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  • #118807
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
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    Yesterday I sent my notes off to the sculptor for 6 Simurgh Civilian models.
    Trying to make desert fantasy civilians that don’t resemble historical miniatures.

    Fingers crossed.

    #118808
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Always good to have cross-over figures.

    #118810

    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    Exciting news!

    #118811
    Thorsten Frank
    Thorsten Frank
    Participant

    Thumps up!

    "In strange grammar this one writes" - Master Yoda

    #119100
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Now on the site!

    😀

    #119101
    Rhoderic
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    Ooh, that’s very affordable! I’ll probably get multiple sets, and do some low-effort conversions so none of the pieces are identical.

    Come to think of it, I’ll want one bunch of those walls to paint in a light, warm colour for arid climates, and another to paint in a darker, colder colour for Frostgrave-type stuff (it helps that they’re supremely multi-scale). Perhaps even a third bunch of walls that will have jungly vegetation on them.

    #119106
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Ooh, that’s very affordable! I’ll probably get multiple sets, and do some low-effort conversions so none of the pieces are identical.

    Cheers, yes, now I have them on the website I intend to stick those on bases with piles of sand, broken vases etc and make say 3 or 4 bases of scatter.

    #119611
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    I think I mentioned this before, but can’t recall…

    Any interest in some road sections for Simurgh and the like?

    Thinking something like this:

    I could also do town squares, courtyards etc.

    #119618

    Thomaston
    Participant

    Don’t tell me you made the little bricks on the sides?

    Tired is enough.

    #119626
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Don’t tell me you made the little bricks on the sides?

    No way Jose, bought a bag of 2000 of them.

    #119628
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    LOL!!

    #119629

    Thomaston
    Participant

    <p style=”font-size: 20.8px !important; line-height: 32.5px !important;”>Don’t tell me you made the little bricks on the sides?

    <p style=”font-size: 20.8px !important; line-height: 26px !important;”>No way Jose, bought a bag of 2000 of them.

    Can I have a link please.

    Tired is enough.

    #119630
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator
    #119805
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    You can tell a lot about a business by how they act when they mess up.

    As a result I am no longer using the courier I have been using and will have to go back to Royal Mail.

    This may mean slower dispatch of orders as I am not always able to get out to the post office each day.

    My apologies.

    #119826
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Test casts are good, will be on the site once painted!

     

    #119831
    Darkest Star Games
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    You can tell a lot about a business by how they act when they mess up.

    Sad that.  I’ve had to slag a local mechanical company because their guy not only replaced a broken part with a broken part (charged me $600 to do so, and 2 days late), then told me I had to buy a whole new unit ($1,800), but the owner did nothing when approached about the issue nor would he refund my money.  Had to have a different company come out and fix the unit, and they did so for $150 (parts and labor).  Dude still did nothing and blocked my number.  So, we were off to Funland after that…

    Hope the courier made things right with you.

    …and the new casting looks pretty good, especially the debris in the corners, gives it a lot more life than just walls would have.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #119832
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Hope the courier made things right with you.

    Nope, I have closed my account with them and used someone else.

    Thanks for the ruins comments, I think so too.
    Less flexible but more cool?

    #119858
    Thorsten Frank
    Thorsten Frank
    Participant

    You can tell a lot about a business by how they act when they mess up. As a result I am no longer using the courier I have been using and will have to go back to Royal Mail. This may mean slower dispatch of orders as I am not always able to get out to the post office each day. My apologies.

    That may be a wise decision – epecially if we are talking about international shipping. I can speak only for me but every single shipment I got from the UK over the years, even the ones from the companies in the “Wallachei”*, shipped via RM, were at my home in 5-6 days and that´s even for German standards really fast. Some of them even faster (and faster than the “big A”). So if you ship only once or twice a week that´s, at least for me, fast enough.
    Even the Mini Wargames is only delayed two days right now.

    *the (German slang) term Wallachei describes a region deeply in an rural area without much infrastructure. Literally the term means the Wallachia region in Romania.

    EDIT: PS finally got my copy of Burning Sands! 🙂

    "In strange grammar this one writes" - Master Yoda

    #119860
    Thorsten Frank
    Thorsten Frank
    Participant

    You can tell a lot about a business by how they act when they mess up. As a result I am no longer using the courier I have been using and will have to go back to Royal Mail. This may mean slower dispatch of orders as I am not always able to get out to the post office each day. My apologies.

    That may be a wise decision – epecially if we are talking about international shipping. I can speak only for me but every single shipment I got from the UK over the years, even the ones from the companies in the “Wallachei”*, shipped via RM, were at my home in 5-6 days and that´s even for German standards really fast. Some of them even faster (and faster than the “big A”). So if you ship only once or twice a week that´s, at least for me, fast enough. Even the Mini Wargames is only delayed two days right now. *the (German slang) term Wallachei describes a region deeply in an rural area without much infrastructure. Literally the term means the Wallachia region in Romania. EDIT: PS finally got my copy of Burning Sands! 🙂
    Second EDIT: May I ask which courier you used before?

