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Haughty Harad Serpent Rider





Richmond, VA

 scipio.au wrote:
In other news, my copies arrived today. Checked one out properly, the miniatures are tiny!


Yup! I figured you would own some Mantic figures by now - they're all that tiny! True 28's - which is why I love their KoW Orcs so much.

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Fully-charged Electropriest




Australia

Have to agree. I prefer their Undead rank and file to anything GW has made, and it also allows me to include other manufacturers and have a similar size result across the entire army. Even LotR scale well next to them, which allows use of the Army of the Dead as well as Morghul Knights.

Missed out on Dreadball, but loving the sculpts thus far.
   
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Zealous Knight






the Netherlands

Same here - that scale difference is what a lot of us like about mantic so much
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







 scipio.au wrote:
In other news, my copies arrived today. Checked one out properly, the miniatures are tiny!

So they fit your Blood Vestals by Raging Heroes!

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Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

 scipio.au wrote:

Everybody Dance Now!




That's the theme of Dreadball! It's so obvious now! It's a ball, as in "ballroom blitz"!

Widcard: definitely dancing to Uhn-Tiss Uhn-Tiss Uhn-Tiss.

Nightshade: Just Dance.

John Doe: Like a G6...or maybe some sort of rave-K-Pop fusion.

Buzzcut: The Running Man.

88: Whenever, Wherever by Shakira

Robits: C&C Dance Factory.

Coach Splinter: Give Me the Beat Boys or maybe That Old Time Rock and Roll.


I can't believe I didn't see it sooner. Dreadball. Even Wildcard's outfit makes sense now. Will the Zzor be dancing to Thriller? I can only hope Coach Ronnie is doing the Travolta.
Now, the whole line looks much more coherent and thematic.


Thank goodness there's a method! For a while there, I was worried Mantic was just putting out whatever crap they had on hand regardless of quality.

   
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Melbourne .au

 judgedoug wrote:
 scipio.au wrote:
In other news, my copies arrived today. Checked one out properly, the miniatures are tiny!


Yup! I figured you would own some Mantic figures by now - they're all that tiny! True 28's - which is why I love their KoW Orcs so much.


I do - quite a few now, actually - but still, the images of the Dreadball stuff just makes them look bigger, or closer to the GW/Rackham sizes..


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 Kroothawk wrote:
 scipio.au wrote:
In other news, my copies arrived today. Checked one out properly, the miniatures are tiny!

So they fit your Blood Vestals by Raging Heroes!


They do, they do indeed!

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Richmond, VA

 scipio.au wrote:
 judgedoug wrote:
 scipio.au wrote:
In other news, my copies arrived today. Checked one out properly, the miniatures are tiny!


Yup! I figured you would own some Mantic figures by now - they're all that tiny! True 28's - which is why I love their KoW Orcs so much.


I do - quite a few now, actually - but still, the images of the Dreadball stuff just makes them look bigger, or closer to the GW/Rackham sizes..


Which is why I'm not too concerned about the bad pics of the sculpts for DB and KoW - I know they're going to be much smaller in person so the detail will look a lot more crisp.

"...and special thanks to Judgedoug!" - Alessio Cavatore "Now you've gone too far Doug! ... Too far... " - Rick Priestley "I've decided that I'd rather not have you as a member of TMP." - Editor, The Miniatures Page "I'd rather put my testicles through a mangle than spend any time gaming with you." - Richard, TooFatLardies "We need a Doug Craig in every store." - Warlord Games "Thank you for being here, Judge Doug!" - Adam Troke 
   
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Stalwart Tribune





Michigan

Hello,
Actually with Nightshade I was thinking he is back-stepping to the "electric slide". However with a ball in his hand I could see it being a backstep to pass, caught in mid motion.

No, spraying three colors on your minis does not count as painted! 5k+
 
   
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Richmond, VA



When Jonathan "Gabe" Gabriel died on the pitch, smashed into a uniform paste by the legendary Buzzkill, it was assumed to be the end of his career. When a jockstrap rich in genetic material was discovered, he became the first crowdfunded resurrection by cloning.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

Dreadball Gabe is ace

pity realworld PA kind of fluffed doing the publicity for him.....

but then again the fewer the folk who added him, the rarer mine will be, mwahahaha

 
   
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Fixture of Dakka






PA model is excellent. Better than some of the other PA models floating around the Kickstartosphere...

