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Akori
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Posted: Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 4:34 PM
Chris, she looks amazing, can't wait to see her with more hair too! I see demon dogs and mini gargoyles in her future!

What what?!?! We got Horus (Des Hanley) to post on the forums! You are a legend good sir!

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Posted: Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 7:14 PM Edited on 2013-08-11 19:15:28.0
Not mini gargoyles, but homunculi.

Homunculi

I've been called a lot of things but legend isn't one of them :P

marius
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Posted: Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 11:02 PM
Chris, that is an amazing sculpt, so glad I have ordered her.

Des, lovely work on the concepts.

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Posted: Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 5:21 PM
Dont forget a kickstarter update. and remind them again they all need to come to the forums

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GarethPannan
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Posted: Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 3:49 AM
By the Gods!!!! What a great mini! So glad to have got this one! Your kickstarter is the best one by far as in it's the one I'm most pleased with! Thanks for this. Me happy! : )

Swiss Toni
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Posted: Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013 at 10:54 AM
Fantastic sculpt. Well worth waiting for.

spartan
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Posted: Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013 at 1:23 PM
Wow worth the wait

Osiris
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Posted: Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 8:35 AM Edited on 2013-08-17 08:46:44.0
Latest progress report: the first group of Demigods (Ares Artemis, Hephy, Athena, Poseidon, and Apollo) and the third batch of Trojans have been dropped off at our mold-maker's! I somehow managed to drop Hades while heading out the door - DOH!, so he's undergoing repairs and going in with the next batch (with Hecate). We hope to have some of the first castings of these around the end of next week.

boltman201
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Posted: Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 10:36 AM
Sweet. Thanks for the update.

Karameikos
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Posted: Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 1:52 PM
Great news, and thanks for the update! Looking forward to that first wave of deliveries. Been waiting for high quality sculpts of Poseidon and Athena for a long time - and the Trojans! Time to start researching ancient architecture so I can design some "high walls" :)

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Posted: Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 2:55 PM
That sounds great, thanks.

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Hektor
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Posted: Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 2:58 PM
Thanks for the update Fitz! Sorry to hear about poor Hades, hopefully he's not too badly beat up.

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Osiris
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Posted: Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 5:10 PM
Hektor said:
Thanks for the update Fitz! Sorry to hear about poor Hades, hopefully he's not too badly beat up.
Nope, he just broke one of the 'tongs' off of his 2-pointed spear. This sort of thing happens with the brown putty, it is great for weapons but can be a little brittle. Once I fix it it you won't be able to tell anything ever happened.

redben
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Posted: Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 at 2:58 AM
Exciting news! Especially as I have me some Trojans coming. Will you be sending the Hecate WIP and this info out on a KS update? A lot of backers (foolishly) won't be checking this thread.

marius
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Posted: Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 at 6:30 AM
Thanks for the update Chris. much appreciated.

Zebb
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Posted: Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 at 8:12 AM
Great with those small updates Chris, I am glad to hear no major surgery was needed for Hades.

Osiris
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Posted: Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 at 5:14 PM Edited on 2013-08-18 17:15:09.0
redben said:
Exciting news! Especially as I have me some Trojans coming. Will you be sending the Hecate WIP and this info out on a KS update? A lot of backers (foolishly) won't be checking this thread.
We're doing another full update this Friday with the Kickstarter map, I won't be including the Hecate images, but we'll alert everyone that she's on the forum and send them here to check her out. I hope to have the last bits on her wrapped up by then!

Alcibia
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Posted: Monday, Aug 19, 2013 at 12:12 PM
Will this update tell us about expected ship dates? Are the Trojans and demi gods on tap for next month? Amazons still in October? what about the Kickstarter exclusives, will those be next year with the book or earlier? The tension of waiting is getting the best of me. But as you know from my posts over the last 10 years or so, I have little patience when it comes to waiting for new miniatures from the Croc!

BlazeXI
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Posted: Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013 at 3:55 AM
Chris, do you have a time frame when the To-Tanem and Anubi Slingers were going to be released. I would like to divide my kickstarter goodies into 2-3 shipmnets to avoid customs.

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Osiris
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Posted: Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013 at 9:06 PM
BlazeXI said:
Chris, do you have a time frame when the To-Tanem and Anubi Slingers were going to be released. I would like to divide my kickstarter goodies into 2-3 shipmnets to avoid customs.
They are done, I just need to get the last of them molded, and I don't plan to do that until after the first 2 batches of Kickstarter minis are finished (so between the Amazons and when we get the book out next summer).

GarethPannan
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Posted: Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 8:16 PM
The update is on the Kickstarter page! Groovy! : )

Alxbates
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Posted: Saturday, Aug 24, 2013 at 1:21 AM
Super awesome!

Alcibia
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Posted: Saturday, Aug 24, 2013 at 9:34 AM
Good news, however, I do have a question. Debs mentioned that the larger reward levels may be a bit delayed so the additional exclusives could be included. Since I have boat loads of both the Trojans and Amazons coming and paid for postage for both, can the Trojans be shipped as soon as they are ready and my exclusives sent in October with the Amazons? I realize that you have another 543 backers who all probably want your time and special favors and my request may get lost, but thought I would ask anyway. My frothing at the mouth in anticipation is beginning to concern my friends and family.

spartan
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Posted: Saturday, Aug 24, 2013 at 10:50 AM
Alcibia I'm pretty sure that's how it's going to be done, a little bird told me start looking for minis at the end of September If nothing goes wrong with the molds and that's a scary IF

Jon

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Posted: Sunday, Aug 25, 2013 at 8:32 AM
Alcibia said:
Good news, however, I do have a question. Debs mentioned that the larger reward levels may be a bit delayed so the additional exclusives could be included. Since I have boat loads of both the Trojans and Amazons coming and paid for postage for both, can the Trojans be shipped as soon as they are ready and my exclusives sent in October with the Amazons? I realize that you have another 543 backers who all probably want your time and special favors and my request may get lost, but thought I would ask anyway. My frothing at the mouth in anticipation is beginning to concern my friends and family.
It's still a bit early for this, as soon as we have all the stuff in hand we can start sorting out shipments. But I'm still working on some of the sculptures, so please be patient, we have a while yet.

