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Agreed. Several that I've ordered have even been on clearance but I'm just waiting for metals to be produced so I can have my order shipped.

As to Metals Rob posted this today on KSer (he's been unusually quiet about stuff recently)


I'll be putting an update on this week with some reveals. Suffice to say 2019 will be the year of Getting Metal Sorted by Mierce!


Hopefully it's quick turnaround. Sounds like they have approval after 6+ months.

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I have back a lot of their kickstarters in the past, and used to but a big supporter, but little things like the update of some of the sculpts (I know what was being updated was a bit naff) have started to frustrate me, especially when there is so much waiting.

I must also say I have about 6 things of shopping purchased in my account on the site but still don’t get things sent out very often. Does anyone know if the crap people are actually being sent out to backers yet?

   
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The last few things I ordered were all sent out within a few days to a week at the most but I've only bought from overstock sales this year.

My last KSer delivery was almost 2 years ago.
   
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The_Minsk wrote:
I have back a lot of their kickstarters in the past, and used to but a big supporter, but little things like the update of some of the sculpts (I know what was being updated was a bit naff) have started to frustrate me, especially when there is so much waiting.

I must also say I have about 6 things of shopping purchased in my account on the site but still don’t get things sent out very often. Does anyone know if the crap people are actually being sent out to backers yet?


Yes the Nuncranca are definitely finished, I have mine.
Do you have shipping items? If you don't have enough, your orders will sit there until everything is ready...then ship at once.
Unfortunately they won't TELL you this...you have to chase up to be told "Well, you don't have any shipping items in your cart..."
   
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Albany, NY

yxalitis wrote:
The_Minsk wrote:
I have back a lot of their kickstarters in the past, and used to but a big supporter, but little things like the update of some of the sculpts (I know what was being updated was a bit naff) have started to frustrate me, especially when there is so much waiting.

I must also say I have about 6 things of shopping purchased in my account on the site but still don’t get things sent out very often. Does anyone know if the crap people are actually being sent out to backers yet?


Yes the Nuncranca are definitely finished, I have mine.
Do you have shipping items? If you don't have enough, your orders will sit there until everything is ready...then ship at once.
Unfortunately they won't TELL you this...you have to chase up to be told "Well, you don't have any shipping items in your cart..."
My KS'd Nucránca actually sat for weeks until I emailed Mierce and found out that I needed to purchase a shipping wave for KS items! At which point I was directed towards a shipping item in the store, paid for it and got my crab dudes in pretty short order. Maybe that's what's holding some of your stuff back?

I'm actually waiting on some BF stuff myself (mooooooore crab dudes ) but am not panicking yet.

BLOODFIRE: KOW SALAMANDER REPORTS 
   
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WHAT??



Why have they dragged Bob off other important sculpt to redo, the perfectly fantastic sculpt Roberto did 2 years ago???
What's wrong with this sculpt?

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Maybe it was a pain/expensive to cast so Rob figured it would be cheaper in the long run to resculpt? Aesthetically there's no reason.
   
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Mighty Kroxigor Ancient





California the Southern

Have you built the original? I have.

I wasn't as happy with it as I thought I would be. It felt a bit.. weedy, for lack of a better term.

There's a bit more bulk to this new sculpt.

Again, it's not like it needed to be redone though. At all.

But I'll absolutely pick one up the next time one of those big sales rolls around.

Now if my metal Savrar would ever see the light of day...

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/627383.page#7436324.html
Watch and listen to me ramble about these minis before ruining them with paint!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmCB2mWIxhYF8Q36d2Am_2A 
   
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 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
Have you built the original? I have.

I wasn't as happy with it as I thought I would be. It felt a bit.. weedy, for lack of a better term.

There's a bit more bulk to this new sculpt.

Again, it's not like it needed to be redone though. At all.

But I'll absolutely pick one up the next time one of those big sales rolls around.

Now if my metal Savrar would ever see the light of day...

Roberto's sculpt do tend to ahve lots of fiddly little sticky-out bits, but i can't see these sorts of things selling in the type of volume that would make a re sculpt logically and financially viable.
Rob has mentioned what an absolute pain it is to prepare the 3D files for printing, in fact that's why (he said to me) the bulk of my orders, all Bob's work from over 12 months ago, are not even ready to print,
SO when will this unnecessary tweaking of an existing model that's ready to mould right now...be available?

The recent Wokor is ready for shipping this year...WHAT?
Does his means Rob is pushing new sales in front of KS sales?

