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Re: WW1

Postby bvandewalker » 03 Jul 2014, 14:25

Well, I still say start with either 15mm sets or tanks. The alternative would be to pick a different theater given how well the proposal for 28mm WWI western front minis did in the pervious forum.
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Re: WW1

Postby Highlandsamurai » 08 Jul 2014, 09:15

WW1 sets would be awesome but I think it would be wise to hold off for the moment as it would no doubt be a popular topic amongst other companies as well (Victrix is already making at least 3 sets). Beyond the obvious use as great war figures they would have tons of potential to kit bash with ww2 figures for interwar troops as well as pulp gaming.
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Re: WW1

Postby Butty » 08 Jul 2014, 09:22

By making a set of "civilians" with assorted headgear and weapons you could also bring in a number of other areas into the scope of the original figures. WW2 resistance, Spanish civil war, the Irish civil war which followed the separation from England and the Irish uprising itself and that's just 4 of the possibilities.
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Re: WW1

Postby Butty » 08 Jul 2014, 12:20

Highlandsamurai wrote:WW1 sets would be awesome but I think it would be wise to hold off for the moment as it would no doubt be a popular topic amongst other companies as well (Victrix is already making at least 3 sets). Beyond the obvious use as great war figures they would have tons of potential to kit bash with ww2 figures for interwar troops as well as pulp gaming.


Hi, where did you get the info regarding Vitrix Miniatures. I can't find anything on their site and would like to see what they are planning.
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Re: WW1

Postby bvandewalker » 08 Jul 2014, 14:40

Me too
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Re: WW1

Postby Highlandsamurai » 08 Jul 2014, 14:45

http://www.victrixlimited.com/images/BR ... P%201A.jpg

I emailed them and they said their was a problem with the production so they've been delayed until early 2015. They also plan on doing French and Germans all late war apparently so their would be an opening for early war at the moment unless perry jumps on that.
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Re: WW1

Postby bvandewalker » 08 Jul 2014, 17:11

Well than, I guess 28mm WWI Tanks wouldn't be a bad idea.
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Re: WW1

Postby wmyers » 08 Jul 2014, 23:42

Here's another image that shows their Germans, as well (obviously optional gas mask heads for the figures).

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I note these are computer sculpted. Obviously they are taking an hint from WGF and using computers to get more realistic sculpts. They also use Renendra and if they miss the appointed time to submit their work for die making, they lose their place in line and are sent to the back of the queue with the next in line being bumped up. Looks like they may have missed their deadline...
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Re: WW1

Postby wmyers » 09 Jul 2014, 00:01

bvandewalker wrote:Well than, I guess 28mm WWI Tanks wouldn't be a bad idea.


Alice paper models apparently makes tanks in 1/48th (isn) scale:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Alice-papermodel-1-87-1-64-1-45-HO-scale-WWI-UK-MKI-tank-armored/559746955.html

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Alice-papermodel-1-72-1-48-1-33-WWI-German-A7V-tank-Jeep-armored-vehicles/559738451.html

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Alice-papermodel-1-87-1-64-1-45-HO-scale-WWI-German-A7V-tank-armored/559747063.html

They look pretty good for being paper:

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Also, the price for getting 3 different (scale) models for $8 is pretty darn good!

(Can you dare to imagine what Warhammer would charge for a plastic version ...)
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Re: WW1

Postby Lonnie » 09 Jul 2014, 07:12

Renendra, unless they've drastically updated in the past few years, use a pantograph process which requires an actual "3-up" model which means they can't use computer generated imagery/sculpts to cut in their molds; all of their work was done by hand rather than computer guided machinery. Based on what I know of Renedra, which is admittedly a decade old, I'd say that the images are references for the sculptors to work with and not what the production models will look like but I could be wrong. Whatever the case, they are nice looking pictures.
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