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Title: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: joshuaslater on September 20, 2008, 09:27:53 AM
This preview is for a new range coming early 2009 from our own Andrew Coleman, aka Manic_Miner.  Andy is an English cat who is acknowledged as a valuable member of our community, and a veritable encyclopedia for all things pewter.  He does all kinds of conversions, is happy to point out cool models for all to enjoy, and now he is commissioning greens to produce!!

Here's the first preview from Andrew Coleman's line, yet to be named.  Enjoy!!

(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x284/joshuaslater/red-demon1.jpg)


(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x284/joshuaslater/red-demon2.jpg)
Title: Re: manic_miner Preview
Post by: Topkick on September 20, 2008, 09:46:27 AM
Based on that last photo maybe Cheeky Demon Miniatures would be a good name  :o  ;D
Title: Re: manic_miner Preview
Post by: Dr. Nick on September 20, 2008, 10:33:47 AM
yeah, i had a very similar first thought......

btw, is that a nutsack he sports between this tight thighs?  :o :o


=> Horny, if no copyright forbids  ;D

(-> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horny_(Dungeon_Keeper) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horny_(Dungeon_Keeper)))
Title: Re: manic_miner Preview
Post by: Topkick on September 20, 2008, 10:40:03 AM
Some questions should be neither thouht nor asked Nick...but Andy might give you the demon's phone number if you are interested.  ;)
Title: Re: manic_miner Preview
Post by: joshuaslater on September 20, 2008, 11:46:13 AM
I saw the number of replies and thought, d'oh, I forgot to mark the topic sticky, but it appears someone beat me to it.   ;)

I bet that's a Paul Muller sculpt.  If I'm right Andy has to send me at least four!!
Title: Re: manic_miner Preview
Post by: Coil on September 20, 2008, 12:22:03 PM
Cool looking demon there.

Looks like it could be used in a number of games. Would be cool if he came with a selection of weapon besides the sword. An axe, hammer and maybe a whip.

Title: Re: manic_miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on September 20, 2008, 01:01:36 PM
 The miniature was sculpted by Matt Gubser.Matt has done a great job with this miniature and the others he has done for me are also way cool.At the moment he only has the weapon options show but more could easily be done.I could also see it being changed to be a cool Sci-Fi monster too.
 Heresy have loads of miniatures with their nut sac's swinging if anyone needs more  ;D.

 Suggestions for future miniatures would be welcome.

 Everyone on this forum loves miniatures that is a given,considering we collect miniatures from a game that is out of production.Some other miniatures to fit in with the style and flavour would be a welcome addition.

 Thanks for posting this Josh and I hope you did not get too sticky  ;).
Title: Re: manic_miner Preview
Post by: Coil on September 20, 2008, 01:16:30 PM
I could definitely see mself ordering one when he is available. Looks like a fun mini to paint up and he could see some action in our D&D game.
Title: Re: manic_miner Preview
Post by: Glenn M on September 20, 2008, 02:16:48 PM
Sorry, the nutsack thing is kinda disturbing.  My wife flipped out at me because I have a mermaid with boobs that aren't covered, I think a nutsack would not go over well.

Also, he looks to need some huge guns for Warzone, but I think he is a good Dusk Realm Warrior.
Title: Re: manic_miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on September 20, 2008, 02:35:16 PM
 Glenn Mermaids dont were bra's because the water would just pull them off when they swim or slow them down.Nothing wrong with topless girls anyway.They are only toys.Just lucky your wife has not caught you looking at real ones on the pc  :o.

 He would look good with gun's(more Doom type marbe).Possible conversion later on I think.
Title: Re: manic_miner Preview
Post by: joshuaslater on September 20, 2008, 02:40:05 PM
I'll definitely buy enough to field a unit or five!!  You only need 2--4 Dusk Realm Warriors, and if they're a little big for size 2, I only play with cool people who don't sweat stuff like that.  My Dragonskull Warriors are Ogre sized, but on the right base; it's all relative and I've got bigger problems than fretting over scale creep.

I was wrong on my guess, Andy.  The nutsack is a common feature on Paul Muller sculpts, making me think it was his.  I'll have to show him this thread inextricably connecting him to sculpts with prominent scrotums.  Ha ha.

  I don't get too wigged out over nudity, but I understand it if people might not dig it.  Everyone is entitled to their tastes, and ultimately will decide whether to buy or not.  I think these Demons'll sell pretty well, and I'm honored I've had to chance to preview them first.  

Go manic_miner!!

P.S.  please share with the group how you came by that moniker.  Gather round everyone.  Let's listen.
Title: Re: manic_miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on September 20, 2008, 03:00:22 PM
 The moniker is from when we were kid's just goofing around.My name being coleman and all used to get really hyper and over excited about all sorts of daft stuff.Also to do with the Fraggle Rock tv show from years back after the Doozers little construction guys.I used to love that show.
 
 The Leviathan Dragon Skull warriors are pretty big but nice miniatures none the less.I have one of the Lord type miniatures that was not released and Dwarf War machine crew.They also had some other miniatures which never got released.They were very nice from what I can remember and I have tried to get them to release them to no avail.

 I think Andy at Heresy has the most Nutsack's and Neatherwang's in his range ;D.He is not affraid to break the mould and do something different from the norm.Hence all the cool miniatures he has in his range.
Title: Re: manic_miner Preview
Post by: joshuaslater on September 20, 2008, 03:02:16 PM
Coal man.  Duh Josh.  Thanks for not smiting me for that.  How is it you have so many unreleased or rare finds? 
Title: Re: manic_miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on September 20, 2008, 03:05:57 PM
 Just lucky I guess and a miniatures whore.
 I also have a limited edition Griffon that Kev White did for a game show over here.Only 100 cast  ;D and I have seven or eight of them :o.
Title: Re: manic_miner Preview
Post by: joshuaslater on September 20, 2008, 03:08:34 PM
That's very funny you say that.  The first person I heard use the expression "miniatures whore" was Bill Refsland.  Great guy, and yes, he's definitely one!!  I know the feeling as I've quite a bit of stuff from the old days.  Too bad I took off all those years rockin' and rollin'.  I'd prolly have an astounding collection.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Alxbates on September 21, 2008, 05:21:06 AM
Very cool Andy!  I'll be using him as a Dusk Realm Warrior, I think.

Will you be having another pose or two sculpted, or will this figure be a one-off?

-Alex
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on September 21, 2008, 06:22:29 AM
 I will have to have a word with Matt about doing other poses and weapon options.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: joshuaslater on September 21, 2008, 06:24:56 AM
One more pose would indeed, rock.  I hope Matt finds this thread.   ;)
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on January 13, 2009, 02:56:59 PM
 Here is another preview.Let me know what you think of him.

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/amdnremn6.jpg)
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Veez on January 13, 2009, 03:06:10 PM
Gorilla warfare!
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Topkick on January 13, 2009, 03:45:26 PM
Nice proxy for Dark Legion partisans or maybe for some ganger types who sold their souls to the Dark Legion and live in the undercity beneath Luna City
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Petru5 on January 13, 2009, 08:57:31 PM
I take it he has more than Derringers in those holsters....
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Topkick on January 13, 2009, 09:12:24 PM
I saw this fig on TMP. would make a nice proxy for Sons of Rasputin Bolsheviks. They have a crossed over to the Dark Side and Soviet look all rolled into one bad ass winter trooper. Especially if we could get the guy to make a second pose for variety. The guy who made it is offering it for sale including production rights. I am distribution of figs but if one of our production specialist would pic it up it would rock. I don't have a way to produce it but if one of our experts would check into it I might be able to invest a small amount in  return for a free squad or so when production beigns.

http://img377.imageshack.us/my.php?image=survivor1gb8.jpg
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Alxbates on January 13, 2009, 10:51:35 PM
I like it!  You guys need to stop coming out with these cool sci-fi figures, yer gonna lure me in...

