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Offline Fandir Nightshade

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #475 on: March 08, 2011, 04:25:36 PM »
And now he finally has stomp attacks to match his posture.

Offline FR1DAY

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #476 on: March 08, 2011, 06:08:17 PM »
thunderstomp even!
There are 40 different shades of black, so many fortresses and ways to attack.

So why you complaining!

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #477 on: March 08, 2011, 10:13:48 PM »
I originally posted this in the B&P, but I suspect the 'collectors' amongst us are more attuned to the CT.

Here we are - a fine puzzle to test our addicts.



I won these on ebay and cannot find the manufacturer.

I already have similar models from Artizan, Grippping Beast, Perry, Magister Militum, Black Tree & Crusader. I've checked several others in my manufacturers list and canot seem to find them.

They are Moorish/Andalusian

The Infantry are in chainmail and there is a pair of each of 6 models.
The archers again are a set of 6 different figures, and the command figures are a 6 too - 2 champs, 2 Standards and 2 trumpeters.

They're pretty nice sculpts and I got the lot for 6.25 including postage from an ebayer up in Douchie-land  :engel:

No cookies, but my mace will be forever grateful .................
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Offline Midaski

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #478 on: March 09, 2011, 09:52:31 PM »
Has anyone heard anything about Gamezone lately?

I see Artemis Balck is not advertising them for Salute.

Gateshead Gaming used to stock them - now no mention I can see.

Their website has been 'under reconstruction' for months.
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Offline Immovable Object

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #479 on: March 09, 2011, 10:00:18 PM »
???????

http://www.gamezoneminiatures.de/index.php/language/en/XTCsid/fb2638db7ba680ee4c57fc24ea46771a

Artemis bloody Blacks never answer their bloody phone anyway. Bloody buggers.


Bloody.





Offline Fandir Nightshade

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #480 on: March 10, 2011, 08:27:24 AM »
Well finally there is a miniature with my name.....

http://www.tabletopshoponline.de/ammon-miniatures-fraaanz.html

Well....I am kind of underwhelmed.  :unsure:

But at least I found Rufus too:

http://www.smartmaxstore.com/doctor-zeels.htm

But their line is kind of cool.....this would be the most perfect Banshee of all time

http://www.smartmaxstore.com/mrs-dudley-en.htm
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Offline rufus sparkfire

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #481 on: March 10, 2011, 10:57:19 AM »
Hey, I could still beat up a woman!
If I wanted to.

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #482 on: March 10, 2011, 03:15:01 PM »
While that, and many of the other "diorama" style figures look great, they seem like they've be a bit odd to use in games. That would look cool as part of a larger display, though!

And I went to the Smog1888 web page to take a look but lost patience waiting for multiple Flash pages to load. One of my pet peeves is when I spend more time waiting for the web page than I spend looking at what I went there for in the first place. After the second waiting period, I just closed the page and gave up trying to look at actual figures. Would have lost patience even quicker if I was on my phone.


Offline Fandir Nightshade

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #483 on: March 10, 2011, 03:27:06 PM »
I think many of the models would look great as unit filler in a demon army.

Our demon player used quiet a lot of Cuthulu monsters as unit filler in his horrors looked great.

I think Helldorado miniatures could work for this too.

Offline rufus sparkfire

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« Reply #484 on: March 10, 2011, 03:55:45 PM »
I would look a bit weird to have a floating squid-portal moving about the table.

And I never buy miniatures that I couldn't conceivably use in a game. I can only buy things I think will be useful.
Hey, I could still beat up a woman!
If I wanted to.

Offline Fandir Nightshade

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #485 on: March 10, 2011, 03:59:25 PM »
Like that strange squid toilet god?

Offline Midaski

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #486 on: March 11, 2011, 06:40:25 PM »

I think we linked to this guy before when he did a review of the plastic vikings from Gripping Beast and Wargames Factory.
This is a new review of the Conquest Norman Knights:

http://www.hourofwolves.org/?view=articles&which=normansInPlastic


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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #487 on: March 15, 2011, 01:54:49 AM »


Just got a few figures that I had a friend pick up at Cold Wars (I couldn't go this year.) I finally got the Perry mercenary plastic set. Very cool!

Also got a few unrelated items -- Molon Labe (formerly Vendel) ancients. They're big fellas! I got a couple packs to round out my Macedonians/Successors, but I probably should have got a pack of Elizabethans too, just to see how they compare to GW etc. The ancients are larger than all my other ancients for the army, including Crusader. They approach Renegade in bulkiness, which means they may be a good addition to Empire/DoW armies. I'll try to take a comparison photo soon.


