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Hello everyone,


Big word on our project. After looking over the parts for the faun project, we had two immediate options available, PVC and ABS. To get to the next level for HIPS injection, we enlisted Tim Barry to help us modify the faun parts for undercuts . Below are some renders of him modifying it, and some examples of what else we've been prototyping. Ill have more to come.

At the moment we are readying pewter casts of our faun shamans for painting, preparing a render for a set of satyrs (and accessories for the crotch area), preparing the centaur horse body for injection molding (with help from Tim Barry), painting up models for showcasing, prototyping part combinations, and troubleshooting undercuts for the mold.

We expect to be finished with the modifications for the fauns in the coming weeks, and the down payment for the mold has already been made. Once the layout is complete from Tim, molding should take about a month.

Due to budget constraints, we had to condense the 6 frames into a series of 3 frames over 3 molds, so a combination of male and female parts are involved. Plus side, we were able to save most of our weapons, and special weapons will likely double. Hunters, spearmen, and tribal warriors are all possible now.

Frontline Gaming has also offered to take pictures on our behalf.

This project has been a glorious confederation project, and I hope to see you there.


Slated to release summer 2018


Our Facebook page for the project

https://www.facebook.com/faunmodels/

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The red guy needs to see a doctor and not eat all the blue pills . When did that get shown in the previews?

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 Theophony wrote:
The red guy needs to see a doctor and not eat all the blue pills . When did that get shown in the previews?




This would be the first time posted here. Some folks wanted to see a satyr version just like we did fauns. We decided to focus on the horse inspired version to give it a different look. We had a victrix sculptor play with this one. Stretch goal is designed to make them in plastic, or at minimum pewter. We've been in overdrive mode getting some projects together while waiting on corrections for the mold. Interesting stuff so far.

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Podcast on the project


http://www.ohiohammer.com/counter-chargeccx/2018/252
   
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Love the animalistic nudity of that horse Beastman, not sold on it's head design though.

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We also included a non wang version as well. Anything in particular stygian? This one now has an attachable accessory you can glue on to the crotch.
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 StygianBeach wrote:
Love the animalistic nudity of that horse Beastman, not sold on it's head design though.


If it's a traditional Satyr then it's going to be a goat based rather than horse based head,

that might change your view of it?

 
   
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 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
 StygianBeach wrote:
Love the animalistic nudity of that horse Beastman, not sold on it's head design though.


If it's a traditional Satyr then it's going to be a goat based rather than horse based head,

that might change your view of it?




Also depicted as a horse/man. We have fauns that resemble goats, why not satyrs that resemble horses. Both were important symbols. Romans and Greeks kind of intermingled the ideas, but the resounding idea were very sexual in nature. Horses, even more so.

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That horse figure seems a little confused, with that wang it's much more bull than horse, and the head's a mishmash. The only thing that really says horse are the hooves - on that note the hooves look weird, the sculpts look like straight cylinders while horse hooves are sloped.

The limbs and body are great though, I really love the bestial feel to it, better than every model having outrageous ripped physiques.
   
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inflatablefriend wrote:
That horse figure seems a little confused, with that wang it's much more bull than horse, and the head's a mishmash. The only thing that really says horse are the hooves - on that note the hooves look weird, the sculpts look like straight cylinders while horse hooves are sloped.

The limbs and body are great though, I really love the bestial feel to it, better than every model having outrageous ripped physiques.



More people considered it a wang, then the intention for more of a gourd/covering. I agree it does look more of a mishmash, and the hooves were likely sculpted for a nice round smooth surface for injection molding. That said, since its a WIP, I can always adapt it and have it improved over time. I do thank you for the suggestions.
   
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I really like the mishmash look, its a lot more unique than the rather humdrum efforts that have on occasion been put out.
RGD, as you have resin casts already made any chance of some pics of those cleaned up, assembled and maybe painted?

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 ingtaer wrote:
I really like the mishmash look, its a lot more unique than the rather humdrum efforts that have on occasion been put out.
RGD, as you have resin casts already made any chance of some pics of those cleaned up, assembled and maybe painted?



Our painter is in the middle of that as I speak. I asked him build a counter opposing force of spartans to match up against the fauns, and combinations of faun shamans, and faun parts on centaur horse bodies. And he should have the faun shamans in standing version in the coming weeks.

Been meaning to get those to Frontline Gaming when they are painted up. They were going to take some better photos for the project.

Here is an example of the Minotaur, and one of a pewter variant of the faun.

Once I have them all, I want to show those babies off.
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rgdgaming wrote:
We also included a non wang version as well. Anything in particular stygian? This one now has an attachable accessory you can glue on to the crotch.


Wait, do you realize what this means? Magnetized Wangs! This changes everything! Now my army can be suitable for both the Art Museum AND the teenage game shop!

In all seriousness, that is pretty cool, and I like some mishmash. I'll certainly be in on this.
   
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Ah, I did wonder if it was a gourd type thing but when you said wang I went with that. Hadn't seen the FB image which makes it clearer!

I know I'm really picky, especially horse stuff (odd career choices still haunt me), but it's all looking good. I was disappointed when the first KS didn't work out so looking forward to the second one, just hope I've got enough monies to throw at you when it launches!
   
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 kestral wrote:
rgdgaming wrote:
We also included a non wang version as well. Anything in particular stygian? This one now has an attachable accessory you can glue on to the crotch.


Wait, do you realize what this means? Magnetized Wangs! This changes everything! Now my army can be suitable for both the Art Museum AND the teenage game shop!

In all seriousness, that is pretty cool, and I like some mishmash. I'll certainly be in on this.