Any progress on release dates, can we email you to order any figures yet?  Have you settled on a name for your company yet?
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Topkick on January 14, 2009, 06:45:30 AM
Me? I'm just a guy who buys lots of figs and offers them to my fellow forumites. I am in no way a business like you, Andy, and Josh - no matter how much crap I talk here about being a Trading Company. As for the green, I point it out because it is a nice green that could be used as a proxy and it would be nice to have it in the family. I  don't know enough about it to take point and hoped one of you pros would look it over and make a deal for it and if possible a second pose. If one of you wants to produce it I would like to talk to that guy about maybe helping out with the cost.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: joshuaslater on January 14, 2009, 06:53:01 AM
It's always tease, tease, tease.  Who sculpted that one Andy???  Details, man, details!! 
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Topkick on January 14, 2009, 06:58:20 AM
You want to see me be a tease Josh just keep it up and I'll show up in my "tease outfit" at Talamania. Think it might ruin the event if I showed up in a leather mni and 5 inch stilletto heels?  :o  ;D
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Petru5 on January 14, 2009, 07:05:03 AM
Even better, overalls with the belly cut out.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Topkick on January 14, 2009, 07:07:39 AM
Even better, overalls with the belly cut out.

That's part of my prison collection. I could describe the rest but I think I am one of the guys who's supposed to keep it safe for families around here.  :o  8)
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: joshuaslater on January 14, 2009, 11:19:51 AM
I only expect masherking (Steve Garcia) to show up at Talamania dressed as Mr. Jingles from Spinespur.  Upon thinking, I'm'a shut up now.

Let's hope Andy Coleman can steer this thread back to sanity.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on January 14, 2009, 11:38:56 AM
 This thread has been hi-jacked by Hal's outfits for the benefit of females the world over.

 I have the master mould for this guy and several others.No production moulds as of yet.Hoping to have some miniatures for sale March-April.Need to save some more cash by selling old miniatures.

 Nice find Hal.It is a very cool miniature as are some of the others the guy is selling.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: joshuaslater on January 14, 2009, 11:41:51 AM
Who's the sculptor????????
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on January 14, 2009, 11:51:30 AM
 The sculptor is Jim Bowen.He has a feature in Wargames Illustrated number 255.It show's some of his painted miniatures.Most of which he sculpted himself for the Monolith designs ranges.
 He is a great person and has painted quite a few miniatures for me.He has some more he is working on for me including some 1999 one's.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on January 14, 2009, 02:41:51 PM
 I have an idea for a name for the little venture but still undecided.

 Here is another painted version of the Rasta Enforcer.

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/RastaGangsta.jpg)
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: joshuaslater on January 14, 2009, 04:49:38 PM
"Manic Miniatures?"
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Topkick on January 14, 2009, 07:20:34 PM
Manic Miner-atures  ;D

BTW way Andy I was threatening to wear the outfit at Talimania because Josh was calling me a tease. No women were clad by this message

As for the Rasta-man I would take the holsters off and add some GW fuel bottles and bodysling a flamer.  Then I'd call him the Roastin' Rasta-man  ;D

Please confirm that you have the master mold and production rights for the Bolshevik fig. Will you be trying for a 2nd pose? Please do tell inquiring minds want details so we can save up money to give to you
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: joshuaslater on January 14, 2009, 09:01:58 PM
'sright Andy.  You've got to become a minis pimp, and less of of minis ho, so to speak.  Don't be shy about hypin' what you got.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Alxbates on January 15, 2009, 12:54:58 PM
I do like the name "Manic Miniatures".  Great Suggestion.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on January 16, 2009, 08:01:16 AM
 I missed out on the Bolshavic type miniature.The only one left is the Flamer dude.He is selling for 200.00.A bit out of my price at the moment.I was involved in an accident yesterday.I have 200.00 excess to pay on the insurance.

Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: joshuaslater on January 16, 2009, 09:58:10 AM
It's always something!!  The important thing is you're okay. 
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on January 16, 2009, 01:10:41 PM
Here is another picture for your comments.

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/TopHat.jpg)
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: MadBrad on January 16, 2009, 02:30:43 PM
Liking that one as well.  Got a great look for a Steampunk/Deadlands type figure. 
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Topkick on January 16, 2009, 02:33:36 PM
Yeah but the paint job makes him look like Johnny Depp from Tim Burton's version of Willy Wonka and that just ain't right.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Petru5 on January 16, 2009, 10:37:21 PM
Nah, it's just the hat.  I thought of 1) Judge Roy Bean and 2) he'd look perfect with my Confrontation sharpshooters!
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Alxbates on January 17, 2009, 02:14:41 AM
I like him!  Cool goggles/glasses.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Glenn M on January 17, 2009, 12:47:22 PM
I have to admit, of the 3, this is the first I actually like enough to want to buy him.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on January 19, 2009, 11:00:29 AM
 Just got eight painted master castings returned to me today.The pictures I have posted dont do the miniatures justice.The purple glasses are not as purple in person.Very cool miniatures.James has done a great job on them.The large construct one he has done in a green colour scheme is very neat.He went with the Abomination from the Hulk movie for inspiration.

 The Zombies have turned out very well as has the Flesh Golem.

 More pictures in a few weeks  ;D.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: joshuaslater on January 19, 2009, 11:26:30 AM
Looking good.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Alxbates on January 20, 2009, 07:44:57 AM
Just got eight painted master castings returned to me today.The pictures I have posted dont do the miniatures justice.The purple glasses are not as purple in person.Very cool miniatures.James has done a great job on them.The large construct one he has done in a green colour scheme is very neat.He went with the Abomination from the Hulk movie for inspiration.

 The Zombies have turned out very well as has the Flesh Golem.

 More pictures in a few weeks  ;D.

Now you're just teasing us!
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: joshuaslater on January 20, 2009, 12:32:55 PM
Flesh golem??  'Just keeps gettin' better and better.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on January 20, 2009, 12:36:57 PM
 I have to tease to keep you coming back for updates  ;D.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Glenn M on January 20, 2009, 01:51:11 PM
They'll have to be pretty damn special zombies, there are far too many Zombie lines out there for me to have the slightest interest, but Flesh Golem's sound tasty.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on January 20, 2009, 01:57:09 PM
 I agree with you about the choice of Zombie's on the market place but choice is good.Zombies are cheap points wise so you need lots of them.Having loads of the same is no fun.
 The Flesh Golem is pretty cool.He is in a running position.Fresh off the Mad Doctors Table and heading for the door.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Francesco on January 23, 2009, 11:09:19 AM
Ni for me, really nice
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: joshuaslater on January 23, 2009, 12:40:32 PM
Glenn, I disagree only because of the chatter on frothers, the Forum of Doom, Reaper forums, etc. about Zombies.  For people who are really into them, there are not enough sculpts, ever.

I guess if you're playing a zombie survival game, and you want the feel of a parking lot PACKED with zombies, then you really need all that variety. 

It's a popular genre, but like you Glenn, I don't need all of them.  Of course, I don't need miniatures at all, and I can stop buying them any time I want.   BULL!!
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: wmeredith on January 24, 2009, 05:40:49 AM
Hello

Actually I would like to see some good sculpts of sci-fi zombies with rifles and such. The selection now is not as good as I would like.

wmeredith
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on April 23, 2009, 01:58:40 PM
 I thought it was about time for another preview.Let me know what you think.

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/spicegirl.jpg)
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Alxbates on April 23, 2009, 02:11:03 PM
I like her - topless, busty, '80's hair and a big axe!

