Andrew May, one of the crafty miniatures sleuths that frequent Frothers, came upon some interesting information, today, on Pascal Blanche’s Deviant Art page. Regarding the image above, Pascal wrote:
a design i made for a game company ( MC2 France / Tetraedge ) with Jean bey one year ago. Unfortunatly the project stopped, but we had great fun creating it.The model was designed to become a70mm figurine with removable/customisable parts. the prototype you see there has been printed by the talented guys @ moddler. The end result was pretty detailed considering the size .
This is a surprise. I’ve known for about three years that Jean Bey was developing a new miniatures game of some sort, but assumed it fizzled and died and never dreamed anything like this would surface one day. Now that I’ve seen this model, I think it’s a shame it will never go to production. I’m not really interested in mechas, but this is a wonderful piece.
For those of you who don’t know, Jean Bey was the infamous creative director that many blame for Rackham’s demise. I’ve heard lots of stories, but wasn’t there myself; I’m decidedly neutral on the subject, and there my opinions shall rest.
Say, Speaking of Andrew May, have you seen his cloud giant for Otherworld?
OG7 - Ogre Mage
Otherworld Miniatures has just uploaded painted versions of some of their latest releases.
All of these were painted by the very talented Mr. Andrew Taylor.
You can purchase these models from the Otherworld online store now. Click on an image to be taken to the corresponding section of their catalog.
DR1 - Drow Warriors I
DU1 - Duergar Warriors I
HH1b - Expedition Mule II (equipment)
WE5c - Lizard King
WE17b - Giant Snake (constrictor)
WE17c - Giant Snake (amphisbaena)
WE18 - Manticore
I discovered lots of great sculpts this week. Some of them were actually completed more than a week ago, but these are the ones that made the greatest impression on me this week.
First up is two sculpts by Stephane Simon: La rose du mal (has someone been reading Baudelaire?) & Ulric le Profanateur (that’s Ulric the Profane for you Anglophones out there). Some of you might recognize the talent on display here, the same that gave us the Molochs, Souffre Toile, and Ophidian apostates (among others). According to Stephane’s blog these sculpts were purchased by Maelstrom Games for their Bane Legions range.
La rose du mal (Stephane Simon)
ULRIC le Profanateur (Stephane Simon)
Next up is a collection of great Berserkers sculpted by the very talented Kevin Adams for Otherworld Miniatures. These models feature a great classic look that will appeal to fans of Otherworld‘s range of fantastic miniatures, as well as anyone looking for a generic model to represent a screaming-mad barbarian warrior.
Berserkers (Kevin Adams)
And last but not least, some great sculpts from the hands of the ever-talented Tre Manor: Fat Fergus and Hog Squasher Troll. Wow, Tre–Wow! You’ve really outdone yourself.
Fat Fergus (Tre Manor)
Hog Squasher Troll (Tre Manor)
Otherworld has recently implemented a voucher program to help fund a move to larger facilities:
Otherworld Miniatures is on the move! The business has now outgrown the facilities that I have available at home, and I’m hoping to move into new, dedicated business premises in the next few months. However, this move will be fairly costly, and I need to raise some funds to make this possible.
So, for the next few weeks, in a scheme shamelessly plagiarised from Hasslefree, I will be making vouchers available to customers of Otherworld Miniatures. Three different vouchers will be available.
1) Bronze Voucher – This will cost £50.00, and will be redeemable for £65.00 of Otherworld Miniatures.
2) Silver Voucher – This will cost £100.00, and will be redeemable for £140.00 of Otherworld Miniatures.
3) Gold Voucher – This will cost £200.00, and will be redeemable for £300.00 of Otherworld Miniatures.
In addition, each voucher buyer will receive a free figure which will be produced in the summer of 2010. It will be a variant model of the DM6 – Minotaur, wearing armour and wielding a spear. It will go on sale at a later date, but voucher holders will receive master castings (which will be marked on the packaging).
Vouchers will be valid until 1st April 2011, and may be spent in small portions, or as large purchases. Alternatively, a voucher may be used as a standing order to pay for all subsequent new releases until the voucher is used up.
To spend a voucher, or part of it, the holder will need to place an order by email, rather than using the usual webstore checkout system.
Vouchers may be purchased in the Otherworld Miniatures webstore until 31st March 2010. Vouchers are limited to a maximum of 2 per person, and may not be used in conjunction with other special offers or sales.
Again, this news is a tad old, but worth reporting nonetheless, as the release date is just around the corner (on or around 10 March 2010). I mentioned the rust monsters in an earlier post. Other models scheduled for release at the same time include:
DM19 - Giant Slug - sculpted by Nick Genovese
DM20 - Roper - sculpted by John Pickford (note: arms positioned for casting purposes)
DD5 - Bone Devil - sculpted by Paul Muller
WE6a - Faerie Folk I (4) - sculpted by Andrew Rae
All items are currently available for preorder at the Otherworld Web site.
Despite being a huge fan of Otherworld (with a large and growing collection), I don’t feature announcements about their new products and painted samples enough. I’m going to make a conscious effort to remedy that.
These were uploaded a few days ago, and might be old news for some of you. Regardless, enjoy!
WE4a & WE4b - Giant Lizards
WE5a - Lizardman Warriors I
GB2 - Goblin Warriors II
GB3 - Goblin Warriors III
DM18 - Rust Monsters (2) - sculpted by John Pickford
Richard from Otherworld Miniatures writes:
They should be available around mid-March. They will each be cast as 4 seperate pieces (body, tail, 2 x antennae) although the smaller pieces may be sprued. They’ll be supplied with 30mm round bases, as pictured Dimensions are: Length, beak to rump – 25mm approx Length of tail – 30mm approx Length of antennae – 30mm approx