Because he did promise that this year would be the year they would clear the KS backlog...yet we see time and agian that new sales...err..sculpts, are prioritized over those that have already been paid for for over two years!

Still no sign of the Uuroch sculpt, the SCULPT from 2016!

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UK

My guess is that because the Savrar themselves were done by Bob the rider on Roberto's version of the big lizard didn't look right any more and Bob's rider wouldn't work on Roberto's lizard

so the easiest way to solve the problem is get Bob to redo the lizard too

 
   
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 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
My guess is that because the Savrar themselves were done by Bob the rider on Roberto's version of the big lizard didn't look right any more and Bob's rider wouldn't work on Roberto's lizard

so the easiest way to solve the problem is get Bob to redo the lizard too

And THIS wa an urgent priority?
Wouldn't it have been vastly easier for Bob to sculpt the same size minis????

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UK

Mierceday comes around:

Auxilia Snakeanarius, or something

We have another cracking update for Darklands: Savage Hordes II this week with some Auxilia and a snake-woman-wizard!

Let's have a look at some...



There's a few miniatures to show you today, all thanks to Bob of course, for the Byzantii and the Khthones...



We thought Gaius we done. We thought wrong.



He's got a new, spunky Legio II Var parma shield! So has his Sagittarius version...



They've been a while in coming, but the Auxiliarius are here! These guys are the non-citizen warriors of the Byzantii, drawn mostly from places conquered by the Legions, such as Var (the south of France) itself...



Janus is the Decanus of the Auxiliarius Contubernium, which is why it's named after him...





In his spare time he likes to press flowers and write poems about cats.



...and so we come to Madrona, a Girl. Not that girl. That's got DD in it.



When she's off work she has a bottle of wine to herself whilst watching the soaps, and bugger her bloke, who doesn't deserve her anyway.



The Auxilia Sagittarius are, again, drawn from the non-citizenry of the Byzantii and are well-trained archers...



The Decanus of the Auxilia Sagittarius Contubernium is Brictius...

There's four more warriors to go, of course, but we're still confident these guys will be an April shipment...



Here at Mierce Towers we use superlatives, in particular awesome, quite a lot. Some miniatures are more awesome than others: the simply AWESOME Klóstiss, basically a Gorgórar wizard (a Gorgórargos), is here and we all benefit from her inclusion on the Khthones team. Remember, there's no I in team, and no me in I. Er.









Look at that shimmery effect Bob has got on her clothing... wow. Simply AWESOME!

She'll be an April (Wave 26) shipment!
   
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UK

The effects on that snakegirl robe are pretty cool, no if only I could paint translucent cloth...

Three Wulfas


One final update on the Guthwulfas that are part of the awesome project that is Darklands: Savage Hordes III Part Deux !

This week we have:
•sculpt work in progress updates from Allan Carrasco;
•a link to the forums where you can see this project's fulfilment;
•a reminder that if you play Darklands, head to our forums to find more players!
•...and anything else you can expect from us over the next few months.

Let's have some



Two miniatures to show this week, both for the Anglecynn. You know the score.



Allan Carrasco needs no introduction to the Miercenaries, but for those who don't know him, all that needs to be said is that he's a Master Sculptor. Just have a look at these three Guthwulfas!



Let us take a moment to reflect upon the original Guthwulf, Creoda...



...an absolute masterpiece, and now the champion of a unit of Guthwulfas.



The next Guthwulf is Acha, holding some kind of fleshy bowel thing he's clearly ripped out of something or someone.





The big question is, why is he looking over there...? Maybe he's spotted more prey. Perhaps he can smell the local Gregg's and fancies a sausage roll. My money would be on that, you can smell them from a mile off even if you're a human.



Here's the last member of the unit, Pybba, and what a member he is...





These guys will be a Wave 26 shipment or we're all Dutchmen!



Automatically Appended Next Post:
That's yer lot for today in terms of miniatures: going to update this project shortly.


Some other things:

- Andrew May is working on the Armoured Dyndraig and Armoured Fiends

- Stéphane Camosseto is working on the Reivers and variants of Maari and Kaarstan

- Yannick Fusier is currently bogged down with nativity stuff but he assures me he'll start work on the Ograx again in early 2019

- I have some new digital sculptors in the pipeline as Bob has tons to do (although it won't be long before Savage Hordes II is complete methinks - end of January, tops)... Seza has been resculpted and will be a February release (images on twitter shortly). Cynemon also, but he's not ready yet.