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« Reply #488 on: March 15, 2011, 05:49:15 PM »
I have oodles of the Vendel ones - you are correct they are more 28mm than 25mm, but I quite like some size variation.
It is much truer to life that there would be 6' guys alongside 5'6" shorter troopers .........

Sort of like having Fandir and Aldaris standing in the ranks .........  :engel:
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« Reply #489 on: March 15, 2011, 11:24:25 PM »
I like a bit of size variation too, as long as they look scaled similar. But as it turns out the Molon Labe figures are not only taller, but the arms seem twice as thick, much larger head, etc. as the 1st Corps figures they need to mix with.

Thought I'd take a pic showing the hypaspists from Molon Labe and 1st Corps, and pike regulars from Crusader and Foundry.



These will be the core of the army. I've got some assorted support infantry, but haven't really got any cavalry yet.

Offline Midaski

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« Reply #490 on: March 16, 2011, 10:28:14 AM »
I meant I have loads of the Elizabethans - not the ancients - sorry.
That's the second time in a couple of days I haven't read something properly - senior moments are on the rise.  :engel:

However a taller person can be stockier. Your pic looks like me on the left, then ALdaris, Fr1day and finally skinny-boy  :icon_wink: Finlay on the right.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #491 on: March 16, 2011, 10:36:31 AM »
So Aldaris attempted to take away your weapons and ended up as the first corpse?

Offline Midaski

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« Reply #492 on: March 18, 2011, 09:51:20 AM »
First Corps have a nice armoured elephant I have on my list to check out at Salute.

Wargames Factory shop is back up and running.
Amazons are in, and the Persians are due to be added next week so they say.


Not sure how the UK will be served?
WF yapped on Facebook about how Northstar were their UK distributor and an order was on its way, yet when I emailed to Nick he hadn't heard a word from them!
I suspect they were 'fulfilling' an order from before the bust up - so not sure what will happen with any new stuff.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #493 on: March 21, 2011, 05:20:41 AM »


http://www.renegademiniatures.com/wotr.htm

Renegade has released some cavalry for their WotR range. I have not seen these figures in person, but I've got some of their Gallic cavalry and they are some of the only figures that come close to GW's cavalry in size. They tower over some of the other historical figures.

Here's a couple old photos I posted in the B&P showing the big horsey figures:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a195/ZeroTwentythree/minicomps/rencomp1.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a195/ZeroTwentythree/minicomps/rencomp2.jpg


If anyone gets a chance to see these new WotR cavalry (or the rest of the line)  in person, I'm curious how they scale up to GW, Perry, etc.


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« Reply #494 on: March 21, 2011, 03:57:02 PM »
I think Nortstar carry Renegade.

I know Dave Thomas ( a 'shows only' guy), and Gripping Beast who have a large stand this year are carrying a lot of Artizan stuff for Northstar.
Northstar posted something on Twitter about Dave carrying "All their Ranges" at another show recently.

I'll ask.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #495 on: March 21, 2011, 08:45:13 PM »
Ideally I would like to find some figures that appear to be wearing Capirote (sp?) - I have an old citadel Acolyte from the Shadows over Bogenhafen leading a unit of Flaggies, but would like an entire unit of something similar. Perhaps there is a Pulp range that does 'Clansmen' that I could convert.

Stuff you could convert- some would need a lot of work for weapons, but there are plenty of robed poses to go around. You could easily add the extrme pointy hat to any and all if you wanted. :)

Pulp Figures:







Artizan:





Reaper:





Strange Aeons:





Black Cat:





Brigade:



Golgo Island:



SuperFigs:




West Wind:









Eureka:



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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #496 on: March 21, 2011, 09:33:41 PM »
Midaski, those figures you posted up near the top might be Newline Designs, I have some of their Han Chinese in a box somewhere and the sculpting style looks similar  :smile2:

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Offline Midaski

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« Reply #497 on: March 21, 2011, 10:00:58 PM »
The shields are moulded on on the ones I have, whereas Newline look like they provide them separately.
Their 28mm periods don't fit either.

Apart from the fact I have the full set already I would have guessed Black Tree or Gripping Beast - they are very close in style and size. All I can assume is they are older OOP models from those suppliers.
GB are at Salute too  - I might slip a couple of mine in my pocket and ask if they recognise them?
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« Reply #498 on: March 21, 2011, 10:27:45 PM »
I'll give Soapy a shout and see what he says  :smile2:

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Offline Gneisenau

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #499 on: March 24, 2011, 06:08:53 PM »
Slightly related: I just read that Renedra now has a set of gravestones.

http://renedra.co.uk/webstore.html#
(scroll down a bit)

I like it.