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Post Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:07 pm 
 

Ok, it's actually a CenterStage Mini... but special for the Con

I pondered on posting this or not, or just leaving it as a big surprise for those that show up at the Con (there are other surprises, so guess I don't have to save them all).

This year, Jason Wiebe has graciously donated his time to sculpt a Mini for the NTRPGCon. Matt Solarz of CenterStage Miniatures has graciously donated the cost to get the mold made, and minis produced.

Jason is done with the sculpt and it's been sent to the casting company per Matt:

"He's already sent them to my casting company, so my hope is to have castings as early as next week."


There are only going to be 100 of these Minis made, then the mold will be sent to me (for a future "shadow box" of historical stuff for the Con).

These will be packaged with our Con logo, and ONLY available at the Con.

So here is a look a the first Limited Edition NTRPGCon Miniature

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He's a "Longhorn Minotaur", and that's a Con Logo as his belt buckle !

I asked Jason about his size, and this was Jason's response:


"big. not as big as the new plastic trolls from gws, but he'd be a fine warhammer minotaur lord.  ogre-sized, maybe...i didn't measure him before i sent him off, sorry.  he's a better monster than a player character, but that depends on the game...."

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:10 pm 
 

Love the nipple ring.

Congrats Doug.

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:10 pm 
 

Looks good.
What if you can't go to the Con'?


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:11 pm 
 

Jason W kicked some SERIOUS ass with this one.

Thanks to both Matt and Jason!

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:13 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Looks good.
What if you can't go to the Con'?


First, I think we'll sell out at the con.  If not, I'm sure Doug and I will keep any leftover pieces for future raffle/auction purposes.  I doubt we'll sell any of these after the con, but that's up to Doug.

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:14 pm 
 

Sales will work something like this....

Every Con attendee will get a colored ticket, which they will give up if they purchase a Mini (so people can only buy one,  unless the get someone else to give them their ticket).

The first 100 sold, get a Mini ( less mine and Mike's so 98 )

In any case, should there be any left over, it's possible we might sell them online (like we did the PotVQ etc), but it will depend on the quantity. If I have less than 10 left over, I'll probably keep them for prizes for future Cons or something.

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:33 pm 
 

Any ideas on cost for the mini yet?

It looks great---this'll be a wonderful treat, guys! :D :D


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:50 pm 
 

Yeah, that's pretty cool.  Great idea, guys.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:18 pm 
 

Nice mini, I will be getting one (or more) :)


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:27 pm 
 

You should include at least one in the raffle. There are already items only obtainable in that by those attending, so why not have something that can only be won by someone not at the Con? I know I would like a chance to get one... I like the figure and he'd go great with my Warhammer stuff.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:46 pm 
 

FREAKING AWESOMENESS! :lol:


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:06 pm 
 

grodog wrote:Any ideas on cost for the mini yet?


Since it's a limited edition, it's going to be a $20.00 Mini... I know, a bit expensive, but we'd really like to NOT lose money at this Con ... 2 years in a row and I need to see black instead of red !

We looked at $15~$20, but I am leaning on $20.

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:07 pm 
 

serleran wrote:You should include at least one in the raffle...


Yes, I will put one in the Raffle, and I'll get the Raffle page updated soon... so now there are only 97 to sell !

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:55 pm 
 

Awesome mini.  2 sold : )


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:11 pm 
 

burntwire brothers wrote:Awesome mini.  2 sold : )


Same here....and I dont even like miniatures.  :D


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:48 pm 
 

Very nice, gentlemen.  Wrap one in shrink and put my name on it.... SOLD!!!

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:43 pm 
 

Not to send anyone away from the posting here, of course, but there's a close up of the belt on the forums at Center Stage -

http://www.centerstageminis.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7

You'll need to register to see the pics, at least until I find a way to change "Guest" permissions.  :?

Jason did a very nice job with this one. Once I have castings in hand, I'll shoot a couple of pics over to Doug and we'll get one posted.

Definitely a Texas minotaur. My original suggestion to Jason was sculpting a giant shrew, which could easily be attached to the back of any character figure....maybe next year.  :evil:


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:56 pm 
 

Nice closeup pics.

The Shrew note was funny and very appropriate. :lol:

It could have served as the Longhorns Pet...


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:24 am 
 

Center_Stage wrote:Definitely a Texas minotaur. My original suggestion to Jason was sculpting a giant shrew, which could easily be attached to the back of any character figure....maybe next year.  :evil:


I would love to see that. To memorialize the "Tegel Shrew Incident" with a mini would be incredible and justified.  

(For those who do not know the story:  At 2006 or 2007 Gencon Al [killjoy], Badmike, KingofPain, AdderMcone sat down and played Tegel Manor.  Al was our DM.  Out party wandered into a room that contained a shrew.  It lept on Badmike's back and started biting him.  He is flopping around the room trying to get the shrew off him when the rest of us come up with the idea to kill the shrew by attacking it while it is on Badmike's back.  So my character (a dwarf) grabs Badmike's legs and the other characters try to blugeon the shrew.  Badmike takes a great deal of punishment and the shrew gets away.  AL did not stop laughing until he was on the plane headed back to Britian.)

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:19 am 
 

Prufrock wrote:
I would love to see that. To memorialize the "Tegel Shrew Incident" with a mini would be incredible and justified.  

(For those who do not know the story:  At 2006 or 2007 Gencon Al [killjoy], Badmike, KingofPain, AdderMcone sat down and played Tegel Manor.  Al was our DM.  Out party wandered into a room that contained a shrew.  It lept on Badmike's back and started biting him.  He is flopping around the room trying to get the shrew off him when the rest of us come up with the idea to kill the shrew by attacking it while it is on Badmike's back.  So my character (a dwarf) grabs Badmike's legs and the other characters try to blugeon the shrew.  Badmike takes a great deal of punishment and the shrew gets away.  AL did not stop laughing until he was on the plane headed back to Britian.)


Screw the Shrew!!!

And it was 2007, Adder wasn't with us that year....

You held me down while King started bashing me in the head with his mace. There was more damage done to my character by throwing myself on the ground and rolling around, then you holding me down and King bashing me with his mace, than the damn rodent did with his bite!  

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