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Offline Darknight

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1275 on: May 03, 2012, 01:46:24 PM »
On this subject (I specifically found this thread to comment); is it a bad sign when Foundry offer me (the guy going a Greek-themed Empire army) 20% off their prices for Greek miniatures and I still go "Meh" after looking at them?

They just aren't very good - maybe it is the painting, but there is so much there which simply isn't nicely sculpted. The models are very heavy and thick; I can't think of a better description. They don't have elegance to them. One or two are nice, but not the majority of them.

And, in metal, they are too expensive for what they are - when there are plastic alternatives around for a fraction of the price which are easier to convert etc.

I would have been tempted by some of the female Greek "civilians" for unit fillers etc. (as priestesses etc.) but they all look like men in unconvincing drag . . .
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1276 on: May 04, 2012, 10:15:28 AM »
Their new Greek mythology range ranges from really bad over mediocre to just about passable. However, their slightly older historical "World of the Greeks" range, which also has some mythological characters in it, is sculpted by Steve Saleh and still very good. Of course, Steve Saleh is now sculpting an excellent new Greek range for Gorgon Studios as well.

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« Reply #1277 on: May 04, 2012, 01:08:16 PM »
Not sure if this is the right place for this, but I stuck Empire State troops arms onto Perry WOTR bodies.



http://corblogme.blogspot.com/2012/05/perry-wotr-infantry-with-gw-arms.html

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« Reply #1278 on: May 04, 2012, 02:17:50 PM »
Of course, Steve Saleh is now sculpting an excellent new Greek range for Gorgon Studios as well.

http://www.gorgon-studios.com/

These guys?

Thanks for the tip - I'll take a look.

EDIT : Thanks for the tip doubly so!

Went there, clicked on "Mythic World" and this is what I see! http://www.gorgon-studios.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13&products_id=10

The Oracle at Delphi! Which is exactly what I am patterning my Luminark after!

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1279 on: May 04, 2012, 05:25:49 PM »
Not sure if this is the right place for this, but I stuck Empire State troops arms onto Perry WOTR bodies.



http://corblogme.blogspot.com/2012/05/perry-wotr-infantry-with-gw-arms.html
What do they look like with the halberds/spears from gw on them?

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1280 on: May 04, 2012, 06:34:08 PM »
Not sure if this is the right place for this, but I stuck Empire State troops arms onto Perry WOTR bodies.


Those work pretty well!


Their new Greek mythology range ranges from really bad over mediocre to just about passable. However, their slightly older historical "World of the Greeks" range, which also has some mythological characters in it, is sculpted by Steve Saleh and still very good. Of course, Steve Saleh is now sculpting an excellent new Greek range for Gorgon Studios as well.

Years ago I had the pleasure of painting a commission for a huge Foundry Greek army. While I realize those figures (the Saleh ones) arent to everyone's taste, I thought they were a pleasure to paint and looked great en masse.

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1281 on: May 04, 2012, 08:52:03 PM »
Went there, clicked on "Mythic World" and this is what I see! http://www.gorgon-studios.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13&products_id=10

The Oracle at Delphi! Which is exactly what I am patterning my Luminark after!

It's a great model, I have one too. So many possible applications too. :happy:

They also make a good witchhunter in the "convention models" section:

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« Reply #1282 on: May 05, 2012, 09:18:33 AM »

What do they look like with the halberds/spears from gw on them?
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I only bough the sword arms because the Perry sets didn't come with them.

But looking at the sprues, the polearm arms have hands about the same as the sword arms, so they should fit.

http://www.fromboxtobattle.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=125&t=162

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1283 on: May 05, 2012, 09:36:02 AM »
They also make a good witchhunter in the "convention models" section:

I quite like that.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1284 on: May 05, 2012, 08:04:14 PM »

What do they look like with the halberds/spears from gw on them?

I only bough the sword arms because the Perry sets didn't come with them.

But looking at the sprues, the polearm arms have hands about the same as the sword arms, so they should fit.

http://www.fromboxtobattle.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=125&t=162
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So how wide is the body of the perry WOTR bodies compared to the gw statetroops?

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« Reply #1285 on: May 06, 2012, 02:15:56 PM »


So how wide is the body of the perry WOTR bodies compared to the gw statetroops?
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The Perry bodies are 66.5mm wide at the shoulders.

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1286 on: May 06, 2012, 08:22:59 PM »


So how wide is the body of the perry WOTR bodies compared to the gw statetroops?

