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Darklands: Starter Hosts II - Fulfilment

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:37 pm

DARKLANDS: STARTER HOSTS II
FULFILMENT

Wave 0 is complete
Wave 0 - the existing miniatures from this project - is now complete.

There's not much else to say here, except - there's a while to go before the first miniatures are shipped from this project, so keep watching the updates to see what will make it into that first Wave.

Metals will ship at separate times
The metal versions of miniatures 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.

Resin Miniatures:
    SHIPMENT WAVE 0 (complete): Existing miniatures
    SHIPMENT WAVE 25 (February 2019): Hrōr - Hunter Hrōr - Eoric's Pack
    SHIPMENT WAVE 29 (February 2020): Fanaberend Leofwen on Foot - Fanaberend Leofwen on Great Hart - Warrior Leofwen on Foot - Warrior Leofwen on Great Hart - Hunter Leofwen on Foot - Hunter Leofwen on Great Hart

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.

Metal Miniatures:
    SHIPMENT WAVE 30 (April 2020): Fanaberend Leofwen on Foot - Warrior Leofwen on Foot - Hunter Leofwen on Foot - Hrōr - Hunter Hrōr - Eoric's Pack

Items in green will DEFINITELY be sent in that wave as we have them in hand.
Items in green italics have been sent to the metal casters but have only been produced in sample form.
Items in yellow italics are in mould-making progress (as we have all of the miniatures required) and should make it into that wave, but we don't yet have the first samples.
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 0 Miniatures: complete!
    Wave 25 Miniatures: February 18th 2019
    Wave 26 Miniatures: April 29th 2019
    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: Savage Hordes IV! 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.

New Sculpts and Alterations:
    RAFAEL DIOLI: Another new sculptor to our range, Rafael has completed all three variants of Annik on foot, and now he's doing Annik on horse.
    JAMIE PHIPPS: Jamie has completed all three variants of Leofwen and that's him for this project!
    BOB PŁOCIENNIK: Bob will be doing everything! He's already done Hrōr, Hunter Hrōr and Eoric's Pack, and he'll be doing the new versions of Cynemon, Birna and Wulfric's Pack.

Getting there!

Completed Sculpts
Here's 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: N/A
    ANGLECYNN: Fanaberend Leofwen on Foot - Fanaberend Leofwen on Great Hart - Warrior Leofwen on Foot - Warrior Leofwen on Great Hart - Hunter Leofwen on Foot - Hunter Leofwen on Great Hart - Cynemon - Wulfskull Cynemon - Cynemon on Horse - Hrōr - Hunter Hrōr - Eoric's Pack - Wulfric's Pack
    ATALANTES: N/A
    BRYTHONIAID: N/A
    BYZANTII: N/A
    ÉRAINN: N/A
    FOMORAIC: N/A
    INFERNII: N/A
    JUTES: N/A
    KHTHONES: N/A
    NORSE: Birna - Archer Birna - Ravener Birna
    VRAS: N/A
    YSIANS: Falchion-Annik on Foot - Falchion-Annik on Horse - Sickle-Annik on Foot - Sickle-Annik on Horse - Bow-Annik on Foot - Bow-Annik on Horse
    SELL-SWORDS: N/A

Let us know if we've missed anything, of course!
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Update the First!

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:59 pm

We've a fair few miniatures to show you to be honest, all for the Anglecynn. So let's get started! We've shown these elsewhere of course but it's only right it's reproduced here.

HRŌR, WERWULF THEGN
The lovely Hrōr has been resculpted even lovelier than before thanks to Bob Płociennik's attentions. Just like the others, he comes with sword and shield or spear and shield!

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Here's the spear-armed version...

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He will be a Wave 25 (February) shipment.

HUNTER HRŌR, WERWULF THEGN
Hunter Hrōr is the bow-armed version of Hrōr, and how lovely he is indeed...

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Again, he'll be a Wave 25 shipment.

EORIC'S PACK, WERWULF UNIT
The fantastic resculpted Eoric's Pack is, when all's said and done, utterly fantabulous. And that's swearing!

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Again, these guys will come with sword or spear options so you can decide which one you want to use rather than having to purchase them separately. You can even choose to have the shield or not have the shield - so there's four different permutations!

Eoric, Frēawerwulf
The champion, Eoric, is a nutter.

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He's a great werwulf!

Sigebald, Monewerwulf
Sigebald is the unit's banner bearer, a Monewerwulf...

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...literally a mane-wulf...

Heoruvard, Thēotenwerwulf
The herald is Heoruvard bless him...

