Forum Replies Created

Viewing 40 posts - 1 through 40 (of 50 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • in reply to: Jagannath's 15mm Sci-Fi #73206
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    Lovely paint work all around. Nice to see my Ikwen sneaking in there.

    -Eli

    -Eli

    in reply to: Jungle Overgrown Car Wreck #37102
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    Oh, and the accomplished in a single spray by using a Rust-Oleum Multicolored Textured paint. Cannot give you a name as they do not even list one on the can and leave it to the can’s lid to tell the tale.

    -Eli

    in reply to: Jungle Overgrown Car Wreck #37101
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    If by “PA” you mean Pulp Alley, then yes 🙂

     

    -Eli

    in reply to: Have sci-fi figures changed? #37066
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    Seems it has all been said here.

    For me, I just see it all as a break from the wonder of science fiction and a slip toward an expectant reality of science fiction. We are less naive than we once were and the majority of designs are reflecting that. Sure there is the influence of media but that has always been there and it is also what made the figures of the before look the way they did. Remember when Aliens came out and suddenly it was all space grunts? Now we have future tech that is seek, clean, efficient and cutting edge and the sculpting has followed that.

     

     

     

    -Eli

    in reply to: 4' x 4' Gaming Board #28500
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    Not really. It’s done on a pretty thick piece of plywood. If anything it’s warping a bit under its own weight, but nothing substantial.

    -Eli

    in reply to: ? #28493
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    The Facebook group exists not because of the expectation that folks should be on FB but because, as mentioned, a large core of very vocal 15mm players already existed there. Nobody should HAVE to be on any board, FB, here, or otherwise.

    Much of the FB group growth, as I understand it,  stemmed from growing disappointment in TMP. I realize that this forum was also created out of that very same frustration but, let’s face it, a lot of people already have FB accounts and it is an easy migration. An added benefit of the FB group is reduced anonymity. There simply isn’t as much false face presence there.

    I am not trying to sway anyone’s minds here. If you prefer The Wargames Website, then use it. Please use it. A lot of work went into making it happen. I will say that much less of the FB group’s activity is manufacturer driven than you might think. There is regular discussion of the hobby and sharing of projects there.

    I would say that the players are going to be the best folks to grow this forum. Post here. Direct people here. Link to posts here. Really keep the dialog going. As one of the manufacturers out there (Loud Ninja Games) I can say it’s tough trying to post to every corner of the internet. FB accounts for a huge amount of my traffic, so I cannot ignore it. TMP still accounts for much of it. We may miss one now and again, so if we do, drop us a line and I’m sure we can make sure to post something up HERE. It may be a cut and paste of something you saw someplace else, but news pieces tend to be that way.

     

     

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 5 months ago by Eli Arndt.

    -Eli

    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    Well this is what I get for not checking to get notified of replies.

    Lots of awesome words folks.

    I am glad that the wisdom behind the Chuhuac is apparent. I did a lot (maybe too much) of thinking on those guys. Little details like why is their torso armored the most on the top and having the bike steered by the tail are all part of the crazy endeavor of trying to work with raptor anatomy, The only concession I gave them in anatomy was a greater range of motion in the shoulder and more developed forelimbs.

    I tend to never be satisfied with rule of cool alone even if it does factor in. It doesn’t hurt that I am pretty good at PSB.

     

     

    -Eli

    in reply to: Flags and Banners #22208
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    These were made by a guy who seems to have disappeared from forums and such. Sad as I had other work to be done 🙂

    -Eli

    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    I have an almost pathological need to make aliens with anatomy’s that I can explain.

    In the case of the dual eyes, the Ikwen have never developed complex eyes. One set provides close in, focused vision. The other provides long distance vision. this multiple eye configuration is common across the various species of their planet.

    The poses were based on images I had seen in pictures of militia fighters in places like Africa and the Middle East. There will likely be more poses in future releases after the primary troops have been rolled out.

    -Eli

    -Eli

    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    An interesting reference. I imagine it likely do to the odd, familiar, yet different sort of representation and tribal attire. The crests might also evoke all the feathers from Tekumel.

     

    -Eli

    -Eli

    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    Hey everyone.

    The Ikwen should be released in early March. no hard date yet, but look for them at the top of next month.

     

    -Eli

    -Eli

    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    These are out and available at 15mm.co.uk/collections/loud-ninja-games

    I have several more packs in the works and hope to get a steeady stream of self-sculpted miniatures rolling out to you all soon.

    Thanks,

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 11 months ago by Eli Arndt.
    • This reply was modified 6 years, 11 months ago by Eli Arndt.

    -Eli

    in reply to: Final Greens for the Yan’drassi #13537
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    Thanks for the feedback. Very much wanted something cool and with a lot of wow.

    -Eli

    -Eli

    in reply to: No Stars in Sight. What all will be in there? #13445
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    Many mixed species forces, especially bad guy aliens, usually have higher species in charge of lower ones.

     

    -Eli

    -Eli

    in reply to: No Stars in Sight. What all will be in there? #13419
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    You might want to make special note in your supplement for doing forces with mixed species.

    These could simulate anything from the Federation to the Dominion to the Covenant. It could also work for the Tyranids.

    Instead of having one army with  singe set of alien traits you would assign different roles in the army to different alien types.

    -Eli

    -Eli

    in reply to: No Stars in Sight. What all will be in there? #13417
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    How about Anthros as a class for all humanoid animal alien types? Subclasses become pretty much a list of plugins for different animal types.