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I was honestly very leery of getting Gabe since it was a licensed thing (despite liking PA) but ended up doing it because of the supposed "mostly rare" angle. Now I'm glad I did, that's a very nice-looking sculpt.
   
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SoCal

I think it's one of the best MVP sculpts so far. Now I wish I had bought him.

It really is too bad PA decided to treat Mantic like a bunch of lepers during the KS. I wish Mantic would have used that star sculptor's time to create a model that would actually be appreciated by its patrons. Or better yet, to sculpt the werewolves instead of letting Joel Schumacher do it.

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Phanobi






Canada,Prince Edward Island

Wow. Bought this mini just because I liked the artwork and it seems to have paid off well, really good sculpt!

The Robots are a little hard to make out but I think they should also be pretty nice once they are printed.

   
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Norwalk, Connecticut

That model is amazing! So glad I got one. Even though Penny Arcade kinda sucked at giving recognition, at least Mantic made them look good. Hope PA remembers that in the future...

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Mississippi

Just received mine here in Mississippi! Came USPS with no warning whatsoever.
   
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Asked Mantic if I could add a Gabe to my pledge and they said yes ^_^

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UK

Remy Dreadball sculpts are sooooo much better than the sculpts from the other guy (Judwan, Gorim Ironstone, etc.).

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SoCal

I agree. There is a definite "good sculptor/bad sculptor" dynamic in Mantic's range right now. Hopefully the other guy will keep improving. So far, Wildcard is still the worst DB model we've seen, so it can only get better.

   
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Bristol

all shipped

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Love the pacman on the Gabe. Too bad the real world Gabe is a .
   
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 Salacious Greed wrote:
Love the pacman on the Gabe. Too bad the real world Gabe is a .


He is?
   
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UK

Mine arrived today (Well done Mantic for hitting their delivery target, the first KS I've been part of that's managed this)

Two of the three MVPs I was a bit worried about ,No 88 and Gorim look better in the hand than the photos suggest by quite a way

(I need to assemble wildcard before passing judgement on her properly, the leg that looks odd is a separate part, and that might turn out to be why she looked as she did)

All the rest look good (or great)

My art poster has a real signature (so does the event ticket) so well done Ronnie

The Box is a sturdy affair, far better than previous mantic releases, the same with the game board

One thing to be aware of is the clear plastic hex bases are not snap fit as suggested during the KS, rather you'll need to glue in the figures (or use blu-tak). I'd also say they are essential as the figures are not very stable on their integrated bases

I'll see if I can get some pictures done later to tease those still waiting for theirs

 
   
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Anyone know what company they're shipping with in the UK?
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

They're using Royal Mail in the UK

1st/2nd class depending on the weight of the box.

Mine shipped Thursday & arrived today

thank god it's not Yodel

 
   
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Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

And now I've bought a Gabe model. When the robits come out, I will get them, too.

Mantic continues to surprise me with the amazing quality of their good sculpts (and the increasing frequency of good sculpts).

   
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Noise Marine Terminator with Sonic Blaster




Melbourne

 Compel wrote:
Anyone know what company they're shipping with in the UK?


Royal Fail. Mine arrived today but the douchebags left it on my doorstep.

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Richmond, VA

 Baragash wrote:
 Compel wrote:
Anyone know what company they're shipping with in the UK?


Royal Fail. Mine arrived today but the douchebags left it on my doorstep.


I hate that. It's like a nice beacon around the holidays for people to come steal your stuff.

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So does anyone have any ideas what to do with the bases? A plastic disc (which I assume after I paint the model will be black) in a clear base.

I am wondering if anyone has any bright ideas for base details?

I am looking forward to getting these and painting them right away!

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nkelsch wrote:
So does anyone have any ideas what to do with the bases? A plastic disc (which I assume after I paint the model will be black) in a clear base.

I am wondering if anyone has any bright ideas for base details?

I am looking forward to getting these and painting them right away!


I was planning to paint the base either black or the predominate team color and then add the player # onto it. Makes quick identification easier. I intended to leave the hex bases clear. Maybe magnetize them, but probably just use poster tack to stick the player to them.

~Eric

   
 
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