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Video Preview of Palaudis Tribe Castings

G’day guys,

I’ve uploaded a short video to show how the Palaudis Tribe Occulites casted up. Feel free to check it out below. Any comments, feedback or suggestions are more than welcome.

Stay tuned for a video on the Luftles soon.

Cheers,
Ben.

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6 responses

  1. Michael Greenhill

    Ben, those are AWESOME!!! The combination of your ideas, Bob’s sculpting and Nic’s casting are truly something to behold. I especially like the cleanness of the casting. I love getting minis from Eureka because they are so clean. I can’t wait to get these guys on the table!
    Cheers!

    June 26, 2011 at 1:21 pm

  2. I love the effect here. They looked good in green but the castings look even better. I have to say that this project is wonderful entertaining. Both whimsical and serious at the same time, it’s nice to see somebody doing non-standard races and creatures. Your figures very much show that not everything has to be savage and nasty looking full of spikes and muscles and snarly teeth.

    -Eli

    June 26, 2011 at 2:40 pm

  3. Very interesting – a little larger than I expected but the detail really shows though well. Out of the group shown today I am torn between the aggressive stabbing spear man and the chief as my favourite but think both will challenge me when painting.

    Will you be detailing (even in drawings) any minor races / creatures that populate the world?

    Video quality was fine – your partner better keep an eye on her ‘phone 🙂

    I could not see any mould lines on the figures – did you clean them up or is that as you received them?

    Andrew

    June 26, 2011 at 10:15 pm

  4. clam

    Looking good, but a bit surprised about their size, too. don’t know why but would have expected them to be ‘smaller’. Nic did a great job casting them and quality looks good. Great job all of you – you must feel proud 🙂

    June 27, 2011 at 6:21 am

  5. boromirandkermit

    Thanks for the kind words everyone!

    In terms of their size, I was torn between doing these in 15mm or 28mm. In the end I chose 28mm as because it is a skirmish game with only ever 5 Occulites (but differing amounts of Luftles) that going 28mm was the right choice. People could spend time painting them up and making them display pieces.

    Also, in 15mm, the Luftles would have been around 8mm tall, so that worked itself into the equation. I do love that scale though – so maybe one day when I release a mass battle game (no promises) 🙂

    Andrew, I will be detailing a lot of the minor races and the other creatures that inhabit the world. Expect to see this in the book and on the site. Also, event cards will be able to be shuffled into the Natural Selection Deck which will depict creature attacks, stumbling onto another race etc…

    As far as mould lines, no I didn’t clean any up. I just pulled off a couple of metal vents. The mould lines are quite small and mostly unnoticeable. They could be cleaned up very quickly if you wanted, but I didn’t for the video. If you can’t see them on the footage – then that’s a good sign!

    Thanks again everyone – its awesome to log on and find positive comments about something that I love doing! Really appreciate it!

    Cheers,
    Ben.

    June 27, 2011 at 8:39 am

  6. It must be great to have these in hand after all these years of planning & designing.

    I really love the solid look to these and the fact that they are one piece casts.

    The chieftain is impressive, not only due to being a larger/bigger sculpt but the advisor and how it’s hand wraps around the eye stalk – the sense of total trust.

    I really hope that these really take off for you and that others will experience the world that Dawrin sees.

    June 29, 2011 at 8:36 am

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