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Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1325 on: May 27, 2012, 04:20:59 PM »
I got the email too, and was tempted. But I really need to exercise some restraint and keep working on the figures I've got.

I'm a little wary about ordering as well. I did get everything on my one other order direct from them, but it took several shipments over the course of many months, and only after repeated emails and phone calls. From reviews/comments online, it sounds like they've improved service in the last year or two, though.

As far as the fantasy figures, the reason they look like old GW figures is that they were doing what Mantic is doing now: trying to ride GW's coat tails. The kicker was, of course, that some of their sculptors were the same sculptors who had done some of the GW figures that were being emulated.

In general, I think they've got a lot of good figures. I don't like them all, but many are anywhere from good to great. I'm very tempted to buy boatloads more ancient Germans for my historical German & fantasy barbarian armies -- but will probably wait til next time. Some of the fantasy barbarians are also tempting -- I love the guy wearing the horned deer scalp.

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1326 on: May 28, 2012, 08:04:05 AM »
They can be slow but they are reasonable to deal with - responding to emails.

They do have good customer service when those little issues arrise.

I ordered a Late Roman cavalry unit pack and was a little dismayed to find it was spread throughpout the types of cavalry and not just the heavy cavalry that I imagined due to the one cavalry figure they had as the picture for it.

They sent me the heavy cavalry figures I wanted free of charge, and although they didn't ask me to, I did send them back the light cavalry as more than reasonable behaviour deserves to be met with the same.
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Offline White Knight

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1327 on: May 28, 2012, 08:24:07 AM »
Yeah but they had 50% off for the weekend and you didn't .......................

Your price will still be the same next week.

Damned, flawless logic!  :biggriin:

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Offline rufus sparkfire

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1328 on: May 28, 2012, 08:54:09 AM »
I want that Perry wine-cart!
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Offline Justnorth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1329 on: May 28, 2012, 08:59:03 AM »
They can be slow but they are reasonable to deal with - responding to emails.

They do have good customer service when those little issues arrise.

I ordered a Late Roman cavalry unit pack and was a little dismayed to find it was spread throughpout the types of cavalry and not just the heavy cavalry that I imagined due to the one cavalry figure they had as the picture for it.

They sent me the heavy cavalry figures I wanted free of charge, and although they didn't ask me to, I did send them back the light cavalry as more than reasonable behaviour deserves to be met with the same.

Fair play to you.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1330 on: May 31, 2012, 04:14:41 AM »


I have no gaming use for this figure, and I'm not even playing any sci-fi games at the moment, but I think I'm going to buy this just because I want to paint one up, and I like robots...

http://freeboardgamesnow.com/demobot60mmtall.aspx

Sorry for injecting some sci-fi in what's usually been a fantasy/Empire themed thread. Uh.... look, I'm going to make this into a College of Engineers robosteammonkey......  :engel:


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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1331 on: May 31, 2012, 08:51:04 AM »
http://www.reapermini.com/

Reaper are out with a new limited edition resin line.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1332 on: May 31, 2012, 09:54:26 AM »
Nice, costly, not interested.

AoW is a much better firm to go after barbarian style.
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Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1333 on: June 01, 2012, 04:04:42 AM »
Cashing in on the popularity of "limited edition resin" from other lines like CMON?


Offline cjp

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1334 on: June 04, 2012, 06:04:15 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

I picked up a couple ruins pieces and they are crap. Not worth it. They are flimsy, the seams don't go together well at all, and no detail on the inside, so they look terrible.

I still have them the kits if anyone wants it for free.  ;)

some discussion of them here:  http://www.frothersunite.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=19648&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=amera&start=10

and some pictures of the pieces that formed my opinion of them here:  http://www.madponies.net/images/WIP/amera/

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1335 on: June 04, 2012, 06:06:41 PM »
Fantastic mini for Rufus



Where is that owl head from?

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1336 on: June 04, 2012, 06:10:11 PM »
LeadAdventure has a new unit based on William Tell that I think will definitely excite some here:















Offline Timbor

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1337 on: June 05, 2012, 01:40:27 AM »
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1338 on: June 05, 2012, 03:59:30 PM »
...I picked up a couple ruins pieces and they are crap. Not worth it. They are flimsy, the seams don't go together well at all, and no detail on the inside, so they look terrible...

I don't understand why you think them crap cjp. The chap in your linked thread had the same complaints as yourself. ie. flimsy, single-sided & difficult to assemble.... but they're sold as vac-formed terrain which says it all. If you were expecting clip-together quality then why buy vac-formed stuff which will obviously be a modelling project? If you don't want a big modelling project then you'd be better off looking at cast resin terrain or injection moulded plastic from someone like Conflix or Pegasus Hobbies; very nice stuff but obviously a lot more expensive. You get what you pay for.

Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1339 on: June 05, 2012, 05:19:01 PM »

Where is that owl head from?

The whole figure is from Reaper. I'm too lazy to look for it at the moment, but I posted a link to it a page or two back.



Those Lead Adventure figures are amazing!

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1340 on: June 05, 2012, 06:00:34 PM »
You get what you pay for.

I found it to be a waste of money, even at the price they charge. Really, not worth using at all for how much trouble it is to even get the pieces to fit together and cut out the windows etc, not to mention how terrible it looks. You could get better looking stuff with cut-out cereal boxes, for less cost and at least equal, if not less work. Plus, you'd get breakfast out of it. :)

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1341 on: June 05, 2012, 08:39:33 PM »
Huh, didn't see it in that range, Zero23, but now that I know its reaper I was able to find it in the figure-finder, thanks!

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1342 on: June 16, 2012, 12:38:15 PM »
Perry war altar:


Offline TheElectorCount43

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1343 on: June 16, 2012, 01:18:42 PM »
http://www.curiousconstructs.co.uk/28mm_Colonial_Empire_Kits__amp;_Bits/cat1446090_1307458.aspx
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1344 on: June 16, 2012, 02:19:16 PM »
I'm liking that wagon!
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Offline Gneisenau

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1345 on: June 16, 2012, 05:42:24 PM »
Second.

Little plastic Jesus is bound to become a classic.

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1346 on: June 16, 2012, 09:53:14 PM »
Also very much like the figures in the set. Great for dioramas/photos in campaign fluff.
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Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1347 on: June 16, 2012, 10:01:57 PM »
Agreed, cool set.

Offline Timbor

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1348 on: June 18, 2012, 04:11:41 AM »
Warlord games does some more kislev  :blush: (though the scale will be a bit small:

http://www.warlordgames.com/22070/preview-polish-winger-hussars/





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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1349 on: June 18, 2012, 04:24:52 AM »
Awesome! it doesn't say if they will me plastic or metal though.
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