What's not to like!
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: luckyone on April 23, 2009, 07:34:21 PM
Wow. Nice fig(ure)
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Veez on April 24, 2009, 03:25:20 AM
She's got HUGE hair!
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Topkick on April 24, 2009, 04:59:35 PM
Looks like someone needs to find a model who has a natural rack.....I hate the plastic globe look even in minis.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Alxbates on April 25, 2009, 05:20:28 AM
Looks like someone needs to find a model who has a natural rack.....I hate the plastic globe look even in minis.

In theory, I agree, but in practise, when the plastic globes are resting in my hand or pressed up against my face, I haven't ever complained.

Shame how principles don't always stand up in the face of life's harsh realities...
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on April 25, 2009, 08:53:57 AM
 Now that comment made me laugh Alex.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: luckyone on April 28, 2009, 09:15:32 AM
Those are awesome looking! Like the first alien.

All are great.


Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Veez on April 28, 2009, 09:31:56 AM
If the first alien were to have some sort of wingy looking thing and a tail added, it would make a great Zenethian Soulslayer proxy!  The green thing with headwrap would be a good basis for a Golem of Darkness.

For non-WZ comments, Mr. Walky-Fish is cool, as are the Spartan-esque warriors.  The goule in the last pic is solid as well.  Overall, great work!
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: T Prime on April 28, 2009, 09:39:14 AM
The first two remind me of Pumpkin Head and the creature from the Host/relic.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on April 28, 2009, 09:47:58 AM
 Pumkinhead was the inspiration for that one.Loved the movie and Stan Winston special effects are cool.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on April 28, 2009, 09:50:00 AM
 Veez I am looking at getting bandaged head converted into such a proxy for the Golem.Hope to have pictures soon.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Veez on April 28, 2009, 09:51:47 AM
You are putting my never-gotten-off-the-ground Golem proxy out of business!
But for good reason-that is a better fig!
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: joshuaslater on April 28, 2009, 09:53:23 AM
Thanks Veezcon industries for your support at Talamania!!

Back to Coal Man:  Those are cool.  The alien is ace, and the fantasy models are going to see battle.  I like the Ghoulie, but I'd paint him up as more human, at least after I buy my copy.   ;D
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on April 28, 2009, 09:53:51 AM
 Glad you like him.I have a golem miniature in the spares box but he does not have a hand if you need one?
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Glenn M on April 28, 2009, 09:57:28 AM
I like the Fish-Dog, kinda odd, but cool.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: joshuaslater on April 28, 2009, 10:06:36 AM
Maybe after I send you some pewter over the Atlantic first.   ;)
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Alxbates on April 28, 2009, 03:24:06 PM
I love the "not-Pumpkinhead" figure.

Looking like you're building up a nice catalog, Andy!
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: joshuaslater on May 02, 2009, 11:59:09 AM
Thanks Thom!!  I was just going to ask about our friends slinging great product.

Kings to you.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on May 02, 2009, 12:14:15 PM
 Yes I have to say thank you too.It is cool to have a little place to make updates.

 Alex has a good head start on us but I am sure we cvan catch up  ;D.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: joshuaslater on May 02, 2009, 12:22:59 PM
I responded to Alex's request after Thom had set this up.  It's a nice start.  I don't know how it will all work out just yet, but the idea of our own combined Forum of Doom kinda thing is really cool, and I for one would like to see that.

You and Alex have been a part of this community for a long time, and are valued, and hell, even liked, so it's good karma to want to see everyone rockin' out in their efforts.

Cheers.

Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on May 02, 2009, 12:34:03 PM
 I have to say this is one of the best forums that I am apart of.I love the game settings and miniatures and find inspiration on here on a regular basis.It has to be one of the best groups of people around.Just hope I can bring some new and cool miniatures into the games and settings which we all love so much.

 Lets see where we are by the end of this year and what we have done to expand the worlds for both settings.

 Looking forward to cross promoting the other members products.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Alxbates on May 02, 2009, 02:43:38 PM

You and Alex have been a part of this community for a long time, and are valued, and hell, even liked, so it's good karma to want to see everyone rockin' out in their efforts.


Aw, shucks...

But thanks very much for setting us up separately - I agree, it's very cool to have our own little "Forum of Doom" type shared forum (not that I'm claiming to be anywhere near as talented as the folks at the FoD) with a couple of friendly companies sharing space.

-Alex
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: joshuaslater on May 07, 2009, 06:18:12 AM
I won't lie, I'm hoping we can grow to FOD size!!  All in good time my friends.  Small steps arriving on foot are better than big leaps landing on your ass.   ;D
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on May 11, 2009, 06:57:54 AM
 Just recieved three new sculpts from Paul Muller today.Great work as always.Looking forward to being able to show these off.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: T Prime on May 11, 2009, 07:06:56 AM
Can't wait to see.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: joshuaslater on May 12, 2009, 01:18:01 PM
You have my email if you're too shy to show them here.   ::)

I see Gubs put some of yours on his site, and they look good.  Speak soon.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Alxbates on August 02, 2009, 07:17:30 AM
I dunno what to say.  Creepy and weird!  I like him!

How big is he?  What's his intended use?

If he's tiny, he'd make a great familiar or homonculus for a mage, if he's big (28mm tall or more) he'd be a strange otherworldly looking demon.

-Alex
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on August 02, 2009, 12:55:57 PM
 He is 20mm to the eye's.He is not for any set genre.Multi use I would class him as.

 Paul has a great knack of doing creepy sculpts.The one reason that I wanted him to sculpt for me.I have been very lucky to have such a great sculptor to work on these for me.

 He is one of sixteen by Paul Muller.Really looking forward to showing more nearer to the release date.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: joshuaslater on August 02, 2009, 04:04:06 PM
Another must have for me.  I've got a great RPG group I game with on Sundays, and that character will be useful!!!  Two thumbs up.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on August 04, 2009, 02:04:31 PM
 Just been in touch with two other sculptors.Kevin Adams and Andrew Rea.So I am working out what I would like from each of them.

 Also have another painter doing some work for me.
Title: Re: Manic_Miner Preview
Post by: Manic _Miner on August 28, 2009, 10:37:57 AM
 Right time to let you all know what has been happening.

 I should have miniatures ready for sale next week.Eight in total.Most have been posted here painted up.Still need to work out prices for them.looking into booking a table at the Newcastle show on the 5th of September.Should also have some more painted examples to show off then too.Here are the eight miniatures in one place.

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/bjinmmm.jpg)

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/jumnaio.jpg)

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/kniinrmen-1.jpg)

 Once I am sorted with these I will be getting some of Matt Gubser's work and Paul Muller's moulded.All goes well you should see these appear around December.

 Kev Adams is working on two sculpts for starters for me.Andrew Rae is working on three.Really looking forward to see the work from both sculptors.Most if not every one knows Kev Adams.Andrew Rae is a new sculptor who is improving at an astonishing rate.Some of his work has been posted on the FOD.One miniatures is available from Heresy Miniatures.

 Well that brings you up to date.More new's next week.
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Post by: Alxbates on August 28, 2009, 02:08:32 PM
OOh, I love the three zombies!  I must have them!

Have you decided on a name for your venture?  Is "Manic Miniatures" going to stick?  (I really like that moniker...)

-Alex
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Post by: Manic _Miner on August 28, 2009, 02:35:21 PM
 Glad you like the Zombie's Alex.

 Manic Miniatures might be a really good name.
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Post by: Alxbates on August 29, 2009, 04:28:28 AM
Well, as I said, I'm fond of "Manic Miniaures", and with that name, you  have the advantage of having the name associated with your online persona of "Manic Miner", which you've used on numerous forums.

But you can't go wrong naming your company after your kids, either!

I'm sure it will work for you, no matter what you decide to go with.

