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khurasanminiatures13 Apr 2010 10:00 p.m. PST

Yes, true to my word, tonight I released:

The Sponk
The power armoured marines of the Special Assault Brigade
The Sepulvedan Resistance infantry
The Sepulvedan Resistance truck warriors with heavy weapons
The AHI Rockjumper, a Pickup crawler truck

All available here!

Demaratos13 Apr 2010 10:16 p.m. PST


Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2010 10:21 p.m. PST

"Sepulvedan" 'cause that's your favorite street in Los Angeles???


Cacique Caribe13 Apr 2010 10:32 p.m. PST


So, how long before you get the Resistance Command and Hero figures released?

And the Mekanoids?



Rassilon13 Apr 2010 10:51 p.m. PST


KONKURUR13 Apr 2010 11:40 p.m. PST


This rich and creamy sponk bisque is flavored with a little sherry and fresh chives, and it will warm your soul on a cold winter's night. The addition of fresh herbs or a squeeze of lemon can make the dish. Serve this soup as a main dish, or as a first course for an elegant dinner party.

2-3/4 cups milk
1 10.75-ounce can condensed cream of asparagus
1 10.75-ounce can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 cup half-and-half or light cream
6 to 6.5 ounces of fresh sponk meat, drained, flaked, and cartilage removed
3 tablespoons dry sherry or milk
Fresh chives (optional)

In a 3-quart saucepan combine milk, asparagus soup, mushroom soup, and half-and-half. Bring just to boiling over medium heat, stirring frequently. Stir in sponk meat and dry sherry; heat through. To serve, ladle bisque into bowls. If desired, garnish each serving with chives. Makes 6 main-dish servings.

JRacel14 Apr 2010 3:38 a.m. PST

Order placed. The wife is not pleased, but I did get some penguins this time!


Battle Works Studios14 Apr 2010 4:18 a.m. PST

That pickup crawler is a bargain, and the Resistance will look nice fighting across some scifi shanty towns. Guess I'd better work up another order and get some more Rebel Scourge while I'm at it for OpFors.

I still managed to look at the cat in the hat again, though. Have to read before I click. :)

cfielitz14 Apr 2010 4:32 a.m. PST

Whoa, paint it red and the Rockjumper pickup crawler looks a heck of a lot like the vehicles we used in Antarctica back in the 80s.

nvdoyle14 Apr 2010 4:33 a.m. PST

Packaging thought: if I'm getting two gunners and two truck guns, I'll probably want two riders and two ammo boxes as well, so I can make two trucks.

Or, I could just buy two packs and have extra guns and gunners! Nevermind, problem solved!

(Also, could we see a comparison shot between one of each of the scifi ranges?)

I don't think I have to mention that the new stuff looks awesome. grin

morrigan14 Apr 2010 4:57 a.m. PST

Nice stuff! Thanks for making them!

khurasanminiatures14 Apr 2010 5:12 a.m. PST

CC, the first code of Mekanoids, the grenadiers, are coming in a week or so, once they are painted, assuming the painter can slot them in right away. Also the Felid baron, who's a pretty cool figure.

The Resistance command are being cast and I don't know when I'll get them exactly. Mid-May? The heroes are being sculpted but the sculptor is working on lots of other stuff too so can't put my finger on when they will be ready. All he's done so far is make the 15mm version of my Genocidal Overlord, Jellina Joel I. It's totally spectacular! He's also going to make a female assassin from an assassin's cult hired by the genocidal overlord to kill the heroic scientist who is rallying the resistance. The heroes themselves will be that male scientist in environment suit with BFG, and a very agile young female platoon leader.

As I had Jellina made in 15mm, she's going to be getting her full repertoire of baddies. The Lhurrgs are being cast, as she sent tribes of them to Sepulveda to terrorize the resistance (didn't work). She then tried Kark mercenaries (already available) and finally bred transhumans, the Control Battalions, who are very tough opponents (being made). And of course she has her Garn bodyguard but she uses them sparingly as she needs Sepulveda more or less intact and functioning.

The Control Battalions will have infantry and their heavy weapons will be centered around drones. They are going to wear fully enclosing helmets and faintly Gestapo-esque uniforms. They will have fairly low tech vehicles too, including a fully tracked APC that is very reminiscent of a certain historical bad-guy half track with welded steel plate armour! Also they will get an AFV that will probably look a bit like the E25.

nvdoyle, a technical truck crew is a guy and a machine gun. grin I actually had the female fighter riding shotgun and the crate made to offer some variation to the crew depiction. As it is now, you can have a female gunner with cannon, female gunner with missile launcher, male gunner with cannon, and male gunner with missile launcher. With the shotgun rider and the crate, you have more pieces to add to the vehicle to give more variation to their appearance. The crew was not meant to be one gunner, one shotgun rider and one crate.

