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Offline Prince Nuada

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #950 on: December 31, 2011, 04:19:41 PM »
He looks like one of the doctors (Dr Who).
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Offline Justnorth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #951 on: December 31, 2011, 05:10:40 PM »
Thats a good point, it doesn't hurt the figure at all that it has an immaculate quality paint job.
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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

Offline patsy02

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #952 on: December 31, 2011, 05:50:03 PM »
Nonsense, plop on a disproportionately huge feathered hat and you have yourself an imperial halfling.
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Offline Justnorth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #953 on: January 02, 2012, 09:00:45 PM »
Nonsense, plop on a disproportionately huge feathered hat and you have yourself an imperial halfling.
Better yet hang it off his penny farthing Lol
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Offline Wolfsgaum

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #954 on: January 03, 2012, 01:54:03 AM »
I don't know. He looks right at home in Middle Earth.

Offline Justnorth

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« Reply #955 on: January 03, 2012, 09:39:56 AM »
It's a nice sculpt and the painting is stellar but why does it have a lemon hanging off its belt?
And why is it wearing a late style embroidered flat cap?
Flat caps were almost universally worn in the 19th century by working class men throughout Britain and Ireland, and versions in finer cloth were also considered to be 'suitable casual countryside wear' for upper-class English men (hence the contemporary alternative name golf cap).
Flat caps were worn by fashionable young men in the 1920s.
Hence my reason for pointing to the steam punk and dystopian war genre.

GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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Offline GamesPoet

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #956 on: January 04, 2012, 10:51:14 PM »
Osprey are fabulous, but... you would need  a few of them and they are for keeps, because they are not cheap. For quality though, unsurpassed...
I buy Osprey used.  There are used book stores, and particularly those that specialize in selling military ones, the Osprey books can be found for half the retail price, and usually in very good shape often almost new.

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By the way ... who makes the halfling?
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Offline Donnachaidh

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #957 on: January 05, 2012, 12:18:53 PM »
Hello gentlemen.

I would like to pop in from the real life to bring your attention to cooperation between Warlord games, Empress miniatures and 4ground designs. These companies produced rather interesting sets concerning Anglo Zulu war. Couple of months ago, a new whole-diorama-in-a-box was announced depicting the defence of Rorke's Drift, containg two wooden models of buildings, lots of resin barricades and some British soldiers and Zulu warriors.
http://store.warlordgames.com/rorkes-drift-7561-p.asp...

The MDF buildings are fantastic. The quality of the production and the attention to detail is the best I have seen for laser cut MDF to date.

You can buy them from their website www.4ground.co.uk/

I have almost finished the barn, but WIP pictures of the farmhouse and the walls I took to show a mate of mine the scale of them...

With Perry Napoleonic British


Farmhouse interior - Coppleston Future Wars rebels assaulted by Foundry Street Violence SWAT team.

Talking to them, the next product released will be timber framed Tudor houses. I saw the prototypes last year of the first one which he had scaled for 15mm, 20mm, and 28mm.

I am very much looking forward to what they will be producing in the future.
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Offline GamesPoet

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« Reply #958 on: January 05, 2012, 05:04:22 PM »
I like how that building complex can be used for different eras. :icon_cool:

The set of buildings, walls, and extras looks to be about $169, without the Warlord Games figures.
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Offline Justnorth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #959 on: January 06, 2012, 12:35:40 PM »
Where are the skulz?  I'm suffering from skulz deprivation Lol  :icon_mrgreen:

Seriously, very nice indeed, thanks for posting, I am looking forward to seeing what they come out with for an older period. I'd be up for buying some of that  :icon_wink:.
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Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #960 on: January 06, 2012, 03:00:10 PM »
Where are the skulz?  I'm suffering from skulz deprivation Lol  :icon_mrgreen:

 :eusa_clap:

I hear Queen Victoria was big on the blood sacrifices & sat on a skull throne.


Talking to them, the next product released will be timber framed Tudor houses. I saw the prototypes last year of the first one which he had scaled for 15mm, 20mm, and 28mm.

Looking forward to that as well!

Offline Timbor

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #961 on: January 06, 2012, 06:16:23 PM »
Foundry has their new ruleset "Tribes of Legend" up for preorder.  Anyone hear whether the game will be entertaining at all?

http://wargamesfoundry.com/books/wargames_rule_book/any/any/tribes_of_legend_fp026/

I might consider it next time they decide to list it at 50% off  :engel:
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Offline Donnachaidh

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #962 on: January 08, 2012, 08:36:52 PM »
Talking to them, the next product released will be timber framed Tudor houses. I saw the prototypes last year of the first one which he had scaled for 15mm, 20mm, and 28mm.

Looking forward to that as well!

Just had a look on their website and they are up..!

10 each and 5 variations
www.4ground.co.uk/Default.aspx?page=262

They look to have interiors as well


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Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #963 on: January 09, 2012, 04:33:51 AM »
Very nice, and a good price too if it's not a hassle to get them in the US.

