Discworld Action Figures???

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Discworld Action Figures???

Postby Jason » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:32 am

I don't know if this has been posted anywhere else but have you seen this press release about 5 30mm Discworld figurings being released at the end of October.

http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/2008/10/10/18236
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:38 am

Those are really nice! Although 30mm seems rather small. The Clarecraft pewter figures were around 40mm I think and it would have been nice if they'd been made to that scale. But these are tabletop game figures and I suppose that 30mm is the standard size. :?

I thought you were going to post about the Discworld Dolls there for a bit Jason. :shock: :lol:
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Postby Jason » Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:22 am

Sorry, it was me being a bit tabloid! I remember a long time ago Terry mentioning that he wouldn't want a Granny Weatherwax doll complete with Kung-Fu grip.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:43 am

:lol: From doing a bit of online checking, it seems that the company making these excellent figures is Polish and they offer a painting service for those people who don't feel able to paint them themselves (most of us!).

The figures aren't on the company website yet - at least I couldn't find them. :?
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Postby The_Discworldaholic » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:34 pm

Thank you very much Jason :evil: , you realise im going to have to collect these as well now :wink: oh in for a penny so to speak. :lol:
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Postby rentawitch » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:44 pm

the quality of the painting does look very special :)
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Postby stormblade » Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:44 pm

ive been painting these typs of figures for years and its not as hard as it looks just pop to you local gamesworkshop for lots of help and and advice.

(you can tell the good ones there the ones with the geeky beard and the slightly plaid look of someone who spends to much time indoors on his own)
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Postby andrew » Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:59 pm

I've been looking for this sort of thing for a while now so I got excited when I saw this thread!

There seems to be quite a shortage of Discworld-themed merchandise to adorn your book collection with... but maybe that's a good thing! The word 'merchandise' has bad connotations, at least in my eyes.

In a positive light, at least with these models you have to assemble them and paint them yourself. A lot of it is down to an individual's effort and their own perceptions of the look and feel of the Disc's characters.

I'm lacking in my painting skills but I think I'll have to give these a try. It'd be great for people to post pictures of their painted minatures if anyone else decides to have a go!

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Postby Tiffany » Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:59 pm

I'm glad you posted on this thread, Andrew, coz I'd missed it before. The figures would make a good Christmas present for me :D ........Now, who can I ask to give them to me? :lol:
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Postby mattglg » Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:19 pm

I'm going to have to stop checking this forum - it costs me too much!

I love the Rincewind figure - I quite like the Vimes one as well but it doesn't quite match my mental image of him (if you know what I mean).

I couldn't see the painting service on their website - can anyone see how much it is? - I haven't painted a miniature in 15 years and I wasn't much good then!
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Postby chris.ph » Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:30 pm

just been tod to grow up by my little boss :lol:
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Postby Dotsie » Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:59 pm

chris.ph wrote:just been tod to grow up by my little boss :lol:


No need for that kind of talk :D

Actually, I would definitely get them if they were painted, but the thought of spending hours painstakingly colouring in the little fellas - not my cup of tea. And I'd really like a Granny Weatherwax with a kung fu grip as well, whatever Terry says :wink:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:14 pm

I thought Granny favoured the hatpin technique myself?
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Postby Fi » Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:02 am

Nanny Ogg looks positively evil :shock:

It's like War Hammer stuff that my son used to collect.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:19 am

I like the Nanny Ogg one but I dont think I would be any good at painting them,

I wonder :?: if Benard at the Cunning Artificer will be stocking any. :wink:
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