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Title: Sci-fi Dwarves for Macrocosm Miniatures
Post by: PhilH on July 07, 2019, 09:26:30 PM
Im starting work on a range of sci-fi dwarves for Macrocosm Miniatures. Theyíre going to be an eclectic bunch, some with a B-movie vibe, others reminiscent of the time bandits.
This is the first one, with another two coming soon.

(https://i.imgur.com/9AsuOLP.jpg)
Title: Re: Starting Sci-fi Dwarves for Macrocosm Miniatures
Post by: Elk101 on July 07, 2019, 10:53:59 PM
They look very promising for a Retro Sci-fi setting.
Title: Re: Starting Sci-fi Dwarves for Macrocosm Miniatures
Post by: Splod on July 08, 2019, 12:04:01 AM
Strange to see them return to Sci-Fi Dwarves after they sold off the Digger range?

Ah well, I like what you've done so far!
Title: Re: Starting Sci-fi Dwarves for Macrocosm Miniatures
Post by: Inso on July 08, 2019, 07:27:50 AM
It's a lovely sculpt :) .

It is a bit too caricaturised for my personal tastes but a unit of these, for a pulp setting will look very cool :) .

I think that Macrocosm wanted to steer away from the grim-dark setting they were aiming at and go a little more boutique. The Diggers were almost Squats but had some proportion issues (tiny heads, massive helmets and some spindly arms on the bikers)... so why not sell them on and take a different approach? It makes sense to me :) .
Title: Re: Starting Sci-fi Dwarves for Macrocosm Miniatures
Post by: Elk101 on July 08, 2019, 03:02:08 PM
I'm thinking along the lines of a Retro Raygun type setting, with Hydra Miniatures as opponents, so the aesthetic could be ideal for that.
Title: Re: Starting Sci-fi Dwarves for Macrocosm Miniatures
Post by: Grimmnar on July 11, 2019, 12:56:28 AM
I kind of like the little fella.
Thought him to be a Gnome/Halfling type sub species before you  said he was a dwarf.
But like him nonetheless.

Grimm
Title: Re: Starting Sci-fi Dwarves for Macrocosm Miniatures
Post by: PhilH on July 14, 2019, 12:49:23 AM
The second Sci-fi dwarf for Macrocosm Miniatures . Heís got a detector device or maybe a detonator. Five more on the way.

(https://i.imgur.com/duUdAHc.jpg)
Title: Re: Starting Sci-fi Dwarves for Macrocosm Miniatures
Post by: Inso on July 14, 2019, 09:55:59 AM
Interesting sculpt... it just needs a suitable paintscheme :) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwpmqMnngRk
Title: Re: Starting Sci-fi Dwarves for Macrocosm Miniatures
Post by: PhilH on July 14, 2019, 11:13:36 AM
Interesting sculpt... it just needs a suitable paintscheme :) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwpmqMnngRk

I love that scene. Now Iíll be singing it for the rest of the day :)
Title: Re: Sci-fi Dwarves for Macrocosm Miniatures
Post by: AWu on July 14, 2019, 12:55:49 PM
He is wearing space pants!
Title: Re: Starting Sci-fi Dwarves for Macrocosm Miniatures
Post by: Hobby Services on July 14, 2019, 02:27:57 PM
I kind of like the little fella.
Thought him to be a Gnome/Halfling type sub species before you  said he was a dwarf.
But like him nonetheless.

Grimm

They are a bit less, ah, squat than I usually expect out of Dwarves.  More "tallfellow" ratling or gnome "giant space hamster rancher" types.  Still nice sculpts, and I suppose there have to be quite a variety of body types in abhuman species, especially ones raised in different gravity fields.

That detonator thing absolutely has to be painted as a literal Big Red Button, of course.
Title: Re: Sci-fi Dwarves for Macrocosm Miniatures
Post by: has.been on July 14, 2019, 02:38:06 PM
Space Pants, good! But Space Shorts.... Oh so much better!
Title: Re: Sci-fi Dwarves for Macrocosm Miniatures
Post by: PhilH on July 14, 2019, 03:05:41 PM
Space Pants, good! But Space Shorts.... Oh so much better!

With moon boots!
Title: Re: Starting Sci-fi Dwarves for Macrocosm Miniatures
Post by: Elk101 on July 14, 2019, 04:29:01 PM
They are a bit less, ah, squat than I usually expect out of Dwarves.  More "tallfellow" ratling or gnome "giant space hamster rancher" types.  Still nice sculpts, and I suppose there have to be quite a variety of body types in abhuman species, especially ones raised in different gravity fields.

That detonator thing absolutely has to be painted as a literal Big Red Button, of course.

I personally prefer these to the more squat dwarves often seen.

Any idea of when the Kickstarter might be going live?
Title: Re: Starting Sci-fi Dwarves for Macrocosm Miniatures
Post by: PhilH on July 14, 2019, 04:39:26 PM
I personally prefer these to the more squat dwarves often seen.

Any idea of when the Kickstarter might be going live?

Thank you.
Iím not too sure. Iíve got another five to make, maybe more. So itíll be late August at the earliest.
Title: Re: Sci-fi Dwarves for Macrocosm Miniatures
Post by: Elk101 on July 14, 2019, 09:48:27 PM
Later is better for me anyway!
Title: Re: Sci-fi Dwarves for Macrocosm Miniatures
Post by: Grimmnar on July 31, 2019, 04:22:01 AM
Space Pants, good! But Space Shorts.... Oh so much better!
For those who haven't seen Space Pants, take a gander.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwpmqMnngRk

Grimm
Title: Re: Sci-fi Dwarves for Macrocosm Miniatures
Post by: PhilH on August 23, 2019, 01:20:47 AM
Fourth Sci-fi Dwarf for Macrocosm Miniatures. Three more to go :)

(https://i.imgur.com/K0EXTPr.jpg)