-Alex

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Post by: Trollen on August 30, 2009, 04:43:05 AM
ok please tell me where I can buy the big green guy with bandage on his head? I need at least 2 of them!! they are great I want to make Golems of Darkness swaping their heads and giveing them Azoghars!
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Post by: Manic _Miner on August 30, 2009, 05:32:52 AM
 The Bandaged Head miniature will be getting converted for a suitable proxy.They will be released next weekend.
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Post by: Trollen on August 30, 2009, 06:30:54 AM
Great to hear! Can't wait to get them :) That would be finishing touch for my Red Legion of Algeroth
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Post by: Manic _Miner on August 30, 2009, 08:12:45 AM
 Here is another painted version of Experiment 219 "Bandaged head".Painted by Redzed.

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/2532269593_e1352018fffbbi.jpg)
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Post by: Trollen on August 30, 2009, 09:12:32 AM
Yes! That's how my Golems of Darkness should look like! Red as hell!
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Post by: joshuaslater on August 31, 2009, 12:35:48 PM
We need a drooling icon!!!!
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Post by: Manic _Miner on August 31, 2009, 02:00:25 PM
 You have been told before Slater dont drool on the miniatures  ;D.

 I have got a table at a show in Newcastle on Saturday.Expecting the castings this week along with more painted examples.Also got a couple of display cases ordered.

 Prices for the miniatures later in the week.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on September 02, 2009, 03:05:05 PM
 Some new pictures of painted miniatures.

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/ssdadd.jpg)


(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/ggmllo.jpg)


(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/ggtyunn.jpg)

 More miniatures for Josh to drool over.Painted by Redzed and he has done a great job on them too.
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Post by: luckyone on September 02, 2009, 05:51:41 PM
Those are awesome! Thanks fo posting. Watch it or you will poke your eye out.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on September 04, 2009, 03:29:20 PM
 Well I have recieved the first castings,got display cases and am booked into the Border Reiver show in Newcastle today.Looking forward to see how these go.

 The next set of releases are due mid December if not sooner.this gives me time to get moulds sorted and painted examples too.Just need to decide what to send to the mould maker  ;D.
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Post by: Veez on September 04, 2009, 04:12:45 PM
I'm seeing a theme in the female characters but just can quite place it.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on September 05, 2009, 08:40:02 AM
 The theme is Boob's  :o.

 That is just the way Jim has done them.I might get them converted so they are covered too.I wonder which would do more sales.
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Post by: Alxbates on September 06, 2009, 05:38:11 AM
Hey, boobs work for me! 
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Post by: Veez on September 06, 2009, 04:14:34 PM
Huh.  And I was thinking short hair.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on September 07, 2009, 09:01:24 AM
 I have the first release ready for sale now.It consists of three Zombies,Golem @ 2.00 each,three Hunters @ 2.50 each and Bandaged Head @ 3.00.Trollen has been the first to place an order for the Bandaged Head miniature which he will be converting into a Golem of Darkness.After seeing the painting he has done so far I cant wait to see how it turns out.
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Post by: joshuaslater on September 18, 2009, 06:18:19 AM
Yes, yes, and yes!!!!  I just need time to put some dosh together, and I'll place an order.

I'm into boobs too.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on September 18, 2009, 07:10:15 AM
 Sent some more greens away to the mould makers yesterday.So another release should not be that far off.

 Paul Muller has just finished three more sculpts for me too.More weirdness to add to the lead mountain.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on September 18, 2009, 01:50:59 PM
 Also found out today that I might be made out of a job next week.Work has been slow and the jobs the firm were in for have been taken by other firms under-cutting them.Not looking good for me and my brother.

 The upside to this is that I will have more time to get things moving on my miniatures venture.Sorry to sound so negative in this post.Things could be much worse than loosing my job.At least I am still relatively healthy.

 Things to look out for are the conversions by Trollen of the Bandaged Head miniature into a Golem of Darkness.
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Post by: Veez on September 18, 2009, 06:30:49 PM
Well that sucks.  Hopefully you don't wind up with the worst-case scenario.
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Post by: Alxbates on September 19, 2009, 07:54:41 PM
Sorry to hear about the bad news work-wise, Andy.  That sucks.  Hopefully things will pick up for you, or another option will present itself shortly.

-Alex
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Post by: Manic _Miner on September 20, 2009, 09:30:03 AM
 Not too bothered at the moment.We have seen it coming and thought it would have happened sooner.

 The good thing is I dont have alot of out goings.My mortgage is small as I bought the house thirteen years ago.My bank loan is nearly paid off jus the barclay card to sort.

 It will give me the chance to clear out loads of my old miniatures and toys.Could take some time as I have been hoarding for years.I am like a greedy dwarf with his gold when it comes to miniatures  ;D.

 Looking forward to showing you all some new miniatures in a month or so.

 Also need to get my ass in gear and get a web site sorted to sell them on.
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Post by: Alxbates on September 21, 2009, 04:12:03 AM

 Also need to get my ass in gear and get a web site sorted to sell them on.

Amen to that brother!
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Post by: Manic _Miner on September 29, 2009, 08:16:19 AM
 My working week is going from 40 hours a week down to 24 hours.A 3 day week.It could be worse I suppose.At least I still have a job.

 Just recieved master castings from Griffin this week.Sorting them out to get painted.Then I will need to decide which to have production moulds made first.
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Post by: luckyone on October 01, 2009, 05:43:44 AM
Freakin' nice! A little creepy.  :o
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Post by: joshuaslater on October 01, 2009, 09:11:49 AM
I like everything but the arms.  I guess I like Paul's sculpting too much!!  Regular arms can always be converted to mutant claws/tentacles, but going the other direction is tougher.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on October 03, 2009, 10:52:33 AM
 Glad you like him.Going to send some off to get painted up next week.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on February 14, 2010, 02:06:46 PM
 Well I suppose it is time for more info from me.

 I have just recieved pictures of five Goblins that Adam Gayford (wiffwaff) has done for me.Very cool little sculpts.Should have them in my grubby little hands this week.

 Andrew Rae has done three very impressive female barbarian types which will fit in with the Son's of Kronos miniatures.

 Paul Muller will be doing more pieces for me for around the end of the month.These I am really looking forward to seeing.

 More painted examples should be back around the end of the month too.There are three different painters working on them for me.Should get quite a few different takes on them.

 Any ideas for miniatures or what you would like to see first from what has been shown let me know and I will see what I can do.

 All the best

 Andy C.
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Post by: joshuaslater on February 25, 2010, 07:50:21 AM
Between you and Alex, I may explode in anticipation. 
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Post by: Manic _Miner on February 27, 2010, 11:54:53 AM
 Here are a few painted masters that I got back yesterday.They are even better in person.These are Matt Gubser sculpts.Painted by Jon Atter.

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/AC9.jpg)

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/AC10.jpg)
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Post by: luckyone on February 28, 2010, 06:41:49 PM
Those look awesome. Thanks for sharing them here.

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Post by: Alxbates on March 01, 2010, 08:38:31 PM
Very cool figures, Andy!  Gubser did a great job on them!
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Post by: Manic _Miner on March 02, 2010, 10:26:22 AM
 Glad you like them.Matt did a great job with them.The arms are interchangable.Here are a couple more pictures.

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/AC11.jpg)

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/AC8.jpg)
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Post by: Trollen on April 13, 2010, 09:28:47 AM
Hi!
Here's my vision of Bandage Head Experiment
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/__e15osauluA/S8SZQfwCpOI/AAAAAAAACEQ/q3f5SGep42U/experiment.jpg)
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Post by: Manic _Miner on April 13, 2010, 09:39:05 AM
 He has turned out really well Rafal.I had seen him started on your blog awhile ago.

