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Title: Warmonger goes quadrupedal
Post by: Dave on August 23, 2016, 03:06:05 PM
August was Warmonger Miniatures' best month this year for sales, so I'll be talking to Bob and lining up some unadorned horse sculpts. The plan is to get 7 horses without riders/tack sculpted and cast, then return sets to Bob so I can get Knights and Pistoleers sculpted on them in the future.

Because a few of you expressed interest I will make the horses available on their own. No idea on their cost yet, that'll depend on the weight of the production metals.
Title: Re: Warmonger goes quadrupedal
Post by: Stormwind on August 23, 2016, 04:37:27 PM
Ah this is super exciting!  Great to hear!

Will the Knights be heavily armoured or lighter?
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Post by: empireaddict on August 23, 2016, 04:56:27 PM
Great news Dave.  Look forward to seeing them.
Title: Re: Warmonger goes quadrupedal
Post by: Dave on August 23, 2016, 05:23:14 PM
Knights will be heavily armored. I'm shooting for something from the 1500s when knights were being phased out in favor of Reiter. So maybe Maximilian Plate or newer?
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Post by: Tiberius on August 23, 2016, 05:51:35 PM
Awesome!  That's great news!  Looking forward to seeing the results!
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Post by: forbes on August 23, 2016, 07:22:31 PM
Good news.

Although between weak pound and ever increasing transatlantic shipping costs, it could scare my wallet!
Title: Re: Warmonger goes quadrupedal
Post by: Dave on August 23, 2016, 07:37:10 PM
Ya, with the exchange rate being the best I've seen it's the best time for me to commission sculpting from Bob. The other side of that sword is what you've said.

As far as I can tell though, international shipping via USPS won't be going up in 2017, just the domestic stuff.
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Post by: Aquahog on August 23, 2016, 08:03:34 PM
Charge!

Looking much forward to this.

Title: Re: Warmonger goes quadrupedal
Post by: Stormwind on August 23, 2016, 09:48:04 PM
This is all good news.  I must admit, I would probably only want the riderless horses in order to create galloper guns.
Title: Re: Warmonger goes quadrupedal
Post by: Dave on August 24, 2016, 02:38:51 AM
Those are coming after the cav.
Title: Re: Warmonger goes quadrupedal
Post by: Dave on August 29, 2016, 03:36:06 PM
Commission away. Bob said mid to late September at this point. I'll likely have them up on the website by early October if anyone wants them for conversions/dioramas/etc. Knights will depend on my sales for the rest of the year.

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Post by: Lex on August 29, 2016, 04:18:08 PM
Nice work Dave !
Title: Re: Warmonger goes quadrupedal
Post by: Stormwind on August 29, 2016, 04:24:11 PM
This is fab news!

Thanks for keeping us updated!
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Post by: Tiberius on August 29, 2016, 05:56:58 PM
Can't wait!  Looking forward to making some baggage trains with those!
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Post by: Aquahog on August 29, 2016, 07:05:46 PM
Or a coaching inn diorama... :)
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Post by: jchaos79 on August 29, 2016, 09:02:28 PM
Thanks for the effort Dave!
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Post by: andys on August 29, 2016, 09:26:42 PM
...and here's me thinking, "Yippee, hefalumps!"  ;)
Title: Re: Warmonger goes quadrupedal
Post by: Dave on September 15, 2016, 12:55:46 PM
WiP pics from Bob:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ZTefmY8rBiKPs5_Bt6dGVO2eBC688ErKII8gTL5mJf0tw4wvMnOm6bP7uUjh4boeUkaj_neXnwvWhd4=w640) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ZTefmY8rBiKPs5_Bt6dGVO2eBC688ErKII8gTL5mJf0tw4wvMnOm6bP7uUjh4boeUkaj_neXnwvWhd4=w1920-h1200-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dUCgDlrY2h04uUecRe7tHvEGAetd1Ekkf6EB53EQLxR1BzjX3y9ocE9ZvComgq18DJ9mJeMg_xwy2hM=w640) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dUCgDlrY2h04uUecRe7tHvEGAetd1Ekkf6EB53EQLxR1BzjX3y9ocE9ZvComgq18DJ9mJeMg_xwy2hM=w1920-h1200-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/wwF8TriYfiDrHNABC-vbdE0ugn4S7YtK44ZOj1I9NJ7wHRx03MYkMI6ukF62SxbmHyBDi5wl8LS8_pI=w640) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/wwF8TriYfiDrHNABC-vbdE0ugn4S7YtK44ZOj1I9NJ7wHRx03MYkMI6ukF62SxbmHyBDi5wl8LS8_pI=w1920-h1200-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ZkO6L9JSku7qOM5IdMqgHgJ0VBYKX5UY_kYK5WBfdV8ieY6CgcwjrXTWMtGcuUDBid_a8iIGMJ3gAHM=w640) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ZkO6L9JSku7qOM5IdMqgHgJ0VBYKX5UY_kYK5WBfdV8ieY6CgcwjrXTWMtGcuUDBid_a8iIGMJ3gAHM=w1920-h1200-no)
Title: Re: Warmonger goes quadrupedal
Post by: Stormwind on September 15, 2016, 01:47:21 PM
Absolutely gorgeous =)
Title: Re: Warmonger goes quadrupedal
Post by: forbes on September 17, 2016, 06:58:36 PM
I'm afraid the horse look a bit off to me.

