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Offline Marek

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1175 on: March 31, 2012, 09:25:54 PM »
Very nice and perfect for Mordheim.

Indeed very nice, and certainly a good alternative to the 'lottery winners' version from Grand Manner...

http://www.grandmanner.co.uk/28mm_Convent_Bussaco_1810--product--301.html
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Offline patsy02

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1176 on: April 01, 2012, 12:56:42 AM »
I wonder what material he's using to sculpt those.
Brown stuff. And yes, these are what GW's models should look like.
I agree with the inhumane treatment of animals.

Offline Justnorth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1177 on: April 01, 2012, 09:35:49 AM »
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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

Offline MiB

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1178 on: April 01, 2012, 10:13:14 AM »
Have you all seen this?

http://manorhouseworkshopmindstalkers.wordpress.com/

Mordheim! Mordheim! Mordheim!
Price is reasonable, too.
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Offline Blue in vt

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1179 on: April 01, 2012, 11:36:31 AM »
 :::cheers:::

My Ratnik team has finished competeing in the Lead Painters League over at the LAF and now I can share them with you...they are just great figures



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Offline Midaski

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1180 on: April 01, 2012, 02:26:12 PM »
Have you all seen this?



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


Do we know any more about the material?

Material: Synto Stone (hard stone plaster similar  polyester resin )

I guess this is more sturdy than the hard foam buildings that I have seen?
The latter are quite light to pick up and feel so lightweight that I do not trust their durability.
Indeed the Weib seems to have got a hole in her one in her thread quite easily.


I'm not so convinced about the usage for Mordheim either - these are proper buildings for a town or manor scenery on a battle board, whereas Mordheim wants more damaged buildings for more access.




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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 Justnorth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1181 on: April 01, 2012, 02:41:42 PM »
Light weight isnt necessarily a bad thing if you are going to get a lot of use out of them, it makes them easier to carry when transporting them to clubs or a friends for gaming.
Heavier are much more inclined to damage themselves if they suffer the terror of being dropped. Resin smashes, cracks and splinters, and that takes a lot of work to put right.
The lightweight options are more likely to bounce and not break.
When packing the car/van the heavier options have to be padded out to stop them from landing on other more delicate items but you cant put them at the bottom in case they in turn get crushed by something heavy (like a box of juggernauts etc.)
I tend to buy the lighter options but not 'too' light. Definitely not flimsy.

I think for lift off roofing the heavier options tend to be better, but for necromunda and Mordheim the robust but lightweight options are better.

If you are going to keep your terrain at home permanently then the heavier options are just as good as any others.
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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

Offline Shadowlord

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1182 on: April 01, 2012, 02:43:39 PM »
My Ratnik team has finished competeing in the Lead Painters League over at the LAF and now I can share them with you...they are just great figures

Too bad they are metal, because like all their minis, these are ace.
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Offline Blue in vt

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1183 on: April 01, 2012, 02:47:10 PM »

Too bad they are metal, because like all their minis, these are ace.

That sir is blasphemy!

They are wonderful... You give them
A try anyway!

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Offline Donnachaidh

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1184 on: April 01, 2012, 04:39:48 PM »
I'm not so convinced about the usage for Mordheim either - these are proper buildings for a town or manor scenery on a battle board, whereas Mordheim wants more damaged buildings for more access.

Take a look at http://www.monolithdesigns.co.uk/medieval2.htm

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Offline Justnorth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1185 on: April 09, 2012, 11:48:44 AM »
Badgers !
http://www.frpgames.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=65479
Does anybody know what scale these might be?

I'm hoping they are big enough to be a nice size to carry my Dwarf riders so I can have some Dwarf Badger cavalry.
They will have the westwind berserkers riding them, as I have removed some from my many razorback riders.
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 #1186 on: April 10, 2012, 11:11:09 AM »
Some pictures of the recent 4Ground offerings they have released that I picked up at a do last month





I used their render on the timber framed cottage and although not so keen when applying it, it made a difference when painting.

All three of them have the window and door add on sets (although the door isn't on the jail yet)
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Offline Midaski

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1187 on: April 10, 2012, 02:03:00 PM »
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All three of them have the window and door add on sets

Can you elaborate on that?

I have looked at their website, and the pictures, and I believe Colonel Bill's is stocking them at Salute.

However is it fairly flat or do the beams actually stand out a bit?
You mentioned 'render' so I assumed you added it between the beams?

