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  1. When Hasslefree miniatures get their website overhaul sorted out and it's all back up and running again they should still have a little girl in a dress holding a cthulu doll. Not much of a ghoul but she is rather creepy (if you take the doll into account). They also do a little girl wearing a "are you my mummy?" gasmask that could possibly be adapted for a pig's head mask. It would take some conversion 'though. You might be able to do something with their Alyx who's also quite customisable. (Small pic but hopefully you can make out the details). Painted pictures are available.
  2. Side note - the delicate part of those earrings that connects to the ears is not likely to cast up well in any scale smaller than 75mm. I know they're protected by the strands of hair so it's not a concern about them breaking but they're very fiddly. Beautiful but fiddly at smaller scales without some adjustments being made before casting. Also, according to the comment section - no supports for printing are included in the file. Yeouch!
  3. I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume someone naiively believes that any elf holding two swords has to be a dark elf.
  4. To that I'd like to add that one player (there's technically more than one but for some rather obvious reason they tend to operate individually rather than in packs) who is so insecure that they feel the need to exert so much strength when gripping your miniature that their wrist, hand, and sometimes entire arm shakes with the effort they are exerting. They like to grip figures just above the base (or hold the edge of the base but their fingers slip onto ankles, spearshafts etc) Fortunately this kind of player is very rare. I've only met 2 or 3 of them in the last 25-30 years. Once you notice them (and you will within minutes of them handling a figure during gameplay as opposed to merely examining one) you'd better hope you didn't give them that rare out of production resin skeleton spearman in actual medieval armour that looks like he was wearing it at the time of death (complete with matching holes on the back and breastplate so he's even got an exit wound). You'd better hand him some sort of bendy cheapo prepainted monstrosity soon with a "you know what? Why don't you use this instead?" The skeleton survived, by the way. The only damage is that the butt of his spear isn't attached to the base any more and removing it to reattach would involve so much repainting that it's not worth the effort. Nobody's really going to notice unless they touch it. I'm just glad I hadn't attached the shield arm yet at that point. Now this case it actually important. Usually you can pick out these kinds of players fairly early on but in this case I'd known the chap for about 7 or 8 years without there being the tiniest clue he was going to be one of those kinds of players. I hope he's doing okay. I haven't seen him for a while now. The other one or two incidents (featuring other players) were nowhere near as memorable to the point where I can't even remember if it was one or two. It had clearly happened before 'though as I recognised the type as soon as he touched the figure. As for knocking a miniature down - never knock a miniature over. You may want to gently lay it on it's side but that all depends on whether it's painted, how delicate it is (some figures are more spindly than others) how soft/smooth the surface it would be resting on are etc. Don't knock something over 'though. This isn't Subuteo and these did not come out of a corn flake packet.
  5. Ironheart's cloak has a sort of grainy sackcloth feel to it. They definitely intended to make the threads of the cloth quite distinct. To make them stand out. I think my Ironheart's sword was slightly broken too. I must admit I'm excited about Valeria and constantly wondering if and when Sieghield could get the 75mm treatment. She's really lovely and I'd love to see her get legs like most of the other busts did. Did she not sell well? I know I had to wait a few months before ordering her because BCC wouldn't send packages to England until the EU had sorted out some Brexit related red tape. I waited and the red tape sorted itself out in time for her to be an on time birthday present for me so everything worked out well in the end :).
  6. Thanks. Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience with BCC. Sounds like they really shouldn't have sent that one. I've had very positive experiences with them so far.
  7. I'd be interested to know how the amount of cleanup would compare to a figure from Scale 75, Nocturna Models, Big Child creatives or Creature Caster if you have any experience with any of those companies.
  8. I actually have two of the old Anastyr miniatures from back when the range was just 3 miniatures. The art for this game's gone in a very Paizo/Pathfinder direction and that's not necessarily a good or a bad thing. It's just an observation. Unfortunately the short time frame probably puts this right out of my price range right now so I'm probably going to have to sit this one out. Also, like Goddestio, I'm still waiting for Hel from Mythic Games (and Darkest Dungeon from Mythic Games as well) so I probably shouldn't back a third project of theirs until one, or preferably both, of those projects have delivered.
  9. I really hope they fixed the dwarven faction. For those who aren't familiar with Chronopia, the dwarven faction was intentionally overpointed. They were bad value for points. This was supposed to depict a dwindling population but it just ended up with dwarf players feeling useless because everyone else got more powerful models for less points (or got equal or lower powered models for much cheaper). What the dwarfs did have going for them is the fact that they were literally the only faction in the game to have equipment options. The swordsmen, for example, could have sword & shield or sword and dagger armaments. Units for other races all came with preset equipment and didn't get to pick and choose what they wanted to use. When the elven super warriors with amazing statlines cost 2-3 points more than the average profile dwarf warriors we all knew there was a problem.
  10. I'm glad you're not selling them as a conversion kit for the Shieldmaidens (although I could see that working too).
  11. Have you shown this image to the kickstarter backers yet? They might appreciate it. I'm recognising some Shieldmaiden bodies and heads in there too. Don't know if it's a crossover kit or if you were demonstrating how well they mix together.
  12. I'm intrigued to know if the angelic wings of the valkyries will be interchangeable with the backs & cloaks from the shieldmaidens or if a little more work would be involved. I don't mind too much one way or another. I hope they'll be great models anyway.
  13. It's my understanding that during the popular period with the well known characters monsters have become a bit of an endangered species. Witchers are pretty rare as well and don't often work together much. By setting the game in an earlier time they can have lots of monsters all over the board to keep all the players happy and keep the game going.
  14. At 4 bases wide those 25mm bases are starting to edge into the adjacent squares. Overall the base size issue is a non issue provided you only have 2 or 3 miniatures close together. If you have 4 or 5 or more clustered together then it begins to become a problem. It becomes a much larger issue in narrow corridors or tunnels. Basically I consider Dwarven Forge scenery to be beautiful and a very nice fit for a lot of the older miniatures in my collection but anything produced in the last 15-20 years is likely to have problems fitting in. I'd agree that it's great for 25mm figures. Given that scale creep has most people using 32-40mm figures these days the 25mm scenery might not fit quite so well.
  15. Expensive and you need small bases. You can squeeze in 20mm square bases but if you've got some 25mm squares or 30mm rounds then you're going to have some trouble actually using the squares on the floor - especially in the narrower tunnels and doorways. While it is expensive you do get what you pay for and it's high quality stuff. Since 20mm square bases are a lot less popular now than they used to be they might have considered an up-scaled range in a slightly larger size as a lot of people are using 25mm rounds and 30mm rounds these days. I haven't checked if they've created any different sized variants.
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