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Online Wirelizard

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Please ID these Sheep (and goats...)
« on: March 14, 2017, 05:09:03 AM »
OK, weird request time. I've had these sheep and goats around for at least a few years, have absolutely no idea where they came from, and would like to get more!



They're basic little scuplts with a certain quirky character... and I'm damned if I know who makes them. Nothing on the Eureka website, nor Eureka USA, nor Warbases. I've hunted through my email archives for a receipt and come up blank...

Help me, LAF hive mind, I have Scots-descended players to offend with sheep jokes in 28mm physical form!

Offline Vintage Wargaming

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Re: Please ID these Sheep (and goats...)
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 07:18:43 AM »
Might they be from Irregular? They certainly do sheep but I don't know if these ones are theirs.

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: Please ID these Sheep (and goats...)
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017, 07:24:39 AM »
Sheep jokes? The Welsh certainly, Geordies potentially as their original raisond'etre was to stop Scotsmen shagging English sheep but the fountainhead of sheep shagging jokes is New Zealand. Apart from acting as very life-like hobbits*in tedious films it's their sole reason for existence and the central pillar of what passes for their culture.

* Spoiler Alert: They aren't really acting. ;)

Can't help you on the livestock but you are right they definitely aren't Eureka although Nic does produce some woolies they are all merinos.
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Offline Lowtardog

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Re: Please ID these Sheep (and goats...)
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 07:51:28 AM »
They are very nice, I thought hovels at one point but no they aren`t

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Re: Please ID these Sheep (and goats...)
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017, 10:00:09 AM »
Thought they were Foundry - don't think so.
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Re: Please ID these Sheep (and goats...)
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2017, 11:30:17 AM »
They remind me of Shaun the Sheep, but that's probably because that's the only thing my 3-year will watch right now...  ;D
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Offline Duncan McDane

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Re: Please ID these Sheep (and goats...)
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2017, 12:01:44 PM »
Hovels, maybe? I did a Google search on 28mm sheep but these didn't come out. It might be a good idea to post this on the Dark Age board aswell, because over there they're quite into sheep, more so than the general public over here  :D.

On a second thought, they might be Empress models...
« Last Edit: March 14, 2017, 12:03:39 PM by Duncan McDane »
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Re: Please ID these Sheep (and goats...)
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2017, 04:21:42 PM »
Hovels seems likely. I have a dim recollection of finding a couple of little baggies of Hovels stuff randomly at the very back of the miniatures display racks over at Imperial Hobbies a few years back, behind the big bags of old-school Napoleonic 25mm figures fuzzy with lead rot!

Looking at their Farm Animals page I think I have the following - the numbers match up with the number of ewes, ram, lambs, and goats I currently have:

C19  Ram plus two sheep.  £2.30
C24  Pair of nanny goats.  £1.50
C30  Ewe plus two lambs  £1.50

I'll chuck Hovels an email and confirm, but in the meantime please resume your usual livestock jokes!
   

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Re: Please ID these Sheep (and goats...)
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2017, 05:36:19 PM »
As I once said to a London taxi driver who was cracking sheep gags ... we shag 'em and you eat 'em!
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Offline Duncan McDane

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Re: Please ID these Sheep (and goats...)
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2017, 06:57:57 PM »
Yeah, Hovels have some interesting stuff. I must have a shepherd of theirs somewhere in the pile, came in an old-fashioned bag too...

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Re: Please ID these Sheep (and goats...)
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2017, 11:13:47 PM »
Heard back from Hovels and they are indeed their sheep & goats.

 lol

Offline Lowtardog

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Re: Please ID these Sheep (and goats...)
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2017, 11:49:35 PM »
Heard back from Hovels and they are indeed their sheep & goats.

 lol

Ahh I should have gone with first instinct then :D I had a load many moons ago, very nice to, their goats are great also

 

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