Gathrawn5014 Apr 2010 5:28 a.m. PST

I'm going to go ahead and forward my wallet in the mail, can you just drain what you can off all the credit cards in there and send me as much as that buys of everything?

khurasanminiatures14 Apr 2010 5:35 a.m. PST

Mongo, I think I'll just assign your wallet over to my sculptors and casters. Your wallet should be in good company, sitting there next to mine! grin

Cacique Caribe14 Apr 2010 5:47 a.m. PST

Thanks Khurasan. Can't wait to see all those goodies done. I'm sure they will be amazing.


Gathrawn5014 Apr 2010 6:01 a.m. PST

Sigh…..obscenely large order placed…..Oh the wife's gonna be unhappy with me….

Gathrawn5014 Apr 2010 6:05 a.m. PST

That tracked truck is going to make a perfect snowcat for my The THING table I want to do….you know someday…within this decade…..I suck at this hobby :o(

JRacel14 Apr 2010 7:33 a.m. PST

obscenely large order placed

I need to point this out to my wife, at least my order was not this large, well, at least by my definition . . . . . .


Gathrawn5014 Apr 2010 7:45 a.m. PST

It seemed obscene for 15mm ;O) I don't know how I feel about being the "Hey at least I didn't order as much as this chump" guy. Well Jeff, I'll take one for the team I guess.


Smokey Roan14 Apr 2010 8:05 a.m. PST

LOL! That blue crab man is great stuff! Makes me want too break out the drawn butter and hammer! (And reminds me that it's almost time for the permit run (huge gamefish our beaches, you use small live crasb for bait)

Like the truck!

Martian Root Canal14 Apr 2010 8:18 a.m. PST

Order placed. After the Vespulids (which I LOVE) these guys are just the ticket!

nvdoyle14 Apr 2010 8:21 a.m. PST

As it is now, you can have a female gunner with cannon, female gunner with missile launcher, male gunner with cannon, and male gunner with missile launcher. With the shotgun rider and the crate, you have more pieces to add to the vehicle to give more variation to their appearance. The crew was not meant to be one gunner, one shotgun rider and one crate.

Ah-ha, got it – extras!

I'd still love to see a 'group shot' of the Khurasan Family, as it were. grin

evilgit14 Apr 2010 8:25 a.m. PST

How big is the Sponk? At $2.99 USD each, I'd imagine he is the size of a 28mm figure. I'd think he'd be cooler at 18-20mm but that's just me.

khurasanminiatures14 Apr 2010 8:32 a.m. PST

The Sponk is exactly 25mm tall, so he's good as a large 15mm creature or a smallish 28mm one. Also sized pretty well for 20mm sci fi.

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut14 Apr 2010 9:33 a.m. PST

I want some Sponk (Sponks? Sponka?) Do they move in herds (flocks? schools?) I also want some Vespulids. And some Lizardmen.

But I still haven't finished the stuff from my last order (oddly enough, because I have stopped painting and am instead obsessed with building a cardstock shantytown… I have I think like 15 shanties now.) So, when I am done with the last stuff I ordered (as well as the stuff from I will be picking those up.

Rothgar14 Apr 2010 10:14 a.m. PST

How about a swarm army instead of the trooper/command/support weapon formula.

I like the different races, but they are all just different looking humans with the same unit composition.

Gathrawn5014 Apr 2010 10:27 a.m. PST

I don't really care for the Vespulid Swarm, I really would like to see something more swarmy than that particular swarm. Something fortified with a greater level of swarmiosity than the Vespulid Swarm, if you understand my meaning.

Rothgar14 Apr 2010 11:13 a.m. PST

A cromulent swarm, as it were.

Gathrawn5014 Apr 2010 11:27 a.m. PST

Well played sir, perfectly cromulant.

Rothgar14 Apr 2010 11:30 a.m. PST

I like the vespulids, but my preference would be to have an army of them with no guns/rocket launchers and no jetpacks/backpacks.

khurasanminiatures14 Apr 2010 11:31 a.m. PST


Don't the Parasachnids count? They are a swarm and certainly aren't humans with the same weapons load. There's also the more humanoid spearbearers and mantis men.

If those aren't swarmy enough, I'm having some 15mm locust sculpted. I'm not kidding. You don't get much swarmier than locusts.

Gathrawn5014 Apr 2010 11:36 a.m. PST

I'm sorry but I don't see how locusts count as a swarm here. I need some clarification on this. ;O)

Space demons and the Mantis stalkers are great swarm options too. Plus you have zombies…and Critters furball monsters…and Horror of Party Beach monsters… and Bugmen. Good Lord man, it's like Khurasan is Latin for "Swarm".


Rothgar14 Apr 2010 11:58 a.m. PST

Felix fights bipedal ants..

Contemplate that on the Tree of WoaH!

The parasacnids remind me too much of the horrible, horrible SST movie. Verhoeven needs a shot in the Bleeped text, if he's got any Bleeped text.

Sargonarhes14 Apr 2010 12:24 p.m. PST

It's a good day to be into 15mm gaming.

CPBelt14 Apr 2010 12:44 p.m. PST

I need to point this out to my wife, at least my order was not this large, well, at least by my definition . . . . . .