 Have you started tyhe others to use as Golems of Darkness?
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Post by: Trollen on April 13, 2010, 09:53:54 AM
I haven't start any of those golems yet. I had really bad time recently. My dad had a heart attack and I concentrate much on him and my family rather than minis. He's ok now, but doctors said it was quite bad one heart attack.

I'll put them soon coz I'm back on my Red Legion of Algeroth army.
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Post by: joshuaslater on April 14, 2010, 04:16:01 PM
Good painting, and good luck to your father!
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Post by: luckyone on April 14, 2010, 05:29:39 PM
I hope everything works out. Great painting.
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Post by: Trollen on April 18, 2010, 03:08:06 AM
Thanks.

I'm not really happy form how the back of this mini looks like. It came out very well but there is really deep contrast between black and flesh colours. In real it's more smoother. any way I've started work on another Bondage Head Experiments.

There will be 2 Golems of Darkness in my Red Legion of Algeroth. I bought those minis from Manic Miner Miniatures as I find them really great for Golems. Those are best proxies I find along various brands. Of course they still need some conversion work here and there.
First of all the head. Mini comes from bandage head witch would be great for golem of darkness, but I want to stick close to picture of Golem in rulebook, so I need to change it to look more like Razide head. I could not copy Razide head coz it is too big, I need to sculpt it on my own.
Secondly spikes. Golem needs some spikes. There would be some on shoulders and on knees.
Thirdly the Azoghar (Chainsword on pike). Yep, that crushing weapon would be taken from Algeroth's Nepharite. As I want to make it as much similiar to that one my Nepharite has as possible.
Here's whats I've got now.
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/__e15osauluA/S8rgGB03uUI/AAAAAAAACSw/Mt3-Qo1dJzM/d/WIPgolems01.jpg)
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Post by: Manic _Miner on April 18, 2010, 04:25:55 AM
 I will be watching how these come along.Always good to see conversions.
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Post by: Trollen on April 18, 2010, 02:36:56 PM
I've decided to go without sculpting new heads. I'm going to use those Orcs skulls as heads for Golems. Tell me what you think.
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/__e15osauluA/S8uGxPnDIKI/AAAAAAAACS4/Wc_vojobwMQ/d/!Bq3oymgBGk~%24(KGrHqUH-D0EvD2f824TBL)OoIH-Bg~~_12.JPG)
My girlfriend says that skull is too small for Golem's head. And I know that skulls are different from golem's or razide's heads. But those big teeth have something in common with golem's face. Also, soon I'll be able to show you how it came out.
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Post by: Trollen on April 18, 2010, 05:16:44 PM
And here they are! GOLEMS OF DARKNESS with beautiful Azoghars! for my Red Legion of Algeroth!
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/__e15osauluA/S8utaiNr5MI/AAAAAAAACTA/X5BMA8urTuQ/d/WIPgolems02.jpg)

Well, tell me what do you think. Of course there is some Green Stuff work to do. Also those golems need some spikes on arms and legs and probably on shoulders. I'm thinking of giving them shoulder pads (to match other units but this may be not necessary).

40m bases are already done for them so I just need to paint them up.
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Post by: joshuaslater on April 18, 2010, 05:56:55 PM
Brilliant conversion work. 
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Post by: Manic _Miner on April 19, 2010, 08:09:19 AM
 They look great.The orc skulls work really well.Cant wait to see them painted.
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Post by: luckyone on April 19, 2010, 08:10:41 AM
Great work! Someone has some skills.
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Post by: Arthadan on April 19, 2010, 10:40:17 PM
They look great! If you want bigger heads, you can add some volume to the upper part of the Orc craniums with green stuff.

Keep the good work!
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Post by: Alxbates on April 22, 2010, 03:16:36 PM
The orc skulls are an inspired touch!
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Post by: Trollen on April 28, 2010, 05:51:10 AM
Thanks to all of You. Golems are now primed black so is the rest of my army. Soon some photos.
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Post by: Trollen on April 28, 2010, 05:57:19 AM
I've found that those golems would work well in my Horde Army (with Valpurgius as a Leader). So I'm going to buy one or two more bondage head experiments :) probably I'll make them a little bit different (heads and azoghars would be tottaly different).
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Post by: Manic _Miner on May 02, 2010, 10:34:08 AM
 Just a quick message to let you all know what is happening at the moment.I have started work on a web site and the name of my little venture is :-Four A miniatures.

 This week I have sent off thirteen sculpts for mould making.This will include a Mastr mould and several production moulds.

 Also recieved six new Dwarf sculpts which break down to two units.One leader and two warriors in each.This brings the total dwarves to twelve.

 I also have some Goblins which might come in handy as new troop types.

 I will be having stands at three shows this year.The first being in June.Expect to see some more pictures then if not before.
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Post by: Daargrim on May 02, 2010, 11:03:44 AM
Just a quick message to let you all know what is happening at the moment.I have started work on a web site and the name of my little venture is :-Four A miniatures.

 This week I have sent off thirteen sculpts for mould making.This will include a Mastr mould and several production moulds.

 Also recieved six new Dwarf sculpts which break down to two units.One leader and two warriors in each.This brings the total dwarves to twelve.

 I also have some Goblins which might come in handy as new troop types.

 I will be having stands at three shows this year.The first being in June.Expect to see some more pictures then if not before.

Congratulations!  I'm getting in line right now to order as soon as the dwarves are available!
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Post by: insan0 on September 04, 2010, 06:10:47 PM
would love to see more previews of what is coming chronopia wise
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Post by: Manic _Miner on September 05, 2010, 01:28:07 AM
 Here is a picture of a set of the Snow Troopers paiunted by Dags from the Frothers forum.

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/Snow.jpg)

 More are in the works including half bodies for vehicle hatches and such,
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Post by: Alxbates on September 05, 2010, 07:22:09 AM
Dude, I love those new sea demons!
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Post by: luckyone on September 05, 2010, 04:05:19 PM
Gotta love the sea demons!
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Post by: joshuaslater on September 06, 2010, 08:10:23 AM
I hear the Jaws music right now.
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Post by: insan0 on September 07, 2010, 01:24:37 PM
I wasn't sure about the sea demons but seeing more of them and the group shot has changed my mind.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on September 07, 2010, 01:39:52 PM
 I do plan on adding more Sea Demons.I think this is a really cool idea for a range of miniatures.

 Paul Muller has sent me the latest sculpts which are amazing.These are more Sci-Fi than the rest of his offerings.

 There is also a new sculptor working on a few pieces.Then I have the pleasure of announcing Kev Adams( the goblin master) is doing some work for me.Cant wait to see how these turn out.
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Post by: Topkick on September 10, 2010, 05:19:55 AM
The snow troopers would be great alternative Ducal Militia or Hussars for scenarios set at the Venusian poles
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Post by: Von Koss on September 10, 2010, 06:30:45 AM
"the goblin master" - Man, I hope your implying he will be working on some goblin sculpts.

Here is to hoping you come up with some Persian style - Goblin proxies for the Blackblood army in Chronopia.  *fingers crossed*
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Post by: Manic _Miner on September 10, 2010, 08:24:05 AM
 The Goblin Master is infact working on some Goblins  ;D.

 As to what type they are you will just have to wait and see.

 There is also another sculptor doing some Goblins.That will be three different types of Goblins that will be in the Four A miniatures range.

 Lots going on and loads of sculpts waiting to be sent off once sales pick-up.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on September 16, 2010, 01:27:49 PM
 Just added the Snow troopers to the web shop for pre-order.

 Kev Adams has finished the first set of Goblins and they are on there way.Cant wait to see what people make of these ones.

 Thanks for the feed-back and input on these sculpts.
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Post by: joshuaslater on September 16, 2010, 05:43:35 PM
When Mortimer's girl and Baby Cyclopes are in the store I'll put together a Stateside order.   :D
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Post by: Manic _Miner on September 18, 2010, 11:56:48 PM
 Here is a sneek peek at one of the pictures that Kev sent over.