Osiris
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Posted: Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 9:22 PM
Just a quick update to let you guys know that things are progressing - I'm picking up the Demigod masters on Tuesday next week - I'll get pics posted of them as soon as we get back! Once these are in-hand, I'll clean them (remove any mold lines) and get them back to our moldmaker to be used for the production molds. It's a tight schedule we're on, with not a lot of room for errors, so let's keep our fingers crossed all the masters come out OK.

I also got an update from Todd today with pictures of the greek archers, and they are looking great! With any luck, these will be done next week as well, and I'll post pics when they arrive. It's going to be a long weekend of sculpting for me as well, Dionysus and Aeneas are starting to take shape. Stay tuned, we should have some great pictures for you over the next couple weeks!

boltman201
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Posted: Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 6:19 AM
Good news and thanks for the update. Looking forward to the pics.

Alcibia
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Posted: Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 3:36 PM
How about the other Trojan troops, still on target for September?

GarethPannan
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Posted: Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 3:39 AM
Thanks Chris!

fuzzyguy
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Posted: Wednesday, Sep 04, 2013 at 10:18 PM Edited on 2013-09-04 22:19:40.0
Thanks for the updates! I can't wait to get my grubby little hands on these minis to start painting them.

edit: Holy double post Batman, how did I manage this?

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fuzzyguy
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Posted: Wednesday, Sep 04, 2013 at 10:18 PM Edited on 2013-09-04 22:18:48.0
Thanks for the updates! I can't wait to get my grubby little hands on these minis to start painting them.

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Alcibia
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Posted: Friday, Sep 06, 2013 at 2:03 PM
It's another Friday, we going to get an update?

Osiris
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Posted: Friday, Sep 06, 2013 at 8:18 PM
Yep, we're doing an update this weekend, should be tomorrow!

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Posted: Sunday, Sep 08, 2013 at 8:10 PM Edited on 2013-09-08 20:15:56.0
Here's some big pics of Hecate finished!

A few changes have been made since the last version, mainly the addition of even MORE hair. At this point, she is finished, with the exception of a few bits that need to be done to simplify the casting of the miniature. Now let's all cross our fingers and hope that she makes it through the moldmaking process without any trouble!

Hecate sculpture

And here are some big pics of Todd's greek archers, ready for action! Todd is also working on a set of Captains for them as well, one for each city state (Sparta, Athens, Corinth, and Mycenae).

Archers

Hope you guys like them!

spartan
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Posted: Sunday, Sep 08, 2013 at 8:54 PM
They look great! Hecate looks very nice,love the hair. Archers look good will be buying about 100 hundred as soon as you can pop them out of the mold Chris . As you know I have a 160 Spartans and want to field Xenophon's 10,000 will need 100 Corinthians 100 Athenians 100 Amazons( already bought) and 50 amazon calvery. So you have basically taken my entire hobby budget this year! One question will the amazon archers be unarmored as well

Looking good Jon

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Posted: Monday, Sep 09, 2013 at 1:39 AM
Awesomesauce Fitz, will definitely be adding her after a few games with pentheaslea!

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marius
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Posted: Monday, Sep 09, 2013 at 2:50 AM
Chris and Todd, lovely work.

GarethPannan
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Posted: Monday, Sep 09, 2013 at 4:10 AM
The gods are very pleased!!!!!!!

CBP3
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Posted: Monday, Sep 09, 2013 at 7:28 AM
Sweet! I think we've found the first demigod of the Kickstarter ones I'm gonna paint- oh wait, the Artemis one too. Decisions decisions...

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powerfrog99
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Posted: Monday, Sep 09, 2013 at 1:35 PM
Really great jobs, thanks

Usually I like to attach arrows and bowsstrings to archers, but the bow on the middle one looks a bit short?

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Posted: Monday, Sep 09, 2013 at 9:41 PM
Awesome! Looking great!

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Posted: Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 1:39 AM
She really looks lovely!

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Alcibia
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Posted: Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 1:22 PM
No update for last week?

Osiris
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Posted: Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 9:34 AM
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No update for last week?
I'm frantically trying to finish up a couple minis, and plan on posting an update with these as soon as they are done. Unfortunately, 'frantic' and 'fine detail sculpting' don't really get along well, so it is taking a bit longer to wrap these up. I hope to have these wrapped up soon, and a cool update to follow.

Alcibia
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Posted: Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 10:05 AM
Thanks Chris, I know you are being frantic and really like what I am seeing, but since I have nagged you and Debs about new miniatures for the last 10 years or so, I felt it was necessary for you to know I was still out here, I did not want you two to think anything had happened to me! :)

spartan
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Posted: Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 5:48 PM
LOL ,Same here been pushing for Chris about ten years as well,I'm so excited about these minis my wife is tired of hearing about it

Jon

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Posted: Sunday, Sep 22, 2013 at 10:23 AM
Hecate and archers look amazing.

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Posted: Sunday, Sep 22, 2013 at 5:18 PM
Hecate looks great. good job Fitz.

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