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Anvil Industry presents AFTERLIFE, a project to create a new narrative driven war gaming experience.

Update November 2015 - The full range of AFTERLIFE miniatures are now available to purchase in our ONLINE STORE
















[size=16]KICKSTARTER PROJECT LINK - FUNDED



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They promised that the Articles of Unity meant a golden age of progress for humanity. With a single global government and military, violence and conflict would be forgotten, prosperity assured for all.

Those promises were broken.

Now Earth is a battlefield. What will you fight for?

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Over a number of separate volumes, we will tell the story of a near-future Earth torn apart by civil war after the collapse of the social order imposed by the Unity Council.

Earth burns as sprawling Mega Cities built for a world of prosperity become brutal war zones and the Unity Council’s authority crumbles away. Dozens of corporations, emergent governments and resistance movements form loose factions and alliances in battles for control of Earth’s resources and technology.

What is planned for AFTERLIFE

New range of high quality 28mm scale Science Fiction miniatures.
Exciting and innovative rules set designed for high speed tactical play.
Immersive narrative background story with stories , graphic elements and artwork.
Missions and scenarios which allow players to recreate the ongoing story on the tabletop.
Each new Volume of AFTERLIFE will expand on previously released Volumes, adding new miniatures and rules options, and continuing the narrative to its eventual dramatic conclusion.



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If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about the AFTERLIFE Volumes please get in touch on our facebook page, or you can email us directly - info@anvilindustry.co.uk

Thanks for taking the time to read this. We are very excited to launch AFTERLIFE, and we hope you will play your part in the war that will determine the fate of the planet!


Joel Pitt,(Anvils Hammer)

Anvil Industry Ltd

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102nd Expeditionary Fleet

Interesting, will you later on also add fully armoured arms?

Be ash and cinder forevermore!

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Southend, Essex

Nice one, look forward to more from you!

 
   
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Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

I like this:



That head looks great with the crest.

Interested in seeing what shows up in the 'terrain' section.

   
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102nd Expeditionary Fleet

Ooh, just found the "make your own angry space roman" page. Will most certainly make use of this if you ever do fully armoured arms.

Be ash and cinder forevermore!

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Melbourne .au

Do you also have unpainted pics of the sculpts? It's hard to see what the sculpted detail is like as the paint makes them look a bit rough when blown up to large size.

   
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Never Forget Isstvan!





The Netherlands

Quite nice! Expand on it, add more factions, background and what not. I think it has a lot of potential!

Bits Blitz - the place to be for all your bits needs!

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Ipswich, Australia

I have bought some shoulder pads from Anvil Industries through eBay- very good product indeed!

The casting is clean and crisp, and the resin is a good "consistency" (if that's the right word...) Also, he threw in some free pads as samplers!

Overall, I was very impressed on all accounts.

Padre^.

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"Its terrible the way that conversion kit is causing him to buy 2 GW kits... " - Mad4Minis
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Hey Guys, thanks for the feedback!! much appreciated.

I certainly plan to expand the range as quickly as possible. the goal is to release one new product or group of products every two weeks.

@Brook M, At the moment Im doing the roman/spartan/greek thing. The medieval/quest/babarian set is coming up at some point in the future, which will include fully armoured medieval arms.

@H.B.M.C, If you like that you might like the next release, Spartan warrior kit

@scipio, I dont currently have any but next time I do a photo session I will get unpainted pictures of all the parts and upload them to the product pages.

@ Padre, thanks! glad you like the pads

Anvil hammer

   
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Chicago

Regardless of what some may say, I believe we can never have too many bits companies, look forward to see what you guys put out


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All over the Galaxy ;D

Wow -- this is pretty hot parts you guys got.


The best darn wargaming discounts in the galaxy! 
   
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Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws





terra

I've just had a good look at the site and to be honest i'm pretty impressed,the pricing seems fair imo too.


 
   
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SEE I knew about ainvil industries before it was cool ¬.¬

where was the fur cloaks i was promised!

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The Imperium of Man is able to traverse the Warp with difficulty when their Emperor concentrates from his golden life support machine and lights the way. Unfortunately, because the Emperor has the attention span of the average 5-year-old Pokemon fanboy, this means that many an unfortunate Imperial ship has had the WTF WHERE'D THE LIGHTS GO experience, which in the Warp is invariably fatal.  
   