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/2003_0223Image0004.jpg)
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Post by: luckyone on September 19, 2010, 03:52:47 AM
Great work. Great use of old wine corks alos.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on October 23, 2010, 09:32:11 AM
 Recieved a big box of snow troopers yesterday.1200 of them.Orders have been sent out all over the globe.
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Post by: Alxbates on October 23, 2010, 06:27:47 PM
Holy cow!

I've yet to order more than 100 castings of anything I've done.  Congratulations!
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Post by: Manic _Miner on October 24, 2010, 12:59:20 AM
 It is a great feeling to hold a box with that many miniatures in.

 The Four A miniatures range has really taken off in the last year.What is on the web site is only a fraction of what I have done.Loads of greens are sitting patiently awaiting their turn for mould's.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on November 04, 2010, 11:10:40 AM
 Checkout this link for another pre-view.

http://www.stunties.com/wiki/index.php/Four_A_miniatures

 Interested to know what you think.
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Post by: Alxbates on November 04, 2010, 06:15:03 PM
Those look great, Andy!
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Post by: luckyone on November 05, 2010, 08:15:07 AM
Great work on the minis. Thanks for sharing here.
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Post by: joshuaslater on November 05, 2010, 11:26:08 AM
Link's not workin' here.  Dang!!   :'(
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Post by: Manic _Miner on November 05, 2010, 01:36:46 PM
Link's not workin' here.  Dang!!   :'(

 Good you are not supposed to see them  ;D.

 Let me know what you think when you can.
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Post by: joshuaslater on November 07, 2010, 03:04:39 PM
Link is workin' now!!!  Those are just what the world needs!!
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Post by: Manic _Miner on November 16, 2010, 12:50:16 PM
 Kev Adam's has just sent pictures of the next five Goblins.They are really cool little sculpts.Looking forward to showing off the first five pretty soon.The Dwarves are painted up now too.James has done a great job on them.
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Post by: Alxbates on November 26, 2010, 09:12:48 PM
I think that they're freaking sweet!
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Post by: Manic _Miner on November 27, 2010, 11:40:59 AM
 Right here are some pictures of the goblins painted.Two set's of them done by James McLardy and Paul Sanderson.Both really talented painters which have done several miniatures for me so far.

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/Picture036-1.jpg) (http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/Picture035.jpg)

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/Picture034-1.jpg) (http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/Picture033.jpg)

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/100_2219.jpg)

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/4agobbosall2.jpg)

 Let me know what you think of these then  ;).
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Post by: Von Koss on November 27, 2010, 02:09:35 PM
Very nice....

Gotta know,  what was the inspiration for them and especially the two headed goblin as I don't think I have ever seen a two-headed goblin before?

I'm diggin it.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on November 27, 2010, 05:12:46 PM
 Citadel used to do some Goblin mutants years ago.They had all sorts of mutations.He is just a homage to them.Might be a few more coming along.It all depends on how people take them.

 As for inspiration.I wanted Goblins which werre not just Nightgoblin clones.Something that most companies seem to do.These are a bit different but still usable for all games with greenskins in.I want to create a new class or sub-race of them.

 
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Post by: Glenn M on November 28, 2010, 03:42:25 PM
Quote
That will be three different types of Goblins that will be in the Four A miniatures range.

Would some of these types happen to live in swampy/jungle terrain and the other in the desert?
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Post by: joshuaslater on November 28, 2010, 07:21:52 PM
I like the painting on all of these.  Nice!!
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Post by: Manic _Miner on November 29, 2010, 12:12:19 AM
Quote
That will be three different types of Goblins that will be in the Four A miniatures range.

Would some of these types happen to live in swampy/jungle terrain and the other in the desert?

 When I say three different types I should have said "There will be Goblins from three different sculptors".

 That is not saying Goblins of a Swampy nature will not be coming out  ::)

 The painting is great on these.I amvery happy with the different look that James and Paul have given them.
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Post by: leutenantbrittan on January 09, 2011, 11:14:25 AM
Fantastic stuff!

I would love to see some of them riding giant crabs!

All the best!
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Post by: luckyone on January 12, 2011, 04:12:51 PM
Great work! These are awesome.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on January 13, 2011, 01:56:04 PM
 The new Goblins are away to the mould makers now along with some other pieces.Some of the other greens are Ogre,Sea Demons,Dwarf(with long finger nails ;) and Cultists.There are a couple of surprises to come too.

 2011 will see loads more miniatures released from Four A miniatures.Keep watching and maybe buy a few  ;D.
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Post by: Alxbates on January 14, 2011, 06:20:26 AM
A dwarf with long nails...?

OK, I'm curious!
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Post by: joshuaslater on January 14, 2011, 09:54:34 AM
It's always tease tease tease.   :)
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Post by: Manic _Miner on March 08, 2011, 09:00:30 AM
 Here are two other miniatures which will be out in around a months time.

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/femalegremlin.jpg)
 Female Gremlin

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/4aimp.jpg)
 Imp playing with a severed head.
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Post by: joshuaslater on March 10, 2011, 12:42:56 PM
I was hoping for some Dwarves before Talamania, but I can wait longer for them. 
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Post by: Manic _Miner on March 10, 2011, 02:21:11 PM
 I now have two set's of Dwarven axemen sitting upstairs.

 More miniatures have been sent away to get some paint on too.I have just recieved a message saying that the Cultist miniatures are done.

 I hope to have the Dwarves out in about six weeks time.The weirder stuff just seems to sell better.The extra dwarves might change that though.
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Post by: joshuaslater on March 15, 2011, 10:25:30 AM
All good Andy.  I do hope to have them for T5, but my proxies still kick butt.
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Post by: joshuaslater on May 27, 2011, 06:57:21 AM
 :o  Nice work there.
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Post by: joshuaslater on May 27, 2011, 10:59:35 AM
Wow.  All I can say. 
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Post by: Manic _Miner on May 29, 2011, 11:04:28 AM
 I would show you the front but I might wait until I have a one cast and painted  ;D.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on September 23, 2011, 11:53:19 PM
 Been awhile since I posted any new's about new releases and such so here are a few pictures of what is coming soon.

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/GetAttachmentaspx-1.jpg)

 Evil Dwarf Magic user

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/GetAttachmentaspxdrfb.jpg)

 Little mutant strongman

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/GetAttachmentaspx3456834.jpg)

 Ship's crew

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/GetAttachmentaspx-2.jpg)

 The fix it guy's

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/GetAttachmentaspx7.jpg)

 Security team
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Post by: Horned Owl on September 24, 2011, 01:18:18 PM
Like the crew. Especially the welding team.  :)
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Post by: Manic _Miner on October 28, 2011, 11:29:22 AM
 Well time for a few more pre-views.Not sure when they will make it into the production line though.

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/SAM_0036.jpg)

 Sea Demon Pikers by Paul Muller.

 (http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/valks2.jpg)

 A wip of the Female dwarf barmaid.She has been completed and I have a few castings of her and a few friends too.She was sculpted by Shane Hoyle.

 (http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/d1.jpg)

 Dwarf Lord with pet rabbits.
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Post by: joshuaslater on October 29, 2011, 07:54:32 AM
Dwarf Lord with pet rabbits!!   :D

That's a fun model.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on October 29, 2011, 10:15:49 AM
Dwarf Lord with pet rabbits!!   :D

That's a fun model.

 Dwarf Lord is called Hjef Hjefnerson.Hue Hefner playboy guy  ;).
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Post by: Alxbates on October 31, 2011, 11:05:38 PM
So, what exactly inspired the dwarf?  Why bunnies?  Anything other than the Playboy connection? 

