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Re: the Forge of Ice, miniatures from Alex Bates - blog/preview thread
« Reply #135 on: December 11, 2009, 02:07:31 AM »
Good Lord...don't feel bad about being jealous about that kind of talent.  I'm with you on that account.  He has got some serious "paint-fu" going on there.  I think the pea fowl on the right is my favorite of the three, good mixture of color.  Also gotta say that's the first time I've ever heard them referred as peafowls.  They are known around here as pea****s and when they scream it sounds kinda creepy(at least to me).  Anyway, best wishes on getting the web site off the ground.
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Re: the Forge of Ice, miniatures from Alex Bates - blog/preview thread
« Reply #136 on: December 11, 2009, 10:51:16 AM »
Well, their more common name gets edited by the profanity filter (and by Photobucket's profanity filter, too!), so I've started calling them peafowl...   ::)
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Re: the Forge of Ice, miniatures from Alex Bates - blog/preview thread
« Reply #137 on: December 14, 2009, 12:10:57 AM »
They look great  :)

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Re: the Forge of Ice, miniatures from Alex Bates - blog/preview thread
« Reply #138 on: December 17, 2009, 03:48:06 PM »
I am now sold out of the Snapping Turtle Shell Shields (FOI 404).

I'm also moving over the weekend, so I may have only sporadic internet access from Friday of this week (December 18th) to the beginning of January.  I'm not sure exactly of the date I'll be going offline, or the date I'll be coming back on again - this move is rather sudden - but I'll post some sort of update as soon as I have information to share.

Happy Holidays to everyone!

-Alex
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Re: the Forge of Ice, miniatures from Alex Bates - blog/preview thread
« Reply #139 on: June 09, 2010, 05:42:11 PM »
Good Grief, has it really been months since I posted something here?  I'm still here, still in the game.  My move and family stuff has settled down for the most part.

Not really much else to say, I just figured I should pop in here and post a "hello".  :)
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Re: the Forge of Ice, miniatures from Alex Bates - blog/preview thread
« Reply #140 on: June 14, 2010, 06:07:07 PM »
You're still faster than me!!   :-\
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Re: the Forge of Ice, miniatures from Alex Bates - blog/preview thread
« Reply #141 on: August 08, 2010, 05:19:08 AM »
Here are some awesome pictures of my tents, painted by Dags over at Frothers, for Manic Miner:

http://frothersunite.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=27637&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

-Alex
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Re: the Forge of Ice, miniatures from Alex Bates - blog/preview thread
« Reply #142 on: August 10, 2010, 12:05:28 PM »
Those look great.   :D
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Re: the Forge of Ice, miniatures from Alex Bates - blog/preview thread
« Reply #143 on: August 11, 2010, 08:09:42 AM »
Blocked at work. I will look at later tonight.
Always look out for number one, but don't step in number two.
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Re: the Forge of Ice, miniatures from Alex Bates - blog/preview thread
« Reply #144 on: October 02, 2010, 08:16:51 PM »
Another small update - I just got an email from the company that does my casting (Dark Platypus).  Here's the meat of it:

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Just letting you know the package got here safe and sound, and I'll be getting everything done I should think within the next couple weeks. :)

This next set of stuff includes:

-the long-awaited and pre-ordered Mutant Terror Bird
-Stone Age axe/maul sprue
-Stone Dagger sprue
-two new snapping turtle shell shields (so you can equip a unit with 'em and not have every shell look identical!  One's from a more mature turtle, a little spikier and scarred, the other is from a younger turtle, a little smoother and rounder)

I've also got a complete restock coming, the spears and shields that I've been sold out of for far too long.

I'll post details and pictures when they arrive!

-Alex in Alaska
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Re: the Forge of Ice, miniatures from Alex Bates - blog/preview thread
« Reply #145 on: October 03, 2010, 07:48:56 AM »
 Thanks for the update Alex.Looking forward to seeing more stuff from you.

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Re: the Forge of Ice, miniatures from Alex Bates - blog/preview thread
« Reply #146 on: October 05, 2010, 08:36:20 AM »
Awesome!
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Re: the Forge of Ice, miniatures from Alex Bates - blog/preview thread
« Reply #147 on: October 23, 2010, 06:32:20 PM »
I will be attending my first show as a trader - Forge of Ice will have a table at "Pop Con", a pop culture convention hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks on November 12 and 13:

http://www.uaf.edu/activity



I will also be running games of Wargods of Aegyptus and War Rocket over the weekend.  I should also have all my new releases for sale by then, too.

I'm kinda excited and nervous, at the same time.  Tyson (the guy who sculpted 90% of my stuff) and another friend Jason will be working the table with me.
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Re: the Forge of Ice, miniatures from Alex Bates - blog/preview thread
« Reply #148 on: October 25, 2010, 08:15:35 AM »
Good luck! I am sure everything will be fine.
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Re: the Forge of Ice, miniatures from Alex Bates - blog/preview thread
« Reply #149 on: October 25, 2010, 08:44:54 AM »
 Have a good time.They are fun to do and it is good to chat to people too.