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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #30 on: 16 July 2019, 01:14:05 »
the primitive emperor is an absolute unit. really attractive mini. also will stop a man if you hit him in the head. 5 pieces.

i really like the ursus II. sturdy and looks good. mine had the hole in the torso filled in with excess pewter so i had to first saw off the glob and then drill out a hole. it's sturdy and the jump jets attached in the small peg very easily. 8 pieces

the scarecrow was a little delicate. maybe the smallest post for the hip piece i've seen on a BT mini. arm position is fixed. 8 pieces

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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #31 on: 16 July 2019, 03:16:42 »
the primitive emperor is an absolute unit. really attractive mini. also will stop a man if you hit him in the head. 5 pieces.

i really like the ursus II. sturdy and looks good. mine had the hole in the torso filled in with excess pewter so i had to first saw off the glob and then drill out a hole. it's sturdy and the jump jets attached in the small peg very easily. 8 pieces

the scarecrow was a little delicate. maybe the smallest post for the hip piece i've seen on a BT mini. arm position is fixed. 8 pieces
Any chance for Pictures?  :D

The Scarecrow especially.

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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #32 on: 16 July 2019, 08:14:33 »
Any chance for Pictures?  :D

The Scarecrow especially.

I will have pictures done this week.


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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #34 on: 16 July 2019, 09:35:51 »
It isn't the size of the Kraken that bothers me, it's the weapons. The cannons look tiny, but that's an easy enough fix. A bit more difficult are the badly mismatched missile racks- they're ATM-6s, why are some of them one size and the other a totally different setup? It's one of maybe half a dozen minis on my 'never on my shelf' list as a result (and thus the XR was a welcome addition!)

...then again, with my well-documented luck using the Kraken-1, perhaps it's just as well I don't invest in the damned things much.  xp
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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #35 on: 16 July 2019, 12:26:39 »
Are the guns on the prim Emp separate?
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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #37 on: 16 July 2019, 13:41:59 »
Oh nice,  can't wait to order the Scarecrow and P Emperor.

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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #38 on: 29 August 2019, 23:51:57 »
I just finished assembling a Kodiak II, and I love this miniature.

I converted it to a Kodiak (One) look, and gave it a running pose.  Aside from the raw volume of parts and pinning thereof, this bad boy really comes together nice.  10/10, would build again.

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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #39 on: 30 August 2019, 00:30:34 »
I didn't see anything that needed pinning on the Kodiak II, though I didn't put it in a running pose like that.
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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #40 on: 30 August 2019, 08:01:43 »
I have a compulsive desire to pin all the things, so that's on me.  I think if you built it standing at attention you'd be fine with just adhesive at the joints.  I'd be wary of the shoulders though, as the arms are relatively end-heavy and the shoulder joints (while well-fit) are comparatively small.
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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #41 on: 30 August 2019, 12:02:40 »
I have not gotten mine out of the box, so what are the white panels covering?
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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #42 on: 30 August 2019, 12:25:38 »
The LRM pods on the arms.
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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #43 on: 30 August 2019, 13:56:34 »
Okay, that makes sense . . . and OH, that prim Emperor rocks.  We had it on the table last weekend for the WWE, it was a nice hunk of metal and looked great . . . lol, faithless was a bit miffed that he had just done a bit to it and everyone was raving about how good it looked with his paint.
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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #44 on: 31 August 2019, 17:32:33 »
i've been super happy with the primitive minis as a whole and the emperor is cool as hell. there are a few others i'd like to see in metal like the primitive crossbow, which has a similar aesthetic to the emperor

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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #45 on: 02 September 2019, 09:31:18 »
I have not gotten mine out of the box, so what are the white panels covering?
Covering the LRMs AND the standard connection point to the elbow.  The lower arm has the claws above the LRMs normally.  He has rotated it clockwise 90 degrees.
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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #46 on: 02 September 2019, 23:47:11 »
Okay, that makes sense . . . and OH, that prim Emperor rocks.  We had it on the table last weekend for the WWE, it was a nice hunk of metal and looked great . . . lol, faithless was a bit miffed that he had just done a bit to it and everyone was raving about how good it looked with his paint.