Not completely certain why, but the look rather more like dogs, than horses. I think the body seems a bit short, and perhaps the legs are a bit short and chunky (though I realise there may well need to be a compromise for strength). Perhaps the nose needs to taper a little more?
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Post by: jchaos79 on September 18, 2016, 07:30:49 AM
some poses are great like left one of the third pose !

other are a little bit awkward. IMHO heads little small look like catlike animals.
Title: Re: Warmonger goes quadrupedal
Post by: empireaddict on September 18, 2016, 10:36:24 AM
Don't have a strong opinion on their shape.  And I would want to wait until I saw them with harnesses etc.  That might change the look somewhat.  Just glad that this is being taken forward.
Title: Re: Warmonger goes quadrupedal
Post by: Dave on September 19, 2016, 03:06:57 PM
They're WiP shots, the musculature is there but he's sculpting the details on now.
Title: Re: Warmonger goes quadrupedal
Post by: Stormwind on September 19, 2016, 04:09:43 PM
They're looking good to me - will be a really interesting base for - Knights, pistoliers, artillery haulers etc. <3
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Post by: Ole on September 19, 2016, 08:42:09 PM
They look very promising.

Thank you for the effort.

Ole
Title: Re: Warmonger goes quadrupedal
Post by: Dave on September 23, 2016, 06:24:15 PM
OK, here's the final blanks. I talked a bit more with Bob, and decided that having him sculpt these to completion to sell would be counter productive. He'd have to file manes/musculature off when adding armor, tack and riders. So that being said, I won't be putting these up on the site for sale. However, if you'd like some just PM or e-mail me and we'll work something out.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dwOBqjYl4A4AIypOED3cxlTWKslNU5gdiOxJDCf2qhZT4XFLTKxvy4WWfgnrdtkJag07Wa0F6rs040o=w1920-h1200-no) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dwOBqjYl4A4AIypOED3cxlTWKslNU5gdiOxJDCf2qhZT4XFLTKxvy4WWfgnrdtkJag07Wa0F6rs040o=w0-h0-no)

I wasn't happy with the heads on horse 3, 5 and 6 (left to right) so Bob took a second try at them:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Rgv1yv0A2RtaYdX98oBuS1ByFnQ-eiXYw6r8DteJmD641yXZB8AaO8hbR2bATA1sLo_kFnpta7UEAMs=w1920-h1200-no) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Rgv1yv0A2RtaYdX98oBuS1ByFnQ-eiXYw6r8DteJmD641yXZB8AaO8hbR2bATA1sLo_kFnpta7UEAMs=w0-h0-no)

Any thoughts before I have them sent off to me?
Title: Re: Warmonger goes quadrupedal
Post by: Stormwind on September 23, 2016, 11:29:25 PM
Oh ok so these are the "base" for the other units he'll make with them - that seems fair.
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Post by: jchaos79 on September 24, 2016, 12:46:54 PM
Ok, it is ok.
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Post by: Aquahog on September 24, 2016, 07:58:13 PM
Looks good to me.
Title: Re: Warmonger goes quadrupedal
Post by: forbes on September 25, 2016, 08:42:50 PM
Looking good.

I can see the logic of not doing 'naked' horses. I assume that these ones will be cast up to use as bases for all the various cavalry? If there is demand for plain ones you could always do them later.
Title: Re: Warmonger goes quadrupedal
Post by: Tiberius on September 26, 2016, 10:16:13 PM
Makes sense.  Thanks for taking the "blank" horses into consideration!  Looking forward to seeing those Knights.  I have realized that I'm not crazy about GWs Empire Knights.  They are just so ridiculously bulky.  That being said, some other manufacturers are too slight, (especially their lances).  I hope you can find a good balance!
Title: Re: Warmonger goes quadrupedal
Post by: Stormwind on September 26, 2016, 10:27:21 PM
I am super excited to see what kind of cav we'll see whether heavy or something lighter. <3
Title: Re: Warmonger goes quadrupedal
Post by: Dave on October 07, 2016, 12:58:52 PM
Got the greens yesterday. I'm going to try to get them down to D&D next week to get cast up and pick up a restock. Sales were low in September (go figure :P) so no plans to commission cav sculpts yet. We'll see how the rest of the year plays out.
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Post by: Stuart Bleything on February 10, 2017, 12:15:27 AM
Nice sculpts , waiting to add to my dogs of war army . Although none painted . Interest remains very high . Hope to see movement and new units soon . PLEASE .