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West Wind

#1 Postby pphalen » Wed Aug 27, 2003 8:17 am

Shane,

I hope the West Wind "deal" only pertains to them creating miniatures!
Please, PLEASE, PLEASE don't let their "proofreaders" near any of your written work!

Also, will they be "scale compatible" with other lines, or Big 'uns like the GRW line?

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#2 Postby Balance » Wed Aug 27, 2003 8:36 am

The GRW minis aren't badly scaled as far as I can tell... Maybe a bit.

Of course, most of my minis are GW, who I believe should now refer to their lines as 'uber-sooper-dooper heroic jumbo scale +3.'
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#3 Postby PEGShane » Wed Aug 27, 2003 11:32 am

West Wind is actually getting *my* help with their games. One of the deals of our arrangement.


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#4 Postby MadTinkerer » Wed Aug 27, 2003 2:57 pm

Hmph. I've always preferred the scale of the GW minis to the old(1990s) D&D/other 25mm scale minis, even before I got into Wargaming. 28mm scale makes for much sturdier and longer-lasting minis. The swords & staves on my old D&D minis would always bend at the slightest touch, but not the GW ones!

The new plastic D&D miniatures intrigue me. The Oldschool Wargamer in me screams "Plastic? PREPAINTED!?!?! RANDOMISED?!?!?!?!?!?!?!", but the GM With Not As Much Time And Money To Prepare Adventures As He'd Like says "W00t! No more messing with undercoats and washes and they're nice and cheap!". If there were plastic Pinnacle-related minis, I'd probably be more likely to buy them, but metal ones are nice for the Oldschool Wargamer in me as well.
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#5 Postby lordthrog » Wed Aug 27, 2003 3:34 pm

I posted this in the BC (Before Crash) forum in a topic about minis (I think it was concerning the Weird West minis, and if they were sold prepainted). I would LOVE to buy prepainted figures, because when I try to paint, I screw it up and think they would look better just dunked in paint ( I'll be playing the *DUNK* Yellow Army *DUNK*)

Most recently my friends and I have been playing HeroClix, and while most of the paint jobs out of the package are fine, some are not so good. We've been repainting, and also making custom Clix. We've prety much put together Clix of our Blood of Heroes characters, complete with custom dials.

Where was I going with this? I dunno, just wanted to share.
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#6 Postby jblittlefield » Thu Aug 28, 2003 6:10 am

PEGShane wrote:West Wind is actually getting *my* help with their games. One of the deals of our arrangement.


Shane


Good, they need it - there games are terrible. I'm glad you're with them as far as minis go though - I never liked Jeff Valent Studios - we should see some cool minis now!

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#7 Postby Marc Hameleers » Thu Aug 28, 2003 10:52 am

What scale will the ships and miniatures be?

Also, can anyone recommend an not to expensive painting serve? perhaps Pinnacle could even make a package dela with one?

I cannot paint a mini if my life or marriage depended on it!


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#8 Postby Conductor » Thu Aug 28, 2003 10:55 am

jblittlefield wrote:Good, they need it - there games are terrible. I'm glad you're with them as far as minis go though - I never liked Jeff Valent Studios - we should see some cool minis now!


This is VERY true...although the minis themselves are excellent. Their "Gothic Horror" line is very clever, and they look great all painted up. I think that the minis we will see coming out from them will be a huge step up in quality. Plus..now that Shane is helping them out, their games might actually be playable now...

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#9 Postby cdude93 » Thu Sep 11, 2003 5:47 pm

Scale wise, West Wind figures are a bit smaller than most 28mm figs, I've got a pretty big collection of their WWII figs(that I use for wierd wars. now they're official! I love it when a plan comes together!) and they match up well with most figs. Like I said, next to larger scale stuff like GW figs or black tree's WWII's they're a bit small, but on the field it is really not a noticeable difference.

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West Wind Scale

#10 Postby cdude93 » Thu Sep 11, 2003 6:38 pm

Here's a link to a pic of some of my west wind germans next to a converted 40k sentinel, should give you an idea of the scale.

http://www.geocities.com/cdude93/pics2

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