It was just how little time I spent on it and I kept getting compliments. It is a great mini. I still have a second one to build. I am using them as regular emperors.
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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #47 on: 03 September 2019, 11:53:59 »
I like that!

Covering the LRMs AND the standard connection point to the elbow.  The lower arm has the claws above the LRMs normally.  He has rotated it clockwise 90 degrees.

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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #48 on: 03 September 2019, 22:51:40 »
I am using them as regular emperors.

Same here. Never was happy with the funky original version, but the Pr-EMP rocks! :thumbsup:

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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #49 on: 12 September 2019, 22:28:10 »
The Primitive Emperor is a great mini, but having seen the original mini for so long I just can't make it an Emperor in my head.  My brain doesn't let that connection happen.
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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #50 on: 14 November 2019, 12:31:07 »
just put the Q3 offerings together this weekend (Scourge, Thunderbolt IIC 2, Quickdraw 8X). I'll add a picture when i get home from work

all three are basic 6+ piecers: leg leg hip torso arm arm + a few simple extras (the RA gun bit option for the Quickdraw and RT gun for the cThud).

The only extra work i had to do apart from the usual knife work for flash was to file down a flat surface on the Scourge arm balls - the receiving end isn't a socket on the torso so it's a bit tricky to get a bond for me on glues like that. I suspect pinning would be a snap if you do that kind of thing.

while not super posable without some modding, I personally prefer what's going on here with the recent sculpts in general - a slightly dynamic pose that implies movement (or that it's about to move more dramatically)

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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #51 on: 14 November 2019, 13:21:36 »
I am super, super curious for pictures of the new cThud.  Please and Thank You, Sartris!
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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #52 on: 14 November 2019, 13:51:29 »
Yeah, I got the Scourge and will likely assemble it this weekend- too much car & house stuff has gone on since I got it.  Pretty nice looking and I will be glad to plop it down with my other Regulan forces.
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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #53 on: 14 November 2019, 16:04:52 »
while not super posable without some modding, I personally prefer what's going on here with the recent sculpts in general - a slightly dynamic pose that implies movement (or that it's about to move more dramatically)

That's my preferred approach too, but they don't need to make legs & hips separate to do that. The GOAC minis & KS mini art shows you can actually make dynamic poses.

And also looking forward to the pics!
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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #54 on: 14 November 2019, 22:22:31 »
the quickdraw had an additional bit for a more standard-shaped barrel



better shot of the cThud


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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #55 on: 15 November 2019, 01:07:46 »
Mmmm, looks appropriately chonky.  Nice.  Thanks again for the pics!
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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #56 on: 15 November 2019, 01:55:51 »
I do wonder how feasible it would be to kitbash a standard Quickdraws head on the new one, for the non-torso cockpit variants.

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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #57 on: 15 November 2019, 08:17:57 »
Might look a little strange. The top of the torso is quite large so putting a head up there would be oddly proportioned


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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #58 on: 15 November 2019, 09:13:28 »
Might look a little strange. The top of the torso is quite large so putting a head up there would be oddly proportioned
Is it that much larger than the original Quickdraw mini?

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Re: Opinions/feedback about some recent IWM sculpts
« Reply #59 on: 15 November 2019, 10:59:55 »
I was planning on bashing an -8P with one of the lance pack plastics, and this new 8X is noticeably chunkier that that old model.  Not that it looks any bigger, just thicker in parts.  It might look a little weird to just slap a head on top of it.  Plus then you'd need to sculpt over or cut down the torso cockpit.

On the flip side, I'm now wondering how I want to bulk up the plastic model I have, seeing the proportions of the new metal fig.
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