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22 Jul 2010 15:57 #68989 by Brewmiester
Thunderbolt Mountain French and Indian War figures ...

I've never gamed the period myself, but if these figures look any where close to as good "in the flesh" I am going to start looking for some good skirmish rules after GenCon.

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22 Jul 2010 16:00 #68990 by Mr. White
Look good, but those are just the greens. They're used by the sculptor at a larger scale to which the molds will be made from.

I'd be interested in seeing the finished product.

Again, lookin' good!

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22 Jul 2010 19:28 #68995 by Brewmiester
Good point, hopefully they will make their GenCon release and I'll find out then.

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23 Jul 2010 04:44 #69004 by jur
very pretty indeed! Great poses for skirmish games, not so much for units. But given the quality of the sculpting, I guess this guy goes for higher value added and smaller production run.

The ruler shown next to a few of them suggests they are about 33mm in height, so a little bigger than standard 28mm. Not sure they will be sized down from there.

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23 Jul 2010 06:26 - 23 Jul 2010 06:26 #69006 by jgriff
They look nice but its also noteworthy that they are probably metal not hard plastic. It's a lot easier to make beautiful stuff in pewter but you also pay for it... $4+ per model. The most impressive thing I've seen in the last year or so of miniatures is that there are suddenly alot of manufacturers making quality hard plastic miniatures.
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23 Jul 2010 10:37 #69012 by jur
There's definitely been a breakthrough in hard plastics, eg. with the Perry twins and others moving into plastic Ancients and Napoleonics kits. I guess it's a two way development. Continued rise of the costs of pewter miniatures and the increasing quality of plastics.

GW turned to plastics for their mass production a long time ago, but they have much larger volume (and a hefty price difference between plastic and metal).

So far plastics have only entered in the 28mm ranges, not in 15mm. Strangely enough. Although there is competition from the 1:72 soft plastics, I think high quality hard plastics could do reasonably well there. Although of course 15mm prices are less of a problem than 28mm.

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23 Jul 2010 10:49 #69014 by JacobMartin
Isn't one of the Perry Twins one-armed because of a cannon accident, yet is so talented he could sculpt a soldier single-handed?

Oh GOD. I'm SO SORRRRY.... That was in bad taste wasn't it? I saw an interview in White Dwarf Magazine once and he likened it to some Dwarf special character who has a steampunk arm that works better than his real one for his job.

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23 Jul 2010 11:14 #69015 by jur
not sure it was bad taste by FAT standards

Ever met these Perry Twins by the way?


I've seen the *real* Perry Twins once at a convention, but I don't remember any stumps or protheses.

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23 Jul 2010 12:00 #69016 by JacobMartin
I must be thinking of a different set of twins. It was an article about the two guys who sculpted the LOTR line of minis for Games Workshop, one of them had a prosthetic arm that replaced a real one blown away in a Civil War reenactment accident. He was happy though because he sculpts even better with his fake arm.

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23 Jul 2010 12:15 #69017 by Mr. White
No, jacob, you are correct.

The perry's are big into re-enactments as well and one did lose half his arm in a cannonball accident.

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23 Jul 2010 12:28 #69018 by jur
sorry guys, I was looking for pix of the *real* Perry Twins to see if I could find one to prove Jim's point. When I found the other guys I couldn't pass on the chance

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23 Jul 2010 14:22 #69034 by Brewmiester
according to the wikipedia article "They look virtually identical, except that Michael lost part of his right arm in 1996, following an accident loading a reproduction cannon during a re-enactment of the Battle of Crécy in France. This was a very serious injury for a right-handed model sculptor and illustrator, but he learned to sculpt and paint with his left hand"

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