Saturday, July 23, 2016

Kroot Big Ape

While looking for alternative Kroot figures, I came across a rather cool figure that people called the Kroot Big Ape.  I tried contacting the person who was selling these on Ebay under the name irina_est, but I haven't heard back from them.  It doesn't look like they have been active in a while.

The figure is about twice the size of a normal GW Krootox.




Thursday, July 21, 2016

Alternative Tau Miniatures

In keeping with the Tau theme here are some other alternatives I found a company called Zealot Miniatures that make some Tau Female alternative figures called the Kadesh.




PupetWars.EU has a cool set of head called "Space Insect Heads" that could work for a Tau assassin conversion.



Chapter House Studios has a few conversion bits.



Tuesday, July 19, 2016

WarGame Exclusive - Greater Good 40K Tau Proxies

For those that don't know, there is an amazing miniature company out there called WarGame Exclusive.  They produce some of the best 40K Tau proxy figures bar none.

The range is called the Greater Good and IMO it is their best range of figures.



I first saw them on Ebay, so I emailed the company and got a few samples sent my way.

The figures arrived today.  The detail and character of the miniatures is stunning.  They are multipart resin figures and each figure includes a very dynamic base.




Scale Wise, I would consider the figures Epic 28mm, which means they are slightly bigger than GW's Tau.  Scratch that some are much bigger like the Strike Veteran Ranger and the Master Sh'o'gun.  Those guys are big and nasty.  Perfect for anyone who needs a hero type in their army.

The sculpts are absolutely beautiful with loads of detail.

We were sent 5 blisters and a total of 6 figures + 10 Pulse Rifles


Each blister contained a multi part Greater Good Figure

Here you can see how really detailed the figure is.  
What I found really refreshing is all the parts had fit together really well.
Each figure comes with their own base, which is also really detailed.

The figure above is the Strike Master Sh'o'gun.  He is perfect for a leader or hero figure.



As you can see the Strike Master is a good head taller than the normal Tau Trooper and still taller than the Stealth Suite.

The WE figures are much more detailed than any of the GW tau trooper figures I have seen.  The person is is sculpting is obviously a master sculptor.  Truly amazing.

Below is 3 of the WE Pulse Rifles along with a GW pulse rifle.  The WE rifles are a big beefier and cooler IMO.



Fantastic looking female Greater Good figures.


Love this figure.  He is the perfect sniper or leader for the Fire Warriors


Another really great looking hero type.  I included a tau shoulder pad for comparison.


Excess resin after putting together all the figures.  Realistically these were so easy to put together and I only had to snip a few parts to remove excess resin.  The figures themselves were wickedly clean casts.


Definitely check out WarGame Exclusive.  They have a ton of really great figures, so even if you're not a Tau fan, you might find something really cool to your liking.

I really like how each figure that showed up were all really unique with slightly different weapons.

I had a few interview questions answered

Do you plan on expanding your Greater Good Line?
We are expanding Greater Good Line all the time.

Do you have any plans on doing heads and arms for the line?
Heads yes, arms maybe in the future.

Do you have any plans on making some more generic grunt troop types for the Greater Good line?
Yes we have plans for a generic grunt troop

I notice you have an asian theme sort of going with some of the Greater Good line.  Do you plan on continuing in that direction?
We added Asian type models just for fun, actually. But as they are quite popular, another one will appear - banner-bearer.

If you're really into Tau, check out this forum called Advanced Tau Tactica.  Lots of great advice on everything Tau.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Tau Inquisitor Force And Review

I received 3 Tau 54mm figures from Papah (papahminis@gmail.com)  You can also find them on ebay (http://picclick.com/?q=54mm+tau).



Package Arrives


 3 blisters and one dead human. :-)  Each blister contained a slightly different poses.  


All the Tau figures had the same body, but had different arms and weapon hand hold positions.  Papah also provided a few extra heads.  Papah did an incredible job designing these figures in such a way that there a so many poses.

As far as the figures go, the sculpts were extremely clean.  Zero flash.  I decided to pin the figures.  I went about it by pinning each arm, and the hands.  I used green stuff to help adhere the pieces to the body.

Each figure came with the following
  • 1 Pulse Carbine or Pulse Rifle.  You have the option of choosing it.  To make the pulse rifle you need to cut the Pulse Carbine.  I didn't attempt this.
  • Backpack
  • Sword
  • 2 arms
  • Head 
  • Should pad
  • helmet antenna 

 When pinning the figures, I felt the metal easier to drill than GWs metal figures.  It seem slightly softer for drilling, which made it much easier.



Quality of the figures is top notch.  There is a lot of detail, which painters will love.



Here is my setup when putting the figures together.
  • Drill
  • Dill bits
  • Zap-a-Cap glue
  • Green Stuff
  • Plyers
  • Round 40mm bases

Tau Proxies - Proxy - 28mm


Found a really amazing website that has a ton of fantastic figures for Warhammer 40K.  Here are some of their Tau Proxy figures under the "GREATER GOOD" range.

http://wargameexclusive.com/

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Tau Proxies 54mm Inquisitor Size Comparison

Here are some size comparisons of the Tau Proxy figures I recently received.

As you can see they fit extremely well with other Inquisitor figures and are absolutely gorgeous miniatures.

Contact papahminis@gmail.com if you're interested in them.  They are also listed on Ebay http://picclick.com/?q=54mm+tau




54mm Inquisitor Tau Proxies


So you love everything Tau and since GW never came through producing any good 54mm figures, along comes papahminis@gmail.com. Papah sent me some samples of his 54mm Tau Proxies, that IMO are some of the best 54mm figures out there.

You can find them on Ebay http://picclick.com/?q=54mm+tau

In the next few days I will be putting up some comparison pictures of what these bad boys look like.



Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Inquisitor 54mm Pinning Figures

I have had a few figures laying around that I thought I would pin. They have been collecting dust for years and I finally got around to putting them together.

 

My Inquisitor Eldar typs.



Old Ral Partha Shadowrun Troll and a Warzone Dark Legion Mercurian Maculator

Monday, June 13, 2016

54mm Space Marine Inquisitor Conversion

Working on a conversion of a 54mm Space Marine for Inquisitor. I had to cut the legs at the knee, cut one foot off, and cut the lower body. Then I proceeded to pin everything together. Now I am on the hunt for a Space Marine Helmet.



Sunday, June 5, 2016

Kevin Adams Space Orcs Are Alive

Remember when Orcs used to have character and were a ton of fun. Well they are back in a in Kickstarter.

There is 7 Days left in the Kickstarter called Space Raiders.