It’s been nearly two years since the last round up. I’ve just updated every one of my listing pages with new figures. What’s been happening?
Not a huge amount in 28mm. Acheson Creations have put out a few more Primaeval Designs figures but seem to be making very slow progress on the backlog of greens that have been shown on Facebook. The same goes for their 15mm range. Range sculptor Richard Deasey announced a new endeavour called Project Genesis but things have been quite on that front as well.
In 15mm, Khurasan Miniatures have added a few new figures. They’re currently offline due to Superstorm Sandy, here’s hoping they get back up and running soon. Splintered Light have reorganised their web site and released the raptors and sabre tooth tigers mentioned last time.
Magister Militum have expanded their 10mm range with many new dinosurs, some walking posed pterosaurs and a pack of cavemen. This is now a very extensive range.
The 3D print-on-demand service Shapeways has a few dinosaur related stores: David Krentz sells products in 1/72 and 1/44 scales, whilst 3D Creatures produces a range of hadrosaurs in 1/40, 1/50 and 1/75 scales. RareBreed have a number of sculpts in a number of scales, but nothing very close to the common gaming scales.
Finally, what’s better than dinosaurs? Dinosaurs in Space! Loud Ninja Games are in the final stages of a Kickstarter campaign to fund a range of 15mm science fiction high-tech dinosaur aliens. What’s more, they will also now be available in 28mm! There’s just under 48 hours left as I type, so get in quick if you want to support this interesting range.
Let’s hope it’s not another two years before the next round up.
15mm is where it’s at. Khurasan Miniatures have continued to expand their Mystri Island range including the very nice T. rex “He-Who-Kills” pictured on the right. Also in 15mm, there are a few new additions to the M.Y.Miniatures Ice Age range. Splintered Light have blogged the greens for some raptors and sabre tooth tigers. Finally, Acheson Creations / Primaeval Designs will also be moving into this scale and have posted some photos of greens to their Facebook and Yahoo! Groups pages.
Speaking of Primaeval they now have a UK distributor in the form of Magister Militum. The prices are high as you would expect for imports but at least you don’t get stung by customs and post office charges on top of that. I picked up a few figures (Plateosaurus, Protoceratops, Feathered Utahraptor, Mastodon and both Megaloceros) from their stands at SELWG and Warfare. Now I just need to review them for Ragnarok and get my painting desk set up (ha ha, fat chance, my computer is still on the floor five months after we moved).
And in related news, the new season of Primeval airs on ITV on New Year’s Day. 🙂
Two Hour Wargames have posted some battle reports that give a flavour of their forthcoming set of rules Adventures in the Lost Lands.
Top sculptor Sean Cooper or Paleocraft has recently completed a commission in a smaller scale than usual. This 1/48 scale wooly rhino has been handed over to the very lucky Jodee who is investing getting it cast and possibly putting it on sale.
On Wednesday night I attended the preview of a new exhibition, Dinosaurs Unleashed, on Oxford Street. It’s a slightly surreal experience seeing life size animatronic dinosaurs backdropped by the office blocks and department stores of central London.