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Offline grant

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1065 on: June 30, 2014, 09:03:56 PM »
How would that even work? An employment contract not allowing you to produce a particular type of product after you stop being employed by said company?

Yes. That's a "non-compete clause". There's a time limit attached to them, so that you can't crush your former employers with your mad skills.

Happens all the time in big business. Or small business. Even in the miniatures business.
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1066 on: June 30, 2014, 09:27:03 PM »
On Perry's fb page:

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We are aware that there are rumours flying around that we have left Games Workshop! Thought we should set the record straight and let you all know that…we have! After 36 years, man and boy, working on Warhammer, 40K and of course, for the last 15 years LotR and the Hobbit we are now able to focus our energy on our historical ranges.This means more time to dedicate to Perry Miniatures, and of course Mr Jackson who we continue to make 54mm WW1 figures for. We had an excellent evening on Friday at The Trip to Jerusalem with GW, and ex-GW, colleagues and friends who got us very, very drunk - cheers!
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1067 on: June 30, 2014, 10:57:46 PM »
Well, from the proverbial horses mouth  :)

I wonder what they have in store  8)

cheers

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1068 on: June 30, 2014, 11:02:07 PM »
Last 15 years, i started with the lord of the rings miniatures .....does that mean I really have been collecting miniatures for 15 years?!??! Im not even 20...-_-
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1069 on: June 30, 2014, 11:41:54 PM »
Wonder if they would ever do Samurai in plastics.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1070 on: July 01, 2014, 05:45:21 AM »
Wonder if they would ever do Samurai in plastics.

Bloody awesome if they did  :D

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1071 on: July 01, 2014, 06:05:10 AM »
They would blow the WGF stuff out of the water thats for sure.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1072 on: July 01, 2014, 06:12:54 AM »
I wants perry fantasy stuff!!!!


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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1073 on: July 01, 2014, 06:21:31 AM »
Here's an old thread on TMP regarding Perry plastic samurai. At the time I didn't think samurai could be done at all (mainly because of the lacing) with two part molds. I think the method WGF used to split the legs did a pretty good job of addressing the lacing problem, so they proved me wrong.

http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=221803

It would be nice to see Perry do a plastic Asian set but I'm not going to hold my breath- I'm sure they have other priorities. Plus at this point I'm suspecting its Renedra that's holding back the Perry plastics.
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1074 on: July 01, 2014, 06:26:05 AM »
Maybe the solution is bigger tooling. I've heard that Renedra, as awesome as they are, are the bottleneck in plastic production.

Perry Toolings? ;)

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1075 on: July 01, 2014, 10:36:24 AM »
How would that even work?

From what I hear, it doesn't.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1076 on: July 01, 2014, 12:37:53 PM »
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That's probably the most interesting news this thread has generated!

Wonder what prompted it - a bad thing for GW, a great thing for historical gamers!

I was thinking the same thing, Grant. I don't really know who is left to do the sculpting at GW now... As for the question of whether or not they might do fantasy figures, I think they probably left GW to concentrate on their historical stuff, aside from all the other stuff...

Hopefully they will finish off all those part completed lines, such as the Crusades range, expanding it to third and fourth and beyond!

Although a box of plastic third/fourth crusade knights and men at arms would be very very good :)

A bit off topic, but why are some manufacturers shy of telling us who sculpted their lines? The Reaper stuff says on the labels.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1077 on: July 01, 2014, 12:48:27 PM »
A bit off topic, but why are some manufacturers shy of telling us who sculpted their lines? The Reaper stuff says on the labels.

To promote and strengthen their own brand I think. GW does not want to sell Brian Nelson Orks they want to sell GW Orks.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1078 on: July 01, 2014, 12:54:19 PM »
Because some companies (notably Foundry) got into problems by building up 'celebrity sculptors', promoted alongside the ranges they had designed - only to find that having boosted the reputations of said sculptors, several of them promptly buggered off and started their own rival labels... And who can blame them?

So yes, it's great for the wargamer or collector to know the provenance of a particular range or model, but I've noticed an increasing trend over the last few years for larger miniatures manufacturers to NOT signpost who the sculptor is. Or at least, not to promote it actively - which is what many of them used to do a few years back.

In some cases, the style is so distinctive, it's pretty obvious of course... (Mr Hicks! ;))

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1079 on: July 01, 2014, 09:56:41 PM »
I was thinking the same thing, Grant. I don't really know who is left to do the sculpting at GW now...

Jes Goodwin, Brian Nelson, Seb Perbett... I wonder if Steve Buddle and Alex Hedström are still there too?

 

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