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Offline Fremitus Borealis

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Just saw this Kickstarter for Scythians, Amazons, etc...
« on: January 15, 2021, 08:24:07 PM »
Apologies if this is not allowed, but I just saw this on FB and thought I would share it here in case there's any interest. I've never backed a Kickstarter before, but I'm seriously considering this one. Looks like they're making hard plastic Scythians (!!!) along with Amazons, fauns, and some other stuff depending on funding.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rgdgaming/28mm-hard-plastic-satyrs-and-scythians/comments?

I've been hoping for plastic Scythians for a while now, and some non-cartoony Amazons would be awesome as well...
« Last Edit: January 16, 2021, 12:43:28 AM by Fremitus Borealis »
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Re: Just saw this Kickstarter for Scythians, Amazons, etc...
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2021, 11:50:52 PM »
Satyrs look okay but the proportions and detail of the Scythians and Amazons look pretty ropey.

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Re: Just saw this Kickstarter for Scythians, Amazons, etc...
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2021, 12:01:13 AM »
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rgdgaming/28mm-hard-plastic-satyrs-and-scythians/comments?fbclid=IwAR0lxKvkbXqToUEazv9HXHciD8Lhtc8vhJni5dbfcQFs__f8PEeAuKhylQE#

Just a note to remind people that they should remove the fbclid parameter from their URLs. It is a parameter that Facebook started adding to work around Apple's improved privacy moves. It will track every 8nteraction that anyone has with the URL whether they have a Facebook account or not

Offline Fremitus Borealis

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Re: Just saw this Kickstarter for Scythians, Amazons, etc...
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2021, 12:42:54 AM »
Just a note to remind people that they should remove the fbclid parameter from their URLs. It is a parameter that Facebook started adding to work around Apple's improved privacy moves. It will track every 8nteraction that anyone has with the URL whether they have a Facebook account or not
Thanks for the heads up!

Offline Fremitus Borealis

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Re: Just saw this Kickstarter for Scythians, Amazons, etc...
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2021, 01:13:35 AM »
Satyrs look okay but the proportions and detail of the Scythians and Amazons look pretty ropey.

Hmm... I suppose to each their own, but even if they have a few stinkers, I don't think they're much "ropier" than some Scythians I have right now that almost look like they come from a planet with 10x the Earth's gravity  lol

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Re: Just saw this Kickstarter for Scythians, Amazons, etc...
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2021, 04:11:07 PM »
Hmm... I suppose to each their own, but even if they have a few stinkers, I don't think they're much "ropier" than some Scythians I have right now that almost look like they come from a planet with 10x the Earth's gravity  lol

Heh, yes, I sometimes feel sorry for the poor ponies!  :)

The Warlord Saka are nice models (if quite diminutive)



Maybe I am being nave thinking that some of the money spent on a big investment like a plastic figure mould should go on really good sculpts too...


Offline Fremitus Borealis

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Re: Just saw this Kickstarter for Scythians, Amazons, etc...
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2021, 04:55:16 PM »
Heh, yes, I sometimes feel sorry for the poor ponies!  :)

The Warlord Saka are nice models (if quite diminutive)



Maybe I am being nave thinking that some of the money spent on a big investment like a plastic figure mould should go on really good sculpts too...

I've actually never been able to get my hands on those; they've been listed as out of stock in Warlord's webstore for like a year  :'(

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Re: Just saw this Kickstarter for Scythians, Amazons, etc...
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2021, 01:54:33 AM »
It states the figures will be 32mm, not 28mm.

That and the fact kickstarter is promoting political ideologies will make me stay away.

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Re: Just saw this Kickstarter for Scythians, Amazons, etc...
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2021, 04:15:57 AM »
That and the fact kickstarter is promoting political ideologies will make me stay away.
I missed that; which political ideologies?

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Re: Just saw this Kickstarter for Scythians, Amazons, etc...
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2021, 08:18:12 AM »
More scale creep. Like Reaper claiming it sells 25mm heroic figures. Got one recently that was 35mm and the size of a small horse. Very nice figure though.

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Re: Just saw this Kickstarter for Scythians, Amazons, etc...
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2021, 07:19:25 PM »
It was be good if the Amazons were in the Scythian style i.e. more seated in reality.

Offline Doom Beard 78

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Re: Just saw this Kickstarter for Scythians, Amazons, etc...
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2021, 07:39:09 PM »
I missed that; which political ideologies?

I believe this is a reference to the #Blacklives matter, banner below the kickstarter header.


oh please don't shoot the messenger

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Re: Just saw this Kickstarter for Scythians, Amazons, etc...
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2021, 08:41:47 PM »
I've never backed a Kickstarter before, but I'm seriously considering this one.

You would be fairly safe backing this one, they have already delivered on the first KS. I have a box of Satyrs, they're pretty good overall.
This company's figures do seem have thin proportions, must be the style of their sculptor. 
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Offline wmyers

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Re: Just saw this Kickstarter for Scythians, Amazons, etc...
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2021, 07:17:34 AM »
I think the fantasy monsters would be fine as 32mm figures, but historicals at that size...

Well, the cavalry might match Victrix figures.  Horses might be very tall, though. 

Wargames Factory made plastic Amazons years ago. Not sure if they can be found now.  But 32mm the size of Ultramarines might not look right with others ...

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Re: Just saw this Kickstarter for Scythians, Amazons, etc...
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2021, 04:04:03 PM »
I was excited to see this Kickstarter, but a little unfortunate that it went the fantasy route - as I'd rather have something more historically accurate with the Scythians.  Also not the biggest fan of the model proportions and style. The Satyrs end up being the best part of the Kickstarter.

I think some of the human footmen maybe would be alright to field but I still picture those nomads on horses!


 

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