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Darklands: Mighty Monsters - Fulfilment

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:59 pm

DARKLANDS: MIGHTY MONSTERS
FULFILMENT

Wave 21 shipments are underway
Waves 19-21 may be ongoing for a few stragglers, and wave 22 will begin shortly. We will try to get everything out as soon as we can, but there's a lot to ship - and as always we prioritise orders in date sequence; i.e., if you ordered early, you'll get your stuff sent early.

What we're saying, basically, is - please be patient! We are doing everything as fast as we can without compromising on quality.

Metals will ship at separate times
The metal versions of miniatures (if there are any) will ship at least one wave later than the resin versions; it takes a while to get them ready to be cast in metal.

Now that we're used to working with the external casters we can give you a little idea of what goes on. Usually, it takes at least a month to get the master metal moulds from sending the miniatures to them; and then we must check these masters for errors and then either amend or okay them. Then they go into production, which takes another month.

Whilst we are using metal casters that are second to none in terms of quality, they are so busy it can take a while to get miniatures from them!

What Ships When
Here's an up to date list of what we think will be shipped when.

    SHIPMENT WAVE 0 (complete): Existing miniatures
    SHIPMENT WAVE 15 (February 2017): Maatmäg
    SHIPMENT WAVE 18 (August 2017): Crémharunc - Ammon - Great Axe Krull - Choloch - Great Axe Malacant - Trolls of Gunnheim (Great Axe Vörtun - Gjöll - Unnolg - Gando - Valdr - Jöllund)
    SHIPMENT WAVE 19 (October 2017): Gahwn
    SHIPMENT WAVE 20 (February 2018): Howling Cnebba - Murderous Cúlaítar - Scecchus, Cowering Fiend of Dis - Tórlákr
    SHIPMENT WAVE 21 (April 2018): Beasts of Machairá Peat (Gainn - Arroch - Bréana - Tirimaon - Donnach)
    SHIPMENT WAVE 22 (June 2018): Thuulac - Encrusted Thuulac - Scuttling Nucránca (Uulo - Pruul - Gonuu)
    SHIPMENT WAVE 23 (August 2018): Athena - Kretos Beta - Oghu Watchers, Shieldwall Oghurithne Unit (Gubad - Dungad - Lobo - Bogo - Rubad - Dungada - Lobog)
    SHIPMENT WAVE 24 (October 2018): Scethæn - Selkilias

    Items in green will DEFINITELY be sent in that wave as we have them in hand.
    Items in yellow italics have been received from the sculptor or printer but not yet moulded. They should be sent in that wave, but it's possible they will slip into the next wave.
    Items in italics are in progress and should make it into that wave, but we don't yet have the sculpt or 3d print.
    Items not in bold or in italics may still make it into that wave, but may not.

    Purchasing Deadlines
    There's still time to purchase everything from this project...

      Wave 18 Miniatures: October 9th 2017
      Wave 19 Miniatures: November 6th 2017
      Wave 20 Miniatures: February 19th 2018
      Wave 21 Miniatures: April 23rd 2018
      Wave 22 Miniatures: July 2nd 2018
      The Rest: until they ship!

    Keep watching this list as it may well change - and if you have any issues with the above timings, please let us know and we may well be able to push the deadline back a little for you.
    We reserve the right to change any of the above dates without notice.

    Sculpts and Sculptors
    Here's the big list of who's sculpting what and when for Darklands: New Kindreds! Please bear in mind that this list may change over time, so don't take it as set in stone until the first work in progress shots appear.

    We've split the lists into completely new sculpts and alterations to make life easier for us all!

    New Sculpts:
      BOB PŁOCIENNIK: Bob has just completed Scethæn and Selkilias and then he's doing the Hydrar Unit from this project. He's doing Marzaon too, now...


    Alterations:
      TIM PROW: Tim's done the Oghu Watchers, Armoured Oghurithne Unit and then he's doing the Shieldwall Dyndraig and the Cowering Fiends of Dis from this project.

    Many sculpts to go, but we're getting there...

    Completed Sculpts
    We thought this would be a good idea, as things are cracking on - a list of completed sculpts, in kindred order! Completed sculpts are in green; in progress sculpts are in yellow italics.

