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Post Posted: Wed May 30, 2007 12:35 pm 
 

Here are the 1st 3 figures in my 'Pig-faced Orcs' range, sculpted by the supremely talented Kev Adams.  A further 2 head and weapon variants will be made for each pose, making 9 different figures in total.  They'll be cast in metal and should be available in about a month.  I also plan to make some archers, a command pack (chieftain, bodyguard, sub-chief) and a tribal pack (shaman, female orc, 2 orc brats).  Let me know what you think.

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Post Posted: Wed May 30, 2007 8:06 pm 
 

Might a suggest a standard-bearer in the command group. I gotta have more standard bearers.

They look great, and with all those variations you can finally stock an entire tribe's lair.  8)  :D

  


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Post Posted: Wed May 30, 2007 10:04 pm 
 

Ekim Toor wrote:Might a suggest a standard-bearer in the command group. I gotta have more standard bearers.

They look great, and with all those variations you can finally stock an entire tribe's lair.  8)  :D


Actually, to save money, if the spearman will have his spear separate from his body, perhaps the command set could have a variety of standards, to be used with a regular spearman figure...


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Post Posted: Wed May 30, 2007 10:28 pm 
 

Howdy Richard,


They look great! Those sculptors you have are really doing a nice bit of work.

However, I feel I must make a comment: I feel a bit guilty about not supporting your efforts beyond the 2 idol figures I bought. The reason is, I am looking forward to seeing some sculpts of creatures that have not already been done by other companies. As it is, I have already invested a lot of money and time in Minifig pig-faced orcs, Ral Partha hill, frost, fire, & stone giants. So, while your mini's are great I just can't invest in a second set. Especially after having painted them already.

When I see some miniatures that have never been reproduced before I will buy them in droves.

My only other comment is that I greatly prefer non-slotta bases, as the slotta bases tend to make the figs too tall when mixed with other old school minis.


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Post Posted: Wed May 30, 2007 10:46 pm 
 

I can see why people might like the pre-slotta miniatures.

The lack of a slotta...um slot thing...is no big deal to me.  If I want to mount a regular figure on a slotta base I just file down the base very thin and glue the figure onto its new base.

I can't remember which company it was a decade ago making really good female adventurers...but I bought a female cleric (reading from a book and gesturing), painted her as a nun and glued her to a slotta base.  I bent the fingers on the gesturing hand just enough to make the space marine pistol I glued on look quite convincing.  Presto!  The Bad Habit...Sister Mary Elizabeth Soulripper.


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:06 am 
 

Thanks for your feedback on the orcs, guys.  The sculptor is currently working on some head and weapon variants, and I expect them to be available for sale in around a month.  By then, I hope to have our webshop up and running, and I'll post details here as soon as I can.  In the meantime, here's some pics of one of the masters which I painted yesterday.

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The Fire Giant should be available in around a week, and the next project is a couple of nasty-looking Barbed Devils.  I'll post pics when I can.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:51 am 
 

they really are absolutely fantastic! :)

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:07 pm 
 

Those orcs look great and I look forward to perusing your new webshop, please let us know as soon as it's up and running.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:52 pm 
 

The orcs look excellent, Richard.  In addition to the shaman, though, don't forget to sculpt a witchdoctor, too!  (And I would probably put both the witchdoctor and shaman into the command pack, rather than mixing them with the females and whelps, which I would ditch).


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:56 pm 
 

jamesmishler wrote:Actually, to save money, if the spearman will have his spear separate from his body, perhaps the command set could have a variety of standards, to be used with a regular spearman figure...


I suggest the following standards:  Vile Rune, Bloody Head, Death Moon, Broken Bone, Evil Eye, Leprous Hand, Rotting Eye, Dripping Blade.  Of course :D


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:24 pm 
 

The webshop is up and running at http://www.otherworld.me.uk/store


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:24 pm 
 

otherworld wrote:The webshop is up and running at http://www.otherworld.me.uk/store


Thanks, it's been bookmarked.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:28 am 
 

The Pig-faced Orcs are now available:

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They are now in our webstore, http://www.otherworld.me.uk/store , along with the new Barbed Devils, the Giants and the Demon Idol.


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:40 am 
 

i have to say....i dont really go in for miniatures much, though i do like to look at them when they are painted well (such as blackmoors site), but these models are absolutely superb! most impressive work all round there i have to say!

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:19 pm 
 

Here are pics of the new greens just received from Kev Adams.

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Orc Chieftain

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Orc Shaman

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Orc Standard Bearer or Bodyguard (it will have an alternate left hand holding up a severed dwarf head, for those of you who don't need a standard)

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All three together.....

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....and with a couple of Orc warriors for scale.

These guys are bigger than the rank & file warriors, about 32mm to the eyes, 34mm for the chieftain.  I hope to have them for sale by the end of September.  I hope you like them.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:53 pm 
 

awesome stuff man! this is great to see!!

you should sell these babies at GenCon man....you would make a clean sweep!

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:30 pm 
 

Very nice!  I like the carrion crow on the standard---good detail :D


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:59 pm 
 

Holy moly, the guy asked for a standard, he got one.  That thing is HUGE and really nice looking.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:59 am 
 

tedsim wrote:Holy moly, the guy asked for a standard, he got one.  That thing is HUGE and really nice looking.

8O  FRICKIN' HUGE.

How steady is that mini + standard setup?  It stands up now, but is green stuff heavy enough to provide an accurate weight distribution?

  


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:43 am 
 

Yes, it's big, standard is 80mm tall.  It will be cast in resin though (the standard and the bearer's hand is a seperate piece), with the orc figure in metal.  Overbalancing won't be a problem.


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