ 5592

The shipping destination will be within the EU.


Main Pledge
•1 X Citadel - Expertly Hand Painted ($745)
•1 X The Sorcerer's Sanctum - Expertly Hand Painted ($790)
•1 X The Royal Stronghold - Expertly Hand Painted ($2290)

Add-ons
•1 X Castle Inside Wall Pack - Expertly Hand Painted ($106)
•3 X Modular Wall of Doom - Expertly Hand Painted ($87)
•1 X Cutout Corner Wall - Expertly Hand Painted ($24)
•1 X Large Tower Breakout for Grand Citadel - Expertly Hand Painted ($66)
•1 X Castle Roof Mega Pack - Expertly Hand Painted ($265)
•2 X Stone Bridge Pack - Expertly Hand Painted ($58)
•1 X Square Tower Balcony & Bridge Base - Expertly Hand Painted ($38)
•1 X Stone Advanced Builder Set - Expertly Hand Painted ($108)
•1 X Suspended Parapet Pack - Expertly Hand Painted ($46)
•1 X Tower Bridge - Expertly Hand Painted ($26)
•1 X Motorized Drawbridge Upgrade - Expertly Hand Painted ($119)
•2 X Small Round Crenellations - Expertly Hand Painted ($70)
•1 X Runic Theme Mega Pack - Expertly Hand Painted ($265)
•1 X LED Illuminated Floor - Expertly Hand Painted ($39)
•1 X Erinthor Mountains - Expertly Hand Painted ($450)

Don´t really know if i need the Cutout Corner walls but ist somehow seems right to add them.

Also the Sorcerer´s Sanctum simply doesn´t feel right - all of you said it´s a great deal for international backers, but i get a lot of double pieces i already have from the Runic Mega pack and all in all it´s more expensive than a full Citadel pledge - did someone do the math what it would cost to build the Sanctum out of add-ons ?

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