My only concern is that the timber bits will be flush with the stucco infill. The roof tiles are also a bit flat compared to resin buildings, but I could probably live with that and/or cover the roof with my own 3d tiles/shingles/shakes/thatch/whatever.


edit: Assuming that I order more than 30 worth of stuff, it's 10 shipping. I'd probably get the set of 5, so that might not be too bad. Maybe get a couple guys to place an order together. UK shipping is sweet, as anything over 30 is free.
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Offline Justnorth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #964 on: January 09, 2012, 08:49:52 AM »
If folk have the ability to look after them and keep them in nice condition then 10 a pop is cheap for that kind of visual quality
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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

Offline Donnachaidh

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #965 on: January 09, 2012, 10:59:16 AM »
My only concern is that the timber bits will be flush with the stucco infill. The roof tiles are also a bit flat compared to resin buildings, but I could probably live with that and/or cover the roof with my own 3d tiles/shingles/shakes/thatch/whatever.

I have some "teddy bear" fir to try a thatched roof with, but I have not gotten round to it yet.

I want to try a pantiled roof, but the only decent plastic card pantiles I have found are 00 scale. Some not as nice O scale ones are availablewhich I may turn to.

The roof tiles are a bit like paving stones. They are usable, but you can do better with your own tiles or thatch

The wooden beams (if like Rorkes Drift) are very well delimited so they do not just blend in to the rendered walls. The exposed brick and wood is etched well, and the border is etched deep. There is certainly enough depthl to enable dry brushing. to pick out the detail.

They also got a pot of "render" on the site. I was looking at DIY products to add render to the walls myself ut I may give this a go - after I pay the vets bills
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Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #966 on: January 09, 2012, 02:50:53 PM »
I have some "teddy bear" fir to try a thatched roof with, but I have not gotten round to it yet.

I want to try a pantiled roof, but the only decent plastic card pantiles I have found are 00 scale. Some not as nice O scale ones are availablewhich I may turn to.


I've been wanting to try the teddy bear fur trick. I did have pretty good luck with using some putty and sculpting some thatch.

http://zerotwentythree.blogspot.com/2011/10/thatching.html

My first thought, though, is simple shingles/shakes made from thin card scavenged from a cereal or cracker box.


As far as their "render," you might also check an art.craft store for  textured acrylic gels. Sounds like the same thing.

http://www.goldenpaints.com/products/medsadds/gels/gels.php


Offline rufus sparkfire

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #967 on: January 09, 2012, 03:01:36 PM »
Hey, I could still beat up a woman!
If I wanted to.

Offline FR1DAY

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« Reply #968 on: January 09, 2012, 04:06:48 PM »
I'd imagine he'd have an enormous combat servitor to back him up!
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 #969 on: January 09, 2012, 07:58:31 PM »
I seem to recall a lot of people drooling over Mantic's Undead - and as no-one reads stickies ................ well Northstar have some on offer, so check the Special Offers sticky for the link.

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Offline Johnny-Crass

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« Reply #970 on: January 09, 2012, 08:05:25 PM »
Mantics undead look horrid IMO.  Wait let me rephrase, Mantic MODELS look horrible IMO

I am surprised no BaneLegions or BaneBeasts have popped up yet
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Offline Justnorth

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« Reply #971 on: January 10, 2012, 02:17:18 PM »
I seem to recall a lot of people drooling over Mantic's Undead - and as no-one reads stickies ................ well Northstar have some on offer, so check the Special Offers sticky for the link.

 :closed-eyes:

The Mantic Undead are selling unbelievably quickly for a small company, but I guess without all the retail overheads they can afford the killer pricing structures they are delivering. Interesting to note they blend in well with the GW Undead as well.
Poor old GW have dropped the ball with their VC undead.
They used to be #9-10 years ago but the last 2 editions of VC Undead have got it mostly wrong. Especially in the ghouls and zombies where Mantic have stolen a march.
I still have not bought the Mantic Undead because my flavour of Undead is one that GW still do very well and that is the Tomb Kings. Still can't go past GW for a good dead gyppo.
Tomb Guard are static but I don't care, they are lovely models.
That sphinx monstrosity though, what a load of kaka.
I'm yet to see anyone do better TK Undead than GW and that includes Croc Games
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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

Offline rufus sparkfire

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #972 on: January 10, 2012, 02:31:01 PM »
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I'd imagine he'd have an enormous combat servitor to back him up!

I'm thinking robot spider.

Also, 'special' hobbit pipe weed = psychotroke grenades.



I seem to recall a lot of people drooling over Mantic's Undead - and as no-one reads stickies ................ well Northstar have some on offer, so check the Special Offers sticky for the link.

I ordered some because they were cheap, and I don't want to pay much for skeletons. If they are rubbish I will of course be blaming you!

Ha ha.
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Offline Fandir Nightshade

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #973 on: January 11, 2012, 01:15:23 PM »
Damn Mantic are picking up pace...their Cadians are pretty nice too.

http://www.manticgames.com/Shop-Home/Warpath/Corporation/Product/Corporation-Armoured-Division-Ultimate-Deal-148-Figures.html

At 150 $ for around 120 models including 15 heavy weapon teams it becomes even nicer.

Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #974 on: January 11, 2012, 04:57:25 PM »
Those really are good so far.