home

Author Topic: Other Manufacturers  (Read 354263 times)

Offline Donnachaidh

  • Posts: 1178
    • 16th Light Dragoons
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1125 on: March 01, 2012, 02:01:59 PM »
There was some mention of 4Ground back on page 39 about their buildings.

I've just seen these as well:
http://www.4ground.co.uk/

Excuse the poor photo (used the damned phone) but here is one I put together with a Front Rank draft horse


The Ox cart is massive - and I have ox's from Front Rank also to pull it - but they are still bare wood/metal

Did you see this one?
Without so much as a damn your eyes for the inconvenience

Offline Midaski

  • Sunny Sussex, England
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 11444
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1126 on: March 01, 2012, 03:16:01 PM »
Must resist ......... must resist ...............

They will render my Hirst Arts moulds obsolete ...........

The bad news is I have my Salute ticket .............. and their stuff is on the Colonel Bill's Stand.


That cart looks great and for 3.00 it's even better.
That building - painted - is 45.90 - cannot see it offered unpainted as some of their stuff is.

« Last Edit: March 01, 2012, 07:33:18 PM by Midaski »
Quote from: Gneisenau
Quote
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 GamesPoet

  • Posts: 14215
  • Happy Thanksgiving! : )
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1127 on: March 01, 2012, 03:56:20 PM »
The biggest problem with them isn't so much hieght and build as it is the time period they represent.  Their dress is more directed at the Burgundian/Swiss wars era and mine are mixed in with the old 80's Bretonnian crossbowman which represnt same period.
Bretonnians represent HYW period though (at least they did in the 90s), so earlier still. I do agree the grenadier stuff is too early for Empire, but then so is the Perry Miniatures stuff everyone seems to like to use for Empire.

To me, both Grenadier and Perry are better suited for Border Princes and DOW.

But the grenadier full plate knights aren't too different from the Empire ones, so should work. The horses however are rather tiny so will have to be replaced if any mounted figures are purchased.
Got my Perrys being painted up to use for historicals or Tileans (DoW).

- - - - - - - - - -

That cart looks a bit big for just one horse, even with it unloaded.
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

Offline Justnorth

  • Posts: 871
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1128 on: March 01, 2012, 05:59:00 PM »
Must resist ......... must resist ...............

They will render my Hirst Arts moulds obsolete ...........


Really.

The bad news is I have my Salute ticket ..............


See you there O most venerable one ;-)


That building - painted - is 45.90 - cannot see it offered unpainted as som eof their stuff is.

At that price your hirst moulds are looking fairly safe.
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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

Offline Midaski

  • Sunny Sussex, England
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 11444
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1129 on: March 01, 2012, 07:37:50 PM »
At that price your hirst moulds are looking fairly safe.

Well it's the Market Hall painted inside and out and with interiors as per Donnachaidh's pics on the previous page, plus a cottage, which I think is only painted on the outside.

The Market Hall on its own looks like it is 35.00 if you go to the Pirates and Fantasy page.

Compared to some of the resin buildings it's not that bad.

They are apparently going to offer it unpainted - that price will be interesting.

The carts certainly look a winner - simple metal versions are quite pricey in comparison.

« Last Edit: March 01, 2012, 07:40:01 PM by Midaski »
Quote from: Gneisenau
Quote
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 Donnachaidh

  • Posts: 1178
    • 16th Light Dragoons
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1130 on: March 02, 2012, 09:47:53 AM »
I'm seeing Ben and the crew at a party next weekend in Bristol, so I will badger him about an unpainted version - actually I will do it before then as I want him to bring me one to have a play with.

My thought was the cart was too big also. Mrs R says otherwise (she knows about that sort of stuff) but visually, I agree with you.

