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Offline Gneisenau

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #150 on: March 02, 2010, 12:58:59 PM »
That bodes not well for the value of posts made by a certain Uryens de Crux. :icon_wink:

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #151 on: March 02, 2010, 01:03:27 PM »
I have an ancient, English version.
Have one  on Midaski's tab.  :::cheers:::
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Offline Uryens de Crux

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #152 on: March 02, 2010, 01:14:37 PM »
That bodes not well for the value of posts made by a certain Uryens de Crux. :icon_wink:

Solid Imperial name is that I'll have you know.  :dry:
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Offline Justnorth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #153 on: March 02, 2010, 04:54:05 PM »
Also, if you belong to a bonafide recognised gaming club you can apply for a handsome discount.

http://www.terrainwarehouse.co.uk/category.aspx?CategoryID=146

I love these trays - tough and enough depth that they will take a sheet of metal for magnetising.
Of course the club discount of 15% helps too.

I just did a big order of 51 trays which was delivered a week or so ago - I think we have around 140 trays in total now.

Holy moley, they must love you at Terrain warehouse?   :icon_eek: :icon_mrgreen:
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

He's French. Since when do his plans have to be feasible?

Offline Mathi Alfblut

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #154 on: March 02, 2010, 06:00:45 PM »
Ehhh... what a statement Justnorth. Everyone loves Midaski anyway!  :closed-eyes:
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Offline Justnorth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #155 on: March 02, 2010, 06:22:59 PM »
Mathi, did you have a look at the conversion trays yet?
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

He's French. Since when do his plans have to be feasible?

Offline Midaski

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #156 on: March 02, 2010, 06:30:26 PM »
Holy moley, they must love you at Terrain warehouse?   :icon_eek: :icon_mrgreen:
I spent years making trays out of all sorts of card with matchsticks, or plastic sheets etc.
They warped, twisted, broke and wouldn't fix to metal sheets.

Now I don't have that problem - my units are on substantial trays.
Now I just need to sort out the other two thirds of my Empire troops  :closed-eyes:
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Offline Finlay

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #157 on: March 09, 2010, 04:59:56 PM »
The Redoubt Website is useless!

Instead of pictures of their minis, they have crappy drawings. I wonder what this guy actually looks like!


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Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #158 on: March 09, 2010, 05:24:47 PM »


Two-dimensional cardboard cutout of a line drawing?

Yeah, I can't understand in the age of inexpensive and easy to use hardware & software, why any company doesn't have decent photos of all their figures online.

Old Glory cheeses me off with that a bit, too. Many of their ranges only have photos that are so small you can't see what you're buying. If even that. But, as illustrated above (heh heh) at least they've made some sort of attempt at photos.

I should start advertising: will photograph for lead.


Offline Finlay

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #159 on: March 09, 2010, 05:42:32 PM »
The ridiculous thing is that it would have been quicker to take a photo than draw that P.O.S.

I really dont understand why anyone buys anything from them
"oo, I hope the model actually looks like the picture!"
I don't care about the rules.

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Offline Badwolf

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #160 on: March 09, 2010, 06:52:50 PM »
I had some Redoubt Confederates a while back. They were nicely sulpted and detailed but not heroic scale so probably not a good mix with GW.

Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #161 on: March 09, 2010, 07:57:48 PM »


On the contrary, I had some Redoubt renaissance Polish figures (I think they were Redoubt) and they were quite large. Also pretty nice figures.


As far as the line art, two things to consider... One is that it may be a concept drawing that was given to a sculptor. Second is that Redoubt is an old manufacturer, and it may be from an old line when many companies (including GW) used line art to advertise their figures in magazines and for mail order catalogs.

Still no excuse for proper pictures on a web page in the present. But just saying the art may have existed before the figure, or may have served another purpose.


Offline Uryens de Crux

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #162 on: March 10, 2010, 09:40:25 AM »
Yeah, most companies that still use line drawings are from lines that have been out for decades...but its not hard to take a picture or two for a website.

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Offline rufus sparkfire

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #163 on: March 10, 2010, 11:10:54 AM »
If you are trying to sell miniatures on the internet, you need good photographs of them. Drawings are not acceptable!
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Offline Finlay

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #164 on: March 10, 2010, 11:14:11 AM »
At the end of the day it doesn't matter if the drawings are from an age of old, I am still not going to buy anything from them!
I don't care about the rules.

Pass the machete.

Offline Uryens de Crux

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #165 on: March 10, 2010, 11:26:17 AM »
I kind of agree, but since i have bought figures in the past from line drawings in a small home made pamphlet catalogue I cant totally agree lol.

Though the ranges I have been looking at all have pics for them from redoubt.

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Offline Badwolf

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #166 on: March 21, 2010, 02:41:37 PM »
Apologies if this is old news but I just discovered that Gripping Beast are about to release plastic Vikings. Not really usable in an Empire army unless it's heavily themed along the lines of an Ulric warband etc.

http://www.grippingbeast.com/webpage.php?PageID=88

Offline Warlord

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #167 on: March 22, 2010, 12:07:07 AM »
Nice Models.

Plenty of themes that could use them.
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Offline Shadowlord

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #168 on: March 22, 2010, 06:26:20 PM »
Plastic Vikings...  :icon_eek:

I sure was playing medieval wargames ten years early.
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Offline Mathi Alfblut

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #169 on: March 22, 2010, 06:35:02 PM »
Dear mate! It is never too late to start. I could give you a tip where to get the WAB Shieldwall supplement cheap.
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Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #170 on: March 22, 2010, 07:01:53 PM »


Or just use them for DoW norse.


Offline Finlay

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #171 on: March 23, 2010, 12:06:53 AM »


Or just use them for DoW norse.
Or summer campaign norse.
I don't care about the rules.

Pass the machete.

Offline rufus sparkfire

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #172 on: March 23, 2010, 10:30:50 AM »
In other news, Artizan seem to have completed their landsknecht range now:


http://www.artizandesigns.com/list.php?man=20&page=1
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Offline warhammerlord_soth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #173 on: March 23, 2010, 12:02:20 PM »
Aaargghh !

More nice minis.... :eusa_wall:
Have one  on Midaski's tab.  :::cheers:::
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Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #174 on: March 23, 2010, 02:19:00 PM »
In other news, Artizan seem to have completed their landsknecht range now:


http://www.artizandesigns.com/list.php?man=20&page=1


I wish those had been out a week ago when I picked up some more pikemen.

I hope they continue on & expand the range further.