It's not the size of the order but how you use it. :-)

Rebel Mike sucks me back into 15mm sci-fi and then Khurasan comes along with all this goodness. Curse you all! :-)

NoseGoblin14 Apr 2010 12:56 p.m. PST

VERY nice Jon! congrats on all the new releases!

WillieB Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2010 2:27 p.m. PST

Beautiful stuff!

Warbeads14 Apr 2010 2:46 p.m. PST

I will not do 15 mm, I will not do 15 mm, I will not do 15 mm, I will not do 15 mm, I will not do 15 mm…

Nice. For 15 mm… wink

Seriously, 15 mm S F seems to be very active for those involved.

I will not do 15 mm,I will not do 15 mm, I will not do 15 mm, I will not do 15 mm…



NoseGoblin14 Apr 2010 2:53 p.m. PST


Throw off your 28mm shackles…. Live the life you know you deserve… The water is fine here, come join the masses as they migrate to greener pastures and away from large corporate interests.

You know you want to….

You know you will…

Its better if you don't resist, resistance is futile…

BlackWidowPilot Fezian14 Apr 2010 3:11 p.m. PST

An E25? Bah! I say the Control Battalions need a proper AFV to terrorize the upstarts! A *proper* AFV like this:


The P.1000… giving new meaning to the word *Control* in *Control* Battalion!evil grin

Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express

Warbeads14 Apr 2010 6:01 p.m. PST


What are you talking about? 28 mm?!

I have seen the light – 1/600th and 1/1200th are the true scales.




Battle Works Studios14 Apr 2010 7:11 p.m. PST

If those aren't swarmy enough, I'm having some 15mm locust sculpted. I'm not kidding. You don't get much swarmier than locusts.

Well, that's the Beginning of the End now, isn't it? Just think how easy they'll be to use – all the scenery can be made out of postcards!

khurasanminiatures14 Apr 2010 8:06 p.m. PST

These are actually going to be about 5mm long, so Beginning of the End in Warbeads' 1/1200 scale, maybe!

Cacique Caribe14 Apr 2010 10:08 p.m. PST

What about making three or four variants of these, about 10-12mm in height:


How about it? Any chance?

TMP link

khurasanminiatures15 Apr 2010 12:55 p.m. PST

Well, here are the economics of that.

Let's say three poses, and the sculpting fee would probably be around $225. USD Moldmaking and various shipping fees would bump that up another $100 USD to $325. USD

The castings would cost me .25 each so I clear .50 for each model if I charge .75 for each casting. As my costs in having them made were $325, that means I have to sell 650 of them to break even. Only after the 650th model would I actually earn anything for my efforts. Looked at another way, all I am until the 650th model is in debt. And it's not totally uncommon for the sale of that 650th model to never come.

As I'm not sure people would be making armies of these, probably buying maybe 3-6 of them, I think it would be pretty hard to earn the money back.

There's also the issue that this is a low profit (or no profit!) business, so when I have something made it's usually because it appeals to me, and to be honest these don't do anything for me. And having them made would take up precious sculptor or mouldmaker time which could instead be dedicated to something I do like and/or something that people may buy lots of.

All in all, not a very attractive proposition. However as you evidently want these, would you like to commission them? If you meet maybe $250 USD of the production cost, then I only have to sell 150 to break even. Not sure I'd even do that, but I'd be a lot more willing to take the risk.

Or if that's not appealing, I can give you references to sculptors and mouldmakers so that you can just have them made up yourself. If you wanted to sell the castings to defray your costs, that's not hard to do, just come here and tell people that you've got them for sale.

Or maybe someone else will make them for you -- perhaps the fellow at Pole Bitwy will take them on?

Redroom15 Apr 2010 3:28 p.m. PST

Very cool stuff

Warbeads15 Apr 2010 5:26 p.m. PST

CC I must say you are… enthusiastic… on that subject.

I think you need to commission them.

What? I should commission M-i-i-i-i-c-e in S-p-a-a-a-a-a-c-e first?

Sorry, um, you're um,… breaking up… yes, that's it… you're breaking up… I can't hear your question…

Have to go… fold laundry…




Edit: Hey, CC! Maybe The Grey Ghost will co-commission them.

Cacique Caribe15 Apr 2010 7:23 p.m. PST

"As I'm not sure people would be making armies of these, probably buying maybe 3-6 of them, I think it would be pretty hard to earn the money back."

Well, I don't know about that.

If done right, I think that people would buy them as swarms of small alien fauna, even if done with just the 3 or 4 different poses with separate heads (like you do with your space demons).

Again, if done right:


Different opinions, I guess.


khurasanminiatures15 Apr 2010 7:35 p.m. PST

You could give it a shot and see if it works out that way. Like I said, if you want to fund it yourself (and you may if you think people will buy lots), I can give you reference to reliable sculptors and casters.

Cacique Caribe15 Apr 2010 9:26 p.m. PST

Thanks. I'll give it some thought.


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