I like the miniature - a LOT - but it seems an odd/unique/interesting combination of things.  How'd you come up with the idea?

-Alex
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Post by: Manic _Miner on November 01, 2011, 09:53:25 AM
 It was Shane who sculpted it and then put it up for sale.I managed to get him.He is a great miniature.He would make a good manager for a BB team.
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Post by: MassDistortion on November 05, 2011, 03:08:39 PM
(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/d1.jpg)

 Dwarf Lord with pet rabbits.

Now that just looks fun to paint! Excellent detail all around. The robe reminds me of Cardinal Dominic/Brotherhood. Will the bunnies be separate pieces that we can attach to the base or are they attached to the Lord's leg?
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Post by: Manic _Miner on November 06, 2011, 08:00:53 AM
 The bunnies are attached to the miniature.He is away getting painted up now along with twentynine other pieces.Some of them are Studio miniatures Zombies.Great pieces which I will be stocking at the show's.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on January 07, 2012, 01:19:53 PM
 Here are some little Goblins which are due out around the end of the month.

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/100_2509.jpg)

 Sculpted by Adam Gayford and painted by Paul Sanderson.
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Post by: joshuaslater on January 09, 2012, 03:25:42 PM
Small but deadly!!
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Post by: Manic _Miner on January 29, 2012, 03:04:24 PM
 Here are some of the Sea Demon Pikers which Paul Sanderson has painted up for me.

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/100_2517.jpg)

 Along with the Dwarf Rabbit tamer too.

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/100_2525.jpg)

 And another miniature which will be coming out from a new company.This is an old miniature which was originally released by Fantasy Forge.He is Slaine from teh 2000AD comic series.

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/100_2526.jpg)

 He would make a great addition to a Son's of Kronos force.
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Post by: Horned Owl on January 30, 2012, 02:49:57 AM
Hot damn! The perfect Tribal Warrior leader!
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Post by: joshuaslater on February 01, 2012, 01:19:41 PM
Hot damn! The perfect Tribal Warrior leader!


Double hot damn!! 
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Post by: Manic _Miner on February 03, 2012, 12:30:05 PM
Hot damn! The perfect Tribal Warrior leader!

 He is a great miniature.There are others from the range which will be coming out too.They will make cool alternatives for the Son's of Kronos.
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Post by: luckyone on February 06, 2012, 05:58:52 PM
Really great work! Thanks for posting here.
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Post by: Warlord on February 09, 2012, 06:21:41 PM
Just found this thread, nice work. Where can you purchase some of these goodies  ???
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Post by: Horned Owl on February 10, 2012, 02:32:46 AM
Go here for purchase and bliss: http://www.fouraminiatures.com/

Good stuff.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on February 10, 2012, 12:22:09 PM
 The range is growing at a steady rate.

 The next set of releases are due next week if all goes well.

 Just had the first test sculpt for a Nezumi come in this week.Great piece sculpted by John Pickford.John has some idea's for Chaos Dwarves he wants to try out.So watch-out for them this year.

 Also expecting new's on the next batch of Snowtrooper sculpts and more Shocktroopers to go with the sculpts that I have sitting.

 Loads of idea's for future miniatures but it is all down to sales.I have another show this weekend and just hope the weather gets better so that I can make it.

 Also had some more painted miniatures arrive this week.These include some Wood Elves which I will be stocking at the show's and more of the Studio miniatures Zombies which I also stock at show's.

 All in all 2012 should see Four A miniatures grow quite a bit.

 Thanks for the comments on the miniatures.it is nice to get feedback and more idea's.
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Post by: joshuaslater on February 10, 2012, 01:48:44 PM
Just found this thread, nice work. Where can you purchase some of these goodies  ???

Andy is a good bloke to do business or trade with.  We wouldn't keep him around if he was otherwise.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on February 10, 2012, 04:59:11 PM
 Thanks Joshua.

 When is the next release due from Cauldron Born then?Looking forward to seeing what you have to show off.

 More Chronopia inspired Dwarves are also ready and waiting.
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Post by: joshuaslater on February 13, 2012, 12:19:37 PM
I think the Wretches from Steve Buddle will be coming out soon.  Thom's got to figure out (no pun intended) how much mold space we will have and what's possible.

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Post by: Daargrim on March 06, 2012, 07:22:58 AM
Manic -

finally going to get around to putting an order in soon.  Are all the dwarves still available at this time?
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Post by: Manic _Miner on March 07, 2012, 02:05:20 PM
 Yes the dwarves are all available.If you need units of the axmen one's I can swap out the leader from one pack to give you more troopers.

 I hope to get the other Dwarves released this year.They include proxy sculpts for the trackers and swordsmen.Also one more character type to be released.Should give a really cool looking little force when all together.
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Post by: Daargrim on March 09, 2012, 07:54:55 AM

 I hope to get the other Dwarves released this year.They include proxy sculpts for the trackers and swordsmen.Also one more character type to be released.Should give a really cool looking little force when all together.

Any chance we are going to see some Blood Bones soon?  Love to get my hands on some Flayers, Warhammers, or a Mauler!
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Post by: joshuaslater on March 09, 2012, 09:23:26 AM
Yes the dwarves are all available.If you need units of the axmen one's I can swap out the leader from one pack to give you more troopers.

 I hope to get the other Dwarves released this year.They include proxy sculpts for the trackers and swordsmen.Also one more character type to be released.Should give a really cool looking little force when all together.

Andy is good people about special orders.  I got two leaders and two squads of grunts to go with them, something like 16 total, if I recall.  Just letting people know how he rolls.   :D
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Post by: Manic _Miner on March 09, 2012, 10:12:13 AM

 I hope to get the other Dwarves released this year.They include proxy sculpts for the trackers and swordsmen.Also one more character type to be released.Should give a really cool looking little force when all together.

Any chance we are going to see some Blood Bones soon?  Love to get my hands on some Flayers, Warhammers, or a Mauler!

 There is a Mauler sculpt done already.I have just been waiting on sales to pick-up before getting him done.

 Most of the pieces done so far are proxy sculpts for the Wolf Clan.Other factions could well follow.

 The web site will be getting changed in a few weeks time after I get some new pictures taken.The Dwarf axeman pack will be getting put as two seperate set's.Leader and troops.That should make it easier for buying units.

 I have a show this weekend and one next week too.I am hoping sales go well soI can get some more new pieces released.

 Hope this information gives people a little idea of what I have planned.Thanks for the orders and feedback on this little venture of mine.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on April 14, 2012, 04:07:09 AM
 Just had these come back this week.

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/Andrew_ebay1107.jpg)

 Thought some members would like to see them.Just need to send them away for painting.
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Post by: joshuaslater on April 20, 2012, 12:36:00 PM
What is that one on the right, with the sword????
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Post by: Manic _Miner on April 21, 2012, 04:29:00 AM
 Conan by Matt Gubser.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on May 17, 2012, 11:43:12 PM
 A few painted pictures of the above miniatures.

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/SAM_0776.jpg)

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/SAM_0778.jpg)

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/100_2569.jpg)
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Post by: Alxbates on May 22, 2012, 04:04:59 PM
I love the chick with the mask - she looks awesome!  Not your standard T&A barbarian female, either. 
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Post by: Manic _Miner on May 23, 2012, 02:05:22 PM
 Alex she is one of three.Hope to get the others sorted this year too.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on December 22, 2012, 01:34:36 PM
 A new piece for 2013.Sculpted by Andrew May.The piece on the left that is.

(http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj336/manicminer21/SAM_1053_zps636a0fc8.jpg)

 Might make a nice spirit type for the swamp goblins.

