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Offline Midaski

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1075 on: February 11, 2012, 04:54:42 PM »
Boxes of Empire knights on ebay go very cheaply these days - I've picked a brand new box up for around £6 a couple of times in the last year, just to get armoured torso and left arms for conversions.

Maybe you should hang on to them for twenty years by which time we might have new ones and the current ones might have some nostalgia value  :engel:

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1076 on: February 12, 2012, 10:27:09 AM »
O venerable one, how can you think so poorly of Games Workshop, whom you know in their inimitable wisdom will release new knights just at the right time   
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GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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« Reply #1078 on: February 20, 2012, 09:08:47 PM »
If I recall correctly, these might have been posted previously, but if not, here they are ...

http://sgmm.biz/borderreivers.html

Those are looking mighty fine!  :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool:
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« Reply #1079 on: February 21, 2012, 01:37:10 AM »
Just found these ...

http://www.outpostwargameservices.co.uk/

The links to their pictures are at the bottom of that page.  Not sure if the figures are as good as the ones in the previous post, plus they're listed as 25mm.  Does anyone have any experience with this manufacturer or their Border Reiver series?
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« Reply #1080 on: February 21, 2012, 01:54:10 AM »
And here's some more 28mm Border Reivers ...

http://www.monolithdesigns.co.uk/borderreivers.htm

An those look cool! :icon_biggrin:
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1081 on: February 21, 2012, 04:20:44 PM »
If I recall correctly, these might have been posted previously, but if not, here they are ...

http://sgmm.biz/borderreivers.html

Those are looking mighty fine!  :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool:

They're the old Vendel range that were sold in the UK - Stafford Games sort of took them over for a while, and still hada few minis at the last show I went to, but then the business (moulds ) were sold over the pond ......................

They are quite nice - I have a few .............
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1082 on: February 21, 2012, 06:20:03 PM »
I bought two packs of the ancients from the new US manufacturer of the old Vendel figures (Molon Labe/Sgt. Major.) Maybe I was just unlucky, but both packs were pretty poorly cast. In fact, the pack of staff slingers is more or less unusable. It looks like there was a chunk of the mold missing, so one part of the face around the eye is just a horrible lump -- almost like the Skaven figures that have chunks of warpstone jammed into their eye sockets, but less defined. No hope of making them look human. The other pack (hypaspists) was better, but still had a lot of flash - more than any other figure I've seen from any manufacturer in a decade or so. I haven't even bothered with trying to clean/paint them, so I don't remember if the two sides aligned properly or if there was any slippage in the molds. Below is a pic of the hypaspist -- I don't have one of the staff slinger.


EDIT: I just packed these figures up, I had it backwards. The hypaspists, shown below, are the ones with the messed up eyes. It's the left eye, you can kind of see the lump projecting out in front of the helmet in the photo. The staff slingers look somewhat serviceable.




All of those figures are in "straight out of the package" condition -- no cleaning/filing done to any of them.

I was going to order a bunch of figures from them, but wanted a couple "sample packs" first. Good thing I did!

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1083 on: February 21, 2012, 11:53:36 PM »
Man that molon labe one looks crap.

Foundry looks like the pick of the litter there.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1084 on: February 22, 2012, 04:40:33 AM »
Man that molon labe one looks crap.

Foundry looks like the pick of the litter there.

I actually prefer the Crusader. They're a bit simpler & easier to paint, the Foundry shields are small (diameter) but thick, and although these figures are OK, I've noticed that the casting quality on some of the Foundry figures seems to have declined in recent years. But still, they're from the "golden age" of Foundry and are only a close second to Crusader, for me.


