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Really don't think 15mm is the way to go. To make a go of that I think Andy would need to sculpt a lot of stuff to capture a proper audience. A massive sculpting project for an unsure market would just heap stress on. I'd say that the broad advice is to find small changes that can be made that will open things up rather than sweeping changes.

I think the idea of taking some of the ranges that you are building and keeping the focus mostly on those rather than starting major new projects is a good one. A brand new complete sci fi gang or fantasy race is a whole lot of sculpting work and tough going under current circumstances but even one new figure, chosen wisely, for a current range will hopefully drive sales of current stuff. Concentrate on figures that are going to be commercially popular but not too bulky to avoid the metal cost problem. Your basic sci fi troopers are nice but a few specialists might open up some sales for a low amount of work. And get them into one piece each if at all possible. You've sculpted the basic raw materials already.

Spyglass and Eolith Miniatures Discussion / Re: Spyglass Closed!
« on: July 06, 2011, 08:15:01 PM »
I think that can be arranged...

Spyglass and Eolith Miniatures Discussion / Spyglass Closed!
« on: July 06, 2011, 05:37:22 PM »
Could write this all again but instead will link you to my blog...

Movies/TV/Music Zone / Re: Latest Hobbit movie news
« on: May 31, 2011, 02:16:15 PM »
Someone by the name of Lee Pace is playing King Thranduil, apparently:

Cool, it's Ned the Piemaker. This means Thanduril is going to be very tall.

Eye Candy / Re: Salome 40mm female
« on: May 27, 2011, 05:55:29 PM »
Hmm... Kev sculpting in polymer clay. One of the signs of the apocalypse?

But lovely work. Judging by the ruler I'm guessing 54mm rather than 40mm though...

Movies/TV/Music Zone / Re: "Game of Thrones" TV Series
« on: May 24, 2011, 08:17:38 PM »
Just caught right up with this after not getting around to the last few episodes. Ep 6 had me belly laughing several times. I think Tyrion is my new god.

Ah, the amount of ideas for cool stuff I'd love to do in plastic. Mostly utterly impractical stuff though...

... and even the practical stuff would be utterly outside of financial possibility...

Not just the monetary investment, it'd also take a great deal of time to physically sculpt all the 3up components for such a project. If it's a sprue with two multipart figs on then that's not a huge time investment but what about five, and with lots of options? Could easily see Kev vanish for a few months...

Movies/TV/Music Zone / Re: Dredd movie is green lit!
« on: December 12, 2010, 10:00:49 AM »
Well, I understand he's teamed with Anderson in this one so it gives him someone to bounce off which is typically when Dredd, as a comic, soars.

I'm more worried about the photos of vehicles from the set that have turned up online looking veeery contemporary as opposed to sci fi.

Movies/TV/Music Zone / Re: Dredd movie is green lit!
« on: December 01, 2010, 07:35:08 PM »
I don't think that's the entrance to MC-1. I think that's the block entrance. It just has the city name above for no adequetely explored reason.

Movies/TV/Music Zone / Re: Dredd movie is green lit!
« on: December 01, 2010, 09:32:18 AM »
Looks fine to me. Some decent lighting and we're good to go.

Supposed to be sculpting. Actually listening to the Tron Legacy soundtrack and looking around the net...

Movies/TV/Music Zone / Re: Dredd movie is green lit!
« on: November 20, 2010, 02:41:52 PM »
Doesn't look quite right to me but it's not so far out that it could ruin the movie. Still have high hopes for this one :)

You could make your Dragon much more commercially viable if one of the tongue options was a twin linked assault cannon with an Ultramarine logo on it.

Movies/TV/Music Zone / Re: Latest Hobbit movie news
« on: November 04, 2010, 08:04:13 AM »
He did some decent dramatic work in Jeckyl (along with some decent comedy work).

Movies/TV/Music Zone / Re: Latest Hobbit movie news
« on: November 03, 2010, 12:45:12 PM »
Well, the Hobbit will be expanded somewhat as it's stretching to two movies so there's a good chance the individual Dwarves' roles will be expanded and deepened.

Movies/TV/Music Zone / Re: Latest Hobbit movie news
« on: October 22, 2010, 12:34:34 PM »
Remember, all the castmembers who will be dwarves are going to be unrecogniseable under all the makeup and that the way they do things is to cast six footers as the dwarves so they're in scale to those cast as Hobbits (usually around 5'6 or so).

I'm still trying to come to terms with Aidan Turner from Being Human as a Dwarf :D

The Spyglass Melting Pot / Re: What's the Spyglass Melting Pot then?
« on: February 24, 2009, 07:45:41 AM »
Well, the Spyglass stuff will remain out of stock except for those made available through Eolith. But I can say Eolith will be available via coolminiornot pretty soon.

Movies/TV/Music Zone / Re: Dredd movie is green lit!
« on: December 22, 2008, 05:19:00 PM »
I agree that Statham is wrong for Dredd. I think he'd be great as Orlok the Assassin though.

And Doug Jones would be ace as Judge Death. One of the few actors who could convincingly pull him off without resorting to CGI. Okay, he wouldn't look exactly like the comic but I think the feel would be great. And I'd rather see him done practically and look a little different than accurately in cgi.

Movies/TV/Music Zone / Re: Dredd movie is green lit!
« on: December 22, 2008, 03:37:45 PM »
Why does Dredd have to sound American? It's a character from a British comic. I only ever thought of him talking with an American accent when I saw the film with Stallone.

British comic but Mega City 1 is built over much of the Eastern US

General Ranting / Re: Funny Stuff
« on: June 03, 2008, 10:50:09 AM »
All hail the great Sontaran Empire (sneakily makes a dive for the probic vent)

Competitions / Re: FODDOD III: FODDODdier! Diorama of Doom 2008...
« on: May 26, 2008, 09:22:56 AM »
Well, they're normally open but they keep running out of Rocket ;)

Competitions / Re: FODDOD III: FODDODdier! Diorama of Doom 2008...
« on: May 23, 2008, 11:08:49 PM »
Actually, I can't keep a lot of food in the house due to lack of room. Luckily I live in the city centre and can shop every few days.

Competitions / Re: FODDOD III: FODDODdier! Diorama of Doom 2008...
« on: May 23, 2008, 09:00:39 PM »
i have just put in my orders with all 4 of the fod companies for the minis i need for my diorama. now i need to start planning what i need to do. as soon as i get my minis i can take a photo and start. looks like i've a big project ahead of me.  :crazy:

Thanks. I, just today, switched all my Spyglass computer stuff to my laptop that I can keep in the kitchen next to the stock (saves me running from one end of the house to the other when picking orders).

Your order has proven that I've got it all setup properly.

Much appreciated :D

Oh, and thanks for the order anyway :)

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