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Offline Lex

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Re: Army Sculpting Commission
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2014, 01:15:19 PM »
They ate magnificent , who did paint them .

Either Toon himself or his Warden !

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Re: Army Sculpting Commission
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2014, 02:18:36 PM »

Either Toon himself or his Warden !

No, no, it was a commission.

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Re: Army Sculpting Commission
« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2014, 08:08:02 PM »
Oh Lord yes please can we have Chaos Dwarves now? Imagine strips of Chaos Dwarves with huge hats. =-<
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Re: Army Sculpting Commission
« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2014, 09:59:59 PM »
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Regarding the commission my personal feeling is that we should support current sculptors currently working this scale (Yann, Bel, BlackEd, Evil&Chaos, etc) they are doing an excellent job.

I think those persons should start a kickstarter to be able to gain more cash and produce more figs, to be clear. :)

They really deserve a sculpting job that would make them earn money. And we really deserve nice figs to build new armies.

But not Chaos Dwarves with big hats, please. Old versions where so much cooler.

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Re: Army Sculpting Commission
« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2014, 10:06:37 PM »
Sorry to be Off Topic, but - I thought the big hats Chaos Dwarves WERE the old versions. :-X
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Re: Army Sculpting Commission
« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2014, 10:23:49 PM »
I don't have my GW books with me right now but I think there were earlier versions of the Chaos Dwarves (pre-big hats)....  They were like normal dwarves, just chaos-ed up with mutations and a generalised 'degradation' of a dwarf into the chaos style of look.
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Re: Army Sculpting Commission
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Re: Army Sculpting Commission
« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2014, 12:41:10 AM »
They are the ones I'm thinking of.  Thanks marell!!
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Re: Army Sculpting Commission
« Reply #38 on: April 08, 2014, 03:05:23 AM »
Although they look good as 28mm models, I'm not sure if non-big hat Chaos Dwarfs would really stand out enough in 10mm. They'd probably just look like regular dwarfs with a different paint scheme.

On the sculptors earning money idea- That's what E&C was going for with his Ogres. Getting people to agree to buy a certain amount, then he tried to make funding steady by releasing the models as they were sculpted, so each lot helped pay for the next. I can only assume that people haven't been living up to their agreement there, so the sculpting has slowed or stopped.

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Re: Army Sculpting Commission
« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2014, 07:26:29 AM »
The problem is, people will buy one off units to complete or complement armies but many (including me) won't buy units that are for a new army that may or may not be ever completed e.g. I will not buy "half" an ogres army when the other half isn't available yet, I won't buy half a castle (towers only) and so on.... Looking at what has happened to E+C "ogre range" I'm glad I made that call! I'm not blaming or having a pop at the sculptors for doing this if it is their living, I'm just explaining how it has been for me and (I presume) several other potential buyers.

Predicting demand is the age old problem for any new sculpt.

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Re: Army Sculpting Commission
« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2014, 10:08:10 AM »
@Geep:

That's not entirely true - he stalled out because he has a lot more solid backing for his 6mm Sci Fi with two kickstarters and so is making totally-not-imperial-guard and totally-not-orks and is planning on doing totally-not-Tyranids next.

In addition to that he had terrible problems with a caster breaking his mold for the cannoneer ogres and when something like that happens it really just makes you throw up your hands and give up sometimes.

Man all I can think of is true Warmaster style big hat chaos dwarves now - I'm going to have to doodle up some concept sketches of them.
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Re: Army Sculpting Commission
« Reply #41 on: April 11, 2014, 11:25:12 PM »
Just saw this which is a post from January 2014:
http://www.magistermilitum.com/news/10_mm_Fantasy/

So Magister Militum will be doing a "huge expansion" of its 10mm fantasy line and is asking for feedback.



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Re: Army Sculpting Commission
« Reply #42 on: April 12, 2014, 03:21:46 PM »
Well I've put my suggestions in to Magister Militum  ;D . Hopefully they'll come up with the goods!!

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Re: Army Sculpting Commission
« Reply #43 on: April 15, 2014, 05:04:07 PM »
So the other day I got an email from Magister Militum, following my suggestions, see previous post. They kindly sent me a file listing their proposed fantasy miniatures. It's, well, I guess "Stunning" is the only way to describe it. It's a very long list, I've PDFed it and it runs to 6 pages. Someone is going to be busy sculpting that lot!

Wood Elves, High Elves, Orcs & Goblins and Undead all get a very good showing. Dwarves, Halflings, Lizardmen, Ratmen and Fallen Elves less so but still pretty good. There are some very weird things as well, Kangaroo Legionaires or Giant Penguin Guard anyone?

Some of the lists use some of their existing historical codes, typically for human armys - The Oligarchy of the sands = Araby, it mentions Flying Carpets  ;D

I've emailed them asking for permission to post the PDF on here, no response as yet. Watch this space. Or PM me...

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Re: Army Sculpting Commission
« Reply #44 on: April 15, 2014, 05:56:13 PM »
That sounds interesting. It would be great if you can publish the list, or if MM put it up on their site.