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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1085 on: February 22, 2012, 06:18:20 AM »
It would be easier to choose with them in-hand.
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« Reply #1086 on: February 22, 2012, 03:03:31 PM »
Like the looks of the Crusader figure, the First Corp looks detailed, and the Molon Lobe really looks like its hurting.
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« Reply #1087 on: February 22, 2012, 05:13:10 PM »
I was going to buy some of the mastiffs off Molon Labe..... starting to second guess it now
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1088 on: February 22, 2012, 07:15:03 PM »
Probably can't mess up the casting on the dogs too much.

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1089 on: February 22, 2012, 07:23:35 PM »
I was going to buy some of the mastiffs off Molon Labe..... starting to second guess it now

I have some from when they were made in the UK - realistic size so smaller than the Mordheim Witch Hunter wardogs!  :engel:
Hopefully the moulds have travelled better than the 'Ancients' pictured above.

If I was O23 I would have complained and sent them back .....................
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1090 on: February 22, 2012, 07:53:34 PM »
I was going to buy some of the mastiffs off Molon Labe..... starting to second guess it now

I have some from when they were made in the UK - realistic size so smaller than the Mordheim Witch Hunter wardogs!  :engel:
Hopefully the moulds have travelled better than the 'Ancients' pictured above.

If I was O23 I would have complained and sent them back .....................
They are really that small?  :icon_cry:
I was going to use them as warhounds. oh well
I would have sent them back too......
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1091 on: February 23, 2012, 09:54:28 PM »
Speaking of warhounds ....

http://www.ragingheroes.com/collections/complete-collection/products/pack-of-cyberwolves

These might make pretty good Space Wolf thunderwolf mounts, or for some other purpose (if the Empire can have the robo-horse, surely an Ulric Engineer would . . . )
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1092 on: February 24, 2012, 09:39:11 AM »
War dogs.

If you can find them, Chronopia "Sons of Kronos War Hounds"
http://www.princeaugust.ie/target_games/tg2350.html

Not a bad size (but please excuse the picture from my phone)


Gripping Beast also do them (but not sure on size)
http://www.grippingbeast.com/product.php?ItemID=289

And Warlord Games
http://store.warlordgames.com/warhound-pack-542-p.asp
Without so much as a damn your eyes for the inconvenience

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1093 on: February 24, 2012, 11:36:33 AM »

The Warlord Games ones are quite tiny - I had bought the Vendel ones a few years ago, and then saw the WG ones at Salute - quite a difference.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1094 on: February 24, 2012, 04:53:41 PM »
Just had the WG weekly email ..........

I quite like this:

http://www.warlordgames.com/18097/new-warlord-games-firepower-lights/

 ......... now we need sound effects ........

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1095 on: February 24, 2012, 09:32:04 PM »
Way too cool  :icon_razz:
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« Reply #1096 on: February 25, 2012, 01:19:16 PM »
Certainly brought a smile to my face this morning! :::cheers:::
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« Reply #1097 on: February 26, 2012, 01:18:38 AM »
I read this. Made me laugh.

(There is link up there, just in case you were wondering.)
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1098 on: February 26, 2012, 11:07:32 AM »
And he has a point, too.


(Is that your blog, wissenlander...?)

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« Reply #1099 on: February 26, 2012, 02:44:41 PM »
I quite like this:

http://www.warlordgames.com/18097/new-warlord-games-firepower-lights/

 ......... now we need sound effects ........


I like those too. Very cool.

Back in the early, golden age of my gaming experience, I played at a store where one of the guys built terrain with those incandescent "flickering candle" lights in them. He had a big mine entrance that we used at the store. LEDs are probably a lot more practical (though maybe not as convincing for torch/fire light.)


I read this. Made me laugh.

To some extent I get the point but at the same time I think he underestimates the power of cheap. I'm not the biggest fan of most of Mantic's ranges. But, for example, if I were to play undead, I see no reason to spend ridiculous money on GW figures when Mantic has done it at least as good (if not better) for half the price. Some people feel that way about their other ranges.

I think he misses what they are doing. They're not going head to head with GW, they're riding GW's coat tails. They seem to be doing OK.