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Announcements and News / Re: Sculpting Competition *NEW THREAD*
« Last post by Inso on October 16, 2014, 07:02:23 PM »
I received my parcel today :).

What a generous amount of metal!

I am really pleased that my sculpt made it through the casting process without any damage whatsoever... I must be doing something right :).

The rest of the casts are great too... I am sure I will have fun pawing over them at some point soon.

Cheers to Kev, Sally, Dameon and Jenn for everything. It may have been a long process but I am very grateful that the competition happened and I now have another of my sculpts immortalised in metal :D.
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Hello

I've recently launched my first skirmish game, it might interest some of you (especially if you're like me and collect all kinds of miniatures from all sorts of places).

The game is called Open Combat and is suitable for fantasy settings (and pre-gunpowder historical periods).

It's small skirmish (you only need 2'x2' area to play) and you can stat your models up any way you like so you can create the statlines and skills/abilities you think best suits your celt fanatic, dwarf warrior or gribblie slug model etc.

You can find out more at http://www.secondthunder.com

Gav Thorpe (who helped me out during development) did a piece about the game on his blog here.

If you've got any questions let me know.

Cheers

Carl

PS - Cheers for letting me post here Andy - if this is the wrong place, my apologies. I'm sure you can jiggery-pokery it into the right spot. Thanks again to Andy and Kev for agreeing waaaaaayy back in early 2013 for me to include pics of their models within the rules - it's taken a lot longer than I intended to get it finished. More pics (along with links back to your stores) will appear on the blog as I add content to it over the coming weeks and months.
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Announcements and News / Re: Sculpting Competition *NEW THREAD*
« Last post by Grulgor on October 16, 2014, 01:17:02 PM »
Posty just dropped off a rather nice box of goodies, interesting to see what the casting process does to putty it's so dark! Looks like I'll be sorted for things to paint for a while at least, my thanks again for getting the competition to the finish line. If ever there's another one I can definitely see how the winners became winners looking at the casts!
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2MI / weapons
« Last post by chironex on October 16, 2014, 11:47:14 AM »
I would like to see more normal weapons apart from "sci-fi", "military" or dodgy criminal tools. Just because the zombies come, are many people who can't use guns in the most effective manner but insist on having them somehow going to bend reality to end up with a load of SWAT, SWOS and military weapons just so you can scavenge them? Fine if you only ever set your games in Louisiana, but in the UK, or Australia, we find it far more likely you won't find so many PS90, G36 etc. (Particularly because the Australian Defence Force mostly uses the AUG...) Here, you need a licence to collect permanently-deactivated examples or full-scale models of that category.
Western weapons would be ok, of course the double-barrelled shot-gun, and regular hunting weapons.
Category A: Air rifles, break-action shot-guns,  power heads, blank-firing weapons over 75cm long, manual-action rimfires, black-powder model cannon less than 120cm long.
Category B: break-action shotgun-rifle combinations, repeating centrefire rifles, single-shot centrefire rifles, double centrefire rifles, muzzle-loading long-arms.
Category C: semi-auto rimfire rifles with 10 round or less capacity, semi-auto or pump shotguns with 5 round or less payload
Category H: Blank-firing weapons less than 75cm long, air pistols, rimfire pistols, black-powder pistols or centrefire pistols up to .38, and centrefire pistols up to .45.
Category D: the vast majority of any miniatures range. Self-loading centrefire rifles, self-loading or pump shot-guns with more than 5 rounds capacity, obviously military rifles - and things that look like military rifles.
Category R: Much of the remainder. MGs, SMGs, .50 cals, grenades, rockets, artillery etc.

Why not some of these:
http://www.henryrifles.com/rifles/big-boy/
https://www.krieghoff.com/hunting/
http://lazzeroni.com/ct_rifles.htm
http://www.legacysports.com/
http://www.marlinfirearms.com/
http://www.remington.com/product-families/firearms/centerfire-families/bolt-action-model-700.aspx
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Ideas for New Heresy Models / More plausible weapons
« Last post by chironex on October 16, 2014, 11:38:56 AM »
I would like to see more normal weapons apart from "sci-fi", "military" or dodgy criminal tools. Just because the zombies come, are many people who can't use guns in the most effective manner but insist on having them somehow going to bend reality to end up with a load of SWAT, SWOS and military weapons just so you can scavenge them? Fine if you only ever set your games in Louisiana, but in the UK, or Australia, we find it far more likely you won't find so many PS90, G36 etc. (Particularly because the Australian Defence Force mostly uses the AUG...) Here, you need a licence to collect permanently-deactivated examples or full-scale models of that category.
Western weapons would be ok, of course the double-barrelled shot-gun, and regular hunting weapons.
Category A: Air rifles, break-action shot-guns,  power heads, blank-firing weapons over 75cm long, manual-action rimfires, black-powder model cannon less than 120cm long.
Category B: break-action shotgun-rifle combinations, repeating centrefire rifles, single-shot centrefire rifles, double centrefire rifles, muzzle-loading long-arms.
Category C: semi-auto rimfire rifles with 10 round or less capacity, semi-auto or pump shotguns with 5 round or less payload
Category H: Blank-firing weapons less than 75cm long, air pistols, rimfire pistols, black-powder pistols or centrefire pistols up to .38, and centrefire pistols up to .45.
Category D: the vast majority of any miniatures range. Self-loading centrefire rifles, self-loading or pump shot-guns with more than 5 rounds capacity, obviously military rifles - and things that look like military rifles.
Category R: Much of the remainder. MGs, SMGs, .50 cals, grenades, rockets, artillery etc.

Why not some of these:
http://www.henryrifles.com/rifles/big-boy/
https://www.krieghoff.com/hunting/
http://lazzeroni.com/ct_rifles.htm
http://www.legacysports.com/
http://www.marlinfirearms.com/
http://www.remington.com/product-families/firearms/centerfire-families/bolt-action-model-700.aspx
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Non-FOD minis / Re: Dungeon Terrain - Twisting Catacombs
« Last post by Thantos on October 15, 2014, 11:26:25 PM »
Yea this is our first KS, so will likely run things a little differently next time with regards to the format, the response has been greatly positive, but there are a few things that could be polished.


Three items of torture equipment unlocked today :D
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Fenris news / Re: HP Lovecraft summoner bust
« Last post by MartinWhitmore on October 15, 2014, 08:13:20 PM »
That is *such* a nice piece...
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Fenris news / HP Lovecraft summoner bust
« Last post by geronimo on October 15, 2014, 05:02:02 PM »
Phil Hynes has sculpted a cracking 1/6th scale bust of old longfaced HPL himself and it's up in the webshop at a pre-order reduced price here



Phil's got several for sale this Sunday at Scardiff if you're in that area and can't wait for me to get the next batch cast up....
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Announcements and News / Re: Sculpting Competition *NEW THREAD*
« Last post by Cultist of Sooty on October 14, 2014, 08:36:04 PM »
What is the theme for the next one? *ducks*
If they open it up to geese and swans as well I'm in.
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Announcements and News / Re: Sculpting Competition *NEW THREAD*
« Last post by PossumCraft on October 14, 2014, 03:28:26 PM »
Can't it be both?

Yes I got an email from Jenn updating me, thanks muchly ^.^
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