The Perry bodies are 66.5mm wide at the shoulders.
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66.5mm?
that's 6.65cm

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« Reply #1287 on: May 07, 2012, 12:45:10 AM »
dies are 66.5mm wide at the shoulders.
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66.5mm?
that's 6.65cm
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Sorry, sticky key - it's 6.5mm.  :icon_redface:

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1288 on: May 07, 2012, 02:01:58 PM »
Fantastic mini for Rufus


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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1289 on: May 07, 2012, 03:20:42 PM »
Owl-griffon!

Amazing.  :Ohmy:
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1290 on: May 07, 2012, 09:25:38 PM »
The owl-griffin is OK, the dwarf rider is odd looking. But now you've made me track down the model & I'm looking at the rest of the Reaper Warlord line....

The Nefsokar range seems to have some potential alternatives for Al Muktar's DoW.

http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/Nefsokar/latest

Some other interesting figures in that line as well.

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1291 on: May 07, 2012, 10:23:00 PM »
I just remembered I need to get this now




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« Reply #1292 on: May 08, 2012, 01:04:48 AM »

The Nefsokar range seems to have some potential alternatives for Al Muktar's DoW.

http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/Nefsokar/latest

Some other interesting figures in that line as well.

Between the Nefsokar and Wargods of Aegyptus, you can have a TK army or a Khemri BB team.  :icon_biggrin:

http://corblogme.blogspot.com/2011/09/ra-team.html

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« Reply #1293 on: May 08, 2012, 09:14:29 PM »

Between the Nefsokar and Wargods of Aegyptus, you can have a TK army or a Khemri BB team.  :icon_biggrin:

http://corblogme.blogspot.com/2011/09/ra-team.html

Or a nice Mordheim warband.  :)
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1294 on: May 09, 2012, 07:13:35 PM »
REALLY nice-looking gryphon Lo, click!



I've seen it in the plastic - it is softer than model plastic, but would be firm enough if pinned to a good base (such as one of Tiny's!)

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« Reply #1295 on: May 10, 2012, 03:27:44 AM »
I own that griffin, he is cheap and huge. I have him based up for Storm of Magic, nice model. I have toyed with the idea of a mount.
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« Reply #1296 on: May 10, 2012, 06:00:25 AM »
...is cheap and huge.

Resisting temptation for imature "your mom joke..."  :engel:


I have him based up for Storm of Magic, nice model. I have toyed with the idea of a mount.

Strange, that's the same brand as the elephants I just bought. I glanced at the fantasy section, but didn't pay enough attention. I will have to look at it again. They're cheaper than the Schleich toys, too.


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« Reply #1297 on: May 10, 2012, 11:55:52 AM »
I have fondled their cheap and huge monsters at Jo-Ann's house of excited women - they are very good indeed.
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« Reply #1298 on: May 13, 2012, 12:19:50 PM »
Let me post em....
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« Reply #1299 on: May 13, 2012, 01:01:50 PM »


The only problem is the stance on some of the monsters can be wide. I think the griffins legs land about 3" apart. But for the purposes of using these minis for Storm of Magic or informal awesome gaming they are outstanding. (and they come pre-painted!) They have some other monsters that I thought looked awesome.... If I was going to do it all over I would have done the mountain dragon and chimera instead of the griffin and green dragon.

An empire army with a pair of 12$ hydras is still an awesome idea....  :icon_lol:

The Chimera is Huge and not that bad a sculpt.

This hydra is frankly amazing.

I love this dragon so much!


They come pre-painted and look freaking awesome based. Most local players freak out when they see the bulk of the Dragon or the Cyclops, I have received lots of complements when I include them in Storm of Magic games. I really do recommend going this route. With a little bit of work the Griffin would work fine as a new empire mount.

I thought I would post two of my own favorite miniature manufacturers as of late.


http://www.megaminis.com/
Mega Minis-
Great company and its run by this really nice guy named Dave. Honestly not the best sculpts in the business... but at the same time Im not the best painter on the Internets either. Most sculpts are under 2 dollars, and the Scribe, Merchant, Thief and Priest between the Swordsman and Ogre are all mega mini sculpts. If you are looking for a few camp followers and don't want to spend 200+ dollars I would go here... I have a baggage train for my 1000pt army that I have from here, perhaps I will paint it soon and post.


http://www.ramshacklegames.co.uk/
Ramshackle Games-
I saw this thing painted up like a week ago in Concord NH... it may be the miniature that converts me over to playing a chaos army as it would be a wonderful centerpiece. Besides that there are some really ugly sculpts and vehicles in this range, there are also some gnarly totally awesome things hidden all over the place. Check this range out its crazy! Sculpt scale is all over the place but in my experience it hardly matters.

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