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Author Topic: (Commercial) New Steel Fist 15mm English civil war sculpts now on Kickstarter  (Read 8383 times)

Offline Sculptorton

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Re: New 15mm English civil war Cuirassier by Oliver James new sculpt 11 nov
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2019, 11:48:36 AM »
Here is a new sculpt of another member of the Oxford horse with sword drawn in typical royalist fashion! He could be used as a parliamentarian of course depending on how you like your units, but he was designed as a royalist.
This is a first gen master figure and there are bits of adjustment needed before production and I will add a sash to him as well.

More soon!

Offline FlyXwire

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Re: New 15mm English civil war by Oliver James new sculpt 16 nov
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2019, 03:27:03 PM »
Please keep the previews coming!

Question - what are you thinking of offering through your initial Kickstarter - (that is - unit or figure types, and/or the portion of what you eventually plan on releasing)?

Dave

Offline Radar

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Re: New 15mm English civil war by Oliver James new sculpt 16 nov
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2019, 03:32:49 PM »
He's another belter1

Good to see a zischagge on a trooper. Strange how so many textbooks says zischagges were 'rare' yet every museum with a civil war display/gallery has at least one on display
www.keepyourpowderdry.co.uk gaming the British Civil Wars in 15mm, and home of the ECW travelogue - dreadful painting, mediocre prose

Offline Atheling

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Re: New 15mm English civil war by Oliver James new sculpt 16 nov
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2019, 12:56:32 PM »
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Offline Bathgateqos

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Re: New 15mm English civil war by Oliver James new sculpt 16 nov
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2019, 07:09:55 PM »
Just joined this forum. 15mm ECW is my favourite scale and period. I like Peter Pig, great to paint but some of the Matchlock range still look great for the authenticity of the poses. These first few castings look equally good. I would be very interested in a Kickstarter project although I am not sure I really understand it!

Offline Sculptorton

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Re: New 15mm English civil war by Oliver James new sculpt 16 nov
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2019, 09:23:04 PM »
Thanks again for the encouragement

Please keep the previews coming!

Question - what are you thinking of offering through your initial Kickstarter - (that is - unit or figure types, and/or the portion of what you eventually plan on releasing)?

Dave

Iím planning on offering a good basic range in the Kickstarter with stretch goals expanding that.

He's another belter1

Good to see a zischagge on a trooper. Strange how so many textbooks says zischagges were 'rare' yet every museum with a civil war display/gallery has at least one on display

Yes I agree there were plenty of them about, I have already made most types of cavalry helmet so you will the rest soon.
Just joined this forum. 15mm ECW is my favourite scale and period. I like Peter Pig, great to paint but some of the Matchlock range still look great for the authenticity of the poses. These first few castings look equally good. I would be very interested in a Kickstarter project although I am not sure I really understand it!

Thanks for you thoughts, the Kickstarter basically allows me the funding to get all the moulds made up front allowing customers to buy full armies without having to wait months while I wait for each release to break even.

There will be another figure soon!

Offline Sculptorton

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Re: New 15mm English civil war by Oliver James new sculpt 19 nov
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2019, 09:38:18 PM »
Here is the next figure, an officer or well equipped trooper of the Oxford horse charging in the Swedish fashion with sword drawn.
This one has a rather more expensive zischagge than usual.

Offline painterman

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Re: New 15mm English civil war by Oliver James new sculpt 19 nov
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2019, 08:39:12 PM »
Another great sculpt - love the pose of rider and horse!

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Re: New 15mm English civil war by Oliver James new sculpt 19 nov
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2019, 05:22:58 PM »
These are superb! Hard to believe that they are 15mm  8)

Offline Sculptorton

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Re: New 15mm English civil war by Oliver James new sculpt 19 nov
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2019, 03:32:11 PM »
Thanks again for the comments

Here is another figure again Oxford horse, this time the sleeves are the hooped type though not a fictional stripy rugby shirt type! but a hooped buff coat.

Offline FlyXwire

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Re: New 15mm English civil war by Oliver James new sculpt 23 nov
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2019, 03:44:24 PM »
I love the nice curls too...um....I mean, great facial sculpting!  ;)

Offline Paul Richardson

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Re: New 15mm English civil war by Oliver James new sculpt 23 nov
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2019, 03:59:29 PM »
Very impressive.

Offline nonsuch

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Re: New 15mm English civil war by Oliver James new sculpt 23 nov
« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2019, 09:02:56 PM »
These are truly outstanding, count me in!

Offline Baron von Wreckedoften

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Re: New 15mm English civil war by Oliver James new sculpt 23 nov
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2019, 03:08:41 PM »
These are extremely good - if I didn't have cabinets full of 2nd Generation Minifigs for this conflict, I would be sticking my hand into my pocket and pulling out my wallet already!

One small point, the raised foreleg on the trooper's horse (top of this page)- that is not a natural leg position for a horse, I'm afraid (Blue Moon also have a "goose-stepping" horse, but with the other foreleg).  Otherwise, the horses are excellent, which bodes well for you - the biggest downfall of new ranges, in 15mm or 25/28mm, is that the manufacturer releases lots of decent infantry, but then you either have to wait ages for the cavalry, and/or when it does appear, the horses are often a let-down and ruin the range (Blue Moon is an example of this - their horses look like they are in a Fosse dance troop!).
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Offline GrahamC

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Re: New 15mm English civil war by Oliver James new sculpt 23 nov
« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2019, 05:32:34 PM »
Well I think I will be buying into this range, when are you hoping to launch the KS?