    New Sculpts and Alterations:
      ALBAINN: Oghu Watchers, Shieldwall Oghurithne Unit (Gubad - Dungad - Lobo - Bogo - Rubad - Dungada - Lobog)
      ANGLECYNN: Howling Cnebba
      ATALANTES: Athena - Kretos Beta
      BRYTHONIAID: Shieldwall Dyndraig Unit - Gahwn
      BYZANTII: Selkilias
      ÉRAINN: Beasts of Machairá Peat (Gainn - Arroch - Bréana - Tirimaon - Donnach) - Murderous Cúlaítar - Crémharunc
      FOMORAIC: Scuttling Núcranca, Núcranc Unit (Uulo - Pruul - Gonuu) - Thuulac - Encrusted Thuulac - Maatmäg
      JUTES: Scethæn
      INFERNII: Great Axe Krull - Ammon - Great Axe Malacant - Choloch - Cowering Scecchus - Cowering Fiends of Dis
      KHTHONES: Spite of Ýdron, Hydrar Unit
      NORSE: Trolls of Gunnheim, Great Axe Troll Unit (Great Axe Vörtun - Gjöll - Unnolg - Gando - Valdr - Jöllund) - Tórlakr
      VRAS: N/A
      YSIANS: Marzaon, Uthard's Chimera

Let us know if we've missed anything, of course!
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Re: Darklands: Mighty Monsters - Fulfilment

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:37 pm

TROLLS OF GUNNHEIM, GREAT AXE TROLL UNIT
The Trolls of Gunnheim are the Great Axe Trolls, of course, and there's only one guy we wanted to sculpt them: Allan Carrasco...

Gando, Great Axe Troll Warrior
A merry chap, is Gando... unless you steal his curly wurlies. Then he'll take a great axe to your head!

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He'll be a Wave 17 shipment, we shouldn't wonder...

Valdr, Great Axe Troll Warrior
Another happy fella, is Valdr. Just don't mess with his wife.

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He'll be a Wave 17 shipment... so we reckon that's the two units of Trolls done for June! Huzzah!
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Re: Darklands: Mighty Monsters - Fulfilment

Postby Rob Lane » Fri May 12, 2017 11:41 am

AMMON, SERVILE LIEGE OF DIS
Ammon is of course Krull sans wings, but as we're not changing the body (just the arms, and adding plugs for where the wings go) you can take this as a Great Axe Krull update, too.

Anyway, check out Tim Prow's work so far. Don't worry, the haft will be much thicker!

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He should be a Wave 18 shipment!

CHOLOCH, SERVILE WARRIOR OF DIS
Similarly to Ammon, Choloch is Malacant sans wings, and so Bent... I mean, Great Axe Malacant gains a leap forward with this update. Tim Prow again...

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He'll be a Wave 18 shipment, hopefully...

TROLLS OF GUNNHEIM, GREAT AXE TROLL UNIT
Allan Carrasco could probably sculpt Trolls in his sleep, but that doesn't mean they're in any way bad... quite the opposite!

Gando, Great Axe Troll Warrior
The happy-go-lucky Gando tends to instigate any kind of beer pong at parties, he's such a good laugh.

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Tables don't last long with him around, I can tell you...

Valdr, Great Axe Troll Warrior
Valdr Valdr is quite the opposite of Galdo as he's always found in the kitchen at parties, trying but failing to engage the opposite sex in conversation. Or indeed make eye contact with them. He probably wears a tank top.

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These guys - and thus the Trolls of Gunnheim as a whole - should be a Wave 18 shipment!
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Re: Darklands: Mighty Monsters - Fulfilment

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:16 pm

Just the two (well, four in reality) miniatures this week for the Infernii. All conversions!

AMMON, SERVILE LIEGE OF DIS
Ammon is just Krull without wings in many respects, but what's good for Ammon is also good for Krull, and vice versa - Krull gets a great weapon option, and Ammon can have Krull's weapons too!

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Here's the wing "nubs" which will simply insert into Krull's body to make him wingless...

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He should be a Wave 18 shipment.

CHOLOCH, SERVILE WARRIOR OF DIS
The same goes for Choloch / Malacant, of course... we've not changed the body, so the weapons and so forth are interchangeable...