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Texas

Gun Gladius? I never thought of the day I would hear that word

Pretty neat stuff

 
   
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Satyxis Raider



Australia

I browsed through products on offer last night and I must say I really like what’s
on offer. I especially like the custom steam lord page.

I was really tempted last night to order a 10 man squad of custom steam lords. What didn’t seal the deal for me was a lack of weapon options. As soon as more weapon options are released (including the fully armoured arms), I’ll order a 20 man squad.

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I don't see the appeal I'm afraid. There are one or two nice pieces, but I find the overall sculpting quality quite lacking and hamhanded.


 
   
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Hey,

Thanks all for your feedback and comments.

@ketara, The quality of my sculpts is improving with every new release, If there is anything specific you noticed that put you off I'd welcome some more detailed feedback. Its detailed criticism that allows me to identify mistakes/problems I wouldnt other wise spot, in the past Ive chucked away entire production mold blocks and started from scratch based on customer comments. Its a vital way for me to improve my offering and constantly up the quality of parts I release.

@sgt.Roadkill.

Your fur cloaks are sitting on my desk right now.. not finnished by any means, but on the way!!!

@Candy man. Thanks! I plan on rapidly expanding the number of weapon options and parts options, as fast as I can sculpt and cast them!

To give you an idea, my next release is a spartan set which will include the aformentioned fur cloaks, round shields, and a "glaive" style weapon with optional Machine gun attachement.

The "medieval" set which will include medieval arms, legs, weapon options, a new backpack etc etc, is due at some point, hopefully before christmas.

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More generally, In response to customer comments so far about my pricing. I've decided to lower the price on the custom steam lords to make them more affordable.

At the moment Ive costed them with tiered quantity discounts.

I welcome feedback on this proposed "flat" price plan-

£2.90 per Steam Lord, not including base,
£3.40 per steam Lord, including your choice of Anvil Industry Scenic base.

Thanks!!

Joel Pitt



   
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Severn, MD

Could we get a side by side scale comparison to some other well know Sci Fi armored troopers of the GW persuasion? I think alot of your pads look pretty cool. Are they hollow so they fit on the shoulder with no modification? I was disappointed with my last Shouldguard purchase.

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






Over there...

Some of the bits are a little rough, but there's some gems scattered through. It's definitely a nice start.

   
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Leicester uk

Still make the studded pads, that you used to sell on ebay?
   
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Canada,Prince Edward Island

A very promising start! I will be keeping an eye out for new stuff...

   
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Cheers guys!!

@Fosner, Yes I will sort that out at some point, a scale comparison with some other popular sci-fi figures, you are not the first to ask! For now, a steam lord is approx 33-35mm high from bottom of foot to top of head, not including crest, so that should give you an idea

All my pads are hollow and fit over an arm no problem, Do you mean you have purchased pads from me previously and were dissapointed? if so please PM me the order details and I will sort out replacement product for you asap.

@insaniak, If you see anything specific you think needs working on please let me know, that way Im aware of any issues when I remake molds/design similar products. More generally, I am committed to continuously improving the quality of my parts.

@Johnstewart. No, I've withdrawn that product as I was no longer happy with the quality of the parts, a similar stud reinforced pad may be released at some point, probably a varient of my "medieval pauldron" product.

@commander Cain, I hope new product will be out soon! Im working as fast as I can. Im a one man operation and there are only so many hours in the day so bear with me!!

Joel Pitt


   
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Australia

@Anvil Hammer
Thanks for your reply. Look forward to seeing the other stuff when it is released.

In regards to price, I dig the lower base price. Are there any plans to still offer discounts for higher quantities?

I regards to feedback on your sculpts (based on the pictures I’ve seen), I say the only thing that really needs work are the leg bits. They seem a little stubby and a little too bulky for the torso thus making them a tiny bit out of proportion with the rest of the model. I’d recommend making the future legs pieces a little less bulky.

Also can you provide the dimensions for your custom bases? How well would they match up against a 25mm GW base?

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Your hate has made you powerful. Now take your Privateer Press tape measure and strike me down with all your hatred and your journey to the dark side will be complete!!!


 
   
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candy.man wrote:@Anvil Hammer

Are there any plans to still offer discounts for higher quantities?

I say the only thing that really needs work are the leg bits.

