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Lurkers/leapers, old sculpt question
« on: June 18, 2012, 11:49:16 PM »
Did Heresy ever sell figures (2 or 3 sculpts) of crouching/jumping aliens called Lurkers or Leapers?

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Re: Lurkers/leapers, old sculpt question
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2012, 11:53:04 PM »
They did and they were awesome. However, as I recall Andy said they gobbled through the moulds like no one's business so he put them on a hiatus while he did other things, meaning to resculpt them in a slightly more mould-friendly fashion. I suspect other things have intruded on that plan.
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Re: Lurkers/leapers, old sculpt question
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012, 03:15:24 AM »
I don't think there are any roaming the wilds these days either.  I think they are held pretty tightly.
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Re: Lurkers/leapers, old sculpt question
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2012, 04:54:26 AM »
I was gutted that I could never get a hold of any. I always put off buying them because of other nice monsters available at Heresy.

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Re: Lurkers/leapers, old sculpt question
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2012, 06:46:12 AM »
 8::: I was unenlightened of Heresy at the time.
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Re: Lurkers/leapers, old sculpt question
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2012, 07:19:06 AM »
The morale of the story is never put off buying things from Heresy. ;)


Seriously, though, they'll be back. Intending to do them before the year is out.

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Re: Lurkers/leapers, old sculpt question
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2012, 08:30:24 AM »
*Beefcake rubs his hands with glee*
So will they be complete resculpts or just modified?

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Re: Lurkers/leapers, old sculpt question
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2012, 08:50:49 AM »
Re-sculpts, I think.

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Re: Lurkers/leapers, old sculpt question
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2012, 10:44:46 PM »
Thanks for the replies.

I couldn't see them in the online store and thought I was losing my marbles.

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Re: Lurkers/leapers, old sculpt question
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2012, 09:49:54 AM »
I know Andy probably views them as rustic/simplistic but the Lurkers were brilliant because of their simple/rustic nature.

They make great demons but also have a host of potential as super-heroes or dollies for sculpts as well.

I have two of each of the old sculpts and I would say that they are some of my favourite Heresy sculpts. I hope they come back soon because they were certainly worthy of inclusion in the store and made excellent baddies :)
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Re: Lurkers/leapers, old sculpt question
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2012, 10:22:38 AM »
I don't view them like that, but I can't argue with it...

The only reason they aren't on the store is due to them being slightly too difficult to get 100% casts of each time - their claws and tongues would always cause problems in some way or another, usually rounding off at the end or getting premature cooling, so that the ends of the claws would solidify and form a separate mass that would fall off the end of the arms.  Certainly too difficult for Craig, anyway! ;)

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Re: Lurkers/leapers, old sculpt question
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2012, 10:25:42 AM »
If/when you make new ones I'd like to see them quite spindly but still muscular. The poses were great on them too (not a fan of the dangling bits though  :lol: )

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Re: Lurkers/leapers, old sculpt question
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2012, 11:25:08 AM »
I would love to see them return as they were but maybe with shorter claws to help the casting process.

(and Andy, I meant no slight... it was reference to the standard of your newer stuff compared to your earlier work which although excellent, couldn't ever be expected to match up exactly due to the time and experience difference between them).
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Re: Lurkers/leapers, old sculpt question
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2012, 04:06:53 PM »
I'm intrigued. Can anybody point me in the direction of pictures of these "oldies but goodies"?

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Re: Lurkers/leapers, old sculpt question
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2012, 05:59:24 PM »


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Re: Lurkers/leapers, old sculpt question
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2012, 01:37:36 PM »
Many thanks Inso; I can see why everyone was getting so excited about their potential return now! Ho.pe the claws don't have to be clipped TOO short though

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Re: Lurkers/leapers, old sculpt question
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2013, 08:24:01 PM »
Warning threadomancy. (Funnily enough autocorrect makes it "warning threads Andy")

I just picked up the leaping and crouched lurkers from fantization. Looking forward to their arrival. I'm assuming these haven't had a look in with the dragon still being a trial?

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Re: Lurkers/leapers, old sculpt question
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2013, 06:59:37 PM »
Wow, I didn't know Steve still had any. Stopped production of those years ago...
Nope, not a look in apart from a few aborted sketches of what I might do with them in plastic for NetherHells...

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Re: Lurkers/leapers, old sculpt question
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2013, 08:09:50 PM »
I was surprised to see them as well. Looks like he has some ferals and demon minions too.

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Re: Lurkers/leapers, old sculpt question
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2013, 11:43:08 PM »
FERALS?!!! I stopped those in like, 2006 or 2007 or something...