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...he howls!

Rædwulf, Werwulf Warrior
A warrior, Rædwulf is a warrior...

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...his fur is russet red!

Wealdhere, Werwulf Warrior
The awesome Wealdhere is a warrior of the unit...

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...I've got nothing more to say about that.

Siweard, Werwulf Warrior
The alternate of the banner bearer is called Siweard...

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They will be a Wave 25 shipment!

What's Next?

Bob will be sculpting Leofwen next... she may well be done in time to ship with these guys...!
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Leofwen Lives!

Postby Rob Lane » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:07 pm

We've a fair few miniatures to show you to be honest, all for the Anglecynn. So let's get started! We've shown these elsewhere of course but it's only right it's reproduced here.

LEOFWEN, FANE-BEARER OF DĒRA
The lovely Leofwen was always a great concept but a so-so miniature, so we're very much looking forward to Jamie's version of her...

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It's very early days so it's doubtful if she'll be done for Wave 25, but Wave 26 is definitely a possibility...

What's Next?

Jamie will be carrying on with Leofwen of course, and we have some cracking news on the new Werwulfas: the warrior unit has been printed and the hunter unit is in the process of printing (currently 3 out of 5 done). Next will be Hror and Thurgis, so we are very hopeful of a Wave 25 (February) shipment for these guys - in resin, anyway! Metal versions will be done for Wave 26 (April), if not earlier, as we should be up and running ourselves with metals by then.

As well as that, Cynemon will be getting some treatment very soon indeed...
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A Bit More of Leofwen

Postby Rob Lane » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:00 pm

The Anglecynn have had some real love in this project, so be prepared to love this miniature in return...

LEOFWEN, FANE-BEARER OF DĒRA
Jamie Phipps has been cracking on with Leofwen and she's really taking shape now!

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Methinks Wave 26 will be her wave...

What's Next?

Jamie will be carrying on with Leofwen, and after her we'll get him to do Annik as he did such a good job on Seza. Bob will be doing Cynemon, Birna and the Wælwulfas at some point soon. I'm very hopeful of bringing this project to a close in the summer (in terms of miniatures sculpted, anyway).
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Shieldwall Leofwen

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:37 am

It's all Anglecynn at the moment! Just one miniature again...

LEOFWEN, FANE-BEARER OF DĒRA
So, now Leofwen is taking shape, we can reveal to you the next step in Jamie Phipps' journey to give the deer-people a warchief...

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There's still a few things to do - a dagger on her leg and a scabbard, a deer symbol on the shield plus some all-important undercrackers - but she's definitely getting there.

Jamie's got a lot of other work on at the moment so we're not too sure of an April shipment for her, especially as there's the archer and Fane-Bearer versions yet to do, and of course the mounted versions... but we'll see.

She's looking awesome though!

What's Next?

Jamie will be carrying on with Leofwen, and after her we'll get him to do Annik as he did such a good job on Seza. Bob will be doing Cynemon, Birna and the Wælwulfas at some point soon. I'm very hopeful of bringing this project to a close in the summer (in terms of miniatures sculpted, anyway).
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Leofwen Progress

Postby Rob Lane » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:21 pm

Once again it's all Anglecynn and Leofwen is getting there...

LEOFWEN, FANE-BEARER OF DĒRA
Leofwen is very nearly done - at least, the shieldwall version!

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Jamie's sorted the pose, it's much better now, and he's added the dagger on her left leg and has begun the deer symbol on the shield. the bow and quiver are added, but not complete as there's no arrers. The "kneepads" on her legs need to go a little higher too.

But she's almost there! Huzzah!

He's begun the deer too, so that should be with us soon...ish... and we think she'll be a June shipment, to be honest!

What's Next?

Jamie will be carrying on with Leofwen, and after her we'll get him to do Annik as he did such a good job on Seza. Bob will be doing Cynemon, Birna and the Wælwulfas at some point soon. I'm very hopeful of bringing this project to a close in the summer (in terms of miniatures sculpted, anyway).
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We Hart Leofwen!

Postby Rob Lane » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:30 am

It's all Anglecynn and it's all Leofwen again... well, Leofwen and her trusty steed!

LEOFWEN, FANABEREND OF DĒRA ON GREAT HART
Jamie's work on Leofwen continues with the Great Hart version...

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The first two shots are musculature, to show you how it all works, but the last shot is amazing...

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There's still a fair bit to do - the antlers are just placeholders and detailing needs work - but she's definitely getting there!

What's Next?

