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Offline rufus sparkfire

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #300 on: August 26, 2010, 09:45:29 PM »
The aritzan landsknechts are so fun to paint!
bit of puff and slash, bit of metal, bit of skin, and a hat. BOSH

I was finishing the pikemen this evening. Nearly.

They take forever! Maybe it's quicker if you do them in a uniform scheme.



Not keen on those Persians. Or the Foundry stuff.
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« Reply #301 on: August 26, 2010, 09:55:47 PM »
Yes i imagine multi colours would be a pain.

That mine are half black obviously speeds it up! then just bleached bone, tausept ochre, iyanden darksun, and golden yellow final highlight for the yellow.
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« Reply #302 on: August 26, 2010, 10:13:49 PM »
That would be so much easier! Oh well.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #303 on: August 26, 2010, 10:35:17 PM »
meh, They don't seem as nice as their Romans. But if they are doing Persians are they doing Spartans?

Has anyone seen the Celts (would make great Albions) and the Modern Zombies, of which I own 10 boxs that are to make my 40K Nurgle Daemons (Fydae Strain).

I think they are one of the better independent companies out there at the moment.

As much as I like the WF Romans & Numidians, I'm not fond of those Persians. Their Celts are probably my least favorite of their sets.



They take forever! Maybe it's quicker if you do them in a uniform scheme.

Yes i imagine multi colours would be a pain.

Since all of my own stuff is multi-color, that's what I'm used to. When I painted a set of 16+/- of the Foundry landsknechts in a uniform color for a friend I was amazed at how much quicker they were!


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« Reply #304 on: August 27, 2010, 12:31:02 AM »
meh, They don't seem as nice as their Romans.

They look quite nice to me. I'm far more tempted by those later (Peloponnesian War) Hoplites that 023 linked.  :icon_biggrin:.

But if they are doing Persians are they doing Spartans?
Good question. Though the Immortal miniatures Hoplites will be hard to top.
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Offline Mecha Coby

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« Reply #305 on: August 27, 2010, 06:44:31 AM »
Wow those are nice ancient greeks, great poses. Looking forward to the armoured ones as well as the Spartans that they're doing.

Thanks for sharing there existance with me,
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« Reply #306 on: August 27, 2010, 10:03:02 AM »
meh, They don't seem as nice as their Romans. But if they are doing Persians are they doing Spartans?

I understood that WF themselves were not over happy with their Romans - first kit and they feel they could have done better, and it would be the first to be redone.
I have a box of 48 and they are OK, but I do feel the WG ones are better. With the Barbarian figures though I feel WF are way ahead.

I actually thought these Persians are pretty good - what are you comparing it to?

Just consider the value - the odds are that there will be around 30 in a box and the standard WF UK price seems to be £14.50
That's less than 50p (40c) a figure.

I doubt I will buy any - as I said back a page about the Immortal Greeks - I have to resist the time period.  :engel:

The Immortal plastics are ok - the one thing I do not like is the left arm sculpted on the shield - I hate that whoever it is - GW did it on some dwarfs and it was really naff.
 
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« Last Edit: August 27, 2010, 10:33:46 AM by Midaski »
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Metal to Finecast - It is mostly a swap of medium. 

You mean they will be using Ouija boards instead of Tarot cards for their business plans from now on?

Offline Mecha Coby

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« Reply #307 on: August 27, 2010, 10:38:14 AM »
I don't know why these persians dont do it for me, Its the armour and hat perhaps? I'll probebly change my mind when I see painted versions.

I liked thier Romans, maybe a little simple and chunky but for me they 'look' like Romans.
The Celts though, my Celtish blood says "Buy Buy" but my head says "Paint the 10 boxs of Zombies first you dolt!"

Price wise these guys have it spot on, Reasonable priced boxes that you get even cheaper if you buy in bulk. You can't fault them for that.

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #308 on: August 27, 2010, 06:56:05 PM »
I've started working on a static web page with a manufacturers list on my blog.

Right now I am focusing on ancient and medieval historical figures, and will start adding terrain manufacturers for those periods as well.

This is my first draft, I'm sure I missed some. If anyone's got any additions/suggestions, let me know!

http://zerotwentythree.blogspot.com/p/28mm-figure-manufacturers.html

Thanks!

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« Reply #309 on: August 27, 2010, 06:59:42 PM »
Looking good! I used to use "Miniatures Atlas" quite often but it seems have been down for some time.