 I will be using one for my Thing miniatures project along with the snow troopers.
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Post by: joshuaslater on December 24, 2012, 10:56:40 AM
I like the one on the left.  Another winner.
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Post by: Janshi on January 01, 2013, 08:43:08 AM
Hm, smells like Clan Wolf... Reserve me a pack of them! :-)
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Post by: Manic _Miner on January 01, 2013, 10:53:37 AM
 First two are from the scouts and the last picture is one of the warriors.
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Post by: Janshi on January 01, 2013, 11:45:44 AM
Great work! Can't wait to get them!  ;D

BTW: Where can I See alex's vulture blood totem? Did not notice it yet...
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Post by: Manic _Miner on January 01, 2013, 12:03:01 PM
 Alex's Terror bird is in the link below.

http://forum54.oli.us/index.php/topic,6216.0.html
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Post by: Horned God on January 01, 2013, 12:40:34 PM
Yes, I'm digging these. In fact, I have 4 dwarven clans and now I can finally have that fifth Wolf Clan. You mentioned Wolf Warriors. I assume you mean Desert Warriors and these scouts, then you have those wolf Axemen.

Can you consider this though? Can we order the Wolf Axemen on your site where we can order the guy with the wolf pelt on his head separately as he is a great leader model. What if we have an option to order a pack of 3 or a just have each model listed? Consider some option like that.  Same goes when you release the other wolf guys.

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Post by: Manic _Miner on January 01, 2013, 03:32:14 PM
 I have added names to the dwarf pictures above to make it easier to see what they are intended for.Hope this helps clear up a few things.

 The Wolf axemen will be split so that the three warrior types are in one pack and the guy with wolfskin will be sold seperatley.If you make an order and say that you want to swap out the leader types I can sort that no problem.Have done so already for some people.

 Need to dig out my Chronopia book and see what else is needed for the dwarves ;0.
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Post by: Daargrim on January 09, 2013, 08:52:31 AM
I have added names to the dwarf pictures above to make it easier to see what they are intended for.Hope this helps clear up a few things.

 The Wolf axemen will be split so that the three warrior types are in one pack and the guy with wolfskin will be sold seperatley.If you make an order and say that you want to swap out the leader types I can sort that no problem.Have done so already for some people.

 Need to dig out my Chronopia book and see what else is needed for the dwarves
;0.

Blood Bone Warhammers!!
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Post by: Horned Owl on January 09, 2013, 02:43:51 PM
Totems.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on January 10, 2013, 02:16:04 PM
 I think Francesco has the Totems sorted.

 Bloodbone Warhammers would be a good unit to do too.They would go with the Mauler ;).
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Post by: Alxbates on January 26, 2013, 08:04:52 AM
I think Francesco has the Totems sorted.

 Bloodbone Warhammers would be a good unit to do too.They would go with the Mauler ;).

And it's possible that I've got another totem in the works, too...

Possible...

-Alex
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Post by: Janshi on January 26, 2013, 03:00:10 PM
And it's possible that I've got another totem in the works, too...

Possible...

-Alex
[/quote]

Hi Alex, which one?

regards, Janshi
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Post by: Manic _Miner on December 29, 2013, 08:38:37 AM
 Well 2013 has went the same as 2012 for me.Not a lot of releases out this year.I really do hope to change that in 2014.Things seem to be settling down for me and I am back on track for being caught up on my depts.

 First new release for 2014 will be three more Dwarves by Shane Hoyle.Then onto some Goblins by Kev Adams.Way too many pieces stacking up and no money to get them all out.

 All the best to everyone for 2014.

 Cheers

 Andy C.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on July 18, 2014, 09:17:03 AM
 New Goblin Hermit crab rider now added to the web shop.
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Post by: Francesco on July 20, 2014, 09:30:13 AM
the usual good work :)
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Post by: Manic _Miner on July 21, 2014, 01:14:45 PM
 Thanks Francesco.

 How are things with you and your projects?
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Post by: Manic _Miner on November 10, 2014, 04:45:48 AM
 The last six Dwarves have been sent away for master moulding today.Not sure when these will get release but they are getting closer ;).These six give two more unit types to the force.
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Post by: Jr_Boyd on February 13, 2015, 02:42:52 PM
YOU DA MAN!!!! that means I am happy about it. What about a sneak peek for the people?
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Post by: Manic _Miner on February 13, 2015, 11:26:18 PM
 Just need to stick a few hands onto the last three figures :0.Might get that done today.
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Post by: Horned God on February 14, 2015, 07:19:14 AM
Thank you sir, my credit card is primed and ready to order. I also noticed your Conan model. I was going to buy Age of Conan board game and thought that fig would be great to buy and then use in my boardgame. In the game (if someone does not know and is curious) you have a single Conan figure and move him around in the game for various reasons. He seems perfect for that purpose.

Yes, please finish the hands and let us know what is holding you up from releasing them sooner than later. Maybe we can help you.
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Post by: joshuaslater on February 17, 2015, 01:48:00 PM
I'm more impatient for your releases than mine.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on September 20, 2015, 05:01:32 AM
 It has taken some time but the hands are now fixed onto the Dwarves.Now to get them sent away for painting.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on October 01, 2015, 01:06:24 AM
 Six Dwarves away for painting now ;).
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Post by: Jr_Boyd on October 01, 2015, 05:11:49 PM
Sweet! looking forward to adding them to my wolf pack!
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Post by: Horned God on October 14, 2015, 02:02:28 AM
Can you list specifically what 6 dwarves? I think I know what 3 of them are, but what of the other 3? I'll just leave as a question for you to answer with actual pictures or a post with the list of what they will be. I am also waiting to make a order ASAP. Thank you very much for finishing them. The Gods of the Dwarves Salute you.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on October 14, 2015, 03:05:32 AM
 The six Dwarves are Two scout warriors and leader.Two sword warriors and leader.Just waiting to get the painted pieces back then sell my soul to get them released.
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Post by: Jr_Boyd on October 14, 2015, 05:51:34 PM
I will send  you the cash for 23 figures site unseen if it helps you fund the making them. I know your good for it! ;D
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Post by: Manic _Miner on October 15, 2015, 02:37:11 PM
 The first Wolf Clan Dwarves i have tried to do at 2.50 a miniature.The new ones will more than likely be 3.00 each with the older one's going up too as they are chunky figures.

 I will do the new figures for 2.50 each for forum members for a short while then put the prices up later on.

 Really looking forward to seeing the new pieces painted up.
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Post by: joshuaslater on October 30, 2015, 03:59:58 PM
I will take advantage of a forum member offer too.   :)
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Post by: Horned God on December 14, 2015, 07:58:25 PM
Any word on if we can order some dwarves?

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Post by: Manic _Miner on January 19, 2016, 12:07:07 PM
 Received the painted Dwarves this week ;).

 Another step closer to getting them released.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on January 20, 2016, 07:55:17 AM
 Found another master miniature which i need to send away now too.That will make seven new Dwarves.
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Post by: Horned God on January 26, 2016, 06:37:59 PM
Can't wait to see them. Post images when you get a chance and let us know about how to order.
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Post by: Manic _Miner on January 27, 2016, 07:59:28 AM
 I will keep updating this thread as to what is happening.

 At the moment i am starting to sell off the miniatures in my collection which i will never get around to.There are a lot of them too ;).
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Post by: DARNIZHAAN on September 19, 2016, 12:25:38 PM
Finally painted up the Vulture Marksman!

Here he is between a flame thrower team member and a Vulture Legion Leader

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah167/darnizhaan/20160919_064100_zpsivkenkgh.jpg)

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah167/darnizhaan/20160919_064131_zpsahi0quad.jpg)

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Post by: Horned God on October 16, 2016, 08:25:06 PM
I'll try and post mine too. I have the Scavanger and a couple Marksman. They are nicely painted. I have the axemen but they aren't painted just yet.