I think on another forum I saw oneof their buildings where someone had added a 'balsa beam' on top of the existing beam - to give more depth.
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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 Donnachaidh

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1188 on: April 10, 2012, 02:35:22 PM »
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All three of them have the window and door add on sets

Can you elaborate on that?

I have looked at their website, and the pictures, and I believe Colonel Bill's is stocking them at Salute.

However is it fairly flat or do the beams actually stand out a bit?
You mentioned 'render' so I assumed you added it between the beams?

I think on another forum I saw oneof their buildings where someone had added a 'balsa beam' on top of the existing beam - to give more depth.
The beams actually sit back a little as they are etched out. This is actually more in keeping with some of the genuine buildings

From my nerdy research when looking at painting stuff, it seems to be that in most cases the buidings with more prominent frames are mock Tudor, and the wood was added after the fact to make the building look Tudor.
Although I was contacted by a pub just outside Manchester who was looking at putting on a show to celebrate their 400th anniversary, and they have a genuine Tudor building with a mock tudor facade

Yes, I added base render between the beams to give a bit of texture to add depth when painting.

This one has been made from taking one of the base “silhoutte” (no etched grain) buildings and adding balsa to it. Thatch made from a towel


Instructions for towel thatch here
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?ev2p4feg19lsf21
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Offline TheElectorCount43

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1189 on: April 10, 2012, 09:37:03 PM »

Offline Darknight

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1190 on: April 11, 2012, 10:48:24 PM »
http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/65143/sku-down/65143

I'm thinking this might find its way into a few armies unhappy with the size of the new Gryphon . . .
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Offline cjp

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1191 on: April 12, 2012, 02:13:57 AM »
I'm not sure if Warploque has made it up here yet, be he's launching off on his human race for his own fantasy world, and some folks may be interested in what he's working on:






Not to mention his halflings:






www.warploqueminiatures.co.uk

Offline Fandir Nightshade

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1192 on: April 12, 2012, 11:02:38 AM »
Some really nice Ogres in here but I guess you can use some of the models for Empire too

http://titan-forge.com/

http://titan-forge.com/fantasy_miniatures_bloodsail_island_bloodsail_island_warband_set


Offline Justnorth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1193 on: April 12, 2012, 08:09:10 PM »
Nice ogres, not to my taste but nice nonetheless.
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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

Offline Quickbeam

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1194 on: April 13, 2012, 06:54:04 AM »
I didn't think starting an entire new thread on this would be a good idea but does anyone know of any alternative models that would work to complete some old dogs of war units? specifically Riccos republican guard and the alacanti fellowship? Thanks  :::cheers:::
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Offline shavixmir

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1195 on: April 13, 2012, 08:30:19 AM »
http://www.theassaultgroup.co.uk/store/home.php

They do loads of ranges - anyone bought their minis?

Yes. I'm building my 40K Tallarn army, using their modern-warfare Afghan / Taliban minis as the basic troops.
I've even given some of them plasma guns.
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Offline Justnorth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1196 on: April 13, 2012, 05:51:09 PM »
I didn't think starting an entire new thread on this would be a good idea but does anyone know of any alternative models that would work to complete some old dogs of war units? specifically Riccos republican guard and the alacanti fellowship? Thanks  :::cheers:::

Midaski is your man for that stuff.
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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

Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1197 on: April 13, 2012, 07:29:42 PM »
I didn't think starting an entire new thread on this would be a good idea but does anyone know of any alternative models that would work to complete some old dogs of war units? specifically Riccos republican guard and the alacanti fellowship? Thanks  :::cheers:::

Both are tricky.

First, there weren't a whole lot of pikemen with that degree of armour - especial the complete, full plate of Riccos. Additionally, the Alcatani helmets are a bit a historic. You might be able to recreate them by using some armoured late 15th century pikemen, but swapping the heads with some ancient greek hoplites. As for Riccos, maybe converting some other heavy infantry (dismounted knights) to use pikes instead of the usual varieties of "greatweapons."

You might look at The Assault Group (TAG) and Front Rank for some figures for conversion.

TAG also does fairly convincing replacements for the DoW Lost Legion pikemen, IIRC.


Offline Quickbeam

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1198 on: April 14, 2012, 12:49:20 AM »
Thanks for the lead! If I find anything of note I'll post it on this site and DOW online in case other people would like to know.
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Offline Timbor

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1199 on: April 14, 2012, 02:49:05 AM »
These guys might do:



http://www.crusaderminiatures.com/prod.php?prod=198&cat=5&sub=16&page=1

Only 4 poses, but could supplement a unit.
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