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Offline Timbor

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #875 on: December 04, 2011, 05:23:55 PM »
Indeed, Artizan is better for the historicals.

If you want fantasy ones, then the LAF halberds are far superior too!  Just somewhat more pricey...
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Offline Blue in vt

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« Reply #877 on: December 05, 2011, 02:55:51 AM »
....then the LAF halberds are far superior too!  Just somewhat more pricey...

They are wonderful...but your right...they don't give them away do they!  :eusa_wall:

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Offline White Knight

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #878 on: December 05, 2011, 11:51:56 AM »

Offline Midaski

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« Reply #879 on: December 05, 2011, 12:00:32 PM »
I had a wander around Foundry on Saturday whilst in Nottingham.
I did buy some blisters from their 'bargain bins' but even in the middle of all those racks of minis I wasn't over excited.

I too like Artizan very much, but I am also a TAG fan. I was looking for some weapons a whie back and Fr1day recommended them for that, and whilst I was ordering I added a couple of blisters of their Catholic and Protestant commands, and they really are nice.
Their images do not do the actual models justice either.

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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 ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #880 on: December 05, 2011, 09:25:18 PM »
Minor conversion to the bear -- get rid of the overtly chaos-y stuff, maybe some spike removal. Convert or replace the rider. I think its got a lot of potential for Empire or Kislev.

http://banelegions.maelstromgames.co.uk/?tag=bnl-020

 :-D


Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #881 on: December 07, 2011, 03:06:07 AM »

Offline Timbor

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #882 on: December 07, 2011, 03:27:15 AM »


Looks like they are on their way to Stirland already!
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Offline GamesPoet

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« Reply #883 on: December 07, 2011, 03:33:00 AM »
Some great work on those figures! :icon_cool: :eusa_clap:
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Offline Midaski

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« Reply #884 on: December 07, 2011, 04:33:43 PM »

It would appear Warlord Games have bought or taken over Immortal Miniatures.

Seems reasonable - both make plastics through Renedra - both have ancients.

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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 ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #885 on: December 07, 2011, 05:35:33 PM »
Looks like they are on their way to Stirland already!

LOL! Good call, didn't think of that.  :eusa_clap:




It would appear Warlord Games have bought or taken over Immortal Miniatures.

Seems reasonable - both make plastics through Renedra - both have ancients.

I just read that. I've heard a lot of grumbling about customer service from Immortal. If I understand correctly, I think the owner had other commitments that kept him away from the business. Maybe this will be good for everyone.


Offline GamesPoet

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« Reply #886 on: December 07, 2011, 07:07:45 PM »
Interesting.  I purchased a box of the Athenian Greeks that Immortal Miniatures has made and gave them as a gift.  They were quite good!

So far I've resisted purchasing some for myself, and hopefully Warlord will continue making them available.

And thanks for posting the info! :::cheers:::
« Last Edit: December 07, 2011, 07:18:56 PM by GamesPoet »
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Offline MiB

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« Reply #887 on: December 07, 2011, 09:17:57 PM »
I really hope this means plastic Persians soon, the Immortal miniatures guy was supposed to be working on these.

Offline Fandir Nightshade

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #888 on: December 08, 2011, 03:25:27 PM »
« Last Edit: December 08, 2011, 03:35:58 PM by Fandir Nightshade »

Offline ZeroTwentythree

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« Reply #889 on: December 08, 2011, 05:46:21 PM »
My own personal opinion...

I think his 40k stuff takes the worst of GW 40k and blows cranks it up on steroids making it exceptionally horrible.

Look at the guy in the first link. As soon as he lifts his arms up he's going to crush his own head between those ridiculous shoulder pads. And is that a winged turtle on his chest? There are so many stacked layers of stuff on top of stuff on top of stuff that it's a compositional clutter.

A lot of the fantasy stuff, on the other hand, is pretty good. The dwarfs, the plague snail thing, men at arms, etc. Some of it's got some real character.

That's all opinion. I know I'm not really allowed to have an opinion (see also: inbred hillbilly halflings,) but you asked.  :wink:


Offline GamesPoet

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« Reply #890 on: December 08, 2011, 09:39:05 PM »
Yep, that chest armor on the first one looks over done.

And the guy resting on his sheild, uh boy, if he's suppose to be a Space Marine, then he'd be holding his shield.

At first glance the composition does seem a bit busy, but maybe it just takes some getting adjusted to it.
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Offline Justnorth

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« Reply #891 on: December 09, 2011, 01:00:47 PM »
The 40K stuff is beautifully sculpted, better than the GW 40K stuff and that is high praise indeed.

Edited as mild but unjustifiable personal attack

But that Scibor 40K stuff is superbly sculpted. That is beyond contestation. Love them or loathe them they are really well made indeed. I bet it isn't cheap.  :icon_eek: Thats the nature of quality though, it tends to come at a price.

The fantasy models are lovely too.
That Taurus is just awesome, what a powerful looking and scary beast, fantastic paint job abd photography too.
Both sets of Dwarves are very nice. I love the way they are heavy stylised so they stand aside as Scibor creations rather than a 'copy' of a well known generic option.
I'm a big fan of the Westwind Dwarves which have their own style but these Scibor options are very very nice, lovely sculpting.
Great work all round.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2011, 02:13:26 PM by Midaski »
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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

Offline Wolfgang aus Wien

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« Reply #892 on: December 09, 2011, 01:19:20 PM »
C'mon, gents.
Armor and weaponry that is more likely to injure the owner than any opponent is part and parcel of the GW formula....
More recently, Reaper and Rackham have done some nice work in those areas also. 8-)

Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #893 on: December 10, 2011, 03:25:16 PM »

Offline rufus sparkfire

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #894 on: December 10, 2011, 03:30:43 PM »
Hey, I could still beat up a woman!
If I wanted to.

Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #895 on: December 10, 2011, 04:21:21 PM »

I like the guys playing dice!

Unit filler.


I like them all. I also think the hunting group could make a good unit filler -- put them behind a general on foot.


Offline Justnorth

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« Reply #896 on: December 11, 2011, 10:14:13 AM »
I'm liking the peasants, very rustic simple and honest just as it should be, nice.
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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

Offline Timbor

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« Reply #897 on: December 11, 2011, 05:16:16 PM »
Just found Four A miniatures today, their goblins are very nice, done by kev adams.

Catalog: http://www.fouraminiatures.com/page2.htm

Also, I found something for Rufus:

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Offline FR1DAY

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« Reply #898 on: December 11, 2011, 07:31:28 PM »
Cuttle fish cultists
There are 40 different shades of black, so many fortresses and ways to attack.

So why you complaining!

Offline Justnorth

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« Reply #899 on: December 11, 2011, 10:46:04 PM »
Mind flayers
Excellent, long overdue.  :icon_cool:
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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