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Offline Justnorth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1225 on: April 24, 2012, 05:12:53 AM »
Zero they are Dwarfs, they are not spherical they are ... *ahem*  rotund  :icon_eek: :-D :::cheers:::
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He's French. Since when do his plans have to be feasible?

Offline Uryens de Crux

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1226 on: April 24, 2012, 09:26:03 AM »
Low centre of gravity is all...they are fun figures thats for sure
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Offline Fandir Nightshade

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1227 on: April 24, 2012, 09:45:54 AM »
Those Dwarves are really nice Midaski.


Offline Fandir Nightshade

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1228 on: April 24, 2012, 11:49:27 AM »


alternative Witch hunter?

Those Smog! miniatures from Smart max, there is some nice steam punk in there.

Offline Justnorth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1229 on: April 24, 2012, 04:35:13 PM »
Nice sculpt, very steam punk
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Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1230 on: April 24, 2012, 07:14:46 PM »
That is very nice. What scale, though? I thought (and I may be wrong) that line was a larger/odd scale.

Offline Fandir Nightshade

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1231 on: April 25, 2012, 05:50:53 AM »
You are right 1/35...damn.

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1232 on: April 25, 2012, 01:46:52 PM »
The sculpt looks great, but whoever painted that is amazing.

Offline Justnorth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1233 on: April 25, 2012, 02:48:47 PM »
The rumour mill says that...
Mantic are going to be releasing not one, not two, but three different Human armies and the make up is believed to be...

An Army of Light - good guys, angelic aspect etc.

An Army of Nature - Druidic influence
An Army of Darkness - Chaos cultists?

The Army of Light is likely to be the candidate to interest the Empire collectors...
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Offline Uryens de Crux

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1234 on: April 26, 2012, 01:59:08 PM »
A question to the worthy contributors of this thread but I am looking for some japanese/oriental type figures riding something like Foo Dogs/Kirin/Temple Lions etc.

Does anyone know of such figures available in 25/28mm?
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Offline Donnachaidh

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1235 on: April 26, 2012, 02:13:29 PM »
Years ago (late 80's) Citadel did (I think)

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Offline Uryens de Crux

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1236 on: April 26, 2012, 02:17:45 PM »
Yeah I found them, and they are pretty much exactly what I am after...just I need them a bit more, well, available now.
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Offline Donnachaidh

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1237 on: April 26, 2012, 02:22:00 PM »
Okay, a bit fugly, but it could also be a dodgy paint job
http://www.blackhat.co.uk/online_shop/product_info.php?cPath=121_147_148&products_id=1515&osCsid=0a927a2438a7424efc14c8866cf5546a


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They also have Sandy, Pigsy, Monkey, and Tripitaka in the same range...
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Offline Uryens de Crux

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1238 on: April 26, 2012, 02:30:52 PM »
They look kinda spot on.

I'd have liked them a little larger (to represent Demigriffon Knights) but hey, beggars cant be choosers.

Much appreciated Donnachaidh
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Offline arjunstc

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1239 on: April 26, 2012, 03:34:01 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:


I bought one of their pieces:



http://corblogme.blogspot.com/2011/08/amera-ruin.html

Didn't take too long as I obviously didn't do too much to spruce it up as I want to keep it generic enough for use other than a fantasy setting.
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Offline scarletsquig

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1240 on: April 26, 2012, 03:45:42 PM »
That Amera ruin turned out really nicely, think I'll make an order for some of their stuff sometime.

Offline strollinthewoods

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1241 on: April 26, 2012, 04:14:15 PM »
My future wife in.  eh.. I mean engineer :blush:


Offline Siberius

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1242 on: April 26, 2012, 04:53:51 PM »
Are those Amera things good then? I am really tempted by the river as the sections are really cheap and it would save a lot of effort.
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Offline Midaski

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1243 on: April 26, 2012, 05:31:29 PM »
Are those Amera things good then? I am really tempted by the river as the sections are really cheap and it would save a lot of effort.

To elaborate on the remarks I made earlier they remind me of those plastic inserts in packaging that hold various components in their own little sections. The plastic is pretty thin, - it's not far off the sort of plastic tub you would get such food as coleslaw, creme fraiche, or yoghurt in, but as Fr1day suggested it may be become stronger with paint, pva glue and flock.

I am not keen as I think I would forget and just put too much pressure on a piece or something heavy on it, only to hear a crack!

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Offline arjunstc

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1244 on: April 27, 2012, 12:50:02 AM »
Are those Amera things good then? I am really tempted by the river as the sections are really cheap and it would save a lot of effort.


The plastic is about 1mm thick and not as fragile as a yogurt pot.

http://corblogme.blogspot.com/2011/07/amera-castle-ruins.html

I don't think it will crack if you put some weight on it, but it may bend and crack your paint.

Like I said they are quite reasonably-priced, so you may just want to buy a piece and see for yourself if they are worth investing in.

Offline Justnorth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1245 on: April 27, 2012, 02:54:12 PM »
They are light but strong and they sure won't crack into a hundred pieces if they are dropped. They also won't chip if they are knocked like resin terrain does.
I'm going to buy a bunch of them and see how they look painted and flocked because the price is so unbelievably cheap compared to buying heavy resin terrain.
I have four hobbit holes I adore in resin but they are heavy and would shatter if there was a mishap and they were £25 pounds each.  :icon_eek:
I could get ten of the Amera pieces for less than that and enough change to buy the paint and the flock etc.
I love the fact they are light as well because I travel to play games around the country and it's going to be great to do it with cheap lightweight terrain that can stack in the same single box.
I'll report back to let you know how I get on. :happy:
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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

Offline _JC_

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1246 on: April 28, 2012, 03:38:23 AM »
Does anyone have some good suggestions for some swordsmen.  It seems most places only have pikes/halberds.  Also the cheaper the better

Offline Quickbeam

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1247 on: April 28, 2012, 03:52:56 AM »
Does anyone have some good suggestions for some swordsmen.  It seems most places only have pikes/halberds.  Also the cheaper the better
There was a company called Zvezda some years ago that did a game called Ring of Rule IIRC they had a plastic kit that had swordsmen. I'm sure if you looked around on the internet you could turn up something.
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Offline arjunstc

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1248 on: April 28, 2012, 07:07:45 AM »
Does anyone have some good suggestions for some swordsmen.  It seems most places only have pikes/halberds.  Also the cheaper the better

The Zvezda Ring of Rule Royal Infantry is an option:

http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=27656.0

but they can be hard to find or the postage can be expensive (at least to where I am).

I'm planning to use Empire swordsmen arms on Perry Miniatures WOTR/Mercenaries bodies.

Mirliton is often mentioned:

http://www.mirliton.it/product_info.php?pName=swordsmen&cName=fantasy-2528mm-humans

as are The Assault Group:

http://www.theassaultgroup.co.uk/store/home.php?cat=1

Offline Justnorth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1249 on: April 28, 2012, 07:20:54 AM »
Zvezda make some very good gear but they can be a little bit small.
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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