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For fantasy figures. Elves, dwarves, dragons, etc.
Wizards, ogres, hobbits, elves, orcs....
Jock
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Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2002 - 03:54 PM UTC
Dear Maki, White powder,bubbling fungal sort of leperous growth on old figs.,....Lead Disease!!! Yup, I had it. And you're right it was restricted to one box. I tossed a dozen or so figures and washed in varsol the rest. They were then quarantined. I haven't had an outbreak since. Thanks for finally solving that mystery. I've wondered about it for awhile. Just for the record,Citadel Miniatures have always been my favourite. The size of figs in a supposed scale has varied wildly over the years. I usually "eyeball 'em" to see if I can get away with mixing pieces. For example,I built a crashed space shuttle( Revell,I think ) and fortified it with orcs.We ignored the cockpit cuz it was too small,and piled a gang of orcs into the empty cargo bay.My son thought it was a hoot. It got him into modeling, I think,showing him how much fun you can have if you use your imagination. JOCK.
Maki
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Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2002 - 06:49 PM UTC

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I'd be happy to have something sent to me, but it would be interesting to write about if it was crap!!



It would be nice to get a free sample and write about it objectively... I've seen a lot of reviews that were hardly any help cause you get almost no info on quality of kits, just plain description of kit contents...


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Lead Disease!!! Yup, I had it. And you're right it was restricted to one box. I tossed a dozen or so figures and washed in varsol the rest. They were then quarantined. I haven't had an outbreak since. Thanks for finally solving that mystery.



No problems Jock. As I've said, never seen the disease and thought Mr. Paine talked about it under the influence of another kind of white powder.. Just kidding, hope your armies are healthy now..

Mario M.
RayW
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2002 - 12:46 PM UTC
Hi All, New to the site and have some info for large scale fantasy/Warhammer figs

http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/

Go to Collector and Show Case Series. Generally 120mm Resin figures. Pricy but nice.

Ray
penpen
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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2002 - 06:58 AM UTC
Right now I'm painting several wargaming figures. The molding is very nice. They are from the french company : RACKHAM
yellobelli
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - 08:03 AM UTC
Umm..just a quick $.02 from a wargamer who ventured into "real" modelling territory.

The Games Workshop LOTR miniatures are in 20mm scale while their Warhammer (Fantasy based) and 40K (Science Fiction) models are 28mm. This means that the LOTR mini's fall around 1/35 and the Fantasy/40K are a little bigger. Games Workshop also has a larger line of figures (54mm) for it's Inquisitor game. Games Workshop's models are in injection molded plastic and pewter. (http://www.games-workshop.com)

Forgeworld ( http://www.forgeworld.co.uk) is a sister company of Games Workshop that makes smaller run resin figures. They have a number of larger (120mm) statuetes, as well as a number of speciality armor pieces for the Warhammer 40,000 game.

The Lord Of The Rings stuff that GW is producing is really good. I've seen an 8 yr old spend about fifteen minutes doing a basic paint job on a hobbit yet still be able to recognize it as Frodo, mostly in part to the high level of detail/sculpting.

For those interested, a poly-cyanate (?) glue works best for the metal pieces. Regular super glue tends to take too long to set, requiring the use of clamps. Using a kicker makes the glue bitter and pieces often break. I often use pins (drilling holes into the pieces and inserting a piece of metal rod, providing more area for the glue to adhere to) to strengthen joints. One can use "green stuff" (milliput, etc) to fill gaps. For some pieces, using green stuff topped with a dose of glue in a pinned joint can make a joint almost unbreakable.

Just a few cents based on the thread. You can go back to ignoring me now.
TimberWolf
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - 08:26 AM UTC
amazon is a good place to find warhammer (wwww.amazon.com) you can also go to Ebay to (www.ebay.com)

been a long time since I posted here lol
Maki
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - 11:11 AM UTC

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The Lord Of The Rings stuff that GW is producing is really good. I've seen an 8 yr old spend about fifteen minutes doing a basic paint job on a hobbit yet still be able to recognize it as Frodo, mostly in part to the high level of detail/sculpting.



Thanks for the info Yello.. The stuff I have seen on GW website really looks good; you say you are a wargamer.. do you have some pics of your figures?

Forgeworld kits are just amazing... but soooo expensive... Look at this War Mammoth: Mammoth it is going for 200 pounds!!!


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Just a few cents based on the thread. You can go back to ignoring me now.



#:-)

Mario M.