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« Reply #310 on: August 27, 2010, 07:09:16 PM »
I'm updating this as other companies come to mind -- so I think I've added five new ones in the past 15 minutes since my last reply.  :-D

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« Reply #311 on: August 27, 2010, 08:14:55 PM »
You can add black hat minis too.
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Offline Midaski

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Metal to Finecast - It is mostly a swap of medium. 

You mean they will be using Ouija boards instead of Tarot cards for their business plans from now on?

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #313 on: August 28, 2010, 03:38:58 AM »


Thanks.

I've got TAG & Scheltrum already -- though the latter only does historical terrain as far as I can find on their web page. Correct me if I'm wrong. The only miniatures I've found there are fantasy.

I added Newline and West Wind. I missed both of those somehow.

Pendraken & Age of Battle (aka Zvezda?) don't do 25/28mm, do they? I thought they were strictly 10mm& 1/72, respectively.  Again, correct me if I'm wrong -- I tried taking a quick look at both pages.

I added HäT because of their El Cid range.

I feel a bit like I should put a disclaimer on that one, though. All the pics I've seen look really awful. But I'm trying to avoid commentary. Because if I put something like that in, then I'll feel required to put a warning about ordering from BTD... then I'll want to comment that it's best to find a third party seller for Foundry... and the whole thing will become a mess. So yeah, just added them without comment.  :wink:


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« Reply #314 on: August 28, 2010, 08:26:54 AM »
I feel a bit like I should put a disclaimer on that one, though. All the pics I've seen look really awful. But I'm trying to avoid commentary. Because if I put something like that in, then I'll feel required to put a warning about ordering from BTD... then I'll want to comment that it's best to find a third party seller for Foundry... and the whole thing will become a mess. So yeah, just added them without comment.  :wink:

It's useful to know those things though.
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« Reply #315 on: August 28, 2010, 09:26:34 AM »
Scheltrum ...........  because ..........

.................. and will start adding terrain manufacturers for those periods as well.


 :engel:
They do do some Asian minis, but I think they are more 1440 onwards
http://www.scheltrum.co.uk/index.html

Pendraken do some 28mm - I bought some pikemen at Salute - not over impressed.
Maybe later period than you are are concerned with here.

http://www.pendraken.co.uk/28mm-c24/

Their website also seems to play up quite a bit .............

« Last Edit: August 28, 2010, 09:37:29 AM by Midaski »
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« Reply #316 on: August 28, 2010, 01:51:30 PM »
Yeah, that's getting a bit late. I may add Pendraken anyway, though.

Will also add Black Hat. I didn't realize they did historicals - I've only seen their fantasy stuff before. Good catch, Timbor.


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« Reply #317 on: August 28, 2010, 02:25:04 PM »

It's useful to know those things though.


Maybe I will go back and add foot-notes later.

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« Reply #318 on: August 29, 2010, 10:13:30 AM »
*pic from catsuit female goes here*

Argh, why did they have to add high heels and a silly cleavage?

Could have been decent otherwise.

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« Reply #319 on: August 29, 2010, 03:23:54 PM »
Rangers always wear stiletto heals. Give better traction in the wild, and helps with climbing.  :roll:


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« Reply #320 on: August 29, 2010, 06:43:11 PM »
Yeah, that's getting a bit late. I may add Pendraken anyway, though.

Will also add Black Hat. I didn't realize they did historicals - I've only seen their fantasy stuff before. Good catch, Timbor.

Yeah, I was looking at their halflings, then decided to make sure they had a link.  Some of the historicals are nice, too.
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« Reply #321 on: August 30, 2010, 07:10:55 PM »
Got 18 perry men at arms and they are great!
There are 40 different shades of black, so many fortresses and ways to attack.

So why you complaining!

Offline rufus sparkfire

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« Reply #322 on: August 30, 2010, 09:22:24 PM »
Got 18 perry men at arms and they are great!


When did you order yours?

Mine haven't arrived yet.
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« Reply #323 on: August 30, 2010, 10:18:33 PM »
within 4 days. I got the single arc cannon as well and the foot characters.

Really nice. Going to paint them in the next few days along with the remaining plastic men at arms i've got.
There are 40 different shades of black, so many fortresses and ways to attack.

So why you complaining!

Offline rufus sparkfire

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« Reply #324 on: August 30, 2010, 10:35:38 PM »
4 days!

I've been waiting at least 11. That's annoying.
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