We may act like a swan... all serene and saying not much... but underneath we're like loads of webbed feet frantically thrusting against the water. Or something.


In terms of printing and moulding, the Atalantes stuff is about done except for Athena, the Sávrar (bar Aggro) are moulded and ready to go in resin, as are the Fomoraic characters, new Haraald and Aastrid and Hippoxa (but don't expect much sent out before Chrimbo), and Tim's working on printing the Werwulfas next.


Regarding metals, that's being sorted and you should expect movement on that in early 2019... January, I hope. We've got the equipment, anyway. Just waiting on't council...

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UK

You forgot the Seza resculpt. Link only because NSFW

https://twitter.com/MierceMinis/status/1071028182059573248
   
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Three Color Minimum





Has there been any movement on their Savage Hordes IV Kickstarter lately?
Been waiting patiently for my trio of half-demon ladies, but it feels like it's been forever since I last got an update on them.

   
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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps





UK

 aku-chan wrote:
Has there been any movement on their Savage Hordes IV Kickstarter lately?
Been waiting patiently for my trio of half-demon ladies, but it feels like it's been forever since I last got an update on them.


A little, but not much. So far, these have been sculpted:

Steinn the Bold on Foot
Steinn the Bold on Grundtroll
Hrafnen Crew, Holumann Unit
Warrior Garric
Archer Garric
Talos

Yannick is booked to sculpt the female demilegionaires but he's always booked up to do nativity work around Christmas. After that, he'll probably be working through the earlier Kickstarters before he hits SH:IV. So, not for some time unless they re-assign them.
   
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Burbank, CA

Might as well post the ones from the previous Mierceday as well.

We have seven miniatures to show you today, for the Albainn, and they are another step along the way to getting this project sorted...


The Veteran Spears of Dun Durn are Gairlom with helmets and chainmail, in lore and in miniature form, and called Gairmorlom (effectively meaning Veteran Spear Blokes). It's that simple!



The awesome Malus of Antioch (not related to Malus of Darkblade) is complete and here he is in all his fiery glory...





Along with Malus himself, we also offered him in even fierier glory... so here's Fiery Malus on his fiery base!



Being an Auxiliary, Gaius could also be an archer - a Sagittarii - and so we thought, as Bob will be doing our Auxilia Sagittarii, Gaius could be their commander if he had a bow. So here's the bow-armed version of Gaius!




, , , , , , ,

 
   
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California the Southern

It's been said before, but it bears oft repeating.

Bob's sculpting and modeling is top notch.

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/627383.page#7436324.html
Watch and listen to me ramble about these minis before ruining them with paint!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmCB2mWIxhYF8Q36d2Am_2A 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut




 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
It's been said before, but it bears oft repeating.

Bob's sculpting and modeling is top notch.

That's true...he is a great 3D sculptor.

Digital artist?

Why they don't get him to take over the Yannick Fussier stuff I don't know...It'll be 3 years by the time he gets around to it...

Sorry to harp on, but I keep seeing new stuff being produced.
KS backers are just expected to suck it up and wait...while minis we paid for are pushed off further and further into the future.
The Wokor gets sculpted, 3D printed, moulded, amd ready to go while Schyros, Scethan, and Selkilias are months away...still!
   
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UK

yxalitis wrote:

Sorry to harp on, but I keep seeing new stuff being produced.
KS backers are just expected to suck it up and wait...while minis we paid for are pushed off further and further into the future.
The Wokor gets sculpted, 3D printed, moulded, amd ready to go while Schyros, Scethan, and Selkilias are months away...still!


If you're unhappy with the progress, cancel your order. You can always revisit the models when they're sculpted.

Can't speak for anybody else, but I'm satisfied with progress. Savage Hordes I was completed a few months ago and Savage Hordes II is nearing completion as well as Mighty Monsters. Mierce have always been very prolific with pushing out new concepts and they've not done a proper Kickstater in some time to try to catch up. But they still need to make money in the meantime hence the new direct release miniatures. Especially after they've now bought in the metal casting equipment.
   
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Regular Dakkanaut




 zedmeister wrote:
yxalitis wrote:

Sorry to harp on, but I keep seeing new stuff being produced.
KS backers are just expected to suck it up and wait...while minis we paid for are pushed off further and further into the future.
The Wokor gets sculpted, 3D printed, moulded, amd ready to go while Schyros, Scethan, and Selkilias are months away...still!


If you're unhappy with the progress, cancel your order. You can always revisit the models when they're sculpted.

