Ive been waiting for Felix to do a proper night goblin for ages. That magic missile is just insanely cool. Resin as well so it wont tip over. Should be available this month, hopefully with better pics. Hes also releasing a new plastic kit this month but hasnt revealed what it is yet. Hopefully its Chaos Dwarfs since they won the poll that was posted a while ago.
What’s warcast? Resin? If so, he appears to be using GW concepts for his branding too…
Anyway, the new plastics are okay I guess. The Berserkers were interesting because GW didn’t do a plastic Slayer kit, but WoC is pretty well supported with plastic kits and, though the Marauders are showing their age, they’re certainly not beyond utility yet. So I guess, again, I don’t really see the point. It’s a multi-part Chaos Warrior kit…kind of like the one GW first did in, like, 1999.
What's warcast? Resin? If so, he appears to be using GW concepts for his branding too...
Anyway, the new plastics are okay I guess. The Berserkers were interesting because GW didn't do a plastic Slayer kit, but WoC is pretty well supported with plastic kits and, though the Marauders are showing their age, they're certainly not beyond utility yet. So I guess, again, I don't really see the point. It's a multi-part Chaos Warrior kit...kind of like the one GW first did in, like, 1999.
Yes, they are nice, nothing wrong with them. Multi part is good but.... why? We really need them? The only use I can find is that if they are cheap enough get one box of them, one box of GW ones and mix them up!
Why not a multipart plastic kit of Chao... sorry Evil-Dwarfs? Or some plastic hobg....ehm, again, taller and thinner goblins? ;)
Thats my view as well. These arent really needed but i guess he is just trying to establish his plastic line by making the first few units as accessible to the masses as he can. Chaos and Dwarfs will always sell. He will concentrate on the more unique units later, eventhough i think he would have been much better of making the unit that won the poll, chaos dwarfs. Im sure he still wont listen to opinions until he has churned out an Orc unit and maybe a standard Dwarf unit as well.
Those are actually really nice from a model-maker’s point of view. Plenty of options that have been maximised (unlike Mantic) and nice sculpts. How annoying that they are Chaos Warriors and not Chaos Dwarf Warriors. Or anything else that GW doesn’t make or won’t blow out of the water with their own releases within the next 3 years…
Oh well, I suppose that’s where the money is. Can’t blame him for wanting to make a decent profit, those moulds aren’t cheap.
In many ways, its still a wasted opportunity though. If he really wanted to reap it, he should have pushed the designs further and made God-specific parts (and called them something else, obviously). Wonder if he did shields/great weapons too.
And what is with the gigantinormous weapons, it really bugs me :~
Baggronor: it’s difficult for me to understand what makes profit or not in the miniature world but I think big numbers (like GW) are made with marketing or a long enstabilished market (or both like GW).
If you do not have resourches it’s pretty difficult to make many money.
Said so, I do not think that thousands of people will search online for the Chaos Warriors’ zillion version Most of them will stick to the many options GW gives you.
If it was me I would prefer to search for the niches GW left behind and fill them with my products!
Or I would follow my own line and produce something different to emerge from the main stream with original ideas and decent prices.
But maybe AoW warriors will be really cheap and everybody will look for them as a good quality and convenient alternative…
As I said over on Dakka, these are 1000% better than the GW chaos warriors imo. These actually look chaotic and are much more what I think the GW chaos warriors should have been with the current plastics.
Afaik there are 4 identifiable themes. The idea being that AoW will sculpt 4 heroes and you can somehow mix parts on the plastics to theme them to it. Which sounds great, but I suspect somehow you’ll end up paying a lot more for loads of bits you won’t use…
It’s sort of a shame felix brought these out, as the current rubbish warriors GW do were the one thing stopping me from doing a WoC nurgle army. Much like the orcs stop me from collecting them.