    "In strange grammar this one writes" - Master Yoda

    #119861
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    EDIT: PS finally got my copy of Burning Sands! Second EDIT: May I ask which courier you used before?

     

    Skills!!!
    Praise be to Apis!

    My Hermes. They cop a lot of flak but the guy that collects for me has been great, but the customer care when things recently went wrong was shocking.

    #119868
    Thorsten Frank
    Thorsten Frank
    Participant

    What??? Hermes is active in the UK too??? That was new to me.  They started out here VERY good back in the early nineties but now… Don´t know the situation in Britain right now but the conditions for the sub contractors here are …. catastrophic. To be kind.
    Worked 30 years in the mail and parcel sector. Many guys and gals are working their asses off for, far too often, a pittance. And then get kicked by nearly anyone around.
    I´m glad that I´ve decided to quit last year.

    Praise be to Apis!

    "In strange grammar this one writes" - Master Yoda

    #120309
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Hopefully on the site later today:

    #120311
    Rhoderic
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    I shudder to think of the beast that’s left those claw marks.

    #121008
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Sneak Peak at the Simurgh Civilian sculpts.

    I was bored of using historicals for my desert fantasy civilians and wanted something that looked fantasy without being over the top.

    Sculpty dave has done a wicked job I think.

     

    #121009

    greg954
    Participant

    They look rather Simurgh upper class civilian to me.

    Lovely hats, now you’re going to need a milliner shop.

    #121013
    Geof Downton
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    They are particularly cool. Is the sculptor local to you?

    I wonder if he (or perhaps you) took inspiration from this:

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #121023

    Thomaston
    Participant

    I love the fat dude. Don’t see many of those in miniatures.

    Tired is enough.

    #121026
    Thorsten Frank
    Thorsten Frank
    Participant

    GREAT! This is the stuff I´d like to see. And I´m with Thomaston here.

    "In strange grammar this one writes" - Master Yoda

    #121027
    Ralph Plowman
    Ralph Plowman
    Participant

    Very nice. Full of character!

    #121028

    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    Lovely sculpts, though they do seem to be the well-heeled set. Great fun to see more figures being released!

    #121035
    Rhoderic
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    I’ll leave it to Mike to verify or deny this, but I believe they’re inspired by the city-dwelling folk in Conan the Destroyer. They don’t appear particularly upper-class in the film – they’re just sweaty-looking commoners in eccentric hats – but I can definitely see how the figures can come across as well-heeled if one doesn’t remember the film in detail.

    The hats are also vaguely reminiscent of the ones Guinan wears in Star Trek TNG. I’m already thinking of converting a few of them to be more in line with the Guinan style.

    #121038
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Cool sculpts!

    +1 for the fat dude from me too.

    Now the question is…

    …. would you consider releasing a seperate “Hat sprue” so we can Simurghify our other mini’s?

    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

     

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    #121042
    Geof Downton
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    …. would you consider releasing a seperate “Hat sprue” so we can Simmurgify our other mini’s?

    Seconded!

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #121046

    Matthew Kirkhart
    Participant

    Those look great!  I agree that they seem inspired by the civilians in Conan the Destroyer.  I really like that they do not look historical.  To move away from a historical look for fantasy figures is a great decision.

    #121049
    Wouter Wolput
    Wouter Wolput
    Participant

    They’re terrific, your sculptor did a great job, a bit eccentric but full of character. Not sure if I’m going to keep the hats when I buy them though. I kind of would like them better with turbans, fez, shawl or in case of the meat eating guy: bald.

    I love the Oriental look and can easily imagine them in a load of settings.

    #121061
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Thanks peeps!!

    I had not thought about the hats, it is a possibility.
    I am half way through an accessory pack for Simurgh, wall mounted torches, free standing torches, urns and vases etc, maybe I can add a sprue of hats to the pack.

    #121062
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    but I believe they’re inspired by the city-dwelling folk in Conan the Destroyer.

    Very much!

    #121242
    Darkest Star Games
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    Those are some really nice sculpts.  Puts a whole different spin on how I perceive Simurgh.  Dig!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #121611
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Thanks dude!

    So thanks to minor mojo revival I have painted the lady as shown here, just to base her.

     

    But what colours to paint the archer?

    #121615

    greg954
    Participant

    I’m useless when it comes to picking colours. After some head scratching, cups of tea and a healthy amount of dithering. I think I would go will something vibrant. Mongol archers seemed to of worn a rich assortment of colour. Not much help I know.  I am liking both models though, think I would buy for sure.

    I haven’t even painted those bloody birds yet. Stuck with choosing colours for those.

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