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Offline Watts

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[Commercial] 28mm Soccer/Football Players!
« on: April 02, 2017, 05:55:53 AM »
Some of you may have seen my posts in the thread about the new Striker! football rules (or soccer if you are from my side of the pond). I though I would start a new thread instead of clogging up the other one with my shameful self-promotion.

Anyway, I am producing a set of 28mm football players and they are nearing completion. There are 5 player bodies, 1 goalkeeper body, 10 separate heads with various hairstyles, and a ball. They are digitally sculpted and will most likely be cast in metal (still a bit up in the air). At the moment I am working out details with the caster.

Here are a few pics of one of my test models and the poses (not all of the heads are shown). I am not sure what the price will be yet, but a team will include 11 models (10 players and a goalkeeper), and two head sprues (20 heads and 2 balls). Once things are firmed up a bit I will have more info about ordering. I may do a small Kickstarter to get things going as well.

Thanks for looking!




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Re: [Commercial] 28mm Soccer/Football Players!
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2017, 09:42:47 AM »
Those are very nice indeed! I could see myself buying a team. I can see an aftermarket opportunity producing decals. Club badges, numbers and sponsors' logos. You'll need a ref and a couple of managers.
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Re: [Commercial] 28mm Soccer/Football Players!
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2017, 12:10:32 PM »
They look very nice indeed, good luck with your project. I think it will be a flyer for you. :)

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Re: [Commercial] 28mm Soccer/Football Players!
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2017, 02:15:45 PM »
Those are very nice indeed! I could see myself buying a team. I can see an aftermarket opportunity producing decals. Club badges, numbers and sponsors' logos. You'll need a ref and a couple of managers.

But you'd have to repaint them every season, and repaint the managers every six months  ;)
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Re: [Commercial] 28mm Soccer/Football Players!
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2017, 04:13:50 PM »
But you'd have to repaint them every season, and repaint the managers every six months  ;)

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Re: [Commercial] 28mm Soccer/Football Players!
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2017, 04:26:53 PM »
Very nice mate and  the excellent paint job only makes them more appealing. I'd definitely be interested in a set.

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Re: [Commercial] 28mm Soccer/Football Players!
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2017, 08:46:38 PM »
I got to see these in the flesh today at our club meeting, they are really VERY nice!

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Re: [Commercial] 28mm Soccer/Football Players!
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2017, 10:18:59 PM »
Just got my youngest daughter a (Subbuteo) Barca team for her birthday, to play Striker  lol
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Re: [Commercial] 28mm Soccer/Football Players!
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2017, 01:32:15 AM »
Gorgeous paint job - the line in the grass is a cool touch.

I like the poses in the sculpts - nice variety but not too animated (over-animated kinda limits what positions you can play them in - i.e a winger in full-flight looks like a winger, not a central defender...)

I reckon I'd be in for a team or two
« Last Edit: April 04, 2017, 07:54:55 AM by werekake »

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Re: [Commercial] 28mm Soccer/Football Players!
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2017, 01:50:48 AM »
But you'd have to repaint them every season, and repaint the managers every six months  ;)

Hehehehe you always pop in with the best one-liners.  lol

The figures look great.
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Re: [Commercial] 28mm Soccer/Football Players!
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2017, 12:38:51 PM »
Very nice indeed. Though like Carlos I would need them in 80s short tight shorts, so I can do my footballing heroes Sócrates and Phil Stant. :)

Shorts these days have got as long as they were in the 50s. What's the world coming to? Fashion sense has gone all to pot.  ;D
 

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Re: [Commercial] 28mm Soccer/Football Players!
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2017, 03:56:55 PM »
Those tight shorts give me the creeps.  lol

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Re: [Commercial] 28mm Soccer/Football Players!
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2017, 09:23:06 PM »
I don't disagree, especially when worn by middle aged men out jogging, however the look is look and your punters demand this:


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Re: [Commercial] 28mm Soccer/Football Players!
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2017, 10:39:12 PM »
Tell you what, if these guys sell well enough I will do a set of creepy short pants players as well ;)

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Re: [Commercial] 28mm Soccer/Football Players!
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2017, 12:41:35 AM »
That's a deal!

 

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