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Offline Quickbeam

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1200 on: April 14, 2012, 04:41:48 AM »
Thanks Timbor!
http://www.theassaultgroup.co.uk/store/product.php?productid=2528&cat=124&page=2
these ones here could work for Marksmen unit fillers.
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Offline Midaski

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1201 on: April 14, 2012, 12:39:37 PM »
I think I would look at the Perrys WotR stuff for Ricco's as well



WR14 Men at Arms / Knights




WR15 Men at Arms / Knights

http://www.perry-miniatures.com/index.php?cPath=23_34

and I think there are a few heavily armoured bodies on their plastic WotR kits


That's one of the sprues, but you can have a hunt around for the others on their site.

I do really like TAG too - they're Italian stuff has very much the flavour of GW DoW units like Marksmen of Miragliano, Bronzino's crew.

As to the Alcatani fellowship I agree with the earlier suggestion - they are a mix of 'eras' so armoured bodies and use some more ancient style heads - try Warlor Games and their Immortal plastics, or Wargames Factory and their Amazons/Greeks. You'll probably get the pikes too with the plastic kits.





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Offline sirolf

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« Reply #1202 on: April 14, 2012, 06:27:36 PM »
You could use these heads for the alcatani felowship

http://www.spikeybits.com/servlet/the-6333/Scibor-cln--Spartan-Heads/Detail

Offline Quickbeam

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« Reply #1203 on: April 14, 2012, 07:04:10 PM »
Wow thanks. I never thought I would get this much help. I will have to post pictures of how it turns out once I actually finish making them.
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Offline Darknight

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1204 on: April 16, 2012, 10:46:23 PM »
While it is a different scale to what we do normally, a lot of the stuff from The Lost Battalion is really nice - I recently ordered some 90mm heads for my Demigryph Spinxes, and they arrived today. They are really lovely sculpts.

His website is down for maintenance right now, otherwise I would totally link to it.
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Offline sirolf

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1205 on: April 18, 2012, 05:41:05 AM »

Offline Justnorth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1206 on: April 18, 2012, 05:55:28 AM »
I am grateful to the Perry miniatures company for introducing more cheap plastic miniatures into the historical ranges and helping, along with other small-ish companies, to break the expensive stranglehold that Foundry had over the historical 28mm market for quite a while.
Interestingly Foundry are still expensive and their new ranges are not up to their standard of old.
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 #1207 on: April 18, 2012, 02:32:48 PM »
I am grateful to the Perry miniatures company for introducing more cheap plastic miniatures into the historical ranges and helping, along with other small-ish companies, to break the expensive stranglehold that Foundry had over the historical 28mm market for quite a while.
Interestingly Foundry are still expensive and their new ranges are not up to their standard of old.

Totally agree.

I also appreciate that many of them are former Foundry sculptors who are still turning out the same high quality figures, but have now "cut out the middle man" and have more control over their lines. Everybody wins!






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« Reply #1208 on: April 18, 2012, 03:38:34 PM »
Those Perry men-at-arms are lovely models; I expect to see a LOT of those in Empire armies!
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Offline TheElectorCount43

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1209 on: April 18, 2012, 04:05:58 PM »

Offline Justnorth

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« Reply #1210 on: April 21, 2012, 09:43:18 PM »
Anybody checked out these guys before, I saw them at Salute today and they were unbelievably cheap.
Also the product weighs next to nothing and would be awesome for carrying and transporting but check out the prices... :-o :icon_eek:

http://www.amera.co.uk/product.php?range=f
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Offline Timbor

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« Reply #1211 on: April 22, 2012, 12:17:27 AM »
I've seen their site before, they have some nice stuff.  I keep meaning to order some of their island sets to use with uncharted seas.
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« Reply #1212 on: April 22, 2012, 03:51:50 PM »
Hah Bingo! Thats exactly what I was thinking. Vety cheap and lightweight and nice looking islands, can't go wrong.  8-)
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Offline FR1DAY

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« Reply #1213 on: April 22, 2012, 03:53:21 PM »
i've got some. a great base to terrain but you need to invest some time on them to make them look good
There are 40 different shades of black, so many fortresses and ways to attack.