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He should be a Wave 18 shipment!
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Kretos Beta

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:28 pm

Just the one miniature... well, bigiature - to show this week, and it's for the Atalantes...

KRETOS BETA, OGROS OF BRONZE
The lovely Kretos, who is nothing if not a beast of war, gains a double-handed mace instead of two maces - becoming Kretos Beta in the process. Prepare to have your blocks knocked off, monsters of Darklands...

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We are very much hoping he'll be a Wave 18 shipment!
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Beweaponed Wyvern

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:10 pm

Just the one monster this week, but it's a superb conversion of an existing one for the Brythoniaid...

GAHWN, CAWRGWYFERN OF ELENYDD
We love Martin Lavat's monster work, and Gahwn is a perfect example of what he can do - and possibly our favourite one he's done so far!

A conversion of Typhaggahw, the superb Gwyfern from yonks ago (but still awesome), Gahwn has ditched his wings and grown some arms to become a Cawrgwyfern, an Ogre-Wyvern if you will...

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He should be a Wave 19 shipment!
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Three Monstrosities

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:25 pm

Three different monsters, for three different kindreds (Brythoniaid, Érainn and Infernii), by two different sculptors, this week...

GAHWN, CAWRGWYFERN OF ELENYDD
The lovely Gahwn, that alternate monster of Typhaggahw, is now complete, thanks to Martin Lavat. Doesn't he look awesome?

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He will be a Wave 20 shipment...

MURDEROUS CÚLAÍTAR, BEAST OF LAGÁIN FOREST
I wouldn't like to meet Murderous Cúlaítar during the day, let alone at night, especially if he had murder in his eyes with them two great stone clubs! Converted by Tim Prow.

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He's not quite done yet, but he should be a Wave 20 shipment...

COWERING SCECCHUS, SERVILE FIEND OF DIS
It's Infernii time, kids! Here's Cowering Scecchus, converted by Tim Prow...

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Again, he should be a Wave 20 shipment!
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More Monstrous Beings

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:32 pm

We've two updates from Tim Prow this week, finishing off those shown from last time...

MURDEROUS CÚLAÍTAR, BEAST OF LAGÁIN FOREST
We saw Murderous Cúlaítar last time, of course, but he needed a little work on his crosses and now Tim's sorted that, you can put a fork in him!

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Here's what he looks like with his murdering sticks (from last week)...

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He will be a Wave 20 shipment!

COWERING SCECCHUS, SERVILE FIEND OF DIS
Tim just needed to add details to Cowering Scecchus' shield hand and so he has, to be sure...

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Again, he should be a Wave 20 shipment!
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Grim Troll

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:04 am

Just the one miniature for the monsters that are mighty this week, sculpted by Martin Lavat for the Norse...

TÓRLÁKR, GRIMTROLL
The awesomeness of Tórlákr, a Grimtroll of the Norse, is down to four people - Christophe Madura and Dan Cockersell, who drew and sculpted Blood-Maw; and Dan Warren and Martin Lavat, who drew and converted him to become Tórlákr.

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Martin's done an amazing job matching Dan's skin textures!

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We are very much hoping he will be a Wave 20 shipment!
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Howling Wolf

Postby Rob Lane » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:27 pm

Again just the one miniature - for the Anglecynn - and from Martin Lavat...

HOWLING CNEBBA, MÆGENWULF
The lovely Howling Cnebba is, er, a version of Cnebba that's howling. Maybe it's teatime and he's telling his mates his mum told him he had to be in for six, and that he'll be out to play tomorrow.

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We're very much hoping he'll make it in for tea. Or indeed, Wave 20...
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Beast of the Peat

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:29 pm

Just the one miniature from Allan so far, for the Érainn although he's begun work on the other three from its unit...

BEASTS OF MACHAIRÁ PEAT, PEAT BEAST UNIT
The Beasts of Machairá Peat have taken their sweet time to be done, but Allan's cracking on and I shouldn't wonder if they're done by the next update...

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Bréana, Peat Beast Warrior
The Peat Beast known as Bréana is looking... erm... beautiful? thanks to Allan's work...

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We're hoping the unit will be ready for Wave 21 for sure...
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Peaty Blinders

Postby Rob Lane » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:29 pm

Three more miniatures to show this week, and all for the Érainn. Who'd a thunk it?