You certainly can, it would be a cool party trick! And thank you, we wont launch until we have the plastic sprue and painted job to show.


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inflatablefriend wrote:
Ah, I did wonder if it was a gourd type thing but when you said wang I went with that. Hadn't seen the FB image which makes it clearer!

I know I'm really picky, especially horse stuff (odd career choices still haunt me), but it's all looking good. I was disappointed when the first KS didn't work out so looking forward to the second one, just hope I've got enough monies to throw at you when it launches!



That's ok. And we just decided to make it mostly done by the time the starter arrives. Minotaur, Faun Shamans, sculpts for the centaur bodies, sculpts for the satyrs and the actual mold for the fauns. Stretch goals: extra parts, bodies, banner, injection molded horse bodies, minotaur brutes, chimera, eagles, tribal chief, and the Satyr.

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Updates on prototypes
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 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
 StygianBeach wrote:
Love the animalistic nudity of that horse Beastman, not sold on it's head design though.


If it's a traditional Satyr then it's going to be a goat based rather than horse based head,

that might change your view of it?


I think it is mainly the horns that I do not like, maybe a Horse head with Ram horns would be more to my tastes?

Otherwise, I just love that the Beastman looks so bestial, and the Wang gives the model such an aggressive presence. It makes me think of the Ancient Greek Corinthian helmet, there is a implicit threat being made which I do not feel like typing.

I have some nude Celts, and I could imagine seeing this Beastman would have them reaching for their pants (ideally I would prefer the wang was a little bit shorter, but it is not a problem as it is).

"What do you want?"
"I'd like to live just long enough to be there when they cut off your head and stick it on a pike as a warning to the next ten generations that some favors come with too high a price. I'd look up at your lifeless eyes and wave like this. Can you and your associates arrange it for me, Mr. Morden?"
Morden and Vir, In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum 
   
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 StygianBeach wrote:
 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
 StygianBeach wrote:
Love the animalistic nudity of that horse Beastman, not sold on it's head design though.


If it's a traditional Satyr then it's going to be a goat based rather than horse based head,

that might change your view of it?


I think it is mainly the horns that I do not like, maybe a Horse head with Ram horns would be more to my tastes?

Otherwise, I just love that the Beastman looks so bestial, and the Wang gives the model such an aggressive presence. It makes me think of the Ancient Greek Corinthian helmet, there is a implicit threat being made which I do not feel like typing.

I have some nude Celts, and I could imagine seeing this Beastman would have them reaching for their pants (ideally I would prefer the wang was a little bit shorter, but it is not a problem as it is).



Coincidentally, the same sculptor for victrix's latest naked fanatics also is doing this one as well.
   
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Update on satyr version 2
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Modified parts from the original faun pack. Should theoretically come out the same on the sprue as imaged.
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Shield bashing variant added to the satyr line
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Opponent mock up for fauns appear to be done, 40 brave spartans at that. Centaurs are to be painted next.
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Updates on the painting table and rendered parts from Tim Barry
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I like them, I think. The photos are a bit small to really form an opinion.

The scale looks small too, unless they are on extra large bases. Do you have any plans to post comparison photos with other minis?

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 Huginn wrote:
I like them, I think. The photos are a bit small to really form an opinion.

The scale looks small too, unless they are on extra large bases. Do you have any plans to post comparison photos with other minis?



Ill have some better photos soon, just wanted to share what I got. I can get some comparisons when the time comes. Part of the reason why I had another company's models painted up as well to stack them up against the other.


Fauns are on individual size bases, while the centaurs are on 25x50mm bases. Horses are 25mm, the torso/head adds another 17-18mms

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I like em, one question though.

Will the Centaur legs stay that size?

"What do you want?"
"I'd like to live just long enough to be there when they cut off your head and stick it on a pike as a warning to the next ten generations that some favors come with too high a price. I'd look up at your lifeless eyes and wave like this. Can you and your associates arrange it for me, Mr. Morden?"
Morden and Vir, In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum 
   
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 StygianBeach wrote:
I like em, one question though.

Will the Centaur legs stay that size?





What did you want to see? Im going to base that on what I see in person assembled, and scale appropriately.


The standing shamans are at 32mm, bottom to top (male shaman horns a tad higher), if it helps. The model height of the horse and torso plus head push it to the 40mm range.

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rgdgaming wrote:
 StygianBeach wrote:
I like em, one question though.

Will the Centaur legs stay that size?


What did you want to see? Im going to base that on what I see in person assembled, and scale appropriately.


The standing shamans are at 32mm, bottom to top (male shaman horns a tad higher), if it helps. The model height of the horse and torso plus head push it to the 40mm range.


The Centaur Legs look good, but a maybe they could be a bit thin. The thing is I cannot tell if they are too thin for easy gaming and modelling or not.

Wargames Factory made some mounted Samurai, and the horses for that kit have horribly thin spaghetti legs. This makes them difficult to work with, I hate those Horses.

Otherwise I like how some Horses have their legs molded to a base for added stability. Not everyone likes this though.

"What do you want?"
"I'd like to live just long enough to be there when they cut off your head and stick it on a pike as a warning to the next ten generations that some favors come with too high a price. I'd look up at your lifeless eyes and wave like this. Can you and your associates arrange it for me, Mr. Morden?"
Morden and Vir, In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum 
   
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It was a thought to put a base on the bottom, like other companies. Which is fine for stability, and can work well. The legs should be thick enough for easier placement on the tray it is served on. We just removed the extra step of cutting or covering that base. Without or without bases can be used to great effect. Some pinning techniques work well though.

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