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Made in ca
Fresh-Faced New User




Toronto

Hello All!,

We at Hardsix Gaming have been working toward bringing our fantasy skirmish game Kingdom & Empire to life for the past two years. Since starting the project we knew we wanted to release super detailed models in resin that could offer a measure of poseability while retaining what we believe to be the superior detail of resin. We also wanted to create a game that made use of scale to truly represent the size and scope of our world. Today we are excited to announce that we have placed our first model up for sale. The Missionary MKII praetorian was the first large scale model we designed and we always knew we would be releasing it before going to Kickstarter. The models are created and designed by our team and then hand cast in resin in house to ensure quality.

The Missionary MKII is 7.7cm (3.03 inches) tall which means in setting scale it is 12 feet tall. In setting, Praetorian's are giant magical suits of armor that are worn (piloted) by warriors trained to use them to enhance their strength. These suits operate as an extension of the wearer's body and in setting have become a major force on the battlefield. The Kingdom of Celesia produces the Missionary using them as their main battlefield Praetorian and they can be found in all three of the Kingdom's Military orders as well as in garrison forces throughout the Kingdom. More information can be found in the setting section of our website. https://hardsixgaming.com/the-setting/

Here are some pictures of the Missionary and what comes in the box:







Supplies of this model are limited pre-kickstarter. The first Missionary Praetorians will be sold with a Missionary MKI card allowing them to be fielded as the older MKI Praetorian. These cards will not be released again and it is our hope that they will allow players of our game to make use of the model in a different way then the MKII which will be released to the public during our Kickstarter. We look forward to hearing your thoughts regarding the miniature and our game as we embark on this new and exciting chapter.

Cheers
Hardsix Gaming

We will be monitoring the thread directly if anyone has any questions or feedback. We are super excited to launch this first chapter in our companies history and we thank you for your time and interest.

Cheers!
The Hardsix Gaming Team

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2019/08/12 21:03:48


 
   
Made in us
Using Object Source Lighting





Portland

I don't want to be a naysayer, but... I feel like I've gotta say nay. The paint job really isn't selling your model very well. There are a lot of errors in it, and it looks like something happened with the varnish. You've got typos etc., which aren't helping with your public presentation, but lots of people aren't as picky as I am. I think that it would behoove you to find someone to paint that guy for a better presentation, though, since minis gamers are pretty attuned to that sort of thing and I expect it will hurt your sales.


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Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka




UK

I have to agree with Spiral above - I'd really say get some photos of the model in its raw state without any paint and then pay a pro to paint it up to a high tabletop standard for the photos. You've actually got decent photos, but you've got a very basic paint display there and that really harms the quality of the model you are trying to sell; esp as its a 3inch tall model and has a fairly simplistic style* and thus should be very easy to paint up and look good.



*You've got very good detail on the armour; by simplistic I purely mean that its not dotted with tiny tiny details and markings and such.

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Made in us
Awesome Autarch






Yep, gotta agree.

If you're selling a product it needs to be seen in all its glory - either blank, or painted professionally. With a sub-par paintjob (and it's a completely fine tabletop level paintjob) I can't see what I'm getting. I can't see how crisp the cast is, I can't see if there are casting errors, etc.

Another common technique (if it's metal) is to keep it metal, assemble it, and apply a simple black wash which highlights the actual details of the mini.

PS: For what it's worth, it looks like a nice design. I get a very strong anime-knight feel from it.

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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






I don't mean to sound like I'm adding fuel to a fire but I hope you can take some constructive criticism. The proportions seem off on the miniature. Some of it may be due to artistic license in sculpting but they seem to be drastically different within the same limb. The lower portions of the limbs (forearm and calf for example) seem radically smaller than the upper halves. Unless you're specficially going for that type of lopsided style (kind of the opposite of the giant hamfist space marines of days past), I'd consider possibly adjusting that.

   
Made in ca
Fresh-Faced New User




Toronto

Hello All!

Firstly let me say thank you for the feedback. We're a small team and this was the reason we decided to go with a small release to start and iron out all the kinks.

That being said we will 100% be adjusting the OP and the website listing as soon as we can take some pictures of the Raw Resin model. We actually discussed this point and opted to go with the table top painted version we will be using for our upcoming YouTube videos. But we understand that it may be best to go with the Raw model and are happy to provide those images because it will show the detail we were aiming for in the model.

As for providing studio painted models that's something we'll have to investigate and if may take a little more time before we can provide those.

As for the simplistic design this was done on purpose as we want to avoid detail for details sake on our models. The goal is to have them be easily recognizable for what they are from a distance and we find avoiding an exaggeration of small details helps with that.

Glad we got the quality of the pics right at least. Please feel free to provide more feedback as we intend to keep this thread going with all our company updates.

Again. Thanks for taking the time to comment it's the only way we can learn and improve!

Cheers
G
   
Made in ca
Fresh-Faced New User




Toronto

Hello All

As per the feedback above we have adjusted the OP with raw pictures of the miniature assembled after trimming. No paint is on these models. I hope these pictures showcase the detail of the model in a better light then the table top pictures did. It will be a little while longer while we consult with studios for painting up our two starter sets but stay tuned for those as well.

Looking forward to more feedback from the boards!

Thanks
Hardsix Gaming
   
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[DCM]
Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

Looks a lot better (and nicely cast)

 
   
Made in us
Using Object Source Lighting





Portland

Much better. The pose is a bit stiff, but yeah, looks like very clean detail/cast.


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