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Offline azrael71

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Re: ech, And they're off...
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2009, 05:48:33 PM »
Apparently the donaster store had 15 copies in yesterday :)

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Re: ech, And they're off...
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2009, 11:31:50 PM »
I get paid Thursday, and that's the first opputunity I have to get one (damnmini companies taking all my money!).
Saw it tonight (didn't play, as I'm struggling to get my dwarf team finished for Spiky in October), and I'll pay the 60, but I wouldn't pay the 100+ on eBay, it's good, but not that good.
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Re: ech, And they're off...
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2010, 06:20:15 PM »
I'd put money on if not the figures themselves, then certainly at least some of the details making their way onto the Blood Angels sprue when it eventually gets released. After the upcoming Space Wolves, then they are really the last 'big' chapter that haven't got something in plastic. Then of course they can do iron hands, white scars and so on... Anyway, almost veering off-topic there...

No idea how trustworthy the source is, but I was told by a GW store worker that the moulds had been destroyed and there would be no re-run of Space Hulk. Seems like an idiotic business practice, so I'm not convinced I buy it.

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Re: ech, And they're off...
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2010, 06:47:11 PM »
Well they obviously made more than their money back on it, and they explictly stated that they wouldn't produce any more simply because doing an intial run of ten thousand or whatever works out, but then having to do restock runs of 500-1000, etc... just makes no financial sense. And of course the models themselves are specifically designed for the game, they can be used for 40K, but you need to do some conversion work to be able to.

And of course when I asked them, both Jervis, Andy and Rick explicitly said that there would be no more copies made, and the models would not be made available seperately. And indeed one of them (probably either Rick or Jervis) told me all the stuff above, about production overheads and so on...


That being said, with the designs being 3D models sitting on a computer hard drive, I would be very, very surprised if at least some of the elements from them weren't to appear on the Blood Angels that are coming out in IIRC April... Indeed I'm half-tempted to kick my Space Hulk painting up a notch to be able to then use them as the basis of a 40K Blood Angels army in the Spring...

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Re: ech, And they're off...
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2010, 04:42:37 PM »
That being said, with the designs being 3D models sitting on a computer hard drive, I would be very, very surprised if at least some of the elements from them weren't to appear on the Blood Angels that are coming out in IIRC April... Indeed I'm half-tempted to kick my Space Hulk painting up a notch to be able to then use them as the basis of a 40K Blood Angels army in the Spring...

Really? I'd never considered GW moving over to computer based modelling to produce their figures. I'd be curious to see how that works, links to any further information?