The Ox cart is better as it is pulled by two animals - or even four or six if you want to.
Without so much as a damn your eyes for the inconvenience

Offline Midaski

  • Sunny Sussex, England
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 11444
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1131 on: March 02, 2012, 09:54:42 AM »

Are you queue jumping at Salute this year ...............  :engel:
Quote from: Gneisenau
Quote
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 Donnachaidh

  • Posts: 1178
    • 16th Light Dragoons
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1132 on: March 02, 2012, 10:00:18 AM »

Are you queue jumping at Salute this year ...............  :engel:

In my defence, I just found myself in the queue, and went with it........

EDIT
Unless I can blag a traders or participants ticket which bypasses all queues..!!  :-P
Without so much as a damn your eyes for the inconvenience

Offline Donnachaidh

  • Posts: 1178
    • 16th Light Dragoons
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1133 on: March 02, 2012, 06:41:38 PM »
And my latest with the Rorkes Drift buildings mixed with rendered walls
Without so much as a damn your eyes for the inconvenience

Offline Justnorth

  • Posts: 871
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1134 on: March 03, 2012, 08:00:50 AM »
Very nice, I can almost hear Michael Caine's cockney accent spouting,
"Don't you point that bloody spear at me!"
 :::cheers:::
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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

Offline Padre

  • Posts: 3215
    • Big Small Worlds
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1135 on: March 03, 2012, 03:22:49 PM »
Except Caine spoke with an officer's accent throughout that film. Didn't he?

There was a cockney skiver who became a hero though - private something or other (many people on this forum will know his name).
Photobucket has now re-destroyed my pictures, so the first half of my collected works thread is no longer working again. To see my website version of the campaign thread, with fully functioning pictures, please go to https://bigsmallworlds.com/

Offline FR1DAY

  • Posts: 3664
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1136 on: March 03, 2012, 10:10:32 PM »
Henry Hook
There are 40 different shades of black, so many fortresses and ways to attack.

So why you complaining!

Offline Padre

  • Posts: 3215
    • Big Small Worlds
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1137 on: March 04, 2012, 10:24:45 AM »
Ha ha! Henry Hook. Hexcellent help.
Photobucket has now re-destroyed my pictures, so the first half of my collected works thread is no longer working again. To see my website version of the campaign thread, with fully functioning pictures, please go to https://bigsmallworlds.com/

Offline Midaski

  • Sunny Sussex, England
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 11444
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1138 on: March 06, 2012, 10:06:28 PM »
It seems someone has spotted some new sets from Fireforge to add to their Teutonic Knights:

Templar Knights and Mounted Sergeants  - both seem to be 12 man sets

http://www.fireforge-games.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=117:templar-knights-mounted-sergeants-preview&Itemid=477

Haven't looked at the sprue details too closely - I guess there will be some overlapping, but I will be at Salute, so that's three new boxes I need to put on the shopping list ............
Quote from: Gneisenau
Quote
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 commandant

  • Posts: 7270
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1139 on: March 06, 2012, 10:28:12 PM »
when is salute?

Offline Justnorth

  • Posts: 871
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1140 on: March 07, 2012, 06:00:55 AM »
Have a look on the south london warlords website
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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

Offline Midaski

  • Sunny Sussex, England
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 11444
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1141 on: March 07, 2012, 08:57:17 AM »
when is salute?

The Saturday before the Bash weekend - April 21st

Quote from: Gneisenau
Quote
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 Donnachaidh

  • Posts: 1178
    • 16th Light Dragoons
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1142 on: March 07, 2012, 09:09:57 AM »
so that's three new boxes I need to put on the shopping list ............

So, have you painted the Conquest Norman's yet...............    :engel:
Without so much as a damn your eyes for the inconvenience

Offline rufus sparkfire

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 33265
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1143 on: March 07, 2012, 09:35:24 AM »
Excuse the poor photo (used the damned phone) but here is one I put together with a Front Rank draft horse


The Ox cart is massive - and I have ox's from Front Rank also to pull it - but they are still bare wood/metal

Is that on a 50 by 100mm base? How big is the 4-wheeled cart?

