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For those interested, we will be launching a Kickstarter starting January 12th, 2021. We are aiming to create molds for Satyr infantry and Scythian infantry. With support, we would like to take the Scythian sprue and expand it to a 6x9 sprue to fit in Scythian horses.

Those who have been following us at "Faun Models" on Facebook have also been treated to some early work on Amazons. With Tim Barry as lead sculptor, we would set out to expand the Scythians even more by introducing Amazons into the mix (though this is my high end goal).

If interested, feel free to follow us at our kickstarter profile, and it will give you notifications of launch.

Models are 28mm, but on the side of 32mm for reference.




https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/rgdgaming
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WIP Scythians, Courtesy of Hamster Cage Studios
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That image reminds me of something I will need to mold and attach to the Satyrs...

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SoCal

The Satyrs I’m ambivalent towards, but those Amazons and Scythians are right in my wheelhouse. Will they be compatible with WGA historicals or closer to your fauns in scale and proportions?

That leftmost head in the headshot really speaks to me.

   
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Earlobe deep in doo doo

Will admit I'm after a regiment or so of decent Hoplite Amazons for my Greeks.

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
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2017 Model Count-71
 
   
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
The Satyrs I’m ambivalent towards, but those Amazons and Scythians are right in my wheelhouse. Will they be compatible with WGA historicals or closer to your fauns in scale and proportions?

That leftmost head in the headshot really speaks to me.


Closer to a 28mm human (32mm or so), and Tim made them in a general enough size that kit-bashing should be fine. The fauns were designed in a stylistic sense (slimmer body). Satyrs are designed with a bigger body, closer to a heroic feel, a big counterpart to the Fauns.



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hey! i wanted to give an input: the chain mail pattern should be rotated 90 degrees, i see taht many sculptors fail in this.

Rings pattern is horizontal like this:

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It is not the same, since vertically, the mail is rigid and doesnt allow expansion (as if it was a elastic)





the rest is just cool! good luck with the project!!

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 PeculiarCompanions wrote:
hey! i wanted to give an input: the chain mail pattern should be rotated 90 degrees, i see taht many sculptors fail in this.

Rings pattern is horizontal like this:

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It is not the same, since vertically, the mail is rigid and doesnt allow expansion (as if it was a elastic)





the rest is just cool! good luck with the project!!


Thank you, ill pass it along.
   
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Progress on scythian horse
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And together!
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rgdgaming/28mm-hard-plastic-satyrs-and-scythians


Prelaunch notified link above.

Short goal is to create Satyrs and Scythians, long term goal is to make Scythian horsemen and Amazons, Ala Tim Barry. Should be fun.
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SoCal

I prefer the look of the armored, skirted Scythian in your earlier posts. If these are all part of the same sprue, what is the ratio of armored skirts to leggings?

   
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Up in the air until I know we can squeeze a 6x9 out of the sprue in place of a 4x6. In likelihood we will have more pant combinations. Aiming to build 32 models out of it. If Amazons, sensible proportioning of skirts and pants.

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I would either bump up the size of the heads slightly or bump down the size of the hands. The current scythian head is more truescale while the hands are a bit more exaggerated like most wargaming kits.
   
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Yeah there is something slightly uncanny valley about the Scythians

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
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Honest mistake on the heads, I mixed the 28 and 32 versions of the heads
   
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SoCal

Wait. What scale will these end up being?

   
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Wait. What scale will these end up being?


Aim was for 32 to give it more of an impression. 28 made amazons too dainty. So syncing up the models.
   
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rgdgaming wrote:
 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Wait. What scale will these end up being?


Aim was for 32 to give it more of an impression. 28 made amazons too dainty. So syncing up the models.


I think aiming for 32mm will be a good move, and will make them useful for fantasy conversions.
   
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Tried true 28mm at first, didn't look right. So the 32mm bump made for the better move.

I only remarked on that head because I intermixed the heads from the 28 and 32 from the prints. Downside, head is small in that pic, upside, the rest of it is fairly solid.

So taking the commentary from others, and pow wowing with Tim, we are tweaking the chain to scale plates, cleaning up the chain on the pants etc.

Heads will be fine on release. We would do a final check with files all in place.
   
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SoCal

I prefer scale to chain, so this is good news to me.

   
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Some tweaks to texture
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Hmm I'd aim to scale them to match with Victrix, Wargames Atlantic and Warlord Games historicals myself. Equally proper internal proportions are far more important. My hope with the Amazons is to be able to add hem to my Victrix hoplite blocks without anybody noticing on first glance.

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
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Not sure about Victrix, but we should have a close height to the Warlord and WGA models. They are 32mm, so I would think about the base you put them on if that last few mms makes the world of difference to you. The cool thing is that they should be of a good kitbashing opportunity. Amazons were puny with a true scale 28mm.

On that note, took this week to refine the chain, we added scale plate to a chest,and created side arms. Texture looks phenomenal. Tim based another shield from one he partaked in from MA. Follows in line with the styles of weapons that might have been used.

If only the Scythians had written records
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SoCal

Is the chain detail deep enough to show up on a primed mini? Hope it makes the historical gamers happy, anyway.

The weapons look great to me.

   
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it will work well
   
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Central Cimmeria

I feel that torso with the mail needs to be a bit wider or puff out at the bottom of the intention in that the chain mail is tucked into his belt or pants.

Let me know if my critiques aren't welcome and I'll stop them immediately, but I figure now is the time to make changes and suggestions.
   
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no issue. At the time of the sculpt, the issue was focusing on the revision of the chain. I saw that too, no worries!
   
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Those Satyrs have character and are well fed. Nicely done.

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 Shrapnelsmile wrote:
Those Satyrs have character and are well fed. Nicely done.


Kudos to Emel for that. They were his original sculpts when we were just getting into the mold production stage for the fauns. Was demanded a lot, so, here we are!
   
 
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