BEASTS OF MACHAIRÁ PEAT, PEAT BEAST UNIT
The Beasts of Machairá Peat are now done and dusted, for which we must be thankful to Mighty Allan Carrasco, a legend amongst sculptors if ever there was one.

Gainn, Olden Peat Beast
As this is the end of the unit, we thought we'd show you those that have gone before, too. The champion of the unit (and finished yonks ago), Gainn is a lovely-looking fella...

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...even in green.

Arroch, Peat Beast Warrior
Arroch is just a warrior from the unit...

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...but he's still pretty peaty! Not as peaty as Adam Peaty, the swimmer, but still.

Bréana, Peat Beast Warrior
Bréana was done for the last update, but here's a reprise anyway...

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...and he's not as peaty as Adam Peaty, either.

Tirimaon, Peat Beast Warrior
Now Tirimaon, he was going to be called Peaty McPeatface...

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...but that would make him peatier than Adam Peaty, which is impossible.

Donnach, Peat Beast Warrior
Enough of such nonsense. Donnach is a mighty Peat Beast warrior, as likely to eat you as drink you. What do they know of peat, whom only peat know?

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The unit should be a Wave 21 shipment! Huzzah!
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Armoured Oghurithne

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:35 pm

A whole unit of lovely monstrous infantry fellas to show you this week, and all for the Albainn!

OGHU WATCHERS, SHIELDWALL OGHURITHNE UNIT
The Oghu Keepers, originally sculpted by Yannick Fusier, have had a nice little makeover into a Shieldwall unit - thanks to Tim Prow's ministrations. These guys will make excellent anvils in your Albainn host!

Gubad, Shieldwall Oghurithne Rud
Gubad is the shieldwall version of the original Oghurithne champion, Brugbad.

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...he was once known as Brugbad the Dolt in some quarters...

Dungad, Shieldwall Oghurithne Nund
The banner bearer of the Oghu Watchers is Dungad...

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...as converted from the original banner bearer, Dungabad...

Lobo, Shieldwall Oghurithne Bol
The herald of the Oghu Watchers is Lobo...

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...not related to DC's awesome comics character, sadly.

Bogo, Shieldwall Oghurithne Warrior
A conversion of Bogad, is Bogo...

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...don't add an f on the end. You don't get two of him for one of him.

Rubad, Shieldwall Oghurithne Warrior
Rubad comes from Rubeg...

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...he's gained a lovely shield and a bit of armour!

Dungada, Shieldwall Oghurithne Warrior
The alternate of the banner bearer, is Dungada...

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...just got to sort the straps and he's good to go...

Lobog, Shieldwall Oghurithne Warrior
Lobog is the alternate of the herald, of course.

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These guys should be a Wave 23 shipment!

Next up for Tim are the Cowering Fiends of Dis!
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Re: Darklands: Mighty Monsters - Fulfilment

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:05 am

Just the one miniature to show you today, for the Jutes, but what a miniature it is... coming to a tabletop near you soon to both dominate and terrify, here's the utterly brilliant

SCETHÆN, CRAG BEETLE
Sculpted of course by Bob Płociennik from the artwork by Danny Cruz, Scethæn is a mighty crag beetle of the Jutes. Standing on a 120mm base, this thing will be massive and awesome!

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We are hoping he'll be a Wave 24 (October) shipment!
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Major Skorpion

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:10 am

There's only one miniature to show this week, but what a bloody miniature it is. Take a seat, Byzantii fans...

SELKILIAS, SKORPION OF ACHAEA
What a miniature Selkilias is going to be. It's bloody amazing. And all thanks to Bob Płociennik, the sculptor, and Danny Cruz, the artist.

Here is the bloody big beast - that's a 120mm base! We do believe that Selkilias will be the biggest scorpion miniature out there - we've had a look around and we can't see anything bigger. I would purchase it now, before we change its price... because it's bound to be more than £80 at RRP!

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He should be a Wave 24 shipment!

Next for Bob is the awesome giant tortoise turtle thing, Schyrós, for the Khthones... rumours of Sávrar riding on its back on a giant howdah complete with some kind of greek fire lobbing heath robinson type machine are completely true.

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