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Regular Dakkanaut



Canada

I like the Beyond Crimson Stone box more than Crimson Stone itself. They all look good and the tactical rocks aren't as tall as the models.

They should have put the big Spaceman in the main box and removed the SAS or Zenit.

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What's in the Beyond box? Haven't seen that.
   
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Regular Dakkanaut



Canada




10:30

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Oh dear god, why did they have to make wallace actually some washed-out actor lookalike? What is it, the 90s?
   
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Right behind you.

 LunarSol wrote:
What's in the Beyond box? Haven't seen that.

For those not wanting to watch the video...

Tomcat with Multi Rifle, Wildcat with Spitfire, and Vostok Sputnik.
William Wallace, Kosmosoldat with HMG, Scots Guard with a Marksman Rifle variant.
   
Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut



Canada

Don't they do that with most of their characters?

Achilles is Brad Pitt, Hector is Eric Bana, Shona Corano is Gina Carano, Roger Van Zant is Matthew McConaughey...Same with all the Marvel references. I don't like it either.

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Cronch wrote:Oh dear god, why did they have to make wallace actually some washed-out actor lookalike? What is it, the 90s?


Goose LeChance wrote:Don't they do that with most of their characters?

Achilles is Brad Pitt, Hector is Eric Bana, Shona Corano is Gina Carano, Roger Van Zant is Matthew McConaughey...Same with all the Marvel references. I don't like it either.


He must be new here as they've done this for a very long time. There's also Taylor Swift as a USAridna scout, some DC characters and so on. They use celebrities for face references quite often.
   
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Melbourne, Australia

IIRC the SAA line troopers were the cast of Lost.

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 Monkeysloth wrote:
Cronch wrote:Oh dear god, why did they have to make wallace actually some washed-out actor lookalike? What is it, the 90s?


Goose LeChance wrote:Don't they do that with most of their characters?

Achilles is Brad Pitt, Hector is Eric Bana, Shona Corano is Gina Carano, Roger Van Zant is Matthew McConaughey...Same with all the Marvel references. I don't like it either.


He must be new here as they've done this for a very long time. There's also Taylor Swift as a USAridna scout, some DC characters and so on. They use celebrities for face references quite often.

I'm so new here I remember when they didn't put in poorly aged celebrities into the game. I think it's stupid and dates the models (who the hell even remembers the troy movie these days, that was nearly 20 years ago!)
The fact that the combined the old man with horrible pose makes wallace just...one ugly mess. I wish there was any Kosmos in the Flot designs except for the soldat.
Which is a pity, the nomad side of the beyond box looks amazing.

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Glorious Nation of U.S.S.A!

No space bear previews make me sad. Kislev previews will have to tide me over until then.
   
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Remember, Aleph's recreations have nothing to do with the original person they recreate. They're essentially what the internet thinks these people should be.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




And internet 200 years from now will think an actor from the 90s is how Wallace should look like? Seriously, I realize it's sculptor's flex to show off how well they can sculpt faces, but could we maybe not? Those celebrity sculpts age the models painfully.
Remember the initial Acontentiamento Regulars which were sculpted with Lost actors' likeness? Who the hell even remembers what Lost was 12 years down the line? Or the poor, poor morlocks which ended up sculpted with likenesses of people involved in one of the worst superhero movies ever?
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

We are talking about faces which are about 4x4mm in size so its not like its a 75mm bust or something in terms of facial detail. They are nice nods and throwbacks and such.

Asides the 80-90s is heavily used now - heck a lot of GW's designs are right out of the 80s era of sci-fi in terms of what inspires them.

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Nashville, TN

Does anyone besides Angel himself even paint well enough to bring those pop culture references to life? If not WGAF?

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GW didn't mean to hit your wallet and I know they love you, baby. I'm sure they won't do it again so it's ok to purchase and make up.


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 Overread wrote:
They are nice nods and throwbacks and such.

Asides the 80-90s is heavily used now - heck a lot of GW's designs are right out of the 80s era of sci-fi in terms of what inspires them.

When it's one model in a 100 sure. When every 10th model is based on some 60yo actor or minor celebrity it's kinda tiring. Are they all just cosplayers? Is it Mel Gibson smacking Brad Pitt with a nerf-sword and a game of infinity is actually game of Hollywood Fight Scene Simulator? I know it's a game with tiny figures, but it breaks what passes for my suspension of disbelief as far as the narrative goes.

tl;dr it was funny when it was a rare easter egg, it's cringe when it's done in such large numbers.The joke wears thin when repeated over and over.

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Riverside, CA USA

Cronch wrote:
And internet 200 years from now will think an actor from the 90s is how Wallace should look like? Seriously, I realize it's sculptor's flex to show off how well they can sculpt faces, but could we maybe not? Those celebrity sculpts age the models painfully.
Remember the initial Acontentiamento Regulars which were sculpted with Lost actors' likeness? Who the hell even remembers what Lost was 12 years down the line? Or the poor, poor morlocks which ended up sculpted with likenesses of people involved in one of the worst superhero movies ever?