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Offline Justnorth

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« Reply #1214 on: April 22, 2012, 04:20:53 PM »
Yep thats the trade off, but if you have the materials and as you say the time then it's a very cost effective investment.
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Offline Midaski

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« Reply #1215 on: April 22, 2012, 08:12:16 PM »
I saw them - I just feel that they are a bit too lightweight.
I cannot see them standing up to too much heavy treatment, and maybe the inverstment in paint and flock time is risky.

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

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« Reply #1216 on: April 22, 2012, 08:27:04 PM »
Hah Bingo! Thats exactly what I was thinking. Vety cheap and lightweight and nice looking islands, can't go wrong.  8-)

That and the islands are specifically designed for US.  I was linked to the amera site from the spartan games blog a while back.
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« Reply #1217 on: April 23, 2012, 06:04:05 AM »
I saw them - I just feel that they are a bit too lightweight.
I cannot see them standing up to too much heavy treatment, and maybe the inverstment in paint and flock time is risky.
They need more than paint and flock. They need the full make over. Plastikard, bits, layers of gravel and textured paint to make them table worthy.
There are 40 different shades of black, so many fortresses and ways to attack.

So why you complaining!

Offline Donnachaidh

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1218 on: April 23, 2012, 04:06:24 PM »
I am grateful to the Perry miniatures company for introducing more cheap plastic miniatures into the historical ranges and helping, along with other small-ish companies, to break the expensive stranglehold that Foundry had over the historical 28mm market for quite a while.
Interestingly Foundry are still expensive and their new ranges are not up to their standard of old.

They did have Rob Baker sculpting.

Which made you think, why pay Foundry prices for 1st Corp quality?
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« Reply #1219 on: April 23, 2012, 04:12:05 PM »
I got some loose Foundry Swashbuckler Dwarfs on Saturday and they really are quite nice and imperial .... they must have been sculpted a while back then.    :engel:
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Metal to Finecast - It is mostly a swap of medium. 

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Offline Donnachaidh

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« Reply #1220 on: April 23, 2012, 04:13:22 PM »
I got some loose Foundry Swashbuckler Dwarfs on Saturday and they really are quite nice and imperial .... they must have been sculpted a while back then.    :engel:

It depends. How many elbows do the arms have?  :icon_mrgreen:
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Offline Midaski

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« Reply #1221 on: April 23, 2012, 04:20:51 PM »
I got some loose Foundry Swashbuckler Dwarfs on Saturday and they really are quite nice and imperial .... they must have been sculpted a while back then.    :engel:

It depends. How many elbows do the arms have?  :icon_mrgreen:




The two models to the left of the word Swashbuckler, and the one with the halberd, just above the sword guy's buckler - and then the sword one with the blue hood above the "ASHBU" -
 I had one of the lantern guy and two each of the others - I think they'll fit into my Imperial dwarf units quite nicely and for about 50p each.

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Offline Donnachaidh

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« Reply #1222 on: April 23, 2012, 05:15:41 PM »
I forgot about the dwarf fatties.

At 50p each they are quite afordablethough and they are nice regardless of the anatomy - apart from the halberdier in the cream coat - there's a special place in hell reserved for that one.

I still love the old Marauder Imperial Dwarfs - they were cool.

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Offline Justnorth

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« Reply #1223 on: April 23, 2012, 08:09:45 PM »
I too love the old marauder Dwarfs, and I love the Foundry fatties as well because for the longest time they were the only way of getting Dwarf Halberdiers. For me some of the Foundry ranges lack character but the Dwarf swashbucklers have character in spades.
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« Reply #1224 on: April 23, 2012, 09:27:53 PM »
I still think they look like little bearded spheres with with chimp arms, and feet but no legs.  :-P

I will give you all that they have character. More so than some of the more recent figures. But I just wish they weren't so... spherical.