Also can you provide the dimensions for your custom bases?


hey,

Thanks a lot for your feedback!

About the price, I wasnt really sure what to charge, based on online comments, a lot of people expect miniatures from smaller companies to be substantially cheaper than those from larger companies.

What I have done is sit down and work through all the numbers, caculating the wage I pay my caster, my exact per model material costs, time spent packing, as well as a reasonable "profit" to pay for the time spent making the masters/molds and allow for investment in future products.

The resulting number that comes out is my new pricing structure- £2.90 for a basic custom miniature, with the option to add a scenic base and other accessory parts at discounted rates.

This means I cannot offer any quantity discounts, the price is now "flat rate", as I am already charging the lowest price I can which makes it worth my while to continue producing new products.

It is my hope that customers will prefer this new, straightforward pricing structure. Unlike certain larger companies, I always intend to be fully open about my pricing and really listen to feedback, hence this early change.

Regarding the leg components. I actually made them thicker! The first parts I made looked ridiculously "spindly". As these miniatures are humans augmented with a lot of bionics, implants, metal graftings etc I felt it was appropriate to have the legs the way they are. I have learned a lot from making this leg set and the next leg set should be relatively better as a result!

The custom scenic bases supplied are my "top secret-soon to be unleashed on the wargaming world" base range which Ive been developing for a while. More info coming soon!

They are 25mm, 40mm and 60mm, They were not sculpted on GW bases, but they are within 0.5mm of the GW diameter.

Thanks again,

Joel Pitt




   
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Australia

@Anvil Hammer
Thanks for your reply. Good to here some breakdown on pricing.

Regards to the legs, I like bulky legs too and I also reckon spindly legs would look out of place. The Ankle areas of the legs seem to be only the part that is out of place. I reckon if the ankle areas were a couple of millimetres thinner, it would make the piece a lot more complete.

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Collecting Privateer Press due to the current state of GW

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Your hate has made you powerful. Now take your Privateer Press tape measure and strike me down with all your hatred and your journey to the dark side will be complete!!!


 
   
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South Carolina (upstate) USA

These are awesome...I may have to pick some up sometime.

Whats my game?
Warmachine (Cygnar)
10/15mm mecha
Song of Blades & Heroes
Blackwater Gulch
X wing
Open to other games too






 
   
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Severn, MD

No, they were from Micro Arts Studios. I just wanted to make sure before I made the same mistake twice.
   
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hey Guys,

Here are some WIP photos of parts due to be released next week some time.





Barbarian cloaks

Spartan Shield (18mm across)

Warglaive (40mm long)

Glaive Gun

The Glaive gun is actually a separate component.
It can be mounted as shown on top of the glaive, on top of another weapon, on a miniatures wrist, or anywhere else you can think of!

The next project is a range of scenic bases.

Then I've got some heavy weapons that have been sitting unreleased on my desk for a while,

Then its on with the medieval/crusader stuff including armoured arms, new leg bits, new weapons, backpack etc etc.

Cheers,

AH

   
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Severn, MD

I got in those legs I ordered from you the other day. I like them. Unfortunately, they will not work with the idea I wanted them for though. They are a little thinner than GW Legs. I was putting the Iron Warrior torso on them, and the Iron Warrior torsos are a little bigger than normal torsos. Long story short, bigger torso, smaller legs, just did not look right. I will have to save them for another project.

Is there any more dynamic poses for the legs that are in the works?

Oh, the shoulders I got, the Medieval ones, are just awesome. Very clean crisp resin, no cutting needs, just a quick clean, little glue, and right on to the model.

For the gun glaives, A little detail on the blades would make them look less eh and bring them to awesome. Maybe a little more decorative pommel too?
   
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Cheers for the feedback! Glad you like the pads.

Fosner1703 wrote:

Is there any more dynamic poses for the legs that are in the works?



Yes, a set of 4 "running" praetorian legs, and also a medieval style leg set- both static and "running"


The blades I choose to keep quite simple looking, "spartan" you could say :p Im not sure what I could add to them that would have universal appeal, and I want my bits to have as wide a target market as possible.. more sales=justification for more products!

I will be doing some highly ornate/decorative two handed weapons in the future - probably a blinged up version of all the weapons Ive made up to that point.

Cheers

AH

   
 
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