    -Eli

    -Eli

    in reply to: No Stars in Sight. What all will be in there? #13403
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    I have left my mark. I have no further input 🙂

    -Eli

    -Eli

    in reply to: No Stars in Sight. What sort of aliens? #13265
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    Might I suggest a useful way to cover lots of aliens in a small space?

    With each category provide a list of quick options that alter the theme slightly. All you would need  is a simple chart under each heading and your basic listing for Space Warriors could be morphed into Turlans, Orcs, Klingons, or any other variation on the warriors.

    This could be repeated through several themes and allow you to cover a universe full of aliens in one book.

    -Eli

    -Eli

    in reply to: Loud Ninja Games Announces Black Friday Sale #12938
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    Hey all,

    Just a reminder that this is happening next week,

     

    Thanks,

    -Eli

    -Eli

    in reply to: Crisis in Alcovia #12468
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    I cannot take credit for that batrep. That was done by one of the other contributors at the time. For a brief bit I had others spinning tales of Alcovia. Sad truth is that most of the gaming in the setting WAS NOT done by me.

    There is much to do. If I get some fights in for Alcovia, I’ll definitely post them.

    -Eli

    -Eli

    in reply to: Crisis in Alcovia #12445
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    Jack,

    I do hope to get back into this.

    I’ve got several models and a load of minis to try to get started with.

    Thanks for reading it and investing in Alcovia’s conflict.

     

    -Eli

    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    Hey all,

    The latest batch of sculpt pics is here.

    The Yan’drassi are nearly complete and Sean and I expect to make the exchange later this week.

    -Eli

    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    The latest images of the nearly completed Horgosi. Only a few minor details to work out and these are DONE!

    -Eli

    in reply to: Loud Ninja Games – WIP of 15mm Aliens "Ikwen" #11897
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    I fully endorse the purchasing of many of these figures for all your hobby needs! 

    -Eli

     

     

    -Eli

    in reply to: Loud Ninja Games – WIP of 15mm Aliens "Ikwen" #11838
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    Me too!

    -Eli

    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    I like these. The painted examples are very Space Opera with the white. Look like old school 70s/80s Sci-fi.

     

    -Eli

    in reply to: Empires End? Episode I (Pulp Alley) #11834
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    Oh wow. Expanded foam? Don’t see that much these days. May be super old school then.

    -Eli

    in reply to: Pulp Alley Leagues #11829
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    Joe, those characters fit in perfectly.

    My leagues range from heroes with pluck and skill to mystics.

    The Investigators are all pretty much normal humans. Omar and P.D. have minor abilities that border on the paranormal.

    The Gold Lama is full on mystic arts from the ancient East.

    Zakaar and his band are pure Lost World fantasy with an undead Lizardman prince and a boy with an ancient Atlantean magic stone.

    The major advantage I find in Pulp Alley is that the abilities are, for the most part, open thematically. One of our leagues features an evil scientist who has as a Shooting stat and Mind blast all themed to his Mentallo Sphere – a psionic weapon.

    -Eli

    -Eli

    in reply to: Empires End? Episode I (Pulp Alley) #11826
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    Where did the massive piles of crates come from?

    -Eli

    in reply to: Mick's Pulp Thread #11825
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    Great looking Rocket Men! To the skies!

    -Eli

    in reply to: Pulp Alley Leagues #11824
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    Pulp Alley is such a wonderful rules set. I play it with my youngest daughter most of the time. So many options for characters and figures.

    -Eli

    in reply to: Pulp Alley Leagues #11817
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    I have more just no group shots of them yet. A lot of unpainted Pulp lead still.

    -Eli

    -Eli

    in reply to: Loud Ninja Games – WIP of 15mm Aliens "Ikwen" #11813
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    Some later figures in the range will feature the Hooli blades more prominently. I wanted to focus on the essential troops to begin with.

     

    -Eli

    -Eli

    in reply to: Loud Ninja Games – WIP of 15mm Aliens "Ikwen" #11793
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    This picture shows the weapons concepts used fort he Ikwen. The curved blades are known collectively as Hooli and come in a variety of designs from shorter dagger length all the way to two-handed, hafted versions.

     

    -Eli

    in reply to: In Defence of Our Hobby #11719
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    I tell them what I do. If they get it, I’ll pull out my phone or tablet and show them vivid pictures of people having fun on amazing tables.

    -Eli

    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    -Eli

    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    Creating weapons out of their bodies would be cool. You could say that they can configure the components elements of their body to manipulate an energy source in their body in different ways,

    -Eli

    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    Looking forward to these.

     

    Love the Nemesis!

    -Eli

    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    I like what I am seeing so far.

    The design is suitably alien but has enough familiar notes to make it accessible. I appreciate that you didn’t go full centaur and also how hard it is to avoid that. The mind likes to go to familiar shapes and we’ve all had centaurs drilled into your brains since childhood.

    As much as I hate the movies, I think a machine race that actually had character and personality in the machines like the Transformers might be cool (not actually transformers).
    Pretty much every machine race that gets made is a cold, faceless or evil looking death machine. We could use something with a bit more personality.

    For your third faction, a bio race is a good seller, but has been done to death. A cyber race is a bit more unique and not well represented.

    -Eli

    -Eli

    in reply to: Five Parsecs. First supplement. #10279
    Eli Arndt
    Participant

    Are Tax Collector missions usable for things like looking for certain droids or executing despicable orders against monastic orders?

    -Eli

    -Eli

Viewing 40 posts - 1 through 40 (of 50 total)