Also, how durable are these things?

Hey, I could still beat up a woman!
If I wanted to.

Offline Donnachaidh

  • Posts: 1178
    • 16th Light Dragoons
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1144 on: March 07, 2012, 09:43:31 AM »
I would have to measure - I just cut a rectangle of plasticard that fitted both.

They are durable, and the yoke is movable on the ox cart which is impressive.
I found this on the phone, so I uploaded it for you

Without so much as a damn your eyes for the inconvenience

Offline rufus sparkfire

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 33265
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1145 on: March 07, 2012, 09:49:21 AM »
Thanks!

Hmmmm, pretty big then. Too big for a snotling pump wagon! Might get one anyway though.
Hey, I could still beat up a woman!
If I wanted to.

Offline Donnachaidh

  • Posts: 1178
    • 16th Light Dragoons
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1146 on: March 07, 2012, 09:52:13 AM »
Perhaps a snotling pump tank?

If you are looking for conversion perposes, I think it is roughly 100mm long in the body, and between 45mm and 50mm wide
Without so much as a damn your eyes for the inconvenience

Offline rufus sparkfire

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 33265
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1147 on: March 07, 2012, 01:15:38 PM »
I quite fancy the covered wagon. I think it looks nice!

Not for the snotlings though. Way too big. Am building one out of plasticard and sprue instead.
Hey, I could still beat up a woman!
If I wanted to.

Offline Justnorth

  • Posts: 871
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1148 on: March 10, 2012, 07:39:23 AM »
If so what are they like?


Nice, but a tad small. Can't mix 'em with GW

They (they being the missile troops I ordered from Vexilia, cast by Mirliton from the old Grenadier moulds)  have arrived, Huzzah ! and they are rather lovely but they are also closer to 25mm than 28mm.
The pre-slotta base will give them a little added height on top of the slotta but it's also a matter of proportions, they are shorter and slighter than the chunky modern plastics. They will fit perfectly with my Old Glory handgunners and they are rather lovely sculpts, my favourite is the adorable little Culverin, very well sculpted and absolutely perfect as a Halfling cannon. Quite the ticket.
 I'll be getting another because the culverin is just glorious.
Very happy with the hand cannoneers as well. Once again they won't mix particularly well with modern plastics but when it comes to handgunners these models are better sculpted than the modern plastic handgunners and they can be used as historicals as well should the urge take me... I am enamoured with how the sculpt shows the gunner struggling to keep the weapon in position let alone on target. The taper bearers look suitably wary of gettinmg close to the semi-unstable weapon. Nice touch.
Arquebusiers are nice as well, plenty of chainmail and a nice variety in the presentation of the different handgonnes as well showing someone did their research before sculpting.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2012, 07:45:41 AM by Justnorth »
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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

Offline ZeroTwentythree

  • Posts: 7498
  • i'm a mercenary doom bringer
    • Wargaming Blog
Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1149 on: March 12, 2012, 01:40:29 AM »
Got back from Cold Wars earlier today. Saw a couple things there that may be of Empire-ish interest.

First was Bronze Age Miniatures. I saw these dwarfs...

http://www.bronzeagemin.com/miniatures_html/32MM/FANTASY/dwarves/Dwarf-set-2.htm

...but didn't buy any. But I did buy a pack of...

http://www.bronzeagemin.com/miniatures_html/32MM/historical/Pirates/28mmPirate-set-1.htm

Unfortunately it's hard to see what they look like from the pics on the web page. There's some other potentially interesting things on their web page.


I was finally able to see in person were the halflings from Goblin Factory. I picked up two packs. I will post comparison photos in the halfling thread when I get time.


I tried to get a pack of Landsknect Looters from Artizan, but they were didn't have any.


One of the retailers was selling Otherworld figures, so I finally got to see their giant. AMAZING. Would have loved to get one, but it was a bit more than I wanted to spend.