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Offline Midaski

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1150 on: March 12, 2012, 10:53:20 AM »

I bought a whole load of female minis from Bronze Age last year - David was very helpful and I got 30%

I am sure it was mentioned either earlier in this thread or in the Special Deals thread.

I quite like them.

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Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1151 on: March 12, 2012, 04:15:04 PM »
I am sure it was mentioned either earlier in this thread or in the Special Deals thread.


I feel confident that I've hit the point where it's a legitimate excuse to say that I can't remember everything mentioned in a 47 page long thread.  :wink:


One more thing about the Bronze Age booth, the painting on their display figures was first rate. That's what caught my eye in the first place.

Offline Justnorth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1152 on: March 12, 2012, 09:48:33 PM »
Not impressed by the Bronze age Imperial dwarves at all.
They are way too skinny and at 32mm they look like humans, not Dwarves.
Didn't see much at all onthe website that interested me enough to buy it but I will have a nosey if they have some stuff at Salute because seeing product in person and holding it in your hand is different to looking at pictures on the net.
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1153 on: March 13, 2012, 04:34:38 AM »
Well they have a very different look & morphology from the Marauder dwarfs (and by extension, the White Knight dwarfs) which are the closest comparison. Far different than GW in general. I like them, but I also like the Marauder/WK dwarfs.


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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1154 on: March 13, 2012, 07:43:31 PM »
Yeah they are very different but for me 023, they are just too skinny for dwarves.
Now ok, it's fantasy, and who's to say some Dwarves aren't skinny, it's just I am kinda used to seeing Dwarves looking at least reasonably well rounded in their girth and I like them like that.
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1155 on: March 14, 2012, 05:20:43 PM »
 :::cheers:::

So Ratnik has moved onto Crossbows...in the puff and slash style.  These are preview pics only...they will be available through LAM in the future

















I mourn the loss of my bank balance... :cry:

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1156 on: March 14, 2012, 09:03:38 PM »
This guy's puff and slash style is perfect. Those sleeves are so much more detailed than those made by GW.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1157 on: March 15, 2012, 02:06:20 AM »
Likin' those crossbowmen! :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool:
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1158 on: March 15, 2012, 03:21:06 AM »
I like them. Really nice and over the top. But not in the GW "otherwise bland and crappy figure, but lets put a giant feather on it" over the top. These go all out, and with brilliant sculpting.

I wonder what material he's using to sculpt those.


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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1159 on: March 15, 2012, 11:00:15 AM »
Wow they are seriously over the top but they are also compellingly lush.
Wonderful sculpting.
Love the halfling musician, fabulous.
Not sure if I'll invest in them but they are a work of art and far better puff and slash crossbowmen for a human period army than anything else I've seen.
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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

Offline Fandir Nightshade

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1160 on: March 15, 2012, 11:03:16 AM »
These are fantastic!

I really like the Halfling and I will get these guys after my no mini buying ban! (most likely june but I may extend it to the rest of the year if I continue not painting much).

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1161 on: March 15, 2012, 12:48:22 PM »
wow thats some crazy puff...very nice  :::cheers:::
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1162 on: March 15, 2012, 01:48:58 PM »
I'm working a team of his halberdmen right now and I can tell you they are VERY detailed and excellent sculpts...also some of the cleanest castings that I've seen.  And these look even better...they are a bit over the top but in a good way.  The only downside is that with this level of intricacy they take a long time to paint!  But man do they look good when done.

Cheers,

Blue

BTW...that is supposed to be a boy horn player instead of a hlfling...but I suppose it works fine either way.
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Offline Midaski

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1163 on: March 17, 2012, 08:44:50 PM »

The Dwarf Tales site is down.

Anyone - particularly our Polish friends - know anything?

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1164 on: March 18, 2012, 09:51:40 PM »
Oh my! Those are some sweet Ratnik minis! Just plain lovely!
Oh, and remember GW made it personal, not you!

Offline FR1DAY

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1165 on: March 21, 2012, 06:27:02 PM »
The Perry's ahve given a release date for the mounted men at arms. They will be available at Salute.

http://theminiaturespage.com/news/1266406620/

12 for 18 quid. Or only 16.20 at Maelstrom in a while is awesome value. I'm getting two minimum. Tempted to get 3 for the Charles to Bold figure.

Midaski, your going to Salute aren't you?
There are 40 different shades of black, so many fortresses and ways to attack.

So why you complaining!

Offline cjp

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1166 on: March 21, 2012, 06:57:11 PM »
Claymore Castings has some new archers coming forth:



If you haven't seen their new medieval scots stuff yet, have a look:

http://www.claymorecastings.co.uk/




Offline Justnorth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1167 on: March 23, 2012, 01:56:44 PM »
They're nice  :::cheers:::
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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

Offline Blue in vt

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1168 on: March 23, 2012, 08:32:50 PM »
Agreed!  I wish I could get some historical gaming going in on y as...I'd buy a ton of these!

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1169 on: March 24, 2012, 04:09:44 PM »
The Perry's ahve given a release date for the mounted men at arms. They will be available at Salute.

http://theminiaturespage.com/news/1266406620/


I was just going to post this! But too late.

I already have 15 Voland's Venetors (which is probably enough medieval knights for anyone), but I fancy some of these too.

Hilariously better value than any GW stuff.
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Offline Midaski

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1170 on: March 25, 2012, 08:55:47 PM »
Looks like a 3-box deal gets a free mini ................. and there I was going for just the one box, because of all those Fireforge Knights and Templars and Sergeants ....................


I understand Dave Thomas will have the Claymore Castings medieval Scots pictured above too ...............

My shopping list at Salute is growing daily ....................

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Metal to Finecast - It is mostly a swap of medium. 

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Offline Midaski

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1171 on: March 26, 2012, 07:41:58 PM »
I was interested in something cjp posted in the B&P a while ago, and asked him about them - he pointed me to an old range called Fortress Figures, which he thought had died ..........

.......... well they had, but they have risen again.

http://www.fortressfigures.com/Fortress_Figures/Home.html

http://www.fortressfigures.com/Fortress_Figures/Products_of_the_Past/Products_of_the_Past.html

I've exchanged emails with Jeff Rodman and it appears he is back and planning remastering of some old moulds and new stuff.

Oh by the way htis is the Madponies picture that made me hunt

http://www.madponies.net/athena.html
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Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1172 on: March 27, 2012, 03:50:00 AM »
I was interested in something cjp posted in the B&P a while ago, and asked him about them - he pointed me to an old range called Fortress Figures, which he thought had died ..........

.......... well they had, but they have risen again.

http://www.fortressfigures.com/Fortress_Figures/Home.html

http://www.fortressfigures.com/Fortress_Figures/Products_of_the_Past/Products_of_the_Past.html

I've got a bunch of the Hareballs figures. Somewhere hidden away in my basement is a "Night of the Lepus" themed Hordes of the Things army, in which they were used as beast elements.   :mrgreen:

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1173 on: March 30, 2012, 08:59:18 PM »
Have you all seen this?

http://manorhouseworkshopmindstalkers.wordpress.com/

Mordheim! Mordheim! Mordheim!
Price is reasonable, too.

Offline Justnorth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1174 on: March 31, 2012, 03:33:17 PM »
Very nice and perfect for Mordheim.
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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