Can't speak for anybody else, but I'm satisfied with progress. Savage Hordes I was completed a few months ago and Savage Hordes II is nearing completion as well as Mighty Monsters. Mierce have always been very prolific with pushing out new concepts and they've not done a proper Kickstater in some time to try to catch up. But they still need to make money in the meantime hence the new direct release miniatures. Especially after they've now bought in the metal casting equipment.

Oh really....Last year I sent many emails asking to cancel my order...guess what?

They were all ignored, utterly absolutely ignored.

I keep hearing this argument defending their business practices "oh, they need to make money in the meantime"

Mierce raked in nearly 800,000 pounds after KS costs, which was supposed to fund the development and release of the backer's purchases.
So if they need to sell a couple of dozen new Minis to "make money" where the feth did the rest go?

Sorry, I loved this company, I have more ot their minis than any other in my collection, but please stop making excuses for them....they have failed to make good on their projected timeframes agin and again, some of these were supposed to be June 2017 FFS!
   
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I never realized cancelling the kickstarter order was an option, and doubt it is. I myself have 1000 pounds of stuff from kickstarters years ago I am waiting on that I would love to cancel my order on and get my money back. I would gladly buy them again at full price if/when they go to retail. I love this line too, but until I get majority of my order I am not pledging again as well and have not the last 4 kickstarters.
   
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UK

Cancelling for a cash refund isn't going to be an option,

but Rob is usually flexible about changing what you've ordered so if there's stuff already done you could use that should be possible (although if it's stuff not all KS backers have had yet I suspect you'd be behind them)

 
   
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The Dankhold

That has often been my preferred course of action when companies struggle to fulfill a Kickstarter I've been waiting on for a long time. Most of the time, the creators are solid people who just got in a bit over their heads, and would like to fulfill orders in a timely manner if only they could!

It's not the ideal solution, obviously - you pledge for what you want, usually! - but in the case of Mierce, I have done this several times, and been very pleased with what I've gotten as swaps / substitutions for things I'd been waiting on.

Anyway, not wanting to say anyone needs to do this, or shouldn't hold out for what they pledged for, etc - but for me, it has saved my bacon several times.
   
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Regular Dakkanaut




 RiTides wrote:
That has often been my preferred course of action when companies struggle to fulfill a Kickstarter I've been waiting on for a long time. Most of the time, the creators are solid people who just got in a bit over their heads, and would like to fulfill orders in a timely manner if only they could!

It's not the ideal solution, obviously - you pledge for what you want, usually! - but in the case of Mierce, I have done this several times, and been very pleased with what I've gotten as swaps / substitutions for things I'd been waiting on.

Anyway, not wanting to say anyone needs to do this, or shouldn't hold out for what they pledged for, etc - but for me, it has saved my bacon several times.

I chose particular models based on my personal and very particular taste.
I do not wish to trade these in for..whatever else that Mierce offer, when, if I had wanted another model, I'd have already it on order.
I have dozens and dozens of Mirece products...I ONLY want the ones I have been waiting for, and let's be clear here, years.
   
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Exactly.

Many people (all people?) want want they pledged for, and paid money for.

Most people do not want want they did not purchase?

It is incumbent upon Mierce to step up and clear out the backlog already.


Insidious Intriguer 
   
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This reminded me to check the status of an order i placed a while ago, it turns out i placed the order nearly a year ago, the last i heard it was in a queue waiting for enough people to buy it before the molds would spin, its still outstanding but now says no longer available!

date: order: status: type: cost:
19·12·17 #11840241262 processing kickstarter £10.00
danilo cruz, beast-slayer of cantabria on beast skull [metal]

"metal availability: no longer available
This item is only shown for order history purposes."

I have just emailed Rob to find out whats going on
   
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Sounds like some maelstrom webstore style shennanigans.

   
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 warboss wrote:
Sounds like some maelstrom webstore style shennanigans.


I wouldn't go that far. Sounds like some over-reach to me. I'd hope they've learned some lessons about cashflow etc since Maelstrom, and if we assume that they have, that might even be something that's contributing to the production delays.
   
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UK

I've got a bunch of this message in my order history both complete and live items,

basically its shown on all stuff that is no longer being made either because it's been dropped, was limited and is sold out or is an original version of a resculpted model

If I remember correctly (and you'd need to do your own digging or ask Rob to be sure) than plan is that if you'll get the 'most recent' version of a mini you've ordered as part of a KS unless you object and want the older version where that will be provided if possible,

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