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Offline patsy02

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1425 on: August 22, 2012, 01:06:33 PM »
25 bucks per model isn't even close to worth it for those guys.
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Offline Blue in vt

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1426 on: August 22, 2012, 01:28:11 PM »
The pictures look interesting, it would be nice to see them with a good paintjob.  Not sure if the sculpts are worth the $25 price tag each though...

Ooh, those look a step up from their usual sculpting quality. I'd like to see them with some paint and next to the Marauder ones too. If they are good, then I guess I can scrap landsknecht ogres from the to do list for my range.

I would be tempted to buy one and give it a try, I just dislike their policy of always shipping via signed-for mail, even for a small order as it makes the high prices seem even worse.

I think they would be much better if they did their bellybuttons differently.  They did the same on lots of their halflings - just a big gaping hole.  I don't know why, it just looks silly.

I agree with all of this...$25 is WAY too much....and those belly buttons do look weird...never noticed that before.

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Offline White Knight

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1427 on: August 23, 2012, 08:56:32 AM »
Well, that's an easy fix with a bit of greenstuff if you like. I will probably order these as they do look nice enough (though I got tempted into ordering their halflings on two occasions and ended up trading them away in both instances).

Offline Akbar

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1428 on: August 24, 2012, 11:01:18 PM »
Lead Adventures is at it again! Their wonderful crossbowmen is released, just ordered the whole bunch. A fine addition to my swelling Marienburger army (500+ infantry now).

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1429 on: August 30, 2012, 07:58:49 PM »



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

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1430 on: August 31, 2012, 10:37:38 AM »
Mantic models used to make a 40K nurgle chaos demon army and a 40k Dark Eldar army


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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1431 on: September 04, 2012, 07:26:07 PM »
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Metal to Finecast - It is mostly a swap of medium. 

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Offline White Knight

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1432 on: September 06, 2012, 07:26:43 PM »
Finally some plastic Bretonnians to match the old metal ones. :happy:

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1433 on: September 07, 2012, 05:39:04 PM »


I ordered these. They are a big improvement sculptingwise from the earlier halfling and dwarf models and while still not a patch on the (perfect) Marauder ones, I like them.

If you want to mix them though (as was my initial intention), you should know that they are not the same size as the Marauder ones. They are about a half head taller (which of course translates to more bulk as well) and they would not sit well side by side. Restricted to their own units or as unitfillers for non-ogre units, they are good though.

Offline Timbor

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1434 on: September 16, 2012, 02:06:55 AM »
Thanks for the review, WK!  Would you say they are worth the price tag though?

In other news, in case you  missed it, Foundry has re-released their old range of vikings and norse done by the Perry bros, which also used to be sold as citadel  norse.  The also released the rest of their old egyptian range, and they are visible on the website now.



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Sculpted by Alan and Michael Perry back in the late eighties (probably between 1986-7) these were first released under the Citadel F (Fighter) series. They would later become the basis of the Norse range, where perhaps they have become better known.
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We’re also happy to announce that we have finished casting our complete range of Ancient Egyptians, adding 28 packs to what had been previously available. Another range that was sculpted by Alan and Michael Perry, it is not only marvellous but also the most extensive of its kind.
 
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1435 on: September 16, 2012, 08:06:09 PM »
Love those Norse figures. Used to have a bunch. If I can get them on sale, I'd be tempted to put together a unit as mecwnaries for WFB.

Got an email that said they're also re-releasing the samurai, which are also excellent figures.


Offline Timbor

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1436 on: September 16, 2012, 11:48:01 PM »
Got that email too, but a picture is also nice  :icon_mrgreen:



With the new price adjustment, the prices aren't that unreasonable.  It's 18.58 for a pack, regardless of whether they were 6 or 8 to a pack.  The samurai appear to be 6 per pack (about $3 apiece) and the old vikings are 8 to a pack (about $2.30 apiece).

For the quality and the fact that they are metal I would say that's acceptable, compared to many of the other manufacturers.  Though a sale would be even nicer  :happy:
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Offline Fandir Nightshade

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1437 on: September 17, 2012, 08:41:57 AM »
Dystopian legions has the starter boxes up....not sure yet if I like it or not. Some minis are amazing like the British drummer boy.

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Offline White Knight

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« Reply #1438 on: September 17, 2012, 11:32:39 AM »
Thanks for the review, WK!  Would you say they are worth the price tag though?

That's pretty subjective of course as what one finds worth the price, others would not. I would say that if you buy all 4 together (which is cheaper than the individual price) they are about worth it. Just. But the real test will be how they take paint of course, so final judgment will have to be reserved until I have time to try one out.

Offline oak_prince

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1439 on: September 17, 2012, 06:40:55 PM »
I ordered a box of the Plastic Soldier Company 28mm Russians thinking they'd be a good counterpart to my Wargames Factory Germans. They look awful. PSC's 1/100 and 1/72 offerings are great, though.

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« Reply #1440 on: September 19, 2012, 01:41:55 PM »
54mm orcs from Russian company:



Posing next to 25/28mm Perry WOTR figures:



Looks like they can pass as ogres, but I have no idea why they are all wearing chastity belts...

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1441 on: September 19, 2012, 03:43:16 PM »
I have no idea why they are all wearing chastity belts...

Sexual misconduct is a serious issue in all modern societies.

I was super excited to see that awesome cannon for a moment; I thought "Hey, cool cannon!" And then I realized it was a GW thing  :icon_redface: Still, that means I can get it. I'd never really looked at it before. Might find a place in my next army.

EDIT : It's NOT a GW thing! Well, I was right the first time. Where'd'ya get it? I wants me one.
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Offline arjunstc

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« Reply #1442 on: September 19, 2012, 03:48:04 PM »
Oh no, the cannon came with the orcs - it's a Russian (Tehnolog?) thing.

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1443 on: September 19, 2012, 06:13:13 PM »
EDIT : It's NOT a GW thing! Well, I was right the first time. Where'd'ya get it? I wants me one.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1444 on: September 19, 2012, 06:39:26 PM »
Thanks! I feel about fifteen of those may be needed . . . .
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Offline arjunstc

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1446 on: September 20, 2012, 12:51:30 AM »
Seems that first seller is making a minor career out of selling counterfeit GW items.

Shocking! Criminality and counterfeiting on eBay! Who would have thought it?
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1447 on: September 20, 2012, 01:06:33 AM »

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1448 on: September 20, 2012, 02:11:02 AM »
Yeah, definitely been mentioned before, I think you need quite a few of the kits in order to make a decent sized castle though.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1449 on: September 20, 2012, 02:59:47 AM »
Found a review from a guy who bought some on warseer:
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?332189-Anyone-seen-have-this-castle-set

Some nice pics of the sprues, looks a tad small though.  Might make a nice border fort perhaps?
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