These models aren't for fictional internet people in 200 years, they're for us. And for us, Gibson's Wallace is still iconic 25+ years later. Google "William Wallace" and Gibson in the blue warpaint is image #4, after some old wood block prints and a statue. The movie was huge, and it's still a pop culture touchstone decades later, it still pops up in memes made by kids that have never seen the movie. And if you don't know the reference, why would it matter? One of the Ghazi Muttiwa is designed after some spanish super model I've never heard of, doesn't make the model worse when I don't get the reference even after it's pointed out with side-by-side pics. Still a good model. Gibson himself is a piece of gak, feth that guy, but it's not like he's making any money from CB, so that's fine

It doesn't even matter at any rate because the actual model looks more like Kurt Russel than Mel Gibson anyways

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I like the sculpt and its detail but the pose is stupid. There are way too many launching off of tactical rock/boxes/debris/whatever in Infinity and 40k. The alt pose for the Defiance Ariadna character does it better IMO.
   
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Beyond the Beltway

I don't mind most of the pop culture references. But the Wallace reference is a bit much. The movie was over 25 years ago, and honestly, really, really dumbed down the history. An actual Scotsman's face would have been better, IMO.

So, the TAG raid game has a Shai-Hulud analog. :eyeroll: And I thought they were mining tesseum.

Lot's of nice minis, and terrain, and the stalker dropship is nice, but nothing for me.

 
   
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 SlaveToDorkness wrote:
Does anyone besides Angel himself even paint well enough to bring those pop culture references to life? If not WGAF?


HA!

And yeah, pretty much...

   
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CB SWITCHING TO PLASTICS!!!

Koni, post: 411597, member: 23 wrote:



Today’s a great day for Corvus Belli. We were super eager to make this announcement.! At long last, we are presenting you with Corvus Belli’s first miniature made of injected thermoplastic. No, you did not read this wrong - this is a plastic miniature made in our factory in Bueu (Spain).

We’ve been working with this new material for months, and today we can say that we’re completely satisfied with the final product, which meets all of Corvus Belli’s quality demands. The time has come to share it with you.





The timing couldn’t be better, as metal prices are reaching historic highs, we simply couldn’t keep stable prices for our entire range of products. You’re all aware of the recent price rises, and we didn’t want to have to increase the price of our products before the year’s end. For that reason, we decided that Infinity’s first plastic miniature would hit the market earlier than originally expected.

We’re talking about Vostok Sputniks, included in the Beyond Operation Crimson Stone box, which will be up for sale in September.




We can guarantee that it’s an outstanding product. One of the core features that identify us is that we constantly strive for quality, and that’s why we make the best miniatures on the market.

The manufacturing system is identical to that of our metal miniatures regarding the cutting, 3D printing, molding, and filing processes - the only change is that the plastic is injected into the mold, whereas the metal uses a centrifuge.

This change of material has no impact whatsoever in the miniature’s quality and level of detail, which is still top notch. Besides, this type of plastic is a reusable material that meets every safety regulation (EN-71) - free of cadmium, lead, and phthalates.




From now on, all upcoming Corvus Belli’s miniatures with a sizeable volume and some game complements will be made of this new material, keeping the manufacturing of the game economically viable while preserving its high quality.

Plastic and metal will share the game tables, each providing the best they have to offer.

Here is a list of Corvus Belli’s upcoming miniatures and components made of injected thermoplastic:

Vostok Sputniks (included in the Beyond Operation Crimson Stone), September release.
Jackbots (incluided in ITS Season 13 Tournament Pack and AGL Tournament Pack - Fiddler Edition).
25mm Scenery Bases, Alpha Series, October release
Nomads Remotes Pack, November release.
Polaris Bearpode (incluided in Ariadna Beast Pack), November release.
40mm Scenery Bases, Alpha Series, November release.
55mm Scenery Bases, Alpha Series, November release.

And, of course, we’ll be delighted to answer any questions you may have in the next Studio Update on August 11.

Yours,

the Corvus Belli team.



Official announcement blog post: https://infinitytheuniverse.com/blog/injected-thermoplastic
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




MWHAHAHAHAHA

Finally. Constructing TAGs and remotes was always a pita in metal.
   
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Experienced Maneater






Oh no. Hope they are right about the quality. We'll see soon enough with the Beyond pack.
I hated the switch of Knight models to plastic and imo the quality dropped significantly with broken pieces, bad mold lines and shrinkage. Not sure if they recovered, though.


 
   
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Germany

Oh gak I might get into Infinity now

Games Workshop are not your friends. They are not a small dev trying their best. They are a multibillion dollar company making calculated decisions about how many costs they can cut, how lazy they can be about relases, and how much they can paywall. They will do it again. Stop giving them money for this. 
   
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Glorious Nation of U.S.S.A!

Polaris Bearpode (incluided in Ariadna Beast Pack), November release.


You have my attention, CB.
   
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Canada

Damn that sucks, guess I'm done.
   
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Gosport, UK

Goose LeChance wrote:
Damn that sucks, guess I'm done.


Not even gonna wait to see how it turns out when people get their hands on them?
   
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Happy with the change, hope they master the new technology in a quick time. I'll also prepare a popcorn in anticipation of internet drama.
   
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UK

As the entire design process remains the same I'm sure if this proves a failure they can shift back toward metals if they need. The interesting thing is that Infinity has for a long time been a sort of elite niche game, shifting to plastics suggests that they might be looking to expand things and grow their company and customer base.

I've seen Hawk Wargames (Dropzone/fleet) produce some outstanding detail in plastics, with their main issue being mould line placement more than anything else. So plastics could work well for Infinity.

We'll have to wait and see!

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Not to keen on the news. CB metal (l love metal) minis are the finest on the market and if the quality drops I will pass on them.

I'll wait to see the minis live before I make a judgement.

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With plastic tags and remotes + metal infantry this is probably the best of both worlds. Too bad they are not planning on re-releasing current/recent tags in plastic as well.
   
 
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