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Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot




Oakland, CA

You have my attention.

Agreed that the horse anatomy could use a little attention before the final draft.
   
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Boom! Leman Russ Commander






Oslo Norway

 Azazelx wrote:
Goof points on the horses, and that one guy - I hope the models can be manipulated to look more realistic. Measure twice, cut once - after all!

Another concern is that the models in the rather large renders we have here appear to be been ...erm.. modelled with realistic proportions rather than with the exaggeration required for 28mm models once they're in hand.

I'm not asking for Catachans or Games Workshop '90's dwarfs, but these guys look like they'll be really spindly, like some of the earlier Mantic offerings and the odd other 3rd party model like some of the Heresylabs or ArtelW stuff - beautiful sculpts to be sure, but not ones that easily fit into ...existing collections very well.


DKK are much more realistic than the blobby cadians though

   
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Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

I know. I have a platoon or two of DKK. They (and the Elysians) are more truescale than the Cadians and Catachans, but these look to be even more "truescale" proportionally.

   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'






I absolutely love the pose of the latest guy's left hand on his knife.

Looking at the helmet, I'm not clear how those rivets could be formed with a two-part mould or what their purpose is meant to be. They don't seem placed right to attach the helmet liner, for example.

The large pegs on the side of the helmet are presumably for attaching a visor or reinforcing plate, but I think they would work better for that purpose if they were dropped about half-way to the edge of the main dome. As it is, they look a bit weird to me.

Helmet spikes are always very prone to breaking. I see that the base is reassuringly thick, but I worry about the tip of the spike. I think it might be better if it was a little shorter and more rounded.

I'm also concerned that the gas mask doesn't seem to be sculpted with the limitations of moulding accounted for. There is detail from basically every angle.

   
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 Perfect Organism wrote:


The large pegs on the side of the helmet are presumably for attaching a visor or reinforcing plate, but I think they would work better for that purpose if they were dropped about half-way to the edge of the main dome. As it is, they look a bit weird to me.

The helmets are presumably based on the german stahlhelm, where the lugs are indeed for attatching a temporary reinforcing plate. The lugs were placed pretty high up on those.

   
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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

That latest guy looks a bit scrawny. And reinforces the fact that these are not sculpted for plastic production.

I do like the Lasrifle.

 
   
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One more preview!
Getting closer any day now! :-)


   
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 insaniak wrote:
That latest guy looks a bit scrawny. And reinforces the fact that these are not sculpted for plastic production.

I do like the Lasrifle.


They said on Facebook that these will be in resin not plastic with the possibility of a plastic kit if they prove to be very successful.
   
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Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

That's perfect . I was very happy with their resin that I received from past campaigns!
   
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Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

cert wrote:
 insaniak wrote:
That latest guy looks a bit scrawny. And reinforces the fact that these are not sculpted for plastic production.

I do like the Lasrifle.


They said on Facebook that these will be in resin not plastic with the possibility of a plastic kit if they prove to be very successful.



I definitely missed that. I'm unsure about this. If the price is still competitive I'd probably continue down the rabbit hole of ordering too many. But, I wanted on the sprue plastics from the get go.

   
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So did we @howie. That will depend from the backers though.


   
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Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

That's the first model I'm not impressed by - the rivets on the wheels are odd (not sure if it's the pattern, density, or what...) and the model overall just seems a bit undetailed for the size. Not to mention having lots of alternatives on the market.

The gunner though, looks great imo
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

In general the wheel looks pretty spot on compared to this (ignoring the anti-mud shoes)



except for the rivets on the inside of the wheel that would make it a pain to cast (and the hub)

Edit: I love the damage on this wheel, whether it's just rusted through in places or has been damaged by shell splinters, grenades or small arms fire it adds character and shows the whole thing is hollow



I might have preferred a wooden wheel, which looks a bit more detailed but given that these are SF soldiers the metal one seems a better choice

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Good find there Orlando - looks like they went for a 'realistic look' for a SF weapon, which is why some people are probably thrown off!
   
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Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

They carry futuristic lasrifles, but for the really big guns they ship across the galaxy, they choose a model that was obsolete before the laser was even invented?


   
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Yes, because 40K, yeah?

And those las-rifles don't look all that 'futuristic' either.

It 'fits' with the aesthetic they're going for, presumably...

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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
They carry futuristic lasrifles, but for the really big guns they ship across the galaxy, they choose a model that was obsolete before the laser was even invented?



Easy to produce and maintain on any world with metal smithing?

The old idea that a horse and an abacus will be a lot more useful than a car and a computer on a colony world.

 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

My SF soldiers will fire 'energy bolts' large enough and slow moving enough to look good on screen,

This will fire one about the size of a wastebin, and you'd better hope you're not there when it arrives

 
   
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SoCal

Eh. I don’t find paying more for a standard artillery piece all that enticing. They could at least have given it a las-visor for the barrel and some vents.

   
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Well a good part of making a WWI inspired army is to actually have it inspired by the real wargear
To be honest the low tech solutions are quite common throughout the Imperium and particularly those are shown on the Death Korps of Krieg from FW. The looks won't attract everyone, but obviously some of the fans of the aesthetic would be expecting something like this, which quite frankly is rather close to the DKoK artillery as well.

For example, it would fit their inspiration to have something like a horse (or more than one, poor guy) pulling that artillery piece through the battlefield, rather than a vehicle. It is as believable as using horses for the rough/death riders or the whole tactic of making sure the enemy spends all of their ammunition on your soldiers, so that the next wave actually captures the objective
   
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I think the wheels of the artillery piece would look a lot more high-tech and obviously made of metal if the corners of the triangles formed by the spokes were much more rounded. The ones in the picture Orlando posted look like they are slightly rounder than the model, but I'd push it even further so it is more obvious on the tabletop. Sharp corners on square section spokes make me think they are blocks of wood. A thin trough running along the length of each spoke might help too and would make sense if they are made of fairly thin sheet metal, acting to stiffen them.

   
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Myrtle Creek, OR

I dunno about that gunner model though. He’s pointing off frame to the viewer’s left while the gun is clearly pointing upwards.
   
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SoCal

He.’s saying, “Keep that guy away from my rations!*”


*His rations are hidden in the cannon.

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Incorporating Wet-Blending





Wales: Where the Men are Men and the sheep are Scared.

I don't why but there is just something about the proportions or sculpting that make me not love them. I like this kind of overall aesthetic though so maybe they will grow on me.



 
   
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Philadelphia PA

 carlos13th wrote:
I don't why but there is just something about the proportions or sculpting that make me not love them. I like this kind of overall aesthetic though so maybe they will grow on me.


IMO it's the sharp creases in the clothing, it makes it seem like the person underneath must be rail thin.
   
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SoCal

I thought they were all wet.

   
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The link for the pre-launch is now active

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shieldwolf/imperium-immortalis

Thank you.

   
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Boosting Ultramarine Biker




Hamburg

I really have to comment on the rising horse you are planning...

That is not the correct posture for a rider when your horse is rising. The riders legs should remain in about the same position as when riding normally (so far more to the front near the saddle straps) whereas the upper body shoud remain where it is currently (which in turn means that the upper body is bended forward)...

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Shadeglass Maze

Project is live!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shieldwolf/imperium-immortalis
   
 
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