Jamie will be carrying on with Leofwen, and after her we'll get him to do Annik as he did such a good job on Seza. Bob will be doing Cynemon, Birna and the Wælwulfas at some point soon. I'm very hopeful of bringing this project to a close in the summer (in terms of miniatures sculpted, anyway).
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Leofwen Time

Postby Rob Lane » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:29 pm

It's all Anglecynn and it's all Leofwen on Hart again...

LEOFWEN, FANABEREND OF DĒRA ON GREAT HART
Jamie's work on Leofwen continues at a snail's pace, but equally it's bloody amazing, so we'll forgive him.

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She's almost there: there's a few thickness issues on the legs and the banner itself, but she's definitely nearing completion!
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Leofwen, Foot Done

Postby Rob Lane » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:31 pm

It's all Anglecynn and it's all Leofwen on Hart again...

LEOFWEN, FANABEREND OF DĒRA ON FOOT
So here's Leofwen with banner on foot...

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...the great hart version you saw last time of course.

WARRIOR LEOFWEN, THEGN OF DĒRA ON FOOT
Here's the Warrior Leofwen version, done yonks ago...

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...but worth a look again as she's so ace.

HUNTER LEOFWEN, THEGN OF DĒRA ON FOOT
Here's the Hunter Leofwen version, probably our favourite of the lot!

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Now there's still the warrior and hunter versions on hart to see, but she's just about there guys and gals...
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A Tale of Two Girlies

Postby Rob Lane » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:37 pm

We have a number of miniatures to show this time, for the Anglecynn and the Ysians...

LEOFWEN, FANABEREND OF DĒRA ON FOOT
Let's start with Leofwen, who is - after a rather long drawn-out process - finished! Hurrah! We may as well show everything today, to remind people how awesome she is...

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...and she is bloody awesome! But then, she is from Yorkshire.

LEOFWEN, FANABEREND OF DĒRA ON GREAT HART
So here's the great hart version of Leofwen with banner, which you haven't seen yet (well not in pose anyway).

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She looks very regal in these poses!

WARRIOR LEOFWEN, THEGN OF DĒRA ON FOOT
So here's Warrior Leofwen on foot:

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Seen before, but worth looking at again because she looks superb!

WARRIOR LEOFWEN, THEGN OF DĒRA ON GREAT HART
Here's Warrior Leofwen on Great Hart, charging madly towards the enemy!

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The above is an unfinished version, but we love that shot! Here's the finished version from the other side:

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Jamie's done a fantastic job here - we confidently predict she'll sell like the last hot cakes in the only hot cake shop at the end of the world!

HUNTER LEOFWEN, THEGN OF DĒRA ON FOOT
Hunter Leofwen is a cool addition for sure!

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Armed with a bow and that.

HUNTER LEOFWEN, THEGN OF DĒRA ON GREAT HART
The Great Hart version of Hunter Leofwen is in a cool trotting pose...

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...so you get three different poses of Great Hart!

Leofwen's done - hurrah!

FALCHION-ANNIK OF CARN WRACH, BATTLE-DRUNE ON FOOT
We decided to give Annik to Rafael Dioli - who did the recent ratties - and he's done a superb job, we think. So much so that we'll be giving Rafael all of the Ysians and Vras that need to be sculpted in the future!

After much deliberation (well, about two minutes, which is a lot for us) we decided to keep her pose just like the original art, because that original art is so original. Or something.

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There'll be more Anniks to come of course - Sickle-Annik, who's nekkid; Bow-Annik, who's got a bow; and then three horsey versions. She's going to look awesome!
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Annik Time Again!

Postby Rob Lane » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:41 pm

We have one miniature for the Ysians to show you this week, but in three different ways...

SICKLE-ANNIK OF CARN WRACH, BATTLE-DRUNE ON FOOT
Now Sickle-Annik is a bit rude, as she's showing her lady bits, so we've had to protect the innocent with a picture of Tim's face, as always.

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Here's the unprotected versions, as you're on our forums:

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BOW-ANNIK OF CARN WRACH, BATTLE-DRUNE ON FOOT
The next version of Annik, Bow-Annik, is less rude but still awesome...

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...her body is different to the other two variants to accommodate the pose correctly, so there's no possibility of swapping parts, but the other two can swap bodies and heads around between the variant weapons and helms with no problems.

FALCHION-ANNIK OF CARN WRACH, BATTLE-DRUNE ON HORSE
The foot versions are pretty much done, but here's the first images of Falchion-Annik on Horse...

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This is very much a work in progress, with the horse incomplete and not posed, but she's getting there. There'll be the other variants on horse, too!

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