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Scale 75 does some awesome kickstarters that don’t seem to do very well. They are overall well priced and very fair I just don’t understand why they don’t do better.
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Craig Abrahamson said on November 4, 2018
Figure painting is an art….not one I ever mastered. 🙁
Aaron Newlands said on November 4, 2018
We all struggle with stuff. Tanks I am not very good at.
Adolfo Coelho said on November 4, 2018
IMHO, there might be two reasons (that I can find) for these Scale 75 figures not selling that much.
1- They are sci-fi. Not a genre that pleases everyone on the figures & busts painting small niche.
2- They are made on white metal. These days resin made figures & busts clearly seem to have the upper ground. Both for the extreme details, as well as for a nicer final look, they seem to have the preference of figures & busts painters. I would add the higher shipping costs for white metal figures & busts, as they are usually heavier than resin ones, but in this case it wouldn’t apply as Scale 75 already includes the shipping costs on their prices (but for other manufacturers it’s another point to consider) .
Just my two cents worthy.
Aaron Newlands said on November 5, 2018
In big scales I totally agree about metal. I can’t imagine a 1/12 scale metal bust. Certainly not shipping that puppy. In the 28mm/32mm I am a bit of a rarity as I prefer the metals in those scales. The Scale75, hasslefree and Doctor Who metals have a nice weight to them when painting. I like resin when it isn’t that brittle c**p that snaps when you glance at it.
Adolfo Coelho said on November 5, 2018
Yes, I see your point, and I believe you’re right for smaller scales.
Unfortunatelly I no longer have hands, nor eyes, for such small scales 🙁
The bigger the better for me these days 🙂
Notice that even on small scales there are some very detailed resin made miniatures nowadays. Suppose the 3D modeling & printing is helping developing these figures.
This figure for instance, is only 35mm in size, but the amount of detail is IMHO simply amazing!
As for the quality of resin, yes, of course there are some that are better than others, and then there’s also that “brittle c**p” you mention, but in time those manufacturers who provide the best quality (both on the design, as well as the kind of resin used for modeling their products) will remain, and those who sell “c**p” will vanish 😉
Aaron Newlands said on November 6, 2018
I totally agree that there is some amazing resin figures. I do like the weight of the metal but not a big beast. A metal troll can be top heavy and annoying. I also don’t mind resin just as long as its tough. especially if its a game piece. D&D, miniature war games you obviously touch them a lot. The brittle stuff just dies if its made for a game. But newer resins can be amazing detail i totally agree.
Adolfo Coelho said on November 6, 2018
I agree 😉
david leigh-smith said on November 4, 2018
I think if they started making some figures based on the best selling books, they may be onto something. I’d certainly buy into some of these franchises…
Just a thought. The Game of Thrones busts sell, and I suspect that’s book readers rather than tv show fans buying them.
Some of those don’t look huge teir 1 series so the rights to obtain might not be terrible. Some like Star Wars are scary high.
“The Game of Thrones busts sell, and I suspect that’s book readers rather than tv show fans buying them.”
Not aware of any GoT bust on the market now.
Would you be able to provide more info on that?
I can’t say I’m a big fan of the series, even though I watched every season & every episode so far, but there are some characters that I obviously don’t dislike.
I am huge on fantasy but…find Game of Thrones ok. Its been great to bring fantasy back to the forefront. I am not sure its as good as people say though.
Dark Sword has a licensed series. Small scale though
david leigh-smith said on November 5, 2018
Some examples of resin kits and busts out the based on GoT…
There’s a great tutorial on a Tyrion build here, nearly 40 minutes long, but excellent skills.
Thanks David (@dirtylittlefokker) !
Hadn’t seen these yet!
Agree on GoT. A well made series, but certainly not the best TV series I’ve ever watched.
Too much unnecessary violence IMHO too.
But there are some characters that I do like, and most actors play well, so it’s worthy watching if only for that reason.
Didn’t know Dark Sword. Checked your link. Yes, too small for me.
Haven’t done no research yet as who makes these busts David posted.
Especially Daenerys Targaryen, a character I like.
If you know of who’s the manufacturer please let me know.
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